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 Echoa 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– 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.
  • K4 Financial – Kent is a stand up comedian that does financial planning on the side – or maybe it's the other way around!

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!!


  1. Daniel Robert on April 3, 2013 at 12:47 am

    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. Sandy on May 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Then you should soooooo be on my site. 😉

  3. Roger Okoye on December 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    That’s a nice list, right now in my life, financial advice is one thing I certainly need. So I’ll be giving some of these sites a read, who knows what I’ll learn.

  4. Lindsay on February 17, 2014 at 11:32 am

    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 😉

  5. Kyle on February 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I’m actually not a huge fan of Ms. Vaz-Oxlade for several reasons Lindsay, but thank you for adding us to your FB page!

  6. Sov on May 9, 2014 at 8:19 am

    From my point of view, If you don

  7. Two Cents on July 13, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    This is such a great list! I can’t wait to make my through all of these other finance blogs – most of which I am hearing about for the first time!

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