Blog showcase: The young and the restless!

83 thoughts on “Blog showcase: The young and the restless!”

  1. Thanks for consolidating and sharing these, Steve!

    I’m already a fan of Ms. Mazuma, Bayalis, Financial Panther, Full Time Finance, & Mustard Seed Money.

    And I’m really looking forward to reading the others I haven’t encountered yet.

    Welcome aboard young blogs! πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks for the shout out, dude!

    Enjoy your last few days at work. You’re gonna love being unemployed. I just passed my 6 month mark since quitting. And looking back, it’s been the best 6 months of my life πŸ™‚

    1. You’re welcome! Yup, I’m definitely enjoying the thought that this is my last week of full-time work…hopefully forever. It’s an awesome feeling!

  3. I’m already a fan of a lot of these, but I’ll have to check some of the others out. It’s been great to have such a wide community of new bloggers to grow with as well as more experienced bloggers to emulate! Thanks for the recommendations!

    1. Thanks for checking this out, Matt. I agree, it’s awesome having a wide community of bloggers, and we’re all coming at this from our own unique perspectives. πŸ™‚

  4. Hey, Steve! Thanks for the shout out. πŸ™‚ I’m honored to be amongst this list of fine bloggers. Most I know but a couple have managed to slip by me so I’ve got to head over and check them out. These long flights give me plenty of reading time!

    Side note – watching you countdown your last days has been excruciating….this must be the longest 7 days known to man!! πŸ˜‰

    1. You’re most welcome, Miss. Mazuma! And yeah – it’s been fun to count down…but honestly, it felt much longer earlier in the year. I knew that I only had a year left, but it was still many months away from the end. It was truly tough! But now that I’m only a week away? I can do this standing on my head! In fact…

      *plop!*

  5. Thanks so much for the shout out!!

    There are so many good blogs out there and I’m a huge fan of a lot of these on the list. I will definitely need to check out a couple that I’m not familiar with.

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Thanks much, Steve!

    A great lineup here, and I’m pumped to be included! As you rightly point out, there’s a ton of great stuff sloughing off the fingers of the bloggers on this list, as well as many others. Our PF/FIRE blogospace is very rich, indeed.

    Thanks again, and best of luck with these final days of careering.

    1. Ha! Thanks FinanciaLibre – well written. I’m enjoying the last several days knowing that by this time next week, I’ll be free of a career…at least a career that requires a full-time J.O.B.

  7. Steve, you’re awesome. You’re the modern day J.D. Roth, sharing the love generously (and heading out on the road in an R.V.). I think it’s great that many bloggers, like you, are all about building up our community and helping our readers. Selfless.

    Great choices on all of the blogs, I’m really impressed with some of the new writers hitting the scene. Thanks for sharing the love.

    1. I’m humbled! Mentioning my name in the same sentence as J.D. Roth is definitely an honor – thanks Fritz, as always. Oh, and right back at you, my friend.

  8. Oh my, how could you forget about me? Maybe it’s because I’m already slightly over 40 (but the blog is young, less than 1-year-old). Or because I’m too laid back and no longer restless. πŸ™‚
    Anyway, great list! I knew most of them already but will check out the new ones!

  9. Thanks for putting this together! It’s nice to see some fellow blogging whippersnappers for 20-something advice. I’m 24 and blogging over at Picky Pinchers if that qualifies as being young and restless. πŸ˜‰

    But it’s especially tough to get a hold of your finances when you’re still getting used to taking care of yourself/making your own money/functioning. I could barely keep my sobs silent as I filed taxes for the first time. It’s a time in our lives when we definitely don’t have everything figured out–while avoiding intense peer pressure to conform and buy everything under the sun.

    1. I got ya! I don’t know if any of us truly has anything figured out, me included. We all learn as we go, which is what helps to make it such a fun ride. πŸ™‚

    2. This is so accurate (Mrs Picky Pincher’s comment, that is). Thanks Steve for pointing out all these young(er) bloggers. There’s something refreshing about seeing people my age all around the world resisting peer pressure in favour of reaching their goals. A+++

  10. There are some great blogs here, many of which I read!

    What qualifies as a “young blog” Steve? I’m a little sad I wasn’t included, but I did just cross the 1-year mark.

