Top 100 Debt Conquering Blogs in 2018

Top 100 Debt Conquering Blogs in 2018

       by Denis O’Brien

If you’re looking for practical, comprehensive and educational debt blogs that can better your financial position and teach you all the tricks you need to master your debt payoff, you’ve come to the right place!

Here are the best 100 debt conquering blogs you should follow in 2018 if you’re serious about getting out of debt.

Top Debt Blogs

A look to the piggy bank

Over the past few years there has been an explosion of high quality personal finance and debt blogs with a variety of specializations. We decided to see which blogs came out on top.

Whether you’re a die hard penny hoarder or planning your route to FIRE (financial independence retire early), these blogs will provide you with the tools, tips and techniques you need to get the most out of your debt payoff!

Here’s the Top Debt Conquering Blogs:

Kyle Taylor

Kyle Taylor
The Penny Hoarder

If you’ve done any searches for anything personal finance related, no doubt you’ve come across The Penny Hoarder.

The Penny Hoarder is one of the largest personal finance websites in the United States and globally, averaging more than 16 million monthly readers.

Inc. Magazine awarded The Penny Hoarder in 2017 the prestigious No. 1 spot for the fastest-growing private media company for the second consecutive year, and 25th fastest-growing private company on their Inc. 5000 list.

Kyle Taylor, founder and CEO started the site in 2010 and it has been profitable since proving that commitment to quality content does pay off.

As a result of its success, The Penny Hoarder has featured by media outlets such as Fox News, CNBC, Oprah, Yahoo and Forbes.

The site often features debt pay off stories that are motivating and sure to inspire you.


Aaron Patzer

Aaron Patzer
Mint

Mint is a digital personal finance service founded in 2006 and provides a platform to track your finances by connecting to your accounts.

MintLife, was started shortly after as a personal finance blog that would act as a significant money management resource for young consumers.

Mint grew quickly enough to sell to Intuit for $170 million after three years in business.

The blog covers a variety of topics and from a debt perspective, has a strong emphasis on credit awareness.

One of the featured writers, Zina Kumok was recently featured on a podcast episode on Chain of Wealth.


Tim Chen

Tim Chen
NerdWallet

NerdWallet was founded in 2009 and is a must use resource when trying to make a decisions by comparing various products available from various banks and insurance companies.

2016, NerdWallet had a valuation of $550 million and projected revenue of about $100 million.

The site is targeted towards millennials and its comparison tools provide information on credit card selection, college loans, banking, mortgage loans, stock trading and insurance policies.

The site boasts being exceptionally user-friendly and makes searching for financial products a breeze.


Laura Adams

Laura D. Adams
Quick and Dirty Tips

Quick and Dirty Tips is a podcast network and website helping you do things better (not just financial things!)

Laura D. Adams contributes to the Credit section of the Money & Finance section and tackles topics such as paying down mortgages, refinancing student loans and financing cars.

Her insight provides valuable insight into a complicated world and provides actionable advice that is broken down into step by step instructions.

The podcast portion of the site has won three awards: the 2007 Podcast Award for Best Education Podcast,the 2007 Podcast Peer Award for Favorite Audio Program, and the 2006 Podcast Peer Award for Best Education Podcast.


Kimberly Blanton

Kimberly Blanton
Squared Away

Squared Away changes things up a bit and isn’t a typical personal finance blog, the site is focused on individuals, as well as practitioners in the field of financial literacy, including financial advisers, educators, employers, government and foundation officials, and researchers.

Kimberly Blanton does an excellent job of covering debt with topics ranging from the looming debt crisis, student loans and even includes steps to work towards retirement.

Squared Away also explores the emotional and psychological – even neurological – reasons people do what they do and will cover employer and government initiatives to improve financial literacy.

The Squared Away Blog has been recognized by both The Wall Street Journal and AARP.


Trent Hamm

Trent Hamm
Simple Dollar

Garnering approximately one million visitors per month, the Simple Dollar is on the cutting edge of providing awesome actionable debt advice.

Trent Hamm started The Simple Dollar in 2006 after going through a complete financial meltdown.

The Simple Dollar began as a site for people who are fighting debt and bad spending habits, while trying to build a financially secure future and still afford a few luxuries in life.

Debt categories covered in great length include credit cards and loans. The credit card section includes an “our two cents” section that breaks down why you might consider a specific credit card.

The Simple Dollar has been featured in some of the world’s largest publications, such as Inc., Forbes, The Guardian, and MSN Money.


Andrew Schrage

Andrew Schrage
Money Crashers

The mission of Money Crashers is to develop a community of people who are trying to make financially sound decisions.

Money Crashers encourages their “11 Indispensable Principles of Money Crashers” which I highly recommend everyone try adapt.

Money Crashers does a fantastic job at covering a ton of debt topics at great length including bankruptcy, credit cards, how to get out of debt and loans.

The articles are positioned to be bite size and are an excellent read for you commute.


Peter Adeney

Peter Adeney
Mr. Money Mustache

Mr Money Mustache is a website and pseudonym of a 43-year-old Canadian-born blogger Peter Adeney.

The site takes a completely different direction to what you’re probably used to, Peter writes about how we can all lead a frugal yet Badass life of leisure.

He tackles the concept that we can all stop living a mindless consumerism life that defines America’s middle-class today.

Mr Money Mustache does a great job of keeping you entertained and definitely doesn’t let you get bored with the financial aspect.

The site has over 400 posts which you can view all of them on one of its pages.

The site also boasts an active internet forum for discussion of personal finance matters outside of the blog’s comment threads.


Jeff Kaplan

Joanie Demer
Krazy Coupon Lady

How could I compile a list of great debt sites without including The Krazy Coupon Lady!

The site was founded, quite by accident, when two stay-at-home moms began blogging about their strategic coupon-clipping in Boise, Idaho.

Joanie Demer and Heather Wheeler were on a mission to help you save $10,000 in a year.

They were originally college roommates and now more recently balance their booming business along with Pull-ups and sippy cups.

The site has a big focus on empowering women to take control of their financial lives and have fun at the same time!

