The Only 6 Personal Finance Blogs You Will Ever Need

Personal Finance blogs are all around us. What if you could only pick 6 of them to read for the rest of your life?

Why 6? Why not? geez.

This list was hard to narrow down but I’ve managed to do it. I’ve included blogs with different mindsets so you get different points of view. That allows you to open up your mind and actually think. I’ve also included some of their best posts and an easy way for you to get their updates.

Here are the only 6 personal finance blogs you will ever need:

Get Rich Slowly

J.D. Roth has been around a while in the PF blogosphere and is one of the most popular sites, and for good reason. He has great insight and has a wide variety of articles including How to make money.

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I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Ramit Sethi has the ultimate blog on increasing your income. He takes the point of view that cutting back on your spending will have less of an impact than increasing how much money you bring in.

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Consumerism Commentary

Flexo does a great job of sharing his own life experiences to expand your mind. He also has a great podcast that will expand your financial mind.

Best Posts:

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Financial Samurai

Sam does a great job of making you have an opinion. He writes a lot of controversial posts that will make you for m an opinion and let him know.

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The Centsible Life

Kelly is a mom blogger, so her posts are family related and has a lot of deals. She offers a family view on personal finance that is second to none.

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Girl With The Red Balloon

It’s like reality TV for personal finance….and it’s a blog instead. Red has great posts about family life that will keep you hooked. Want her opinion? She’ll let you know.

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There you go, that’s all of them. I would have loved to include myself but I write my blog, not read it. But feel free to add me on at the end :)

What personal finance blog can’t you live without?

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Money Reasons

I find that personal finance blogs are very personally wired to the readers.

So while I read half of what you list above, the other half I only occasionally read.

My favorite 6 are:
Financial Samurai (serious talent here!)
Everyday Tips and Thoughts (very brainy, great advice all around)
Watson Inc (each post is quality! great blogger)
Get Rich Slowly (fantastic, although I’m just so-so on his staff writers)
FreeMoneyFinance (quick read, but to the point)
Consumerism Commentary (just started, but I have more in common than I use to think, so now I enjoy this site more)

Since not all blog post everyday, I usually read/skim 20 – 30 blogs a day. Obviously, including this one… :)

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Kevin

Since not all blog post everyday, I usually read/skim 20 – 30 blogs a day. Obviously, including this one… :)

Awwww. Same here.

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Beth

I agree that PF blogs are very personal. As a singleton, I often find the family-oriented mom ones are a bit much right now. As a non-U.S. citizen, my must-have blogs also include Canadian writers. (who have many great posts, not just about RRSPs and TFSAs!)

However, I do enjoy Trent Hamm’s The Simple Dollar because he has great DIY recipes and gift ideas series.

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Kevin

I did leave out the canadians due to the whole not being canadian. I couldn’t really say the best one due to not knowing the landscape of canadian finance, such as the examples you gave. But 1 day perhaps.

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Beth

The Simple Dollar is American, actually :)

Some Canadian ones I’d recommend for American readers would be Gail Vazoxlade (http://gailvazoxlade.com) and Squawkfox (http://www.squawkfox.com/). They have a lot of good general advice and character. I follow many other Canadian PF blogs, but they’re more local (i.e. RRSPs, TFSAs, taxes, etc.)

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FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com

Definitely Thomas J. Stanley’s blog — http://www.thomasjstanley.com/blog.php

I have yet to read a post that has sucked. His insights on millionaires are motivational and absolutely spot on.

And of course, everyone on my blogroll:
http://www.fabulouslybroke.com/blogroll/

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Kevin

Since I’m on that list I will agree :)

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Ryan

THANK YOU for not including The Simple Dollar. It used to be one of the most helpful blogs out there, but now almost every post rubs me the wrong day. Nothing worse than talking down to your readership.

Sorry to be a Negative Nancy. All these sites are great!

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Briana @ GBR

I read all of those, except for Girl with the Red Balloon. Looks like I’ll be adding her into my RSS reader.

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Kevin

Yea, her blogs a good read.

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Flexo

Thanks so much for the kind words!

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Kevin

My pleasure, keep up the great work

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Financial Samurai

Kevin, thnx for the honor! You are one of the most gung-ho Yakezie Network bloggers I know, and that is simply awesome!

We’re gearing up for Members to contribute on Yakezie.com once a month or two if you are so inclined. You are always welcome.

I sure hope Google PR updates over the next 3 months for the better for all of us. If not, we’re gonna increase the MozRank weighting more.

Cheers,

Sam

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Kevin

My pleasure Sam. I did see that in the forum so I’ll be working on some to contribute soon. Thanks

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ctreit aka Wise Guy

Are you suggesting I should only subscribe to these 6 blogs and forget about all others including this one? – Nah. I will just keep reading this one, “Financially Poor”, and the others I am subscribing to. :-)

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Kevin

Good point. Stay subscribed to mine :) ……only mine

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Doctor S

Great list…. All are ridiculously comprehensive! My main daily reads include.

http://www.Budgetsaresexy.com
http://www.fabulouslybroke.com
http://www.moneycrashers.com
http://ptmoney.com
http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/

We all have probably a ton of sites in our RSS reader, but we all have the same consistent we always make sure we read everyday.

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Ivan

I would like to recommend this one as well: http://www.smart-debt-solutions.com It is comparatively a new blog; however, it has a lot of high-quality, unique content on debt related matters.

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