I love “best of” year-end countdowns, so I decided to write one of my own: My favorite 50 personal finance websites of 2007!
Most are blogs, with a few commercial sites sprinkled in that I really love. Though numbered, the sites are in no particular order…they are all so great I couldn’t possibly rank them. Are your favorites included?
50. Wisebread – Part blog, part forum, part online magazine, this site about living large on a small budget deserves a look.
49. The Simple Dollar – Simple, maybe, but oh-so-helpful. The thought and detail Trent puts into his personal finance posts is awesome.
48. Millionster – Millionster is an intriguing community-based personal finance blog wit an edgy attitude. I’m liking it more every day.
47. The Motley Fool – I can’t have a list of the best personal finance sites without a nod to the Motley Fool. Though mostly a stock site, their boards are home to some of the best advice and support for getting out of debt and living below your means.
46. The Sun’s Financial Diary – A great personal finance blog following author Sun’s transition to investing and building wealth.
45. Clever Dude – I love Clever’ Dude’s style and humor as he blogs about money, family life, and his career.
44. Queer Cents – Queer Cents sometimes makes me wonder: would I be richer if I were gay? Whatever your preferences…a source of great financial advice.
43. Boston Gal’s Open Wallet – This is one blogger who is on top of her dough! Follow her story as she tries to go from a $400k net worth (in her 30s) to over $3 mil. Wow!
42. Punny Money – Don’t be fooled by the name, Punny Money has great financial advice with a twist of silliness. I love the polls…The last one shows 62% of readers are still financially irresponsible. Yeah…this is why our sites exist. It’s easier to write about financial responsibility than to live it!
41. Prime Time Money – A common sense blog by a Texas CPA and personal finance junkie.
40. How I Save Money – Need a instructions on saving money? LuLuGal over at How I Save Money can help!
39. Fire Finance – Have dreams of achieving financial freedom and retiring early? FIRE Finance is the site for you.
38. Millionaire Mommy Next Door – Confessions of a self-made millionaire mother.
37. Wealth Building Lessons – Nirav shares his wisdom on building wealth, one dollar at time.
36. Single Ma’s Financial Fabulous – A truly inspiring blog about a single mother’s journey from debt to a $125k and growing net worth.
35. Lazy Man and Money – One blogger’s quest to make his money work for him so he doesn’t have to.
34. The Frugal Law Student – A graduate student’s take on living below your means…sometimes way below.
33. The Art of Money – A great site for internet entrepreneurs, bloggers interesting in monetizing their sites, and more.
32. Net Worth IQ – A unique site allowing users to keep track of and share their net worth and net worth goals. Completely free and anonymous.
31. My New Choice – A great blog about the decision to live debt-free and work towards financial freedom.
30. No Limit Ladies – A blogging community for women interesting in financial education and freedom.
29. We’re in Debt – A couple wrestles the sobering challnege of paying off over $130k of debt.
28. Kiplinger’s – This seems like sacrilege since my first job was for SmartMoney Magazine, but I feel Kiplinger’s has far more useful content for those of us starting out on our financial paths than the often snooty SmartMoney.
27. Blogging Away Debt – One of my original first favorite getting out of debt blogs. It’s just awesome to follow other people progress out of debt!
26. Consumerist – One of my favorite websites of all time. The Consumerist never fails to enlighten – and entertain – readers with the dirty rotten truth about the things we buy.
25. The Digerati Life – A great financial blog out of Silicon Valley; I loved his coverage of super idiot Casey Serin whose now-defunct blog is not on this list.
24. An English Major’s Money – A recent graduate writes about living in New York City on an entry-level paycheck. I have been there, and I can certainly relate.
23. Everybody Loves Your Money – In a way, the fantastic title says it all. Everybody’s after your money! Learn how to keep it!
22. Ask Uncle Bill – This blogging dad learned from his daughter that younger generations are clueless about money. She was right, so he started a website to help.
19. Generation X Finance – Nobody needs financial more than us youngins, and this is another good blog to let us know that.
18. Make Love, Not Debt – Another one of my favorite getting out of debt blogs.
17. Stop Buying Crap – A clever finance blog with an importation mission: to get you to buy less crap!
16. Mint – This free online budgeting tool is simply awesome. My only complaint is that Mint didn’t come out sooner.
15. Map Girls’ Fiscal Challenge – A simple blog about a girl and her financial goals.
14. Seeking Alpha – A treasure trove of stock and investing information.
13. Money Ning – An inspiring blog about a guy from humble beginnings on the road to being rich.
12. My Two Dollars – Billed as “a place to discuss money for the rest of us,” David takes an intimidation-free approach to blogging about personal finance.
11. Prosper – If you have read my posts about Prosper, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of the site, where users can lend and borrow money to and from each other. (Also a TIME top 50 websites of 2007 winner).
10. Graduate Money Matters – Feel like you missed the lecture on personal finances? Grad Money Maters can help.
9. PFBlogs.org – This personal finance blog aggregator is a must-have for perusing the latest thoughts from the personal finance blogosphere.
8. No Credit Needed – No Credit Needed drives home the point that credit isn’t required to live happily and prosper.
7. I Will Teach You To Be Rich – Sometimes I hate Ramit because his blog kicks so much ass. It really does.
6. Neville’s Financial Blog – An awesome collection of business ideas and a behind the scenes look at how Neville starts and runs them.
5. All Financial Matters – Is JLP the “Godfather” of personal finance blogging? Read All Financial Matters and find out!
4. Young and Broke – Blogging about money for the under-30 set long before most, Young and Broke still dishes up first-rate frugal advice.
3. It’s Just Money – I share this blogger’s attitude about money and, unfortunately, all the past money mistakes.
2. ING Direct – It’s true that ING doesn’t have the top savings rate anymore, but ING is where I stash my savings thanks to their great website and totally cool Electric Orange debit card. This thing still gets me looks of envy whenever I swipe it. Incidentally, ING also got a top 50 websites of 2007 honor from TIME.
1. Hustler Money Blog – As you can see from the site, this guy is not ashamed out on the web making money, but I love his attitude! Plus his site is a good source of deals and free money offers.