Share your favorite financial websites and win $25

By Will Chen on 17 December 2007 71 comments

Besides Wise Bread, where else do you go to get information about personal finance and frugal living?

Share your favorite blogs, forums, and websites for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate!

I subscribe to tons of personal finance blogs, therefore it is terribly difficult to narrow down my favorites. But these websites below are the ones I try to keep up with on a daily basis:

  • The Alpha Consumer found out that according to marketers, "women love to hear about others' stories and share their own .... [women] are fundamentally interested in other people's lives. If the company does a good job, even busy women will make time to go online and share their own story." No wonder our female readers are our best commenters! (Sorry fellas, it's true.)

Share your favorite finance/frugality websites with us in the comments and you will be automatically entered in our weekly drawing to win a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate. Deadline to enter is 12/23/07. Only one entry per person will be counted.

That's how we roll here at Wise Bread.

[Editor's note: The drawing has ended and Patrick is our winner!  Merry Christmas to all! 12/24/07.] 

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ryan

you already mentioned some that were in my reader, so i will try to come up with some more.

biggerpockets.com (for real estate investors, good blog)
twowiseacres.com (same, real estate)
getrichslowly.com
powerwealth (good series on building wealth in america)

keep the knowledge flowing.

ryan

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Pax

Not as pompous or dollar-focused as it might sound, this is another blog on the "quiet millionaire" path - focused on the younger crowd and written by a guy that puts his money where his mouth is - literally!

Easily worth $25 gift cert in savings if you read it regularly!

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Pax

Not as pompous or dollar-focused as it might sound, this is another blog on the "quiet millionaire" path - focused on the younger crowd and written by a guy that puts his money where his mouth is - literally!

Easily worth $25 gift cert in savings if you read it regularly!

http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/

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Matthew

I read each of the ones you listed, but recently I found:
www.livinglikenooneelse.com

It's basically a group of Dave Ramsey people, it's been good.

Guest's picture

It's hard to choose just a few. But I'll try.

Gather Little by Little (personal finance from a Christian perspective)

Moolanomy (lots of good investing advice, among other things)

I've Paid For This Twice Already... (getting out of debt)

Those are just three of my many, many favorites. :)

Will Chen's picture

Great list guys!  By the way, feel free to tell us about your own blogs if you've got one.  =)

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Pinyo

I have several blogs that I read semi-regularly. The 3 Personal Finance ones that I like the most are:

The Dough Roller - personal finance from a very interesting blogger

Cash Money Life - money and life

Two Wise Acres - real estate investing

A non-personal finance one that I like is
Skelliewag.

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Vicki

I regularly read, queercents.com and some of the ones that have already been mentioned like the simple dollar and get rich slowly.

I also like this site: http://www.womens-finance.com for the worksheets and articles. And this one: http://www.wife.org for similar reasons.

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Jeremy

It is a relatively new site, but I enjoy BankerGirl.

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AmandaD

I read many of the ones listed above. I check out Freakonomics occassionally too for some food for though with $$ and human logic.

Guest's picture

I used to read The Simple Dollar and Get Rich Slowly but the sites are too focused on getting out of debt for my interest. They also seem a bit preachy about credit cards.

If you're not in debt, earn less than you spend, and are looking for some decent content regarding growing your net worth, I'd highly recommend Free Money Finance.

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FMF

Hey, thanks for the kind words! I appreciate you reading Free Money Finance.

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glblguy

I have tons, but the top few are:

Being Frugal
Cash Money Life
The Simple Dollar
Brip Blap

I'll leave it at that...

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Rocx

I subscribe to a whole bunch of personal finance blogs and what got me started on it was The Simple Dollar

But have recently found Consumerism Commentary and Free Money finance to be more useful for my needs.

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caitirilt

I read The Simple Dollar, Get Rich Slowly, and I Will Make You Rich, but I particularly like Make Love Not Debt for their curious, not-too-serious explorations into finances and relationships.

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Greg Go

Dumb Little Man

Not all about personal finance, but always has useful tips for the day-to-day.

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lghbob

Not for the faint of heart, but IMHO the most comprehensive, well researched and brilliant view of Finances on the worldwide level.

