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Four Personal Finance and Retirement Blogs We Love

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There are an array of topics that we cover on our blog here at Accuplan, but there are multiple blogs that we read almost daily, and they’re all fantastic, but here are just four of our favorites.

The Empowered Dollar

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Creator of the blog, Stephanie, is a twenty-something who loves to blog, loves to draw and loves to help people with their money.

Personal finance changed the way I view the world. When I graduated from college, I was making barely minimum wage with over $30,000 in debt to my name. I knew something had to change so I took control of my finances and started helping others do the same. I started the Empowered Dollar to chronicle my journey of paying off almost $35,000 in student loans in under 4 years and bring a little more doodling into the personal finance world.


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Mr. Money Mustache


Mr. Money Mustache is a thirtysomething retiree who now writes about how we can all live a frugal yet Badass life of leisure.

My wife and I studied engineering and computer science in Canada, then worked in standard tech-industry cubicle jobs in various locations throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s.

Then we retired from real work way back in 2005 in order to start a family. This was achieved not through luck or amazing skill, but simply by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than most of our peers and investing the surplus in very boring conservative Vanguard index funds and a rental house or two.

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Afford Anything

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The founder of Afford Anything, Paula Pant, resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, but she’s traveled to over 35 countries. She’s passionate about yoga, hiking, animals, investing, and podcasting, among many other things.

When she graduated from college, she was lucky enough to land what she thought was her dream job. She worked as a newspaper reporter in a beautiful town in Colorado, liked her job, and loved who she worked with. But there were underlying issues: She was underpaid and overworked. And fed up.

At her dream job in 2005, she was making just over $20,000/yr, but tried to make the best of the situation. Regardless of living below her means, Paula was still was able to make a 15% contribution to her 401(k), and had no debt. She was happy, but her life lacked something fundamental. Freedom.

Find out how Paula planned her escape from the mundane, and found her freedom.

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Learn Vest

In 2009, Alexa von Tobel dropped out of business school to start LearnVest. With a dedicated team of financial planners, behavior experts, and tech gurus, LearnVest brings you a plan for your money at a fraction of the typical cost.

Money is central to our lives

We make tons of financial decisions every day. Wouldn’t it feel good to make those choices with confidence? Unfortunately, many existing financial planning services are kind of like doctors who only treat healthy patients. They’re geared toward those already walking in the door with financial success rather than to the rest of us who might not even know where to start.

LearnVest is here to change that.

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