Personal finance is the ultimate DIY project. It can be a real chore, after all, but it’s possible to undertake properly without paying for assistance. What’s more, similar to any other do-it-yourself endeavor, you needn’t navigate the treacherous waters of money management entirely alone. We have a robust collection of educational literature at our disposal, including a category of blogs dedicated to personal finance. But with so many personal finance blogs to choose from, how do you decide which will be the best read for your wallet?
WalletHub’s editors narrowed down the options from a list of roughly 250 entrants to the following 50 finalists based on analysis of their content, aesthetics and overall popularity. Now it’s time to hear from the readers. So find your favorite blog, submit your vote and share why you’re a fan in the Comments section.
Voting will begin at 12 pm ET on Tuesday February 2 and will run through Tuesday February 16. You may submit one vote per blog per day. If you would like to share information about the contest on social media, please follow WalletHub on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and use: #WalletHubBestBlogs.
As the Cash Cow Couple, we know very little about cows, but we know quite a bit about money. As you may have guessed, this blog is written by a couple. To be more specific, a 20’s couple who happen to love a good deal almost as much as they love each other. We are on a mission to achieve financial independence while maintaining a healthy, happy life.
We got married at roughly the same time that we each graduated with a bachelor’s degree. To celebrate marriage and our new careers, we didn’t upgrade our vehicles, buy a big house, or a new wardrobe. We sold everything that we didn’t need, including our second car. We used that money, and our paychecks, to pay off our student loans and begin building a secure financial future. Through hard work and a very high savings rate, we paid off roughly $25,000 in student loans and increased our net worth by more than $50,000 in our first year of marriage. That growth has continued upward each year.
We share our story to encourage readers. If we did it, so can you. You can get out of debt, save for retirement, and provide for your family without worrying about the monthly paycheck.… show moreshow less
The Dough Roller is a blog about money. How to make it, give it, save it, and spend it in a way that moves us closer to financial freedom. We discuss everything from asset allocation to zero coupon bonds, from savings yields to real estate investing, and from raising financially fit kids to raising financially fit parents (yes, even our parents need raising now and again–at least mine do). Your comments are what make this blog interesting and are welcomed, encouraged and greatly appreciated.… show moreshow less
Mr Money Mustache is a thirtysomething retiree who now writes bout how we can all live a frugal yet Badass life of leisure. My wife and I studied engineering and computer science in Canada, then worked in standard tech-industry cubicle jobs in various locations throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s. Then we retired from real work way back in 2005 in order to start a family. This was achieved not through luck or amazing skill, but simply by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than most of our peers and investing the surplus in very boring conservative Vanguard index funds and a rental house or two.
This blog was born in 2011 out of exasperation. Six years into this early retirement, life was going well and our little boy was growing up nicely. But many of my friends and former coworkers remained broke, constantly complaining about how hard middle-class life is these days, and how much they would like to be able to afford to lose at least one of their six-figure salaries so someone could stay home with the kids. These comments were generally made over expensive pints of microbrew at a restaurant, or on Facebook between announcements regarding the purchase of brand new dealer-financed Subarus, snowboarding trips, and road biking equipment.
And indeed, the whole country seemed to be displaying the same odd behavior: living ridiculously expensive lifestyles while thinking they were completely normal, and then being baffled when they had no money left over to buy their own freedom. All while being so busy that they didn’t even have time to understand the science behind why this behavior is trashing the very home that makes our lives even possible. So I decided to start this blog to share some of the secrets of how all this can be done. How you can create a life that is better than your current one, that just happens to cost 50-75% less. It has been a long and winding road, but I’ll keep learning and writing as long as you keep reading!… show moreshow less
You will not find any get-rich-quick schemes here. Nor will you find multi-level-marketing fads or hot stock tips. Instead, you’ll find information about personal finance and related topics. GetRichSlowly.org was founded by J.D. Roth in April 2006. He shared stories about debt elimination, saving money, and practical investing. J.D. became an occasional contributor to GetRichSlowly.org in October 2012. In 2009, the site was sold to QuinStreet Inc. A group of staff writers now write about their journeys from debt to financial security, investing advice and guidance, frugal tips, book reviews, and news on personal finance tools that could help readers with their quest for financial independence.… show moreshow less
In 2009, the world was falling apart, and my net worth was taking an upper cut to the chin. I thought it would be a good idea to start a personal finance site to help myself and others make sense of chaos. After all, I had spent 10 years working in the finance industry, got my MBA from Cal, invested and saved aggressively, and still got financially rocked!
