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. 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
  6. Books*

*I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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. Big Small Choices
  3. Birds of a FIRE
  4. Fiery Millennials
  5. BG On FIRE
  6. Military Dollar
  7. Miss Mazuma
  8. My Early Retirement Journey
  9. Not Your Average Millennials
  10. Queer With Money
  11. Reaching For FI
  12. The Frugal Gene
  13. 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
  15. Peace Out And In
  16. The Money Habit
  17. TuppennysFIREplace

FIRE – SIK

  1. Adventure Rich
  2. Burning Desire For FIRE
  3. Dash2Retire
  4. Little Miss Fire
  5. Love To Frugal
  6. FIREthe9to5

FIOR – DINK

  1. Budget Epicurean
  2. Free To Pursue
  3. Low Impact Life
  4. Whymances Of Finances

FIOR – SINK

  1. Auditing Myself
  2. Champagne & Capital Gains
  3. Full-Time Dollars
  4. Precious New Start
  5. Saving With Sense
  6. 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
  2. On Our Way World

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. Kids Money Habits
  9. Make Smarter Decisions
  10. Montana Money Adventures
  11. She Picks Up Pennies
  12. Simple Organized Lifestyle
  13. 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. Honest Money Conversations
  8. Journey To Launch
  9. Millennial Money
  10. Mo’ Money Podcast
  11. So Money
  12. The Fairer Cents
  13. The Money Nerds

Books

  1. Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry
  2. End Financial Stress Now by Emily Guy Birken
  3. How to Be a Financial Grownup by Bobbi Rebell
  4. Kids Money Habits by Amy Koit
  5. Meet The Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames
  6. Shoo, Jimmy Choo! by Catey Hill
  7. Smart Mom, Rich Mom by Kimberly Palmer
  8. The Broke and Beautiful Life by Stefanie O’Connell
  9. The Money Queen’s Guide by Cary Carbonado
  10. The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
  11. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
  12. Your Playbook For Tough Times by Donna Freedman

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

    1. Thank you! I’ve been happy to see how much interest it’s gotten, but we’ve a long way to go still.

  1. Love this list! But…. I’m trying to find a blog I read for awhile, but can’t remember the name….woman, young, retired, living in NYC, husband still works, was pregnant and recently purchased home/condo, had worked in finance or wealth management—anyone know this blog?? Thanks for any help

  2. Thank you for putting this list together! It is really great to see more women out there in the FIRE/FIOR/finance community. I still need to follow many of these links. However, I wanted to mention a book I read recently that would be a great addition to this list: “The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness”, by Bari Tessler (http://baritessler.com/art-of-money-book-2/). It’s not specifically about financial independence (and may have a bent towards entrepreneurial types), but it deals so well with the emotional side of finance that I cannot more highly recommend it. Through reading this book I greatly increased my comfort in taking about financial things with my spouse and finally got the push I needed to start tracking spending properly.

  3. This post is getting bookmarked! What a great resource. I love the way you organized it as well. I know as a “SINK” FI-seeker and blogger my perspective is different from each of the others. It’s great to be able to consciously dip in and out of my particular niche. Thanks for putting this together!

    1. Glad you found it! It’s amazing how many of us there are out there in this seemingly small space 🙂

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