The website is known more for it’s couponing side, however the blog is a fantastic read and covers great ways to live frugally and reduce debt.

Quite literally, the website is now a thriving multi-million dollar corporation, outpacing the growth of any website of its kind in the world!


Jeff Kaplan

Adam Looney
Brookings

Adam Looney is an expert in his own right, as a Ph.D from Harvard, he has covered the student loan crisis in immense detail.

On his page on the Brookings website, he provides a wealth of informative posts that can help you get a broader understanding of the student loan crisis.

This site covers more advanced content and would advice you visit it if you are looking for information on the bigger problem and are focusing on a macro level.


Stacy Johnson

Stacy Johnson
Money Talk News

Money Talks News has a whole section dedicated to borrowing money and best practices.

The site is a nationally syndicated consumer/personal finance news series offering tips and advice on saving money and avoiding rip offs in the United States market and is created by Stacy Johnson.

For more than 20 years, Money Talks News has helped millions save money and build wealth with their Emmy Award winning videos and easy to follow articles.

Learning to save more, spend less, pay off debt, and invest well should be compelling topics for virtually everyone. In both print and video, their goal is to help you reach your goals by telling stories that matter to you.

A great site to find awesome syndicated content.


Stacy Johnson

Dave Ramsey
Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey is an icon in debt pay off. He has what feels like a million different podcast episodes and often features people that have incredible, motivational stories on his show.

Dave Ramsey has coined his 7 Baby Steps which he recommends everyone should follow to get out of debt and master your finances.

He also popularized the Debt Snowball Method.

I highly recommend you check out his resources if you’re serious about getting ahead financially.


Will Chen

Will Chen
Wise Bread

Wise Bread has a fantastic debt management series which creates a engaging aspect to debt payoff.

Their content is syndicated through worldwide partners like Reader’s Digest, MSN, Yahoo, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur Media, and Huffington Post.

The site has won several awards like PC Magazine’s Top 100 Websites, About’s Personal Finance Blog of the Year, Liz Weston’s Best Money Site, MSN Money’s Top 100 Most Useful Websites, and Kiplinger’s Best Blog for Frugalistas.

Wise Bread has created a huge community of bloggers who help you live large on a small budget. It provides informative posts, tips on living more frugally, and so much more.


Ramit Sethi

Ramit Sethi
I Will Teach You To Be Rich

The ‘I Will Teach You To Be Rich’ Blog is an inspiring guide to money and psychology for entrepreneurs and pretty much everyone else.

This site is huge, boasting over one million readers that implement the psychology and system to create a rich life.

The site has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Ramit Sethi created the site and who has also written a New York Times bestselling book, has been profiled in a 6-page Fortune article and pictured next to Warren Buffett in Forbes Magazine.

He’s also have been featured by a long list of media, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, NPR, Fox Business, PBS, CNBC and more.


Scott Henderson

Scott Henderson
Personal Money Management Center

Scott Henderson is a Counselor at the Personal Money Management Center at the University of Utah.

He has contributed some great articles such and covers areas such as financing college, improving your credit score and others.

This is a great resource for actionable advice and I highly recommend you check out this site for some great tips.


JP Morgenthal

Anna Jones
And Then We Saved

And Then We Saved follows Anna Jone’s story of how she paid back over $24,000 of debt in only 15 months.

The website is cleanly laid out in an easy to use manner has some some awesome resources to help you get debt free.

She has a 3 step system that can help you master debt and get ahead, definitely check it out and don’t forget to take the pledge!


JP Morgenthal

Sam Dogen
Financial Samurai

Founded in 2009 by Sam Dogen, Financial Samurai has been visited by more than 25 million people!

One of the best articles tackles the issue of how much money you should have in your 401k by certain ages and is definitely eye opening.

The site boasts that every article is written based off first hand experience to provide the most helpful insights possible.

Financial Samurai has been highlighted in major publications such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal Online, Business Insider, The Consumerist, The Sydney Herald, The Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times.

Sam Dogen has also done interviews with AARP, Newstalk Radio 910AM (KKSF San Francisco) and Bloomberg.


Zoli Erdos

Sreekanth Reddy Nandipati
ReLakhs

ReLakhs really strives to be a blog that presents information on financial products in a simple, unbiased and easy to understand manner.

The blog definitely achieves its goal and covers a wide range of personal finance topics like insurance, home loans, banking services, mutual funds, tax planning, stock markets, commodities (gold) etc. The Author and Founder of ReLakhs is Sreekanth Nandipati who is a Certified Financial Planner.

The site is well designed and flows nicely, making it easy to find information.

Sreekanth believes – “Becoming WEALTHY is not a matter of how much you EARN, it is a matter of MANAGING your money PROPERLY.”


Jeff Rose

Jeff Rose
Good Financial Cents

Good Financial Cents has a simple goal of helping people make “cents” of their financial life.

The site is your one stop finance shop, covering a variety of topics and breaking them down into bite size chunks.

Jeff Rose, the creator of the site, is a Certified Financial Planner and co-founder of Alliance Investment Planning Group.

The “Money Uprising Movement” is definitely a resource you should check out as it provides you with 12 easy to follow rules that will immediately change the way you look at money.

The community is over 85,000 strong and is a not to be missed site.


Basavaraj Tonagatti

Basavaraj Tonagatti
BasuNivesh

Founded in 2011 and managed by Basavaraj Tonagatti- BasuNivesh is is one of the top-rated blogs in personal finance blogs in India.

The site has a distinct focus of educating each individual in dealing with their financial life, through better education people can lead better lives.

Basavaraj provides a wealth of information with over 500 posts. He is seem as the go-to expert in India.


Crystal Paine

Crystal Paine
Money Saving Mom

The growth story of Money Saving Mom is incredible

In 2006, Crystal Paine briefly shared a bit about bargain-shopping on a former blog of hers… and was quickly inundated with questions on how she managed to live on such a small grocery budget.

Amazingly, the questions just never stopped coming, despite writing a blog series, an ebook, and an ecourse on the subject of Supermarket Savings.