Since the financial crisis, more than 20 million visitors have stopped by Financial Samurai to learn, share, and grow. Financial Samurai delves deeper into investing, real estate, retirement planning, career strategies, money philosophy, and more, so we can all achieve financial independence sooner, rather than later. Every single article is written based off first hand experience to provide the most real insights possible. Money matters are too important to be left up to pontification.
Financial Samurai has been highlighted in major publications such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal Online, Business Insider, The Consumerist, The Sydney Herald, The Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times. I’ve also done interviews with AARP, Newstalk Radio 910AM (KKSF San Francisco) and Bloomberg.… show moreshow less
Hello and welcome to my personal finance and lifestyle blog! I created this blog in order to help me improve my finances (one example – due to this, I was able to pay off $38,000 in student loans in 7 months), keep track of my progress, and to help readers improve their finances along the way. My name is Michelle and I am currently touring North America and living in an RV. I am a young adult who graduated from an expensive private university in May of 2010 with a lot of student loan debt. I graduated from college after 2.5 years with two undergraduate business degrees, honors, and around $20,000 worth of student loan debt.
I then graduated again in August of 2012 with my Finance MBA with even more student loan debt. With my master’s degree included, I had around $38,000 altogether when I graduated (these are now all paid off). My student loan debt was a big reason for why I started this blog.
Anyway, I used to work in the financial services industry as a financial analyst, but now I am fully self-employed as an online freelancer and serial solopreneur. I publish monthly income updates where I discuss how I earn over $20,000 a month online… show moreshow less
DailyWorth is every woman's guide to money, career, and business. Our goal is that all women see money not as a source of stress and anxiety, but as one of freedom and empowerment. Investing doesn't have to be complicated. Saving is not selfish. And spending doesn’t have to be accompanied by guilt. That's DailyWorth's promise. Before DailyWorth, financial media meant stocks, bonds, retirement, and interest rates, bundled together with jargon and an unrealistic sense of how all this “advice” would apply to your life.
We take a broader approach to your money — exploring all areas of career, ambition, identity, relationships, and future security. We make money accessible by putting it in context and bringing you expert opinions from a variety of voices — from certified financial planners to money coaches to women who just lived through it. We’re here to keep it simple and tell it like it is.… show moreshow less
Welcome to Money Crashers! Our mission is to develop a community of people who try to make financially sound decisions. The website strives to educate individuals in making wise choices about credit and debt, investing, education, real estate, insurance, spending, and more.
Our eleven indispensable principles will guide these individuals in making these financial decisions. People, young and old, will no longer be targets of financial predators. Instead, they will take control of their money and their future by demonstrating common sense and self-control. Money Crashers is here to help you in your journey to becoming financially independent, sound, and secure.
