Top 50 Get Out of Debt Blogs to Watch in 2011

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It’s something we have all probably experienced at some point or another in our lives, but while some manage to get out on top,  others struggle knee deep in it. What is it? Debt. But if you find yourself drowning in debt, rest assured that there are ways to get out of it! The following 50 bloggers are the best in the field, offering practical information and advice on how to get and stay free from debt. You can also view last year’s list here.

Getting Rich






J.D. Roth, Get Rich Slowly




1) Get Rich Slowly Get Rich Slowly, recently named most inspiring money blog by Money magazine, is devoted to sensible personal finance. You will not find any get-rich-quick schemes here. Nor will you find multi-level marketing fads or hot stock tips. Instead, you’ll find daily information about personal finance and getting rich the smart way.

2) Buy Like Buffett Buy Like Buffett aims to follow the investing strategy of the world’s greatest investor Warren Buffett. On Buy Like Buffett, blogger Mark Riddix discusses his thoughts, strategies and ideas for making money. He also discusses moves that he is making in his own portfolio.

3) Think Your Way To Wealth– Think Your Way To Wealth is here to help you make smarter money decisions in order to eliminate debt and increase wealth. You will find a range of topics, such as: Debt elimination, saving money, frugal living, and a variety of others, as well as news, tips and other information to help you get out of debt, save money, make money, and continue on the path to wealth.

General Personal Finance









Kelly Whalen, Wise Bread







4) Wise Bread Wise Bread is a community of bloggers here to help you live large on a small budget. Despite what you may have heard, you don’t have to sacrifice your financial independence to enjoy life.

5) Cash Money Life–  Cash Money Life is a personal finance, small business, and career journal, with daily articles about a myriad of financial, small business, and career topics, timeless tutorials, current events, product reviews, and more. This blog has served as both a learning experience and a venue for blogger Ryan Guina to share his thoughts and views with others.

6) Moolanomy Personal Finance– Moolanomy is about achieving financial goals, and ultimately building wealth. Is this why you are here? Are you looking for ideas on how to get out of debt? Save and invest for retirement? Grow your money? Improve your investing skills? Make the most of your money? If so, then you are in the right place!

7) Common Sense With Money– Helping other people live better, spend less, and save more is something blogger Mercedes Levy is very passionate about. Combining simple frugal living tips and smart shopping techniques to help moms across the U.S. become better home economists, find out how to use Common Sense with Money.

8) The Dough Roller– The Dough Roller is a blog about money. How to make it, give it, save it, and spend it in a way that moves us closer to financial independence.

9) Life and My Finances– It really wasn’t until blogger Derek Sall purchased his first home that he realized he needed to get his finances in order. It was time to pay attention! So, he tracked his expenses for 3 months, made a budget, read some books, and it’s been smooth sailing ever since!

10) Fiscal Fizzle– Wojo authors this Fiscal Fizzle blog, a personal finance blog launched in February 2009. Now in its third year, Fiscal Fizzle is a place to find a wide variety of personal finance tips, tools, practical solutions, and resources.

11) Passive Family Income– Passive Family Income is a personal finance blog that covers ways to spend less money, build alternative income streams, and live happy!

12) Personal Finance Advice– Bridging the gap between saving money and investing it, Personal Finance Advice offers just that.

13) Matt About Money– Matt is a full-time personal finance writer and speaker, as well as author of three books: “Money, Purpose, Joy”, “Money Strategies for Tough Times”, and “Money & Marriage: A Complete Guide for Engaged and Newly Married Couples”.  Get some of his personal tips here, on Matt About Money.

14) Compounding Returns– Started in December 2010, Compounding Returns is a personal finance site for savers, investors, and anyone seeking to improve their financial station in life.

15) Money Blue Book– Money Blue Book is one of the top finance blogs dedicated to helping consumers learn more about personal finance and investing. Started in 2007, its goal is to help consumers understand and navigate the diverse range of finance products available – from credit cards to CDs, mortgages to money market accounts – as well as provide tips on how to make small changes in your life to achieve your financial goals.

16) Getting Money Wise– Getting Money Wise focuses on pretty much anything that helps readers with money management, including but not limited to Stock Markets, Mutual Funds, Saving Money, Debt Management, Credit Cards and more.

17) Money Walks– Money Walks is a personal finance blog on various things dealing with money with a twist of the blogger’s own personal experience. By no means an expert on finance, you’ll hear about one person’s daily experiences and struggles and together learn to avoid some of the common mistakes that can easily be made.

Getting Out of Debt





Free From Broke



18) Free From Broke– Back in the day, Craig Brokowski worked paycheck to paycheck trying to get the bills paid and making sure he didn’t pay my credit card bills late.  He was thousands in debt and had no real idea how the charges added up. Now, he offers advice on personal finance subjects, reviews of products, and personal stories, all to help you achieve financial independence!

