50 Personal Finance Blogs You Had Better Be Reading

Since you’re reading this blog I’m going to assume you’re interested in learning more about personal finance.  And while I certainly want you to keep coming back to Wealthy Turtle again and again, I’d also like to take a moment to acknowledge some of the other fine bloggers out there.

Below I’ve put together a list of 50 personal finance blogs that you absolutely must be reading, and one of their most  recent posts so you can get an idea of what they’re all about.  Be sure to check out each of them and add them to your RSS reader…and while you’re at it you can subscribe to Wealthy Turtle for free here.  And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter too!

Top 50 Personal Finance Blogs

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Afford Anything:  Paula Pant calls her blog the Anti-Frugality blog and I love it.  There are a million blogs about living frugally and pinching pennies, but Paula focuses on finding a way to afford what you want instead of depriving yourself. Recent Post: Why Delegating is the Best Way to Get a Life

Bargaineering: Jim Wang is another super-successful blogger that has been around forever and his blog is a must read.  Recent Post: Your Take: Is Exceptional Upward Mobility in America a Myth?

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Bible Money Matters:  Peter designed the logo for my first blog ever and he is another role-model who practices what he preaches.  I’m not particularly religious, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying his well-written and helpful articles. Recent Post: Being A Good Steward May Include More Than You Think

Boomer and Echo:  This mother and son writing team packs a powerful one-two punch and you can always count on them to provide solid financial advice.  In the two years they’ve been blogging together they’ve built quite a reputation for themselves. Recent Post: How To Profit From Loyalty Programs

Budgets are Sexy: J. Money is an awesome blogger with a larger than life personality.  He has a way of making even the most boring financial topics fun.  Recent Post: What Will YOU Leave the Next Generation?

Canadian Finance Blog: I know Canada hasn’t had a Stanley Cup champion since 1993, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know anything about personal finance.  Tom Drake is a great guy and I’ve learned a lot from him. Recent Post: Limited Willpower Costs You Money

Cash Money Life: A fantastic blog owned by Ryan Guina which features articles on personal finance and small business topics.  Recent Post: Average American Debt- How Do You Stack Up?

Christian PF: Another blog with a religious theme, but full of solid financial advice and tips that any of us could use.  Recent Post: How To Lower Your Monthly Student Loan Payments

Consumerism Commentary: Flexo (now Luke Landes) has been blogging since before many of us even knew what a blog was.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him in person and he genuinely enjoys helping people.  He’s one of the best blogging role models you can find, and his in-depth articles are always worth a read. Recent Post: 6 Milestones for Entering the Middle Class

Couple Money: Elle shares informative articles that discuss financial issues faced by couples with a focus on building financial freedom together.  Recent Post: Is Automation Right for Your Retirement?

Darwin’s Money: Darwin’s blog is all about “financial evolution for the masses” with articles on topics ranging from saving money on everyday purchases to retirement planning. Recent Post: Choosing the Right Private Student Loan Lender

Dividend Ninja: As a big believer in dividend investing, I’m naturally also a fan of the Ninja’s blog that focuses on DIY investing through dividend paying stocks.  Recent Post: How Much Money Do You Need to Save for Retirement?

Eventual Millionaire:  If learning about successful people is a step toward being a success yourself, Jaime Tardy’s blog is a must-read.  Each week she interviews a millionaire and shares their secrets to building a successful business.  Recent Post:  Starting and Growing Your Blog for Business with Blog Master Yaro Starak

Financial Highway:  Take a ride with Ray and his writers on the road to financial freedom.  They aim to educate readers about everyday financial matters and help them make smart decisions.  Recent Post: How to Make Money as a Freelancer

Financial Samurai: Sam is a prolific blogger and the mastermind behind the Yakezie network.  His posts are often controversial and he has a gift for getting a lively conversation going among his readers. Recent Post: A Day Job Is So Much Easier Than Entrepreneurship

Five Cent Nickel: A long time blogger, Nickel has been sharing his thoughts on money and finance since 2005.  Recent Post: Too Many Credit Cards?

