If there’s anything in this world that is universally important, it’s money. How you make it, how you spend it, and how you save it, all determine how you’re going to live. Personal finance and financial education is an ongoing learning process that changes with the times. If you’re looking into where to put your money, being up to date with interest rates and special deals can benefit you greatly. If you’re into investing in stock, that definitely changes at a relatively rapid pace depending on your risk tolerance. There’s a wealth of information on the internet to help you out. But which is the best? Which would fit your lifestyle and sensibilities the most? Here we’ll explore the 9 personal finance blogs that you should be following this year.
Money Task Force
If you want to be up to date with the latest news on some of the biggest financial institutions, there are few blogs that do it right. But one can argue that Money Task Force is the best in the game right now. They have up to date info, practical advice, and a wide range of topics all meant to help you make, keep, and grow your money. Along with having the news on what giant corporations are doing, they also review and break down national policy that can affect your bottom line. This website has the perfect blend of useful, entertaining, and highly accurate.
Todd Tresidder used to be a hedge fund manager. That’s a great place to start if you’re going to give advice on money. His blog, Financial Mentor is where one would go to get some of the complicated money details simplified. He breaks down concepts they often teach in heady and lengthy MBA classes so that you, the informed and smart internet user, can apply them today. Think of this blog as a filter between you and he number-ruled world of international finance.
The Retirement Answer Man
When you’re older and have less to do, one often sees him or herself sitting on a rocking chair by a like, like some couple in an arthritis drug commercial. Not Roger Whitney. He started a blog called The Retirement Answer Man. Whitney has very quickly become an internet favorite with his specific approach to blogging: he wants to make sure you retire happy. He’s retired, he played the money game until he didn’t feel like it anymore, and now he wants to pass that knowledge down to you.
The Penny Hoarder
One can’t make a list about personal finance blogs without mentioning them. They’re the most viral, the catchiest, and often most relatable personal finance blogs out there. Their approach isn’t so much to give you hard-line information, but a Buzzfeed-like stream of entertaining money-related articles. It’s more leisure time reading than anything else. But if you comb through the clickbait, you’ll find some absolute gems in their writing. Their content is in the perspective of the intelligent millennial trying to make a few more bucks. That’s their specialty.
I Will Teach You To Be Rich
How does one not click on the link with a title like that? In the vein of Jordan Belfort of Wolf Of Wall Street fame, Ramit Sethi spins hard-line info and charm in his finance blog. Like most on this list, it provides a simplified and digestible stream of content for the everyday user to have while embarking on their journey. It’s more about making money than anything. Sethi gives creative ideas and task lists for people who seriously want to pursue entrepreneurship. And if you follow them correctly, you just might get rich (over a variable period of time that is entirely determined you, and your ability to maximize profits).
Tiffany Aliche, also known as The Budgetnista, presents information in a way that’s amazingly fun to read. There’s a heaviness to a lot of other financial blogs. The cold nature of money just can’t seem to escape, no matter how one presents the information. That is, unless Tiffany Aliche is presenting said information. This blog is definitely geared towards a younger crowd, and the language used may as well be a fun unboxing or gaming blog. But woven into this wonderful schematic fun-o-gram is the traits of an extremely intelligent financial advisor with the communication skills of a serious diplomat. Amazing blog.
Making Sense Of Cents
This blog is for every person that has wondered how he heck someone makes money online. Michelle Schroeder-Gardner gives you an in-depth look at her life and how she operates. She left her job as a financial analyst at one of the world’s leading firms to go out and make money on the World Wide Web. She succeeded. She rings in over $100,000 a month with her website and online training courses. And if you follow her advice, you might be inclined to do the same.
Budgets Are Sexy
J. Money is a personal finance clout chaser, and that’s not a bad thing. Take the edge that every instagram content producer has in the world of marketing, and apply it to personal finance. He has entertaining stories of odd jobs that he took to make some extra cash, as well as tips on how to flip that dollar into 10, and so on. It’s a great intro to how money works and the blog truly does set a pace and tone that lends itself to social media.
My Wife Quit Her job
If you haven’t heard of Steve Chou, you’re in the envious position to discover his work. He’s an online financial master and rock star in his own right. He has developed and given—for free—so many business ideas that have helped people increase their income and manage it wisely. It’s a great blog for anyone who is looking to be inspired by a practical, hardworking, and very entertaining person. One read from this blog and you’ll be fired up, typing out your own business models and budgets. That’s the kind of pull Steve Chou has.
Personal Finance blogs are how most people get money information. They key to all of this, in the end, is to take notes, Save the articles that you find most important and read them over and over again. The bits and morsels of great information contained in these nine are worth billions if you use them correctly. So read up, take notes, and get ready to set your accounts straight.