The 11 Indispensable Principles of Money Crashers
1. Always spend less than you make.
2. Do not believe in money myths.
3. Get out of debt and stay out of debt.
4. Save money for the unexpected.
5. Student loans are not the only answer. Be resourceful and open-minded.
6. Find creative ways to boost your income.
7. Invest for the long-term and keep it simple.
8. Educate yourself about real estate, cars, and financial products.
9. Avoid scams and financial predators.
10. If you have a spouse or partner, treat this person as a teammate!
11. If you achieve financial success, give back. It helps others and feels great.… show moreshow less
A twenty something blogger just trying to make personal finance interesting, baby! It's all about managing that money &enjoying the hell out of it. My goal with this blog is to get people to stop and *pay attention* to their money. Especially you youngin’s. You won’t find any long in-depth instruction manuals or anything else that bores me to death here, as I really want this to be a fun place to share and interact with eachother. I think this comment from a random passer-by sums it up perfectly, “he’s the Miley Cyrus of finance,” haha… I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a compliment, but I’m taking it as one anyways ;)… show moreshow less
Hi, I’m Ramit Sethi, New York Times bestselling author and founder of iwillteachyoutoberich.com. Over 500,000 people read my material to learn how to use psychology and systems to live a Rich Life. That could mean automating your finances, making more money, finding your Dream Job, starting an online business or mastering your inner psychology.
This blog is me ranting about a few things and trying to get a few points across. Getting started is more important than being the smartest person in the room. Making mistakes is ok. Action is more important than reading 50 blogs. Ordinary actions get ordinary results. And there’s a difference between being sexy and being Rich.… show moreshow less
I will show you how to get there the right way. I'm Jeff, and my mission is to inspire you to take charge of your money and make "cents" of your financial future. Financial Planning and personal finance blog by Jeff Rose, Certified Financial Planner and co-founder of Alliance Investment Planning Group. July 2008 marks the launch of my financial planning and investment blog Good Financial Cents. My hope is that I can help people make sense of investing and their personal finances. With so many different options out there, I hope to ease the fog and help you make clear and smart financial decisions. Knowledge is Power!
Since my blog was released, I’m humbled in the amount of lives that I have touched and helped with their financial planning issues. I know this is just the tip of the iceberg and can’t wait to see where the blog is years from now.… show moreshow less
Hi there! I’m Crystal Paine, the blessed wife of Jesse and mom of three precious children (Kathrynne, Kaitlynn, and Silas). I’m first and foremost a child of God. I’m passionate about glorifying Him and making the most of my days on this earth. All I have and all I am is thanks to my Creator and Redeemer. I’m also a homeschool graduate, sister to six, and daughter of the best parents ever. I owe so much to them—including being financially-savvy.… show moreshow less
We're Mr. & Mrs. Frugalwoods and we're on a journey to financial independence and a homestead in the woods by age 33. Until then, we document our adventures in frugal city living with our greyhound, Frugal Hound. Join us and frugal it up!
Welcome to The Penny Hoarder! I hope you enjoy our community and the articles posted here. I look forward to interacting with you and providing you the resources you need to make &save extra money. My name is Kyle Taylor and I’m a hoarder. A penny hoarder that is…..
My family and I like to joke that my entrepreneurial spirit began when I was 8 years old. My dad worked for a large credit card processor so we always had old terminals and cash registers lying around the house. Instead of playing with “Power Rangers” like the rest of my friends, I used play time to try and convince my family members to invest in my conglomerate of make-believe banks and equity markets that I was running in the living room. When I was 15 I started clipping coupons to help my mom pay the grocery bill. I joined a few coupon trading groups and started vigorously looking for new ways to cut costs. Our grocery bill quickly fell until it was under $20 a week. I have since used my non-traditional methods of saving and earning money to help pay for rising tuition bills, car payments and rent, all the while never having to answer to a boss. After much encouragement from friends and family, I’ve decided to start blogging about my wacky and weird ways to make extra money. And that is how “The Penny Hoarder” was born.… show moreshow less
This blog is dedicated to spreading the idea that investment success is based upon stubbornly following a few (very simple) principles:
- Diversifying your portfolio,
- Minimizing costs (such as brokerage commissions, mutual fund expenses, and taxes), and
- Ignoring all the noise from the financial media about what the stock market does from day to day.
