Top 10 Finance Blogs

Here are the Top 10 Finance Blogs I read regularly for general interest, and for valuable insights into the world of investing and money. These are some of the best dividend stock and finance blogs around, and you won’t go wrong adding them to your reading list.

1. Andrew Hallam

Andrew Hallam

Andrew Hallam has been successfully investing for over 20+ years, and is indeed a millionaire teacher, now residing and teaching in Singapore. Through living a frugal lifestyle, using successful investment strategies, and using bonds and index investments as his secret weapon, he has amassed a fortune. Andrew has taken time off from teaching, and is on a mission to empower investors to take control of their own financial education, in his new book – The Millionaire Teacher. You won’t go wrong following the advice and recommendations of this renowned investor.

2. Canadian Couch Potato

Canadian Couch Potato

Dan Bortolotti needs no introduction, as his blog won the Globe & Mail Award for 2011, as best investing blog! When it comes to index investing, and breaking down the nitty-gritty behind every Canadian ETF or Index Fund, you simply won’t find a better resource. Dan has brought the “couch potato” strategy to the forefront with his well researched and exceptional posts. He writes regularly for MoneySense Magazine and the Canadian MoneySaver among others. The Couch Potato is a valuable resource for Canadian investors.

3. My Own Advisor 

My Own Advisor

My Own Advisor is a young Canadian investor on the road to financial freedom, and as his blog title suggests – he is indeed his own advisor! He approaches his investments from a balanced and diversified approach, as I do, blending various index ETFs and solid blue-chip dividend paying stocks.  His prudent and cautious approach will make him the winner at the end of the day. MOA writes posts that are far more interesting than the usual cut-and-dry dividend blogs, so he’s a must read to your blog list!

4. The Wealthy Canadian

The Wealthy Canadian

Although new on the blogging scene since July 2011, this young and retired 30’s millionaire is already making a name for himself among the financial websites. With nearly one new post written per day, you wonder where this wealthy family man gets his inspiration. This is some of the best financial advice around, coming from someone who has a massive investment portfolio. He knows the ins and outs of both investing in dividend stocks and real estate. The wealthy Canadian offers solid and prudent investment strategies for any investor.

5. Dividend Mantra

Dividend Mantra

The Dividend Mantra is a young U.S. investor on the road to financial freedom. He lives a frugal lifestyle, and invests solely in big blue-chip dividend paying stocks. Buffett inspired, he’s not into the standard asset allocation models, bonds, or indexing. He is steadfast in his determination to be wealthy and retired early, and is currently investing 50% of his salary to achieve his goals. His blog is an honest and direct account of his journey, what he spends, and how he invests. There’s no pretence here, and his blog is also a must read!

6. DYI Investor 

Robert Wasilewski has over 30 years experience managing money for both institutional as well as for individual investors. His premise is that markets are basically efficient and individuals are best served by using low cost, low turnover index funds for their investments.  With decades of investment experience, Robert’s blog posts are both informative and provide valuable insights for any investor.  His Amazon reading list is also worth gold!

7. The Passive Income Earner

Passive Income Earner is another investor, on the road to achieving his financial wealth through dividend paying stocks. This Canadian investor has built his portfolio through various DRIP and SPP plans, by buying his shares directly from transfer agents as well as through a discount broker. Transfer agents allow PIE to purchase shares directly through companies for less fees. What makes PIE unique is his meticulous tracking of monthly dividend income. Passive also has a series of excellent dividend analysis posts, mostly on the Canadian banks and telecoms. There’s a lot of great information on this site for Canadian investors. You also know with over 500 RSS subscribers, this blog is worth adding to your reading!

8. The Dividend Guy Blog

The Dividend Guy has been writing in-depth posts, dividend analysis, and other helpful posts since July 2005. There is a wealth of information packed in this website!  Of interest to the dividend investor just starting out, is the free Dividend Investing eBook available for download. Mike is also behind the The Financial Blogger, another well know Canadian site on earning a passive income through the Internet.

9. MoneyCone

MoneyCone is one of my favourite personal finance blogs, covering basically everything money related. From investing, to credit cards and debt, to frugal living, MoneyCone covers it all. This part-time blogger writes posts which are both detailed and exceptionally well written. This blog is on my regular reading list.

10. Afford Anything

Another great finance blog, layered with inspiration and positive motivation. As Paula says in her own words, “Afford Anything is based on one radical idea: No one should let money hinder their dreams.”  As a newspaper editor and reporter by trade, Paula writes about almost everything from investing, to personal finance, annoying cell phones, or travelling the world. With a dividend blog you know what to expect. With Afford Anything you never know what’s around the corner, and that makes for a fun read!