As time marched on and the questions, requests, and emails continued to pour in, MoneySavingMom.com was born! In less than a year, it quickly became one of the highest-trafficked personal finance blogs on the web.

This is a great resource to learn how to save money in every day life.


Lydia Leong

Raviraj and Shitanshu
Money Excel

Money Excel Blog is owned and maintained by Raviraj and Shitanshu with a perception of much needed awareness among Indian consumers residing in urban estates about personal financing, planning and products.

Money Excel does a great job of tackling practical personal finance and blog on topics that are relevant to every day living.

One of my favorite recent articles was about how to stop living paycheck to paycheck, which provides great tips to cut down debt.


JD Roth

J.D. Roth
Get Rich Slowly

Get Rich Slowly named one of the 25 Best Blogs by Time, Most Inspiring Money Blog by Money magazine, and a Best Money Site by personal finance expert Liz Weston is devoted to sensible personal finance.

Phew! That’s quite a lot of awards.

But on a serious note, the site does a fantastic job of breaking down how to retire early and punts the importance of consistency and saving.

J.D. Roth’s goal is to help you save more and live better with unbiased, non-judgmental money advice from experts and peers.

Since 2006 Get Rich Slowly has been dedicated to helping everyone reach their financial goals.


Steve Chou
My Wife Quit Her Job

The purpose of MyWifeQuitHerJob.com is to share the knowledge, experience and mistakes so that one can benefit from this information.

MyWifeQuitHerJob.com is an outlet for Steve & Jennifer to document their experiences and strategies for building wealth on a single steady income.

This inspirational story shows how important debt management is for couples that are on a single income.


Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner
Making Sense of Cents

Making Sense Of Cents won 2016 Personal Finance Blog of the Year.

Her story and success from her blog is an inspiration which stemmed from her $38,000 student loan debt, which she paid off in 7 months.

Today not only is she an award winning blogger, her student loan debt was a big reason why she started Making Sense Of Cents.

She used to work in the financial services industry as a financial analyst, but now she is fully self-employed as an online freelancer and solopreneur.

Michelle publishes monthly income updates where she discuss how she earns over $100,000 a month online.

Michelle was interviewed on Chain of Wealth, you can see her interview here.


Jay Money

Jay Money
budgetsaresexy.com

Jay Money is truly a legend in the personal finance space.

He’s won countless awards and Budgets Are Sexy even won Blog of the year.

On Budgets Are Sexy, Jay talks about his journey of building wealth with personal finance tips, money management and everything in between.

Budgets are Sexy provides fun reads about all things personal finance, while following blogger Jay’s personal experiences.

Common topics covered include budget planning, retirement, credit cards, 401k, templates & becoming a millionaire.


Chonce Maddox

Chonce Maddox
My Debt Epiphany

My Debt Epiphany was created by Chonce Maddox and follows her journey to balance finances with living a life.

She is a Certified Financial Educator, and has a ton of fantastic articles on her site that are sure to give you a ton of value.

Her collection of 75 free weekend activities definitely gave me tons of ideas for my own no-spend weekends.

She has been featured in some of the biggest news networks.


Jonathan Ping

Jonathan Ping
My Money Blog

My Money Blog deserves to be on this list just for their golden Money Saving Guide.

Jonathan Ping started the site in 2004, making it one of the oldest ongoing personal finance sites around.

Jonathan provides advice on how to manage your money to work towards an early retirement.

Sharing stories about his experience with different investment strategies, the site boasts a wealth of information on financial products.

My Money Blog has been featured in various magazines like Businessweek, US News & World Report.


Robert Farrington

Robert Farrington
The College Investor

The College Investor is without doubt one of the best resources for millennials that have student loans.

Robert Farrington (America’s Millennial Money Expert), started the site in 2009 as a means to educate fellow graduates about personal finance.

If you’re looking to grab a hold on your finances from a young age, grab his free ebook on student loans.

There are also tips for passive income and other income-earning side hustles on the site.


Bob Lotich

Bob Lotich
Seedtime

SeedTime (known formerly as ChristianPF) is a Christian Personal Finance site helping people manage their money and make their financial lives better.

Bob is a legend in the personal finance space and has helped countless people over the past decade get out of financial disasters.

The site has a free course that is designed to teach you some of the fundamentals to saving money and paying off debt.


Saving Advice

James, Amanda and Jemeuel
SavingAdvice

SavingAdvice has a big emphasis on saving money through different techniques and helping you get out of debt.

The website is structured in a way to satisfy your PF appetite and covers everything from financial articles, discussion, newsletters, calculators and various other financial related tools.

The site even boasts the ability to create your own mini blog!

SavingAdvice has been featured in the Washington Post, Budget Living Magazine, The Street & Reddit.

The site is a community effort run by James, Amanda and Jemeuel.

They also run a number of other websites such as Clever Dude, Thousandaire, Critical Financial, Outlier Model and Counting My Pennies just to name a few.


Rob Berger

Rob Berger
The Dough Roller

Robert Berger founded the Dough Roller in 2007 and has since then become an popular blog read by millions each year and has since expanded to a team of personal finance experts and contributors.

The site is laid out in an extremely easy to follow format and they cover topics on banking, credit and debt, credit cards, insurance, and investing.

The power of having such a good team on board is being able to independently research loads of financial products and provide unique insight and value to their readers.

The site has been featured on MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider, and U.S. News.


David Ning

David Ning
MoneyNing

David Ning is a published author & entrepreneur who founded MoneyNing in July of 2007.

Achieving financial freedom is something that everyone strives to do and MoneyNing provides you with tools to achieve that, from living frugally to investing, the site has you covered.

One of the great posts on this site goes through the concept that even though money is important, it isn’t everything.

This helps teach the fundamental lesson that everything is great in theory, but life happens in practice.


G.E. Miller

G.E. Miller
20 SomethingFinance

G.E Miller started 20 SomethingFinance when he was in his twenties and catered towards young professionals and aimed to help them pursue financial freedom.

Even though he is no longer in his 20s, G.E. Miller writes about holistic lifestyle changes you can make to embrace a debt-free way of life.

20 SomethingFinance is still as relevant today as it was the day it started.

The site has a whole section dedicated to Debt Management and has some really awesome posts.