19) Punch Debt in the Face Punch Debt In The Face is an adaptive blog. It started out being strictly finance, with little or no variation.  That’s when the lightbulb went off. People want personal finance to be personal. See what that means here.

20) Debt Kid From age 21-23 this blogger accumulated day trading losses of over $250,000.Now he’s trying to get out of debt. He started this blog originally as just a journey to keep him on track, as well as have a place to process everything that was happening. That’s still pretty much the focus of the blog, though he does write some helpful posts like how to raise your credit score from time to time.

21) Simple Debt-Free Finance – Simple Debt-Free Finance offers information and opinions on all things financial and money related; online and from an “average Joe”.

22) Clever Dude Finances & Life Dude and his bride started with $113,000 in consumer debt and in just 3 short years, it’s gone! The “Dude” writes about his mistakes in finances and marriage in hopes that you, the reader, can learn just a few nuggets of wisdom and maybe prevent the same mistakes.

23) Man vs. Debt Sell your crap. Pay off your debt. Do what you love. The first step to living a life of passion and purpose is to remove the barriers that hold you back. This blog will help you do just that.

24) Debt Free Adventure– The premise of DFA is simple – Matt Jabs has debt and he wants to get rid of it!  Because the financial wisdom of the bible is greater than the financial wisdom of Matt Jabs, he is tackling this awesome task using biblical principles.

25) Debt Reduction Formula Blogger Ryan Healy has accumulated a lot of debt because of greed and wanting to get rich quick. He is now committed to getting out of debt and living a debt-free lifestyle. This blog documents his journey to becoming debt-free.

Niche Finance







Tom Drake, Canadian Finance Blog





26) Canadian Finance Blog – Canadian Finance Blog aims to be the Canadian source for personal finance. This site covers Canadian topics like RRSPs, TFSAs and Canadian Taxes, but also looks at universal subjects such as ways to save money, reducing investment fees and avoiding certain types of insurance.

27) Bible Money Matters– Welcome to – a Christian personal finance blog that helps regular people dump the chains of debt and live a financially free life.

28) Frugal Dad White hates debt. He doesn’t like risk. He tolerates credit card companies. He doesn’t like these financial “gurus” out there giving advice for the sole purpose of selling lousy investments. In a country where common sense left the financial world long ago, White felt a calling to remind people of some very basic principles. Spend less than you make; save money for a rainy day; live debt free.

29) 50PlusFinance This blog is dedicated to everyone over 50  who someday wish to retire with enough money to live comfortably, and like blogger David Leto, are getting a late start in doing it right.

30) Canadian Personal Finance Blog – This blog offers personal finances and consumer concerns, essays, stories, examples and how to articles with a distinctly Canadian point of view.

31) was started in 2008, and was recently selected as the best money blog for twenty-somethings (or twenty-somethings at heart). Join G.E. Miller and over 3,500 subscribers who are starting a counter-culture movement of financially smart and savvy young professionals investing in their present AND future!

32) Money Under 30– At 26, David Weliver had no savings, no financial plan, not even a dollar of credit. He was maxed out, stressed out, and fed up. Then, he changed. In about three years, he repaid $80k of debt, tripled his income, and bought a home. Find out how.

All About The Money








Trent Hamm, The Simple Dollar






33) The Simple Dollar– Financial talk for the rest of us. The Simple Dollar is a blog for those of us who need both cents and sense: people fighting debt and bad spending habits while building a financially secure future and still affording a latte or two. Our busy lives are crazy enough without having to compare five hundred mutual funds – find simple ways to manage your finances and save a little money.

34) My Dollar Plan– My Dollar Plan is a personal finance site focused on retirement planning, college savings, investing, tax strategies, financial goals, credit and budgeting.  They discuss everything from asset allocation to zero coupon bonds, from savings yields to real estate investing, and from raising financially fit kids to raising financially fit parents.

35) – “Nickel” is the guy who runs this place. He’s a thirty-something family man who’s been sharing his thoughts on various topics related to money and finance here on FiveCentNickel since May 1, 2005.

The Bigger Picture










Simon Johnson, The Baseline Scenario








36) The Baseline Scenario – The Baseline Scenario is dedicated to explaining some of the key issues in the global economy and developing concrete policy proposals. Since it was launched in September 2008, this blog has been cited by virtually every major newspaper, Internet site, and blog covering economic and financial issues.

37) Financial Highway– Welcome to Financial Highway, your highway to financial freedom. This blog aims to educate readers about everyday financial matters and encourage a healthy financial lifestyle. They discuss topics such as credit card usage, debt elimination, savings and investing, consumer protection and other personal finance topics.

