Welcome to the Invezz Top 50 Female Investing Blogs 2021 – chosen for you, by us.
International Women’s Day lands on March 8th, and we thought it was about time we put together this list of the best financial websites and investing blogs created by women. Finance is still a world dominated by men and these websites are all part of a movement to change that.
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Many of these websites are run by women, most of which are successful investors. Their sites are packed full of easy-to-understand financial advice that’s applicable to everyone. Others are designed specifically for women, redressing the balance that’s been created by decades of financial advice written just for men.
Whoever you are, all these blogs are worth reading. Whether you’re new to the stock market and trying to understand how it all works, or looking for a new way to invest your money, there’s something in here for you.
We’ve divided up these blogs and websites by category and applied three main criteria to determine who made it into the list. This criteria are:
- Relevancy: We only selected blogs and websites that are related to investing, written by women, and regularly updated.
- Quality: The platforms on our list are all of a very high standard and provide helpful information for others who are interested in learning more about investing.
- Layout: We valued user experience highly in our selection criteria and only chose blogs which made helpful financial advice easily accessible.
All that said, it was very close, and everyone on the list is a must-read. So without further ado, here are the best financial websites and investment blogs written by women, along with a short summary of each one.
Speakers & authors
Best for: Her inspirational podcast and investing resources.
About her: A #1 New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is undeniably America’s most recognised expert on personal finance.
Best for: Her book and podcast for aspiring investors.
About her: Famous for turning a $1000 loan into a $6bn real estate company, Corcoran is a star on the hit US investing show Shark Tank. As well as regularly investing in businesses on the show, she’s now a podcast host and bestselling author to boot.
Best for: Her book and TV appearances preaching a no-nonsense approach to business.
About her: Most famous for the BBC show Dragon’s Den, where Meaden has invested more than £3m in 60+ business so far. Before hitting the television screen, she transformed her family business into a set of holiday parks that serve hundreds of thousands of people each year.
Best for: Learning how to manage your personal finances.
About her: Torabi used her experience of being young and debt-ridden in New York City to inspire a career dishing out advice on personal finance. She’s now written three books, contributed many magazine articles, hosts her own podcast, and runs workshops to teach people how to manage their money.
Best for: Her step-by-step plan for taking control of your money.
About her: Lowry has created a book series aimed at helping millennials get better at talking about money. Along with that trio of books, her blog and website are all about teaching people how to save, invest, and get their finances in shape.
Best for: The Money Girl podcast full of financial advice.
About her: With thousands of appearances on TV, radio, and online, Adams is a leading personal finance expert. Her popular books and podcast series are all about breaking down complex financial topics into easy-to-understand advice.
Best for: A learning platform packed with courses on how to manage your money.
About her: Khalfani-Cox spent more than a decade as a financial news reporter for CNBC and Dow Jones, and she’s used that experience to create Money Coach University, a whole curriculum of advice on managing money. In addition to her online courses, Khalfani-Cox is a speaker and author with 15 published books on personal finance.
Kerry K. Taylor
Best for: Her award-winning blog and motivational speaking.
About her: A background in financial journalism and computer science helps Taylor offer a unique perspective on personal finance. Her Squawkfox blog has won multiple awards by offering solutions to personal finance problems based on science and understanding people’s behaviour.
Best for: Celebrating female achievement with ‘This Week in Women’ blog posts.
About her: As an investment advisor, duQuesnay helps clients create sustainable portfolios and strategies and is vocal about addressing the lack of women in finance. She has written for the likes of The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and was named one of the Investment News 40 under 40 in financial planning.
Best for: Personal finance and investment advice for women.
About her: Bellet used her experience as a financial analyst to create Vestpod, a movement aimed at helping women break down the taboo around money. Vestpod now includes a blog, book and a series of events that deliver targeted financial advice for women.
Best for: Classes and workshops on personal finance.
About her: Aliche has created a global movement of women who are saving money and paying off debt, collectively known as the Dream Catchers. She’s written multiple books, and in 2019, helped write a law – The Budgetnista Law – that made financial education mandatory in New Jersey.
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Organisations and communities
Golden Girl Finance
Best for: Easy to understand financial advice.
About them: Golden Girl Finance is a group of women with decades of financial experience behind them, using that knowledge to create guidance for the unique issues women face. Based in Canada, GGF features interviews with leading financial voices along with extensive investment advice.
Women’s Institute for Financial Education
Best for: The Money Clubs programme for women.
About them: WIFE.org is the oldest non-profit organisation that’s dedicated to helping women achieve financial independence. Living by the line that ‘A man is NOT a financial plan’, WIFE is all about giving women unbiased financial education and helping you manage your money to plan for the future.
The New Savvy
Best for: A personal finance app to manage your money.
About them: The New Savvy is all about demystifying finance and offering advice that’s tailored to what women need. It has articles and ebooks packed with information on a wide range of topics, from financial literacy to specific investment strategies.
The Female Professional
Best for: A 10 step guide to self-empowerment.
