The FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement is growing quickly. There are many blogs and podcasts dedicated to the subject and everything that is involved in reaching financial freedom. With so many great resources out there I thought it would be useful to put together a collection of the best personal finance blogs that specialize in financial independence. Here you’ll find more than 50 blogs that can help you on your own quest towards early retirement.
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The Best FIRE Blogs
Mr. Money Mustache and his wife retired from their day jobs in 2005, while in their 30’s, thanks to effective money management and investing. He started the site after seeing and hearing so many friends struggling with basic money management. This popular blog covers topics related to saving and personal finance and is easily one of the most well-known financial independence blogs.
Joe Udo started Retire by 40 in 2010 and at 38 years old he retired from an engineering career to be a stay-at-home dad and blogger. He writes about investing, including passive income like real estate. If you want to learn more about effectively managing and investing your money, this is a great blog.
ChooseFI is known for having a highly-popular podcast, but the site also includes a very active blog with a growing number of articles. Some of the articles are written by Jonathan and Brad, the co-hosts of the podcast, but there are many other writers involved as well.
Millennial Money is the blog of Grant Sabatier, who reached financial independence at 30 years old. On the blog he covers topics related to saving, making more money, and early retirement. The site also has an active podcast that you’ll want to check out.
At Mad Fientist, Brandon has a blog and podcast focused on financial independence and achieving it early in life. Both the podcast and blog are excellent resources and The Laboratory includes a handy “Time to FI” calculator and a helpful FI tracker.
Early Retirement Extreme (ERE), by Jacob Lund Fisker, is one of the oldest financial independence blogs. In 2018 Jacob’s net worth would allow him to continue his current lifestyle for 129 years, and he has more than enough passive income to cover living expenses.
Afford Anything is the blog and podcast of Paula Pant. Paula achieved financial independence in part through real estate investing and passive income. Both the blog and podcast cover a variety of topics related to personal finance and money management.
The Money Habit is the blog of J.P., who retired at 28 with $2.25 million. The blog is dedicated to helping readers achieve extreme, early wealth. There are articles on topics like saving money, investing, making money with a blog, and more.
Physician on FIRE is written by a physician who achieved financial independence at 39. He now works part-time and plans to retire early. Although there is some content that is geared towards other physicians, most of it will be relevant to a much wider audience. The site also includes a few calculators that are quite useful.
Mr. 1500 (Carl) started the blog when his goal was to retire in 1500 days by the age of 43. The blog has been around for a while, and he’s now retired! He now has a net worth of over $2 million and you can track his investment growth on the blog.
Mrs. Frugalwoods writes about achieving financial independence through extreme frugality. Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods live on a rural 66 acres, enjoying their life apart from the typical 9 to 5. She is also the author of a Book, Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living.
Go Curry Cracker is a popular blog by Winnie and Jeremy, a couple that achieved financial independence in their 30’s. They made it happen by minimizing expenses any way possible and saving a high percentage of their income.
Think Save Retire is the blog of Steve Adcock, who retired from full-time work at 35. Steve and his wife now travel the country in an Airstream. The blog covers a variety of topics related to money and working towards financial independence.
Millennial Revolution is run by a couple who built a 7-figure portfolio in their 30’s. They now travel the world without the need for a 9-to-5 job. They’ve built a great community and their blog posts generate a lot of discussion in the comments section.
Campfire Finance is different than any of the other blogs on this list. It is a community-oriented site that curates the best FIRE-related content from various blogs. If you’re looking for a place where you can go to find great content from a variety of sources, this is the place.
Charles and Bethany are a couple working towards financial independence. Their site includes both a blog and podcast covering topics like minimalism, frugality, cheap travel, and more.
At Our Next Life you can read about Tanja and Mark (Tanja writes the blog posts) and their early retirement experience. They both retired in 2017 at the ages of 38 and 41. Now they spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying their freedom.
Early Retirement Now is the blog of Karsten, who recently retired early after a career in economics. His wife is a former nurse (RN) and also retired early. Kartsen writes about a variety of financial topics.
Angela has built a great community around her blog, with a lot of comments on most posts. She’s in her early 30’s and working towards financial independence. She doesn’t plan to retire early, but wants to be able to work by choice instead of out of necessity.
Mr. Tako reached financial independence at 38 years of age. On his site you can see his current net worth (over $3 million) and his annual dividend income. During most of his career he made less than $100,000 per year, and he and his wife also have 2 kids, so he’s an excellent example of what’s possible.