Do you love reading about personal finance as much as we do? Whether you’re new to staying on top of your finances or need some fresh inspiration to grow your wealth, there are countless blogs available for just about any kind of information.
From highly technical guides to blogger’s individual stories of how they manage their own money, you can find just about any type of financial perspective.
Top 50 Personal Finance Blogs
We’ve gathered a list of the 50 best personal finance blogs of 2021 as the ultimate resource for finding the best information on the web.
1. Money Under 30
Although Money Under 30 targets young adults, they actually offer great information for readers of all ages.
You’ll find loan advice, budgeting tips, home and car buying tips, and much more. The blog is updated regularly to keep you in the know.
2. Get Rich Slowly
Learn how to build your wealth over time at Get Rich Slowly. With a simple layout, this blog places a high premium on quality content to help educate readers on all things related to personal finance.
You’ll find tons of different topics here, including technical how-tos on investing as well as simple tips to earn money, like maximizing your next yard sale.
We love Frugalwoods because it’s all about a young couple documenting their path to financial freedom. After leaving the hustle and bustle of Boston, Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods now live on a multi-acre plot of land in rural Vermont.
They document how they build wealth through a frugal lifestyle. If you prefer pretty pictures and personal stories while learning how to manage your money, Frugalwoods is definitely worth checking out.
4. Oblivious Investor
Oblivious Investor is another personal finance blog run by a guy who wants to put good content out into the world. Mike Piper takes you through the ins and outs of investing, providing insightful commentary for beginners and those who don’t want to put a lot of thought into their portfolios.
For more in-depth reading, check out some of his books that give you the CliffsNotes version of financial topics.
5. Afford Anything
“You can’t afford everything, but you can afford anything,” is blogger Paula Pant’s personal mantra. This blog focuses on real estate and income properties, with extremely transparent financials about her own endeavors.
However, there’s also a lot of worthwhile advice even if you’re not interested in buying real estate, from adjusting your mindset to increasing your productivity and earnings.
6. Millenial Money
Grant Sabatier of Millenial Money is on a mission to make financial freedom available to all. He believes that much of what is shared about money is outdated. His goal is to teach others how they can reach financial independence.
The blog covers making money, saving money, retirement planning, and investing. You can also check out his book ‘Financial Freedom – A Proven Path to All the Money You’ll Ever Need’ on Amazon.
7. Debt Roundup
Blogger Grayson Bell started Debt Roundup after paying off $75,000 in credit card and auto loan debt. In addition to money-saving and money-making tips, Debt Roundup also provides free tools to help you manage your money, including paying off debt and investing money.
Kerry Taylor is a consumer expert who shares her best money tricks and tips with readers on her blog Squawkfox.
It has the feel of a lifestyle blog intersected with personal finance and links to other media sources featuring Kerry, including television appearances and interviews. There’s a lot of personality interjected here, making Kerry’s posts full of flavor.
9. The Penny Hoarder
Everything is about either saving or making money, and while some ideas are small (not surprising, considering the name of the site), there are tons of helpful resources on how to make money from the comfort of your own home.
10. My Money Blog
There are tips on investing, saving money, and navigating credit card rewards programs. Jonathan also shares details of his experiences with all of his different investment and financial strategies so you can view actual numbers of success (and sometimes, failure).
11. Budgets are Sexy
As the title implies, Budgets are Sexy provides fun reads about all things personal finance, while following blogger J. Money’s personal experiences. In addition, he gives regular updates on his net worth changes, along with free tools and templates you can use for your finances.
You’ll also get tips on saving money, how to retire early, and inspirational guest posts from other bloggers. If you don’t mind the lack of filter, this is a dynamic blog with a lot of actionable information.
12. Money Saving Mom
You don’t have to be a mom (or a dad) to appreciate Money Saving Mom. The website is updated with multiple posts each day, including coupon codes, grocery budget examples, and freebies.
You’ll also find a lot of inspirational content about how to prioritize your life’s passions and expand your income through multiple revenue streams. If you’re interested in blogging for money, MSM founder Crystal Paine offers many in-depth pieces on how to start and grow your own blog.
13. Disease Called Debt
In less than two years, Hayley managed to pay off $62,000 in debt and chronicles her story at Disease Called Debt.
