eCollegeFinder's Top Finance Blogs Award

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Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the Top Finance Blogs Award! This award is brought to you by eCollegeFinder in celebration of the best finance blogs on the Internet.

For our students aspiring to enroll in finance, accounting, or economics programs, or those just looking to build a sound financial future, we have cultivated a list of the greatest resources in the finance blogging community, nominated by you!

Click through the sites below to learn why each has been chosen as a Top Finance blog! Check out the finance, economics, and accounting related programs offered by eCollegeFinder by clicking here. If you have any questions or comments about the competition, please contact us at awards@ecollegefinder.com. Read on to get plenty of great tips about financial fitness!

The Top Finance Blogs

Afford Anything

Many of my friends say things like "I’d love to do that, but I can’t afford it.” That's a limiting way to think, and I don't believe that's true. Afford Anything is about earning more and living your dreams.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Money is 99 percent having the right mentality. We're taught myths about the rich, and we're taught self-limiting ways of thinking for our entire lives. To be in the top 1 percent, you have to think like the top 1 percent. Afford Anything shows you how.

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And Then We Saved

And Then We Saved is a personal-finance and lifestyle blog geared towards smart and stylish people. And Then We Saved is all about showing fun, practical, and relatable content that adds value to the readers lives to encourage empowerment and taking action! Topics covered include: DIY’s, how to’s, making the most of your money, practical solutions for everyday life, style, motivation, living the best life possible, and ways to live simply and effectively.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best ways for college students to stay financially fit is to realize that "someday" arrives far sooner than you think it will. Know that you are a prime target for credit card companies so stay on guard (highly recommend the movie Maxed Out). The last tip I have for college students actually has to do with after graduation: When everyone seems like they have their lives together right after they graduate, resist the urge to rack up credit card debt to keep up with everyone else. Stick to your own side of the street, resist the temptation, and you'll be happy you did!

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Angry Bear

Half a dozen professionals, including a tax law expert, an historian, PhDs in economics, business consultants and financial professionals provide perspectives on the financial world. Despite their expansive coverage of economic issues, their articles are as deep as their coverage is extensive. Topics include world trade, industrial production, U.S. Government programs, and major regulatory issues.

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Ask Jack About Debt

A comprehensive resource for individuals dealing with consumer debt distinct from other sites in that we are not a front for debt consolidation services. We are a repository of information on practical solutions available to debtors, including how to deal with old debt, debt you dispute, and debt collectors (who often violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act). We also have an informative blog regularly updated with opinionated and informed posts impacting consumer personal finance.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students to stay financially fit is to limit the debt they run up as much as possible. It has become easy for students to borrow for college and to get credit cards, Before they know it they are buried. It is important to limit spending and keep that debt as low as possible.

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Brunette on a Budget

My blog follows my life through the personal finance hardships of my past to the personal finance successes of my present. It serves as guidance and inspiration for those just starting their independent lives in their 20s.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Live well within your means. The more you save now, the more you will have in your future.

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Canadian Budget Binder

We are a young Canadian couple who post their actual Budget and Net Worth updates, frugal tips, recipes and so much more. Canadian Budget Binder is a place where we share what works for us financially and how we were able to save money from the time were in college until now. It is a place you can read about areas that might guide you to cut down on your debt, save money and have fun with life! We will be showing you how we pay off our debt, manage our money, and tips for savings.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for you as a College student to stay financially fit is to budget your money. Know your prices, stick to the budget and cook at home whenever possible. Make use of second hand shops, and used items that you can purchase on-line or get for free from freecycle. Getting an education doesn't have to be a costly hole in your pocket with a bit of planning. It's not about how much money you make or have it's how you save it.

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Careful Cents

The site is all about careful cents for go-getters, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Whether that applies to getting out of debt, making more money or building your dream business, you will find it on the blog. We're a very close knit group of action-takers, we help and encourage each other to dream big and really go after what we want in life.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students to start out their adult life, is to not take on any student loans (or to take on the minimal amount possible). There's nothing worse than starting out a new job and new career with huge debt payments weighing over you. Work to put yourself through school and you'll not only live debt-free, but give yourself a fighting chance in the real world.

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Consumer Queen

Consumer Queen is a blog where we show people how to save money where they can so they can spend it where they want. It is not only coupons, but includes online shopping codes, frugal tips and DIY projects as well.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students to stay financially fit is to consider the future when they are considering loans. Student loans might help immediately; however, they do need to be repaid. Looking for deals and couponing will help today's money stretch without going into debt.

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Credit Karma

Credit Karma provides education, tips and news on credit and personal finance. We do our best to help readers better navigate the credit world and keep them up-to-date on the goings-on at Credit Karma.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Educate yourselves on credit now, even though you might not need it until later. The first step is to check your free, government-mandated credit reports to get an idea of where you stand.