G.E. Miller also now saves 85% of his income which in itself is inspirational.


Tracie

Tracie
Penny Pinchin Mom

Tracie is literally a financial superhero!

While she’s not saving the world running Penny Pinchin Mom, she is a mom of 3 kids.

Having been in more than $37,000 in debt herself, Tracie knows what it takes to get out from under that financial burden.

Penny Pinchin Mom is a fantastic resource that covers how her and her husband eliminated their debt and life debt free.

Tracie shares tips to help people get out of debt, save money, budget and even throws in how to make amazing recipes, parenting tips and more.


Erin Chase

Erin Chase
$5 Dinners

One of our biggest expenses each month is food.

Enter- $5 Dinners.

Erin Chase’s created the blog as a way to teach people how to reducing your spending with groceries, meal planning, couponing and everything in between.

Coupon lovers will find huge value in the site’s Printable Coupons which are posted regularly to help you get those savings in!

Erin’s goal is to help you spend a whole lot less of your hard earned money on groceries, so you can use those dollars to pay off debt, save for a vacation, pay for something special, or whatever your financial goals or dream may be.


Harry Sit

Harry Sit
The Finance Buff

The Finance Buff has a staggering one million visitors a year and focuses on saving money, spending money, insurance, investing, taxes and other topics related to personal finance.

The site has an awesome feature to help you find financial advisors in your area (albeit for a fee).

This is great when you’re looking for a specific type of financial advisor as you can give requirements and Harry will find 3 people for you to choose from.

Harry has created an fantastic hub to connect people together and help them achieve financial greatness.


Kerry K. Taylor

Kerry K. Taylor
Squawkfox

Squawkfox which was created by Kerry Taylor is a personal finance blog where consumer savvy is fun.

The site has an awesome “Budget Bundle”, which is available for free.

Squawkfox is beautifully designed and the articles are organized in an easy to read manner which is great for on the go reading.

Kerry focuses her time on teaching others how to get out of debt, cut costs, spend for fun, meal plan, save on groceries, and invest too!

Squawkfox was voted #1 Money Blog in Canada by The Globe and Mail readership.


Jeremy Biberdorf

Jeremy Biberdorf
Modest Money

One thing I love about Modest Money is how Jeremy breaks down his content into easy to understand language and practical tips.

ModestMoney provides breaking investment news, including stock market developments, currency trading reports, and the latest commodities events.

The site also has a great section on Debt and has a ton of useful articles to inspire you.

Whether you’re a new or experience investor, you will find value in this website.


Fitz Villafuerte

Fitz Villafuerte
Ready To Be Rich

Fitz Villafuerte is a Filipino entrepreneur, investor and a Registered Financial Planner who runs the site Ready to be Rich.

The blog has been going since 2007 and is focused on telling Fitz stories to inspire people to start their own journey towards financial freedom.

Fitz’s story is one many people can relate to and he clearly explains what it takes to get ahead in life and how to avoid being a corporate slave.

Ready To Be Rich has won the Best Business and Finance Blog at the Philippine Blog Awards and was also seen in the Top 100 Best Personal Finance Blogs by WiseBread Community.


Ryan Guina

Ryan Guina
The Military Wallet

For any veterans, military members and their families, this site is for you.

Understanding money as a service man or woman is tough enough, fortunately The Military Wallet is Ryan’s answer to the lack of information available.

There is a huge variety of programs and benefits available to military members.

The site also has a podcast that typcially features in-depth discussions on military and veterans benefits, including those on retirement, health care, education benefits, Guard and Reserve topics, and more.

Other topics covered include VA disability, discounts, and military money tips.

The Military Wallet has been featured in Stars & Stripes, USAA, Bankrate, CNN Money, Forbes, US News & World Report, Fox Business & Fox News, Time Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, and a variety of other websites.


Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson
Bible Money Matters

Bible Money Matters was launched in January of 2008 by Peter Anderson as a place to talk about Christian faith and how it affects his finances.

Tackling topics around Christian personal finance such as budgeting, debt elimination, saving, frugality, thrift, debt, faith based investing, and lots more.

Bible Money Matters has become a global gold mine for those that want to take their spirituality and money more seriously.


Julia Scott

Julia Scott
Bargain Babe

Julia Scott is the creator of Bargain Babe and provides excellent actionable tips which anyone can use to save a buck.

BargainBabe focuses on educating the reader about cutting costs with deals, coupons, freebies and saving money with effective personal and practical money management tips.

Julia has created an awesome debt section which has inspirational posts such as “How to live frugally while paying off your student loans”.

This site is not to be missed!


Suze Orman

Suze Orman
Suze Orman

Suze Orman is an inspirational personal finance rockstar!

She has been featured in all the top media outlets and is known as a pillar of the personal finance community.

She has inspired millions of people to get out of debt and take control of their financial futures.

She is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today.


Kevin Bubb

Kevin Bubb
Financial Panther

Kevin is an attorney and the blogger behind Financial Panther.

Kevin paid off $87,000 worth of student loans in just 2.5 years by choosing not to live like a big shot lawyer.

He started this blog to share all that he knows about personal finance, travel hacking, and making more money by side hustling using the sharing economy.

Kevin was recently featured in a podcast episode right here on Chain of Wealth.

His blog covers topics such as Personal Finance Stuff, Investing, Paying Off Debt, Journeying Toward Financial Independence, Merging Finances With Your Significant Other, Side Hustling Using Sharing And Gig Economy Platforms, Sharing Apps That Have Helped him in his Personal Finance Journey, and Finding And Selling Sweet, Sweet Trash.


Joe Udo

Joe Udo
Retire by 40

Joe Udo started Retire By 40 to keep tab of his early retirement journey. It was a place to share his aspiration for Financial Independence.

Joe retired from Corporate America to become a stay-at-home dad.

He and his wife have mastered passive income and life comfortably using other sources of income they’ve developed.

Joe has an awesome section on his site dedicated to living frugally and has great tips for saving money.


Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor
PT Money

Phillip Taylor known commonly as PT founded the legendary FinCon conference that is attended by thousands of personal finance bloggers and media alike.

