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.
Gen X Blogs Still Pursuing Retirement
- Josh at Big Law Investor writes about personal finance for those in the lawyer profession.
- At Budgets Are Sexy J Money dishes on ummm… budgets and just about everything else money.
- 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.
- The FI Explorer writes about his personal journey towards financial independence.
- Mad Money Monster writes about their quest to tame the money monster that lives within.
- 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.
- 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.
- At Xrayvsn a radiologist writes about passive income, FIRE, and divorce.
Already Early Retired Gen X Blogs
- Planning to retire in February, Mr 1500 provides his perspective on finance.
- 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.