Top 10 Personal Finance Blogs to Read In 2010

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I subscribe to about 25-30 personal finance blogs.  Each day I get a ton of email.  And sometimes I find it hard to keep up with all the emails.  Today, I wanted to let you know which 10 I find myself reading most frequently.

Here is what I look for in personal finance blogs I read:

Good, consistent, quality posts that make me think.  Since I only use email to subscribe it is important that I receive full text blog posts, not summaries.

There are a bunch of other great personal finance blogs which I wish I could include , but for the sake of time and space here are the …

Top 10 Personal Finance Blogs I Read

  1. Frugal Dad – When I do my weekly roundups you’ll see a lot of frugal dad posts.  This site does a good job choosing topics that matter to younger families.
  2. Christianpf – Obviously I am attracted to blogs written from a Christian perspective.  I think Bob does an excellent job including issues of faith and finances along with practical money saving tips.
  3. Personal Finance by the Book – Joe is a guy who seems to know what he is talking about :).  He has a good financial knowledge base and articulates his points well.  As another one who writes from a Christian perspective I enjoy reading the topics Joe covers.  Since Joe has a little more life experience than the typical finance blogger I tend to listen more closely when he speaks.
  4. Bible Money Matters – Peter does a great job keeping track of the news and includes a lot of relevant financial topics.   In addition, you get a good variety of writers – my self, Jason Price, and Peter.
  5. Sound Mind Investing – While I subscribe to the paid subscription there is also a lot of good materials on the visitor blog.  I find out what is happening in the investing world from SMI.
  6. Free Money Finance – This was the first personal finance blog I ever knew existed.  Probably about a year ago I was listening to a Crown Radio Show and they were walking about FMF.  I would get on the site and save the documents as a PDF to read later.  Now I know you can just subscribe for free daily emails.  FMF has short thought provoking posts with a lot of relevant materials.  He is one of those bloggers who lives the financial advice not just writes about it.
  7. Get Rich Slowly – On this site J.D. Roth does an excellent job reaching deeper on topics.  From his posts you can tell he is well read on financial topics and wants to get to the reason behind the reason.  His articles help develop a healthy fundamental view of finances.
  8. The Oblivious Investor – Mike always provides good solid investing advice.  He has a simple and effective approach to investing.  If you want to follow the investing news without the noise I suggest the oblivious investor.
  9. The Simple Dollar – Trent is a prolific writer.  Subscribing allows me to touch bases on a large number of topics to get a great introduction to many different financial topics.  His posts are though provoking and often open the door to some great discussions.
  10. Debt Free Adventure – I read DFA so I can live vicariously through Matt.  I am not in debt (except the house), but I feel that reading his blog keeps me fresh on the issues and experiences of a person in debt.  I want to appeal to that subgroup on my blog and Matt educates me through his blog.

Photo  by totalAldo.

Do you have a personal finance blog that you enjoy reading that is not listed?


  1. says

    Thanks for including me Craig! You should add your own blog as #11! :)

    One of my favorite blogs that you haven’t listed here is, because he really knows his stuff.
    .-= Peter´s last blog ..Blueprint For How To Make Money With A Blog: Laying A Solid Foundation – Setting Up Your Site =-.

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        Would you happen to have any failmy photo’s that were taken in Sterling that you would be willing to share? I live in Sterling and am interested in the history. Any photo’s that also include buildings are of interest.I remember your Aunt Francis and Uncle Dugan and Butch, they lived down the road from me when I was growing up.

    • says

      I’ve learned (and I’m still lrnanieg) that it’s not really about work/life balance anymore as it is about life balance overall. I agree with the author’s first tip for getting started that is, shoring up the home front. In other words, take care of your personal relationships. Because you can’t be a good wife, mother, friend, or employee if you’re stressed about your relationships all day. I don’t know if I would call it a take control approach as the author implies, but I rather think of it as letting go by dealing with the issues that need to be dealt with so that you don’t have to manage them constantly and bring them with you everywhere. You don’t have to balance them, if you will. Whether it’s work or home that’s causing you angst, clean it up, take care of it, deal with it or whatever you want to call it. Once you stop managing all of the issues you can:1. Be engaged You can be present in every moment. Whether at work or at home with your kids, you can commit to the moment and not have to worry about what’s next or what you didn’t get to finish.2. Be accepting Accept that you are doing your best (if you really are, that is) and forgive yourself. Give yourself a break and don’t be so hard on you.3. Be aware of your part You can’t manage the actions of others and of the world around you. But you can acknowledge your part in difficult situations (whether at work or home) and do something to make it better.

    • Craig says

      @ Matt
      After I made the list I had to add a couple to my subscription list.
      I hope you do get into investing more soon too. Investing is much more enjoyable to deal with than debt :). But, I won’t have to live vicariously as I’ve actively been saving for retirement for 10 years now. I’m on my own adventure. I look forward to reading your DEBT FREE POST.

  2. says

    I really enjoy reading Christianpf. It is definitely one of my favorites as it has a lot of insightful articles and it covers a wide variety of topics. There are a lot of great financial blogs out there, however, and I will definitely check out the other 9 you mentioned in your post. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Pam´s last blog ..Save Money On Your Taxes– Use A Spousal RRSP =-.

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