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Top Financial Bloggers {Who to Follow this Year}

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Looking for a list of the top financial bloggers to follow this year? I’ve been following several financial bloggers for the past 12 years, and it’s incredible how much good advice is available at our fingertips. What’s scary, though, is that literally anyone can start a blog today and start giving financial advice, with no credentials. So who is the cream of the crop? These bloggers are my favorite, must-follow top personal finance blogs today.

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Top Financial Bloggers to Follow

If you’re the type of guy or gal who’d rather watch a quick video, I’ve got ya covered. 🙂 Be sure to subscribe to my channel for more practical money tips for the free-spirited nerd!

Dave Ramsey, DaveRamsey.com

Dave Ramsey is America’s Trusted Voice on Money. He’s the shiny, bald guy behind the mic on the Dave Ramsey Show, a radio talk show in which he offers money and financial advice weekdays from 2-5pm EST. You can watch or listen to his show on YouTube or iTunes podcast, and he’s got hundreds of videos of debt-free screams from motivated followers. Dave’s advice is pretty straightforward. He has seven baby steps for folks to complete in their journey to debt freedom, with the ultimate goal being able to “live and give like no one else”. Dave is well-known for his debt snowball payoff plan. I’ve written about the differences between the debt snowball vs debt avalanche, and I also created a free spreadsheet so you can see exactly how many months you have until you could be debt free. Enter your email in the box below and I’ll send it right over!

He often talks about the nerds and the free spirits. But he never has spoken about the free-spirited nerd (which is me to a T). A free-spirited nerd struggles with two personality types. They know what the practical, logical thing to do is (pay off debt, save more money, etc), but they’re easily distracted by flashy objects, cars, toys, things that have nothing to do with their goals.

Here is today’s live-streamed radio show. You can visit his YouTube channel to hear lots of inspirational stories. He’s got some good ‘meat and potatoes’, but if you start following him, make sure you consider your OWN financial situation before taking his advice as if it’s Dave’s way or the highway. You can read more about why my husband and I changed up Dave’s plan to work for our family, saving us thousands of dollars every year. We sold our upside down car, started working diligently on our debt snowball, and started an emergency fund.

 

 

 

Philip Taylor, PTMoney.com

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PT Money- CPA, Personal Finance Blogger, & Creator of FinCon

Philip Taylor aka “PT Money” offers his readers ways to make extra money, save more money, spend your money wisely, and “build the life you want”. PT speaks my language! He was a CPA when he started the blog in 2007, but he says he still had too much debt and not enough savings but a passion for helping others reach their financial goals.

I was a banker for eight years before I became a licensed Realtor®, and I can relate to his passion for helping others. I’m gonna be so bold as to say that I bet PT is a free-spirited nerd like myself.

PT also created FinCon, an annual financial content expo helping hundreds of top financial bloggers reach millions with positive money messages. The event has now grown to host more than 1,500 attendees from across the globe. A personal goal of mine is to attend FinCon 2018 this September which happens to be during my birthday! It would be my first blogging conference (since I just started this blog January 3rd) so I’m gonna try to make it happen. 🙂

Jeff Rose, JeffRose.com

Jeff Rose’s mission is to make your financial life awesome. Yes please! He’s very transparent about who he is. A Jesus Follower, Husband, Dad, Financial Planner, Iraqi Combat Veteran, Author of Soldier of Finance, In-N-Out Burger Addict, and Crossfitter

His “day job” is a Financial Advisor, with the distinct certification of Certified Financial Planner and formed Alliance Investment Planning Group LLC, an independent financial planning firm based in Southern Illinois, in 2007. In 2011, Jeff formed his own Registered Investment Adviser, Alliance Wealth Management, LLC.

He started the blog Good Financial Cents in 2008 and it has since grown to become one of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Top 10 Money Blogs. Pretty incredible, huh? Jeff knows his stuff, and how lucky am I that he’s in my backyard?! One of these days, I’ll have to drive down to Carbondale to meet him face to face and pick his brain. Update: Jeff has moved to Nashville! Guess I’ll have to meet up with him at FinCon in Orlando with PT!

You can check out Jeff’s book Soldier of Finance here. {Affiliate Link} He also has a pretty amazing YouTube channel with killer content I know you’ll love!

Bonus Financial Blog to Follow

Melissa Blevins, MelissaBlevins.com

Perhaps the newest kid on the block, having just created this blog in January 2018, I couldn’t possibly have left out my own personal finance blog when sharing my favorites! I created melissablevins.com after nearly a decade of dreaming of a way to help others with personal finances. When I was a banker, the best part of my job was educating people on the different products available and solving problems or pain points for clients.

Blogging your Passion {Why I Chose Personal Finance}

I’m a firm believer in blogging your passion. You know that one subject that you can’t get enough of? That subject that keeps coming up in your everyday conversations? THAT is what you should blog about. When I was a Senior in high school, our English teacher, Mr. Mitchell, was …

 

I didn’t graduate from college. At this point, my kids’ college is all that’s on my mind, so going back to school to become a CFP wasn’t an option. I knew there had to be another way to help others with financial literacy. That’s why I started the blog! I offer practical money tips for the free-spirited nerd. It’s for women who want to create a better life for their families, but they just don’t know where to begin or are overwhelmed. I want to teach women to take control of their finances once and for all!

These are just a few top personal finance blogs, although there are so many more to follow. My friend Jeremy over at ModestMoney created a compilation of the top financial bloggers. I love referring to this list for different financial bloggers to follow from time to time. It’s so well-organized! Remember, the more varying opinions and advice you follow, the more confusing things can get. So try to stick with just a few and tweak the plan to fit your own needs. If the thought of coming up with a budget is daunting to you, I can create one for you! Just fill out this form, and I’d be happy to help.

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth O

    Thanks for the great advice here, I will check these blogs out as I can always do with some financial advice

  2. I will definitely check these bloggers out, I have never heard of most of them.

    1. Oh, you def should! They’re not boring (like what you might expect from a personal finance blog) 😛

  3. I’ve heard of Dave Ramsey, but hadn’t heard of the rest. Will have to check them out as I think this can be really inspiring. Love that you include yourself on the list.

  4. I`m terrible with my finances and never want to let anyone know, thanks for sharing these will give me something to read and straighten things out without letting friends know I`m not in control of my personal finance.

  5. Thanks for sharing these. I am always interested in new ways to save money and manage my finances better. I definitely do not want to work forever.

  6. Both financial literacy and it’s practical usage in terms of managing assets and planning for the future are so critical. Good advice here.

  7. DANA GUTKOWSKI

    Thanks for sharing! I’d never heard of these blogs before this post! I’ll definitely check them out now!

  8. I have been wanting to follow financial gurus for the longest time. I wanna learn some tips on improving myself so I could also share them to my family. Thanks for this info!

    ~ xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

    1. Thanks, Bo! I am working on my video skills. Still a bit rusty, but I love YouTube, and I figured many people would just assume watch a video than read half the time, so I want to be able to reach all different platforms.

  9. Great list! I need to get better about savings and personal finance. I’m glad I came across your blog.

  10. I love Dave Ramsey. I’ll have to check out the 2. Do you have any favorite female financial bloggers to follow for 2018?

    1. Well, of course!
      I love Hilary Hendershott! She has a podcast called Profit Boss. I made a post of top personal finance podcasts to follow, and she is absolutely inspirational! I love that she is a financial advisor, so she knows her stuff!

      And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter! I’m coming out with about 3 new posts every single week! 😉

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