It’s a new year and it’s a great time to review your financial goals for the year. If you’re looking for some encouragement to reach your targets, a number of personal finance bloggers can help.
They can provide you with inspiring stories about they’ve saved $1 million, paid off large amounts of debt, or learned how to invest. Here are 15 personal finance bloggers to follow this year:
Canadian Couch Potato (Twitter)
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Canadian Finance Blog (Facebook | Twitter)
Tom Drake started his blog to share his money experiments. His blog’s mission is to help Canadians make money, save money, invest money, and spend money wisely.
What you should read: Why You Should Use Your Raise to Increase Your Savings and What You Need to Know About Withdrawing RRSPs Before Retirement
Dividend Earner (Twitter)
This Vancouver-based blogger ditched his financial advisor and is focused on building a portfolio of dividend stocks for his retirement income.
What you should read: 7 Dividend Investing Rules for a Strong Stock Portfolio and Investment Mistakes To Avoid
Financial Uproar (Facebook | Twitter)
Financial topics are usually boring but blogger Nelson Smith makes the subject matter much more entertaining.
What you should read: The Difference Between Frugal and Cheap is The Dumbest Argument in Personal Finance, How Much Do You Have to Save to Become a Millionaire?, and How Your Emergency Fund Will Cost You $149,816.73
Half Banked (Facebook | Twitter)
Desirae Odjick is writing about her plan to try to save half of her income.
What you should read: 10 Things Millennials Need to Do With Their Money ASAP and Exactly Why (and How!) You Should Track Your Spending
How to Save Money (Facebook | Twitter)
Stephen Weyman’s goal is to provide tips, tools, and techniques to help you save money.
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Million Dollar Journey (Facebook | Twitter)
This blogger already reached his goal of having a net worth of $1 million. His next goal is to generate enough passive income to pay for his family’s recurring expenses.
What you should read: My Top 5 Financial Goals for 2017 and How to Transfer a Work Pension to a LIRA
Jessica Moorhouse (Facebook | Twitter)
Jessica Moorhouse is a millennial personal finance expert and host of the Mo’ Money Podcast.
What you should read: Here’s What Happened to My Finances After I Quit My Job and Want to Be More Purposeful with Your Money? Then Give It Away
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Money After Graduation (Facebook | Twitter)
Bridget Casey wants to help young professionals build long-term wealth.
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Money We Have (Facebook | Twitter)
Barry Choi, a Ratehub.ca contributor, provides both personal finance and travel tips.
What you should read: Taking the Next Steps to get You to Your Goals and Setting Financial Priorities
My Alternate Life (Facebook | Twitter)
Jordann Brown started her blog to chronicle her journey out of debt and to show its possible to be a financially secure millennial.
What you should read: 5 Financial Habits That Helped Me Increase My Net Worth by $100,000 and 50 Ways to Track Your Spending
My Own Advisor (Facebook | Twitter)
Mark Seed created this personal finance and investing blog to chronicling his journey to financial independence.
What you should read: Self-directed investing 101 and Our lofty goal to build a $1 million portfolio
Retire Happy (Facebook | Twitter)
Jim Yih and a group of personal finance experts blog about retirement and a number of other topics.
What you should read: 2017 Financial Planning Guide: The numbers you need to know and CPP Payments: How much will you get from Canada Pension Plan in Retirement?
Urban Departures (Twitter)
Emily and Daniel Teo are trying to unravel the mystery of personal finance on their blog.
What you should read: The Millennial Guide to Buying a Home and Financial Philosophy: The Road Map for Making Financial Decisions
Young and Thrifty (Facebook | Twitter)
Kyle Prevost and Justin Bouchard realized early on what a difference personal finance basics can make in their life and are sharing their experience on their blog.
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