Money, money, money, Must be funny, In the rich man’s world… Ok we are getting distracted, we are not here to discuss ABBA. No, we are here to talk MONEY. It’s a subject that’s often shunned, even though it’s a very important aspect of your life. After all, it seems you need that stuff for just about everything you do. It’s therefore absolutely essential you wise up about money, especially as they teach you so little about it in school. Perhaps this explains why, according to Forbes, 69% of Americans have less then US$ 1000 in their bank accounts. That’s batshit crazy right? You don’t want to be that statistic! Anyway, the good news is that YOU can do something about it. It all starts with some inspiration and motivation, and for that reason we listed 10 great money blogs we feel may help you achieve financial independence, or at least help you to wise up about the subject.
- 20 Something Finance
Mr Miller went from zero savings and significant debt after graduation to saving over 85% of his income in just a few years. His journey started by him questioning the all-work, no-play 40+ hours a week for 45 years standard, which for most people results in just keeping up with ridiculous consumer indulgences. The prospect of a lifetime of work for this? Unthinkable. He is now full-on embracing every aspect of a financially responsible, engaged, environmentally-friendly, low-impact, frugal lifestyle. And I’m chronicling my journey to financial independence on this blog.
- Barry Ritholtz
Ritholtz has been called the “blogfather” for his long-standing finance weblog, The Big Picture. TBP generates 1-2 million page views per month, and has been covering everything investing related since 2003.
- Get Rich Slowly
This guy from Oregon was up to his ears in debt. He made it out, and 13 years on continues to share very good money related content. He is here to help you master your money and your life. No scams. No gimmicks. Just smart money advice to help you get rich slowly. Time and Money magazine have also called it one of the best money blogs...
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- Mad Fientist
This guy is a real stingy bastard and his wife and him had a bumpy ride early in their relationship because of this. He has some interesting blog posts and podcast on money and specifically analyses the (US) tax code to make his gains go further. He has developed advanced strategies, spreadsheets, and software tools to help you retire/reach financial independence even earlier.
Money Under 30 is an independent personal finance site providing free advice for young adults wanting to make informed decisions about where their money goes. Please note this website has a very specific focus on the USA.
- Mr Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache calls himself the freaky financial magician who retired along with his lovely wife at age 30 in order to start his family, as well as start living a great life. They did this on two normal salaries with no lottery winnings or Silicon Valley buyout windfalls. It was only after they quit the rat race that they looked around and realised why they had become financially independent while most people, even with higher incomes, end up stuck needing to work until age 65 or later.
- Obvious Investor
Mark is a retired 50-something year old ordinary bloke. He is one of the early FIRE Starters (Financial Independence, Retire Early). Mark has developed a pretty neat website to document his investment experiences, covering ''the good, the bad and the ugly'' as he says. Mark provides full transparency and shares what he invests in together with his actual returns (and losses). His purpose? To maintain his financial freedom and continue enjoying his early retirement.
- The Motley Fool
The Motley Fool was founded in 1993 and they have been fighting on the side of the individual investor. It's their mission to make the world smarter, happier, and richer. They believe that investing is empowering, enriching, and fun.
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