In light of the recent discussions on the Rock Star Finance Forums, I decided to start a blog roll for Gen X Finance Blogs. I’m going to stretch the definition of Gen X a bit here, and focus on those born between 1971 and 1981 given the stage in life those from 35-45 are currently experiencing.
If you venture into the personal finance world for a while you’ll see blogs devoted to millennial finance. You will also occasionally come across finance blogs targeted at Baby Boomers. However, there always seems to be a hole when it comes to blogs that outwardly identify as Gen X Finance Blogs. There are many of us out there, you just have to know where to look. That is the point of this page, to help identify those Gen X Finance bloggers which might align with those of a certain age. Those that can remember when MTV played music, and grew up with a Commodore 64 or a Nintendo Entertainment System in their household.
While our age group is smaller than both Millennials and Baby Boomers, we still number in the millions. We’re not in the over 45 club because we’re still young enough to change careers and party without throwing out a hip. We’re not in the millennials as more than a few of us are already retired and many of us can’t go out and party due to these small lifeforms called kids. We have advice and we’re here to be heard. I’ve split the list into those whom are retired and those working towards Retirement.
- 99to1percent covers everything finance with a touch of humor.
- Actuary on Fire writes about the intersection between Actuarial thought and FIRE.
- Planning to retire in February, Mr 1500 provides his perspective on finance.
- A half-Indian half-American family, Bayalis Is The Answer talks about their progress towards retiring at 42.
- Be Net Worthy, a fortune 50 executive writes about his path to financial independence.
- Brooklyn Bread provides a regular dose of finances for a family living in the city.
- At Budgets Are Sexy J Money dishes on ummm… budgets and just about everything else money.
- Cantankerous.Life, a father of 2 from a expensive city who achieved financial independence through a multiphase career and writes about those experiences.
- Centsibly Rich is paying off debt while living life to it’s fullest and raising a family.
- A mom by night, an IT worker by day. Chief Mom Officer provides financial advice for the working mom.
- Debt Discipline writes all about a family working their way out of debt.
- A 40 something digital entrepreneurs writes about living a balanced life over at DivHut.
- Dividend Life blogs about his journey to become free from paychecks via dividends.
- Dream Beyond Debt is a blog about paying off student debt and then pursuing ones dreams beyond debt.
- Early Retirement Now is a great place for in depth analysis and statistics on finance.
- Enough Time To are an Australian couple talking about how they spend time and how it relates to the question of time=money.
- The story of a man trying to Get Rich Quickish.
- Leo talks about his financial journey including his successes and failures over at iSaved5K.
- John and Jane Doe document their journey towards finding the right path for them.
- Living a Fi gives working advice with a dose of sarcastic whit.
- Mad Money Monster writes about their quest to tame the money monster that lives within.
- An executive writes about his financial midlife crisis at Max Your Freedom.
- Mindful Explorer talks about how mindfulness brings happiness.
- Miss Mazuma is a flight attendant providing information on all things finance.
- Mustard Seed Money a accountant for the government, wants to share and help others to reach their own financial goals.
- Mystery Money Man is a financial advisor by career, writing about personal finance in his spare time anonymously.
- Need 2 Save is all about a families journey to financial independence.
- Othala Fehu writes about two government lawyers’ journey to Early Retirement.
- Two Cousins, a stay at home mom and a high paid professional, talk finance over at Penny and Rich.
- The doctor is in, Physician on Fire is a doctor writing about near early retirement.
- After immigrating to the US 2 decades ago the PIEs are working their way towards early retirement.
- Route to Retire, a regular guy, writes about taking control of your financial life.
- Savvy Family Finance, a mother of 2, writes about things she’s learned about money.
- 2 Geologists, Slowly Sipping Coffee shares their financial story.
- Ten Factorial Rocks, a corporate manager, writes about his journey towards retirement and his experiences along the way.
- Wealth Well Done writes about finding your purpose in life and how it relates to finance.
- Financial Samurai retired from the world of Finance, the San Francisco resident provides advice and analysis on finance.
- Go Curry Cracker has retired to Travel the World, dishing out advice from the road.
- Mr Crazy Kicks focuses on life after retirement, how he got there and how he is enjoying the Early Retired Life.
- Love him or hate him, Mr. Money Mustache is one of the first people you picture when discussing the early retirement movement. Here, he talks about how he achieved his retirement.
- Retire by 40 retired from a career as an engineer at 38 and is living the life of a stay at home dad.
- Root of Good retired at 33 with kids, he’ll tell you how he did it.
- Mr Take Escapes retired a few years ago to take care of his kids. He now writes about his post retirement journey, with a splattering of interesting recipes to go along.
- Think Save Retire is recently retired, providing financial advice and exploring the US from an Airstream Trailer.
It’s likely I missed several blogs. If you have a Gen X Finance Blog please let me know in the comments below. I’m always up to explore new blogs.