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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Darwin Doctor writes about financial independence in a high cost of living area.
  • 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.
  • The FI Explorer writes about his personal journey towards financial independence.
  • The story of a man trying to Get Rich Quickish.
  • 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.
  • Ms. Fiology provides support and actionable advice for those on the road to recovery.
  • Mystery Money Man is a financial advisor by career, writing about personal finance in his spare time anonymously.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A jack of all trades businessman shares business ideas at Seller at Heart.
  • Robin at Side Jam Biz writes about pursuing side gigs and hustles for extra income.
  • 2 Geologists, Slowly Sipping Coffee shares their financial story.
  • The FI Way posts open letters from one generation to the next around past financial experiences.
  • Vital Dollar is a self employed internet marketer that writes about saving more money and increasing income.

Early Retired

  • Early Retirement Now is a great place for in depth analysis and statistics on 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.
  • 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.

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.

75 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.

  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
      [email protected] 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
      [email protected] 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!?!

  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
      [email protected] 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
          [email protected] January 7, 2017

          There was a picture on one of my first posts across the warehouse. You can see it here http://fulltimefinance.com/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 🙂

  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…….

  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
      [email protected] 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
      [email protected] 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
      [email protected] 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.

  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
      [email protected] 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 😉

  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 ?

  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

  26. Amy
    Amy March 25, 2017

    What a fabulous resource you’ve compiled! As a new GenX kid on the PF blogging block, I can’t wait to check out all of these blogs and learn from everyone’s experiences. Hope to someday earn a spot on the list 🙂

  27. OthalaFehu
    OthalaFehu April 6, 2017

    10 PRINT “I can prove I’m Gen X”

    20 GOTO 10

    RUN

  28. The One In Debt
    The One In Debt April 12, 2017

    What about those Gen Xers in the getting ‘out of debt’ category? Unfortunately, this is where I am. But am doing it. Great list.

  29. Jim @ Route To Retire
    Jim @ Route To Retire April 19, 2017

    Damn, I wish I could be on that second list! A few more years though! 😉

    I fall smack dab in the middle of the Gen Xers and am now in my early 40s – shouldn’t that be the new something? Maybe the new 20s?

    It’s amazing how I continue to see blogs I haven’t read in every list out there. This one’s no exception… [sigh], it looks like I’ve got to go check out some of the ones I don’t know on this list now. 🙂

    — Jim

  30. Teacher Investor
    Teacher Investor June 2, 2017

    Gen X’er here . . .

  31. Actuaryonfire
    Actuaryonfire October 17, 2017

    I did not know about this list! Great!
    I don’t eat avocado on toast and I’m Gen X so I’m not surprised to see some of my favorite blogs here.

    • FullTimeFinance
      FullTimeFinance October 17, 2017

      There are quite a few of us. I’ll add your site to the list.

  32. Jason
    Jason February 7, 2018

    Love all of these blogs. I am also a GenXer (born 1973….so I am closer to the bottom end). It is kind of amazing to see where different people are in our age group.

  33. Dr. Dividend
    Dr. Dividend August 17, 2018

    how about a millennial blogger looking to attain financial freedom? If not I understand 😉

    • FullTimeFinance
      FullTimeFinance August 19, 2018

      We’re pretty locked down to gen x for this one but I have been contemplating a non genx list recently as well. I’ll keep you in mind for that one.

  34. Marc
    Marc August 28, 2018

    This is a great list, and I’ve found several new blogs to add to my feed reader. I was born in 1978 and would love to have my blog added to the list, if possible.

    • FullTimeFinance
      FullTimeFinance August 29, 2018

      All set.

  35. freddy smidlap
    freddy smidlap September 27, 2018

    hi. i’m a proud gen x’er and fan of punk rock (the real stuff from the late 70’s and 80’s hair metal. we reached a lean fire but i keep working because i feel like i’ve stuffed 70 years into my 50 years here on earth.

    there’s no substitute for experience.

  36. Kylven Ross
    Kylven Ross December 19, 2018

    Gen Xer here looking to educate my own kids about FI. I wish it didn’t take until my upper 30’s to figure this all out. Glad I did though, as 50 is still a fairly early retirement. I suspect lifestyle inflation would have kept pace and I’d be 65 and still working had I not found the FIRE movement.

    About to publish your 2018 Xmas Rockstar Finance contribution…and (spoiler) you made the “Nice” list.

    If you wish to add theFIway to the blog roll, fantastic.

    • FullTimeFinance
      FullTimeFinance December 19, 2018

      We’ll get you added. Happy Holiday.

  37. Patrice
    Patrice December 27, 2018

    Hi, Gen-Xer here who feels out of place with all the millenials on social media. I’m happy to find this list and will check everybody out. I started a blog called Financial Peacock about 6 months ago to help people get confident about money and teach them what I’ve learned through my own experience. I could retire now if I wanted to lean FIRE, but I enjoy living in my HCOL location and am shooting for fat FIRE.

  38. Deanna
    Deanna March 12, 2019

    I’m a gen x blog and would love to be added to the list 🙂

    • FullTimeFinance
      FullTimeFinance March 13, 2019

      All set

  39. Deanna
    Deanna March 14, 2019

    I thank you! Good Life Better is another good GenX finance blogger too 🙂

  40. Robin
    Robin April 8, 2019

    If you’re still making updates, I’m a Gen X blogger (1974), and I’m also the mom of two Millennials, believe it or not. So in theory, I should be in a great position financially, since they’re both adults now. Ahem — In theory …

  41. The Darwinian Doctor
    The Darwinian Doctor June 12, 2019

    Hello!

    I’m catching the tail end of your Gen X definition (born in 1981).

    I’ve been writing for about 6 months, and the majority of my focus (for now) is on financial independence in a high cost of living area.

    I’ve recently become obsessed with using real estate to further our finances.

    I’m also touching on Health, Doctor life issues, and the homefront (family and gardening).

    Thanks kindly,

    — TDD

  42. The FI Explorer
    The FI Explorer July 25, 2019

    Where has this list been all my 2.5 year blogging life!

    I’d love to be added, please, some of my favourite blogs are here. Thanks for putting together the list.

  43. Bhavna Vaish
    Bhavna Vaish September 12, 2019

    Just discovered you and this list. Thank you for putting it together. I’m gen X, hubby too. I blog full time, hubby works. We’re parents to a teenage girl. Both of us work hard at improving our finances.

    I suppose my blog would qualify for this list. Do check it out.

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