Money Tips Network

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A couple months ago, Will and Greg at Wisebread asked me if I’d be interested in joining a new blog network they were creating, later to be dubbed the Money Tips Network. I’m a big fan of the work they do at Wisebread and so I was eager to join them on a project. Well I’m happy to introduce you to the Money Tips Network, which includes thirteen of the most trusted personal finance blogs.

I’m fairly confident that Will and Greg were selective in who they asked to join because each one of us brings something different to the table. We come from all walks of life, we have different experiences, different struggles, and together we can bring a wide range of perspectives that one person simply can’t do. If you’re dealing with a challenge, chances are one of us has dealt with it too.

In addition to being varied in our experiences, I can confidently say that each writer in the network is a nice person. I know I’ve called on several of them for a hand and they’ve lent it without hesitation. So if you have a problem, chances are you can email them and they’ll be eager to try to help you. So, who are the members of the Money Tips Network?

Money Tips Network Members

MTN blogs collectively reach more than 5 million visitors a month and over 200,000 subscribers.  These blogs represent the best of what the personal finance blogosphere has to offer.

  1. Bargaineering – Written by me, Bargaineering is a blog that chronicles his personal finance life. I’m also co-host of the Personal Finance Hour podcast with JD Roth of Get Rich Slowly.
  2. Consumerism Commentary – Created in 2003 by Flexo, Consumerism Commentary has been honored by Kiplinger as a must-read blog and named as one of Yahoo’s “Ten Money Blogs Everyone Should Read”.  Flexo runs the original (and still the best) PF blog aggregator, and recently started the Consumerism Commentary Podcast.
  3. Five Cent Nickel – Written by a man who has been meticulously recording his finances since 1997 (stored in Quicken), Five Cent Nickel is one of the oldest and most respected blogs around.
  4. Free Money Finance – This site is about one simple thing: growing your net worth.  The 5 Principles of Free Money Finance is a PF blog classic. Business Week says Free Money Finance “offers an inspiring mix of timeless investing wisdom and money-making ideas”.
  5. Generation X Finance – Jeremy Vohwinkle is the blogger behind Gen X Finance, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, and the editor of’s Financial Planning section.
  6. Get Rich Slowly – Get Rich Slowly, recently named “most inspiring money blog” by Money magazine, is devoted to sensible personal finance.  JD Roth is the other half of  the Personal Finance Hour podcast.
  7. No Credit Needed – NCN started this blog in 2005 to track his debt reduction efforts, and has since been inspiring others in their debt reduction efforts. In addition to the blog, check out theNo Credit Needed Network and the No Credit Needed Podcast.
  8. Squawkfox – Making frugal living sexy, delicious, and fun. “Fox” has a new book coming out in 3 weeks! 397 Ways to Save Money will help you spend smarter and live well on less.
  9. Stop Buying Crap – Despite the title, Cap doesn’t preach being cheap.  Stop Buying Crap is about understanding your unlimited wants and how you may fulfill it with your limited resources.
  10. The Digerati Life – You can always count on Silicon Valley Blogger (SVB) to churn out practical, comprehensive, and helpful advice about personal finance and small business.
  11. The Frugal Duchess – Miami Herald columnist Sharon Harvey Rosenberg offers a fun, frugal and fashionable way to save money & live well.
  12. The Simple Dollar – Trent Hamm is arguably the most respected personal finance blogger today. There’s a great new article on The Simple Dollar everyday, and Trent’s book reviews are legendary.  Get a copy of his recently published book, 365 Ways to Live Cheap: Your Everyday Guide to Saving Money, that helps you save money every day of the year.
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7 Responses to “Money Tips Network”

  1. angelsong214 says:

    Congratulations, Jim. You are in some very good company. Five Cent Nickel, Get Rich Slowly, and The Simple Dollar have long been among my must-reads, and I am looking forward to checking out the others on your list.

  2. stormn11 says:

    This site has lots of info for the common man.

  3. derf says:

    Brian Preston ‘The Money Guy’ ( is another site that should be noted with these.

    • Jim says:

      Except he isn’t a member of the Money Tip Network, which this post is about. 🙂

      • saladdin says:

        i followed brian’s podcasts for a while but not anymore. my opinion but his content is a level below the ones listed above. just my opinion.


  4. Lucas says:

    Congratulations! I’ve been a big fan of Bargaineering for a while now. I’m glad to see you up there with the other top personal finance blogs.

  5. Shock says:

    How does everyone find time to read all these PF blogs? Between a full time job, a family, friends and trying to keep up with what’s going on in the world, I barely have time to read Bargaineering. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!

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