    Maybe my next post will be entitled “Why Steve Hates Me And How To Fix It”.

    πŸ˜›

    1. Hahahaha.

      Steve asked folks for their favourite new blogs that are under 6 months old. That is probably why you didn’t qualify.

      Or maybe he does hate you. Who knows what lurks in the deep dark depths of any man’s heart?

    2. You’re a veteran! Worry not – I plan to come up with another Blog Showcase or two with some of the more established blogs. That is where you come in. πŸ™‚

  11. Thanks for the shout out Steve! There are a ton of blogs out there and always great to see what others are putting out. I follow a lot of the bloggers on this list, but you’ve added a few new ones I’ll have to keep up with. Hopefully, with some time, I can be a more veteran blogger like you!

  12. I’m a fan of the first 4 blogs, but haven’t gotten over to the rest yet. Those ladies, and TJ have some great writing styles!

    Thanks for sticking all the links in one spot!

  13. I felt so grateful to be featured on the Friday Feast, that I’m in no way sad to be missed out on this list. Posting a new post today: “The Power of Money and Investing” which details the 3 steps we took to learn and grow new money knowledge in our minds. Thank you, Steve. Missing out on this list got me motivated to work harder and create even better writing. See you next time!

      1. Thanks Steve! I popped back in today and see I did make your list! Nice! Here’s a little background on me and Wealth Well Done: I’m new to the personal finance space, but I am a veteran thinker, adventurer, and writer. I used to write about life purpose 100% of the time, but it was hard to come up with consistently great content for the un-quantifiable subject of purpose alone. I took a break from writing, kept exploring my mind and saving my money, and then the idea suddenly hit my wife and I this summer: What we’re really great at is building wealth, because the wealthiest people are filled with just as much purpose as money! We just use money to fund our adventure to find our freedom, meaning, and purpose. And bingo, we had found our niche. What I really want to be is a mindset coach to help grow leaders. Because if you can get your mind in the right state, that will naturally lead you to experiencing life in the right state, and your purpose will come and find you. I am a big believer that all success starts in the mind first. I’ll keep defining this philosophy as I build it in future posts. I put 3,000 words out today explaining my growing views of money and investing. I’m a low six-figure net worth guy, so I have a big enough cushion to not worry about money, but not enough money to totally let go of my main income YET. I’m happy with my journey thus far, considering I was only worth about 25K 5 years ago when I went independent and started my own sales business. That’s called figuring life out, and moving up. Now on to find my real purpose!

        1. Very nice, Bill! I think you’ve discovered the key to a happy life. Money helps, but truly happy people are wealthy in other ways – like friendships and contentment. They are comfortable in their own skin and understand what makes them happy. I was late in the game with figuring that one out, but hey…better late than never, right?

  14. Ah, thanks for the love. Although the post I get the weirdest SEO from is “Sitting naked with Strangers.” I need to work on more straight forward post titles. The amount of search results from “Ms. Montana naked” and “how to sit naked” was shocking. I’m sure they were all very impressed with my financial advice!

    Mr Mt has the humor of a 13 year old boy, so he came up with TONS of sub-lines to “The Monthly Nut Ratio.” None of them helpful or decent. We are a great pair. =) I tend to run a little too serious, and him rather ridiculous.

    1. Ha! My wife and I are exactly the same way. She’s the serious one, I’m the child. I’d rather not admit what was going through my mind when I read “The Nut Ratio” for the first time. πŸ˜‰

  15. Wow, I’m going to have fun checking these out. Also, I want to say thank you for having the links open in a separate window. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen lists like this and I have to keep going back to the original blog. Something to put on my ‘pet peeve’ list… πŸ™‚

  16. Thank you Steve! This is a fantastic list (not that I am biased or anything : ).

    In the less than 3 months I have been blogging I have discovered that the PF blogging community is rich is much, much more than money and knowledge of archaic financial facts. It is a community rich in generosity of spirit. It is a community that I am proud to be a part of.

