Top Personal Finance Blogs: A One-Stop Shop

by David Bakke

One of the best tools that I’ve come across yet for listing the top personal finance blogs out there has just been released by my friends over at Money Crashers.

Who’s At the Top?

Up until now, there had really never been any sort of comprehensive list of the top places to go to for personal financial advice. Now, we finally have something of substance.

I can attest to this personally, because as I first began to get into the personal finance blogging thing, I had always wanted to know who the “top dogs” were out there. Internet searches and everything else never really yielded much.

Nothing Much Out There

I was able to find quite a few “subjective” lists, but nothing really of substance. Of course, one could always rely on the Alexa rankings, but those numbers were limited in their scope and often skewed by a variety of different factors.

All Inclusive

Well, the boys over at Money Crashers really took the cake with this one. I have no idea how they manage to piece it together, but this list is really something special. They take into account just about every measurable statistic out there, including all of the following:

  • Feed burner Subscribers
  • Twitter followers
  • Alexa rank
  • Compete Rank
  • Technorati Authority
  • Google Page Rank
  • And more…

The list also factors in inbound links according to Yahoo, SEOmoz rank, and the SEMRush organic search value. What else is also pretty cool about the list is that you can also look at the rankings by sub-category in the personal finance realm.

Even Me?

Even my little old blog that I’ve been plugging away at here for a long time made the list at #320.  Not too bad, huh?


To me, the list is very versatile. First, for a “newbie” in the personal finance world, whether it be looking for advice, or looking for other ideas like me, the list really comes in handy. Now you can find out who’s really “got it going on” and who may not be. You can find out who’s on the rise, and who isn’t.

I personally plan on using the list a lot in the future for my own personal use as well as for further research for my own blog.

So, regardless of your intention or expectations, this list has really got benefits for all.


And the list has got its objectivity as well. Even though the people over at Money Crashers are the creators of the list, there are so many factors that go into the rankings that it would be virtually impossible to put any kind of “spin” on those numbers.

Bookmark It

If I were you, I’d go ahead and bookmark this list for future use. Put it in your favorites, whatever you like to do. I can think of a million reasons why this list would come in handy for novices and experts alike.

Take a look at it, play around with it. I really think you’ll like what you see.

Any comments or feedback from anyone who’s taken aloof at the list? Feel free to share below.


1 Andrew @ Money Crashers October 20, 2010 at 8:01 am

Thanks for the mention David and really glad you like the list!

2 Rebecca January 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Love the list!!

3 David/moneycrashers January 31, 2011 at 8:35 pm


Glad you liked it–thanks for commenting!

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