I love reading other financial blogs, and like most everyone else here, I initially stumbled upon the idea of financial independence through a couple of those blogs, which I already mentioned here. I think the online space is just incredible for motivation and finding a community of like minded individuals who cheer when you write about running to work on dark rainy mornings or line drying our laundry in order to tread lightly on the planet and to reach big financial goals.

A few months ago though, I was reading through a list of personal finance bloggers and there was literally one female listed. When someone asked in the comments below, this blogger said he didn’t know any others, which is absolutely crazy, because there are so many fantastic women in this space.

There is also a huge list of male financial bloggers, especially, male (software) engineers, starting with the original Mr Money Mustache. I think part of the reason stereotype of the white male tech FIRE blogger persists so strongly is because that is who first kicked off the movement in a big way, but it’s also more than that. When it comes to finance in general, that’s the default expectation across the board (except for maybe the specific career choice).

I am most definitely not a male engineer, but who knows about what the kid will grow up to be

But not everyone who is interested in finance independence (and early retirement) are men with huge salaries, and I think it is so important to read different perspectives than fit in that narrow box.

Millennial Boss has a great list of FIRE bloggers who are not  male engineers, which is awesome for those of us who don’t make the big bucks and can’t possibly save 90% of our incomes. If you haven’t read this list, I would highly recommend checking out everyone on that list.

However, I’ve yet to see a specific list for the women, so I’ve decided to put one together here. I lived in a very progressive sorority at my liberal arts college as well as playing on the varsity softball team, and I know firsthand the power of a supportive and encouraging group of women. The female personal finance community feels very similar in this regard. The women here celebrate each other’s successes and empathize with the heartbreaks. I can only hope to meet many of them in real life some day.

Ps – this shouldn’t be surprising as women are overwhelmingly beginning to handle their family’s finances. The notion that men handle the money and women are just there to blow it is one that needs to finally die. These women are part of the movement that should finally change that archaic perspective.

I have plenty more to say on this topic – and maybe one day I will – but for now, go check out some of the content that has been produced by these awesome women.

And then go and read this follow up by Erin at Reaching For FI for a behind the scenes look at what it took to create this list, as well as the amazing and disappointing things that have come out as a result.

Finance Blogs Written By Women

**I have been absolutely blown away from the response to this post and have taken some time to update the list to make it easier to find the kind of content you’re specifically interested in. With the incredible help of Erin from Reaching For FI, we have split the categories into:

  1. FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early)
  2. FIOR (Financial Independence, Optional Retirement – term coined by the wonderful Mad Money Monster)
  3. Debt Repayment
  4. General Finance
  5. Podcasts

DINK – Dual Income / No Kids

SINK – Single Income / No Kids

DIK – Dual Income / Kid(s)

SIK – Single Income / Kid(s)

The idea of the male financial blogger is so ingrained even in me that I had honestly expected this list to top out at around 30 – it has now morphed into over 100.  It goes to show how deep that bias is, even when you think you are aware of it. (This list will be updated regularly as I learn about new and amazing women who are writing and speaking in the personal finance arena online)

FIRE – DINK 

  1. Fetching Financial Freedom
  2. Frugasaurus*
  3. Kiwi And Keweenaw*
  4. Millennial Boss
  5. Ms Liz Money Matters
  6. My Next Money Move
  7. My Smart Money Blog
  8. Our Next Life
  9. Partners In FIRE*
  10. The Saverdinks*

FIRE – SINK

  1. Amanda Page
  2. Birds of a FIRE
  3. Fiery Millennials
  4. BG On FIRE
  5. Military Dollar
  6. Miss Mazuma
  7. Queer With Money
  8. Reaching For FI
  9. The Frugal Gene
  10. Well And Wealthy

FIRE – DIK

  1. A Gai Shan Life
  2. Bayalis Is The Answer
  3. Countdown To Tranquility
  4. Ditching Your Desk*
  5. Dr Jenn MD
  6. FI365
  7. FIREd Up About Finance
  8. Frugal Asian Finance
  9. Frugalwoods
  10. Girl FI Day
  11. Greener Pastures Blog
  12. Life Zemplified
  13. Mongrel on Fire
  14. Northern Expenditure

