Many of us have grown up watching our parents struggle with money and don’t want to end up the same way. Personal finance blogs are a great way to start learning.
We all finish school or college with a completely different knowledge about personal finance but, in most cases, we aren’t at all prepared to succeed at it. However, there is no need to panic. No matter how much you know, or what your situation is, there is surely a blog that meets your needs.
Here is a list we put together of the top 5 personal finance blogs for young adults to help you start creating a financial plan.
Unlike other millennials, Erin Lowry, the author of this blog and the book Broke Millenial: How to Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together, isn’t broke. She is a personal finance expert who created the blog to help millennials get their financial life together. She understands that it is a struggle for many young adults and that is why she created an interesting and easy to read blog to appeal to her peers. Broke Millennial can give you a good base to get serious about financial planning. There is no need to have any financial background to understand this blog because it isn’t too technical and uses simple language
Like many Millennials, student loans are what drove the author, Robert Farrington, to start writing in 2009 to figure out his financial situation. In his blog, he turns his experiences into practical advice for others who are in that same situation. The College Investor doesn’t believe you’re ever too young to start taking care of your financial plans and to start thinking about your investments. For any young adult who is wanting to invest and isn’t sure where to begin, this blog is the right place to learn.
Jonathan Ping describes himself as a “father, husband, self-directed investor, financial freedom enthusiast, and perpetual learner” and has been sharing about money since 2004. His blog is about learning about finances, retirement and preparing for the futures He and his wife are half time workers and their passive income is enough to cover their household expenses.
Kelly Whalen, the author, is a mother of four and started her blog in 2009, She started The Centsible Life to write down how she was able to get her family out of debt. Soon after starting, she realized that others just like her, trying to get out of debt, were finding hep in her posts. She describes her blog as “my corner of the internet, where I help women live happier, healthier, and wealthier lives”.
This blog, created by Bridget Casey in 2012, is an online financial literacy resource for young professionals who want to build long-term wealth. Her niche is helping young adults figure out how to pay off your college debt, start investing or plan for retirement. On the site e-courses and workshops are offered and thousands of millennials have already learned how to stick to a budget and achieve long-term goals.