10 Personal Finance Blogs That Can Save You Money

by Joseph · 12 comments

in Personal Finance

I’ve mentioned before that I love to read financial news and financial articles. I’m borderline obsessed with personal finance and I’ve spent the past couple of years searching out the best of the best. Today I’d like to share with you some of the best Personal Finance Blogs that can save you money with their ideas on how to be frugal.

The Simple Dollar - The Simple Dollar has been around for several years now and Trent (the author) has always had a strong focus on Frugality. You’ll find hundreds of money saving tips at The Simple Dollar, both on the main page and in the archives.

The Frugal Law Student - The Frugal Law Student has also been around for several years and has done a fantastic job of putting a student-based spin on frugality. Learn how you can save money while still in school – only at The Frugal Law Student!

I Will Teach You To Be Rich - Ramit Sethi, the author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, has taken an interesting approach to frugality. He used to swear off writing about it on his blog because he didn’t necessarily believe in the concept of frugality. Recently he’s decided that there are “sexy” ways to be frugal and has shared many great money saving tips at his blog!

Money Ning: Frugal Living - Money Ning is one of my favorite personal finance blogs. It’s well-written, updated frequently and is always chock full of interesting posts that almost anyone can relate to. While Money Ning isn’t focused entirely on Frugality, there is a great page that lists all of the Frugal Living tips that Money Ning has come up with over the life of his blog.

Frugal Dad - Frugal Dad (as you can probably tell by the name) is a blog focused mostly on Frugality and different ways to save money. What is great about Frugal Dad is that he doesn’t sugar coat Frugality and make it sound like it’s easy to give everything up. In fact there are things that he won’t cut back on, just to save money, because what’s life without a little fun? Check out Frugal Dad for some great tips on saving money!

Northern Cheapskate - Northern Cheapskate is written by a stay-at-home Mom who believes in the power of debt-free living. She shares tips on how to save money and how to avoid getting into debt.

Miss Thrifty - Miss Thrifty is a self-proclaimed “label maven with a beady eye for bargains and a craving for saving.” She blogs from the other side of the Atlantic (the U.K.) and always has some interesting ideas on how to combine fashion and money saving. Check her out!

My Money Blog – My Money Blog is full of tips on Frugality and they frequently feature great deals where you can actually get things for free! You read right… free. For example, free tax filing software options. Check it out.

Being Frugal - The slogan on the front page of Being Frugal is “Live More. Spend Less.” This slogan absolutely captures the essence of what really drives the content in this blog. Being Frugal is all about getting things you want and need and saving money while doing so.

Free Money Finance – Free Money Finance is a rockstar in the world of Personal Finance Blogs. They have been around for a while and really have their stuff together.

That’s it for this list. I’ve given you enough reading to keep you busy for the next 2 weeks. Of course don’t forget to check out the posts on Frugality that I’ve written here at Debit versus Credit. Oh and don’t forget to share this post with your friends!

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Stephen February 10, 2009 at 8:32 am

Good list, dude. Some of my faves are on here. Check out MainStreet as well though. A personal finance site that focuses on simple frugal tips and articles explaining personal finance in actionable ways that make sense.


Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach February 10, 2009 at 9:07 am

Excellent collection of blogs!! Frugal Dad is one of my favorites; I also like http://thefrugalmomblog.com/ too.

Data points, Barbara


Joseph February 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Great link Barbara! Thanks for the comment Stephen. :) Anyone else have any great PF blogs they enjoy?


Christina @ Northern Cheapskate February 10, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Thanks for including me on your list! I’m honored to be in such great company. One of my favorite personal finance blogs is Leaving Excess – http://www.leavingexcess.com

Christina @ Northern Cheapskates last blog post..Debt is So Easy to Come By


Lynnae February 10, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Thanks for including me on your list! I’m honored to be included among such great sites! I read most of them myself!

Lynnaes last blog post..Tightwad Tuesday: Tween Birthday Party for Under $100


Melissa February 11, 2009 at 6:22 am

Thanks so much for this list! Looks like a good one to link to:) The only website on this list that I had heard of is Frugal Dad and that’s only because I just mentioned his website in my article, “Learn How To Save Money Now WITHOUT Sacrificing At Wisebread.com” at MyMochaMoney.com.

Melissas last blog post..Now You Can Get A FREE $25 Gift Certificate For Threadless.com!


FMF February 11, 2009 at 6:57 am

Wow! I’ve never been called a rockstar before! Thanks! ;-)


Momma @ 3princessesmomma.com February 13, 2009 at 9:39 am

Looks like we read the alot of the same things. I just added you to my feed reader :) I can’t wait to peek through your archives.

I posted a list of my first 20 feed articles yesterday and it’s funny how similar my list is to yours.


Wren February 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I run the PF blog, True Adventures in Money Hacking, which is geared towards younger adults/singles/DINKs and has an admittedly snarky spin.

One of my own personal favorite PF blogs is PennySeeds.

Wrens last blog post..Another Tip for Tax Season: EZ ≠ cool


Debt help March 2, 2009 at 4:20 am

This blog is very nice & attractive. So i like it.


Miss Thrifty March 2, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Yay! You included me! Thank you. x

Miss Thriftys last blog post..Rent a room – and get cashback


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