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Six Personal Finance Forums You Should Join Today

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Alex Huntsberger
Alex Huntsberger has covered loans, credit scores, and personal finance for OppLoans since 2015. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and a regular contributor to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Updated on March 18, 2021
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Making money friends online.

You can comb through Google search results all you like looking for the perfect answer to your financial query, but sometimes it’s better to just ask another person.

And if there’s no one in your life who has the answers, no worries, you can just join a personal finance forum online and ask the people there!

Plus, who knows, you might end up having the perfect answer to someone else’s personal finance question.

If you’re looking for an online personal finance forum, here are six that can’t be beaten.

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Get Rich Slowly Forum

If you need some classic personal finance advice or inspiration, then check out the Get Rich Slowly Forum (@getrichslowly). You’ll find general discussions about finance, success stories, and even a personal development section focusing on self-improvement and success strategies for everyday life.

myFICO Forum

The myFICO Forum (@myfico) is a great resource for anyone looking for information about credit scores, or anything else personal finance-related. This forum covers a wide range of topics from mortgages and auto loans to rebuilding your credit and advice on bankruptcy. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for, check out the myFICO blog!

BiggerPockets Forum

The The BiggerPockets Forum (@BiggerPockets) has over 12,000 posts and over 1,000 discussions about all things personal finance. According to BiggerPockets, “The personal finance forum is for the discussion of issues revolving around personal finance, including other non-real estate investments such as stocks, budgeting, credit, bankruptcy, saving, and retirement.”

You Need a Budget

YNAB Forum

If you’re familiar with YNAB (@ynab), then you know that it stands for You Need A Budget, and it’s a popular budgeting tool used by many. What you may not know is that they also have a great forum to help answer any questions you might have about budgeting and finance!

Bogleheads Forum

For anyone looking to learn a little bit more about investing, the Bogleheads Forum may be for you. Based on the teachings of Vanguard founder John Bogle, topics are geared toward teaching investing strategies and concepts, but they also offer a forum for general personal finance questions as well. If you’re new to investing, or even just considering getting started, check out the Bogleheads Forum.

FatWallet Forum

The FatWallet Forum (@fatwallet) covers a multitude of topics. Basically, if it has anything to do with money or affects your wallet, you’ll probably get an answer in the FatWallet Forum. You’ll find advice on what credit card to get, the best mortgage rates from reputable lenders, and good 401k plans.

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