Not 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.
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.
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’.
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.