Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.
If you're looking for a way to become financially educated this year, one way to accomplish your goals is by reading popular money blogs that make learning about money fun.
Just one these blogs has helped increase my net worth over 10 times in the last eight years by implementing sound wealth building strategies.
Financial Mentor is one of my favorite money blogs that teeters on the more serious side of things. Ex-hedge fund manager Todd Tresidder breaks down an array of complex money topics in a way that is easy to digest and understand. Check out Financial Mentor to learn about investing and you will walk away with new ideas on how to build wealth.
Tiffany Aliche, who is also known as The Budgetnista, offers financial lessons that are just plain fun. Read The Budgetnista blog to get a handle on real-life personal finance topics like credit and saving money without all the jargon or hype you find elsewhere. Her "Live Richer" challenges have inspired over 500,000 women to get their finances on track!
The Retirement Answer Man
Roger Whitney, also known as The Retirement Answer Man, answers pretty much every pressing retirement question you can think of. Read Roger's blog for insights into how much you need to retire and what you can do today to set yourself on the right path. We all want to retire, right?
Dough Roller is a daily read for me because they're always offering new insights and strategies to make the most of your money. Rob Berger, formally an attorney, created this blog for those eager to learn about the best financial products and bank accounts on the web, while rolling up your own wad of dough in the process.
The Penny Hoarder
I love The Penny Hoarder founded by Kyle Taylor because they have their finger on the pulse of all the different ways people can make money from home. Apparently I'm not the only one since they boast 6.1 million Facebook fans. Read their blog for side hustle ideas, simple cash-earning opportunities, and smart money inspiration that will leave you richer.
The Wealthy Accountant
If you're angling to pay less in taxes this year or simply want to stay on top of all the new changes to the tax code, check out The Wealthy Accountant by CPA Keith Schroeder. This blog is always coming up with new ideas for high income folks who want to make the most of their hard-earned dollars while staying in compliance with the law.
I Will Teach You to be Rich
Ramit Sethi writes some of the most inspiring business and personal finance content on the web at I Will Teach You to Be Rich. Even his emails are worth reading from top to bottom. Check out this website for insightful lessons on how to build a business, simplify your life, and yes, become rich over time.
Entrepreneur on Fire
Entrepreneur on Fire by John Lee Dumas may be a podcast at heart, but he also offers a really informative blog. I listen to the podcast to get inspiration from the stories of other entrepreneurs, but I read his blog for show notes when I'm short on time.
Making Sense of Cents
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents is one of the premier experts in the "make money blogging" niche. She left her financial analyst job and now lives in an RV with her husband and dogs, yet still brings in more than $100,000 per month through her website and affiliate marketing course. If you have ever wanted to know how people make money online, you have to check it out.
Budgets are Sexy
Simply put, Budgets are Sexy is a fun blog to read. Depending on the day, J. Money covers topics that range from how to make money in weird and unusual jobs to his growing net worth. I read this blog to hear new ideas and read interesting stories about real-life money scenarios. It's not always educational, but the content here is always different and new.
My Wife Quit Her Job
Steve Chou of My Wife Quit Her Job is an entrepreneurial rock star. He is always coming up with new business ideas that help people turn their dreams into reality. Steve's blog offers all sorts of interesting stories, many of which document his own journey from leaving his engineering job to making money online. If your goal is boosting your income this year or perhaps quitting your own job, this is a must-read.