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Credit.com News & Advice

Members of our community are generally in search of help and insight into the often complicated world of credit and debt. We provide them with tangible information and tools that they can use to actively manage credit, save money and plan for the future.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
There are several articles on our site that focus on some of the more important aspects of personal finance for students. Student loan debt is at the forefront here, because it's often burdensome and managing it successfully can take real diligence.

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Debt Roundup

Debt Roundup is dedicated to helping everyone get out of debt. We offer free articles and tools to help you get a hold of your finances and take control of your financial future.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Keep your finances simple. You need to make more than you spend. There is nothing complicated about the fundamentals of personal finances. It only gets complicated when you add emotions. Keep the math simple and you will succeed by keeping your debt under control.

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Discount Queens

We pride ourselves in providing easy and more importantly (for college students) time effective methods for improving your financial situation by saving money on every item purchased. We teach those new to saving how to use readily available resources to cut grocery bills in half (or more!), shop the retail world without the retail prices and also offer tips and tricks to manage money and time more efficiently.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
BUDGET and NEVER pay retail - for anything! Students can save money on everything from toiletries to milk to school supplies. Discount Queens has some great posts that teach when to buy certain products via seasonal sale cycles, stock up prices for for household items and school supplies, budget friendly dinner recipes, tip on how to use coupons and SO much more! Check out our Coupon Beginners tab!

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Dividend Monk

A concise and minimalist approach to building wealth and passive income. The focus is mostly on long-term dividend investing, and a variety of detailed stock analysis reports and general investing articles are posted regularly.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The most important element to investing and building wealth is time, and young people are rich in that resource. Start saving and investing now, and put part of each and every one of your paychecks away into savings and investments. A 9% annualized rate of return would double your money every eight years, and is the historical return of the stock market. If you don't have a paycheck, getting a job on the side is a major boost for the long term, because boosting income in the short term can compound and grow for years.

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Evolving Personal Finance

As young adults still pursuing our educations, my husband and I have been through and will continue to experience many big financial transitions such as graduations, becoming financially independent, getting married, moving, and purchasing a home. Our blog is about how we financially navigate these transitions without losing our financial sanity! Frequent topics on our blog include living well on a small income, money in relationships, and the special personal finance situations encountered by students.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
1) Choose your major and work experiences carefully so that you set yourself up in a rewarding career; don't take on a disproportional amount of debt in comparison with your expected starting salary. 2) Take advantage of your close proximity to your peers to live lightly - cultivate friendships through inexpensive activities and entertainment instead of collecting stuff. 3) Pay off your credit cards completely every month and take out additional student loans if you absolutely must have more money - even better, put off opening a line of credit until you have a full-time income. 4) Remember that your means are no longer defined by your parents' income and that it will take time to build up to the lifestyle you experienced before you left their home.

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Eyes on the Dollar

Eyes on the Dollar is a personal financial blog following an optometrist's journey out of debt and towards 20/20 financial vision.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
I would tell college students to write down their goals, short and long term. When faced with the decision of spending or borrowing money, ask if it will further your position toward obtaining your goals. If it doesn't, then it probably won't be worth it over the long run.

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Fabulously Frugirl

It's a place where I talk about how I try to live a fabulous life in one of the greatest cities in the world, on a budget. I talk about saving for the future, retirement planning, technology, fashion and beauty, and paying for it all.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Don't wait until after college to start looking at your finances. You should know how much you owe, to whom, the interest rates, and when you need to start paying back your loans. You should also have a firm grasp on your living expenses, and how much you expect to earn when you graduate, so there are no unpleasant surprises.

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Family Money Values

Our mission at Family Money Values is to help families use their values to keep their wealth and well being for generations to come. We provide information, tools, education, resources and communities to help you strengthen your family so that you can build and maintain your family’s human and financial resources for generations to come.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Getting a college degree can be a way to strike it rich financially, or it can be a way to rack up tons of debt without a discernible result. Carefully select the right career coursework for you - your interests, abilities and your future earning power/lifestyle wishes. Consider using a local college to gain needed general coursework - making sure it will transfer to your eventual degree program and school. Balance studies with real life experiences and network building. Don't let peer pressure bend you in directions, both financial and non, that don't move you ahead. Take advantage of low cost loans, available scholarships and work study programs. If parents or grandparents offer to help - accept!

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Femme Frugality

Personal finance from the perspective of a young adult, student, mother, and Pittsburgher for young adults, students, mothers and Pittsburghers.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The single best way to stay financially fit as a college student isn't exciting. It isn't earth-shattering. In fact, it's pretty boring. But it's also incredibly important: SET A BUDGET.

