This week I Googled Personal Financial Blogs, I was amazing to see exactly how many Personal Finance Blogs are actually out there in cyberspace. Here are my favourite picks for some fun, creative, and informative Personal Finance blogs.
My favourite blog is BudgetsAreSexy by my friend J.Money. The reason I love this blog so much is because J is a real person who writes about real financial situations. As a bank employee I deal with personal finance all day long and believe me, by Thursday night all money starts to look the same (no disrespect to American dollar bills). Traditionally, personal finance is very boring and we often hear the same advice. J.Money makes finance fun. If you want a break from your budget spreadsheet then I suggest you pimp your personal finances with J.Money @ Budgets Ar eSexy.
Frugal Dad is “making frugal cool again”. This is an interesting personal finance website that offers finance tips while sharing personal stories. He discusses family money issues in his Kids and Money category. Frugal Dad also offers helpful tips as he discusses how to get out of debt, as well as which online banks give us the most bang for our buck with high interest rates on e-savings accounts.
I like Investor Junkie because the focus is on investing and not on money management. This is very unique because so often personal finance blogs are focused on budgets and money, that we forget about saving and asset allocations. As a personal financial planner I enjoy this blog because he offers tips on investing as well as recommends his favourite investing books. This is great for those of us who like to turn a page instead of click a mouse button. He is not an “investment professional” and doesn’t claim to be. Investor Junkie is well read and self educated on the topic of personal finance. The website layout is not extraordinary but the investing advice and tips are priceless.
The one thing that I found was missing from my Personal Finance search were Women’s blogs. Ladies, I know that historically finance has been a mans world but this is 2010. Please let me know if you have a favourite female finance blog. I would love to read some financial blogs through the eyes of other women.
The lack of female personal finance blogs could be due to the fact that traditionally women have not been the head of households or CFOs. Traditionally we have not been in charge of finances whether it is corporate or personal. Women have also never been dominant in the world of finance or in the world of technology (historically). This may be a reason why I found a lack of Women’s financial blogs for women by women. I think that this is an even stronger reason why women should “Go Online and Get Creative” with their blogging. If we share our stories we can learn from each others success.
PS: The Early Retirement Extreme book is also now out! By our friend Jacob from Early Retirement Extreme Blog. Should be a great read. Here are our other favourite articles from the week:
- Illogical Debt @ Sweating The Big Stuff
- ATMs Dispensing Gold Bars in USA @ Bargaineering
- Secondary Income is Hard Work @ Finance Your Life
- An Example of Early Semi-Retirement @ Free Money Finance
- I’m Gonna Hug You, Then Punch You in The Face! @ Clever Dude
- Guy’s house burns down because he didn’t pay $75 fee!!! @ Budgets Are Sexy
- Carnival of Personal Finance: Oktoberfest ed. @ U.S. News & World Report
- Carnival of Money Stories #74 @ Sustainable Life Blog