 

If you are interested in why the world and US Markets are the way they are, Professor Liu stands many heads above any and all of the "Financial" gurus. 

 

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/others/Henry.html

 

I have been reading Mr. Liu's treatises for about four years, and he has only grown in stature.

 

Not a site for tips, or personal finances, but for deep background on what moves the financial world.  

 

If you care about the longer term... future... of the world markets, you'll find no more comprehensive explanation.

 

For as long as I have been reading Liu, he has never been wrong.

 

Beware... it's heavy reading, but for anyone serious about the financial markets, Liu is the equivalent of medicine's Grays Anatomy.

 

my opinion only

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Teresa

Before I make a purchase online (I only use this if I was planning to make the purchase anyways), I check out www.ebates.com....you get cash back on purchases...it has saved me some money already.

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My first (and favorite) frugal web site is the Dollar Stretcher and by association, Bankrate.com. I read a few blogs listed by contributors above so I will reduce redundancy by mentioning a relatively new blog Frugal Pursuit [shameless self-promotion].

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Will, thanks for the mention. Some other good ones that I haven't seen mentioned are:

http://www.bargaineering.com/articles
http://www.allfinancialmatters.com/
http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/
http://www.ncnblog.com/

I've also been enjoying:

http://www.mydollarplan.com/

which is a brand new site (just over a month old).

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I like Consumerist. 

Fun post. I've added several of the blogs mentioned to my feed reader!

Guest's picture

I read almost all of the ones you mentioned and I read so many more, I couldn't possibly mention them all! I've been reading Consumerism Commentary, All Things Financial, and Free Money Finance for years now. And I keep discovering new sites, like Sense to Save and The Dough Roller. Thank goodness for Google Reader, I couldn't possibly keep up without it!

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MoneyNing

Of course my favorite financial website is my own!

Personal Finance Blog by Money Ning

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T'Pol

These are the blogs I follow almost daily:

 

My Open Wallet , Boston Gal's Open Wallet , The Simple Dollar , My Money Blog 

 

Now I am a more frugal person who is very much focused on saving for retirement. Thanks to you, to above bloggers and some more I follow religiously.

 

T'Pol

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I admit that I have many favorites! :) I regularly read many of those already mentioned but here are some I frequently visit that have not yet been mentioned:

thetaoofmakingmoney.com
lazymanandmoney.com
thesunsfinancialdiary.com
genxfinance.com
moneysmartlife.com

And I have to thank Will for the shout out!

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Katie

Dave Ramsey: http://www.daveramsey.com/ who got me started

Mighty Bargain Hunter: http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/ not always "debt" message, so good variety

Madame X: http://www.myopenwallet.net/ well written personal money blog

the Bargainist: http://www.bargainist.com/ I check it before I shop

Thrifty Fun: http://www.thriftyfun.com/ old-school frugal ideas and your questions answered

And http://zenhabits.net/ for a little zen in your life.

Among others that were already mentioned.

I also find ehow.com to be a great resource in frugality.

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Katie

Dave Ramsey: http://www.daveramsey.com/ who got me started

Mighty Bargain Hunter: http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/ not always "debt" message, so good variety

Madame X: http://www.myopenwallet.net/ well written personal money blog

the Bargainist: http://www.bargainist.com/ I check it before I shop

Thrifty Fun: http://www.thriftyfun.com/ old-school frugal ideas and your questions answered

And http://zenhabits.net/ for a little zen in your life.

Among others that were already mentioned.

I also find ehow.com to be a great resource in frugality.

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Fitz

I recently started a blog that hopes to inspire and empower all readers with the necessary information to jumpstart their pursuit for financial freedom.

I'm from a country wherein a lot of the youth are migrating to work abroad to find better financial opportunities. With the help of my blog, I'm hoping to teach them that they can live the life they want here in our country.

One of my posts: Paying Yourself First, quotes a line from Wise Bread.

You are one of my inspirations. Thank you!

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Guest

Blogs are my favorite, especially the ones that get very personal, but like Frugal Pursuit, I also like The Dollar Stretcher and bankrate.com. The former has some really good timeless articles on all topics plus lots of tips plus discussion groups. The latter has good timely articles plus other resources.

