With the year still quite young I wanted to put together a list of blogs to highlight. Having been in the personal finance blogosphere for over a decade I’ve ran into a countless number of blogs that provide quality content that don’t seem to be getting the attention they deserve.
Which brings me to the top 20 blogs to follow in 2020. I’ve been excited to present this list for some time and its finally here!
Below is a list of 20 blogs I believe are worth your time and attention. Just click the image or find a link in the text to take you straight to their site.
#1 Screw the Average
We’re pursuing FI/RE but want to enjoy the journey too! We’re doing what many people do post FI/RE now, traveling the world full-time. It may mean slowing down our FI/RE goal a bit, but after careful consideration we agreed the adventure and journey were more important than the destination and a specific dollar figure (you only live once!).
It’s now been three years and in that time we’ve been fortunate to visit 4 continents, 26 countries, and 80 cities, all while have the pleasure of completing nearly 60 house sits.
Join us at ScrewTheAverage.com as we document our journey of long-term travel, full-time house sitting, becoming digital nomads, and pursuing financial independence, retire early (FI/RE)!
#2 Debt Discipline
I started Debt Discipline as a way to help keep my family accountable as we pay off $109,000 worth of consumer debt. Now debt-free, my mission is to help others. I hope our story will inspire and motivate you to take control of your money.
#3 Keeping Up with the Bulls
Keeping Up With The Bulls is a personal finance blog that was started in 2019. The blog focuses on helping readers increase their personal wealth through two avenues: making more money and saving money. Articles help identify ways to make more money through investing, career advancement and side hustles and how to save money on housing, food, weddings and more.
#4 Financial Mechanic
Financial Mechanic is a mechanical engineer turned programmer with a pretty big DIY project: save enough money to become financially independent. She writes about frugality, career climbing, and investing. By sharing her story to financial independence, she hopes others can learn from her mistakes and triumphs.
#5 Time in the Market
Two topics are key at Time in the Market; save money and live well. This isn’t a blog about frugality, it’s one about maintaining a reasonable lifestyle while working to retire early. The topics range from finance to travel to fitness to health but they’re all wrapped in a humorous style that shows the writer doesn’t take himself too seriously.
#6 10 Year Target
10 Year Target is new FI blog from Norway. I am an active investor with a background from finance and technology, this gives me a different take on investments than passive investors (index investors). As the name applies I have defined a clear 10 year target that I am aiming for with my saving and investing.
#7 Early Morning Money
Helping people make more money, pay down debt, and find joy in frugal living.
#8 Your Money Geek
Your Money Geek (YMG) is on a mission to make personal finance fun. YMG shares hacks to save and make money, profile inspirational success story’s and offer unique insights on how to retire early. Additional, YMG covers the latest in movies, video games, and geeky short stories.
#9 How to Fire
How To FIRE believes that financial independence is achievable for everyone. Their goal is to help families find their own version of FIRE through budgeting, saving, investing, side hustles and travel hacking. On their blog, you will find helpful resources, tools, and support to help you along your journey.
#10 Just Start Investing
Just Start Investing is a personal finance website that focuses on making investing easy. Our site has been featured on Business Insider, Forbes, and US News & World Report for it’s easy-to-follow writing and helpful information. Check out Just Start Investing to learn the simple strategies to start investing today, as well as ways to optimize your credit cards, banking and budget.
#11 The Poor Swiss
Trying to achieve Financial Independence in Switzerland, the most expensive country of the world! We are saving more than 50% of our income by increasing our salary and reducing our expenses. We plan to retire before we are 50, but before that, we want a house a family!
#12 Educator FI
Educator FI is about helping educators (and others) build wealth while doing work that matters. Ed writes about pursuing financial independence from the perspective of a career educator. A mix of personal journey, actionable content, and real examples.
#13 Financial Tortoise
My wife and I paid off $105,000 of student loans in 3.5 years while growing our family, cohabiting with our aging parents and building our careers.
I started this blog to share lessons learned as my wife and I navigate the intersection between Personal Finance + being a Sandwich Generation.
#14 Money In Your Tea
Money in your Tea discusses a broad interest in personal finance, including financial planning, saving money, tracking and budgeting, and investing. I enjoy sharing financial best practices with my readers, and I’ve learned so much from researching for my articles.
I’m a Gen Z part-time economist in Canada, and parent of 4 tween/teens plus a dreadlock dog. Fun fact: my blog name comes from my love of tea and my grandmother’s favourite saying, when tiny tea bubbles form in the centre of a cup of tea when you pour from the teapot, sip the “money in your tea” off a teaspoon for luck!
#15 Millionaire on the Prairie
My blog, Millionaire on the Prairie, is aimed at singles who are looking to build financial independence for themselves. Sometimes it’s tougher to do it alone, but tougher has never meant impossible. It might take longer for singles to create the same amount of wealth as couples but it can definitely be done.
#16 Invested Wallet
Invested Wallet is about personal finance for beginners and beyond. Topics mainly include investing, saving money, and side hustles but also how to make more money in your career and product reviews.
#17 Handful of Thoughts
Handful of Thoughts is part financial independence, part personal finance, part goal setting, with some mama/parenting stuff sprinkled throughout. It is all experience-based with no guru expertise. Maria shares what she has learned on her journey pursuing financial independence. If you are looking for a mom’s take on money, Handful of Thoughts is just the place.
#18 Semi Retire Plan
You could retire even sooner and do work you actually care about, with a semi-retirement strategy. The goal of Semi-Retire Plan is to equip and inspire others to leave their full-time jobs as soon as possible. Don’t retire later than you have to.
#19 Small Ivy
The Small Investor is written by a rocket scientist who has been investing privately for more than 35 years. The blog covers both mutual fund and individual stock investing, REITs, and bonds. It also discussed related topics such as asset allocation and diversification. It also covers personal finance with a focus on controlling your cash flow to free up money to invest for passive income. There are also sporadic posts on economics and solutions to various societal issues related to monetary issues.
#20 Cash for Tacos
Cash for Tacos is a blog created to inspire others to start thinking of money as a tool to create a life they love. The blog is filled with resources and tips on budgeting, saving money, living intentionally and budget travel. Along the way, I share my own struggles and successes as I forge my own path to financial independence.