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Figuring Money Out

Figuring Money Out is a personal finance blog that shares one girls journey to get out of debt and figure out how to handle money.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
College students should definitely take advantage of the college lifestyle and live within their means from working part time. Never live on student loans - you just have to pay that back!

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Finance Care Guide

The website all about finance and money management. Here I, along with industry experts, write articles that cover wise aspects of personal finance. We have covered from investment to insurance, debt advice, credit improvement tips, finance advice for student and many more.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
You can check out all of the articles on the blog for more information.

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Financial Mentor

Financial Mentor teaches the next step beyond basic personal finance. We build on the core foundational principles of budgeting and frugality taught everywhere else by showing you how wealth building for smart people works. You will discover advanced investment and wealth building strategy so you can attain financial security at any age. It is unconventional personal finance for students who aren’t satisfied with ordinary financial results.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
As a college student your biggest asset is time. If you use that time wisely then your financial security is all but assured. Wealth building for college students is remarkably simple when you master just these two essential, inviolable principles explained in our article, A Ridiculouly Simple Way to Build Wealth.

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Financial Planning Demystified

Financial Planning Demystified guides readers about financial planning, investments, income tax, insurance, loans, and more. It talks about financial matters in an easy-to-understand, down to earth manner that can be comprehended even by lay people.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Simple advice - don't spend more than you have and live within your means. Most of you already have more debt than your net worth, so more debt would only worsen the situation for you. And have just one credit card - stay away from getting multiple credit cards even if they are free.

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Financial Samurai

Financial Samurai is a personal finance site that strongly believes in reaching financial independence sooner rather than later. We talk about career advancement, investments, real estate, building multiple income streams, and how to profitably quit your job by negotiating a severance package.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Never buy something if you can't pay cash for it, especially if you do not have a steady income as a college student. Delay gratification and tell yourself you do not deserve things until you reach certain goals such as: 1) getting straight As, 2) finding your first job you like, 3) paying your parents back. If you want an "A" lifestyle, become an "A" person!

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Free at 33

Free at 33 is about challenging the Status Quo in life and finance. Freeat33 will provide you with the community to motivate and educate you to do, have and be more.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Avoid credit. If you cannot afford it, then don`t buy it. If you already have debt, then work part time while in school to pay it off. College students are amazingly resilient to colds, and require very little sleep. There is no better time to kick financial butt then in your twenties!

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Free Money Wisdom

A personal finance blog for the average American trying to live debt free and achieve financial dreams!

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Work during college without question. Buy used for everything and live with your parents if possible.

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From Shopping To Saving

This blog is my attempt to change my ways and become more frugal to live the lifestyle I want to live now and in the future. Although the name of this blog is titled From Shopping to Saving, it is NOT a shopping blog. This is my journey from becoming a shopaholic to a save-a-holic.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
I would say the most important part of being financially fit is to just start – it’s easy to ignore finances as a college student, but think of something to save for, and just start saving for it! Start learning about budgeting, and watch your wealth grow, every dollar counts.

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Frugal By Choice, Cheap By Necessity

Delicious, healthy and easy food at a low price point. Add in home projects that save you money, sarcasm, and some fart jokes. Mix. Read. Repeat.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The obvious one is never to get in to debt, but my posts focus on how to eat healthy and delicious food that will save you serious coin. Ramen is not the answer.

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Frugal Portland

Living a simple life in Portland, Oregon, and redefining what it means to be healthy, wealthy, and wise. Learning how to save, finding fun things to do in my city that aren't happy hours, and understanding my finances so that my future will be more comfortable.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
College students should apply for exactly one credit card, and use it for one to five purchases per month. Only spend around $100 a month, and pay it off in full each month. This will help you build credit while you're in college. Do not treat this card like an additional income source, however. Your future self will not be happy.

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Frugal Queen

My blog is all about my journey to debt freedom and then staying debt free. I live a simple life by homecooking, menu planning, financially over paying my mortgage to pay it off early, living prudently and living, not within my means but beneath them so I stay on top of money and not money getting on top of me. I go on frugal holidays where I travel off peak and off season and take in the peace and quiet of the countryside. I make penny pinching fun and never a chore.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students to stay financially fit is to go to the college nearest to where you already live and continue to live at home. Whilst you are at home, make sure your spare time is filled with part time work and save for college costs. Keep yourself happy too by rewarding yourself with a few days out a month and acknowledge that you are in this for the long haul so balancing life as well as balancing the finances are essential. You will leave college with student loans for your tutition but make sure they are your only debts and live for tomorrow by not overspending today.

