11 Canadian Personal Finance Blogs to Follow

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I have always been a voracious reader, and as part of my strategy to educate myself on money management, investing, real estate, etc., I follow several personal finance blogs – in Canada and the U.S.

For your personal finance education goals, I’ve compiled a list of 11 homegrown (Canadian) blogs you should consider following. They will keep you updated and focused on your journey to financial freedom!

The following blogs are not listed in any particular order of awesomeness.

1. Boomer and Echo

This personal finance blog, managed by Robb Engen, has a lot of relevant and varied personal finance content to offer you.*

A must-read is 35 Ways To Save Money.

2. Canadian Couch Potato

If you want to learn about passive investing, index funds, ETFs, and the DIY approach to investing in general, Dan Bortolotti’s blog is an excellent place to start.

Some must-reads include Model Portfolios and Recommended Funds.

3. Canadian Finance Blog (Maple Money)

Tom Drake is a financial analyst who started his blog in 2009 to share his financial experiments. He writes about making, saving, investing and spending money wisely.

Some must-reads include How to Save Money Each Month and Year and Are Fees Eroding Your Wealth?

4. Jessica Moorhouse

Jessica Moorhouse is a millennial money expert and speaker who blogs and podcasts about savings, budgeting and investing.

A must-read is Personal Finance Books for Millennials by Millennials.

5. Million Dollar Journey

The Frugal Trader started buying mutual funds when he was 16 years old and started his blog in 2006. His goal was to hit a net worth of $1 million by the age of 35, and he was able to reach that goal ahead of schedule in 2014.

Some must-reads are 8 Key Sources of Income during Retirement and Completing the Million Dollar Journey.

6. Money We Have

Barry Choi is a Toronto-based personal finance and travel expert. On his blog, he writes about credit cards, debt, investing, real estate, budget travel and much more.

A must-read is How to Use Credit Cards to Your Advantage.

7. My Own Advisor

Mark Seed writes about saving and investing his way to a million-dollar portfolio. On his blog, you can find valuable information about DRIPs, ETFs, retirement planning and much more.

A must-read is How to Start Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks.

8. Retire Happy

Retire Happy is a retirement-focused blog managed by Jim Yih and several other personal finance experts. You will find lots of information on retirement benefits and estate planning here.

Start off with How to Calculate Your CPP Retirement Pension.

9. Half Banked

Desirae Odjick manages this personal finance blog focused on helping millennials manage their money and still have a life.

A must-read is 10 Amazing Reasons to Automate Your Investments.

10. Cut The Crap Investing

Dale Roberts is an insider in the Canadian investing space and shares his insights on index investing, robo-advisors and more.

Start by reading his page on Model ETF Portfolios. You can also find him on Seeking Alpha.

11. Savvy New Canadians

I’d be remiss if I did not urge you to follow my personal finance blog. Here, you’ll find updated personal finance information relating to saving and making money, investing, getting out of debt, retirement planning, free resources, and lots more.

A must-read is A Complete Guide To Canada’s Retirement Income System.

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12. A Wealth of Common Sense

Yes, I know this blog is not Canadian, but I could not resist the temptation of mentioning it. This blog is managed by Ben Carlson. He writes about wealth management, financial markets, investor psychology, and investments in a unique and refreshing style.

Some must-reads include 36 Obvious Investment Truths and How the Dollar Affects the Stock Market.

Canadian Personal Finance Blogs to Follow

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Enoch Omololu, MSc (Econ)

Enoch Omololu, personal finance expert, author, and founder of Savvy New Canadians, has written about money matters for over 10 years. Enoch has an MSc (Econ) degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen Business School and has completed the Canadian Securities Course. His expertise has been highlighted in major publications like Forbes, Globe and Mail, Business Insider, CBC News, Toronto Star, Financial Post, CTV News, TD Direct Investing, Canadian Securities Exchange, and many others. Enoch is passionate about helping others win with their finances and recently created a practical investing course for beginners. You can read his full author bio.

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8 thoughts on “11 Canadian Personal Finance Blogs to Follow”

  1. Gravatar for GYM

    Just a small correction. Number 11 was founded by me actually haha 🙂 But Kyle and Justin bought the blog from me in 2012.

    • Gravatar for Enoch@savvynewCanadians

      @GYM: Wow! You are definitely a serial entrepreneur! I didn’t know that – I will edit the article to reflect that ?

      I actually wrote this article around September of 2017 and then totally forgot to publish it until almost 4 months later. If I were to write something similar now, it would include a bunch of new blogs I have come to find very informative in the last couple months, including your genymoney.ca!

      • Gravatar for GyM

        Hehe thanks for the edit!! I am a hasbeen but that’s ok I’m trying to be profitable again haha

  2. Gravatar for Dan Kent

    Hey Enoch! If you’re looking for thirteen( ya know, because it’s a crazy lucky number) check us out.

    We’re becoming crazy popular on the investing side. We try to stick to that and dont blog much about debt/savings. I find we can focus more on quality if we don’t spread ourselves too thin.

  3. Gravatar for Bella Wanana

    Hello, I came across this post while researching online. This is a great resource! You may want to check out my personal finance blog at bellawanana.com to see if you’d like to include it in your next update! Thanks a lot for your consideration.

  4. Gravatar for Jeff

    Good stuff! Love the content and this is a really great list. Keep up the good work!

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