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The 30 Most Popular Personal Finance Blogs

In the past few years, blogging about money and finance issues has become quite popular. It seems that while discussing money is still somewhat taboo in casual conversation, blogs are pushing the envelope online, discussing and dispensing financial advice on a daily basis.

Our Top 30 list is the cream of the PF (personal finance) blog crop. We used the following metrics to determine the rankings:

1. Blog subscribers (do people read this blog often?)
2. Technorati rank (do people link to this blog?)
3. Compete.com traffic estimations (do people actually visit this blog?)
4. Page strength (determines the relative importance and visibility of a webpage)

** Note. if you think we missed a good personal finance blog, or would like your blog to be considered in the next update of this list, please leave a comment on this post and we’ll consider it in the next update. Thanks! **

The Top 30 Most Popular Personal Finance Blogs

    1. http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog
    2. http://www.thesimpledollar.com
    3. http://www.wisebread.com
    4. http://www.savingadvice.com/blog
    5. http://www.pfadvice.com
    6. http://www.pfblog.com
    7. http://www.mymoneyblog.com
    8. http://www.fivecentnickel.com
    9. http://www.bargaineering.com/articles
    10. http://www.freemoneyfinance.com
    11. http://www.consumerismcommentary.com
    12. http://www.allfinancialmatters.com
    13. http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog
    14. http://www.mdmproofing.com/iym/weblog
    15. http://www.ncnblog.com
    16. http://www.makelovenotdebt.com
    17. http://www.cleverdude.com
    18. http://www.bloggingawaydebt.com
    19. http://www.lazymanandmoney.com
    20. http://www.myopenwallet.net
    21. http://www.bostongalsopenwallet.blogspot.com
    22. http://www.thesunsfinancialdiary.com
    23. http://www.mightybargainhunter.com
    24. http://www.queercents.com
    25. http://www.stopbuyingcrap.com
    26. http://www.frugalforlife.blogspot.com
    27. http://www.mytwodollars.com
    28. http://www.wereindebt.com
    29. http://www.singlemomandmoney.blogspot.com
    30. http://www.firefinance.blogspot.com

Honorable Mention

These guys didn’t quite make the top 30, but they are worth taking a look at as well:

    http://www.1stmillionat33.com
    http://www.mapgirl.net/mfc
    http://www.everybodylovesyourmoney.com
    http://www.budgetingbabe.blogspot.com
    http://youngandbroke.typepad.com/young_and_broke
    http://www.finance-weblog.com
    http://www.doughroller.net
    http://www.paidtwice.com
    http://www.plonkee.com
    http://www.nevblog.com
    http://www.gatherlittlebylittle.com
    http://poorerthanyou.com
    http://www.christianpf.com
    http://www.2millionblog.com
    http://www.dinksfinance.com
    http://www.beingfrugal.net
    http://blog.lendingclub.com

The Lending Club blog didn’t quite make the top 30, but it did make the honorable mention list! Make sure and subscribe to the Lending Club blog here in addition to checking out our Top 30 list.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Comments (15)

  1. Nice way of determining the relative positions of the blogs. I
    don’t follow pf blogs anymore, but I came across this list on Digg.
    I used to read this one as well:
    http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/dontfollow Subscribers: Technorati:
    9757 (447 authority) Compete: 33430 people Strength: 5.5 / 10 I’m
    not affiliated in any way with that blog by the way. Just thought
    it was nice to get the stats.

    October 31st, 2007 at 6:59 am

  2. I see lots of favorites on there. I read Get Rich Slowly and
    several others daily.

    November 1st, 2007 at 3:49 am

  3. Should savingadvice and PFAdvice both me on the list? They’re the
    same blog. Also, PFBlog.com seems awfully high on the list. His
    subscribers must be skewing his results.

    November 2nd, 2007 at 2:30 pm

  4. I meant to say “be” not “me.”

    November 2nd, 2007 at 2:30 pm

  5. I’d be interested to know how you formulated this list. There are a
    few other blogs I was surprised you didn’t include here such as:
    Money, Matter and More Musings
    (http://www.thetaoofmakingmoney.com), genxfinance.com and
    moneysmartlife.com. I have to point out that
    thetaoofmakingmoney.com is a pretty popular pf site definitely up
    there in the rankings :).

    November 3rd, 2007 at 8:46 am

  6. [...] This past week I was *almost* on a list. I made honorable
    mention on a list on Lending Club of the top 30 most popular
    personal finance blogs. Just being mentioned near the top 30 blogs
    was an incredible honor for me. So thanks Lending Club [...]

    November 4th, 2007 at 7:23 am

  7. Interesting choice of personal finance blogs. Nice work though!
    -Raymond

    December 13th, 2007 at 1:14 pm

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    December 31st, 2007 at 11:31 am

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    October 18th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

  11. try out…its worth reading…GUARANTEED

    December 21st, 2008 at 9:36 pm

  12. rasika kawale:

    yes, I perchase it. thank you.

    March 17th, 2009 at 12:55 am

  13. Thanks for the list. The top 3 are all essential reads. Many of the
    others I have not heard of but I am going to visit a link or two.
    Thanks, Forest.

    August 31st, 2009 at 1:51 pm

  14. With so many good sources on the Net you would think more people
    would have their financial house in order.

    September 23rd, 2010 at 12:04 pm

  15. cebu:

    thanks for the huge list that you’ve compile and for the effort as
    well….

    December 6th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

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