12 Canadian Personal Finance Blogs to Follow in 2020

Updated in 2019

As we approach 2020, I have had some time to reflect on some of the things I learned in 2019 and the progress I’ve made with this personal finance blog since starting it in November 2016.

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 2020 personal finance education goals, I’ve compiled a list of 12 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 (listed alphabetically).

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.

*updated as per request (Oct 6/19)

 

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

 

5. Half Banked

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

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

 

6. 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.

 

7. Making Momentum

Scott writes a lot about millennial personal finance and personal development. The theme on his blog centers around taking control of your money and life!

A must-read is 89 Great Personal Finance Tips – Save Money and Make Money.

 

8. 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.

 

9. 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.

 

10. 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.

 

11. 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.

 

12. Savvy New Canadians

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

Some must-reads are A Complete Guide To Canada’s Retirement Income System and A Simplified Guide For The First-Time Homebuyer.

 

Bonus

13. 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. Here 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

Enoch Omololu is a personal finance expert and a veterinarian. He has a master’s degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen Business School (Scotland) and has completed several courses and certificates in finance, including the Canadian Securities Course. He also has an MSc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ibadan. Enoch has a passion for helping others win with their personal finances and has been writing about money matters for over a decade. His writing has been featured or quoted in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, MSN Money, Financial Post, Winnipeg Free Press, CPA Canada, Credit Canada, Wealthsimple, and many other personal finance publications.

His top investment tools include Wealthsimple and Questrade. He earns cash back on purchases using KOHO, monitors his credit score for free using Borrowell, and earns interest on savings through EQ Bank.

8 thoughts on “12 Canadian Personal Finance Blogs to Follow in 2020”

    • @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!

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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