About them: TFP started out as a personal blog and has developed into a hub for empowering women to achieve their goals. There is financial advice too, helping to demystify jargon as well as advice on creating startups and managing personal finance.
Clever Girl Finance
Best for: Creating a roadmap to financial freedom.
About them: Clever Girl Finance is one of the largest personal finance platforms for women in the US and is packed with free courses to help you teach yourself financial literacy. There are almost 200 podcasts on personal finance with founder Bola Sokunbi to listen to as well.
Girls Who Invest
Best for: Education programmes on asset management.
About them: GWI is a non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of women managing investment portfolios. With so much of financial management dominated by men, its core mission is to get 30% of the world’s investable capital managed by women by 2030.
Best for: 1000 pages of advice on the fundamentals of finance.
About them: MsMoney is full of info to help you with financial planning. Along with 1000 pages of material, it’s also offered consulting services to big brands like Disney and Wells Fargo to help them educate their customers about money.
Investing tools and financial advisors
Best for: A digital investment service designed for women.
About them: Ellevest is a robo-advisor made with women in mind. With an approach adjusted for female investors, it bases your exact portfolio on what’s important to you, such as how risk averse you are and your investment timeframe.
Flow Financial Planning
Best for: Creating a comprehensive financial plan.
About them: FFP’s main role is as a financial advisory service, particularly aimed at women in the early stages of their careers in tech. But the website is a useful hub of information and includes a blog along with a weekly newsletter that’s full of practical, useful financial advice.
Best for: Relatable and no-nonsense investment advice.
About them: Workable Wealth dishes out financial education and empowerment to people in their 20s to 40s. Founder Mary Beth Storjohann has received a wealth of accolades, including being named one of the top 10 financial advisors to watch and one of the leading women in finance to follow on Twitter.
Best for: Creating a five step financial gameplan.
About them: Brooklyn Plans has created investment strategies, money management plans, and advice tailored to what women are looking for. A lot is available for free on the blog, and there’s a list of resources along with a thriving community as well.
HH Wealth Management
Best for: The Financially Savvy Fashionista report.
About them: Zaneila Harris is the woman behind HHWM and she brings more than two decades of experience in finance. She’s a certified financial planner and member of the CNBC advisory council who aims her advice at successful professional women who want to learn more about money.
Evolution Financial Planning
Best for: An all female financial planning team.
About them: EFP is led by Rebecca Robertson, named financial advisor of the year by The Independent and one of the top 100 financial advisors by The Times. She’s also a TedX speaker and author, and the EFP blog contains plenty of sage advice, especially about planning for retirement.
Best for: Bespoke financial wellness programs.
About them: Tara Falcone is a former hedge fund analyst who has used her experience in finance to create a website full of educational resources. There are courses for anyone and a series of financial wellness programs for companies and individuals. In the future there’s going to be a stock investing plan as well.
Best for: Trading your way to financial independence.
About them: Tela Holcomb is a self-taught trader who used her stock market knowledge to double her retirement account within six months of being fired from her job. Her website helps translate financial jargon into easy to understand advice and she runs a course on how to learn trading and free yourself from the 9-5 routine.
Your Money Sorted
Best for: A free 15-minute money makeover.
About them: Eileen Adamson is a qualified PE teacher who is now a money coach, teaching teachers how to be more financially secure. The Your Money Sorted blog has been named best finance blog by the Money Blogger Awards and the UK Blog Awards, and contains a treasure trove of financial advice for teachers.
Best for: The wealthy coaching blueprint.
About them: Wander Wealthy is about teaching people how to become independent money coaches themselves. The wealthy coaching blueprint is based on the experiences of the Wander Wealthy founder, Tess Wicks, and is an extensive guide on how to set up your own course and manage your money. If podcasts are more your thing, there’s one of those too.
Financial and investing guides/resources/education
Best for: A free guide on escaping the 9-5 grind.
About them: Afford Anything is a community of more than 60,000 people, all wanting to achieve financial independence. A blog, podcast, and ebook are just some of the resources Paula Pant has created to help people take control of their finances and start planning for the future.
Women Who Money
Best for: Financial advice that scales up with your experience.
About them: The all-female team behind Women Who Money provide personal finance advice aimed at women, whatever their level of experience. There’s content answering basic questions, and also advice for novices, intermediates, and advanced readers.
The Financial Diet
Best for: The Financial Confessions podcast.
About them: The Financial Diet is one of the leading digital destinations for women who want to talk about money. Come for the 6-week cleanse and stay for a blog that’s jam-packed with information on whatever you need. What’s more, they run online events and a personal finance podcast as well.
Best for: The investing compatibility quiz.
About them: Young Finances was originally set up by LaTisha Styles and is about teaching college students to be more financially aware. The advice ranges from how to budget better, investing on a graduate income, and how to use side hustles to earn more money.
Best for: The Her Money podcast.
About them: Her Money was set up by Jean Chatzky, who has years of experience in financial reporting. She’s the financial editor of the “Today” show on NBC, a best-selling author of 11 books and an award-winning magazine columnist. She also hosts the Her Money podcast.