PT is also a CPA and entrepreneur, who has a passion for blogging and podcasting.

He has some awesome savings strategies, tax tips, and even money-wise gifts for your kids.

If you’re looking for great money management apps, PT Money will keep you on top of the best PF apps out there.

This site is not to be missed and contains a wealth of information.


Ryan Guina

Ryan Guina
Cash Money Life

Cash Money Life excels at an efficient website design that allows you to dive into a variety of personal finance categories at a glance.

Ryan Guina is not a professional financial planner, but you will find a lot of useful information on his blog. It offers detailed, actionable guides on managing your money.

The site has been featured on the likes of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, and more.

Cash Money Life is consistently ranked in Wise Bread’s ranking of the Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs and with good reason.


Steve Rhode

Steve Rhode
Get Out of Debt Guy

If you’re serious about tacking debt, Get Out of Debt Guy is a awesome blog that will give you free help and honest caring advice on how to get out of debt.

There’s a ton of excellent debt relief industry inside information and tips which can benefit you if you are in any kind of financial hardship.

Steve helps people to get out of debt for free and warns people about debt scams to avoid.

He has been on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, and local stations as well as had his own radio show.


Jacob Lumby

Jacob & Vanessa Lumby
The Cash Cow Couple

The power couple Jacob and Vanessa are cited as being the “fastest rising stars of personal finance” by Chris Smith.

The Cash Cow Couple was created by by the married couple to teach other married couples how to save money, eliminate debt, and build a more secure financial future.

As the audience expanded, the content focus of the website shifted to include comprehensive financial content and expert reviews. The couple teach nearly 100,000 monthly readers how to build wealth and secure financial freedom through their blog.

With expert reviews of financial products, this site is a gem.


Mohammed Ali

Mohammed Ali
One Rupee

Mohammed Ali is the Owner and Contributor of OneRupee.net. He started this blog in 2015. OneRupee.net is a personal finance blog focused on the money related topics such as Provident Fund, income tax filing, investing, taxation, credit score and lot more.

The blog helps to keep you updated on the basics of all the financial aspects which are directly or indirectly related to your personal finance and helps you to make better financial decisions.


Len Penzo

Len Penzo
Len Penzo

Len Penzo started his site in December 2008.

In the space of 10 years, it has received more than 9 million page views and 4 million unique visitors!

One of the top pages I recommend you check out on this site is the $40k challenge, definitely a challenge you should undertake (if you’re up for it!)

The site has a wealth of information about Mortgages and I highly recommend it for anyone considering buying a house.

This blog is all about being personally responsible — not only for our personal finances, but also for everything else we do in life. It is the offbeat personal finance blog for responsible people.


Briana Cropped

Briana Cropped
BargainBriana

Briana Cropped created BargainBriana as a response to her family and friend’s interests in her bargains.

Over the past few years the blog has evolved from focusing primarily on coupons and deals to a broader range of posts such as budget friendly recipes, DIY, money saving articles, and frugal living tips.

BargainBriana is a great tool to save money in every day life.


Marie Engen

Marie Engen
Boomer & Echo

Boomer & Echo is a Canadian personal finance blog with smart ideas on how you can achieve financial freedom at any age.

The site is a great resource to Canadians and covers great content such as savings, investing, debt management, mortgages, and almost everything else related to money and finance.

I highly recommend checking out the 35 ways to save money for a great list of ways to save money in every day life.


Charlie, Eddie and Aaron

Charlie, Eddie and Aaron

Three Thrifty Guys

Charlie, Eddie and Aaron are the three thrifty guys helping you make some extra money with their money saving tips, frugal living and personal finance advice.

Lots of useful info on this blog, Must read!

Three Thrifty Guys is a personal finance blog helping folks keep a few more bucks in their pocket. The blogs aim is to share insight on how to live a “life of thrift”.

They feature the two checking account system which orders your saves in a way that you don’t need a budget.


Neal Frankle

Neal Frankle
Wealth Pilgrim

Neal Frankle the founder of Wealth Pilgrim is a Certified Financial Planner (R) and a Registered Investment Advisor.

Wealth Pilgrim is a blog about how to find financial balance in your life.

Neal Frankle discusses how to make smarter financial decisions and how to deal with challenges that money can’t always solve.

Wealth Pilgrim is definitely a great resource for technical information on banking, investing, and retiring. There are plenty of in-depth “ultimate guide” for just about any money-related issue you could imagine. The entire website is also well-organized so you can easily browse topics you’re interested in or search for something more specific.


Tara Kuczykowski

Tara Kuczykowski
Printable Coupons

Tara Kuczykowski the founder of DealSeekingMom.

She is a married mom of three boys and two girls, living in Columbus, OH.

The website has a strong focus on couponing to a younger generation of readers, newer parents.

She focuses on teaching her readers how to stretch their budgets in order to make room for occasional splurges.

This site is worth following just for the awesome deals that pop up!


Carrie Rocha

Carrie Rocha
Pocket Your Dollars

Pocket Your Dollars has a strong emphasis of getting you out of debt, and keeping you out of debt!

The site was created by Carrie Rocha and features everything from deals, freebies and coupons to advanced personal finance management.

There is a ton of great information on how to save money shopping and gems on creative ways to save.

Pocket Your Dollars’s story has been featured in Woman’s Day, Woman’s World, Glamour, Bankrate, Yahoo! Finance, Wisebread, MSN, Wall Street Journal Radio and more.


Tushar Mathur

Tushar Mathur
Everything Finance

Created by Tushar Mathur, Everything Finance & Start Investing Money have a strong emphasis on financial planning, credit management, personal finance and everything in between.

The site has a lot of list post style content which is a great way to create mini to-do checklists for yourself.

If you’re looking for a great guide to credit check out Everything Finance’s Credit Score page, there you can learn all about the composition of your score and learn strategies to improve it.


Bridget Casey

Bridget Casey
Money After Graduation

Run by Bridget Casey, Money After Graduation is a financial literacy website dedicated to helping college students and new graduates pay off student debt, learn to budget, save money, and invest for the future.

