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15 Millennial Money Blogs to Follow for Money Tips

Finance Blogs for Young Adults

20 Aug 15 Millennial Money Blogs to Follow for Money Tips

The internet allows you access to practically anything you could ever want to know, but sometimes it’s undeniably difficult to sort through it all and find what you need.

When it comes to surviving adulthood, wouldn’t it be nice to have a handful of places you know you can turn to for advice, statistics, and just useful personal finance info? Well, wonder no more!

We’ve rounded up 16 blogs to help you handle everything. Finances and budgeting are important concepts to get a grasp on, especially when school work doesn’t leave much time paid work. The blogs below will help you learn about debt, personal finance, and investing in preparation for “real life.”

1. 20SomethingFinance.com

This is the blog of G.E. Miller, a regular guy who got tired of the typical nine to five debt & work treadmill. He dreaded working for 40-50 years just to pay off “ridiculous consumer indulgences,” so he started hacking his finances. This blog is about those hacks and the philosophy that he now lives by. To him, “stuff” and “status” simply doesn’t matter anymore. He would rather have financial independence, health, and the time to spend doing the things he loves with the people he loves. If you want to inject some perspective into your financial life, this blog is definitely a must-read.

2. YoungFinances.com

As the name implies, this financial blog helps young adults with just about anything related to finance. It features different sections for Millennials, entrepreneurs, career seekers, and investors. This blog, however, has more advanced topics on financial instruments. It talks about stocks, bonds, forex, futures, options, and real estate. It’s a level-up from the largely passive investing that other blogs are championing.

3. Thousandaire.com

Dubbed as entertaining personal finance, this blog shares the financial experiences, blunders, and lessons learned by its author, Kevin McKee. He teaches personal finance in a very funny and entertaining way. He makes crazy videos, investing experiments, and contests to point out important tips and lessons. His aim is to help his readers become thousandaires by their 20s. That means having at least $1,000 in total assets more than you owe in total debts. If you want a good laugh, along with some solid financial tips, thousaindaire.com is a good place to get them.

4. CheapScholar.org

Doug Schantz, a university administrator who has extensive experience in student financial services, started this blog primarily to help students and their families navigate the financial maze of college education. His blog is a prime resource for topics like paying for college, saving for college, scholarships, financial aid, student loans, and any college expenses. If you want to get the most bang for your buck, cheapschollar.com is a great place to start.

5. TheCollegeInvestor.com

This is a blog was created by an MBA student named Robert who is passionate about investing and personal finance. His blog is divided into three main topics: (1) Everything Student Loans. (2) Investing 101. (3) Personal Finance Basics. He’s giving away his ebook, Student Loan Debt: Getting in Smart, Getting out Painlessly, which summarizes his experience battling his student loan servicer. He gives all sorts of neat tips like how to avoid fees, what to do and not to do if you’re on a budget, and more. Students learn a lot about personal finance from this blog.

6. MyUniversityMoney.com

This is a blog by two teachers who want to help students financially thrive as they go through post-secondary schooling. They have tips and advice on almost every aspect of university life, ranging from; career selection, funding your education, scholarship applications, volunteering, saving on textbooks, to smart partying. This blog is another great resource for both parents and students if they want to learn to “hack” almost everything about college.

7. BarefootInvestor.com

If you’re from Australia, this blog and its author probably won’t need any introduction. Scott Pape is tagged as Australia’s favorite money guy. He’s got his own newspaper column, and a TV and radio show on CNBC. On his blog, Scott writes great articles on money tips, investing basics, and home buying advice. Highlights from his radio show point out real-life situations from his callers, guests, and audience. They discuss what works and what doesn’t.

8. GreenPandaTreeHouse.com

This is another personal finance blog for young adults. It tackles issues like getting out of debt, saving and investing, budgeting, and more, for people in their 20’s. What’s different about this blog is that there are four contributors who share their own personal finance experiences and lessons. They come from various backgrounds, making this blog a complete package. It’s fun, informative, and relevant.

9. Studenomics.com

This blog was created by a 23-year-old named Martin, who wants to make learning about personal finance fun and entertaining. He shares tips and strategies on how students can enjoy a rich life without blowing their financial future. These strategies helped him, among others, buy a condo at the age of 20, graduate college debt-free, and travel the world. We like this blog because it’s pretty comprehensive. It talks about taking care of the top line and the bottom line. Plus, he shares cool travel hacks that anyone with wanderlust will enjoy.

10. Bargaineering.com

Here you’ll find guidance on financial products such as savings accounts and credit cards, as well as reviews on financial tools and books. Some of the most talked about posts include “How to Win McDonald’s Monopoly game,” “Rent forever,” “Don’t buy a home,” and “$7500 first-time homebuyer tax credit.”

11. ManVSDebt.com

“Sell your crap. Pay off your debt. Do what you love,” says the guy behind Man Vs. Debt. Baker and his family sold all of their possession to pay off $18,000 in debt and spend the year traveling abroad. He hopes his experiences and his blog will help others find their own path to financial health. There are extensive interviews with financial experts and reflections on what it means to live simply. He wants to help eliminate consumerism from your life. Baker and his family will even be embarking on an RV tour of the country this year.

12. MoneyUnder30.com

Money Under 30 is here to help you eliminate debt and save your first, or next, $100,000. Since 2006, this blog has been a free source for everything you need to know about money, written by real people who have been there. We learn financial habits as children and teenagers from our parents and environments. By the time we’re adults and have to manage on our own, it can be difficult to unlearn bad habits, but it’s not impossible with the right tools. This blog’s tone invites readers to embrace the fact that they can’t change the past, but can influence how they save and spend going forward. It’s never too late to get better with money.

13. BudgetsAreSexy.com

J-Money calls himself a “beer drinking, hip-hop blaring, talking about money, and now playing with his two baby boys blogger and coin collector.” He believes Budgets = Confidence = Sexy. His goal with this blog is to get people to stop andpay attention to their money. “Especially you youngins.” You won’t find any long in-depth instruction manuals or anything boring here, as he really wants his blog to be a fun place to share and interact. This comment from a user sums him up perfectly, “He’s the Miley Cyrus of Finance.”

14. BrokeMillennial.com

Welcome to the journey of a 26-year old millennial learning to be fiscally responsible member of “Generation Me.” Erin Lowry’s love of finances started on a hot North Carolina summer morning in 1996 with a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and a basic lesson in net profit.

She and her sister had two boxes of donuts set up on her Fisher Price yellow-and-blue picnic table right at the edge of her driveway. Her mother’s garage sale lured folks in while her sister’s big blue eyes and Erin Lowry’s charming sales pitch secured the purchase of her Krispy Kreme donuts. They ended up charging a horrifically marked-up price of fifty cents each. At the end of the day, looking in her teal fanny pack, she counted out $12, and proudly told her father she’d made a lot of money that day.

Since her first fateful lesson in economics she became fascinated with building wealth and understanding money. Unfortunately, some of her fellow millennials don’t find money so empowering. She started this site to increase financial literacy–mostly by telling funny financial tales from her own life and sneaking in a money lesson. She’s a regular contributor to DailyFinance, and “My Money Blog,” by US News & World Reports.

15. MoneyCrashers.com

Money Crasher’s mission 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. Their eleven indispensable principles guide individuals in making these financial decisions. Young people no longer have to be targets of financial predators. Instead, this blog teaches readers to take control of their money and their future by demonstrating common sense and self-control. Money Crashers is here to help you in your journey to becoming financially independent, sound, and secure.

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