20 Personal Finance Influencers You Should Follow on Twitter
Let the financial nerds unite! The fourth annual Financial Bloggers Conference, more commonly known as Fincon, just wrapped up in New Orleans with more than 600 self-proclaimed financial nerds in attendance (and yes, I am one of those proud nerds).
With so many amazing personal finance bloggers and experts in attendance, it might seen impossible to know who you need to follow. Don't worry. I got your back. Here's a breakdown of the top 20 Influencers from Fincon you must follow on Twitter.
1. Farnoosh Torabi
Toarbi (nicknamed "Noosh") is a financial reporter, money strategist, TV and web host and author of three books: "You're So Money -– Live Rich Even When You're Not," "Psych Yourself Rich: Get the Mindset & Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life" and "When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women." She's also a frequent financial contributor to Yahoo (YHOO), "Today," ABC and women's magazines, including Glamour, Marie Claire and All You.
A recent tweet: "Being a female primary breadwinner can seem like a sort of social experiment." #whenshemakesmore " -- @FARNOOSH, Sept. 20
2. Casey Bond
Bond is a personal finance writer and the managing editor for GoBankingRates.com. She's obsessed with zombie movies and is an aspiring crazy cat lady.
A recent tweet: "How a Fun Work Day Can Increase Your #Savings ↑ http://ow.ly/BJ2JC #GBR " -- @Go_Casey, Sept. 20
3. Ruth Soukup
Chief proprietor at LivingWellSpendingLess.com -- a blog that draws more than 1.2 million unique visitors a month -- Soukup is also the author of an ebook titled "How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul)." She appears regularly on Southwest Florida's "WINK News" and writes a bimonthly column for Harbor Style magazine. Her next book, "Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life," will be released Dec. 30.
A recent tweet: "The Ten Big Money Mistakes You Might Be Making http://bit.ly/BigMoneyMistakes ... " -- @RuthSoukup, Sept. 20
4. Murray Newlands
Newlands is an entrepreneur, writer, author and adviser who runs an international marketing agency in San Francisco. He was named one of 50 favorite online-marketing influencers of 2014 by entrepreneur.com. He is also a columnist at Inc., Entrepreneur, Venture Beat, Search Engine Journal, Technorati and Your Story.
A recent tweet: "A team aligned behind a vision will move mountains. Sell them on... http://zoot.li/ut33 #kevinrose #team" -- @MurryNewlands, Sept. 19
5. Steve Chou
Chou and his wife Jennifer created an online store -- Bumblebee Linens -- so that Jennifer could quit her dreaded day job. The goal was for Bumblebee to replace her $100,000 annual salary within one year, allowing her to stay home and care for their children. The online store exceeded their expectations and led to the launch of Steve's website, MyWifeQuitHerJob.com -- get the connection? Steve now spends much of his time training and coaching others to do just what he and Jennifer did, but without the steep learning curve.
A recent tweet: "Punch Fear In The Mouth - 5 Actions You Can Apply To Start Your Business Today http://bit.ly/R56AB7" -- @mywifequit, Sept. 18
6. Bob Lotich
Lotich is the founder of ChristianPF.com, a personal finance blog he create to let readers get control of their money, pay off debt, save more and give more than they ever dreamed possible -- with all advice given from a Christian-centric perspective. He is the author of two books: "Managing Money God's Way: A 31-Day Devotional" and "How to Save Money: A 21-Day Challenge to Save $500/Month."
A recent tweet: "Why Money Doesn't Solve Money Problems http://christianpf.com/money-doesn ..." -- @ChristianPF, Aug. 27
7. Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache describes himself as "a thirty-something retiree who now writes about how we can all lead a frugal yet badass life of leisure." He founded MrMoneyMustache.com to show others the road to financial freedom that comes from living on 50 percent less than your peers and investing the difference in index funds and rental property.
A recent tweet: "From today's incoming search traffic: "Is a 40 min commute OK for $11.25 an hour?" To whomever asked that, the answer is "HOLY CRAP NO!!!!!"" -- @mrmoneymustache, Aug. 27
Delgado leads and builds online communities for Experian (EXPN). He also started his own blog, MikeDelgado.org where he writes about community building, content marketing, content curation, leadership, productivity and creating more value for the people and businesses we work for.
A recent tweet: "To achieve a dream, build a bridge. This means, have plan, recycle materials, build as you go @JeffGoins #fincon14" -- @mikedelgado, Sept. 19
9. Mandi Woodruff
Woodruff is a personal finance correspondent at Yahoo (YHOO) and Yahoo!Finance. She's an occasional triathlete who lives the Astoria section of Queens, New York, by way of Atlanta.
