Frugalwoods (financial independence)
This young northeast couple share their adventures in frugality and homesteading. Mrs. FW has been very influential on my life over the past few years. I love the way she shares her wisdom and perspective while keeping it authentic and still relevant to the rest of us– the ones not fortunate enough to be living on a beautiful homestead in rural Vermont.
- The Privilege Of Pursuing Financial Independence
- That Time We Bought A Homestead
- Less Makeup, More Confidence: My Frugal Beauty Manifesto
Fannetastic Food (food and fitness)
DC-area registered dietitian Anne Mauney shares frequent posts about food, fitness and enjoying life. She keeps me coming back for more with her mouthwatering photos, positive attitude and nonstop adventures.
- How to Eat Intuitively | A Guide to Mindful Eating
- Packing in Nutrition with Pre-Dinner Snacks
- High Protein Oatmeal Recipe
Mr. Money Mustache (financial independence)
“Financial Freedom through Badassity.” Entertaining and thought-provoking blog about financial independence, early retirement, and living the life. I know these post names sound cheesy and too good to be true, but I’m a Mustachian believer. This guy walks the talk:
- Getting Rich: from Zero to Hero in One Blog Post
- The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement
- The 4% Rule: The Easy Answer to “How Much Do I Need for Retirement?”
Becoming Minimalist (minimalism)
Joshua Becker is a leading voice in the minimalism community. I especially enjoy his Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads., which features a few recent articles related to minimalism from around the web.
- The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life
- Stop Comparing Your Life. Start Living It.
- Joshua’s latest book is The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
Zen Habits (mindfulness, etc.)
Leo Babauta’s earlier posts brought more value to my life than his recent stuff, although I cannot tell you why. I continue to subscribe and enjoy Leo’s wisdom. He has shaped my worldview over the years.
Work Week Lunch (food planning)
Twenty-something city dweller Talia packs her lunch for work every day, and she shares her tried-and-true methods for keeping it easy and healthy, along with some killer recipes. Subscribe for special insider content you won’t find on her blog.
- How To Deal With Being “That Person” Who Brings Lunch To Work
- The Easiest Lunch To Prep And Bring To Work: Roasted Salmon & Veggies
- 7 Hacks To Freshen Up Leftovers That Don’t Involve More Cooking
The Power of Thrift (financial independence, Indian food recipes)
Anita is so authentic I feel like she’s sitting across from me at a coffee shop when I read her posts. Plus, she shares her attempt to cook Indian food like her mom.
Raptitude (“getting better at being human”)
The Sporkful Podcast (food)
“It’s not for foodies, it’s for eaters.” And be sure to check out host Dan Pashman’s book, Eat More Better. He narrates the audiobook version, and I enjoyed every minute.
Mike and Lauren (financial independence)
These new parents keep it real with entertaining, short videos about personal finance, handiwork and more.
The Simple Dollar (financial independence)
Their weekly email provides a rundown of the week’s top posts on personal finance. Practical advice.