The 6 Best Blogs You Should Be Following for Millennial Money Advice

By Jen Williamson Updated on April 1, 2019

Want to get out of a money rut? Chances are there’s someone else who’s been in the exact same rut you’re in—and they're blogging about it.

Here are a few of our favorite millennial money bloggers not to miss.

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Broke Millennial

This blog is geared primarily toward young adults. Erin is a great guide for the newly-graduated, heavily in-debt, and financially inexperienced.

Her writing is funny and sympathetic, with a lot of very doable advice for those wrestling with student loan debt and other financial challenges.

I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Ramit Sethi started this blog as a student at Stanford. He came from a middle-class background and paid his way through school, applying to over 60 scholarships to make tuition affordable.

After that, he lost a lot of money in the stock market—and used his mistakes both to learn and teach others. The great thing about his financial advice is that he doesn’t make you feel guilty about the little luxuries like your latte habit or drinks with friends.

Instead he teaches you how to automate savings and find ways to make changes in your life that save hundreds and thousands, not pocket change. Not all his tips will work for everyone—but he’s a great resource.

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Stefanie O’Connell

Stefanie is a former actress living in New York, and started out blogging about how to keep things affordable in the Big Apple when employment is sporadic.

These days, her money advice is great for a wide range of audiences—but especially for the self-employed. She offers practical financial advice for coupling up, living in expensive cities, and dealing with debt.

Budgets are Sexy

The guy who runs this blog shatters the stereotype of the boring, buttoned-up math-and-money whiz—he’s a Mohawk-sporting hip-hop aficionado. And this blog offers anything but staid financial advice.

It does shatter one myth about managing your money, though—that budgets are boring and kind of a bummer. It equates knowing your spending limits with empowerment and confidence—and advocates being mindful about your money every step of the way.

Colorful Money

This isn’t a single blog so much as a community of money bloggers focused on financial issues for people of color.

The truth is that minorities deal with specific cultural challenges when it comes to debt, credit, investing, and other money issues, and the articles here address those things head-on.

Studenomics

Martin Dasko started this blog in 2008 when he was in his 20s. His big thing is financial freedom—and he managed to get through college debt-free and spend the next decade traveling.

His focus is helping his audience achieve the same thing—getting rid of debt, building their savings, and achieving financial freedom.

It’s aimed toward the college crowd, with a secondary focus on growing an e-commerce business and creating passive income streams to achieve financial independence. Expect a lot of investing advice and ideas for side hustles.

There’s plenty of money advice out there. Not all of it’s geared toward the unique challenges millennials face—high student loan debt, underemployment, and eroding prospects for a debt-free life. Check out these blogs, get a handle on your finances—and hopefully find some advice that will help you achieve your financial goals.

Published in: Financial Freedom

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Jen Williamson

Jen Williamson is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. She has written for a variety of industries, including software, education, business, and personal finance. Prior to that, she worked at an adult literacy nonprofit in Philadelphia, where she coached nontraditional students in passing the GED test and applying for college. When she isn’t writing or reading—which is rare—she can usually be found planning her next travel adventure, training for a marathon, or sneaking in somewhere she’s not supposed to be. Read more by Jen Williamson