Last month I told you about Frugal Husband, Jessica Moorhouse, Can Do Hannitude , The Frugal Fellow and Budgets are Sexy and how they are inspiring me to finally win my 14-year battle with a $40,000 debt-load. These folks continue to be inspiring and if you haven’t checked them out yet, you definitely should.
While you’re at it, I also highly recommend these bloggers.
Financial gurus inspiring me this month
Saving Joyfully: Andrea is famous for the best reasons. Everyone loves her upbeat and positive take on life. She has great financial posts and is a cheerleader for other bloggers. I love her featured blogger series Worst College Money Mistakes mainly because it makes me feel not so bad about the silly decisions I’ve made with my own money, and all of the folks she interviews are now on their way to financial independence. You can find Andrea on twitter @savingjoyfully.
Women Who Money: As a woman, I’m a big fan of women who support other women; they are much better people than the stereotypical catclaw-wielding ladies who see the success of others as a direct assault on their own worth. Women who money was founded by Amy Blacklock and Vicki Cook and includes a plethora of financial tips, tools, testimonials and solid guidance for women (or anyone) looking to get their financial house in order. It includes original content and also showcases contributions from novice, intermediate and advanced financially minded ladies. Definitely worth checking out! Find them on twitter @WomenWhoMoney.
Beyond a Budget: Written by millennial couple, Joel and Emily, they successfully paid off $40,000 in debt in 12 months (#goals). 5 reasons to get serious about your debt and How to get motivated to transform your debt are a few great posts to get your debt-killing mojo running. They also have some nifty tools to get you started on your journey. Find them on Twitter @beyondabudget
Mike Beatty Kaizen BT: Not a finance blog, but still inspiring because it gets you thinking about the things that are important and what makes you happy- shocker- it’s not money! Check out 7 ways to find happiness as a starting point. You can find him on twitter @mbeatty555.
Who’s not inspiring me (so far)
I accepted a summer reading challenge to read 2 personal finance books by the end of summer. In my attempt to save $, I decided to pick 2 books that were in my home library. The lucky titles were 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, which I understand is a FIRE staple, and Suze Orman’s 9 steps to Financial Freedom. Both a bit dated, but I’m sure still have all of the info I need. I haven’t started Suze Orman’s book yet, mainly because I cannot get through 7 habits! I’M SORRY! I know its supposed to be an awe inspiring, life changing book… but I just can’t get into it! It’s full of rambly stories (so far) and ideas that I’ve heard before. I’m hoping its just the first few chapters, which is why I am going to stick it out. Summer doesn’t end until September 22nd, so I still have time to finish both books. I’ll let you know how I make out!