Reliable money advice is always relevant. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, single or married. You can use financial information regardless of your education or profession. It comes in handy whether the economy is soaring or if you’ve had your fiscal wings clipped.

Personal finance blogs and websites populate the internet. Many focus on a particular demographic (e.g. women, doctors, or retirees). Others only cover a handful of money topics, such as investing.

But the best personal finance blogs cover a variety of topics. After all, fiscal health isn’t just about how well you save or invest. It’s about the complex relationship between how you make money and how much you earn, how you spend it, what you pay in taxes, how much debt you accumulate, and how you protect your assets.

Here are 11 of the top personal finance blogs that people can depend on for sound advice on multiple financial topics. Although a few offer a specific personal finance niche, they all provide a comprehensive resource of money-related content to help users make wise decisions and learn new ways to handle their monetary resources.

The Penny Hoarder

Founded in 2010, The Penny Hoarder seeks to “empower people to make smart choices with their money.” It fulfills this mission by posting articles and resources on how to earn, save, and manage money. It is one of the fastest-growing private media companies in the country.

Users can find content on the following topics:

  • Making money
  • Saving money
  • Budgeting
  • Debt
  • Retirement
  • Credit scores
  • Bank accounts
  • Investing
  • Home buying
  • Taxes
  • Insurance

The Penny Hoarder Academy offers online modules on credit cards, home buying, budgeting, job hunting, credit scores, and grocery buying.

Examples of recent content include:

  • 13 Free and Effective Ways to Manage Your Coronavirus-Related Stress
  • Here’s a Brilliant Way for Stay-at-Home Parents to Save for Retirement
  • Don’t Leave Your Home: 41 Legit Ways to Make Money Online

MoneyWise

MoneyWise is run by Wise Publishing and is based in Toronto, Ontario. Its mission is to help readers make sense of complex topics and get ahead. The site boasts 7 million monthly unique readers.

Vistors to MoneyWise will find a mountain of content, including the latest financial news, financial calculators, lifestyle articles, and personal finance information on:

  • Mortgages
  • Investing
  • Loans
  • Credit cards
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Managing money

Examples of recent content include:

  • The Scams Duping America in 2020
  • Is it Bad to Cancel a Credit Card?
  • How to Negotiate With Your Real Estate Agent to Reduce Your Commission

Grow By Acorns + CNBC

Grow is a collaboration of Acorns, a micro-investing service, and cable finance channel CNBC. Grow By Acorns + CNBC aims to “deliver original educational features that will inspire you to create successful money habits and secure your best financial future.” It offers news, tips, inspiring stories, and expert advice on how to best save and invest, build wealth, and make the most of your money.

Examples of recent content include:

  • Need Cash? An Expert Says These Accounts Should be Your ‘Last Resort’
  • Here’s What Pet Owners Spend the Most Money On — and it’s Not Vet Care
  • How to Pay Taxes as a Freelancer

Money Under 30

Money Under 30 is a personal finance site that provides free advice for young adults wanting to make informed decisions about where their money goes.

The site also includes calculators for:

  • Estimating your credit score
  • Car affordability
  • Home affordability
  • Emergency funds
  • Auto loans
  • Mortgages
  • Student loan refinancing
  • Loan payoffs

Examples of recent content include:

  • 5 Financial Lessons We Learned from Our Favorite TV Shows
  • What the Stock Market Plunge Means for You
  • How Does Marijuana Use Affect Your Life Insurance Rates

Well Kept Wallet

Founded in 2010, Well Kept Wallet is on a mission is “to transform lives through personal finance education.”

It was founded in 2010 by Deacon Hayes, a personal finance expert, speaker, and podcaster. He’s also written a book “You Can Retire Early.”

The site has hundreds of pages of personal finance blogs in the categories of making money, saving money, and paying off debt.

Examples of recent content include:

  • 24 Places to Easily Sell Your Used Electronics
  • How to Make Money with YouTube
  • How to Improve Your Credit After a Divorce

CentSai

With a mission to take the fear out of finance via accessible jargon-free content, CentSai is a multimedia platform for learners of all levels. Through a variety of guides, stories, quizzes, podcasts, videos, reviews, and calculators, there’s something for everyone no matter how you learn.

A selection of popular CentSai content includes:

CentSai has been featured by the likes of CNBC, USA Today, Huffington Post, and Time (just to name a few).

The College Investor

The College Investor bills itself as the resource for “Investing and Personal Finance for Millennials.”

It was founded in 2009 by Robert Farrington as a resource to help millennials get out of student loan debt and start building wealth.

However, the site has more personal finance blogs than just those covering student loan debt. There is also content on investing, increasing your income, and saving money.

Examples of recent content include:

  • How Rich Would You Be If You Always Maxed Your 401(k)
  • The Top Tax Tips for New Families (With a New Child)
  • Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

PT Money

The bulk of PT Money is dedicated to helping “you improve your life by discovering and scaling a part-time hustle or small business idea.” It is run by Phillip Taylor (PT) that focuses on the ins-and-outs of part-time (PT) money.

The site contains sections on part-time and work-from-home jobs, side hustles such as freelancing and money-making websites, passive income, and small business ideas.

But in demonstrating how earning more money is only part of the equation, PT Money also offers additional personal finance blogs on taxes, life insurance, lowering your cell phone bill, budgeting, and more.

Examples of recent content include:

  • How Anyone Can Invest in a “Hedge Fund”
  • 7 Ways to Make Money on YouTube
  • 6 Ways to Invest in Real Estate (from $10 to $100,000)

Money Crashers

The mission of Money Crashers “is to develop a community of people who try to make financially sound decisions. The website strives to educate individuals in making wise choices about credit and debt, investing, education, real estate, insurance, spending, and more.”

Examples of recent content include:

  • 7 Best Cash Management Accounts for 2020
  • Should you Invest in Cannabis?
  • How to a Mortgage Loan if You’re Self-Employed With Fluctuating Income

FinanceBuzz

FinanceBuzz is an information website that provides tips, advice and recommendations to help people make financial decisions. This personal finance blog claims its goal is to “democratize financial independence; not just for the select few, but for all.”

Categories include credit cards, money, debt help, loans, banking, and investing. There is also a section dedicated to side hustles.

Examples of recent content include:

  • 9 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Earn Money Without Leaving Your Couch
  • 8 Ways to Eliminate Debt Forever
  • Best No-Annual-Fee Credit Cards

Clark Howard

Clark.com is operated by Clark Howard, a leading consumer advocate and money expert for more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author and has hosted a nationally syndicated radio show since 1989.

The website has ample written, audio, and downloadable content on a number of finance topics, including credit and credit cards, insurance, and investing. The site also gives advice on car buying, mobile phone plans, and streaming TV services.

Examples of recent content include:

  • Why Did My Credit Score Drop When I Paid Off a Loan
  • Why You May Want to Switch Live TV Streaming Services Right Now
  • Walmart Free Grocery Pickup: 7 Things to Know Before Your First Order

Joel Palmer is a freelance writer and personal finance expert who focuses on the mortgage, insurance, financial services, and technology industries. He spent the first 10 years of his career as a business and financial reporter.

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Published March 29, 2020