I’ve consumed a lot of personal finance content for many years.

But on Dec 13th, 2017, the day that I graduated from college, I decided that instead of being a consumer of content, I was now going to become a producer of content.

I don’t consume as much personal finance content or read books anymore because I put that time into creating my own twist on things.

But, I have found myself able to consume more podcasts because of the passive nature of it. And I love podcasts! You can be productive and have a deeper connection with the podcast hosts. I get so much out of listening to podcasts.

Today, I’m going to share my top 40 personal finance resources that I have gained the most value from over the past few years.

This list includes blogs, podcasts, educational websites, speakers and books. All of which I have learned a great deal from. I would encourage you to check out as many as you can and especially those that relate to your financial situation.

Blogs

Mr. Money Mustache – Pete is a thirtysomething early retiree that writes about frugality and financial freedom. If you haven’t taken the time to read any of his content I highly encourage you to dig through his stuff. This is targeted to the ultra optimizers.

Investor Junkie – Larry Ludwig and his blog analyze and compare tools to help you make the best decisions for your personal financial situation. Targeted to investors with a ton of resources.

Millennial Money – Grant created a personal finance, investing, and entrepreneurship community where you can learn how to make more money and accelerate your financial freedom. Targeted to millennials.

Budgets Are Sexy – J Money created a money blog trying to spice things up a bit! They rock out budget planning, retirement, credit cards, 401k, templates & becoming a millionaire. 

Millennial Money Man – Bobby Hoyt has created quite the community of millennials where his site is a personal finance resource for young people that covers debt-freedom, making more money, and building an online business.

The Penny Hoarder – Kyle Taylor started one of the largest personal finance websites in America, receiving millions of visitors each month looking to make and save extra money. I really enjoy their content! 

The College Investor – Robert’s website helps millennials get out of student loan debt to start investing, building passive income, and wealth for the future. He’s been blogging for many years and has a ton of great content.

Student Loan Hero – Andy created Student Loan Hero which is an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans. They also discuss a ton of other things like how to make more money.

Making Sense of Cents –  Michelle Schroeder and her blog talk about personal finance, paying off student loans quickly, and how to reach financial independence. She also has a ton of information on how to create a successful blog and online business.

Get Rich Slowly – One of the first blogs ever about money created by JD Roth back in the 2000’s talks about common sense advice and money-saving tips on topics from high-interest savings accounts, frugality, cd rates, money market accounts, mortgage rates and much more.

The Simple Dollar – A newly discovered blog for me which is a free resource for all things finance. Learn about budgeting, investing, credit, and more to take control of your financial destiny.

 Modest Money – Provides insightful investment analysis from a diverse array of investment and financial minds.

Good Financial Cents – Jeff creates a lot of amazing content through is blog and YouTube videos. His whole purpose is to help you make cents of your money and create a life of financial freedom.

Stefanie O’Connell – Focused on helping women, Stephanie writes about millennial money, making more, love and money and lifestyle. I’ve seen her in a number of news videos helping the younger generation master their finances. 

Young Adult Money – A millennial personal finance and lifestyle blog that I have benefited and learned a ton from!

Podcasts

ChooseFI – Join a global community of people that are pursuing Financial Independence through Investing, Real Estate and Business creation. One of my favorite podcasts to listen to!

Radical Personal Finance – The 100% free podcast that will help you understand a wide range of financial topics including insurance, budgeting, investing, entrepreneurship and more.

Mad Fientist – Advanced strategies for pursuing financial independence and early retirement.

Build A Bigger Life – The Build A Bigger Life podcast with Adam Carroll is a show about entrepreneurs, innovation, pursuing freedom, and creating a life of abundance and meaning.

Side Hustle Show – Nick Loper with The Side Hustle Show is a top-rated podcast featuring the ideas, actions, and results you need to make money on the side.

The Minimalists – Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s important things—which aren’t things at all. Joshua and Ryan are fun and easy to listen to.​

Money For the Rest of Us – A personal finance show on money, how it works, how to invest it and how to live without worrying about it. J. David Stein has been teaching individuals and institutions how to invest and handle their finances in ways that are simple to understand fore many years.

Education Websites

Mint Life – The blog related to Mint.com that produces new and fresh content everyday to help you get more out of your money.

Acorns Grow – The educational website connected with the investing app Acorns. They produce high quality and millennial focused content on a daily basis. 

Dave Ramsey – You may or may not have heard of Dave Ramsey. He’s probably one of the biggest names in personal finance. I would encourage you to check out his website and his radio show if you’re trying to get out of debt. ​​

The Motley Fool – The Motley Fool provides leading insight and analysis about stocks, helping investors stay informed.​​

Yahoo Finance – At Yahoo Finance, you get free stock quotes, up-to-date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, social interaction and mortgage rates.​​

Kiplinger – Leader in personal finance news and business forecasting. Get trusted advice on investing, retirement, taxes, saving, real estate, cars, college, insurance.​​

Investopedia – Investopedia is the world’s leading source of financial content on the web, ranging from market news to retirement strategies, and investing education.​​

Bankrate – Use Bankrate.com’s free tools, expert analysis, and award-winning content to make smarter financial decisions.​​

Nerd Wallet – Millions of people turn to the Nerds to find the best credit cards, up their credit score, land the perfect mortgage and so much more.​​

Speakers

David Bach – David Bach is one of America’s most trusted financial experts and has written nine consecutive New York Times best sellers with 7 million + books in print. I had the opportunity to meet David Bach when he came and spoke at my university and his book Automatic Millionaire was awesome! 

Adam Carroll – Helping Students and Young Professionals Succeed Faster. When I met Adam Carroll he gave an awesome speech on Winning the Money Game. He also has a book called Winning the Money Game. Definitely check it out! 

Anthony O’Neal – Anthony is encouraging students across the nation to take their decisions with life and money more seriously. I met Anthony this year and his presentation and his book “The Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make In College,” were awesome! 

Phil Town – Phil Town one of top investors in the world teaches you how to invest and achieve financial independence. I also met Phil Town who is the author of one of the best books on investing, Rule #1 Investing.

Rachel Cruze – Best-selling author and speaker with a heart to help others win with money. I didn’t get a chance to snag a picture with Rachel Cruze but her presentation was also really good! ​​

Books

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it!Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments?The shocking answer is: None of the above!In his groundbreaking Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker states: “Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!”

The Simple Path to Wealth – Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life. JL Collins compiled this book after writing a number of letters to his daughter about money and investing. Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we’ve created, understanding it is critical.

Total Money Makeover – The Total Money Makeover is Dave’s all-time bestselling book. It has helped millions of families get rid of debt and change their lives forever. It’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

Rich Dad Poor Dad – Rich Dad Poor Dad is a 1997 book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. It advocates the importance of financial literacy. It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time… translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world. Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert’s story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street – The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing. Updated with a new chapter that draws on behavioral finance, the field that studies the psychology of investment decisions, here is the best-selling, authoritative, and gimmick-free guide to investing.

Think and Grow Rich – Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals only with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want

Money Master the Game – In his first book in two decades, Anthony Robbins turns to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and for our families. “If there were a Pulitzer Prize for investment books, this one would win, hands down” (Forbes.com).

Your Money or Your Life – For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Hundreds of thousands of people have followed this nine-step program, learning to live more deliberately and meaningfully with Vicki Robin’s guidance.

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