Most of my favorite financial blogs have been mentioned above, but not these favorites:

Single Ma's Fabulous Financial's - a writer with attitude who worked her way up from harder times than I ever faced and now has a great job and just paid off all her debt. She's wonderfully enthusiastic and won't take crap from anyone. For those who are tired of reading about debt reduction, check out this writer who is about to start learning more about investing (and, incidentally, has vowed never to write about debt reduction again!).

Like Merchant Ships - a gracious stay-at-home mom who shows you, in words and pictures, how to make an elegant and beautiful home with very little money. If I ever need to set up a reception in three hours with only $25, I now think I could do it after reading this lady's blog! Dinner parties with lots of warning? Should be a breeze!

Year One - a very caring writer hangs on to her strong environmental ethics despite an extremely low income, showing me that I can do a much, much better job. Their income is not only low but variable, so their budget is a list of priorities; they pay for things in priority order as they get money. If you think you are at rock bottom and too poor to do anything you want, read this and you may find that you are mistaken. You might cry sometimes, though, reading this blog. But that's only short-term. Long-term, this couple is kicking butt!

Other favorite financial sites include google (for research), epinions and amazon (for reviews), and addall.com (for finding the lowest price, including shipping, on books). I also use yahoo's finance site and my employer's retirement and benefits sites.

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Debbie M

Oops, I should have previewed that comment! And remembered to type in my name. That overly long link does work, though.

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ajonesin

I read a lot of the ones already listed here. Just a few that I have run across that are not yet listed:

On Money Making

Apartment Therapy - More of a blog about things to update your apartment, but it also has frugal and reusing tips as well.

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Paul

The only other two websites I use other then this is http://www.thesimpledollar.com/ and getrichslowly.org/blog

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Jessica

I'm starting to switch my interests to smaller, less known blogs (ones I can't remember at the moment) but I'm starting to find some blogs to be a bit preachy, patronizing and repetitive. I cruise for ideas and to see how other people deal with their finances. A commenter on TSD (which I mainly read for other links) has gotten my attention-Mrs. Micah, and I enjoy reading Make Love Not Debt as well. I'm in my mid-20s, have a mortgage and more than average (but not devastating) student loan debt, and I really can't stand to read another article on how to sell my stuff and become frugal. I've always been frugal/practical and I didn't go into debt because of vacations and dvds.

And that's why I like wisebread-a nice mix of articles, ideas and opinions of a broad range of finance related topics. This comment thread is helpful too, I'm checking out a few more blogs thanks to everyone's suggestions.

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peggy

For stock researching I use www.morningstar.com. Perhaps this site is too "commercial" for people but I like their stock screener.

www.msnmoney.com actually has decent information for the everyday person. They have a fantastic forum for women and finances (women in red) but it's near impossible to find.

The few personal finance blog sites I enjoy are www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com
www.freemoneyfinance.com
www.stopbuyingcrap.com

The rest of the personal finance bloggers to be condescending or else they just recycle the same ideas or tips. Everyone loves to brag about how they saved money on their cable bill, mobile phone bill, christmas shopping, blah..

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pamphyila

I love www.thriftyfun.com for tips like your Mother used to make -

That's where I park my frugal blog at www. www.myfrugallife.com/blog_pamphyila.html

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Alex H.

I read Frugal For Life: http://frugalforlife.com

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Pamela

On a daily basis, I read The Simple Dollar and Mrs. Micah . I also read Gather Little By Little , Clever Dude , Five Cent Nickel , Get Rich Slowly . I sometimes look at Free Money Finance , Queercents and others that I don't remember right now.

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Fazed Reality

Tim Ferriss (http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/) writes a blog and wrote a book and while technically his is not a blog about money matters alone - his book touches it quite heavily.

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sassyfras

I LOVE Frugal for Life (http://frugalforlife.com) and The Frugal Duchess (http://www.sharonhr.blogspot.com). They both offer thoughtful, helpful frugality tips and are well-written.

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Dawn

Thanks to all who mentioned Frugalforlife.com Personally, I like Savingadvice.com, Queercents, All the feeds in PFblog.org

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Dawn

pfblogs.org (left off the s)

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FrankO

My favorite forum for planning for or living an early retirement is the Early Retirement Forum -
http://www.early-retirement.org

Great financial advise, and calculators, and general philosophy on LBYM - Living Below/Beneath Your Means, the key to financial security and freedom. Not just for the 50+ year olds.

