pf blog love

I love reading personal finance blogs… here are some of my favourites.  Enjoy!

If I have missed you and you think i should i should add you because your blog is awesome, just drop me an email at young {at} youngandthrifty (dot) ca (spaces put in for all the spammers!)

Bloggers! before you get your panties in a knot, this list is in no particular order.  You’re all awesome! =)

My fellow Canadian Finance Blogs (hmm long list can you tell I am biased?!):

  • Give Me Back My Five Bucks is a blog about a girl from Vancouver (I believe) (hey we’re setting a trend here!). GMBMFB is entertaining and a great read. She also bitches about cell phone companies. Which is another thing we have in common.
  • Canadian Finance Blog is a guy from Edmonton who is also a financial analyst (real credentials!) and is very informative with regards to personal finance.  Good read, too!
  • Money Smarts Blog gives the east coast personal finance perspective (T-dot). Very helpful for investing and personal finance information.
  • Million Dollar Journey is the one blogger (from Newfoundland) who initially juiced up my interest in personal finance a few years back (and inspired me to take action on my personal finance). He is definitely on his way to being a millionaire (last I checked, he was almost half way there?) and is a great resource for ANYTHING finance-related.  MDJ is my PF blog IDOL!
  • Canadian Capitalist is a PF blogger from Ottawa (Oh Canada… !) who joins forces with Million Dollar Journey to form the Canadian Money Forum (great forum for anything Canadiana finance related).  Canadian Capitalist has great information on personal finance.
  • The Financial Blogger again is always entertaining and well-informed about personal finance. I love reading his posts.  Recently he has switched his blogging focus to how to make money blogging- inspiring reads!
  • Canadian Couch Potato is a great site to check up on the best ETF’s to have in your portfolio if you’re just starting your journey in investing.  You can order the all-dressed potato, the lazy couch potato, etc. etc.
  • Boomer and Echo- a personal finance blog hailing from Lethbridge, Alberta with two perspectives.  A baby boomer (mom) and the echo generation (son) perspective.  A great resource of information and Echo is a really nice guy to boot!
  • My Own Advisor- an Ottawa personal finance blogger who is sharing with us his journey of being his own financial advisor
  • Beating the Index- is Mich from Montreal who is sharing how he aims to beat the index primarily through investing in Energy and Precious Metals
  • Invest It Wisely- Kevin, who is also a member of the Yakezie AND Canadian, talks about the mantra of investing anything (be it your time, money, energy etc.) wisely.
  • How to Save Money.ca- A new PF blogger who’s primary aim is to save you money!  He would win the Canadian dealfinder award if there ever was one ;)
  • Finance Fox- Another new Canadian blogger who wants you to follow along as he eliminates his $11,000 debt.  He has a refreshing viewpoint on all things money.
  • Dividend Ninja- a new Canadian blogger with a plethora of great information AND a hot site (love the neon side bar) AND he hails from Vancouver BC too.  What’s not to like?  (I like him so much that he designed the look of this blog!)
  • The Passive Income Earner- is also a blog coming from Vancouver BC and he shares his goal of increasing his dividend income little by little.  A great read!
  • Financial Uproar- HILARIOUS personal finance blogger.  He has witty tweets and hilarious Saturday Link Dumps (yes, that’s what he calls them).
  • Modest Money- I have a thing for fellow Vancouverites and Modest Money fits the bill.  He’s a new personal finance blogger who also has a green website (green in colour like mine!)
  • My University Money-Hailing from Manitoba this 2 person team run a blog to help students save money.

Personal Finance Blogs:

  • Financial Samurai is a personal finance blogger who both entertains and educates with his posts.  One of my favourites is the super-motivated boyfriend post.  He is also the genius behind the Yakezie challenge- motivating dozens of other personal finance bloggers (including moi!) to improve their Alexa rankings
  • Retireby40 A great blog and a great guy who writes about his goal to retire by 40.  His credit card spending is just amazing and inspiring.
  • Yes I am Cheap- Sandy is hilarious and always an entertaining read. She gripes about her tenant and I always love reading every juicy detail.
  • Please check out the Yakezie Network for more great personal finance blogs!!

About

Young is a writer and former owner of Young and Thrifty and the main "twitter' behind Young and Thrifty's twitter account. She lives in Vancouver, BC and enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with her anxious dog, and finding good deals. If you like what you read, consider signing up for email updates.

6 Responses to pf blog love

  1. Thanks for this. I am already following some of the blogs that are mentioned in your list. Though some are new blogs which I have never checked so I will definitely visit them and I am hoping to find good content. Fingers Crossed….!

  2. Gail Vaz-Oxlade is also a great resource to access. Thank you for the great list of financial bloggers! I have my own Facebook page to help people become more financially literate, so I look for well written blogs with easy to understand information to pass on to them ;)

  3. From my point of view, If you don’t have a dream – how can it come true?
    Back in 2006, I thought long and hard about my future. I came up with the following:
    • I want to be happy and healthy, and my family to be happy and healthy too
    • I wanted financial independence
    • I wanted to be able to work when I wanted to work, anywhere in the world
    The dream building took a few weeks – visualising what my life would look and feel like once the dream was realised.
    Initially I didn’t share this dream with anyone – I wanted to achieve it by stealth – quietly beavering away in the background. Although you might just want to share your dream with your partner!?
    Once happy with my vision, I set myself some goals:
    • Within 5 years (2011) I would have paid of my mortgage and cleared all my debt (note: I never did pay off my mortgage but used the money to invest elsewhere – but that’s another story for another day)
    • Within 10 years (2016) I would have completed my career in the rat-race, be working for myself, and have assets worth £1.5m
    • In 15 years (2021) I will be rich with total assets of £4m
    I got myself a special note pad and started to right everything down, to log my progress. I also sketched a drawing (and I can’t even draw) of what my dream would like. I believe this was key to visualise what success looked like.
    Every day I thought about by dream, my goals, and how I could take one step closer. I vowed never to give up on my dream.
    Strange as it may sound, I even took advice from Napoleon Hill’s ‘Think and Grow Rich’ and imagined a ‘master mind’ team. This virtual team consisted of eight influential people in my life. Some of these people were unfortunately no longer with me, some were still alive. Some of them I knew very well, some of them were famous and I’d never met.
    Every night in bed, before I fall asleep, I imagine this ‘master mind’ team sitting around a table in a memorable house. A sort of meeting. I speak to them in my mind, and ask for their advice – especially around key life decisions. It’s become a sort of meditation, a sort of prayer (note: I’m not religious). I hope, in some funny way, this master mind team are now guiding me towards my dream. Am I barking??
    All these dreams, thoughts, goals, progress updates, went into my note book. I thought about them daily. I recited my goals to myself daily. It became a sort of mission – I became obsessed!
    Before you set out on your journey, I strongly advise you think hard about your dream and goals. Write them down, visualise them, draw them. But share with as few people as possible – they’ll think you’re mad! And be careful what you wish for – it may just come true!
    I’m well on my way to my financial target of £4m, currently at £1.6m (from not much a few years ago)
    So remember: “without a dream – how can your dream come true?”
    Would welcome your thoughts?
    Onwards and upwards.
    Sov, just outside the big smoke, London
    http://www.break50.com

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