Rather than cluttering up the sidebar of HackingTheBank with a listing of my favorite personal finance blogs I’ve decided to create a list on this page. This will allow me to include more websites on the list, as well as provide a brief description of each. These are the blogs that I regularly check and find entertaining and informative.
The College Investor
While the name might suggest that only Investing is covered, The College Investor actually covers the gambit of personal finance topics. However, you can still tell that Rob (who has an MBA) is passionate about investing. Rob also wrote a free eBook about getting out of student debt.
Consumerism Commentary was started by Flexo (Luke Landes) back in 2003 and is one of the original personal finance blogs that was truly personal. Consumerism Commentary has become more commercialized since it was purchased from Luke, but it remains a great blog even if it has lost some of the personal stuff that made it so appealing originally.
Eyes on the Dollar
Kim is totally awesome and writes some great posts about all aspects of personal finance, from pets, to hobbies, to health care. She recently purchased her first rental property, so you can expect to see some great posts coming soon on how that works out.
Financial Samurai is written by Sam, who started out in corporate America but has since decided to focus on attaining multiple streams of online income. Sam also runs the Yakezie Network. I find many of his posts to be thought-provoking and “deeper” than many personal finance blogs, which I enjoy. Sam has also released his book, How to Engineer your Layoff.
Get Rich Slowly
Get Rich Slowly always seems to have a new good article to read when I check in. It was started by J.D. Roth but was later sold, similar to Consumerism Commentary. I’ve also read his book, Your Money: The Missing Manual and highly recommend it to anyone who is just starting to take their personal finances seriously. His book covers nearly every aspect of personal finance in an easy-to-digest form.
KrantCents has a ton of career experience that I think comes out in his posts. From a CFO, to recent teacher, all of his experiences provide a unique perspective on many personal finance issues. KrantCents doesn’t just post standard personal finance advice, but also looks at some of the less-common aspects that I find to be quite helpful and thought-provoking.
Lazy Man and Money
Lazy Man publishes some good stuff, and I personally really enjoy his more investigative posts. He’s always looking to expose scams to help keep consumers safe. But don’t worry. Even if you don’t care for his Scam Scale, there’s still tons of other good personal finance advice to be had on his blog!
Modest Money is someone I started following recently and he puts out a lot of good stuff. He’s also very active on Twitter. He’s a 31 year-old internet marketer who has managed to make enough from his websites to survive, but he hasn’t always handled it as well as he’d have liked.
Nickel by Nickel
I’ve followed Andrea’s personal finance journey for a while now. She is very open with her personal financing progress and tracks her goals monthly much like I do. She’s purchased a home and is making extra payments each month to pay it off early.