In other words, if your portfolio is properly set up, it’s OK to be “oblivious” to much of the financial media and most of the day-to-day happenings in the market.… show moreshow less
I’m Paula Pant: entrepreneur, investor and world traveler. I’ve traveled to 34 countries, own seven income-producing rental properties, and I'm my own boss. In 2008 I quit my job and sold all my worldly possessions. For the next two-and-a-half years, I backpacked across the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. During that time, my friends kept asking me the same question: “How do you afford to travel – without working – for so many years?”. Worse yet, they’d say: “I’d love to do that, but I can’t afford it.”. I cringe when I hear that. It’s simply not true. You can afford anything. You can't afford everything, but you can afford anything.
My mission is to help you afford anything: launch a business, buy a beach house, start a charity, travel the world. We only live once. Savor it. I’m a personal finance writer who relates money to travel, work, productivity, and designing your life. I’m here to help you live your wildest dreams. It’s a radical idea. Unlike many money management writers, I believe your time is more valuable than money. You’ll never hear me telling you to clip coupons. I believe wealth is a lifelong process. You won’t find any get-rich-quick schemes here. At heart, my site is about discovering what’s most important in life. It's about living your dreams. It's about breaking free.… show moreshow less
If you're new here, this blog will give you the tools to become financially independent in 5 years. The wiki page gives a good summary of the principles of the strategy. The key to success is to run your personal finances much like a business, thinking about assets and inventory and focusing on efficiency and value for money. Not just any business but a business that's flexible, agile, and adaptable. Conversely most consumers run their personal finances like an inflexible money-losing anti-business always in danger on losing their jobs to the next wave of downsizing.
Here's more than a hundred online journals from people, who are following the ERE strategy tailored to their particular situation (age, children, location, education, goals, ...). Increasing their savings from the usual 5-15% of their income to tens of thousands of dollars each year or typically 40-80% of their income, many accumulate six-figure net-worths within a few years. Since everybody's situation is different (age, education, location, children, goals, ...) I suggest only spending a brief moment on this blog, which can be thought of as my personal journal, before delving into the forum journals and looking for the crowd's wisdom for your particular situation.… show moreshow less
Yo. So before we jump into our sappy story, we want to tell you why we started Our Freaking Budget. We’re here to tell average 20- and 30-somethings that they can learn how to manage their money. Want to know how we know that? Because if we could figure this crap out, anyone can. Seriously.
Johnny and I started off our marriage with zero financial guidance. In fact, my last financial hurrah before getting married was over-drafting my checking account — whoops. So when we did rendezvous at the altar, I brought some Southern cooking know-how and, oh, some $10,000 of student loan debt. Johnny, on the other hand, was more money conscious than I was, and while he didn’t have much as a college student, he kept close track of what money he did have.
Together we opened a joint checking account and decided from day one that our financial future would be just that — a joint effort. With a marriage started on just a couple hundred in the bank, several Target gift cards, and little-to-no financial assistance from parents, we’ve been learning ever since to financially prepare ourselves as a couple.
Fast-forward eight years. We’ve now been out of school five years, we’ve paid off $20,000 in student debt (read all about that here) and we’ve added a baby girl (with another on the way) to our brood. And while we’ve figured out the gist of managing our money, we still find ourselves in a love-hate relationship with “our freaking budget.” From saving money on everyday expenses to deciphering four-letter 401k-type words, we’re determined to grow our modest nest egg and document our journey along the way. We’d love for you to join us.… show moreshow less
Bargaineering is a personal finance blog started in 2005 by Jim Wang with the goal of educating people about the complicated topics in the personal finance world. Since then, the site has been cited numerous times in well-known publications such as The New York Times, Business Week, and appeared on American Public Media’s Marketplace Money national radio program.