FIRE – SIK

  1. Adventure Rich
  2. Burning Desire For FIRE
  3. Dash2Retire
  4. Little Miss Fire
  5. Love To Frugal

FIOR – DINK

  1. Budget Epicurean
  2. Free To Pursue
  3. Whymances Of Finances

FIOR – SINK

  1. Full-Time Dollars
  2. Precious New Start
  3. Saving With Sense
  4. The Luxe Strategist

FIOR – DIK

  1. Downsize Your 2080
  2. Femme Cents
  3. Mad Money Monster
  4. Poorer Than You
  5. Reluctant Frugalist
  6. The Leveraged Mama
  7. The Three Year Experiment
  8. Tread Lightly Retire Early

FIOR – SIK

  1. Money Scrap

Debt Repayment – DINK

  1. Debts To Riches
  2. Goodnight Debt
  3. Notorious D.E.B.T.
  4. Wise Mind Money

Debt Repayment – SINK

  1. Dear Debt
  2. Making It Rain
  3. Woman Vs Loans
  4. ZJ Thorne

Debt Repayment – DIK

  1. Debt Free Forties
  2. Dollar Smart Scholar
  3. My Debt Epiphany
  4. The 76k Project

Debt Repayment – SIK

  1. The Lady In The Black

General Finance – DINK

  1. Baby Boomer Super Saver
  2. Bitches Get Riches
  3. Broke Millennial
  4. Elementum Money
  5. Enriched Couples
  6. Farmhouse Finance
  7. Feminist Financier
  8. Fin$avvy Panda
  9. Funding Cloud Nine
  10. Half Banked
  11. Little Green Revelation
  12. Making Sense Of Cents
  13. Mixed Up Money
  14. My Fab Finance
  15. My Sense With Cents
  16. NZ Muse
  17. Savvy Financial Latina
  18. Smile & Conquer
  19. Sunburnt Saver
  20. Tenacious Feminist
  21. The Budgeting Wife
  22. The Wild Wong
  23. This Financial Wife

General Finance – SINK

  1. Bravely
  2. Broke Girl Rehab
  3. Budget And The Beach
  4. Cash Fasting
  5. Debt Free Black Girl
  6. Dumpster Dog Blog
  7. Frugalish Physician
  8. Frugally Reckless
  9. Good Life. Better.
  10. Goodbye To Broke
  11. Jennifer T Chan
  12. Make Real Cents
  13. Michelle Is Money Hungry
  14. Mint Notion
  15. Oh My Dollar
  16. Open Mouths Get Fed
  17. The Give And Get
  18. The Land Of Milk And Money
  19. The Wallet Moth
  20. When The Money’s Good
  21. Working Moms World

General Finance – DIK

  1. BrokeMom
  2. Budget Like A Lady
  3. CashflowKat
  4. Femme Frugality
  5. Genymoney.ca
  6. Her Money Moves
  7. How We Do Money
  8. Journey To Launch
  9. Kids Money Habits
  10. Make Smarter Decisions
  11. Montana Money Adventures
  12. She Picks Up Pennies
  13. Simple Organized Lifestyle
  14. The Frugal Convert

General Finance – SIK

  1. Chief Mom Officer
  2. I Heart Frugal
  3. Live Chic And Well
  4. Making Your Money Matter
  5. Mama Fish Saves
  6. Money After Graduation
  7. Mrs Savvy Saver
  8. My Favorite Lists
  9. Oscoey
  10. Red Berry Deals
  11. Savvy Family Finance
  12. The Busy Budgeter

Podcasts

  1. Accio Debt Freedom
  2. Afford Anything
  3. Be Wealthy & Smart
  4. Clever Girl Finance
  5. FIRE Drill Podcast
  6. HerMoney
  7. Millennial Money
  8. Mo’ Money Podcast
  9. So Money
  10. The Fairer Cents
  11. The Money Nerds

*These are technically duos, but the women of these blogs do the overwhelming majority of the writing, so I’ve decided to include them.

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183 thoughts on “Meet The Women Of The Financial Independence Movement 

  1. Huzzah for this list! I’m glad to be included. Military Dollar had a great post a while back on why gender plays such a big part in how a blogger’s voice is heard. I fully believe there’s a big assumption that women play such a minor role in the PF space, but that’s clearly not true at all. I hope this post gets updated in the future, especially as more ladies join us 🙂

    1. Yeah, her post was seriously eye opening. I’ve been up front about being female from the get go, but the default assumption is definitely for a blogger to be male. And yes, I will continue to update this list as new (and new to me) women come on the scene.