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Frugal Rules

Frugal Rules is a financial blog for change and freedom. The purpose of Frugal Rules is to help others learn how to make decisions that lead to a life of financial freedom, which often includes frugality.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
As a former college student who made poor choices and got myself into credit card debt that took years to climb out of, I have three simple tips that I recommend college students take to avoid my mistakes. First, students must try to keep their spending under what they make. Second, students should find ways to make money from a part-time job or by selling back books. Third, students should avoid using credit cards to fund expenses that they can't otherwise afford.

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Graduated Learning

I discuss topics that college students and recent alums want to learn about. I mostly talk about finance, but I also discuss fitness and Boston-area events and places.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Read the fine print. Don't take on any debt you don't need. Save at least 10% (automatically if possible) of everything you earn.

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Help Me To Save

Help Me To Save is authored by a canny Scot to help you save more money, spend less and live well. It's about getting the most from your money while still having fun and planning for the future.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The basis of financial fitness is to have a realistic budget for all your spending. It's all too easy to get carried away with your new found independence, social life and partying and start frittering away your cash. Give yourself a leisure budget but make sure that you stick to it.

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iHeartBudgets

iHeartBudgets is a personal finance blog that aims to put the "Fun" back in "Fundamentals of Finance". It's a place where you can find fun, helpful advice on handling your money and tips on keeping more of it! Also, occasional rants and self-deprecation mixed with Justin Bieber references .

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The absolute best way for college students to stay financially fit is to KEEP TRACK OF YOUR MONEY. Period. Sit down before the month begins, write out a budget plan, and then stick to it. It's that simple! For reference, check out my budgeting basics series.

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L Bee and the Money Tree

L Bee and the Money Tree is a personal finance and lifestyle blog geared towards twenty-somethings in search of personal finance information presented in a fresh, fun, way. My mantra is "Positive Self Worth. Positive Net Worth. Positively Fun".

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Avoid the credit cards until your Junior year! You don't need the credit your first two years of school. I promise you, your financial priorities and maturity will change between ages 18 and 20.

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Larkycanuck

Larkycanuck is my pseudonym for my social blogging profile. For those not from Canada, Canuck is a slang term for Canadian. Larky means highly spirited and zestful. My MoneySavings posts are intended for the next generation audience as well as for general public providing simple simple very simple and easy practical ways that we can incorporate in our busy hectic lives to become financially literate and hopefully wealthy too.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The strategy is the same as you stay physically fit: 1. Learn the fundamentals of savings and wealth creation 2. Have a goal of where you want to be financially (this will always keep changing through your life) 3. Take bite size steps to implement tactics in daily life 4. As you become comfortable with the previous step, add on one more money saving tactic to your arsenal 5. Continue steps 1 through 4 forever.

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Len Penzo dot Com

My blog is all about being personally responsible – not only for our personal finances, but also for everything else we do in life.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The great thing about financial freedom is that anyone can attain it — regardless of income level. The secret is really simple: spend less than you earn!

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Little Miss Moneybags

My site started as a straight personal finance blog and has evolved to include book reviews and lately our adventures in parenting a micro-preemie. I'm very interested in what we say (and don't say) regarding our relationship with money in today's society.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Spend. Less. Than. You. Earn. That may not mean you need to make a tight budget - it might mean you need to get a better (or a second!) job. But don't put your college life on credit cards - your twenty-something self will thank you.

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Making Sense of Cents

My blog is all about me. I talk a lot about personal finance, but also traveling, fashion, family and everything else. I'm on a quest to increase my income as much as I can, while still enjoying life.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
I believe the best way for college students to stay financially fit by watching your money. Try not to take out excess student loans and obtain a job if you can.

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MaximizingMoney.com

MaximizingMoney.com offers a variety of opportunities to earn extra cash and save more money on your everyday financial transactions.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students to stay financially fit is to stick to your budget and avoid credit card debt as much as possible.

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Mo' Money Mo' Houses

Mo' Money Mo' Houses is a blog about all things money, written especially for the savvy, sassy, independent lady of today (like you!). Be it creating a budget, starting an RRSP, to talking money with your partner, or planning a cheap but stylish wedding, I'll be blogging about it all.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way to stay financially fit as a college student is to not have the mindset that you need student loans in order to complete your schooling. Your goal should be to graduate without any debt, so work part-time, do a work placement, take time off to save, and only take out a student loan if you really need to.

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Momaha

Momaha is the Omaha World-Herald’s online community for parents. Our goal is to help parents learn, laugh and connect. Read new blogs -- from parenting to financial advice, lifestyle and Do-It-Yourself pieces, and creative ways parents can connect with their children -- written daily from our Momaha blogger team. Readers can chat with others via our forums and 2 p.m. Friday live chats.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
What’s the best way for college students to stay financially fit? (2-4 sentences): Financial planning is not just based on age. It's a skill that young children can learn, college students can acquire and well-established couples could be reminded of. Two words: Plan ahead. Teach overall budgets, tricks to saving, consider ways to cut costs and manage cash flow, and reward their frugality.