If you didn’t make the list this year, don’t worry. I am now accepting bribes for the 2012 list, as part of my passive income strategy 🙂

23 Responses to “Top 10 Finance Blogs”

  1. The Wealthy Canadian

    Aug 27. 2011

    Whoa! Ninja, I’m totally flattered to be even considered, let alone being featured among your top 10 picks.

    I genuinely appreciate the vote of confidence and a sincere thank you for the huge mention! 🙂

    There’s a couple of blogs you’ve listed that I haven’t visited so I’ll be sure to spend some time checking them out.

    Among those I am aware of, you have certainly listed some amazing blogs that I follow quite often.

    Great stuff and thank again.


  2. The Dividend Ninja

    Aug 28. 2011

    @Wealthy Canadian

    As I commented on your 7-links post, although you have only been blogging for a couple of months, your articles are in-depth and fun to read. Even in that short period of time, your blog is one of the best IMO. Keep up the good work!

  3. My Own Advisor

    Aug 28. 2011


    Geez, I don’t know what to say….

    I’m honoured to be in your top-10!

    All those other blogs, are awesome. I follow TWC, Andrew, Dan and a couple of others more closely because their posts are second to none, but I’m going to check out your other mentions. If you’re recommending them, and they get your attention, they must be quality sites.

    Speaking of quality sites, keep up your own great work. Your latest article in MoneySaver was outstanding.

    Thanks very much for your kind words and support.

    Stay in touch often!

  4. Andrew Hallam

    Aug 28. 2011

    Cheers Ninja!

    And I’m sure that your readers would agree that there’s one missing blog from the list:


    With your in depth analysis of businesses, you have given many readers some fabulous investing options to consider.

  5. Canadian Couch Potato

    Aug 28. 2011

    Ninja, many thanks for including me in your list. Keep fighting the good fight!

  6. The Dividend Ninja

    Aug 28. 2011

    @My Own Advisor

    Your blog is indeed one the best. I thouroughly enjoy reading your posts, and especially those in-depth book reviews. I’m sure my readers who also read your blog would agree 😉 Keep up the good work!

    @Andrew Hallam

    Andrew thanx! Your posts are quite exceptional, as is your knowledge of how markets work, and how to make money in them. I think once people start getting their hands on your book, they are going to be blown away!

  7. The Wealthy Canadian

    Aug 28. 2011

    Andrew could not have said it any better. Your blog is a definitive must-read.

    Thanks again for your comments Ninja, I really appreciate it.


  8. MoneyCone

    Aug 29. 2011

    Awww Ninja! I’m humbled! Thanks much for the endorsement and I didn’t even have to bribe you!! 🙂

  9. The Dividend Ninja

    Aug 29. 2011

    @Canadian Couch Potato, Thanx Dan!

    @TWC, A second thanx 🙂

    @MoneyCone, My pleasure, keep up the good work!

  10. Dividend Mantra

    Aug 29. 2011


    Where do I send payment? Whoops…that was supposed to be hush-hush! 🙂

    Thanks so much for including me. I’m sorry I didn’t respond earlier. I’ve been busy moving into a smaller and cheaper apartment…to…save more money!

    I agree with Andrew. Your blog is the one missing from the list. Thanks again for including me. I’m honored.

  11. The Dividend Ninja

    Aug 29. 2011

    @Dividend Mantra

    Your No.5 spot is already good for this year, but you’ll need to pay much more for 2012 😉 Kidding aside, you’re doing a great job with both your investments and your blog. Mantra, keep up the excellent work!

  12. DIY Investor

    Aug 30. 2011

    I’m honored to have made your list among the excellent choices you made.

  13. The Dividend Ninja

    Aug 30. 2011

    @DIY Investor

    Thanx very much Robert, and especially for your more than generous post today 🙂 Yes I do enjoy your blog posts very much, especially with your 30 years of investment management experience. I really liked your posts you did a while back on Asset Allocation.


  14. The Dividend Ninja

    Sep 08. 2011

    Paula my pleasure 😉 I enjoy your blog, keep up the good work!

  15. Financial God

    Jan 01. 2012

    This is a great list, and I agree with the placement of Andrew Hallam on #1. He might be in Singapore, but he has taught me so much, and I am really glad that he decided to stop by and say hello one day.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Jan 01. 2012

      Financial God Thanx for posting! Yes Andrew is one amazing teacher I am sure, and his book is awesome – No.1 for a reason 🙂

      btw dig your blog, subscribed and will drop by 😉


  16. Dividend Mutual Funds

    Jan 26. 2012

    I just stumbled upon your blog and found this list of wonderful blogs, feels like a goldmine. Thanks for such a wonderful information.


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