The philosophy behind Bargaineering is that life is about enjoying the things you love doing and spending time with the people you love spending time with. On the surface, it seems like this site is mostly about money – how to earn more of it, how to save it, how to spend less of it, and how to grow it; and it is, money forms the basis of many things in our lives, probably too many things! At the end of the day, whether you have $100 or $100 million, we believe that happiness comes from doing more of what you love with the people that you love.… show moreshow less
Hi! I’m Natalie, and I love helping people make better decisions with their money. My money story is that I grew up without a lot of money. I had to take out loans to fund my entire undergrad and law school education. I graduated with $206k in student loan debt. When I graduated, I realized I had set myself up for financial failure and a sub-par life. I was miserable, so I decided to make a change. I changed my life completely. I changed careers, I changed my habits, and most importantly I changed my future likelihood of success. My student loan debt is down to $122k today, and it’s decreasing so much faster than I ever imagined. I’ve made the changes necessary to succeed, and I’m now happier than ever.… show moreshow less
My name is Grayson Bell and I created this site in 2012 after I took an all too familiar journey to get out of debt. Debt Roundup is dedicated to figuring out how to get your finances in order and push yourself to get out of debt. The people reading this website all have stories and their own journeys. I realize that the financial journey doesn’t stop with getting out of debt. I also provide people with ideas to help them move on from debt. How can you use credit wisely? Can you use credit cards again? How do you build your wealth? These are all things that I tackle on Debt Roundup. There is more to finances than just debt and I cover all of the topics! I am also not afraid of controversial topics, so you may have to brace yourself sometimes.
I found myself with $50,000 worth of credit card debt, all of which I created on my own. That was on top of nearly $25,000 in other consumer debt, such as auto loans and an ill-fated Jetski loan. No one helped me use that little plastic card, so I had no one to blame but myself. After finally hitting a wall and realizing that it was going to take over 60 years to pay off my debt, I finally put my foot down and said enough is enough. I clawed my way back out of the large hole, penny by penny, and after 4 long years, I have paid off my last credit card. The best part is I saved money along the entire process and created a new method while doing so. Make sure to listen to me on the radio talking about my story.… show moreshow less
My name is Kerry K. Taylor and I’m the creator and lone blogger here at Squawkfox.com. I started Squawkfox in 2008 as a financially fun newsletter for friends and have since been voted Canada’s Top Money Blogger by The Globe and Mail readership. Squawkfox is a fun blog with a strong focus on consumer smarts. I do the research and use mostly real math and scientific science to prove when something being sold is a bad deal. The results are often humorous, which is why so many of my posts are viral. I like to experiment.
Popular topics include: budget weddings, cutting cost of groceries, student debt, all debt, sneaky credit card tricks, budget travel, smart money-saving consumer strategies, budgeting, banking, cooking for less, investing, shopping smart, holiday spending, cost of kids, buying a house, and why so many of us are broke.… show moreshow less
Man Vs. Debt is Adam Baker, founder, and Joan Otto, editor and community manager. We're not financial professionals, but we're real people sharing real experiences that are helping us - and our community members - sell crap, pay off debt, and do what we love.
Our message is simple: "The first step to living a life of passion and purpose is to remove the barriers that hold you back.". By sharing a transparent and honest account of our own journeys to remove barriers – primarily our debt and excess clutter – we can empower and inspire others who find themselves on similar paths.… show moreshow less
I’m Alexa and I started this blog in 2012 as a way of chronicling my journey as a single mother trying to beat the vicious cycle of dead end jobs and paycheck to paycheck living. I’ve accomplished a lot in the few short years I’ve had this blog and my life has changed dramatically. Make more money, lower your expenses, and rock your finances. For single moms by a single mom.… show moreshow less
Hi! My name is Gretchen and I live in St. Louis. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in December 2012, with more than $100,000 of debt – a combination of student loans, credit cards, and auto loans. I started this blog while pregnant with our daughter, after realizing that my husband and I had too many bills for one of us to stay home, and my husband made too little money to justify putting her in daycare. At Retired by 40! we talk about money, frugal living, budgeting hurdles, travel and much, much more! I’m going to be completely transparent because this blog is my accountability. Knowing that you, my readers, are watching my every move forces me to confront my spending problems, find creative solutions, and alter my lifestyle!… show moreshow less
The Frugal Girl is all about cheerfully living on less! Find joy and contentment in simple living, and learn to make the most of what you've got. I’ve been a fan of saving money ever since I was little, and I blog to inspire other people to live on less with a perky attitude. I’m passionate about green living, food waste, mindful spending, and buying super high-quality stuff that lasts. I write picture-filled posts about the practical, day-to-day ins and outs of frugal living.… show moreshow less
Founded in 2005, Consumerist is an independent source of consumer news and information published by Consumer Media LLC, a not-for-profit subsidiary of Consumer Reports. Our mission is to help consumers understand, engage with, and discuss the systems and forces that influence the marketplace, so that we, as consumers, can all make better, more informed decisions.