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Money Estate

Money Estate is a blog offering money tips that also include budgeting and money saving ideas. We are regularly updated with fresh insight from financial writers and professionals. We are unique because not only personal finance, we also offers insight on various topics important to readers' welfare, such as investing, insurances, college funding, and so on. We are hoping our readers to get inspired to shape up in their "personal financial fitness."

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
While the typical ways for college students to stay financially fit is by living frugally, there are some other ways they can do better, such as working in a part time jobs or even start a part time business/freelancing (typically freelance writing). I vouch for the latter (starting a business,) as it's a great way to get both experience and monetary rewards. When they graduate, they don't go into the employment/business world "empty handed," labeled as "fresh graduate with no real work experience."

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Money Infographics

An informational site which communicates financial issues through infographics. Not all gem information has to be textual at the end of the day.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Spend within your means. If you have a massive student debt, consider moving abroad to get ahead, worked for me!!

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Money Is Not Important (Until There Isn't Enough)

It's a fresh way to think about your money, career, and way of life. I strive to offer realistic advice in a way that's not going to put you to sleep.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way to stay financially fit is to keep your expenses low, always be on the lookout for ways to earn extra income easily, and automate your savings. Automating allows you to remove the biggest obstacle when it comes to saving... YOURSELF!

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Money, Life, and More

Money Life and More is a personal finance blog that aims to entertain while educating others about money issues that are both main stream and some that are a bit off the wall. I track my personal finance journey as I go through the different phases of my life and the money issues that come along with each phase such as paying back student loans, buying a house, investing and saving for retirement. I even challenge conventional wisdom from time to time and hope to inspire you to make your own decisions with your money and your life.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students to stay financially fit is to ignore your financially irresponsible peers and their spending habits and live within your personal budget. There are a lot of people that will take out the maximum amount of student loans to live the life in college but they will regret it when they get out of college with $80,000 in student loan debt. You need to live within your own means and don't try to keep up with the Joneses. If you learn this early you will get very far in life financially.

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Money Ning

A community of frugal folks who discuss tips on saving money, investing, and enjoying our journey to financial freedom.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way to stay financially fit is to find motivation to carry out whatever strategy you are pursuing. It's not enough to know what to do, because tips are useless unless you actually take the time and energy to implement it. First think about why you want to stay financially fit, and you can much more easily stay on track.

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Money Talks News

Money Talks News provides a fun and entertaining approach to personal finance news. We share compelling stories and videos on topics ranging from saving more and spending less to investing and avoiding debt.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students to stay financially fit is by sticking to a budget. Budgeting isn't hard - if you figure out your income, list your expenses and are realistic about your extras, you can really stretch your dollars. But that's just the start. There are also ways to lower your school expenses, bills, daily spending, and weekend expenses. Check out our story, "Five Ways for College Students to Stay Financially Fit" for more.

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MoneyMasterMom

My blog is designed to help readers match their spending with this personal values. Everyone's values are different so your spending should be too. I write articles to help people value their spending, value their time, value their energy, and value their sanity. It's about working and spending smarter, to get better results.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
My advice for college students is to live within their means, and be very cautious about taking on student debt. Don't borrow and spend like it's somebody else's problem. It's future-you's problem. Spend smart and give future-you a break.

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Monroe on a Budget

Monroe on a Budget is a financial blog written by Paula Wethington, a reporter and columnist for The Monroe Evening News in Monroe, Mich. Recurring features include how to find the scholarships that southeast Michigan students really do earn, the process of filing for financial aid grants and student loans, and how to handle living expenses such as a grocery bill on a college budget.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way to stay financially fit as a student is to graduate with the intended degree in a timely manner. This will require getting good grades in your classes so that the credits count toward graduation, and that scholarships and financial aid remain intact. You also need to decide upon a declared major early enough in the process so that you don’t need to repeat classes or lose credits as a result of a change of plans.

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My Alternate Life

A personal finance and lifestyle blog where I write about student loans, getting out of debt, frugality and minimalism. I may not have my ideal life, but I'm loving my alternate life.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Pick a degree program that has real possibility of employment after school. Then develop a budget and stick to it! Get a part time job to bring in a few dollars. Try and minimize your need take out student loans.

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My Money Blog

Personal finance blog chronicling author's journey to financial independence.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Don't take on student loan debt.

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My Money Design

This is a blog that tries to help you become rich by doing what most people think they can't (or won't) do. Learn about making good investments, creating more than one income stream, and how to prepare for a better life ahead.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
"Money In > Money Out" is one of the most powerful equations you should ever employ; no matter what your financial situation is like.

