Blog Profiles: Personal Finance Blogs, Volume 2
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, PR Newswire selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting and contributing to the conversation. This week’s roundup focuses on personal finance blogs. Make sure to check out Personal Finance Blogs, Volume 1 for even more of our favorites. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet to us @BeyondBylines.
Budgeting is not my strong suit.
Thankfully, there are places I can visit when I need a gentle reminder to stick with my financial goals.
1. Cash Cow Couple
This blog admittedly knows very little about cows, but it’s pretty set on personal finance.
The couple is a 20-something couple who “happen to love a good deal almost as much as they love each other.”
“We are on a mission to achieve financial independence while maintaining a healthy, happy life,” writes Jacob and Vanessa.
Then you get to their story. They married roughly around the same time they each graduated with bachelor’s degrees.
“To celebrate marriage and our new careers, we didn’t upgrade our vehicles, buy a big house, or a new wardrobe,” they said. “We sold everything that we didn’t need, including our second car. We used that money, and our paychecks, to pay off our student loans and begin building a secure financial future.”
There are some good posts here. I found interesting Tax Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself, Tax Planning Strategies for High Income Earners, and 20 Reasons Why We Still Drive a 20 Year Old Car.
Follow @CashCowCouple on Twitter.
2. The Dough Roller
The Dough Roller blog encourages readers to “make more. Spend less. Invest the rest.”
The guy behind The Dough Roller is Rob Berger, who founded the site in May 2007.
“We discuss everything from asset allocation to zero coupon bonds, from savings yields to real estate investing, and from raising financially fit kids to raising financially fit parents (yes, even our parents need raising now and again – at least mine do),” Berger writes.
Some posts that caught my eye include 23 Active Duty Military Credit Card Perks You Need to Know About, 55 Painless Money Saving Tips, and What is a Good Credit Score?
Follow @Doughroller on Twitter.
3. Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache offers good personal finance advice with the aim to “continuously improve our lives and become more wealthy.”
This is a fun site.
The featured articles were the first things to get my attention. Some of the posts include Turning a Little Car Into a Big One and A Millionaire is Made Ten Bucks at a Time.
I also really enjoyed The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement, which points out the obvious that if you spend 100 percent (or more) of your income, “you will never be prepared to retire, unless someone else is doing the saving for you.”
The piece continues: “As soon as you start saving and investing your money, it starts earning money all by itself. Then the earnings on those earnings start earning their own money. It can quickly become a runaway exponential snowball of income.”
Follow @mrmoneymustache on Twitter.
The DailyWorth blog features financial and career advice for women.
The Money section of DailyWorth covers a lot of ground: saving, investing, retirement, credit and debt, taxes, estate planning, insurance, and higher education, to name a few.
I was drawn to many posts, including How to Save $5,000 in a Year, Your Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Finances, and 10 Money Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask.
Among the questions in that last post: What is good debt? and How Much Should I Put in an Emergency Fund? (The bottom line: “Everyone needs an emergency fund. And yes, you should have this cushion established before you fund a vacation or anything else fun.”)
Follow @DailyWorth on Twitter.
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Christine Cube is a former senior audience relations manager with PR Newswire and a freelance writer. Follow @cpcube or check out her latest on Beyond Bylines on PR Newswire for Journalists.