    2. awwwww

      I’m just seeing this now. Thanks for the compliment! That post took a long to finish, as well as get the guts to post, because (given the current environment of what seems like everyone “needing” to be on extreme ends of the spectrum about gender topics) I expected to hear a lot of blow back when I discussed perceptions of women in this space. I’m very glad to report I heard no such feedback!

  2. Thanks for including me in your awesome list along with of some of the smartest and frugalest women on the whole planet 😉 we clearly can do anything we set our minds to!

    1. It’s so awesome how long this list has gotten – and of course I had to include you in it!

    1. Thank you! There are a lot of awesome blogs and podcasts on this list to keep you busy for a while 😉

  3. Oh my gosh 131 comments! Wow this list has become exponentially larger than I initially read it and I love the categorization! Thank you so much Angela and Erin for putting this together. It feels really nice to have our FI-male (pronounced FEMALE) voices heard 😉

    I think in the organization my blog name became Gen Y Finance, which is pretty awesome, I should have thought of that, but it’s Genymoney.ca. 😉

  4. Great list of female personal finance bloggers!! And thanks for defining those acronyms! I’ve seen a few of them tossed around (mostly just DINK), but hadn’t heard of the other ones. I’d love to join your list! Possibly under the General Finance – SINK category? Although I do work as a software engineer in tech, I’m not white or male, so I’m kinda breaking the stereotype, right? 😛

  5. This is so wonderful! I love knowing that so many women are actively in the finance scene and we’re representing! Thanks for including me in your list! So honored to be among all of you awesome ladies!

  6. I’d love to be included, but I am stumped as to where I would fall – probably under General Finance by default, but reaching for Financial Independence has always been the driving force behind Poorer Than You… so maybe FIOR? Ack, this is tough!

    At least the secondary category is clear cut for me – I’d fall under DIK. Sort of 😉

      1. No worries, and thank you for adding me! Our situation is constantly shifting – but I promise not to ask you to move me to a different category more than like, once a year 😉 hahaha!

      2. Not a problem! I think we all move around with goals and life situations as time goes on 🙂

  7. Wow am I looking forward to looking at all of these blogs – exciting!

    I’d be so grateful if you could add me – I think I’m in the FIOR – DIK and also DIK – debt repayment categories 🙂 Thanks Angela!

    The Leveraged Mama – https://leveragedmama.com

  8. Just to raise my head about the parapet and say thanks for the inspiration – this post convinced me to get the blog I’ve pondering over for ages finally started. I have commited electronic pen to paper, and now here we are.

    1. I’m so glad to hear it! Let me know where on this list I should put you and I’ll add you 😊

  9. Such an incredible post! Really love that this topic is finally being talked about more. There are so many incredible women bloggers out there and it’s fantastic you put together this list. I have been following many on it for some time. Will be adding more to my list.

    1. Thank you for sharing this today! There really are some fantastic ladies out there. Quite enjoy your blog as well 🙂

  10. I enjoyed the list and will check out these blogs!
    I might have missed it, but I didn’t see one of my favorite blogs, “Millennial Revolution” listed and one of it’s two authors is the awesome blogger Kristy aka “Firecracker.”

    1. I kept this list to female bloggers or where the woman does 90%+ of the writing for the duo. I didn’t think Millennial Revolution fit that criteria – but if I’m wrong, I’ll be happy to add them!

    1. You let me know which category to put you in, and I’ll add you with the next update 😊

  11. Proud that my daughter made your list! Kudos to all of you women who want to have some control over your futures!!

      1. WOW. I just read that whole thread (and I’m still trying to figure out what the heck GBCN is/stands for), and that was a wild ride. Such internet drama. I guess they think The Feminist Financier, the person who shared this post in their forums, and Tread Lightly, Retire Early are all the same woman, *pretending* to be 3 different women… just because The Feminist Financier is included on this list and used to post on their forums (and I guess violated some of their rules). That’s some super high level paranoia.

      2. Yeah I have no idea, but thanks for the extra traffic to this post, I guess? 🤷‍♀️ The idea of trying to run 3 separate active blogs is just bonkers.

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