All-Star Pioneers

The All-Star team has traveled far and wide (virtually) to identify voices in the blogging community that we love. Here we highlight some truly unique writers who come fully loaded with an attitude and a point of view, who clearly love their followers, and who share our desire to make the world smarter, happier, and richer. They are the pioneers who inspire their readers to improve their financial journeys, and helped develop an engaged personal finance community for the good of all.

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Tiffany Aliche

The Budgetnista

Beloved as The Budgetnista, Tiffany seeks to empower women and provide them with access to tools and resources necessary for creating a better life.

Peter Adeney

Mr. Money Mustache

Unquestionably the most recognizable item of facial hair in the industry, Mr. Money Mustache retired around 30 and has been helping others to do the same ever since.

Jim Collins

A blogger on FIRE, Jim is a natural storyteller who infuses the lessons that lead to financial independence with humor and heart.

Chelsea Fagan

The Financial Diet

The founder and face of The Financial Diet site and YouTube channel, Chelsea pulls no punches in her mission to get women talking openly and honestly about money.

Robert Farrington

The College Investor

Robert was an early and innovative voice in helping his readers at The College Investor shed the anchor of student loan debt and prepare for financial success.

Ryan Guina

The Military Wallet

Founder of and a member of the Air National Guard, Ryan is a key voice in helping military members make the most of their money at The Military Wallet.

Tanja Hester

Our Next Life

An icon in the FIRE movement, Tanja has shown readers her books and her Our Next Life blog how to retire early “the non-penny-pinching way.”

Kitty & Piggy

Bitches Get Riches

The hilarious, unflinching, and unapologetic Kitty and Piggy at Bitches Get Riches help thousands of young women: Finance. Feminism. No f**ks given.

Harlan L. Landes

The Plutus Foundation

Founder of one of the very first blogs in the space, Consumerism Commentary, Harlan has played a leading role in the community through his Plutus Foundation and its yearly industry awards – all aimed at enhancing financial literacy and empowerment.

Erin Lowry

Broke Millennial

#GYFLT. Erin has helped a generation of young millennials to “get your financial life together” with practical, nonjudgmental guidance at Broke Millennial.

Tai & Talaat McNeely

His and Her Money

Touted as America’s #1 Money Couple, Tai and Talaat use His and Her Money in their mission to get couples aligned in their money goals on the path to financial freedom.

Jonathan Mendonsa & Brad Barrett


Jonathan & Brad are key players in the FIRE movement, focusing on intentional living on their ChooseFI podcasts, YouTube channel, and blog.

Paula Pant

Afford Anything

Paula preaches “You can afford anything, just not everything.” Her Afford Anything blog gives inspiration to fans who want to follow in her footsteps and escape the 9-to-5.

J. Money

Budgets Are Sexy

The man, the myth, the mohawk. Creator of Budgets Are Sexy and Rockstar Finance, J. Money has taken up residence at the heart of the blogging community.

Randy Petersen

Boarding Area

A pioneer in travel websites, Randy is the founder of Boarding Area. He works tirelessly to support bloggers on his platform and spread the gospel of the frequent flyer.

Jeff Rose

Good Financial Cents

Creator of Good Financial Cents, Jeff is a certified financial planner who encourages his followers to achieve financial freedom through strong money habits.

J.D. Roth

Get Rich Slowly

Launching his Get Rich Slowly site in 2006, J.D. helped set the tone for bloggers who shared their journey from debt to financial freedom.

Grant Sabatier

Millennial Money

Grant offers a simple yet powerful message to his audience at Millennial Money: it’s not about making more money, it’s how to make and use money to live a life you love.

Ramit Sethi

I Will Teach You to Be Rich

A promise as straightforward as it is ambitious, I Will Teach You to Be Rich is the matter-of-fact rallying call for the irreverent Ramit in his popular book and no-BS blog.

Sandy Smith

Yes, I Am Cheap

An engaging voice at her Yes, I Am Cheap blog, Sandy also launched Elevate to help those who are committed to improving the financial lives of people of color.

Jim Wang

Wallet Hacks

The founder of Bargaineering and Wallet Hacks, Jim is a helpful voice who wants to demystify money with practical advice for everyone.