I first started reading female personal finance blogs many 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 own website into a personal finance blog.
In this post, I’m sharing some of my absolute favorite female finance blogs to help you take control of your money and reach your financial goals.
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, 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.
Her First $100K
Her First $100K is one of the most well-known personal finance blogs on the internet, and its content is primarily aimed at women.
The creator, Tori Dunlap, saved her first $100k by her mid-twenties and uses her blog to help other women do the same. Along the way, she also shares advice to help women overcome some of the obstacles standing in their way of financial freedom.
If you want to build wealth while fighting the patriarchy, Her First $100K is the blog for you.
Mixed Up Money
Alyssa at Mixed Up Money is one of my favorite personal finance creators. I found her through her Instagram account, but soon started following were blog as well.
Like many women, Alyssa started her personal finance blog from her own financial journey of paying off debt, increasing her income, and reaching a place where she feels confident with her money.
On her blog, she shares just about every topic relevant to women and money, including budgeting, saving, investing, career, and more.
Another thing I love about following Alyssa is that she does weekly polls on her Instagram account so you can see how your peers feel about certain topics and what actions other people are taking with their finances.
BravelyGo is a personal finance blog created by money coach and online personal finance creator Kara. On her blog, Kara teaches you how to make sustainable money choices that benefit not only you but also the world.
Kara talks about many personal finance topics for women, including sustainable investing, budgeting, paying off debt, managing money with a partner, and more.
Kara also has an Instagram account where she does deep dives into relevant events happening in the financial world.
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.
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.
You may know Ellevest as the online investing platform specifically designed for women, but it’s also home to the Ellevest Magazine where you’ll find helpful articles about personal finance.
Given that Ellevest is an investment platform, many of the articles are about investing. However, they also have articles about other topics in finance, including succeeding in your career.
One of the things I love most about the Ellevest platform is that it understands that women have unique financial needs, and so it creates tools and articles to address that.
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 is that she 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.
Tonya of MyFabFinance created her personal finance blog because, like so many other women, she knows what it feels like to feel depressed and ashamed about money.
And because she’s been in a place where she didn’t have control of her finances, she – as a nationally recognized millennial money expert – wants to help other women get out of that place.
On Tonya’s blog, she talks about many personal finance topics important to women, including entrepreneurship, homebuying, paying off debt, and more.
The Millennial Money Woman
Fiona of The Millennial Money Woman shares financial strategies to help you optimize your financial life and move toward financial freedom.
Fiona has a master’s degree in personal financial planning, which gives plenty of credibility to her content. She shares articles about frugal living, passive income, investing, and more.
Healthy Rich is a personal finance blog that offers inclusive financial education.
Unlike other personal finance blogs that just share tactical tips, Dana and Healthy Rich share advice that helps you get in touch with your relationship with your money. She recognizes that without a health relationship with money, it’s impossible to accomplish everything else.
Healthy Rich address the sometimes-toxic budget culture and teaches women to approach their finances from a place of understanding and grace rather than judgment and purely looking at the numbers.
One thing I love about female 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.
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!
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.
The primary goal of this article is to help you discover new personal finance blogs for women. But I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention my own personal finance blog, Erin Gobler.
My personal finance journey started in 2017 when I found myself divorced and starting from square one financially.
Since then, I’ve learned everything I could about finance – including getting a certificate in financial planning, paid off tens of thousands of dollars in debt, started a freelance writing business, traveled the country, and bought my dream home with my new husband.
Whether you’re looking for advice on budgeting, saving, investing, growing your income, or improving your relationship with money, you’ll find it here.
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 just a few dollars 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.
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.