    1. Hey Mrs. BITA – it’s true, this is a very, very rich community – not necessarily in monetary wealth, but in kindness and inclusion. It’s been a wonderful experience.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Joe – very much appreciate your readership and stopping by to check out these blogs. Keep up the good work, my friend.

  17. Wow, thanks for pumping up my tires there Steve!

    There are some super talented writers amongst them, many great additions for my feedly queue.

    Keep up the great work, and all the best for your big life change.

    Cheers
    Slow Dad

  18. It is awesome you provide this roundup as well as the Friday Feast. I always know you’re the one to turn to when I need a little variety in my PF reading, and I find great people to follow! Thanks for doing so much to spread the FIRE and so many interesting perspectives on personal finance!

    1. Very hard, but I’m at the point now where nothing really matters any more – from a full-time work perspective, of course. I’m just kinda chugging along and helping out where I can, but not getting intimately involved with anything that I’ll just need to hand off to someone else anyway. I’m sliding into home!

    1. Ha! I know how you feel! Yup, hopefully our looming vacations will allow everyone some time to catch up on the things that need catching up on…like blogs, of course! πŸ˜‰

    1. You’re very welcome, Roadrunner – thanks for dropping by. Hopefully this’ll give you some reading material to peruse as you enjoy some time away from the office. πŸ™‚

  19. Steve,

    Thanks for doing this!

    Yesterday was in fact my biggest single-day page view day….even more than a couple Mondays ago when a whole bunch of people shared my Real Estate post.

    Also, it seemed like as good of a reason as any to motivate me to update my ‘start here’ page. Ha.

  20. Steve,
    Thanks for featuring me in your list. It’s a wonderful feeling to be acknowledged by great people.
    You will be please to know it helped grow my email list over the past few days.
    Thanks

  21. Hi Steve, Many thanks for the Shout Out. I logged on earlier today, and wondered why my views had jumped considerably. Thanks to you, evidently!

    I have enjoyed the couple of months blogging, however as you say in your post, it is also hard work, as I am discovering! However, it is also interesting and challenging, as I find out how things particularly WordPress / widgets/ plug-ins etc work

    Have a great christmas and thanks again

  22. Thanks for sharing Steve! I read dividends down under and dropped coin, which are relatively “young” ones..

    I’m probably reading enough of these at the moment as well as looking to build my own although it’s great to read about new up and comers πŸ™‚

  23. Thank you for the shout out, Steve! It’s an honor to be included in this group of great writers! It’s great to be a part of a community that can help others take control of their money.

    Congrats on your soon to be retirement. It’s been really exciting to watch as the days get closer. FI is what it is all about and you are a living example!

    Cheers!

    Andrew

  24. Thank you for posting this list. I’m a new blogger who is looking for like-minded friends! I’m 33 and four years away from FI. I’ve read your comments on other blogs and decided to check out yours.

    Have a wonderful holiday season.

  25. Hi Steve,
    I must agree, you have compiled an amazing list of inspiring people who can teach us more and help us improve. There are many bloggers on the list with whom I have not encountered yet, and I cannot wait to check out their content.
    I love learning new tips and think around to come up with innovative solutions which can help me grow in my field. It will not only educate me how to think but also grow financially. That is why I love learning man.
    Thank you, Steve, for sharing the list with us. Keep on going.

  26. I wouldn’t say you missed me, since I’m new here – and wasn’t up as of this piece. But now that my blog is running, I would love it if you ever have a chance to stop by. I’m all about personal finance – killed my student loans (nearly $200k) with fervor. Somehow, it never occurred to me to turn that loan-killing passion towards investment until after reading some FI blogs. My wife and I are savers, but we’re now upping our game and living more simply in order to pursue other life passions (another focus of the blog). Already it has been such a motivation – we’re eager to see what the future holds!

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