Our church has a saying: “People who succeed in life have 4 to 7 positive friends around them at all times.”
That jives with this famous saying: “You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”
Each of these people below provide a super-fresh take on money, life, and the pursuit of happiness from their corner of the world. I’ve become friends and hung out with most of them in real-life. Check our their blogs and allow us to become your 4 to 7 friends who want to inspire, encourage, and help you succeed in life. In no particular order:
Bigger Pockets: A website dedicated to all issues dealing with investment real-estate.
Dave Ramsey: If debt is a problem for you, start with Dave Ramsey and read Total Money Makeover or take the Financial Peace University class. It’s a bargain if it helps you change your views on money and inspires you to become debt free.
Budgets are Sexy: A mohawk-wearing, creative-spirit who’s almost a millionaire. He writes personal finance articles like his words are power chords and his mind is a punk-rock band.
Millennial Revolution: A married millennial couple who are world-wide travelers, and extremely talented professional writers.
ChooseFI: A big-time Podcast for FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) obsessed folks. Join their ultra-interactive facebook group if you want to explore FIRE subjects like you’re drinking out of a fire-hose.
Afford Anything: A fearless, rad woman, on a mission to explore the coolest, deepest, and most powerful money thoughts a human being can create in their head.
Financial Samurai: A former finance industry veteran who knows the ins-and-outs of the world financial systems. Most bloggers are self-taught experimenters. Sam was taught and trained by the system, and writes about the insights he learned.
JL Collins: He’s a fantastic ambassador to index fund investing. I read his stock series in 2016. It turned the intimidating subject of stocks into an exciting adventure which as worked well for me. Here’s a great video of JL on the subject.
Think Save Retire: Steve and his wife saved around a million dollars and retired early. They tell stories, live in an RV full-time, and explore America as they go.
Retirement Manifesto: Fritz retired early the old-fashioned way: He spent a few decades in a real career, and retired when he still had a lot of good life left. Millennial’s who retire are sort of an unknown experiment happening in real-time. I’m betting Fritz’s retirement story is less of an experiment, and more of a full-proof plan to follow.
Mr and Mrs 1500 Days: I’m not a natural humor writer. Carl is. Check him out if you want to learn about his $2+ million dollar portfolio and be amused with some of the “unique” things he has to say.
Two Cup House: Claudia and Garret live in a tiny house so they can chase giant dreams. They’re also super-friendly in real life.
Bitches Get Riches: Their blog name is vibrant, and so are their personalities. They’re super rad, intelligent woman making a positive, empowering impact on the people who follow them.
Millennial Money: Grant is the type of modern human who squeezes 8 pennies in his hand, uses the power of the internet like a wand, and transforms the 8 pennies into $4 million dollars a few years later.
Millennial Money Man: Bobby was a former band director, but discovered he’s a massively talented online marketer who built a very profitable blog about money management for millennials.
Guy On Fire: A millennial real-estate investor finding his way to total life and financial freedom.
Miss Mazuma: We missed becoming friends when we were both dancing at Grateful Dead and Phish shows a couple decades ago. But at least we made up for that missed time being friends in the online personal finance community.
Chief Mom Officer: Six-figure earner who loves all issues surrounding motherhood and money.
She Picks up Pennies: Super sweet, lovely woman on a mission to pay off her mortgage with her teacher salary. You can tell she’s a great teacher within 3 minutes of meeting her because of how much she cares about every human being she meets.
Freedom is Groovy: Mr. and Mrs. Groovy are throwbacks to the good old days of peace, love, happiness, but rather than tuning in, turning on, and dropping out, they learned a lot about money on their groovy way.
Montana Money Adventures: Montana is a beautiful and easy-going landscape. She makes money feel the same way.
Waffles on Wednesday: If you’re throwing a party, these are two people you hope show up.
MINNESOTA BLOGGERS: Every time I attend a national event, and say I’m from Minnesota, everyone says, “There’s so many Minnesota bloggers! Do they put money wisdom in the water up there?” But it makes sense. The cost of living is relatively low in the Twin Cities, and there’s several fortune 500 companies headquartered here which creates a lot of high-paying jobs, and opportunities for smaller businesses, like mine, servicing the big companies. When the cost of living is low, and jobs pay well, this mixture creates the opportunity for a very high savings rate which is the opportunity we’re all trying to maximize.
Bible Money Matters: Money + Spirituality = Wealth and happiness.
All She Saves: A millennial woman aggressively paying off her student loans while simultaneously writing about the things she learns about herself on the way.
Apathy Ends: A millennial working in corporate america who paid off $80K of student loans and working toward financial freedom.
Financial Panther: Former law school graduate, and current master side-hustler who is passionate about every penny he makes to create the life he wants to live.
Mastermind Within: Millennial who knows that to become successful, you start by improving your mind. Once your mind begins to improve, your reality will begin to improve.
Budget on a Stick: Budgeting Minnesota Style.
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