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Personal finance blogs are a fabulous and easily accessible method of learning more about money. Most people have a finite amount of money that they want to utilize in the best possible manner to fund both their needs and their wants, and blogs can guide them. Often authored by financial experts, the advice found in blogs can transform readers’ lives. Whether you are freshly out of university and looking for your first job, or close to retirement, here are five personal finance blogs to watch and enhance your money knowledge.

Budgets are Sexy

This blog is authored by J. Money and focuses on a variety of money topics ranging from interesting side hustles (to increase income) to extreme early retirement and how to reach it. Real-life stories are often showcased, which provide entertainment and inspiration to readers.

The Penny Hoarder

If you are looking for a side hustle, either online or in real life, The Penny Hoarder is the blog you need. There is plentiful guidance for obtaining online jobs and finding quick cash making opportunities, as well as information on repaying debts, getting loans, and saving money on everyday items and activities.

Making Sense of Cents

Aspiring bloggers flock to this website to learn from Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, an expert on making money via blogging. She offers a variety of blogging courses (for a fee), as well as providing a vast amount of material on other money topics, from paying off debt to budgeting. If you’re looking to increase revenue from your blog and also gain some useful financial advice, this blog is for you.

The Budgetnista

Author Tiffany Aliche provides short and insightful money lessons on her blog, many of which specifically pertain to women. In straightforward prose, she guides her readers through tricky subjects like getting a secured credit card, saving on travel, and investing. She is an especially motivational force if you are just getting started on your financial wellness journey.

The Retirement Answer Man

Planning for retirement can be daunting, especially when statistics show that the average American is not financially prepared to stop working. Fortunately, Roger Whitney has a blog to help us with all our urgent retirement questions, including how much to save and how to get on track for retirement.

Money can be intimidating. However, time spent advancing one’s financial education and learning about managing money removes the intimidation factor. It puts us fully in charge of our money, which is exactly what we want.