38) FIRE Finance– The mission of the blog, FIRE Finance, is to record the financial journey towards reaching FIRE which means Financial Independence Retire Early. On the way to that goal, they share articles on banks, book reviews, brokerages, budgeting, charity, credit, deals and bonuses, financial theories, frugal tips, investings, research done by us, retirement planning, taxes, tools, and more.

39) Financial Armageddon– Financial Armageddon offers thoughts on debt, derivatives, government guarantees, the retirement system, and the coming economic unraveling.

40) My Life ROI– My Life ROI is a blog written for those of us who feel that we are being bombarded with messages that bear expectations that are often times unattainable or not viable. This blog revolves around personal finance, education, career and more.

How To Save










Kay Bell, Don't Mess With Taxes








41) Don’t Mess With Taxes Taxes. Sure you hate ’em, but you’re stuck with ’em. Either that, or you’re stuck in a federal jail cell. Texas journalist Kay Bell helps make your tax tasks less, well, taxing.

42) Bargaineering – The philosophy behind Bargaineering is that life is about enjoying the things you love doing and spending time with the people you love spending time with. To help you do that, this site teaches you about money – how to earn more of it, how to save it, how to spend less of it, and how to grow it.

43) Budgets are Sexy – A money blog trying to spice things up a bit! They rock out budget planning, retirement, credit cards, 401k, templates & more.

44) Yes, I Am Cheap– Follow along as this New York blogger begs, borrows and steals, or tries to figure out different income steams while reducing debt and building savings.

45) Mighty Bargain Hunter–  Blogger John Wedding’s training is outside of the financial world but he enjoys talking about saving money, finding deals, living frugally, making money, and investing, in addition to talking about current events in the financial world, online and offline.

Credit Control










Jeff Weber, Card Wisdom








46) Card Wisdom– Card Wisdom offers insights to help you save money with credit cards. The goal of is to help visitors like you find a credit card that can actually improve your financial life.

47) Ask Mr Credit Card’s Blog– Mr. Credit Card reviews as many credit cards as he can, understanding that there are many people who would not bother to take the time that he has to search for an appropriate credit card.

48) Subprime Blogger– Subprime Blogger is your mortgage and bad credit news source. Get all the latest updates here!

49) Master Your Card– The Credit Card: Is it your Best Buddy or a Plastic Parasite out to bleed your wallet dry? Master Your Card is your life raft.

50) No Credit Needed– No Credit Needed was started in April of 2005 to track this blogger’s debt reduction progress. In February of 2006, after getting out of debt, he tracked his progress as I saved a 6 months emergency fund. Since October of 2006, he has tracked his progress in planning for retirement, kids’ college educations, and trying to live without borrowing money.

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68 Responses to “Top 50 Get Out of Debt Blogs to Watch in 2011”

  1. My first thought is do we really need 50 get out of debt blogs. I mean lots of people find themselves in trouble, but it really isn’t that hard to find out what to do. Pay down your debt, stop buying stuff, earn more money.

    But really many of these blogs talk about much more than just getting out of debt. Maybe a top 50 personal finance blogs would be a better title – expect for the oversight of missing mine :-)

    1. Maybe next year! ;)

      Thanks for the feedback!

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    Thanks for including Yes, I Am Cheap on this list! Who knew that getting out of debt would be so fashionable. Grabbed your badge!

    1. No problem Sandy – keep doing what you do best!

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  15. Ankit says:

    Thanks a lot for including my blog (Getting Money Wise) in this elite list. Honored

    1. Congrats and keep up the great work!

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  18. GT Bulmer says:

    Hi, Evan:

    Thanks for this great list! I appreciate how you have presented them in categories to help the reader focus on what’s most important to them at the moment.A lot of the advice given by these bloggers comes down to thoughtful, purposeful, effective money management: planning and execution. Thanks for recommending these inspirational and helpful blogs!

    :) GT Bulmer
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    1. Hi GT: Thanks for the feedback! I’m glad you like the list!

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  21. Matt Bell says:

    Evan, thanks for including me on your list. It’s an honor.

    1. No problem Matt – thanks for dropping by with a comment!

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  23. Glen says:

    Thanks so much for including Free From Broke! I’m in some incredible company.

    1. Glen – I can’t tell you how hard a time we had with yours. We always do pictures of the bloggers but we couldn’t find one of you. I couldn’t drop you from the list though – keep it up.

  24. I am so honored to be included on this list. I am new to the blogging game and to be listed with these top-notch bloggers is truly humbling. I try to write for my 50 plus peers and really everyone needs a little help. Thanks.

    1. Dave – congrats and keep on!

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  48. Awesome list! I always come back here to check out new faces as well as some familiar ones. Love the categories which helps us see which blogs focus what topics within personal finance. Hoping I make the list again in 2012 as I did in 2009!

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