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Gen X Finance Blogs

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An executive writes about his financial midlife crisis at Max Your Freedom.
  • Mindful Explorer talks about how mindfulness brings happiness.
  • Mustard Seed Money a accountant for the government, wants to share and help others to reach their own financial goals.
  • Miss Mazuma is a flight attendant providing information on all things finance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Early Retired

  • Financial Libre is a writer of economic financial papers providing financial and workout advice.
  • 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.

49 Comments

  1. Emily @ JohnJaneDoe
    Emily @ JohnJaneDoe January 6, 2017

    I’m Gen X, hubby’s a Boomer (barely, but there’s a definite difference between my experience coming of age in the 80s and his during the 70s.) We’re semi-retired older parents still exploring improving our finances so we can stay that way.

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 6, 2017

      We’ll count it. Added.

  2. Slow Dad
    Slow Dad January 6, 2017

    Thanks for including me in such distinguished company FTF, very kind of you!

  3. FinanciaLibre
    FinanciaLibre January 6, 2017

    Great list, FTF – thanks for counting me in!

    So, it turns out that old FL probably ought to be in the “Early Retired” list. I don’t think I’m still working… at least I hope I’m not. But who can really tell these days? 🙂

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 6, 2017

      Corrected. If I was the internet police here is where I’d say something like if your side hustling your working 😉

      • FinanciaLibre
        FinanciaLibre January 6, 2017

        Ha! If I were the po-po, I’d pull you over for speeding in your Vette!

        Thanks, FTF!

  4. Mrs. ETT
    Mrs. ETT January 6, 2017

    Thanks for the inclusion FTF, as well as new blogs to read (heads off to update RSS reader)

  5. Mrs.Need2Save
    Mrs.Need2Save January 6, 2017

    Thanks for compiling this list. Now I have to finish checking out everyone else’s blog that I haven’t gotten too yet!

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 6, 2017

      That was one of the best parts of compiling the list, discovering additional blogs I’d yet to explore or hadn’t explored enough.

  6. Ty
    Ty January 6, 2017

    Awesome list – thanks for putting this together! With millennials being over the news and getting so much attention, does that mean we’re now old school? No school like the old school, right!?!

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 6, 2017

      They now play our music on the oldies station so I guess so 😉

  7. Biglaw Investor
    Biglaw Investor January 6, 2017

    Awesome list of the hottest personal finance blogs on the Internet right now!

  8. Physician On FIRE
    Physician On FIRE January 6, 2017

    Very cool, thanks for sharing!

    I have felt a common bond with many on this list — makes sense. I was born in 1975, falling smack dab in the middle of the Gen X timeframe.

    Cheers!
    -PoF

  9. Jon @ Be Net Worthy
    Jon @ Be Net Worthy January 6, 2017

    Thanks for the shout out FTF and for putting this list together. Those Millennials are always getting all the press – lol!

    Time to add some new blogs to the ol’ RSS reader – have a great weekend!

  10. Mr. 1500
    Mr. 1500 January 6, 2017

    Thanks for including me!

    And a Ferrari F40?! That was one of my childhood wet dreams. Now, it’s my adulthood wet dr, oh never mind…

    Is that your picture and where was it taken?

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 6, 2017

      I took the picture about 5 years ago. A friend of a friend invests in exotic cars. The warehouse (no that’s not a typo) is in Michigan. It is like a giant adult candy store. Us mere mortals are left to control our drool.

      • Mr. 1500
        Mr. 1500 January 7, 2017

        Oh wow, what cars does he own? I’d love to see that warehouse.

        I nearly lost it over the new Ford GT. If Ford would sell me one (they won’t), I’d probably buy it as I’m confident I could sell it for profit. Such a beautiful car: https://www.ford.com/performance/gt/

        • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
          fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 7, 2017

          There was a picture on one of my first posts across the warehouse. You can see it here http://www.fulltimefinance.com/2016/09/hacking-a-new-car-purchase/ after the first paragraph. At that time he had a 288 GTO, F40, F50, Porsche 959, a Corvette from every generation, a Veyron, and a bunch of classic muscle. The picture in question is of a single row of a single room of the three room warehouse. There were 120 cars in total.

          The Ford GT is an awesome car as well. The last Gen appreciated significantly. I’ve ridden in one of the last gen ones, its acceleration was brutal.

          • Mr. 1500
            Mr. 1500 January 8, 2017

            A 959!!!!!!!! Whoah!!! AMAZING!!!!

  11. Mustard Seed Money
    Mustard Seed Money January 6, 2017

    I feel at times I have an identity crisis. I’m right on the cusp between Gen X and Millennial. So I have no idea if I’m a Gen X or Millennial but technically I was born in Dec of 1980 but my wife is a Millennial. Now I’m just rambling so I’ll let you decide 🙂

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 7, 2017

      Added to the list.

