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With the Christmas season coming around, my focus is mostly on not going bankrupt by spending money on my family members. It’s my favorite time of the season to show off my number one skill: ordering take out and making it stretch across multiple days – I’m excellent at rationing.
In the spirit of saving money, I’m going to look at some budgeting blogs today.
Liz and her family moved from the big city to the rural countryside of Vermont in an effort to save money. This blog details their journey of making a hybrid homestead-farm.
I like this blog because it gives a kind of personal look into frugal living and saving, and also works as a nice personal and self-help blog.
Liz also recently published a book, which is probably something I’ll check out in the future.
Two posts I liked are How A Diagnosis Of Postpartum Depression Changed My Life and 18 Things To Do On Black Friday Instead Of Shopping.
Follow @FrugalWoods on Twitter.
Founded by Bola Sokunbi, Clever Girl Finance is a personal budgeting website with a mission to empower women to achieve full financial independence and success. Sokunbi gained her inspiration for the site, and her own smart saving, from her mother, who worked hard to financially educate herself after getting married.
Alongside the blog, the site offers in-depth courses to educate on finance topics like smart investing. There’s a book accompaniment with this one as well!
Follow @CleverGirlCGF on Twitter.
Kumiko Ehrmantraut has a degree in finance and is an accredited financial counselor. Like the Frugalwoods blog, her blog has a personal touch and focuses on gaining self-confidence to better manage your budget.
In addition to providing free resources and information, Ehrmantraut sells various workbooks and planners to make financial planning easier (as someone who does everything in writing, this is something I gravitate toward).
Follow @thebudgetmom on Twitter.
Growing up, like many, as a child with parents that struggled to make ends meet, Aileen has struggled with financial insecurity her entire life. Her mission with this blog is to document her journey to financial freedom, and I gravitated toward this blog because I found it more relatable to me (as a millennial) and my upbringing.
Like some of the blogs I mentioned above, Aileen’s blog has more of a focus on lifestyle, but budgeting is a lifestyle. She has DIY skincare routines and cheap recipes that she goes into detail about, which I really enjoyed.
Follow @budgetballer_ on Twitter.
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Savannah Tanbusch is a team lead and editor for PRWeb. She spends a lot of her free time thinking about dogs and playing video games. Follow her at @tanbusch.