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Financial blogs for ladies?
« on: March 27, 2014, 08:24:19 PM »
My girlfriend said she wants to learn some money skills and asked me if she should read MMM. My response was an enthusiastic "Oh yeah!" So I am putting together a list of MMM articles I think she would like. She is still in school, so she is not that interested in investing but is very interested in trimming costs and building money-making skills.

So what are some good websites (in addition to MMM) for a young, college lady interested in mustachianism? I have recommended Miss Growing Green; I haven't read it much but thought a female perspective would be a good addition.

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Re: Financial blogs for ladies?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 09:06:51 PM »
I'm a lady mustachian and I read Get Rich Slowly.  It is not as hardcore as MMM, but each day there is a new post from a pool of writers and several of them are female.  Several of the commenters are MMM fans as well.

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 02:02:44 PM »
Suze Orman has some free podcasts on her website. She has a blog, too. There's a blog called Down To Earth by Rhonda Hetzel that has a lot of tips on cutting expenses and saving money. She's more into the home. 

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Re: Financial blogs for ladies?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 02:14:20 PM »
Hi there,

I am a new Mustachian so take my advice with a grain of salt. :) But I'm also a former-anti-mustachian-pro-consumerist. What has helped me most to "see the light" is actually reading simplicity & minimalist blogs and books. Miss Minimalist, A Minimalist Woman, Courtney Carver, Leo Babauta. All are great IMO & I think have a lot of MMM-ish principles.

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 02:59:17 PM »
Man vs. Debt started out as a blog by a man named Baker, but is now most posts are written by a woman named Joan. It's a fantastic blog either way.  Be sure to check out Baker's TED talk while you're there.

http://www.manvsdebt.com

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 03:22:18 PM »
Hi there,

I am a new Mustachian so take my advice with a grain of salt. :) But I'm also a former-anti-mustachian-pro-consumerist. What has helped me most to "see the light" is actually reading simplicity & minimalist blogs and books. Miss Minimalist, A Minimalist Woman, Courtney Carver, Leo Babauta. All are great IMO & I think have a lot of MMM-ish principles.

Great list, thanks! Love The Minimalist Woman already.

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Re: Financial blogs for ladies?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 05:58:37 PM »
Hey, thanks for the recommendations everyone!

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 10:03:12 PM »
My original guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade got me interested in budgeting and actually thinking about my money and where it was going.  I've since graduating to the MMM level but it was a fantastic start.

http://www.gailvazoxlade.com/articles.html
http://www.gailvazoxlade.com/questions.html
http://gailvazoxlade.com/blog/

I also highly recommend her tv shows Til Debt do us Part and Princess.

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2014, 05:04:20 AM »
Yeah Gail!

My original guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade got me interested in budgeting and actually thinking about my money and where it was going.  I've since graduating to the MMM level but it was a fantastic start.

http://www.gailvazoxlade.com/articles.html
http://www.gailvazoxlade.com/questions.html
http://gailvazoxlade.com/blog/

I also highly recommend her tv shows Til Debt do us Part and Princess.

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Re: Financial blogs for ladies?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2014, 05:40:07 AM »
Wow, thanks. I love frugal blogs and there are a few there that were new to me. :)

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2014, 07:22:38 AM »

Yeah Gail!

My original guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade got me interested in budgeting and actually thinking about my money and where it was going.  I've since graduating to the MMM level but it was a fantastic start.

http://www.gailvazoxlade.com/articles.html
http://www.gailvazoxlade.com/questions.html
http://gailvazoxlade.com/blog/

I also highly recommend her tv shows Til Debt do us Part and Princess.

I love how the Cdns are mentioning Gail!  She was my original guru too.  I really like her shows.  Even though they are made in Canada, I am sure an American audience can relate to them. 

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Re: Financial blogs for ladies?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2014, 08:41:24 AM »
www.JLCollinsNH.com has several blog posts written in the format of a "letter to his daughter" that would be great for teaching her about investing.
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2014, 08:55:34 AM »
Frugalstudents.blogspot.com is a blog for students....

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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2014, 12:03:17 PM »
www.JLCollinsNH.com has several blog posts written in the format of a "letter to his daughter" that would be great for teaching her about investing.

Ah yes. I love his site. Didn't think to mention it to her as it is mainly about investing, but I think you make a good point. Looking back I actually read a lot of sites like this before I had any money to invest. Thanks!

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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2014, 03:11:47 PM »
A couple of my most favorite blogs are written by fellow female MMM'ers.

http://smallthingsgood.com/

http://skinnyflints.tumblr.com/