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My Personal Finance Journey

In short, at My Personal Finance Journey, I like to offer actionable personal finance advice with the goal of achieving long-term success. Specifically, I really enjoy writing about the following areas: long term investing and asset allocation strategy analysis , deciding how to prioritize new funds as they come in to various spending requirement areas, and how to develop a lifestyle of frugality and live according to your life dreams and life values.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students to stay financially fit is to live by two simple rules: 1) only buy things on credit cards that you can afford to pay back, and 2) limit eating out to once a week (cook at home to save money) and drink at home instead of buying large amounts of drinks at bars.

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My Pretty Pennies

My Pretty Pennies is a lifestyle personal finance blog that shows readers you don't have to be rich to have a rich life. It includes personal accounts of how to make goals, save, pay debt, and making dreams come true, simply by creating a budget. In addition to personal finance, My Pretty Pennies offers health, recipes, fashion, home decor, and the challenge to change the world for the better, one pretty penny at a time.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Start a budget! Even if you are budgeting money your parents give you, start paying attention to where it all goes. Get good grades and do your best to finish on time. Student loans may not seem like a big deal to you now, but they add up and will hinder you from following your dreams later.

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New Trader University

My blog is the place where new traders learn to make consistent money in the financial markets and become good traders.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
To stay financially fit college students must invest time in their financial future by reading the best financial books and financial blogs out there. Learning how the financial markets actually work can change their entire life.

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Newlyweds on a Budget

Newlyweds on a Budget shares tips on finances for newlyweds. Since getting married in April 2010, they have paid off more than $20,000 in student loans, car loans, and credit card debt.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Students need to start to pay off their student loans while they're still in school, rather than ignoring it until they graduate. They also need to make smart career decisions and not take out more debt than they can afford.

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Novel Investor

Novel Investor is built around the idea of saving, investing and growing your money. The hope is to create a place to share and learn about these complex and sometimes misunderstood topics. The end goal - to empower you to take control of your money.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
When you educate yourself and habitually implement these and other financial ideas, you will build a foundation of financial success for the rest of your life.

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NZ Muse

Personal finance and lifestyle. Straight talk on saving, spending, and money management, through to career, relationships, travel and food. On the quest for health, wealth, and happiness (not necessarily in that order).

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Take charge of your finances head-on - know what your living costs are, be aware of how your student loans work and what they'll cost you. Make a budget for all your necessities, and build in some leeway for fun. And always, always pay yourself first - that builds the savings habit, even if it's only a few dollars at a time; the key is making it a regular thing, and the earlier you start, the more compound interest will help you!

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Personal Finance Mastery

My blog's focus is to try and help the Millennial Generation take charge of their finances, build a strong foundation for true long term wealth in the future and live a better life today.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
For college students it is so essential for them to take charge of their personal finances ASAP! That means creating a budget, learning to save, and finding out how to have their money work for them instead of wondering where it went. I wrote a couple of posts that touched on these very subjects, Money Rules to Live By and5 Money Tips for the College Freshman.

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Plunged in Debt

It's a personal fiance blog detailing our journey to debt freedom since 'taking the plunge' combining fiances, and debt-loads. I discuss personal fiance topics and opinions as well, offer tips and advice pertaining to budgeting, personal fiance and fugal living.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Learn how to use a budget before starting college and stick to it!

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Poor to Rich a Day at a Time

A frugal living blog from a family of 5 surviving on a one income minimum wage job. This blog is an effort to climb out of poverty one step at a time by value driven activities. Offers a variety of saving methods from easy and well known to more unconventional methods in order to live below earnings.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way to stay financially fit is by adopting a cash-only policy and maintaing a workable budget. Do not borrow your future to pay for today with plastic and practice living within your means. Establish attainable goals to work towards and adopt a non-consuming mentality learning to make do with what you have.

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Power Wallet

On our blog we offer tips for living life simply but without sacrificing quality. We also post offers for exclusive deals and tips to using PowerWallet's financial tools.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Create a budget using a free online budgeting tool and stick to it. Follow the 50/30/20 method where 50% of your income should go towards necessities like food and bills, 30% towards savings, school books, etc and 20% should go towards the "What ifs". Buy your text books used and take advantage of campus activities to keep your social calendar full on the cheap.

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Pragmatic Capitalism

Pragmatic Capitalism is a finance, economics and investing blog. The site covers current events, investment news and provides educational resources for better understanding the world of money and finance.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students to stay financial fit is for them to become better versed in understand what money is, why it matters and how it works in our lives. We go through school without ever obtaining a sophisticated understanding of the monetary system and finance. Sites like mine are helping provide those resources and places where people can ask questions, interact and learn. Stay inquisitive! Stay informed!