Best for: The 31 days to transform your money challenge.
About them: Fitnancials is full of simple, easy to follow resources that help women get control of their finances. There are step by step guides on the blog, as well as free advice on how to start a business, earn money from your blog, and create a budget.
Yes, I Am Cheap
Best for: A free ebook on paying off $50,000 in debt.
About them: Sandy Smith set up the Yes, I am Cheap blog as a way of tracking her own personal debt, which at the time was well over $100,000. From those inauspicious beginnings, she’s created an award-winning blog that now helps other people live their best financial life.
Money After Graduation
Best for: The beginner’s guide to the stock market.
About them: Money After Graduation helps young professionals become more financially literate. It can help you save, invest, and build long term wealth. There are investing courses and workshops and MAG has been featured by TIME magazine, Business Insider, Forbes, and Yahoo! Finance.
Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
Best for: An investing cheat sheet and wealth tips.
About them: Barbara Friedberg is an investment portfolio manager, chief financial officer, and author of the Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management. All that experience goes into her personal finance blog, where there are free resources on money, investing, and how to get rich.
Investing to Thrive
Best for: The four ways to invest guide.
About them: Julie Rains set up Investing to Thrive when she realised she had knowledge and experience in financial advice that other people simply didn’t have. Among many other things, the blog includes lots of advice on how to value stocks and get started with investing in the market.
Best for: The free investing newsletter.
About them: Lyn Alden’s blog is all about investing, filtering out the noise to boil the news down to the most relevant pieces of advice. Along with materials for beginners, the blog is aimed at experienced investors and includes analysis of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Best for: A free guide on learning how to start investing.
About them: Combining her experience as a freelancer and in finance, Miranda Marquit has put together a blog that helps you manage your time and money to create the life you want to lead. Her investing guide has everything you need to know about getting started in the market.
My Fab Finance
Best for: The free financial success bundle.
About them: Created by Tonya Rapley, My Fab Finance is a financial education and lifestyle blog for millennials who want to become financially free. Ripley is an award-winning money expert and the blog has lots of detail on investing, personal finance, and how to control your debt.
Best for: The 10 major money mistakes women make.
About them: Money Nuggets is dedicated to helping women save more, spend wisely, and secure their financial future. It has a supportive community and blog filled with advice aimed at women who want to take control of their career and personal finances.
Best for: The Forex Trade Plan.
About them: The Finance Girl blog is a hive of information for all sorts of relevant topics in personal finance. If that’s not enough, the Forex Trade Plan teaches you how to manage your money if you want to get started with forex trading.
Go Fund Yourself
Best for: Bite sized finance on the ‘gram.
About them: The Go Fund Yourself Instagram page is a haven for easy to understand, bitesize advice. GFY’s founder, Alice Tapper, also led a campaign against ‘buy now, pay later’ credit that prompted the financial conduct authority cracking down on the practice in the UK.
The Money Principle
Best for: Learning how to grow your income.
About them: Based on the experience of knowledge of the founder, Maria Nevada, The Money Principle is about building your wealth over the long term. Useful tools like a budget planner and retirement calculator help you learn to control your spending.
Best for: The free resource library.
About them: What started out as a personal finance blog has become a hub for investment advice and a source for financial counselling. Jessica Moorhouse has a vast resource library, her own podcast, and a range of online courses to learn from.
The Millennial Money Woman
Best for: Saving money and building wealth.
About them: The Millennial Money Woman blog is jam packed with reviews, tips, and strategies for budgeting and setting financial goals. If you want to start planning to become a millionaire, this is the blog for you.
Best for: Monthly stock picks.
About them: Mommy Investor is targeted at parents, or anyone else who doesn’t think they have time to learn about stocks and shares. There’s lots of free material on investing strategies on the blog, and if you sign up you get monthly stock picks and market analysis direct to your inbox.
Best for: The SGBB Investment Academy.
About them: Styled as ‘just an ordinary lady in Singapore’, Budget Babe features an investment academy with courses in index investing, dividends, and REITs. Her blog has advice on even more topics, from stocks and shares to cryptocurrency.
Best for: Exclusive webinars on ‘adulting’.
About them: Jeraldine Phneah has set up a blog that deals with financial issues faced by younger people, like the high cost of living and tough job market. It features practical advice for young people making their way in the world, while her weekly newsletter has targeted tips for millennials.
As more and more women enter the financial space, there are even more experts and influencers who deserve to be in this list. Unfortunately, we only had space for 50 this time, maybe by the time the next International Women’s Day rolls around we’ll create a top 100.
More leading women you should follow
This list was focused on prominent financial blogs and websites run by women, but there are plenty of other inspirational women who are worth following online, like former First Lady Michelle Obama, General Motors CEO Mary Barra, and Cindy Leive, former Editor in Chief of Glamour.
If you think you know a blog that should have been on this list, then tweet us @InvezzPortal and we’ll check it out.