New Kids on the Blog – The Comeback Tour

New kids on the block, new kids on the blog, you got it, the right stuff, step by stepNot long after I started this blog, I wrote a post highlighting several of the new bloggers who had surfaced around the time my blog launched. Now that I’m a few months into this blogging thing and sufficiently embedded in the subculture, I’ve noticed that new bloggers keep popping up.

In fact, so many great new bloggers have come onto the scene since my last New Kids on the Blog post, I thought I was time for a comeback tour. So below I’ve highlighted five newish bloggers I’ve discovered over the past couple of months.

Dr. Curious and his Curiosity Lab

My inbox has quickly been filling up with doctor bloggers. I blame Physician on FIRE and the White Coat Investor for inspiring all these great doctor blogs. Stop being so inspirational! I’m having a hard time keeping up.

But Dr. Curious is one blogger I’ll always keep up with. He’s quickly become one of my favorites. Not only does he have a great moniker, seriously Dr. Curious in his Curiosity Lab, but his content and style deliver every time.

Sure his use of the English language makes me feel smarter every time I read a post, but it’s the variety of topics that he covers that keeps me coming back for more. Whether he’s introducing me to new local to add to my ever growing list of travel destinations or he’s putting a new spin on one of my favorite FIRE topics. Nothing seems to be off limits and I can’t wait to see what next weeks post brings.

He lives up to his moniker as his own curiosity is the limit. One week you may be getting a first-hand account of a sensory deprivation experiment (something I’ve always wanted to try) and the next you’ll get a heartfelt letter to his three-year-old.

Dr. Curious and his Curiosity Lab is a must-read blog. If you haven’t already found your way over to his site, be sure to check it out. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

The Lady in the Black

While the Lady in the Black touts her site as ‘a personal finance site for women’, I think its value is gender neutral. Sure, she markets some of her posts specifically to women, but the information given doesn’t require a pair of ovaries to benefit from it.

What I like best about the Lady in the Black, is that she uses personal finance as a platform to help her readers create what she calls a profitable life. She Dispenses wisdom that extends far beyond making your bank account healthier. But also provides plenty of good tips on how to improve your financial life.

Additionally, the Lady in the Black also hosts my new favorite recurring blog series: Kids Talk. She kicked the series off with a financial interview of her own 9-year-old daughter. And followed it up with a double feature of a 6-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl. These interviews bring a smile to my face every time and give me hope that parents are engaging in money conversations with their kids.

Be sure to keep up to date on what the Lady in the Black is doing. If you do, you may even come across an interview with my two boys.

Budget on a Stick

If you spend a minute or two exploring Budget on a Stick, the theme quickly becomes apparent. But it may take you a little longer to realize just how impressive his commitment to that theme is. (If you didn’t figure it out from the site name, I’ll let you poke around his site to figure out the theme.)

Budget on a Stick has a knack for providing great financial advice with a personal twist. He’ll warn you to steer clear of financial advisors who aren’t looking out for your best interest, but also show you just how easy it is to fall into their trap.

His writing style reminds me of one of my favorite personal finance books: The Wealthy Barber. Budget on a Stick is a natural story teller and he finds a way to infuse financial wisdom and life lessons throughout each story.

Plus in true financial blogger fashion, Budget on a Stick tracks and posts his Networth for all to see. Head on over to his site, if for no other reason, you should check out what Budget on a Stick calls his wife and son.

Raggedly Rich

On her site, Ms. Raggedly turns the idea of being Rich on its head. This right brained Canadian tackles financial issues with creative flare. And even introduces those of us living south of the Canadian border to the cultural gems we’ve missed out on. (How have I never heard of the North American House Hippo before?)

As a self-respecting Canadian Personal Finance Blogger, she offers valuable suggestions on how to make Hockey more affordable. And she ensures her Millenial card isn’t revoked by outlining the benefits of living with your parents as a 26-year-old.

If you’re looking for a little more culture in your personal finance, Raggedly Rich is the site for you.

I Dream of FIRE

With a launch date of June 3rd, I Dream of FIRE is the baby of the group. And with his site name he is not only attracting Personal Finance nerds like me, but I’m sure a fair number of pyromaniacs as well.

Hopefully, those non-financial fire lovers stick around because they can learn a thing or two from this FIRE enthusiast. Like how to get an MBA from the mean streets of the Greenlawn Grove Flea Market.

But if you need to be won over by this baby-faced FIRE blogger, look no further than the life lesson he received when a homeless man handed him a ‘loonie’.

Final Thoughts

Thank you to all of the bloggers on this list and all of the others who have continued to inform and inspire me. Keep up the great work! I look forward to reading more of your wisdom.


  1. Color me humbled and eternally grateful, MSF! I’m honored to be included on this list with some other great bloggers. You have been so helpful to me from the very beginning (you were my first Twitter follower, if I’m not mistaken), and you are one of the most social and generous bloggers out there, period.

    I take inspiration not only from your writing, but from your insights into life and parenting. Keep up the amazing work you do here!
    Dr. C

    1. Now I’m the one who is humbled. Thanks for the kinds words. I’ve had so much encouragement and support from more seasoned bloggers as I’ve started this blogging journey, I just want to pay that forward. That is easy to do when I come across blogs like yours!

  2. Wow! Thank you so much. This is a great honor to be listed with some cool bloggers!

    I love reading your blog because it is so relatable! With two kids running around I can always get some insight from your posts.

    I’ll have to look up the Wealthy Barber now 😃

    1. The Wealthy Barber was the first personal finance book I read. It got me hooked on the genre. It’s pretty much personal finance 101, but a good recommendation to anyone who doesn’t like financial content since it is written more as a story. Keep up the great work. I love what you are doing!

  3. Look at this list! Thanks for including me on it :’) What a treat to wake up to. There’s such a great group of financial bloggers out there, thank you for introducing me to a few more 🙂

    1. There are so many good financial bloggers and new ones coming out every month. It was hard to narrow it down and so many I could have easily added to the list.

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