I read a lot of blogs. As of this writing, I have 90 blogs subscribed to in my RSS reader. Many of them update daily. A few multiple times a day.
At any time, I have between 100–200 unread blog posts.
As a blogger, it’s something I have to live with. I have a lot of interests. The best way to keep up with the world is hear from a multitude of voices.
Over time, it becomes clear which blogs are useful and which ones are the same garbage over and over again. A few blogs have one or two amazing posts amid a sea of average.
Every so often, a truly exception blog comes out that teaches, is entertaining, and keeps posting quality content. Below are 5 personal finances blogs I have found to be well thought out, helpful, and entertaining:
- Personal Finances By The Book — Joe Plemon is one of my favorite personal finances writers. He asks good questions, challenges my presuppositions, and generally knows what he’s talking about when it comes to finances. If you want to learn more about debt, investments, and how to handle money Joe is one of the best.
- Man Vs. Debt — Baker is a guy who woke up one morning and decided he wasn’t going to be in debt anymore. So, his family sold almost everything they owned, started a website, and paid down thousands of dollars in personal debt. Oh yeah, and they did it while traveling around the world! His blog is interesting, his advice is sound, and he’ll make you think. The only draw back? He hasn’t been updating much recently. Still, I highly recommend his blog.
- Free Money Wisdom — This is a blog I just found a few days ago, and I already love it! Run by Jon the Saver, it goes deep into practical ways to handle money, invest wisely, and live frugally. I don’t agree with him 100%, but I certainly support him 100%!
- I Will Teach You To Be Rich — This blog is even more provocative than the title. Run by Ramit Sethi, it chronicles his success in teaching people how to automate finances, live their dream life, and make more money than they ever imagined. He’s pro-debt, but even his views on debt are sound.
- MoneyPlanSOS - Steve Stewart is a financial coach and podcaster. My favorite thing about him aren’t his blog posts (though they good) but his podcasts. He has some of the smartest financial people on the web on their working through real-life cases and explaining the nuts and bolts of personal finances. He even asked me to be on his podcast.
Those are blogs you should follow if you want to get your finances in order.
Beyond that, I follow a list of financial blogs just to understand the world of money better. Here are a few of them below:
- Mint.com Blog — This is the blog of mint.com. I like the service they provide, but the blog can sometimes contradict itself and I don’t always agree with the advice.
- Living In Financial Excellence — I really enjoy this blog, though sometimes I wish they would go deeper into some of their topics. Their podcast is fantastic and also has great guests.
- Debt Snowball Calculator — This missed the top 5 because of an odd update schedule. The content is amazing and his products are cheap and effective. Definitely worth reading.
What are your favorite personal finance blogs?