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Prairie Eco-Thrifter

My blog shares tips on how you to live your dream life in a money savvy, sustainable, socially responsible, and healthy way.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
I would recommend using only a secured credit card with a small limit to start getting a credit rating. I would also learn how to cook simple healthy meals so you don't have to eat out or end up with too many extra pounds. I would also shop at thrift stores for clothes and household items. You can find some awesome items for cheap. Not only do you save money but you also reuse which is great for mother nature.

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Punch Debt in the Face

Punch Debt In The Face is a blog that makes personal finance less boring. I use funny sticky figures and a lighthearted approach towards managing money to make sure the reader is engaged. It's probably the coolest website that's ever existed. Ever.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Live within your means. I graduated with $28,000 in student loan debt, and paid those suckers off in two years on a $38k/yr income. You don't have to be rich to make wise decisions. Get your crap together in your 20's, so you can be set up success for the rest of your life!

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Reach Financial Independence

Reach Financial Independence is a personal finance blog that helps you achieve your dreams of freedom and independent living through hard work, savings and smart investment.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Focus on trying to increase your sources of income, even in college, you can always look for a part time job or teach younger students. Applying for as many scholarships as you can and considering a cheaper college are also interesting options.

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Rhonda's Financial Blog

I provide financial advice & tips to help people get SMART about their money.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Avoid credit cards and live within their means. Start a savings program as soon as income starts coming in and get those high interest loans paid down.

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See Debt Run

See Debt Run features stories of how to create a better financial reality for your family. We talk about ways to make additional income, cut your expenses, and eliminate debt forever.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Generally, money is going to be tight during the college years. It is important during this time to not give in to temptation and run up credit card debt, because you can burden yourself for years to come. Learning to live within your means when you don't have much will lead to much better financial habits later on in life.

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Surviving and Thriving

I write a mix of personal finance, frugality, intentional spending and life itsownself. Although a middle-aged woman's blog might not seem like an intuitive match for students, let me say that I got my own college degree at age 52, when I was almost completely broke. I got through with frugality, ingenuity and a ton of hard work. I share those sorts of tips on my site, along with tips on how to look at money differently.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
All those adults who tell you to take out loans -- are they going to be around to help you pay them off? Every dollar you borrow is going to cost you a lot more in payback. Your future self is going to judge you, and judge you hard, if you overspend now. Frugality doesn't mean deprivation. It means smart and creative use of available funds to build the best life you can.

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The Aleph Blog

The two main goals: teaching investors about better investing through risk control, and tying all of the markets into a coherent whole.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Realize that the diligence you display after you graduate will matter more in the long run than going to an elite school, so be diligent and avoid going to a school that will cost you too much. Love what you do, but don’t sabotage your life by choosing a profession that won’t support you and your goals. Avoid college loans; they are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

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The Centsible Life

My site focuses on living well on less for families, but most of the advice and tips I share apply to everyone. My goal is to help readers learn to be more financially savvy; a concept that I think crosses all ages, genders, and locations.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Think through your college costs. Loans can strap you financially for years, and depending on your career plans, it may not be worth the expense. If you can find a job that allows you to still have plenty of time to study it can be a great way to not only earn money, but gain some real life skills and experience that your post-college employers will look for.

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The Debt Darling

The Debt Darling is a blog dedicated to helping those in debt save money without sacrificing fun and increase their income without working 80 hours a week. Simply put, The Debt Darling provides simple steps that can be taken to balance your budget, put some money in your pocket, and pay off your debt for good!

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Entering college is an exciting time in a young person's life. However, it can also be plagued with financial traps such as high interest rate credit cards and student loans. Stay financially fit in college by avoiding credit cards and choosing to use cash. In addition, try to maintain a part time job during school to help pay for college instead of funding your entire college education with student loans that will inevitably have to be paid back for years after you have graduated.

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The Dough Roller

The Dough Roller is a personal finance and investing blog for those building wealth. It's a place where the wealthy need not apologize for their success, and where those just beginning can learn and grow rich.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students to stay financially fit is to avoid debt. Whether it's student loans or credit cards, keep your debt to the absolute minimum.

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The Empowered Dollar

The Empowered Dollar saves kids (from teens to twenty somethings) from financial disaster by helping wealth and avoid debt. Our philosophy is that personal since should be fun, make sense and involve videogames whenever possible.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
College students can stay financially fit by 1) being aware of where their money goes every weekend and 2) asking themselves if their purchases align with what makes them happy. If clothes are important to you, but you spend most of your cash on pizza and beer, you may need to prioritize!

