Getting in charge of your money is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Most of us have never taken personal finance courses and know nothing about financial planning, budgeting, student loans, investing, retirement, and everything else that really matters.
In this sense, good money blogs are invaluable resources that inspire and empower millions of people around the world to make smart financial decisions.
And given that March is also known as Women’s History Month, we thought of creating a list of top female writers covering topics across the financial landscape.
Female Personal Finance Bloggers You Need To Follow
Below are our favorite 10 female personal finance bloggers that will motivate you to save and make more money.
This group of 10 money experts includes women who write for big publications (like Forbes, Inc, Business Insider, Fast Company, and Huffington Post), make over $100k a month, have created their own companies, have published books, and are successfully running their own podcast.
Here it goes!
1. Natalie Bacon
NatalieBacon.com is a money and personal development blog by CFP™ Natalie Bacon.
It should come as no surprise that Natalie is #1 on our list since we’re big fans of her money tips, and we wrote an interview with Natalie some months ago.
She went from lawyer, to financial planner, to online entrepreneur. Her goal is to help you #DesignYourDreamLife.
2. Financial Best Life
Lauren Bowling is the woman behind the Financial Best Life.
Simply put, this is a personal finance blog for people who think outside the box when it comes to managing their money.
“Instead of simply telling you how to budget, spend, and save – we want to talk about your dreams; how money can be used as a tool to help you live out your *best* life”, says Lauren.
3. Making Sense of Cents
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner is one of the premier experts in the “make money blogging” niche.
Read the Making Sense of Cents blog to get a handle on real-life blogging and personal finance topics like making and saving money without all the jargon or hype you find elsewhere.
Michelle also boasts a huge community that is always actively engaged in discussions regarding money and living a better, more comfortable life.
4. Afford Anything
Young and hugely entertaining, Paula Pant is the force behind the Afford Anything blog.
Paula tells her story from being a freelance writer to a successful entrepreneur, and real estate investor.
She lays her mistakes bare open so that others can avoid them and makes it appear as if the goal to being able to “afford anything” is not as impossible as it sounds.
5. Jessi Fearon
Ever longed to discuss all your anxieties about money with someone who would patiently listen to them? Someone who would empathize with you and help you figure out the best possible solution for your problem?
Enter Jessi Fearon, a personal finance coach, writer, speaker, mom, blogger, and what not!
Jessi shares her family’s real budget along with their real-life successes and failures with money.
6. Cat Alford
CatherineAlford.com does not just scrape the surface when it comes to money talk, but digs deep and helps you find out emotional blocks that are preventing you from achieving what you want.
Cat is a personal finance expert “for educated, aspirational moms who want to recapture their life passions, earn more, reach their goals, and take on a more active financial role in their families.”
Her advice is both rational and emotional, and is backed by her own experience.
7. Jessica Moorhouse
Ever since she discovered the transformative powers of financial literacy, her mission has been to teach others how to take control of their lives by taking control of their money. And she’s nailing it!
From bare basic budgeting tips to advice on online entrepreneurship and investments to build net worth, Jessica holds a storehouse of good information for personal finance newbies.
8. Wander Wealthy
Tess Wicks from WanderWealthy.com is all about demystifying money myths for young women and helping them achieve their goals for personal growth, travel, and money.
Tess will provide you with tools, advice, and “a sister or best friend who knows a lot about that grownup financial lingo they don’t teach us in school”.
She runs the Words + Money podcast, where she talks about conquering doubts and gaining confidence around a life of unapologetic money matters.
9. Club Thrifty
Holly Johnson from ClubThrifty is a big fan of a tool that helped her and her husband Greg accomplish nearly all their financial goals: zero-sum budgeting.
Holly and Greg are happily married parents of two beautiful children, in their late thirties, and “living the dream”!
In her blog, she’ll tell basically teach you how to cut waste, spend less, and use the money you earned wisely.
10. Stefanie O’Connell
Every personal finance expert will tell you that to save more money, you will need to either spend less or earn more. Stefanie O’Connell focuses on the latter.
Dedicated to helping millennials develop rich habits, StefanieOConnell.com is a destination for ambitious women who want to feel as confident with their money as they do in the rest of their lives.
She believes that to get the lifestyle you love “you don’t need magic, you need money savvy.”
A Final Word
Ok, what a list! And this is just a beginning.
Did we miss any of your favorite women money bloggers?
If money and personal finance intimidate or overwhelm you, that’s totally understandable. But now you have access to tons of information online that can help you take control of your money.
The choice is yours. 😉
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Inbound Marketing Manager with 6+ years of experience executing marketing and integrated communications projects, mainly in the Healthcare and FinTech industries. Named in the Women in FinTech Powerlist, she is committed to promoting financial technologies that make managing money a lot easier so people can get more out of life.