A person’s journey always starts from somewhere. My journey started with a few financial blogs that provided great insight regarding personal finance. The experiences, knowledge, and reflection that was shared through these 6 personal finance blogs for millennials is what inspired me to create what you see now before you.
It all started with a birthday.
I recently celebrated a birthday in March where I got to celebrate a milestone. I turned the big 3-0.
For me, it was a mixture of emotions. I no longer felt young, but felt a lot more responsibilities.
In April, we would also be celebrating our one year house anniversary. We survived living on our own with a young child and a mortgage.
Even though, I’ve reach these milestones, I reflected back at my life and I just felt like I haven’t accomplished much.
My son is now 3 and I constantly worry about how to pay for his college education. What if he wants to go to the mainland? Could we afford that?
Getting married is still in our future. Can we afford it without taking out a loan?
I want to retire one day and right now I feel like my 401(k) is not enough.
If something were to happen to one of us, can one person handle the mortgage and everything else?
The thought of our current financial situation scared me for our future.
This caused me to make immediate changes to how I handled my money and how to build my savings.
How would these personal finance blogs for millennials help me?
I specifically say millennials because it’s my generation, also, the blogs I follow are all millennials.
It all started when I was bored one day and I wanted to read the financial section on Yahoo. There was an article about financial blogs and they spoke about some guy named Grant. This guy couldn’t afford a burrito and yet somehow became a millionaire in a few years.
Whaaaat?? Yeah right Yahoo. This must be a scam.
Curiosity got the best of me and through the all the links that Google provided me about financial blogs, I found his.
I clicked on his link and read a lot of his posts. Mind blown. Seriously.
Why have I not taken this seriously when I had my first job? Anyway, I wanted new post updates, so I signed up to be on his mailing list. I DID NOT want to miss anything.
Grant’s blog became the stepping stone for me and his inspiration is what got me started on this journey.
On his blog, he also interviewed other folks who became successful. I even joined everyone he mentioned. All I wanted to do at this point was learn. Education is key, right?
These 6 financial blogs for millennials inspired me to start my own blog.
Their success story is what keeps me motivated.
Grant @ Millennial Money
This dude basically had $2 to his name and couldn’t afford to buy a burrito. 5 years later, he’s reached financial independence through stocks, being frugal, SEO consulting work and recently launched a brand new course.
Bobby @ Millennial Money Man
This millennial was $40,000 in debt but paid everything off on a teacher’s salary. He did it by living with his in laws and survived living off his wife’s salary. He was also gutsy. He quit his job to build his website full-time before his site started making any money.
Matt @ Distilled Dollar
I consider Matt as Grant’s partner in crime. They both teamed up to create a podcast and now a recently launched course. Matt and his wife took their finances seriously and it paid off for them because they banked $50,000 last year.
Julie @ Millennial Boss
Can you believe that she was $89,000 in debt but paid it all off in 18 months? She is now debt free and working on building multiple streams of income and increase her savings.
Erin @ Broke Millennial
Erin is a different type of blogger. It’s interesting to hear how she got all started on her financial journey. She never really had debt due to her upbringing from her father. Her About Me page is definitely a page to read. I wished someone had guided me about money when I was wrong. I would probably be rich by now.
Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents
I found Michelle to be amazing. I somehow came across her blog when Millennial Money Man mentioned her in one of his blog posts. She’s making $100,000 or more through affiliate marketing.
I saw that she has her own course on affiliate marketing and I just had to get it. Affliate marketing was a disaster for me when I started my first blog. Since this blog is still new, I wanted to set myself up for success.
Check out her and course and see if it’s right for you. If you sign up using my link, I’ll get a commission from it for referring you.
I may have just purchased her course, but because her course is packed with so much information, I’m still learning and implementing her strategies to my blog.
I got a lot of insight from learning from these personal finance blogs for millennials. I hope you’ll be able to learn something from them as well.
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What made you start your financial journey? Do you have any favorite financial bloggers?
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