The 99 Best Personal Finance Posts of 2012

2012 marks my first full year as a personal finance blogger. In addition to everything I’ve written here, I’ve discovered a huge number of finance blogs that I’ve come to be a big fan of reading myself. So with 2012 winding down, I thought I’d take some time out and recognize some of the great posts I’ve read on other sites this year.

So without further adieu, here are the 99 Best Personal Finance Posts of 2012!



The First Million is the Hardest (Twitter: @1stmillionblog)

Is it selfish to start this list off with my own posts? Maybe, but I’m making the rules here! Here are five of my favorite posts that I’ve written on The First Million is the Hardest this year.

 Financial Samurai (Twitter: @financialsamura)

 Retire By 40 (Twitter: @retirebyforty)

Money Under 30 (Twitter: @MoneyUnder30)

Mr. Money Mustache (Twitter: @mrmoneymustache)

Planting Our Pennies (Twitter: @pennyplanters)

  • How We Bought a $50k Duplex – The PoPs share their story of buying an investment property. It’s highly entertaining and a must read for anyone considering buying a rental property.
  • How to go From Minimum Wage to $80k in a Year – Who says philosophy majors never amount to anything? Mr PoP’s tale of taking control of his career and finding his inner salesman.
  • How Much Does Your Family Know About Your Money? – Talking about money can put a strain on any relationship. But how open should you be with your family about your finances, and is it really any of their business?
  • Income Inequality In Relationships – Does it matter if one partner makes more money than the other? How would it affect your relationship?
  • Why We Don’t Itemize Our Taxes – Itemizing isn’t always the way to go. Sometimes taking the standard deduction is the best option on your tax return.

 Reach Financial Independence (Twitter: @RFIndependence)

Edward Antrobus (Twitter: @edwardra3)

WorkSaveLive (Twitter: @worksavelive)

The Money Principle (Twitter: @moneyprinciple)

Broke-Ass Mommy (Twitter: @JennaL)

Master The Art of Saving (Twitter: @MasterTAOSaving)

Street Smart Finance (Facebook: Street Smart Finance)

Money After Graduation (Twitter: @MoneyAfterGrad)

Canadian Budget Binder (Twitter: @CanadianBudgetB)

FI Fighter (Twitter: @FI_Fighter)

L Bee and the Moneytree (Twitter: @LBeeMoneytree)

  • On Money and Sex – Do rich men “perform” better? Are the rich or poor more satisfied with their love lives? Does more money equal more sex?
  • Two Savings Rules to Live By – There are only two, so you know it’ll be easy to remember…check them out!
  • The Great Gift Cards Debate – Gift cards as a gift…do you love it or hate it? Weigh in on the debate!
  • Three Things My Mother Taught Me About Personal Finance – No one shapes our personalities more than our mothers. Our finances are no different.
  • The Currency That Isn’t Cash – Reputation – Reputations are hard to change once they’ve been earned. Actions speak louder than words and we should all be mindful of how we present ourselves to others.

Club Thrifty (Twitter: @ClubThrifty)

Dollar Versity (Twitter: @dollarversity)

Good Financial Cents (Twitter: @jeffrose)

But wait! There’s more! I’m a round numbers kind of guy, so you didn’t really think I’d leave you with just 99 posts, did you?!

Number 100 comes to use courtesy of Jeff Rose at Good Financial Cents, along with 140+ other finance bloggers (including yours truly!).

  • The Roth IRA Movement – The personal finance blogging world comes together to get out the word on the greatness that is the Roth IRA!

So there you have it. 100 of the best personal finance posts from 2012. I apologize to all the great bloggers out there who I didn’t get a chance to recognize here. I could have easily done a top 1000 posts with all the great blogs that are out there, but I had to cut things off somewhere!

Have a personal finance post that you read this year and absolutely loved? Add it to the list by mentioning it in the comments! 


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I hope everyone has had a great 2012, and I wish you all a safe and prosperous 2013! 

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24 Responses to The 99 Best Personal Finance Posts of 2012

  1. what a great idea mate. Thanks for putting this all together and including Canadian Budget Binder! I’ll be sure to share this with my fans!! Cheers Mr.CBB

  2. You may have just made my year by including me in this- Thanks so much for the mentions!!

  3. So flattered to be included! What a great list =)

  4. funancials says:

    Very cool what you did here. Thanks for pulling everything together. Now I just have to clear out my weekend so I have time to read them all.

  5. Wow. That is a monster list. Must have taken ages to assemble. Thanks!

  6. Thanks guys! I’ve enjoyed reading you all throughout the year!

  7. Pauline says:

    Great list and fantastic job putting it together, thank you so much for including my posts!

  8. FI Fighter says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I appreciate the mention 😉


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  10. Shilpan says:

    I am both humbled and honored for the mention! Happy new year, my friend!!

  11. Great list. Thanks for the mention (I did the early retirement beginners guide on Mr CBB’s site).

  12. Holy %^$& balls! What a wicked compilation with some pretty gnarly financial bloggers included. I am bookmarking to return and soak in all of this awesome-ness. What a fabulous introduction to lesser-known sites as well.

    Thank you for the inclusion, sir, and happy New Year!!

  13. What a post! Definitely some interesting looking titles there, might have to check out a few of those posts.

    Happy New Year, and all the best for 2013!

  14. Sam says:

    Thanks for the inclusion mate. Sent out a tweet when you posted it.

    I’m very impressed with your capital accumulation from your latest post for 2012 review!

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  20. Thank you so much for including Pauline’s posts!

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