The goal of this blog is to help each Frugal Living NW reader save money, not just for the sake of having more money but to help each of you reach your financial goals. We focus on frugal living inspiration, recipes, online bargains, and store deals in and around the Pacific Northwest.
I'm Jonathan and I've been writing about money since 2004. Father of two, DIY investor, aspiring early retiree, and perpetual learner. I’m currently in my mid-30s and married with a new baby girl and two dogs. In the 9 years since starting this blog, we’ve worked hard to increase our income and prioritize our expenses in order to save a large percentage of our pay. Our basic strategy has been to live on one income and bank the other one. We’ve managed to pay off our mortgage well ahead of schedule, and continue to work on building up our retirement portfolio. For fun, we (used to) enjoy traveling, skiing, hiking, cooking, playing with our dogs, and eating at hole-in-the-wall restaurants. (Now we just fantasize about sleeping in past 6am.) Currently, we are cutting back on working to spend more time raising our kids while they are young and not yet in school.
I’ve been writing about money for 9 years but I still don’t consider myself a financial guru. I don’t speak at get-rich seminars and I don’t write books. I don’t claim to know it all, and am skeptical when others do. I just try my best to learn something new every day.… show moreshow less
Cash Money Life is a personal finance and career web journal with tips, tutorials, and reviews helping people get out of debt, earn more money, improve their careers, and improve their financial situations.
Hi, It's Steve here. Just wanted to give you a place to stop by and check in on the latest debt stuff going on. I help people to get out of debt for free and warn people about debt scams to avoid. The place to go for free help and honest caring advice on how to get out of debt. Loads of debt relief industry inside information and tips. The home of @GetOutOfDebtGuy Debt Expert – Steve Rhode… show moreshow less
I had been reading “frugal blogs” for quite some time, but the problem was that I could never seem to find ones with the deals for MY area grocery stores. Then I figured that I wasn’t the only person in the Philadelphia area looking for deals. And thus, yet another frugal blog popped up on the Internets… show moreshow less
Hi, I'm Peter Anderson, and Bible Money Matters is my faith and finance blog where I write about all things personal finance. I believe that everyone can live a life free of debt and financial strain, they just need to have a plan. Hopefully this blog can play a small part in helping you to start your financial blueprint so that down the road you can save, invest and give more to others!… show moreshow less
MoneyNing.com is a personal finance blog that helps you learn about carefully saving money, investing, early retirement, mortgages, and stocks. A personal finance blog that helps you learn about carefully saving money, investing, early retirement, mortgages, and stocks.
Money Under 30 is here to help you eliminate debt and save your first — or next — $100,000. Since 2006, we’ve been a free source for everything you need to know about money, written by real people who have been there. Money Under 30 is one of “10 money and finance blogs you should read” according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. We are frequently cited by national media outlets as experts on the financial issues facing millennials.… show moreshow less
Welcome to SavingAdvice.com, a personal finance website that attempts to inspire and teach different ways of saving money. SavingAdvice.com offers a little bit of everything from financial articles, discussion forums, blogs (you can even create your own), newsletters, calculators and various other financial related tools. You may have seen us in the Washington Post, Budget Living Magazine, The Street, Digg, Reddit or even listened to us on the Radio.
