2014’s 10 Best Finance Blogs for Millennials
Ragging on millennials for not knowing how to save or invest has become a favorite pastime of the media. Fortunately for these young adults, there are plenty of awesome blogs to teach you about finances – in fact, here are the 10 best of them.
Why don’t you prove the media wrong and learn a thing or two about money while you’re at it?
Budgets are $exy
Bragging Rights: called “the Miley Cyrus of finance”
J. Money got his financial act together in 2007, becoming an “adult” while discovering budgets=confidence=sexy. Since then, he’s learned the tricks of the trade, tracking his net worth, paying attention to his money and convincing people to focus on their own finances – but in a fun way.
Social Clout: 5,265+ Facebook likes; 17,595+ Twitter followers
The College Investor
Bragging Rights: wanted to do taxes at 13
Using his financial know-how and common sense for good, Robert Farrington realized he loves helping people almost as much as he loves investing and personal finance. He runs this blog as a means of providing solid advice so millennials can avoid debt, save and invest.
Social Clout: 2,830+ Facebook likes; 5,450+ Twitter followers
Bragging Rights: MIT graduate
Stephanie realized she still had a lot to learn about finance, so she set out on a path of discovery, sharing helpful tips with us along the way. She discusses attempts to balance an emergency fund, 401(k), Roth IRA and student loans, all while trying to enjoy young adulthood. Candid and fresh, you’ll love her blog.
Social Clout: 20+ Facebook likes; 3,090+ Twitter followers
Mr. Money Mustache
Bragging Rights: retired early in 2005
Sick of his friends complaining about their financial situation, Mr. Money Mustache started this blog to teach others the secrets of a better life that costs 50 to 75 percent less than the one they’re currently living. Let him show you how we can all live frugal yet exciting lives of leisure, one post at a time.
Social Clout: 19,790+ Facebook likes; 19,255+ Twitter followers
Money Under 30
Bragging Rights: worked for SmartMoney
The transition from broke college kid to adult with a job and money can be a tough one. That’s why David Weliver is here. He draws on his own financial struggles as a young adult to light the way for the rest of us. Whether it’s beating debt, increasing your earnings or investing wisely, he’ll help you out.
Social Clout: 11,435+ Facebook likes; 9,165+ Twitter followers
Young Adult Money
Bragging Rights: posts frequent giveaways
David Carlson founded Young Adult Money when he noticed people in their 20s and 30s lack knowledge on how to handle their money. He wanted there to be a resource for them. With five to six posts a week, he and his contributors cover every money-related topic you could think of, making sure you know even more.
Social Clout: 4,935+ Facebook likes; 6,095+ Twitter followers
Bragging Rights: donated almost $5,000 to charities
Ending up at Rock Bottom (Brewery) is what it took for Shannyn to discover her need for living a more meaningful and frugal life. On her blog, she shares her adventures with finances and offers some tips for you to incorporate into your own life.
Social Clout: 4,125+ Facebook likes; 8,805+ Twitter followers
Bragging Rights: staff writer at U.S. News and World Report’s My Money Blog
Holly Johnson and her husband wanted to figure out where their money was going every month – as it turns out, they were spending it. They began to be more deliberate with their money and work toward paying their debt. Her tips and tricks will help you stop spending and start living.
Social Clout: 1,865+ Facebook likes; 5,205+ Twitter followers
Young and Thrifty
Bragging Rights: co-wrote “More Money for Beer and Textbooks”
As co-owners and “good people,” Kyle Prevost and Justin Bouchard took over Young and Thrifty after realizing how much they wanted to help young people navigate the tricky path that is financial freedom. A few personal finance basics can make all the difference in life – they’ll teach you what you need to know.
Social Clout: 330+ Facebook likes; 5,645+ Twitter followers
Bragging Rights: paid off $50,000 in credit card debt
Want to get your debt figured out and settled once and for all? Grayson Bell is here for that. He created his site to offer advice on debt and finances, as well as share his own money journey. He provides you with the information and tools you need to round up your debt and move forward with your life.
Social Clout: 1,775+ Facebook likes; 7,105+ Twitter followers
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