Free From Broke: Glen is one of the first personal finance bloggers I interacted with and he gave me valuable advice when I was just starting out.  He’s a genuinely nice guy and he’s been blogging for 5 years now which makes him a good role model to follow too.  Recent Post: 5 Tips to Help You Deal with Economic Uncertainty

Free Money Finance: I strongly suspect that FMF is from an alternate universe where one of his hours is equal to ten of ours.  It’s the only way I can imagine him being able to constantly pump out multiple articles per day without letting the quality suffer. Recent Post: 6 Things You Don’t Need to Spend Money On

Generation X Finance: A solid blog that helps people make the most of their money, with the focus on topics and issues faced by Generation X.  Recent Post: The Secret to Saving Money

Get Rich Slowly One of the grandfathers of personal finance blogging.  Great writers and almost 100,000 subscribers make GRS one of the go-to places for personal finance information. Recent Post: Ask the Readers: Do Your Morals Cost You More?

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds: Though Ginger’s posts usually have a woman’s prerogative, us guys can learn a few things from her too. Recent Post: Women Want To Be Liked: 3 Shocking Reasons Why We Fear Salary Negotiations

Good Financial Cents: Jeff Rose is a charismatic blogger and financial planner who spearheaded the Roth Movement and Life Insurance Movement to educate the masses on these two vitally important topics.  Recent Post: The Top 10 Cheapest Cars of 2013

Investor Junkie: Larry Ludwig’s blog is another one I find myself spending more and more time on as my interests shift from saving to investing. Recent Post: What is Alpha in Investing?

I Will Teach You to Be Rich: If you haven’t heard of Ramit Sethi you must be living under a rock.  He’s a New York Times bestselling author and he teaches everything you need to know to be rich.  Recent Post: How to Answer a Tough Interview Question

Joe Taxpayer: Joe writes about all sorts of personal finance topics, but his main focus is on tax-related issues.  Recent Post: Paying Your Credit Cards on Time?

Len Penzo: One of the most enjoyable reads I can think of, Len’s posts are more than just informative.  They make you rethink your previously held assumptions and give you a good laugh in the process. Recent Post: All Shook Up: The Pros and Cons of Earthquake Insurance

Man vs Debt: Adam Baker is another big-time personal finance blogger that you absolutely must be reading.  Recent Post: The Cat Cost Me $600: Joan’s Mid-September Financial Update

Money Crashers: These guys have come a long way fast.  With a whole team of outstanding writers pumping out top-notch content you simply must have Money Crashers in your RSS reader.  Recent Post: 8 Ways to Pay Less Taxes and Save Money

Moneyning: David Ning’s blog has been around since 2007 and it is another one of the go-to places if you want to learn how to take control of your finances and build wealth slowly but surely.   Recent Post: Recent Graduates: Avoid Political Minefields in Your New Job

Money Smart Life: Ben Edwards has been addicted to personal finance since he was 12.  You can feel that passion in his writing as he shares his money tips and adventures.   Recent Post: 5 Smart Moves for Lottery Winners, Inheritances, & Maybe Even You

Moolanomy: Pinyo and his team of writers have been pumping out top-notch financial articles for years and they show no signs of slowing down.  Recent Post: DIY Projects: Should You Do It Yourself?

Mr Money Mustache: I’ve only recently discovered this gem of a blog, but I’m really enjoying his writing…as is his exploding fan base.  Recent Post: A DIY Roof Rack: Make your Small Car Carry Big Stuff

My Journey to Millions I met Evan at a NYC blogger get together and he is a funny guy.  You can always count on him to tell you how he feels.  Recent Post: What Monthly Expenses Exist Today That Weren’t There in the Past?

My University Money: Full of smart advice for students and recent grads.  Learn the personal finance lessons they should be teaching in school. Recent Post: Why Renting Isn’t a Bad Deal For Today’s Graduates

My Wife Quit Her Job: Steve and his wife run a successful online wedding linens store so naturally a lot of posts center on online business.  He’s a funny guy who walks the talk and he even created his own course on how to create a profitable online store.  Recent Post: An Introspective Look At How Fear Has Guided My Life

Oblivious Investor: As my interests have shifted over time I find myself reading less about frugality and saving money and more about investing and building wealth.  Mike Piper’s excellent site that I find myself spending more and more time on. Recent Post: Is Rebalancing Market Timing?