The site has a whole bunch of courses, I recommend checking out the free course called “Debt Crusher” which will teach you to get out of debt in 2 years or less.

Bridget holds a BSc. from the University of Alberta, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Calgary. She is has been featured as a millennial financial expert by Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider, CBC and BNN. Bridget was recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Young Innovators in 2016.

This is a great site you should check out!


Esther Mukoro

Esther Mukoro
MoneyNuggets

When it comes down to site design, MoneyNuggets nails it perfectly!

The site was created by Esther Mukoro and is a career advice blog for women who want to take charge of their finances, achieve their financial goals and secure their future.

There is an awesome page for her “Beginners Guide to Debt Management” course which is a great resource to check out consisting of 15 parts!

If you’re serious about getting out of debt, I definitely recommend checking out this site.


Angela Davis

Angela Davis
Frugal Living NW

Frugal Living NW started in the fall of 2008.

Angela Davis was teaching a couponing class to a group of friends and family from the church, from there the site has grown to a full site that’s goal is to make every penny count.

Frugal Living NW helps its readers save money, not just for the sake of having more money but to help each of you reach your financial goals.

They are here to help you well on a budget by sharing different ways to save money. Frugal Living NW focuses on frugal living inspiration, recipes, online bargains, and store deals in and around the Pacific Northwest.


Mike

Mike
Clever Dude Personal Finance & Money

If you’re looking for an inspirational story, Mike and his new bride started with $113,000 of consumer debt and in 3 short years, it was completely gone!

Clever Dude Personal Finance & Money is Mike, or the Dude’s site where he documents creative ways to save money.

If you’re looking for ways to cut back this is an excellent resource.


Kate Sorensen

Kate Sorensen
Coupon Cravings

Coupon Cravings is a blog started by Kate Sorensen to help people save money using coupons, price matching and getting great deals on everyday things from the grocery stores to the malls.

Kate is know as a “Coupon extraordinaire” and is an excellent deal finder that can save you money on your next purchase.

Most of her deals focus on kitchen, family, home, beauty, women’s & kid’s clothing and more.


Todd Weitzman

Todd Weitzman
MoneyHax

After years of working with other personal finance blogs and influencers, founder Todd Weitzman sought a vision to create a business that will enhance others lives through financial and unique opportunities.

The website is designed in a user-friendly manner and has excellent content.

If you’re looking to find a deal, head over to their resource page for a list of sites that have the best online deals.

The MoneyHax mission is to provide money saving tips and earning opportunities that are real, quick to read, and relatable.


Pamela Yellen

Pamela Yellen
Bank On Yourself

Bank On Yourself was founded by Pamela Yellen in 2002.

Pamela is known as an expert in the personal finance space and she helps people using conventional financial planning and investment methods.

The primary focus on the blog is on investing and retiring, however this site does definitely deserve a shout out as it is a gold mine for people with a long term vision.

Bank on Yourself will help you plan for the future, so definitely use this site if not during your debt payoff, then after.


SB

SB
One Cent At A Time

One cent at a time is definitely an excellent resource if you’re young and you’re trying to get ahead.

The site is focused on setting the foundations for later in life and details how to become rich and build long term wealth.

There is a ton of great articles, I recommend you check out the popular articles on the site to really get the most value out of One Cent At A Time.

There is also a focus on becoming a better employee.

SB writes about improving social life, about spending money on things one cherishes. He talks about cleaning inner self and enjoying each moments of our lives.


Barbara Friedberg

Barbara Friedberg
Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance

Barbara Friedberg has been featured on the likes of Yahoo Finance, MSM Money, the US News and a variety of other outlet.

She is a university finance instructor and formally a portfolio manager.

Her blog teaches people ways to save and invest for long term growth.

She also covers debt fairly often and a variety of other trendy topics.

Definitely a blog to follow if you’re interested in building long term wealth.


Melissa Bondar

Melissa Bondar
BrokeGIRLrich

BrokeGIRLrich was created by Melissa Bondar and has a strong focus on debt payoff.

The site has a simple yet effective design and is visually appealing.

The site’s main audience is people that work in the arts but the content is fantastic so don’t feel limited!

The Destroy Debt section on BrokeGIRLrich is definitely something that anyone reading this guide should check out, but if you decide to venture into other sections of the site, there are some awesome travel tips, tips on living frugally and more.


Madhupam Krishna

Madhupam Krishna
TheWealthWisher

If you’re in India, you definitely want to check out TheWealthWisher.

Madhupam Krishna created TheWealthWisher with the goal to educate investors about personal finance and self development.

The website covers topics including investments, mutual funds, insurance, retirement, tax and much more.

TheWealthWisher also covers behavioral finance, a growing area we see more and more interest in.

Definitely sign up for their free ebooks!


Kim

Kim
Eyes on the Dollar

I absolutely loved the Slogan for Eyes on the Dollar- an optometrist’s journey to achieving 20/20 financial vision.

Kim’s site has a big focus on debt and her articles are informative and thought provoking.

The blog serves as Kim’s diary for her financial life and talks about going from no assets to making money but spending recklessly, to finally realizing what is important in life.

Her article on paying off $30,000 in credit card debt is inspiring.


Brian Fourman

Brian Fourman
Luke1428

Brian Fourman began blogging on Luke1428 in July 2012.

His goal has been to assist families and individuals navigate the challenges of managing their money so that they can grow wealth and live with greater peace of mind.

The blog specifically deals with planning ahead and focusing on generating long term value, both financially and spiritually.

Luke1428 has been awarded Fincon 2014 – Best Christian Personal Finance Blog.


Joshua Sheats

Joshua Sheats
The Radical Personal Finance Podcast

The Radical Personal Finance Podcast now has over 500 episodes!

Started by Joshua Sheats, who is a financial planner, he teaches people how to live a rich life now while building a plan for financial freedom in 10 years or less.

With a ton of “Debt Freedom” podcast episodes, this is a great resource for people that would prefer to consume their content while on their commute or while exercising.

The podcast has great takeaways and I highly recommend you check it out.


