Celebrating My Favorite Female Bloggers

Celebrating Female Bloggers |

My good friend, Shannon, from Financially Blonde invited us to celebrate our favorite female bloggers as part of Women’s History Month. It’s an honor to recognize such a smart, savvy and fun group of bloggers who inspire me and I consider to be friends, even though we’ve never met face-to-face.

The hardest part was choosing who to highlight because there are so many worthy candidates. In the end, I chose those who were the early adopters. Their comments, retweets and support kept me going when I wasn’t sure if anyone but me cared about children and money. šŸ™‚ I’m grateful that so many of you do.

Top 5 Favorite Female Bloggers

These ladies make laugh and inspire me every day.

Tonya at Budget and The Beach

Tonya is a fellow South Bay gal and beach lover, like me. I love how real Tonya is on her blog. She doesn’t pretend life is perfect when it’s not, but she also never wallows when life throws her a curveball or two. She creates amazing videos, professionally and on her blog (support her Patreon campaign) and she is always on my must-read list.

Website: Budget on the Beach

Holly at Club Thrifty

Holly is a Mom to two beautiful girls and a straight shooter. She always makes me laugh, sometimes a little too hard. šŸ™‚ She’s a pro at travel hacking and built a very successful freelance business. I am so proud of her and can’t wait to see what she does next.

Website: Club Thrifty

Kim at Eyes on the Dollar

Kim is an optometrist, Mom and budding real estate baron. She went from playing “keep up” and stressed to reclaiming her life. Now no longer burdened with consumer debt, she focuses her attention on growing her wealth and doing the things she enjoys the most.

Website: Eyes on the Dollar

Laurie at the Frugal Farmer

Laurie is a Mom who traded the burbs for a less consumer-driven life as a homesteader. She and her family are working diligently to eliminate their consumer debt. I always appreciate how inspiring Laurie is while also being honest about their struggles to get out of debt.

Website: The Frugal Farmer

Shannon from Financially Blonde

And finally, I have to acknowledge my sister in spirit ā€” a fellow Shannon, blonde, Mom and financial advisor. I love how she call us twinsies, partly because she is younger than me! Her posts feel like you’re sitting down with a friend, because you are. This is a blog where you want to hangout and soak up Shannon’s knowledge and positivity.

Website: Financially Blonde

Some More Outstanding Bloggers

There are too many great women to highlight, but here are few other amazing women that you should get to know: Natalie from The Finance Girl, Anna from Are Ya Gonna Eat That, Stefanie from The Broke and Beautiful Life, Dee from Color Me Frugal, Cat from Budget Blonde, Liz from Budgeting for More, Hayley at Disease Called Debt, Erin from Broke Millennial, Kayla from Shoeaholic No More, Mrs. FrugalWoods from FrugalWoods, Pauline from Reach Financial Independence, Michelle from Making Sense of Cents, Michelle from Shop My Closet Project and Michelle from Fit is the New Poor.

Thank You for Sharing Your Wisdom

Sometimes the internet can be a difficult place, full of negativity and put downs. These ladies have helped form a community of positive women who seek to inspire and support both men and women. I am honored to be a part of this community and thank each of them for sharing their knowledge, humor and realness with us.


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March 6, 2015  •  21 Comments  •  Finance

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  1. Friday, March 6th, 2015
    I am SO happy that you joined in on the fun Shannon, and really appreciate you acknowledging me. I do consider you my twin and think we look about the same age. :-) I love what you do on your blog and I love that we both share a passion for promoting financial literacy to people young and old. :-) Keep up the great work!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, March 8th, 2015
      Thank you for once again helping us celebrate women bloggers. :) And you had me at we look the same age! Thank you for all the great work you are doing on your blog and with your clients. We're making a difference!
  2. Friday, March 6th, 2015
    Great list! All great women AND bloggers :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, March 8th, 2015
      Very true, Catherine!
  3. Friday, March 6th, 2015
    Thanks for the mention, Shannon! Maybe I should still put one of these together, but likely my list would probably include the majority of the same ones, haha. PS: You might want to check your links. The ones in the list at the bottom all ran together somehow :(

    Have a great weekend!!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, March 8th, 2015
      Go for it, Kayla! I'm sure there would still be people that I don't know and now would. I always find new people to follow from lists like these. And thanks for the head's up on the link issue. Tanya took care of it! :)
  4. Friday, March 6th, 2015
    Thank you so much Shannon! I'm so honored to be on your list (and in such great company) and so happy we've connected as bloggers! Looking forward to meeting you in person!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, March 8th, 2015
      You're welcome, Tonya! We definitely have to connect some time!
  5. Saturday, March 7th, 2015
    What a fabulous list! I'm honored to be included. I find it inspiring how many women are writing about personal finance--it's such an important aspect of life and I think it's vital to have perspectives from both men and women. Thank you for this!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, March 8th, 2015
      I agree, Mrs. Frugalwoods. There are so many inspiring women writing about personal, which is great and I hope it encourages young women to also consider a career in finance too. It's very fulfilling, although I am biased. ;)
  6. Saturday, March 7th, 2015
    Girl power! This is a great list Shannon. Tonya and KK are my favorites.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, March 8th, 2015
      Girl power is right! :)
  7. Saturday, March 7th, 2015
    Thank you for the inclusion in such a great list Shannon. Your blog rocks too!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, March 8th, 2015
      You're welcome, Pauline!
  8. Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
    Thanks so much! Girl power!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, March 12th, 2015
      You're welcome, Holly!
  9. Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
    Thanks for the shout out Shannon! :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, March 12th, 2015
      You're welcome, Stefanie!
  10. Thursday, March 19th, 2015
    Wow! What a great list!
    "Sometimes the internet can be a difficult place, full of negativity and put downs. These ladies have helped form a community of positive women who seek to inspire and support both men and women. I am honored to be a part of this community and thank each of them for sharing their knowledge, humor and realness with us."

    There have never been truer words spoken!

    Because of those last few sentences, these incredible female bloggers have a new fan in me and Feminine Collective!

    Thank you!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, March 19th, 2015
      Fantastic, Julie! I am a positive by nature and love surrounding myself with others who want to leave the world a better place too. These ladies are fabulous and worthy of the feminine collective!
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