A recent tweet: "Nothing > than sitting down w/ a table full of smart women talking biz + life! #fincon14 @TheBudgetnista @ColorsTV" -- @mandiwoodruff, Sept. 20
10. Tiff the Budgetnista
Tiff the Budgetnista is the author of "The One Week Budget" (No. 1 on Amazon's budgeting list), blogger, speaker and an award-winning teacher of fun and engaging financial education. She is also a HuffPost blogger, and she has been seen on or contributed to "Today," MSNBC, Time, Essence, The New York Times, Forbes, Reuters and PBS.
A recent tweet: "I never understood the point of conferences until now. My business will never be the same... and neither will I. #FINCON14 #LIVERICHER" -- @TheBudgetnista, Sept. 20
Huddleston is a money-saving expert and Kip Tips columnist for Kiplinger's. She was recently named by U.S. News as one of the top 37 personal finance experts on Twitter.
A recent tweet: "When old school and new school personal finance come together -- with J Money at #fincon14" -- @chlebedinsky, Sept. 19
12. J. Money
J. Money describes his roles in life as blogger, money coach, hustler and daddy. He is the founder and proprietor of BudgetsAreSexy, a personal finance blog that has gathered more than 7 million views. He also operates RockstarFinance.com and coaches people interested in blogging and online business.
A recent tweet: "'If debt is an option, you'll always be in debt.' -- @DaveRamsey // Truth?" - @BudgetsAreSexy, Sept. 16
Johnson is the founder of WealthySingleMommy, a site devoted to professional single moms, especially those raising children alone. The site has been named to one of 15 members of The New York Times Motherlode blog's blogroll. She has written op-ed articles for the New York Times and appeared on or contributed to CNN Headline News, Forbes, Wall Street Journal Radio, CBS Marketwatch, Ryan Seacrest Radio, Woman's Day, NBC's "Today," NPR and FoxNews.com, among many others.
A recent tweet: "Don't use lack of money as an excuse not to be happy! - Emma Johnson http://bit.ly/1r71h5C #fincon14" -- @JohnsonEmma, Sept. 19
NerdWallet covers banking, credit cards, education, health care, insurance, investments, mortgages, shopping and travel. Data-driven tools and impartial information help you decide about the money you work hard to earn.
A recent tweet: "#DYK the #Friends crew are finance gurus too? Here are 20 money lessons from Phoebe & friends: http://nerd.me/XOcHRB" -- @NerdWallet, Sept. 18
Easley is a co-founder of the Podcast Movement conference and the founder of StarveTheDoubts.com, a top-ranked podcast devoted to helping visitors to learn how entrepreneurs and high achievers overcome self-doubt.
A recent tweet: "How to Become More Passionate, Purposeful & Prosperous... this Year! http://delegation-diva.us8.list-manage2.com/track ... w/ @MeronBareket" -- @jaredeasley, Sept. 16
Saul-Sehy is the founder of the personal finance blog StackingBenjamins.com, where he tells stories about successful money management from people who have been there. He has also spoken to audiences at Microsoft (MSFT), Chrysler, AT&T (T) and IBM (IBM). He also spent nine years at Detroit's WXYZ as the "Money Man".
A recent tweet: "Over half of credit card reward users give them to charity or pay down debt according to Jennifer Roberts @ JPMChase. #fincon14" -- @AverageJoeMoney, Sept. 19
Taylor is the founder of Fincon and the creator and editor in chief of PTMoney. The blog's motto: Do more with your money in half the time. He is a certified public accountant who founded the site to share his experiences managing his money and to connect with others who were heading in the same direction.
A recent tweet: "Live Like You're Unemployed @RockstarFinance by @WorktoNotWork http://ow.ly/BiCcF" -- @ptmoney, Sept. 9
Based in New York, Stein is founder of the Betterment investing platform. He describes himself as an efficiency architect, happiness optimizer, engineer and economist.
A recent tweet: "It started with aligning with our customers. We decided we would make really smart investing available to anyone." - @jonstein, Sept. 12
Ellidge in 2007 founded the blog SavingsAngel.com to help you live abundantly. The site is committed to solid principles of "loving your neighbor along with oneself."
"If you inspire others to save or earn more money, keep fighting the good fight! It's a David & Goliath battle - but families NEED you!" -- @savingsangel, Sept. 17
Detweiler is an author, speaker, credit expert for Credit.com, host of "Talk Credit Radio" and mom to a horse-crazy daughter.
A recent tweet: "5 tips on how to get the best deal on a car loan http://www.today.com/money/5-tips- ... via @todaymoney #creditexperts" -- @gerridetweiler, Sept. 11