Personal finance blogs you should be reading now

Personal finances tend to be a taboo subject for many of us, one that's not often talked about in the social sphere. Unfortunately, this is counterintuitive, since we can learn a lot from how others save and spend.

That's why you should be reading these personal finance blogs. Their authors are going through the same things you are and they're not ashamed to share. And since so many of us suffer from financial illiteracy, their real-talk research is something we can finally understand.

Be inspired to shed your debt and spend smarter with this roundup of Canadian personal finance blogs you should be reading now.

Canadian Couch Potato

If you're tired of forking over money to a financial advisor, read Dan Bortolotti's take on the Couch Potato Strategy — or passive investing. With a focus on investing in ETF's and indexes, his blog is especially useful for DIYers who would rather watch Game of Thrones than the stock market.

How To Save Money

Most of you probably have something better to do than research the best credit cards, but if you were told another card could be earning you way more travel points, wouldn't you google that pronto? Luckily, this blogger has already done the research, leaving you with more free time to online shop.

Financial Uproar

"Read and get richer" is the tagline of this blog, and its light, comedic tone reads like an email from your favourite uncle. With tips to save money on gas and slash your cell phone bill, your piggy bank will be heavier in no time.

Give Me Back My Five Bucks

If debt is weighing you down, this blog offers comfort, if not a little relief. The author documents her own journey of paying off $20,000 in one year. If she can dig herself out of debt, so can you. Be inspired by her list of personal finance goals she sets for herself every year. It's a great idea, and something we all should be doing too.

Young and Thrifty

Mortgages and student loans are buzzwords on this blog. Get simple and practical investing tips and learn how to secure working capital for your business.

Jessica Moorhouse

If you have no clue on how to calculate your net worth http://jessicamoorhouse.com/do-you-know-how-calculate-net-worth/ or wonder what to do if you're making more money than your partner, http://jessicamoorhouse.com/what-to-do-when-you-make-more-than-your-partner/ Jessica Moorhouse offers insightful advice. And if reading isn't your thing, head straight to the podcast.

Million Dollar Journey

This blogger set the lofty goal of becoming a millionaire when he started his blog ten years ago. And you know what? He did it. Now don't you want to know how you can become one too?

Squawkfox

There are cookie recipes on this blog. And lots of money talk, smart consumerism, and 50 ways to save $1,000 a year. Click around a little and end up staying, reading and learning a lot.

Half Banked

This blogger banks half her income and blogs about it. She also shares other cool money facts like how much it costs to have a dog for a year. If you just want straight-up information about tax-free savings accounts and RRSP loans, she's got that too.


Jessica Brooks is a digital producer, trained chef and DIY investor.