7 Useful Money Blogs to Follow

7 Useful Money Blogs to Follow

 

7 Useful Money Blogs to Follow_Tandy_Elisala

There are thousands of blogs about all things money, investing, saving, giving, etc… Here are my top picks for money blogs to follow. This article includes the names and links to the sites and an overview of the sites. You can spend hours on these sites and you will learn a lot. Enjoy!

 

  1. http://cashcowcouple.com/

To be more specific, a 20’s couple who happen to love a good deal almost as much as they love each other. We are on a mission to achieve financial independence while maintaining a healthy, happy life. We got married at roughly the same time that we each graduated with a bachelor’s degree. To celebrate marriage and our new careers, we didn’t upgrade our vehicles, buy a big house, or a new wardrobe. We sold everything that we didn’t need, including our second car. We used that money, and our paychecks, to pay off our student loans and begin building a secure financial future. Through hard work and a very high savings rate, we paid off roughly $25,000 in student loans and increased our net worth by more than $50,000 in our first year of marriage. That growth has continued upward each year. We share our story to encourage readers. If we did it, so can you. You can get out of debt, save for retirement, and provide for your family without worrying about the monthly paycheck.

  1. http://www.doughroller.net/

The Dough Roller is a blog about money. How to make it, give it, save it, and spend it in a way that moves us closer to financial freedom. We discuss everything from asset allocation to zero coupon bonds, from savings yields to real estate investing, and from raising financially fit kids to raising financially fit parents (yes, even our parents need raising now and again–at least mine do). Your comments are what make this blog interesting and are welcomed, encouraged and greatly appreciated.

3. http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/

Mr Money Mustache is a thirty something retiree who now writes bout how we can all live a frugal yet Badass life of leisure. My wife and I studied engineering and computer science in Canada, then worked in standard tech-industry cubicle jobs in various locations throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s. Then we retired from real work way back in 2005 in order to start a family. This was achieved not through luck or amazing skill, but simply by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than most of our peers and investing the surplus in very boring conservative Vanguard index funds and a rental house or two. This blog was born in 2011 out of exasperation. Six years into this early retirement, life was going well and our little boy was growing up nicely. But many of my friends and former coworkers remained broke, constantly complaining about how hard middle-class life is these days, and how much they would like to be able to afford to lose at least one of their six-figure salaries so someone could stay home with the kids. So I decided to start this blog to share some of the secrets of how all this can be done. How you can create a life that is better than your current one, that just happens to cost 50-75% less. It has been a long and winding road, but I’ll keep learning and writing as long as you keep reading!

  1. http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/

Let’s see here, what can I tell you about myself… Well, I’m 6’1, hyperactive, rock a ‘hawk as you can well see, love drinking beer, blaring hip-hop, talking about money, and now playing with my two adorable baby boys (awwwww). Oh, and I also now have a podcast: M.O.N.E.Y.

While I *thought* I was The Man when it came to money, I really didn’t get my act together until we bought our first home in 2007 for over $350,000. On a whim, and when we were looking to rent (what the hell was wrong with us??). Needless to say it was a much needed wake-up call.

Soooooooo, I tracked my expenses for 3 months, made a budget, read some books (here’s a list of my faves, as well as other killer resources), became an “adult,” and quickly realized the following calculation was more than accurate:

Budgets = Confidence = Sexy

It’s been smooth sailing ever since! I’ve continually tracked my net worth, paying attention to my money day in and day out, stumbled across the great world of personal finance blogging and idea sharing (this blog got started in Feb of 2008), randomly turned this into my full time “real job” a few short years later, and now here we are today – 14 million views later! It’s been an incredible ride to say the least.

My goal with this blog is to get people to stop and *pay attention* to their money. Especially you youngin’s. You won’t find any long in-depth instruction manuals or anything else that bores me to death here, as I really want this to be a fun place to share and interact with eachother. I think this comment from a random passer-by sums it up perfectly, “he’s the Miley Cyrus of finance,” haha… I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a compliment, but I’m taking it as one anyways 😉

  1. http://rockstarfinance.com/

We scan hundreds of financial articles every day and feature our favorites here. Proud to be named a best site for money advice by Business Insider!