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noVus

Investing and Trading for the Small Funded Beginner. Heavy on educating ones who are new, but want to manage their own assets and investment decisions . . .

http://investorandtrader.blogspot.com/

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CHB

I love Beyond Sanity at moneydummy.net, who is funny, informative, determined, yet humble, and Money Saving Mom at moneysavingmom.com (duh) who taught me how to buy things at CVS for pennies and shares her $35/week meal plan with all the details - they're both moms and I think Christian which may be a turn-off to some, but they give such straightforward, excellent advice and have a more down-to-earth tone than a lot of bloggers I read, which is empowering!

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Being a personal finance blogger from India, I go to my favorite website http://www.rupeetimes.com for getting the latest news about banks and personal finance in India. So RupeeRimes.com is my favorite financial website

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Mike-TWA

Thanks for the mention on the real estate side.

I always enjoy

http://www.moolanomy.com/
http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/

and a Canadian PF site, http://www.four-pillars.ca/ , if you don't mind the accent :)

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Antfarm

Two websites i use b/c they are unbiased, research based information with no commercials....

http://www.extension.org/personal_finance
http://www.smartaboutmoney.org/

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DejaVu

Besides Wisebread, my favorite personal finance website is youngandbroke.typepad.com. It has really good advice for twenty-somethings

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Patrick

There are a lot of great blogs already mentioned, so I would like to add a few others:

Punny Money: http://www.punny.org/ (a stoic look at personal finance and the economy).

Credit Withdrawal: http://www.creditwithdrawal.com/ (a newer blog about getting out of debt, and changing money attitudes).

Plonkee Money: http://plonkee.com/ (an English-er's thoughts on personal finance).

The Dividend Guy: http://www.thedividendguyblog.com/ (Dividend investing).

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Patricia

My true favorite is the simple dollar.

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Greg Go

http://www.mapgirl.net/mfc/

An under-the-radar personal / personal finance blog by mapgirl.

Honest, breezy, and sprinkled with practical everyday personal finance. Plus there's a nice community of commenters.

It's the PF blogosphere's best kept secret. ;)

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Guest

My fav site for money advice is

www.justfrugal.com

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Natalie

This is my favourite frugal living/living the simple life website. There are thousands of hints and tips to implement and the site has completely changed the way I view finances and life. www.simplesavings.com.au

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Rakesh Mehta

I found www.itrust.in a very good resource for various personal finance services. The solutions are unbiased and fairly comprehensive. The sections on Financial Planning in India, home loans in India, Real estate in Delhi & NCR region etc. give a good insight into respective categories. I would suggest it to any one looking for personal finance in India.

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Patricia

http://www.commoditynewscenter.com is the best site for commodity news, commentary and quotes.

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i really enjoy Youngmoney.com. good information, not to salesy.

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Felipe

Here's an interesting site: http://www.rentalstock.com

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Guest

http://www.bmvclassifieds.com is a great site. All classifieds are priced below their current market value eg houses, cars, retails sales etc. enjoy :)

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Well, I am voting for
www.personalfn.com

Personalfn is a the best place, for the information on investment ideas. Their research on Mutual Funds is very vast, and I personally takes advice from PersonalFN about where to invest my money, and trust me, their advice is always been so much effective.
Monthly performance of mutual funds, which always gives a better idea, how well a mutual fund is performing.

Thanks

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Guest

My favorite Financial website is www.stockgumshoe.com If you've ever received via USPS or email unidentified stock touts from various stock picker news letters, you know how frustrating it can be not to know the name of a particular stock that is being promoted as a "10 bagger" or dividend super-star. Travis Johnson (and his band of followers) has been successfully sleuthing the identities of such stocks for a number of years. The service allows you to discover the names of "hot' stocks without paying hundreds of dollars for the newsletters that tout them.

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Vikram

Being an Investment Banker from India I frequent a lot of financial websites in India like BankBazaar and Moneycontrol..How ever if I have to pick one I will choose http://www.bankbazaar.com/personal-loan.html as my favourite financial website in India..