Corrie

Corrie
“Cents”able Momma

Corrie is the “Cents”able Momma who has 2 boys.

Her site has a big focus on debt payoff and also offers a ton of insider tricks to the best deals and coupons.

Deciding they wanted to stay at home with their kids when they were both, the couple took some serious steps towards planning for it (such as buying a home they could afford on one income, beefing up emergency fund, and paying off $35,000 in student loan debt) all before the kids were born.

There also are a ton of great recipes, so maybe your sweet tooth can save a buck as well!


Jaime

Jaime
Coupons And Freebies Mom

Jaime is the founder of Coupons And Freebies Mom and is a married mom of 2 young & energetic boys.

The website focuses on providing you with awesome freebies, coupons and deals.

Coupons and Freebies Mom also explores ways to earn some extra cash such as doing online surveys.

The site is neatly organized and makes navigation a breeze.

Jamie started the site soon after leaving her job, when she realized her true passion was to be at home with her kiddos & help others save money.


Ted Jenkin

Ted Jenkin
Your Smart Money Moves

Ted Jenkin’s goal with Your Smart Money Moves is to bring you common sense financial advice.

He focuses on providing content for generation X & Y and has won numerous top blog awards.

You Smart Money Moves is exceptionally relatable, as they break down complicated financial jargon into easy to understand language.


Manikaran Singal

Manikaran Singal
Good Moneying

Good Moneying was created by Manikaran Singal, who is a MBA (finance) gold medal finalist, a CFP and SEBI Registered Investment advisor.

The site is an excellent resource if you’re trying to tackle debt as the blog has a strong focus on financial planning, insurance planning and investment psychology.

The blog is designed in a easily navigate through the different topics and provides a wealth of useful information.


Jacob A Irwin

Jacob A Irwin
My Personal Finance Journey

My Personal Finance Journey was created by Jacob Irwin and is a great resource for anyone that is more “non-finance” related.

The site has a big focus on education and strives to provide people with the know how to achieve financial greatness.

Jacob’s goal for starting My Personal Finance Journey was to unravel some of the myths around investing and personal finance that are ever-present in today’s society.


Yaniv Levi

Yaniv Levi
Change Labs

Change Labs gets a mention here just because it’s such a fantastic concept.

Change Labs is a Virtual Financial Assistant that naturally improves your financial status through artificial intelligence.

The team consists of several behavioral experts and data scientists that are hard at work trying to improve you personal finance nightmares and make it an intuitive user experience.

Apart from the cool concept, the website has a great blog with nuggets of great information.


Erin Lowry

Erin Lowry
Broke Millennial

Erin Lowry is the author of Broke Millennial, a great read for all millennials which is setup as a guide book rather than a straight out book.

Erin focuses on breaking down complicated financial jargon and helping you stop being a broke millennial and master your finances.

Erin appeared on Chain of Wealth in November, you can listen here.

Erin will help you go from flat-broke to financial badass!

Katie and I read her book so I can highly recommend this blog!


Latisha Styles

Latisha Styles
Young Finances

Young Finances is for young professionals and millennials to teach them the basics of investing, beginner budgeting, and tips to use credit wisely.

LaTisha “Tish” Styles is a nationally recognized millennial personal finance expert, author, and TV personality.

She is a cum laude finance graduate, former full-time investment analyst, and investor by passion, Tish uses her skills to help her clients achieve financial success.

Tish has a few signature coaching programs, where she focuses on empowering emerging entrepreneurs to establish an online presence to find new clients online.


Joseph Hogue

Joseph Hogue
PeerFinance101

Peer Finance 101 takes a different approach to the conventional blogging approach.

The site focuses on people sharing their own personal finance journeys so everyone can learn together!

Joseph Hogue the founder of Peer Finance 101 has been an investment analyst for over 20 years, working with large institutions as well as private clients and has put everything he has learned about personal finance and combined it with real-life experiences in PeerFinance101!

The benefit of PeerFinance 101 is Joseph can still moderate the comments thus you are ensured there will always be great advice.


Jon Dulin

Jon Dulin
MoneySmartGuides

Money Smart Guides has a strong focus on teaching people how they can get out of debt and start building wealth so they can achieve they dreams.

Jon Dulin started this site because of his interest in personal finance and wanting to help people better their financial lives.

Check out the inspirational Smart Money Guide, Debt All Stars where Jon features other personal finance bloggers that have paid off huge amounts of debt!


David

David
Finance Superhero

David has created an awesome website at Finance Superhero where he makes you feel at home immediately.

He has a strong ability to connect with his readers and has been featured in tons of newsworthy publications.

Check out his escape from student loans post which goes through how two educators paid off over $17,000 in 54 days.


Matt

Ashley
Blogging Away Debt

Blogging Away Debt (BAD) has seen hands changes over the past few years, but the vision of the site has always remained the same-
documenting debt pay off of inspirational bloggers.

Ashley has done a fantastic job with the site and has documented her own pay off which has been an inspirational read. She’s been blogging on the site site 2014 and is still going strong.

Check out the debt section of the site for some awesome articles on how you can get ahead in your own repayment journey.

Keep up the awesome work Ashley!


Brian

Brian
Debt Discipline

Brian started his blog to share his experience with his family’s debt.

Debt Discipline is a beautifully designed site that is easy to navigate and provides and excellent user experience.

I love how this site focuses on a family’s debt instead of just personal debt, illustrating that family should be cognizant of their finances collectively.

The Debt Discipline journey started in June of 2010 when Brian hit rock bottom with over $109,000 worth of debt.


Tonya Stumphauzer

Tonya Stumphauzer
Budget And The Beach

Tonya Stumphauzer started Budget and the Beach as a way to get better control of her finances, and connect with other amazing personal finance bloggers, who have helped support her along her journey!

Budget And The Beach blog features the story of an independent girl’s search for the good life at the beach while pursuing financial freedom in the sometimes rocky waters of the freelance world.

Tonya is authentic on her site and really provides a personal touch which makes it a really enjoyable read.


Melanie Lockert

Melanie Lockert
Dear Debt

Melanie started this blog in January 2013 to keep herself accountable in the debt payoff process.

