If you’re looking to make some improvements to your financial situation, now is a great time to get started. Don’t wait until January to set your New Year’s Resolutions. Start your new year – and new financial habits – right now. And if you need some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list (in no particular order) of awesome Canadian personal finance experts to follow. If you’d like a quicker way to follow these and other financial pros, check out our curated Twitter list.
Top Personal Finance Bloggers in Canada
Boomer&Echo is a mother-son duo writing about personal finance from their unique perspectives. Subscribe to their blog for smart, frank advice on saving and investing.
- 8 Habits That are Killing Your Retirement Dreams
- 35 Ways to Save Money
- What’s The Right Amount Of Retirement Income?
Follow Boomer & Echo on Twitter: @BoomerandEcho
Kerry Taylor has been writing about consumer finance since 2008, and is a contributor to The Globe and Mail, MoneySense, and Lifehacker, to name a few.
- 50 Ways to Save $1,000 a Year
- Track Your Money with the Free Budget Spreadsheet
- Price Check Experiment: Is Costco really worth it?
Follow Squawkfox on Twitter: @Squawkfox
Million Dollar Journey
Frugal Trader’s blog documents his progress toward the goal of $1,000,000 net worth by age 35. Even after reaching this goal in June 2014, he continues to provide great financial information for Canadian families.
- How Much Do You Need to Save for Early Retirement?
2528 Ways to Save Money
- Top Cash-Back Credit Cards in Canada
Follow Million Dollar Journey on Twitter: @FrugalTrader
Spring Personal Finance
Sandi Martin is a recovering banker who has devoted her skills to helping regular Canadians get their finances on track. She was a guest on our webinar about RESPs and co-wrote our Women and Money e-book.
- Canadian Investment Fee Calculator
- How Your Advisor’s Bad Investing Behaviour Costs You
- The Budgeting Resource Everyone Has (And Nobody Uses)
Follow Sandi and Spring Personal Finance on Twitter: @SandiMartinSPF
Young and Thrifty
Kyle Prevost and Justin Bouchard are millennial money experts with the motto: “Friends don’t let friends be financially illiterate.”
- 10 Financial Tips for Newlyweds
- The Complete Guide to Canada’s Robo Advisors
- Step-by-step Guide on How to Save Money on Your Cell Phone Contract
Follow Young and Thrifty on Twitter: @YoungandThrifty
Canadian Budget Binder
I’m always amazed at the sheer volume of valuable information Mr. CBB puts out. Subscribe to his blog to get a steady stream of money-saving budget tips (and delicious recipes) straight to your inbox.
- How Much Should My Grocery Budget Be?
- Let People Believe You’re Broke (Even if You’re Not)
- 5 Reasons Why You Should Build Wealth From The Inside Out
Follow Canadian Budget Binder on Twitter: @CanadianBudgetB
How to Save Money
Stephen Weyman’s blog covers everything from credit cards and rewards programs to coupons and travel deals. As the title suggests, his site is devoted to finding ways to save money.
- The Best Price Comparison Sites In Canada
- Getting Off The Credit Card Mouse Wheel
- How To Get Your Free Credit Score And Report in Canada
Follow How to Save Money on Twitter: @HowToSave
Jessica is a Millennial money blogger, host of the Mo’ Money Podcast, and founder of the Millennial Money Meetup.
- Top 5 Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Home
- How to Manage Money with Your Freelancing Partner
- Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Money After Graduation
Follow How to Save Money on Twitter: @jessi_moorhouse
Previously known as Blonde on a Budget, Cait rebranded her blog earlier this year. Check out her posts to read about how she managed a 2-year shopping ban, after paying off her debt.
- Why I Stopped Tracking Everything (and Started Making Intentional Decisions)
- You Weren’t Born to Pay Off Debt and Die
- The Year I Embraced Minimalism and Completed a Yearlong Shopping Ban
Follow Cait Flanders on Twitter: @CaitFlanders
Desirae Odjick is on a quest to bank half of her income. Yes, half.
- Yes, You Can Have Your Latte and Your Money Goals
- Do You Really Know How Much You Spent On That?
- Everything I Learned From Tracking My Spending For a Year
Follow Desirae and Half Banked on Twitter: @half_banked
Canadian Finance Blog
Tom Drake’s blog is on a mission to “help you learn how to make money, save money, invest money, and spend money in a way that helps you create lasting financial freedom.” And it does a pretty fantastic job at that.
- Fees and Commissions: How Much of Your Money Is Actually Being Invested?
- Should You Invest in Group RESPs?
- 6 Secrets That Canadian Car Dealers Don’t Want You to Know
Follow Canadian Finance Blog on Twitter: @CanadianFinance
My Own Advisor
Documented in the My Own Advisor blog, Mark Seed seeks to “grow our investment portfolio to over $1 million to retire on, outside any pensions from work and outside our paid off home” by age 50.
- How to Save and Splurge on Vacation
- The Mental Side of Debt
- The Things Wealthy People do Better Than Me
Follow Mark and My Own Advisor on Twitter: @MyOwnAdvisor
Money After Graduation
Bridget Eastgaard spent the past 5 years “on a mission to make millennials rich.” She has an MBA in Finance and offers a variety of online courses in investing and getting out of debt.
Follow Bridget and Money After Graduation on Twitter: @beastgaard
Give Me Back My Five Bucks
Krystal Yee’s blog documents her journey to becoming debt-free, after graduating with student loan and consumer debt.
- It’s Not How Much You Make, It’s How Much You Save
- 2016 is the Year of the Emergency Fund
- Single? It’s Costing You More Than You Think
Follow Krystal on Twitter: @krystalatwork
Money We Have
Barry Choi writes about personal finance, with a special emphasis on travel. He also talks about his experience buying a home in the Toronto area.
- How to Break Bad Spending Habits
- 10 Value Destinations for Canadian Travellers
- Budgeting Tips for Students
Follow Money We Have on Twitter: @BarryChoi
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