Top Personal Finance Blogs of 2012

by Sean Bryant on February 7, 2013

Top Personal Finance Blogs

Over the past three weeks nominations have been coming in to recognize the top personal finance blog of 2012. I couldn’t be more happy with the turnout. As you can see by the number of nominees below, there is no shortage of great personal finance bloggers.

The nominees have now been set and it is officially time to start voting for the top personal finance blog of 2012. The winning blog will be the one that has proven to consistently go above and beyond the rest, in order to help improve its reader’s finances over the past year. This blog may have given you hope that no amount of debt is too big to pay down. Or, help you figure out what steps to take to retire when you want to.

To honor the top personal finance blog, One Smart Dollar and ReadyForZero have teamed up to give away some great prizes to the top three blogs.

1st Place – iPad Mini

2nd Place – $100

3rd Place – $50

We’re not stopping there. We are also going to give the winning blog $100 to give away to one of their readers to help them in their journey to pay down their debt or add to their savings.

Congratulations to all of the nominees and good luck!

NOTE:  You will be allowed to vote up to three times. Voting will end on February 28, 2013.

What Was Your Favorite Personal Finance Blog Of 2012?

Total Voters: 2,982

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Sean Bryant

Sean Bryant created in 2011 to help pass along his knowledge of finance and economics to others. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics he worked as a construction superintendent before jumping into the world of finance. Sean has worked on the trade desk for a commodities brokerage firm, he was a project manager for an investment research company and was a CDO analyst at a big bank. That being said he brings a good understanding of the finance field to the One Smart Dollar community. When not working Sean and he wife are avid world travelers. He enjoys spending time with his daughter Colette and dog Charlie.
  • Greg@ClubThrifty

    Wow! Thanks for the nomination! Glad to be in this sort of company:)

  • J. Money

    Coolness – thx guys :)

  • Leslie Beslie

    Can I suggest either having the chceckboxes closer to the nominees or color alternate each row. It is a bit difficult to see which one goes where.

  • Grayson @ Debt Roundup

    I am happy to be included. Great list of blogs.

  • CanadianBudgetBinder

    Thanks for the nomination, much appreciated. Cheers!

  • lisa

    i voted good luck

  • Lauren Bee

    Thank you for the nomination! I’m so excited!

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  • AvgJoeMoney

    Is this the part where I show a little leg to get more votes?

    • FrugalPortland

      put that away, Joe!

      • http://Www.Plantingourpennies.Com/ Mrs PoP @ PlantingOurPennies

        dude! show the leg!

    • Sean @

      You can do whatever you would like :-)

  • FrugalPortland

    cool idea, Sean, thanks!

  • Jacob @ iHeartBudgets

    Wow, I’m honored. Pretty sure Average Joe’s going to walk away with this, but I’ll see if I can convince people that I ghost write all of his content and to vote for me 😉

  • Sean @

    Yeah we struggled most of yesterday to figure out what was wrong with the boxes with no success.

    • thisthatand themba

      I had people saying same things…so if you are around me maybe you got some votes.. :-)

  • Christopher@ThisThatandtheMBA

    Wow this is cool to be included!!!

  • Chris Holdheide

    Thanks so much for including me, I am so honored to have been chosen nominee.

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  • Tara Crawford

    i voted for CBB you rock

  • Daniel Packer

    Thanks for including me, I’m honored to be in the running!

  • John

    Sean, I didn’t see your blog in there so I was forced to vote for someone else. :) GL to the winner!

    • Sean @

      The public took care of all of the nominations and both myself and ReadyForZero are not eligible…conflict of interest :-)

  • Michelle

    Thanks for including me!

  • Kim

    That’s quite a list to be included with. Thanks for the nomination.

  • Jen Peacock

    Canadian Budget Binder is the BEST!!!!

  • Lori Novak

    Love these sites!

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  • Money Soldiers

    I voted for my own blog, Money Soldiers. Twice. I rock! :)

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  • Jason Price

    Awesome! Thankful to be included here.

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  • Christine Hunt

    I seem to be unable to do a 2nd vote, I voted yesterday around 5ish, is there a set time between voting? thanks in advance

  • Mary F. Campbell

    I can’t get back in to do vote #2. :-( Are there some rules I am not aware of? Thank you!

    • Sean @ One Smart Dollar

      You are only allowed to vote once, but you can put in votes for up to three blogs.

  • tammy jeffery

    WTG GanadianBudgetNinder keep getting them votes!!!! Well earned.

  • Insurance gal

    How do we vote more than once?

  • Tony@YouOnlyDoThisOnce

    So honored to be a part of this. Thanks for hosting, and good luck to everyone!!

  • The Frugal Path

    That’s a great list of PF blogs. I’m honored to be nominated.

  • Eddie | Save Money

    Quite the list.
    Thanks for the nomination, Even though I won’t win, I’m proud to be part of this amazing group!! Good luck all!

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  • Miss T

    Thank you so much for the nomination. It is an honour to be included.

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  • Invest Guru

    Thirty Six Months is my Fav. My Vote is for it.

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  • Susan Thornton

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥I agree,…♥Canadian Budget Binder♥ is the BEST!♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Amy Heffernan

    Canadian Budget Binder is AWESOME!!

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  • Sean @ One Smart Dollar

    please send it to

  • Ashley

    Thank you for the nomination! Looking forward to reading the other blogs!

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