10 Money Savers We Admire

July 11, 2011
by Kyle Taylor
Founder

When it comes to saving money, some people are pros. In fact, if budget living was an Olympic sport, these men and women would take home the gold. With that being said, we thought we would share ten of our favorite personal finance bloggers.

While we like to think you’d never cheat on us with another blog, we know better. In fact, there is a lot we can learn from others and these ten savin’ fools are no exception:

Trent Hamm of The Simple Dollar (www.thesimpledollar.com) – Trent Hamm had to hit rock bottom before he could become the savvy saver that he is today. Through trial and error, he was able to come up with a plan that allowed him to pay off his credit card debt, his vehicle, and set up an emergency fund. He shares his advice with others on his blog and through his book, The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams.

J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly (www.getrichslowly.org) – J.D. Roth is just an average guy that found himself waist deep in debt. After carefully researching the topic of Personal Finance, he was able to reveal that very few people get rich quickly, but almost anyone can get rich slowly by patiently following some simple rules. His website helps others just like him get out of debt and build the life that they always dreamed of.

Jason White of Frugal Dad (www.frugaldad.com) – Jason White hates debt. He also doesn’t like risk and only tolerates credit card companies. That’s what made him the perfect author for a personal finance blog. Frugal Dad shares everything that he learned along the way including How to Get Out of an Upside Down Car Loan and the Top Ten Places To Relocate Or Retire.

Jeremy Vohwinkle of Generation X Finance (www.genxfinance.com) – Covering topics that concern a unique generation, Jeremy Vohwinkle and his lead writer, Charissa Arsaoui, make saving money fun and interesting. From helping you compare savings accounts to sharing his secret Award-Winning Steak Chili Recipe, the aim of Generation X Finance is to arm average citizens with the knowledge that they need to become financially fit.

Nora Dunn of The Professional Hobo (www.theprofessionalhobo.com) – When it comes to traveling the globe, Nora Dunn knows how to do it for free or near free. Through a variety of caretaking and freelance writing gigs, she has been able to finance her adventures since 2006. She shares her money saving tips with WiseBread as a Senior Contributor, Transitions Abroad, and MyCareOne as a Regular Contributor.

The Dervaes Family of Urban Homestead (http://urbanhomestead.org/) – The Dervaes Family took their home in the city and turned it into a sprawling urban homestead complete with herbs, fruits, vegetables, and edible flowers as well as small farm animals like goats and chickens. Instead of growing grass, they grow food. Embracing a simple lifestyle has allowed the four members of the family to enjoy more on a small salary. The oldest daughter, Anais’ blog highlights the day-to-day happenings at the Urban Homestead.

Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom (www.moneysavingmoney.com) – Mother and frugalista Crystal Paine shared her story of saving money and keeping out of debt on a blog of hers in the past. She soon found out that she was flooded with questions from readers that wanted to learn more about simple living. As a result of all this correspondence, she created Money Saving Mom, a website dedicated to “Helping You Become a Better Home Economist”. In addition to running a blog, a daily newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, she also just wrote a book.

Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich (www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com) – After learning that he would only be able to go to college if he was awarded a scholarship, Ramit Sethi took matters into his own hands by applying for every one he could get his hands onto. One bad investment with the funds he received was enough to get him to change his perspective about money. In fact, that’s when he decided that money was only a small part of being rich. His blog and book by the same name offer an insider view of how to live a long, happy life.

Erin Chase of $5 Dollar Dinners (www.5dollardinners.com/) – Erin Chase loves a good challenge. That’s why it wasn’t nothing for her to whip up a remarkable dinner for her family for under $5. Her blog and cookbook features the best of these concotions which goes to show that you can stretch your food budget even further with a little time and creativity.

Jim Wang of Bargaineering (www.bargaineering.com) – Jim Wang believes that happiness comes from doing more of what you love with the people that you love. His website appears to be all about money but it really is about something much more important–life satisfaction. Each blog entry shows you how you can get more for less. By spending smart, you open the doors of opportunity.

by Kyle Taylor
Kyle is the founder of ThePennyHoarder.com

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