  1. http://www.moneytalksnews.com/

I’m Stacy Johnson, CPA and founder of Money Talks News. For more than 20 years, our mission has been simple: to give people like you both the information and inspiration you need to destroy your debts, build your savings and accomplish your goals, whatever they are.

You can trust our advice: I’ve been offering money advice on TV for more than 20 years and publish my stock portfolio online. So check out a few articles and videos, then subscribe. It’s free, only takes a few seconds, and could change your life.

  1. Dave Ramsey

I have an unusual way of looking at the world. My wife, Sharon, says I’m weird, and, truthfully, I am weird. But there’s a reason. Starting from nothing, by the time I was 26 I had a net worth of a little over a million dollars. I was making $250,000 a year. That’s more than $20,000 a month net taxable income. I was really having fun. But 98% truth is a lie. That 2% can cause big problems, especially with $4 million in real estate. I had a lot of debt—a lot of short-term debt—and I’m the idiot who signed up for the trip.

The short version of the story is that debt caused us, over the course of two and a half years of fighting it, to lose everything. We didn’t tell anyone what was going on, but if we had to do it again, we would learn from the wisdom of others who have been through it. We soon learned that we were not the only ones at the bottom. Barbie and Ken (you know, the couple who appear to be perfect—perfect clothes, perfect car, perfect house) are broke, and I don’t take financial advice from broke people anymore.

I formed Ramsey Solutions in 1992 to counsel folks hurting from the results of financial stress. I’ve paid the “stupid tax” (mistakes with dollar signs on the end) so hopefully some of you won’t have to. I wrote the book Financial Peace based on all that Sharon and I had learned, and I began selling it out of my car. With a friend of mine, I started a local radio call-in show called The Money Game, now nationally syndicated as The Dave Ramsey Show.

Our company history is full of landmarks, including six best-sellers on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly lists—and we’re not slowing down. Ramsey Solutions now has more than 400 team members and a variety of products and services to help you reach your financial goals.

Many companies define success based on the dollars coming in, but at Ramsey Solutions, we define our success by the number of lives changed: listeners getting out of debt, readers taking their first Baby Step and saving $1,000, Financial Peace University graduates investing for their future. We learned early on that if we help enough people, the money will come. Our mission statement isn’t just lip service—it’s our mantra:

Ramsey Solutions provides biblically based, common-sense education and empowerment that give HOPE to everyone in every walk of life.

Summary

In the spirit of offering bonus information, here’s another resource I STRONGLY RECOMMEND every.single.person read. That resource is Tony Robbins’ book: MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom.  I found a link here to get his book for the cost of shipping. In this book, Tony brings the secrets from the world’s greatest financial minds. Steve Forbes said of the book, ” A gold mine of moneymaking information!” This book will show you how to…

  • Create a guaranteed lifetime income stream that you will never outlive
  • Reach your financial goals 30% quicker and retire up to ten years sooner
  • Achieve peace of mind and financial security (event if you started late)!
  • Peer into the minds of 50 of the world’s most successful investors
  • Learn how you can apply a never-before-revealed investment strategy from the world’s largest hedge fund manager that has made money even when the markets crashed
  • Invest like the wealthy where you participate in market gains but are guaranteed to never lose when the market drops

People resonate with some differently than others. I hope this article provides a good spectrum of experts to follow about all things money.

 

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Tandy Elisala is passionate about helping family caregivers go from being overwhelmed and stressed to empowered and calm. Tandy went through cancer four times and learned how to heal using conventional, complementary, and alternative therapy. Tandy left her corporate career to take care of both parents simultaneously while raising three kids as a single mom. She took care of both parents for 2 1/2 years until their respective deaths. Tandy now teaches what she learned on her journey. Tandy is a family caregiver coach, a multiple best-selling author, inspirational speaker and mom to three adult kids, one angel dog and one diva cat.

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