She paid off a total of $81,000 in student loan debt.

She borrowed $23,000 for her undergraduate degree and $58,000 for her graduate degree. After paying the minimum toward her loans for five years, She graduated in May 2011 with $68,000 left.

She paid off $68,000 in four and a half years, $30k of that in 2015, after doubling her income. Melanie’s Dear Debt website is for dreamers, hustlers, debt fighters, minimalists, and frugal lovin’ adventurers. Melanie is a freelance writer and all-around side hustler currently living in Los Angeles, California.

Melanie was interviewed on our own podcast right here.


Kristie Sawicki

Kristie Sawicki
Saving Dollars & Sense

Kristie Sawicki is a homeschool mom who is Helping you change the way you save by bringing you all the best deals, coupons, freebies, and ideas she can find.

Kristie also writes about other several things including money saving tips, healthy living, recipes, menu planning, homeschooling, parenting, her faith, to name a few.

She does not claim to be an expert but enjoys sharing things that she has learned on her journey and to empower others to live on less.


Tom Drake

Tom Drake
Maple Money

Originally the Canadian Finance Blog, MapleMoney is the personal finance source for ways to save money, make money, invest money and spend money wisely.

A Canadian blog with tips for saving, investing and tax optimization. Topics include RRSPs, RESPs, TFSAs, mortgages, insurance, taxes, ETFs, index funds and asset allocation.

Tom Drake is one of Canada’s most influential personal finance bloggers and manages over 40 sites owned or co-owned by Drake Media Inc., including MapleMoney. He his an experienced Financial Analyst who has taken on many of the major reporting projects over the past decade and has delivered exceptional results.

Has advanced knowledge of financial systems, including SAP, SAS, and Longview / Khalix. Adapts to change and is committed to continuous improvement of budgeting processes and report development to meet the needs of the business.


Sara

Sara
“Deal”icious Mom

Sara a mom to two amazing boys and a brand new baby who also works as a special education teacher founded Dealicious Mom in 2008 to share her deals and steals with others. “Deal”icious Mom provides the Hottest Freebies, Coupons, Giveaways, DIY, Recipes and Hacks for families who want to live the sweet life while spending less.


Jen Smith

Jen Smith
Saving with Spunk

Jen a twentysomething on budget with an uber-frugal husband started Saving with Spunk to help her friends and other millennials who wanted to pay off debt learn to do it efficiently, stay motivated on the journey and have some laughs along the way.

We had the pleasure of interviewing Jen on our podcast.

Saving with Spunk is a personal finance blog for millennials making money talk not boring.

You’ll find help for getting out of debt, saving, and partying.


Lindsay VanSomeren

Lindsay VanSomeren
The Notorious D.E.B.T.

The Notorious D.E.B.T. is a blog about Lindsay’s personal experiences with learning how to rock her finances so that she isn’t broke as hell all the time.

Lindsay has a big emphasis on getting out of debt and her site is a gold mine for resources.

Notorious D.E.B.T. is dedicated to eliminating debt and helping people learn personal finance so they can live life on their terms, one kick-ass blog post at a time.


Jaymee

Jaymee
Smart Woman

The Smart Woman Blog officially launched in January, 2015, founded by Jaymee a 20-something nurse in pursuit of financial independence and early retirement.

Over the months, the blog has evolved to become a go-to for young, millennial women to help them with their unique financial challenges.

Men and women think differently when it comes to money so it’s important to address those money challenges women experience.


Alan Whitton

Alan Whitton
Canadian Personal Finance Blog

Alan Whitton has been blogging about Finance, Child Disabilities, RESPs and Consumerism for over 10 years.

The site provides a much more top down look at the Canadian economy but is still a great resource if you’re trying to keep up with the bigger picture.

The Canadian Personal Finance Place mission is to Educate, Teach, Aid, and help with the whole idea of Financial Literacy, and help those with kids on the Autism Spectrum (on the financial side of things).


Glen Stephenson

Glen Stephenson
MPB Personal Finance

Glen Stephenson’s created Monster Piggy Bank (MPB) with an aim to post relevant financial information to help people save money and reduce their debt.

The site tackles some difficult debt aspects like trying to get a personal loan with bad credit and many more educational articles.

This site is a great read and I highly recommend you check it out.


Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis
Money Watch

Money Watch is a UK based personal finance blog which has evolved over the years.

The primary focus of the site is the use of technology, such as websites and smartphone apps, to help save, make and manage your money, and is primarily aimed at a UK audience in their twenties and thirties.

The site has a user friendly design and their debt section has some great resources which you will definitely find useful.


Julie Cheung

Julie Cheung
Finance Girl

Julie Cheung is a Manchester based blogger who started Finance Girl.

The site is all about Julie, and her experiences and forays in investing, saving and making money.

She started this blog as a way of documenting her journey and while she has always been pretty frugal, it’s only recently that she has been proactive about learning more on personal finance and money matters in general.

The blog’s focus is making and saving money and has a ton of great resource and posts.


Ken Finkelstein

Ken Finkelstein
Buddha Money

Ken Finkelstein started Buddha Money as he wanted to prune the blather, the excessive noise that inhabits the world of finance and investing.

BuddhaMoneyLama is the furry alter ego of a financial blogger who helps you find balance and be wealthy.

In the early 2000s, Ken Finkelstein hung up the lawyer hat and founded a business consultancy, advising on issues related to finance, management, and private equity investing.

Soon after, friends and family asked if he would manage / invest their money. he agreed, relishing the opportunity to grow other people’s considerable sums of dough.


Natalie Bacon

Natalie Bacon
Financegirl

Natalie Bacon blogs about money, career, & lifestyle for young professional women on her blog, Financegirl. The blog can help you achieve your goals – financial and otherwise.

It’s her mission to help you learn how to make better money decisions, have fewer regrets and live a better life. She calls her blog “the modern girls survival guide” because it’s a place for women to learn about money, career, personal development, and blogging.

Natalie has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, US News World & Report, CNBC, Elite Daily, and many other publications. She graduated law school with a student loan debt of 206K that was when Financegirl was born in February 2014.


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