  12. Dividend Diplomats
    Dividend Diplomats January 7, 2017

    That’s a great list of blogs right there. We follow and comment on a lot of them regularly. Hopefully we can convince you one day to add us to your list 🙂

    Bert, One of the Dividend Diplomats

  13. Mrs. BITA
    Mrs. BITA January 7, 2017

    Thanks for putting this together and including me. Now if we can get to working on that club house with a secret password…….

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 7, 2017

      First the password, then the handshake 😉

  14. Mr. PIE
    Mr. PIE January 7, 2017

    Great list and thanks for including us. Mrs PIE is happy to be part of the age group in window you describe. I am a little older but hopefully feel young enough to be part of the club!

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 7, 2017

      We’re only as old as we feel… But either way your spouse makes you count.

  15. Ten Factorial Rocks
    Ten Factorial Rocks January 7, 2017

    FTF, Thanks for including me in the list. I am definitely part of the Gen X or “sandwich” generation as the media calls us. We take care of parents and our kids and our lives while trying to remain sane and finding time to blog!

  16. Mr Crazy Kicks
    Mr Crazy Kicks January 7, 2017

    Haha, I definitely remember the good days when MTV played music videos. I never got to have a Nintendo, but l did get my friends second hand ATARI when he got one!

    Excellent list! I’m honored to be included with such esteemed gen X blogs. Thanks for the mention 🙂

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 7, 2017

      I use to play the Nintendo at my neighbors house and the Atari at my cousin’s. I did have a Commodore 64 though.

  17. Adam @ Crispy Cabbage
    Adam @ Crispy Cabbage January 7, 2017

    Crispy Cabbage is noticeably absent. Rep pin’ 1978! But I guess the rest are pretty good too 😉

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 8, 2017

      Adam,
      Do you have an about us page to link to and some information I could use to write a blurb?

  18. Bill @ Wealth Well Done
    Bill @ Wealth Well Done January 7, 2017

    Would love some love over @ Wealth Well Done. I’m from the distant and mysterious lands of 1980. We blog about wealth and how it relates to the purpose of life, because wealth is more of a deep feeling than a financial statement of numbers. We believe the wealthiest people in life are overflowing with meaning and purpose just as much as the money they have saved and invested over time. Come on over and check us out. We always want new friends, friend.

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 8, 2017

      Wealth well done, added to the list.

  19. Angie Gurdon
    Angie Gurdon January 11, 2017

    Excellent post!!. Great collections.. It’s really helpful to us.I follow blog for tips and guidelines.

  20. Dividend Life
    Dividend Life January 15, 2017

    Thank you for putting this blog list together, there are some new sites I haven’t come across yet that look interesting. I’d also love it if you could mention my blog, DividendLife, which is entering the fourth year of my journey to financial independence.

    I grew up with a rival 8-bit computer to the Commodore 64; the Sinclair Spectrum, made by Timex in the US I think. Happy days!

    Best wishes,
    -DL

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 15, 2017

      Added in. My father actually had a Timex Sinclair way back in the day. I don’t remember using it, only the Commodore 64. He also had a TRS 80.

  21. Chris @ Mindful Explorer
    Chris @ Mindful Explorer January 16, 2017

    Stoked to be included in such a cool round up of GenXers
    The Old School is the New School of PF
    Cheers my friend and I’m going to start trying to check out all these other terrific blogs now

  22. DivHut
    DivHut January 22, 2017

    Great list of blogs. Many are familiar but quite a few I have never heard of. Thanks for compiling.

  23. Max Your Freedom
    Max Your Freedom January 22, 2017

    I’m smack in the middle of your range, and my first gaming console was an Intellivision! I feel like Gen-X is the bridge generation. We can still handle technology and can relate to the younger folks, while still being able to pander to our older bosses and acquaintances 😉

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com January 25, 2017

      Added to the list.

  24. Leo T. Ly @ Isaved5k
    Leo T. Ly @ Isaved5k February 7, 2017

    It’s a great list FTF. I feel a little left out being a gen-xer. Now I guess I found the group to hang out with. Feel free to add me 😀

    • fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com
      fulltimefinance@fulltimefinance.com February 7, 2017

      You’re in.

  25. Rich @ pennyandrich.com
    Rich @ pennyandrich.com February 9, 2017

    Hi! I’m “Rich” from pennyandrich.com. Our blog is new, I found your blog after you commented. I love this idea! I’m firmly GenX, born 1975, raised on captain crunch, super mario, and Pearl Jam. I need to catch up on all you’ve written and hope to join the discussion.

    Best,
    –R

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