Planting Money Seeds: If you’ve spent any time at all on the internet you have heard of Miranda Marquit.  She has written for at least ten thousand different blogs and while I haven’t gotten her to write an article for me yet, I know I can always enjoy her writing at her PMS. Recent Post: How Not to Use Credit Cards

PT Money: Phil Taylor is more than just a personal finance blogger.  He’s also the main man behind the Financial Blogger’s Conference which bring together the best bloggers in the world to meet and learn from one another. Recent Post: How to Give Nearly 30% of Your Income Like the Romneys

Punch Debt in the Face Merging helpful financial advice with a good dose of humor and some hilarious artwork that always makes me smile, this is a must read blog.  Recent Post: Lightly Slap Debt in the Face

Retire Happy Blog: Personal finance blogs talk a lot about saving for retirement, but they often obsess over the how and forget about the why.  Jim Yi is all about making retirement the best years of your life.  Recent Post: Principles of Saving Money

Studenomics: As you can tell by the name, Martin’s blog is all about helping students master their money.  Of course you don’t have to be a student to be schooled by this excellent blog.  Recent Post: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Credit Cards in College

The Centsible Life:  Kelly Whalen strikes the perfect balance between money and motherhood as she explores one end of personal finance to the other.   Recent post:  28 Home Maintenance Tips for Fall

The Digerati Life Informative articles on business, technology, money, and entrepreneurship make this a must have blog in my Google Reader.  Recent Post: Skip Commercial Banks! How Cash Only Living Can Work

The Extra Money Blog: The thing I like best about Sunil’s blog is the in depth case studies and analysis, especially when it comes to his expertise on building niche sites.  Recent Post: Blog Optimization Tips That Work – Traffic Travis, SBI & Alternatives

The Financial Blogger: One of the many PF bloggers named Mike, TFB has great tips for online entrepreneurs who want to build an online empire. There’s No Substitute for Hard Work

The Simple Dollar: If you’re looking to learn new ways to cut your expenses this is the place for you.  Trent boldly seeks out new ways to save money on everything and anything.  Recent Post: Fear, Frugality and Parenting

20’s Finances: I’m no longer in my twenties, but there is still a lot to learn on this blog that focuses on financial issues faced by young people.  Recent Post: How to Fire Your Boss

Wealth Pilgrim:  Neal Frankle has a way of explaining complex financial concepts in plain English that anyone can understand.  Recent Post: Get a Raise at Work – 3 Steps

Wisebread: The big boy.  Wisebread is a massive site with a whole team of top-notch writers that publish articles on all sorts of financial topics.  A must read.  Recent Post: 6 Ways to Avoid Running Out of Money in Retirement

Yes I Am Cheap: Sandy started her blog to share her story as she works her way out of some serious debt, but she writes on lots of other topics as well. Recent Post: You’re Getting Government Subsidies & Entitlements Too

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  1. says

    Mike,
    Thanks for putting together the list of 50 great financial websites.. I follow almost all of them and will now start following a few more. Consider the Debt Free Squad in your next top 50.
    Jeff

  2. James says

    That’s a great list Mike. More than that it makes me feel pretty proud that I read many of them, so it is kind of reassuring that I read the good ones.

  3. Cindy says

    There are some great personal finance blogs included on this list, so thanks for posting! The only one I’d add is Personal Finance Insider (dot com) which is written by a CPA/CFP.

  4. says

    There are so many amazing personal finance blogs on the web these days. I have had some spare time to read these days and have been spending several hours a day checking out the blogs you mentioned plus many more that are definitely worth people’s time. I am impressed!

  5. navidkohan says

    This is my first time in this site and I absolutely love it. My favorite is Paula she says to find a way to afford what you want instead of depriving yourself. I agree with her 100%

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