A quick Google search for personal finance blogs will provide you with a long list of content written by males. But they are not the only one’s with a voice (or opinion) related to personal finance. So I’ve curated a list of female Canadian Personal Finance blogs.
Everyone Has a Story
When I first started thinking about creating a blog I was super intimidated. I had read a lot of great blogs from some excellent writers and thought that I could never compare to them. I had a serious case of imposter syndrome.
Then I realized something, I didn’t have to compare to them. I was not competing with other blogs. Nobody could tell my story better than I could. And there are people out there that may relate to me, my story and how I share information.
Stories are proven to increase understanding of information and help to build relationships. By telling my story I hope to help spread the information that I have learned along my journey. When I read other people’s blogs I feel more connected to the writer through their stories.
Canadian Personal Finance Blog Deep Dive
My blog identifies as both a personal finance blog with a mom focus. I prefer to write more about personal finance from a mom’s perspective than have an exclusive “mommy blog.”
As I dove deeper down the personal finance rabbit hole I started to notice a few things. One, there is a lot of American specific content but not as much Canadian. Two, there are a lot of male written blogs as well as some female written ones. And three, everyone’s story, although about personal finance, was unique to them.
Although none of the personal finance blogs are written by someone in the exact same position as me, I can personally relate to all the mom’s out there writing about money.
Inspired by Angela at Tread Lightly Retire Early, I’ve decided to compile a list of Female Canadian Personal Finance Bloggers. Some of these ladies are mommas and some are not. But all of them use their blog platform to share their story and knowledge related to personal finance.
There are a lot of great male bloggers out there too when it comes to Canadian personal finance content. But sometimes women just deal with money differently. We need a community in which we can share our stories and relate to each other.
If you are not following these wonderful women, check out their blogs. You may find something that resonates with you.
Sarah is a millennial living in Edmonton who works in finance and blogs as a creative outlet to share her knowledge. Her writing is very approachable and full of actionable tips.
Fun Fact – Sarah is an avid Edmonton Oilers fan.
Alyssa is an award-winning blogger and momma to a little girl. She works from home and shares her tips and tricks for navigating that. She chronicles her journey with a focus on multiple streams of income.
Fun Fact – Alyssa is a published author. Her book is: The 100 Day Financial Goal Journal.
GYM is a long-time blogger based out of Vancouver and momma to 2 little ones. There is a ton of useful Canadian content on this blog, both in the personal finance realm and in the momma/parenting realm.
Fun Fact – GYM was the creator of one of the top Canadian personal finance blogs: Young and Thrifty.
Chrissy is a stay at home mom in Vancouver who is writing about her journey to FI. Some of the highlights of what she writes about are financial independence, frugality, and homestays.
Fun Fact – Chrissy also has a Podcast titled ExploreFI Canada.
Bridgette Casey is the founder and CEO of Money After Graduation. This is a blog that I was unaware of before researching for this list. That doesn’t mean it is a new blog. Money After Graduation is full of lots of relevant easy to read content with a focus on paying down debt, saving money and increasing income.
Fun Fact – Bridgette Casey is a single mom to a sweet daughter.
Money in Your Tea is a newer blog full of Canadian content. Kari is sharing her journey as a new blogger and has lot of great tips and tricks for saving and earning money.
Fun Fact – Money in Your Tea is named after something Kari’s grandmother used to say.
I was first introduced to Desirae Odjick of Half Banked through the Canadian Financial Summit. Although I am not yet a regular reader of her blog, it keeps coming up for me. I think this is the universe telling me I really need to read Desirae’s content.
Fun Fact – Desirae is a huge lover of dogs (and who isn’t for how cute they are:)
Jessica Moorhouse was one of the first blogs that I was introduced written by a woman on Canadian topics. She has expanded her blog and has a podcast as well (Mo’ Money Podcast) and has recently expanded again into the YouTube domain.
Fun Fact – Jessica is an Accredited Financial Counselor.
Miss Mod Mil is an anonymous blogger in Quebec. I was first introduced to her content through a course that we were both taking together this summer. She writes about how she transitioned to being able to work from home at her job and shares a lot of her personal finance numbers.
Fun Fact – Miss Mod writes her blog in both English and French.
Freedom 101 is a blog written by both Mike & Phia, although from what I can tell Phia writes the majority of the posts. I love that the focus of Freedom 101 is on the importance of time and not just money. Mike & Phia has also achieved financial independence so they add a unique voice to the Canadian view of this.
Fun Fact – Phia is a former ice hockey player who moved away from home at 15 to play. She even traveled to Australia to play ice hockey for Team Australia.
Modern FImily is a blog that keeps appearing for me. I think that is probably because of the quality of content that Court publishes. She is also super active on Instagram and within the FI community. Court and Nic share their story as an LGBTQ+ family who has achieved financial independence.
Fun Fact – Court is a dual citizen (both Canadian and American).
Casual Money Talk is Flora Pang’s blog where she documents her journey towards financial independence. She is is very open and transparent on her blog about her goals and all her numbers. If you like looking behind the scenes and knowing someone’s expenses and net worth then check out Flora’s blog.
Fun Fact – Flora speaks 3 languages and is an avid true-crime podcast listener.
Best Money Mom is a blog written by Christen, a mom to four daughters. Similar to this blog, Christen writes about personal finance from a mom’s perspective. If you are a new mom wondering how to save money on baby stuff then check out Christen’s blog.
Fun Fact – Christen is a former CBC journalist who is now an elementary school French teacher.
Bella Wanana is the founder of Bella’s Money Cafe. She has a great “About Me” page that outlines her mission, vision and values. My can appreciate her desire to be authentic on her blog as that is one of my values too.
Fun Fact – Bella is currently pursuing her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in her spare time.
Living Smart and Thrifty is a newer blog from Yetunde Akindele. This blog features many different Canadian product reviews. Yetunde is a new Canadian focused on helping other new Canadians with their personal finances.
Fun Fact – Yetunde has a Bachelors degree in Pharmacy.
I stumbled across this blog one day and absolutely love the name. Our Bill Pickle follows the debt pay off journey of Tara and Jeff as written by Tara. They have already paid off an impressive amount of debt and continue to share their story.
Fun Fact – Tara is not a lover of Math and states: “one of the happiest days of my high school career was when I found out Math 12 was not a graduation requirement.”
Compiling this list has exposed me to some new blogs. And made me realize that a lot of the female Canadian bloggers I’m aware of are millennials just like me. This may be one of the reasons I’m attracted to their stories and content.
Reading all of these blogs has inspired me; these ladies can write! I am humbled by their content and hope to add to the conversation as a new member of the Canadian personal finance community.
I am happy to see how long this list is, but I’m sure I have missed some. If you know of a blog that should be on this list, please send me an email and let me know. I will continually keep this list updated.
We all have a story to share and finding a message or a situation that is similar to our own personal one can be very motivating.
My goal in sharing this list is that it is a place where everyone can find someone that they can relate to. Personal finance isn’t all that difficult of a concept, but it is exactly that, personal. There is no one size fits all solution to any money concept.
All of the bloggers that I have had any form of interaction with have been so amazing and supportive. Take some time to go check out their blogs and read their content.
Let’s continue to read and support these Canadian Female Personal Finance blogs.
What about you? What is a takeaway you have gotten from one of these blogs?