She also showcases several debt success stories so you can get inspired and get ideas on how to successfully pay off debt. There are also helpful resources for managing money and blogging for profit.
14. Frugal Rules
Started by John Schmoll, a veteran of the financial services industry, Frugal Rules now features a variety of writers focusing on how to achieve “freedom through frugality.”
They’ll show you how to tackle common setbacks when paying off debt, tax tips, budget tools, investment guides, and more. The content runs the gamut of topics for beginners to more seasoned frugality pros looking for specific information.
15. The College Investor
Written specifically for Millennials and college students, The College Investor offers personal finance advice tailored to a younger demographic. It’s especially helpful if you need help navigating the labyrinth of student loans, but it also has tips for passive income and other income-earning side hustles.
16. Good Financial Cents
Here’s another blog that is perfect for a variety of readers. Good Financial Cents has a lot of content geared towards fledgling personal finance students while still putting out more in-depth articles for people who are already far down their money management path.
You can also submit a retirement-related question that will receive a guaranteed response within 72 hours.
17. 20 Something Finance
Though no longer in his 20s, G.E. Miller writes about holistic lifestyle changes you can make to embrace a debt-free way of life. He started with significant debt and no savings and now saves 85% of his income.
20 Something Finance tackles all kinds of financial issues, like whether or not to financially support older parents or how much to spend on an engagement ring. You’ll also find tips on maximizing credit card rewards, ways to save on health insurance, and figuring out unemployment.
18. Financial Samurai
Financial Samurai delves into some deeper issues about wealth, from how to get it to who’s more likely to have it.
You’ll read about common characteristics of millionaires, successful investor mindsets, retirement planning, real estate, and more. There’s a little bit of everything here, but always from a unique angle, you won’t get anywhere else.
19. Making Sense of Cents
Making Sense of Cents provides helpful resources on how to make extra money, along with money-saving ideas to help you pay down your debt. They also offer courses on blogging and affiliate marketing.
Michelle Schroeder-Garder and her husband manage the blog while traveling the country in an RV with their two dogs. You can also find in-depth information about their travels and traveling in general.
20. Free Money Finance
This popular blog outlines ways to grow your net worth. At Free Money Finance, you’ll find personal narratives about creating multiple income streams, current investing strategies, as well as helpful insights on navigating your own career path.
The site’s simple layout focuses on quality content, which multiple contributors regularly post, so you always have a fresh perspective to read.
21. Pocket Your Dollars
You’ll also find information on all kinds of ways to save, with the ability to browse by topic and print shopping lists from your favorite stores.
22. Think Save Retire
Steve and Courtney Adcock started Think Save Retire to shares stories about how to achieve financial independence and early retirement. TSR’s goal is to teach you how to think about money in a goal-oriented way.
Read their story to see how they were able to quit their jobs and retire early.
23. Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache presents a quirky point of view grounded in smart commentary about financial topics. With more than 400 articles in the archives, you won’t run out of interesting reads to browse.
There are many reader success stories and case studies, early retirement ideas, home improvement hacks, and more. Come for the mustache; stay for the content.
24. Cait Flanders
What started as a blog documenting Cait Flanders’ quest to eradicate her debt has turned into a center for minimalistic living.
Her weekly updates include beautiful photography and tips on how you can incorporate a mindful budget while shopping less. In fact, Cait even implemented a two-year shopping ban after purging 75% of her belongings. Talk about inspiration!
25. Everything Finance
It’s no surprise that Everything Finance touches on just about all things related to money and what we do with it.
From broad issues like personal loan analysis to more everyday topics like lowering your electric bill, it’s a great place to browse for ideas on creating a financial game plan that works for you.
DailyWorth is committed to creating positive relationships between women and money. Focus areas include managing your money, building a career, running a business, and living a fulfilling life.
Articles range from small-scale ideas on how to save money to large-scale analysis of the changing political scene. At the end of the day, though, each post is intended to be relevant and applicable to your everyday life.
27. Money Girl
Focusing on taxes, retirement, and insurance, Money Girl seeks to simplify finances for women and men alike.
You’ll find ways to manage bad credit as well as tips for being more disciplined with your finances. Founder Laura Adams also has some books available for even more helpful information on getting out of debt and growing your wealth.
