For about 10 years, I’ve consumed A LOT of personal finance content. I have always been on the lookout for the top personal finance resources. My goal has been to learn as much as possible so I can one day reach financial independence.

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

I don’t consume nearly as much personal finance content or read books anymore. I put that time into creating my own content and increasing my skills with building an online business.

The only content I consume now is 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.

Who knows, maybe one day I have my own podcast.

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

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

Personal Blogs

Mr. Money Mustache – Even though he doesn’t consider himself a “personal finance blogger”, 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, you should. This is targeted to the ultra optimizers.

Millennial Money – An online community to 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. His site is a resource for young people that covers debt-freedom, making more money, and building an online business.

Get Rich Slowly – One of the first blogs ever about money created by JD Roth back in the 2000s. This talks about common sense advice and money-saving tips on a wide range of topics.

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. 

Educational Blogs

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

The Penny Hoarder – Kyle Taylor started one of the largest personal finance websites in America. I receives 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. He’s been blogging for many years and has a ton of great content.

Student Loan Hero – Student Loan Hero 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 talks about personal finance, paying off student loans, and how to reach financial independence. She also has a ton of information on how to create a successful blog and online business.

The Simple Dollar – An awesome resource for all things finance and a big inspiration for my blog. Learn about budgeting, investing, credit, and more to take control of your financial destiny. Also, I was featured on the Simple Dollar talking about Marie Kondo.

Modest Money – Provides insightful investment analysis from a diverse array of investment and financial minds. They also keep an updated list of top personal finance blogs.

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

Young Adult Money – David Carlson created this young adult personal finance blog that I have learned a ton from!


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 – This podcast helps you understand a wide range of financial topics including insurance, budgeting, investing, entrepreneurship, and more. Joshua Sheats has the heart of a true teacher.

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 about how to make money on the side.

The Minimalists – I first came across these guys watching the Minimalism documentary on Netflix. Joshua and Ryan are fun and easy to listen to. If you’re into minimalism like I am, here’s a great post talking about how money and minimalism are related.

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. David Stein has been teaching individuals and institutions on how to invest and handle their finances in ways that are simple to understand.

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Education Websites

Mint Life – The blog related to 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’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.​​

GOBankingRates – Personal finance resource designed to share articles and advice on saving, managing, and making money.


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 the 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 at FinCon but, her presentation was excellent! ​​

Classic Books

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – This was one of the first financial books I’ve read. And quite honestly, it set the foundation for the rest of my life. The money management system that I have been teaching people for years comes from this book. If there is one book that you have to read to analyze your money blueprint and find out what it is you need to do or change to become a millionaire, this is the book!

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. This book is very one-sided. Meaning JL Collins was tired of all of the crappy financial advice out there and decided to share what really works. I LOVE this book. The investing strategies I learned in this book have set a foundation for how I will invest for the rest of my life.

Total Money Makeover – This was also one of the first books that I read in high school. I literally remember learning the difference between an asset and a liability in this book because, at the time, I didn’t know what they meant. I told my mom the difference between an asset and a liability and she was so proud of me. Anyone looking to change their finances needs to read this book.

Rich Dad Poor Dad – In this book, I learned that I never wanted to work for someone else. I wanted to become a business owner. I learned the power of investing in yourself and in real estate to eventually reach financial freedom. This is one of the most popular personal finance books in the world. This book is a classic!

Newer Books

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.

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” (

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. This book is very advanced and if you’re not a big investments geek like I am, I wouldn’t recommend it.

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