We also run a number of other websites such as Personal Finance Advice, Grocery Coupon Guide, Debt Reduction 101, Timeshare Trap and Reduce Prescription Costs just to name a few.
SavingAdvice.com is owned and operated by Jeffrey Strain and Nate Sanden but there are many writers, editors, forum moderators and other community members who contribute on a daily basis. Born in 2003, that makes us about 13 years old.… show moreshow less
Todd R. Tresidder founded Financial Mentor to educate business owners and investors about the wealth building principles he learned from years as an entrepreneur in the investment management industry. What he discovered was a massive contradiction between the principles that led to his own financial success and what is commonly taught and practiced. This surprising contradiction motivated Todd to formulate a unique educational system for wealth building to support you in learning about financial freedom – and how to achieve it.
Financial Mentor seeks to provide that solution in an efficient and user-friendly way so that anyone who is serious about achieving financial freedom in this lifetime has access to the education necessary.… show moreshow less
Cindy Livesey is your guide to finding the best deals you never knew existed. Her family of 5 has saved over $8000 a year in groceries.
After 25 years of marriage, multiple school tuitions, sports travel and much more, Cindy and her husband have decided to become 100% debt free. You can follow their journey as she provides insight into how to continue to Live Rich while cutting costs and saving money. And yes, you can still have that designer pocketbook and be on a budget. I mean really, a girls gotta have a nice purse right? Well stick around while we find deal after deal, even on designer pocketbooks.… show moreshow less
Carrie Rocha and her family got out of $50,000+ in debt in 2.5 years by reducing expenses in every area of their life. Carrie felt compelled to start a website in March 2009 to share what she'd learned with others. Now, www.pocketyourdollars.com is one of the most popular personal finance sites on the web.
My name is Harry Sit. My wife and I are both immigrants. We came to the US in our 20’s with only a few hundred dollars in our pockets and no other family members in the country. Today, we are on track to be able to retire in our 40’s. Neither of us is a doctor, a lawyer, an investment banker or a corporate executive. Neither of us ever managed anyone in all our jobs. We never had any rental property or inheritance. We are just doing it the hard and boring way: earning a salary, saving, and investing.
I’m a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, author of a chapter in The Bogleheads’ Guide to Retirement Planning, and the author of Explore TIPS: A Practical Guide to Investing in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. I’m not a writer by any stretch. English isn’t my first language. I make up for it with knowledge gained from experience. Being an immigrant, I had to choose what I know. I share what I learned over the years with you here. I will never write “11 things you should know” or “99 ways to do XYZ” while having never done any of them. I’d rather go deep into one thing I actually did. If you like reading knowledge gained from firsthand experience, this blog is for you.
I try to keep a high signal-to-noise ratio. If I have something interesting to say, I will write about it. If I don’t, I don’t waste your time or my time. There’s no set schedule or any quota to fill. Since I started doing this in 2006, many readers told me this blog is one of the best personal finance blogs out there.… show moreshow less
Do you wish you had more time and money? Many of us do! That's what The Dollar Stretcher is all about. We've spent years digging out all the ways that you can "live better...for less". Since 1996 when former financial planner and purchasing manager Gary Foreman started the site we've been showing thousands of readers how to get the most for their dollars and their time. We can help you too!… show moreshow less
MyWifeQuitHerJob.com is an outlet for my wife and I to document our experiences and strategies for building wealth on a single steady income. My wife used to have a steady job working as a financial analyst for almost a decade until she became pregnant with our child. Because we’ve always strongly believed that the best people to raise a child are the parents themselves, my wife graciously quit her job to spend more time with our daughter.