28. Cash Money Life
Cash Money Life skips the bells and whistles and delivers consistent quality content, focusing on personal finance and careers.
We like it because it offers detailed, actionable guides on managing your money. Of course, not all of the content will apply to you, but when you find the posts that are relevant, they can add a lot of value to the way you handle financial decisions.
29. Dough Roller
Dough Roller was founded in 2007 by Rob Berger and has since expanded to a team of personal finance experts and contributors.
Their topics include banking, credit and debt, credit cards, insurance, and investing. In addition to helpful blog posts on everything related to money, you can also benefit from the website’s weekly newsletter and regular podcasts.
30. Retire by 40
Joe retired from his corporate gig at Intel to become a stay-at-home dad. He and his wife save most of her income and pay for all of their expenses with other sources of income they’ve developed.
His blog, Retire by 40, tracks their financials regularly while tackling money-related family issues, large and small.
31. Early Retirement Extreme
Early retirement blogs are quite common as people become less enamored with the corporate 9-5 grind. At Early Retirement Extreme, the secret formula is “a combination of simple living, anticonsumerism, DIY ethics, self-reliance, and applied capitalism.”
Sounds easy enough, right? Not really, which is why the blog regularly features posts on real-life strategies to achieve your financial independence. There are also several guest posts, so you can read multiple perspectives.
32. The Centsible Life
Kelly Whalen targets women for her blog The Centsible Life, but again, good advice transcends gender. This website has tons of great advice for anyone looking to use their money more intelligently, from how to financially complete your bucket list to cheap things to do with your kids.
33. Wealth Pilgrim
For technical information on banking, investing, and retiring, the Wealth Pilgrim is definitely a great resource.
There are plenty of in-depth “ultimate guides” for just about any money-related issue you could imagine. In addition, the entire website is well-organized, so you can easily browse topics you’re interested in or search for something more specific.
34. Our Next Life
Our Next Life follows the story of Tanja Hester and her husband, Mark Bunge, on their early retirement journey. The couple retired at the end of 2017 at ages 38 and 41.
You can follow their inspiring journey from demanding careers to a work-optional lifestyle. If retiring early sounds interesting to you, then definitely check out this one.
35. Couple Money
Whether you and your better half are on the same page when it comes to finances or need help finding common ground, Couple Money is the place to start.
You’ll find personal exercises you can work on together (like a $20 date night challenge) as well as working together to create and achieve financial goals.
36. Money After Graduation
Run by Bridget Casey, Money After Graduation is geared towards helping young professionals achieve their financial goals.
With plenty of inspirational stories, MAG also gives in-depth tips on handling student loan debt, paying off consumer debt, and planning for retirement. Additionally, e-courses and workshops are available if you want even more help getting on the path to wealth.
37. The Military Wallet
If you’re a member of the military, a veteran, or a family member of one, then The Military Wallet is a must-read for you.
It outlines both personal finance and benefits issues for military and veteran families to ensure you’re taking advantage of all the perks available to you because of your service. In addition, you can learn all you need to know about VA disability, discounts, and military money tips.
38. Girls Just Wanna Have Funds
If you love personal finance and puns, then this blog is the one for you.
At Girls Just Wanna Have Funds, you’ll find career and negotiation tips, advice on improving your credit, and ideas on how to start and grow your own business. Topics range from anything you can imagine, and despite the blog’s title, they’re actually relevant for women and men alike.
39. The Financial Diet
The Financial Diet was founded in 2014 by Chelsea Fagan to track her own money journey. Now, the website published hundreds of different voices from women about their personal finance stories.
Many of the stories are refreshingly honest about the struggles of navigating personal finance as a female in today’s world. You can also find articles on various topics, including budgeting, increasing your income, affordable home decor, and personal essays about balancing finances with a purposeful life.
40. Stefanie O’Connell
Formerly known as The Broke and Beautiful Life, Stefanie O’Connell rebranded her blog while still maintaining a commitment to showing you how to build your finances to live the life you want.
She primarily focuses on Millennials, but her advice applies to anyone who wants to save more and earn more. Having started as an aspiring Broadway actress in New York City, Stefanie provides sage advice on how to get empowered through personal finance.