Australian Personal Finance Blog List

Here I’m going to keep a list of all the personal finance blogs I know and read somewhat frequently. I have learnt a great deal from the resources these guys put out. My goal is to hopefully put out some great content as well! I’m going to write a little blurb about each one and explain what I find best about them.

Path To Fire

A relative newcomer to the Australian personal finance blog scene, Path To Fire has been putting out monthly update consistently. They show a good insight into the path of getting out of debt, and in the future convert that path to one towards FIRE!

Aussie Hi FIRE

A simple, straightforward blog containing one man’s journey with his family to a state of High Income Financial Independence. This is where the blog’s title comes in – HI FIRE. Plenty of great content to consume and learn from.

Frugality and Freedom

A great personal finance blog full of great frugal tips especially travel tips. My favourite post of Michele’s is one with over 70 travel tips to travel on the cheap. Well worth checking out if you are doing an sort of traveling.

Strong Money Australia

A staple of the personal finance blogging community of Australia. Strong Money Australia writes awesome long form posts that are quite in depth for each topic. They are very informative and impart much wisdom to the readers. I highly recommend reading this blog for great finance insights.

FIRE By Thirty Five

A blog with a bit of history (started in 2016) with an original aim of $50,000 in passive income by 2026. There is plenty of content to read through as well as regular posts coming out monthly at least. LadyFIRE has many posts investigating various investments (Mainstream and alternative) but also mixes in some discussions about living a better life.

A Family on FIRE

A fantastic blog following Ms Firemum’s journey to financial independence with her family. It is great to discover the goals she has set and to follow how she goes about achieving them. I would say this blog fits into the FatFIRE category as they are looking to achieve $100,000+ per annum in passive income.

FI Explorer

Money Flamingo

A personal finance blog with a unique and fantastic flamingo theme! THey are aiming to get into semi-retirement by 2021, which must be very exciting for them. Full of great content and a particularly inventive way of phasing their journey towards FIRE. Can’t wait for their upcoming updates!

Dividends Down Under

A long time blogger of the Australian personal finance community, DDU have been putting out great content since late 2015. There is definitely many pearls of wisdom throughout their archives. I particularly enjoy watching their monthly dividend updates and goal of getting enough dividends each month to live off.

The Economiss

This Kiwi living in Australia has plentiful tips for living frugally including a fantastic guide to shopping for groceries for $40. She is working towards saving a deposit for a house and is covering her journeys. As well as sharing all her methods and tips for saving money.

His Her Money Guide

A new entrant to the Australian personal finance blog community starting in the beginning of 2019 (Jan 1st in fact). One of the the most, if not most, frugal couple I’ve seen, they achieve a really impressive savings rate! Despite only being around for a little bit their site is slick and has plenty of awesome content!.

Life Long Shuffle

A famous blogger in the Australian personal finance community who has even been in the mainstream news for his outlandish views on wanting to be FIRE. His blog contains many tips and deep dives into all this personal finance in Australia. Check it out for some interesting and through-provoking content.

The Barefoot Investor

Scott Pape, most famous probably for his popular books, The Barefoot Investor and The Barefoot Investor for families. He also runs a blog and a paid newsletter containing investment and finance advice. Less grass roots than the other members of the Australian personal finance community but the books are great introductory content.

Burning Desire for FIREOriginal Blog (Now migrated)

Carpe Dividendum

Stock Up with Joe

Joe runs a nice little blog mostly covering his trading activity on a platform called eToro. He gives a unique insight into using eToro as a trading tool which I haven’t seen anyone else blogging about in Australia. Joe has monthly reports following his eToro fund tracking how he going against his goals. Have a read and go along for the ride.

On The FIRE Side

Fully Franked FIRE

The main feature of this blog is race between 5 different fund philosophies and tracking their performance over time. Frank pits his homegrown fully franked fund against index investing, commercial property, global shares and a dart throwing monkey that picks stocks. An entertaining way to track his portfolio and compare his investing philosophy to other common ones.

Easy Peasy FIRE

Value Investing for a Living

The author Steve Green focuses on discussing value investing, specifically LICs, as means to generate wealth and comparing it to other forms of investing. Some great in depth articles here for those looking for long, informative posts to learn from.

Ordinary Dollar

Turbo FIRE

A new blog, starting 2018, by a 29 year old Aussie from Melbourne. Their aim is to hit $1 million in around 7 years. I like that it is easy to read and the casual style of the blog. Good luck on the 7 year journey Turbo FIRE!

School on FIRE

School on FIRE contains some great, in depth updates (seems to be quarterly) on their path to FIRE. Each one is worth a read for their insight into each part of their journey. However, the SSL certificate needs to be fixed!

Incompetent Investor

Follow the Incompetent Investor on his journey with his family to Financial Independence. He has a unique perspective as he is writing from the Northern Territory (currently) which I don’t think anyone else is doing. Hope to see much more content from The Incompetent Investor!

I Live Off Dividends

I think this blog is great due to the focus on the importance of passive income. Mainly because I wholeheartedly agree with this philosophy. I find it is a great resource for discovering new passive income investments and other discussions.

Simple Living Australia

The Flawed Consumer

The Flawed Consumer is great resource for tips on how to save money when consuming as well as general reflection on money. There is also a fantastic interviews section, both on financial topics and brewing beer. Check it today for some tips on saving money and reaching FIRE.

Remember to Water

Australian Dividend Investor


All About Balance

Get Money Wise

Aussie FIRE Bug

Aussie Finance Blog

Adventures With Poopsie

Hey, It’s Just Money!

The Joyful Frugalista (previously MsFrugalEars)

The Spreadsheet Dad

Enough Time To…

Wealthy Bogan (offline now – web archive link)

Unfortunately this blog was only around for a little while. However it did contain some good articles with a splash of Aussie humour. You should be able to access some of the articles through the web archive link.

Big Kid, Little Adult (offline now – web archive link)

Wealth From Thirty (offline now – web archive link)

Get FIRE’d ASAP (offline now – web archive link)

One of the earlier Australian FIRE blogs, Get FIRE’d ASAP achieved financial independence while blogging. However, now their site has gone offline perhaps to give them more time in retirement to live it up! :p

Tight Arse Tuesdays (offline now – web archive link)

Money Glee (offline now – web archive link)

And some from our friends across the ditch in New Zealand 🙂

Passive Income NZ

NZ Muse

Let me know if I missed your blog or any other personal finance blog in the comments below and I will get them added. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Australian Personal Finance Blog List”

  1. Thanks for this really comprehensive list. I’ve just started getting into the FIRE movement and I definitely enjoy reading the Aussie blogs a bit more as they’re more relatable

    Just a note, the incompetent investor is still active, and I’ve been reading some of his recent posts on his website. Might need a refresh on his link?

    • No problem :). Thanks for picking up on that link, it might’ve been done when I checked or I incorrectly copied the link. I’ll fix it up now.

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