It hasn’t been easy living in the Silicon Valley on only a single steady income. The cost of living here is atrociously high and housing costs are through the roof. Because we knew my wife was going to quit her job, we were able to plan ahead and implemented many strategies for generating additional income well in advance. In retrospect, my wife’s resignation was the best thing that ever happened to us. We now own and run a profitable online store and manage a successful portfolio of investment securities as well.
The purpose of MyWifeQuitHerJob.com is to share with you our knowledge, experience and mistakes so that you can benefit from this information. My wife and I sincerely thank you for reading this blog.… show moreshow less
The College Investor began in 2009 when a recent graduate decided there was a need to encourage college students to pursue investments and keep each other informed on the lastest and greatest personal finance ideas out there. Today, it's the go to resource for millennials looking for information about how to get out of student loan debt and start investing in their future. Since I can remember, I have had a passion for investing and all things related to personal finance. Honestly, when I was about 13, I wanted to do my own taxes. Yes, taxes. But what I really liked about it was that I had even made income to pay taxes on. I thought that was so cool. Throughout my teens, I focused my attention on ways to make money. I sold stuff on eBay, and took my earnings and saved and invested. I made more money than I lost, and I was hooked.
Once got to college, I soon realized that most people were oblivious to investing and personal finance. However, there was a small group that really found it interesting, but they weren’t quite my style. This group was investing and doing some crazy stuff (penny stocks, etc.) and it didn’t really suite me. So, I went my own direction with a mix of common sense personal finance and investing ideas. It turns out, when I went to graduate school, this is what most of my peers were looking for. Even though this was a class of MBA students, many people were unaware of the basics of personal finance and investing. I ended up helping many of my peers, and have since been helping people here.
I started this blog to showcase my common sense thoughts and ideas with younger adults. At work and school, I heard some pretty scary advice, and I hope that I don’t become anything like that. With this site, I want to be as transparent as possible and highlight both the good and the bad. I also want to make sure that I’m helping and not hurting.… show moreshow less
What started out as two eager young women shouting deals from their home computers has grown into a national phenomenon. Heather and Joanie have appeared on the Today Show, The Early Show, TLC, The Nate Berkus Show, Fox &Friends, and been featured in many national web and print articles. The two friends now run a highly successful company of women (and a few secure men), who work tirelessly to uncover the best deals in every category so that families everywhere can afford to live well! They continue to live by the mantra that “You’d be krazy not to be one of us!”… show moreshow less
Quick and Dirty Tips creates and distributes digital content that offers short, actionable advice from friendly and informed authorities that will help you succeed at work and in life. Whether you want to manage your time and money better, communicate more effectively, observe the correct rules of etiquette, or improve your performance in other home and workplace endeavors, Quick and Dirty Tips is here to show you that education and entertainment can go hand in hand, and that learning can happen no matter what stage of life you’re in.… show moreshow less
MomAdvice is a community for women that are looking for ways to stay organized, stay sane, and stay within their budget. MomAdvice founder, Amy Allen Clark, was searching for information on problems that arise in a mother's every day life, but could not find a site out there that catered to everything that she was looking for. Amy decided to pool talents with her web designer husband and create a site that offered this information for mothers and a safe web community where mothers could chat. With this vision, and her husband’s knack for design, MomAdvice was born. MomAdvice was officially launched January 2004. MomAdvice receives visitors from all over the world looking for information on topics such as these and they also offer a forum where members can discuss and share their own tips with each other. We here at MomAdvice continue to expand our site and we look forward to providing more useful services to our community in the future.… show moreshow less
Forthemommas.com takes just being a little frugal to living fabulous. And what's better than money left over at the end of the week? You can find secrets to the good life on a cheap-yet-chic shoestring. Forthemommas.com includes wallet-friendly advice on: coupons, old-school clipping and the new wave of clicking, giveaways, stuff for kids, stuff for you, steals &deals, not just freebies, but great deals on things you have to have, product reviews, what to heart and what to hate, shopping tips, paying full price is never an option.… show moreshow less