With thousands of experts sharing lifestyle and financial tips around the web, it can be hard to know where you should turn. And while we hope you make Level Money one of your go-to resources (and use the app), there are tons of blogs publishing excellent advice that can help you live a happy, fulfilled life – and we want you to take advantage of them! Here are some of our favorites (in no particular order), that are worth checking out.
Love Brown Sugar
Christina Brown’s exudes great energy and enthusiasm through her blog, reminding us that being happy and doing what we love doesn’t require having a ton of cash. Her lifestyle posts focus on fashion and beauty for multicultural women with an emphasis on self-empowerment – a goal many of us can relate to whether we want to achieve financial independence, take charge of our career, or be more confident in our appearance.
While you’re visiting Love Brown Sugar, be sure to check out her recent post on choosing happiness. Christina inspires us to look beyond our wallets when we’re seeking happiness and provides her insight from visiting destitute neighborhoods around the world. She shares, “[These people had] less money, less opportunity, less technology, less everything. But still had an excitement for life that was unmistakable.“ A good reminder for us all!
The Budget Savvy Bride
With wedding season around the corner, now is a great time for brides- and grooms-to-be to check out this blog by Jessica Bishop. With money-saving tips on everything from wedding dresses to catering and decor, this is a great place to learn how to spend less dough without giving up on the wedding of your dreams.
While you’re perusing Jessica’s blog, be sure to check out the detailed cost breakdown of real life weddings whether your budget is $1,000 or $20,000. Saying yes to love doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.
Budgets are Sexy
We know that balancing your budget probably doesn’t top your list of favorite activities, but J. Money adds his own flair to financial advice that makes mundane money topics a bit more interesting (and sometimes even fun!). Whether you’re looking for ideas on how to make money on the side, tips for retiring early, or new ways to save or invest your hard-earned dollars, J.Money offers his advice in spades on “a personal finance blog that won’t put you to sleep.”
While you’re there, be sure to check out one of his most popular posts on Triggers to Hack your Life & Money. From saving more of your income, to working out regularly, to being more productive at work, creating and sticking to good habits isn’t easy. This post recommends incorporating items in our day-to-day lives that can help remind and encourage us to do something specific.
The Broke and Beautiful Life
Stefanie O’Connell is committed to helping young adults achieve financial greatness, and that dedication certainly comes through on her blog. From posts on how financial technology can help millennials save for retirement to what “The American Dream” means for our generation, Stefanie knows what Gen Y cares about and creates consistent, compelling content with us in mind.
If you like what you see on her blog, be sure to check out her book The Broke and Beautiful Life: Small Town Budget, Big City Dreams. Punctuated with humor, insight, and essential money management lessons, Stefanie shares her story of becoming unemployed while living in NYC and the lessons she learned along the way.
Do you have a favorite lifestyle or financial blog we missed? Feel free to share it with us in the comments below or on Twitter or Facebook.
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