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The Frugal Exerciser

The Frugal Exerciser is for those who want to change their life through exercise but don't wish to spend a lot of money. The blog emphasizes inexpensive workout routines, frugal nutrition and fitness information.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The Frugal Exerciser is an excellent resource for college students because as one knows, they don't have a lot of money to spend on expensive health clubs. As equally important, these routines can be done in the dorm room, at home or even outside, there is no need to travel to get in shape. College students should be mindful of ways in which they can stay physically fit without spending money.

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The Frugal Toad

The Frugal Toad provides readers with practical money saving advice for everyday living. We strive to provide readers with tips that will save them money on topics such as college & career, DIY, investing, retirement, real estate and more without wasting your time.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
One of the best ways college students can stay financially fit is to educate yourself about personal finance and start saving for retirement now. We put together a list on our site of the best personal finance strategies for college graduates.

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The Money-Guy Show

The Money-Guy blog and podcast is a personal finance podcast that equips its readers and listeners to go “beyond common sense” and restore order to their personal financial chaos.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students (or anyone for that matter) to stay financially fit is by making responsible financial decisions at as early of an age as possible. The two best ways to do this are by living within (or below) your means, and to start putting away money today for the future (i.e. practice delayed gratification).

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The Patient Fisherman

The Patient Fisherman is about swing trading and momentum based stock trading tools, ideas and concepts.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Do not accrue debt and pay off any debt as soon as you can.

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The Outlier Model

The Outlier Model is a personal finance/lifestyle blog based on the pillars of “living life a little bit differently”. Based on the belief that success follows those who choose to do something other than the normal, posts at The Outlier Model discuss topics such as budgeting, life hacking, and smart shopping. Using a combination of personal anecdotes, how-to tips and commentary, readers are introduced to the small steps that can help them become something more than average.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Getting your finances in order early in life will set you up for success later in life. Search for our article, 5 Money Tips for College Students, and you'll be well on your way.

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Thriftability

Thriftability contains posts about personal finance, money saving ideas and budgeting tips.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Financial Pressure is the reason many college students could not continue college. According to a 2011 Harvard Gradate School of Education study, just 56% of students graduate within six years. For some tips, check out our article called, Top 5 Financial Fitness Tips for College Students.

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Timeless Finance

Timeless Finance is a website about building wealth. Topics are often geared to Canadians, but the blog offers value that transcends borders. Advice offered is based on objective, rational analysis. It's a site written for results-focused readers, not whiners.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Avoid useless courses of study. Be debt-free and then find ways to self-actualize outside work. It's better than being a job slave because you have huge debts acquired pursuing something you "love".

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Trim Waist Fat Wallet

Trim Waist Fat Wallet is dedicated to sharing our experiences and research on ways to fatten your wallet and trim your waist. It is a mix of financial and fitness experiences and advice that we hope could help others prevent some of the mistakes we have made.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
One of the biggest problems for students, and something we both faced, was believing the debt would be easy to pay off later. To prevent this we all must understand the TRUE consequences and costs of debt which society has tended to accept as the norm. When we realised we were spending over $800 per month on interest only, it was time to turn that around and FAST!

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Wall Street Oasis

Wall Street Oasis is one of the largest and most entertaining finance communities online. With over 700,000 posts to date and over 4 million page views a month, you can be sure that your questions will get answered in our finance forums by experienced professionals. WSO also provides several services to help as you progress through your business career.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
Don't rack-up credit card debt! Start using mint.com for managing your money and expenses, and sites like slickdeals and fatwallet can be very helpful for finding deals. If you have excess cash consider saving at least a little each month into a retirement fund (Roth IRA) - the earlier you start the better because of compounding interest, and it is a GREAT habit to get into early on. This post has more tips about how to save money while a college student or young professional.

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Add Vodka

My blog is a twist between a personal finance, self improvement, and career site for the 20-somethings (and beyond) of today. Add a splash of my sarcasm and you get my blog!

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best ways for college students to stay financially fit is to work hard! Get a job, save your money, don't spend frivolously and build up your skills to find a job after college (because that's the hard part).

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Young Adult Money

Young Adult Money is a website focused on helping young adults save more, make more, and live better. We cover a wide variety of topics that are relevant to those in their 20s and 30s. From career advice to posts showing you how to create side income, we are committed to providing valuable content for the young adult demographic.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way for college students to stay financially fit is to work at least one part-time and stay out of credit card debt. With student loans being such a huge expense, the worst thing you can do in college is take on even more debt from living expenses. If you are used to paying your bills and working while you are in school, adjusting to post-grad life will not be as difficult.

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YourFinancesSimplified

My blog is a place where you can get your finances simplified. Get simple, witty and easy to understand financial advice with no filter.

What is the best way for college students to stay financially fit?
The best way to stay financially fit is to create goals and maintain a budget that allows you have fun and achieve your goals at the same time. You must budget in fun or your budget will not work.

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