10 Personal Finance Blog Posts You Should Read Right Now!

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The internet can be an overwhelming source of information. It can be hard to know what to read and what to skip in favor of that cute cat video your aunt just posted.
We did some digging and came up with 10 fantastic personal finance blog posts that you should pretty much read immediately. (Don’t worry, that cat with the funny costume will still be there when you finish getting your financial future together.)

1.    Penny Hoarder: 32 Legitimate Ways to Make Money at Home

Need some extra cash? Who doesn’t! This blog post from The Penny Hoarder (@thepennyhoarder), one of the world’s largest personal finance websites is a one-stop shop for great ways to earn extra money on the side—most of which you can do without getting off your couch!

Read the full post here.

2.    Cash Cow Couple: How Do Student Loans Impact Your Credit Score?

This post from Cash Cow Couple (@CashCowCouple)  has a great rundown of how credit scores are calculated and how your student loan debt can affect them. (Spoiler alert: make your loan payments on time.) Once you’ve read this post, check out the rest of the blog, which is chock-full of great tips and advice to help you live your best, most financially responsible life.

Read the full post here.

3.    DoughRoller: 23 Powerful Tips and Tools to Eliminate Debt

In this post, Dough Roller founder Rob Berger (@Doughroller), lays out the process of tackling your debt head-on. He breaks everything down into a series of simple, easy-to-follow steps. Check out this post and start slashing your debt today!

Read the full post here.

4.    Mr. Money Moustache: A Millionaire is Made Ten Bucks at a Time

Think 10 bucks isn’t a lot of money? Well, think again. Let Mr. Money Moustache (@mrmoneymustache) reorient your entire brain to think about $10 as what it actually is: the building block for your future financial success. Learning to save 10 dollars on the regular—whether it’s on food, gas, utilities, whatever—could help set you up for early retirement.

Read the full post here.

5.    Financial Samurai:  Career Advice For Women: Blaze Your Own Path Instead!

Rather than joining a company where an all-male management team will stifle them, the Financial Samurai (@financialsamura) advises women to strike out on their own and become their own bosses. Even for folks who might be skeptical of that premise, this lengthy, well-thought-out post will certainly make your reconsider your own career decisions and work environment.

Read the full post here.

6.     Making Sense of Cents: Less is More: Guide To Becoming a Minimalist

Want to start living with less but not sure where to begin? Let Making Sense of Cents blogger Michelle Schroeder (@SenseofCents) show you how to get started. This is another blog where you’ll want to check out the rest of Michelle’s posts once you’re done with this one, especially since she won Blog of the Year at the 2016 Plutus Awards!

Read the full post here.

7.    DailyWorth: The 10 Worst Credit Card Mistakes You Can Make

Personal finance expert extraordinaire Liz Weston, CFP (@lizweston) penned this post for DailyWorth (@DailyWorth) about the worst ways the credit card users can hurt their scores. If you read this post and think “Gosh, I do a lot of those” then we recommend that you make DailyWorth a regular part of your online media diet.

Read the full post here.

8.    Budgets Are Sexy: 9 Things I No Longer Do With My Money

In this post, Budgets Are Sexy blogger J. Money (@BudgetsAreSexy) celebrates his 9-year “blogiversary” by reflecting on how his attitudes and habits with money have changed and evolved over the years. It’s a great read, mostly in how it shows how good money habits will stick around, while a lot hard work with your money now can let be a little more relaxed later on.

Read the full post here.

9.     I Will Teach You To Be Rich: How to make money fast (without getting caught in a scam)

Need cash and need it, like, yesterday? Rather than turning to a predatory payday loan, check out this post from New York Times best-selling Ramit Sethi (@ramit) on ways that you can make some cash and make it quick without having to scam anyone or do anything illegal. He even goes over some of the most common “make money fast” schemes that you should 100 percent stay away from.

Read the full post here.

10.  Good Financial Cents: 65 Home Based Business Ideas That Are Easy to Start

For all you aspiring entrepreneurs out there, this list of businesses from blogger and Certified Financial Planner Jeff Rose (@jjeffrose) that you can start from home might just be your holy grail. Click through and see which one is the best fit for you—then get out there (or get online at least) and start earning!

Read the full post here.

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