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FIVE GREAT PERSONAL FINANCE BLOGS FOR 2020

FIVE GREAT PERSONAL FINANCE BLOGS FOR 2020

FIVE GREAT PERSONAL FINANCE BLOGS FOR 2020

If there is one element of the internet that can cause users some confusion, it is the overkill on information. How can you know what information is credible? We took some time to study a number of personal finance blogs and decided on five that we know you can really learn from. As “they say, the more you know, the better you do. Here are our top five choices:

  • GET RICH SLOWLY made our list because it is written by J.D. Roth, a guy who was deep in debt back in 2006 and dug his way out all the way to early retirement. The information offered on this site is common sense, practical advice for the average American. Here you will find everything from exercises in frugality to smart saving techniques on utilities to how to raise a family on a single income. In between, you are likely to find useful information on such topics as tax-efficient charitable giving, the value of renters insurance and even tips on health and fitness and gardening. If this starts to sound a bit like the blog you are reading right now, so be it. It never hurts to include other voices in the mix.
  • CONSUMERISM COMMENTARY is produced by a team of finance writers who have 17 years of blogging under their belt, and who have their fingers on the pulse of the average American citizen’s financial concerns. Topics most often covered here include banking, insurance, investing, loans and taxes. The site keeps readers up to date on important credit card news, even going so far as to examine individual cards for various types of financial activities. Real estate, crowdfunding investing, college funding, retirement savings plans, the current state and future of digital banking, solid investment advice for all age groups and more – it is all here, all smartly researched and easily understandable.
  • BUDGETS ARE SEXY wins our vote for best blog title, but don’t be fooled – this blog offers substantive information and advice on topics that some other blogs do not usually cover. For example, here you can find news about planning, calculating and monitoring your net worth over time, as well as how to work your way up to the “millionaire club.” Useful information on side hustles, pros and cons of early retirement, financial habits with a high rate of return, finance apps, and even easy to use budget templates and spreadsheets – all for free. The spiked-hair author, who calls himself J. Money, has been blogging about finances for about a decade and gained national attention from some of the industry’s most reputable publications.
  • HIS AND HER MONEY is produced by a married couple who knows that the main point of contention in many households has to do with finances. This is a Christian-based blog that tells stories from the perspective of real people. The personal narratives bring common practical experiences in to focus. From the single mother trying to save and support her family at the same time, to the couple that paid off $120,000 in debt in just two years to the pros and cons of credit repair operations, this is all about real life. The videos the couple includes are rich with substantive content and advice on topics as universal as how to set your kids up financially for life.
  • FINANCIAL BEST LIFE is a blog for women by a woman. Lauren Bowling is in here seventh year of blogging about finance, home ownership, entrepreneurship, money management, and much more. Bowling’s tips for earning more money are smartly conceived and written with a breezy, easy-to-follow style. Her section about paying off debt covers everything from debt consolidation to managing financial stress to expediting student loan payoffs. Smart shopping tips, building credit and refinancing mortgages are a just a few of Bowling’s topics that show the diversity of topics on this site.

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