The Best Personal Finance Blogs for Women

 

I first started reading female personal finance blogs a few years ago out of absolute necessity. 

I had recently gone through a divorce and was pretty much at financial rock bottom. I decided it was time to educate myself, so I started reading personal finance blogs to learn everything I could about managing my money. 

The blogs I found most helpful were the ones specifically geared toward women. Women have entirely unique financial needs, and I love reading sites that cater to them. 

Over the past few years, I’ve found so many amazing personal finance blogs. I was even inspired to rebrand my site to start talking about personal finance. 

In this post, I’m sharing some of my absolute favorite female personal finance blogs to help you take control of your money and reach your financial goals

 

The Best Personal Finance Blogs for Women

 

The Financial Diet

 

The Financial Diet is one of the first blogs I found when I started diving into personal finance content. The Financial Diet started as a personal blog years ago, but it’s grown into a daily online magazine sharing personal finance content for women. 

One of my favorite things about The Financial Diet is that because they have a large crew of writers (myself included!), you get many different perspectives. 

Not only does The Financial Diet post daily blog content, but the founder also has a podcast where she interviews influencers and money experts about financial topics. 

 

Making Sense of Cents

 

Making Sense of Cents is one of the biggest female personal finance blogs out there. Michelle started the blog years ago as a way to document her own money journey, but it’s turned into a lot more than that. Now it’s one of the most popular blogs out there. 

One thing I really love about this blog is that despite how much Michelle has grown her site (she makes six figures per month), she still keeps it personal and makes it feel like she’s talking directly to her readers. 

Not only does Michelle share personal finance advice, but she also helps to teach others to start and grow their own blogs. 

 

Clever Girl Finance

 

Clever Girl Finance is a personal finance blog for women. The blog was started by Bola, who started the site to share her financial expertise. Bola is a Certified Financial Education Instructor who was able to save six figures in just three years. 

I love that the information that Bola shares is directed at women, who have entirely unique financial needs. Not only does the site share financial blog posts, but Bola also offers financial courses and a podcast. 

 

HerMoney

 

Rather than being a personal finance blog from someone sharing their money story, HerMoney is a digital media company that shares personal finance content for women. 

HerMoney was started by Jean Chatzky, someone who spent two decades reporting on finance topics. The site focuses on improving the relationships women have with money. 

 

Stefanie O’Connell

 

Stefanie O’Connell has become one of my go-to bloggers for personal finance information specific to women. Stefanie, like so many twenty-somethings, found herself living a life she couldn’t really afford.

One of the things that most drew me to Stefanie’s website doesn’t teach you how to pinch every penny you can. Instead, she helps women increase their income and manage their money so that they don’t have to sacrifice the lifestyle they want.

 

Fitnancials

 

One thing I love about female personal finance blogs is that so many of them share the story of women who were going through a hard time in their lives and were able to turn things around. 

On Fitnancials, Alexis shares how she turned her life around when she was struggling financially. Alexis teachers her readers about how to manage their money, as well as how to increase their income. 

 

Catherine Alford

 

I first came across the blog Catherine Alford when I was looking around for advice on getting started with freelance writing. Not only does Catherine share great freelance writing advice, but she also shares great finance advice. 

Like many other personal finance bloggers, Catherine started her blog as a way to share her own financial journey. 

She shares articles on her blog, but I especially love the content she shares on Instagram. She hops on Instagram Stores weekly to share a money tip, and shares lessons based on what she’s going on with her personal money journey. 

 

Afford Anything

 

Afford Anything is a personal finance blog written by a woman who, like so many others, had a desire to ditch her 9-5 job for a life with more freedom. 

Paula, the writer behind the blog, learned everything she could about personal finance. She learned to save more money while also boosting her income. 

As someone who recently made the leap from employee to self-employed, Paula’s blog has offered great advice and been a confidence booster when I worried about whether this lifestyle was really possible for me. 

 

And Then We Saved

 

And Then We Saved is a blog that focuses on helping women to get out of debt fast. Anna started the blog as a way to share her own debt payoff journey and now helps other women with theirs. 

In addition to sharing blog posts about paying off debt, Anna also has a book and boot camp course both dedicated to the same mission. 

As someone who’s currently in the middle of a pretty huge debt-free journey, I’ve really appreciated what Anna has to offer! 

 

Wander Wealthy

 

If you’re an entrepreneur (or an aspiring one) then Wander Wealthy is definitely the blog for you. Tess, the blogger behind the site, started off talking about personal finance topics and has since transitioned into sharing financial advice for business owners. 

Tess teaches female business owners how to pay themselves a livable wage, set and hit revenue goals, and learn the ins and outs of keeping the books for your business. 

 

Women Who Money

 

Women Who Money is a personal finance blog that was started by women for women. The site was started by two women who reached financial independence and left their full-time jobs to help women with their money.

This blog focuses on issues that women want to hear about including making career decisions or starting a business, improving your financial situation, and saving for retirement. 

 

Financial Best Life

 

There are plenty of personal finance experts out there who focus on teaching you to spend less money and pinch your pennies. I always appreciate the ones who focus on helping women to afford the lives they actually want. 

On her blog Financial Best Life, Lauren teaches women how to control their money, increase their income, and reach their financial goals. 

 

Dear Debt

 

If you’re in the process of paying off debt, then Dear Debt is the blog for you. On this site, the writer Melanie shared her journey of paying off $81,000 in debt. 

Now, Melanie teaches other women to pay off their debt. Not only that, but she also teaches women how to pay off debt without sacrificing their mental health, which we all know can be an uphill battle. 

 

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds

 

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds is one of the OG personal finance blogs for women. Ginger started the site as a way to help and inspire women to create financial security for themselves. 

One of the things that really drew me to Ginger’s blog is that she talks about her journey of starting over financially after leaving her marriage. I related to this so much when I left my own marriage and was left financially broken. 

 

How to start a personal finance blog

 

When I first started my blog, I didn’t talk about finance at all. In fact, I didn’t know anything about finance at all. Instead, it’s something I became passionate about after my divorce and began sharing my own money journey.

Like so many other female personal finance blogs, I’ve found sharing my money journey to be incredibly motivating, as well as a great way to connect with other women going through the same things I am. 

If you’re considering starting a personal finance blog yourself, I 100% recommend it! Here’s how to get started:

1. Decide what to blog about. This part can be hard, but you can always change it later! Just think about what topics you’re interested in, and topics that you already know a lot about.

2. Choose a domain name. Try to choose a domain that matches your niche or your own name. I just use my own name!

3. Secure your social media handles. You’ll want to make sure that your social media handles match your domain, so grab those ASAP.

4. Sign up for a hosting plan. If you’re starting your blog in WordPress (which I highly recommend), you’ll have to sign up for hosting. The provider that I recommend and personally use is SiteGround. I’ve never had an issue with them and they have amazing customer service! Plus their plans start at only $3.95 per month!

5. Install a theme. Your theme is the framework for your blog design. Pretty much all themes are super customizable, so it’s best to just choose one and get started. My favorite choice is the Divi Theme because it’s a drag and drop theme that allows you to design your blog however you want without knowing any code.

 

Final Thoughts

 

Reading personal finance blogs has hands-down been one of my favorite ways to learn as much as possible about finance. 

Not only do personal finance blogs allow you to learn about all things money, but it allows you to do it from so many different perspectives. You really learn that everyone has their own story and challenges to overcome. 

I hope that some of these blogs can help you to start tackling your own money journey!