Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2010 (for Personal Finance)

While reading through my good friend Tim’s Every Peso Count blog, I came across the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2010 Writing Project.  It’s a very interesting project which aims to discover and promote the emerging blogs for the year, and get a chance to be involved in a worthwhile writing project.

I thought it would be a good idea to come up with my own list as well.  Here’s Rich Money Habits’ Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2010 (at least for personal finance category) in no particular order!

Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2010

#1 – Rich Money Habits by

Of course, Rich Money Habits by is in my list. 🙂 I believe in my heart that this blog is emerging as one of the most influential personal finance blogs in 2010.  My hope is that this blog has been a positive influence in helping a lot of people build better money habits.  As evidenced by the steady growth of its readers from practically zero before its (re)launching last September 2009 to the 254 subscribers as of this writing, the mission of this blog to elevate the money habits of Filipinos is slowly becoming a reality.

#2 – Financial Samurai

Sam’s Financial Samurai is one of my favorite financial blogs mainly for its straight from the gut approach to personal finance.  Money mysteries are revealed through the very interesting, and sometimes unconventional articles from this blog.

#3 – Man Vs Debt

Adam Baker’s Man Vs Debt blog’s growth has been simply phenomenal! I’ve been following his blog for quite some time now and has witnessed how the blog evolved from dealing with debt to making an online income in a very short time.  With support from A-list bloggers in the personal finance blogosphere like J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly or even Leo BaBauta of Zen Habits.  ManVsDebt is an A-list blog in the making!

#4 – Every Peso Counts

Tim’s Every Peso Counts blog is a refreshing view on personal finance.  I really like the positive energy of Tim and his hope of a bright future for the Philippines.  His very interesting articles on money and personal finance is a great read and continues to inspire a lot of people to become better financially.

#5 – Investing Pinoy

I just recently came across Bryan Uy’s Investing Pinoy blog.  His blog talks about stock trading and investing in the Philippines.  The tips from this blog has been another great resource for beginning investors just like me.

#6 – Ridiculously Extraordinary

While Ridiculously Extraordinary speaks about lifestyle design (a term popularized by Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Work Week book),  the site also offers a lot of very interesting ideas on how you can make money AND living an extraordinary life at the same time.

#7 – Personal Finance By The Book

I came across Joe Plemon’s Personal Finance By The Book blog earlier this year when one of his articles was featured as Top 5 Pick in the Summer Edition of Rich Money Habits Blog Carnival.  Joe continues to bring out practical advice about money which are especially useful in building a better money mindset.

#8 – Jonhapiness

While Jonha’s blog is an interesting mix of topics such as money tips, warnings on scams, and blogging, she is slowly bringing a lot of positive influence to more and more people.  I won’t be surprised if she ends up one of the most influential bloggers in the Philippines soon.

Update as of August 26, 2010: Top #9, #10 & #11 emerging influential blogs in 2010

#9 – KennyV’s Investments

Kenny V’s investments blog proves that it’s never too early to begin learning to invest your own money.  At a young age of 21 years old, Kenny shares his investment ideas ranging from tips on opening credit card or bank accounts, insurance and his favorite company stocks.

#10 – Fat Girl No More

While Ria’s blog Fat Girl No More is not exactly a personal finance blog, she tackles one of the most important aspect of wealth – your health.  Fat Girl No More is one girl’s refreshing view of appreciating your own curves at the same time aiming to be better physically and emotionally so you can perform to the best of your abilities.

#11 – Honorable Nominations

The response of our readers and their nominations for the last 2 slots were simply amazing.  I would have loved to put all the nominated blogs in the top 10 list but I could only take 2 and was quite honestly severely restricted by my own criteria of considering only personal finance (related) blogs.  Nevertheless, when I checked out the following nominated blogs, I was stunned on how good and influential they are.  As my way of saying THANK YOU for your nomination, I am listing your blogs as #11 – Honorable Nominations.

There you have it folks! I never thought coming up with a top 10 list could be this hard.  It took me hours to scan through my favorite blogs and I could only come up with 8.  I need your help to fill up the 2 remaining slots.

While I read a lot of blogs, I had a difficult time finding a personal finance blog that was launched only last year.  Most of the blogs I read have been around for quite some time. Maybe, I’ll do another Top 10 post for those blogs in the future.  Watch out for that!

Dear readers, nominations for the 2 remaining slots in my Top 10 list is now open. If you have a (favorite) blog related to money or investing that was launched only last year, feel free to nominate it through the comment section below. Please include a brief description on why you think your (favorite) blog deserves to be in the top 10 list.

Lastly, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Janette Toral for organizing such a worthwhile project.  Special thanks also to the following sponsors who made this project possible:

Events and Corporate Video, Budget hotel in Makati, Pinoy Party Food, Copyediting Services, PR Agency Philippines, Budget Travel Philippines, Send Gifts to the Philippines, Black Friday Deals, Roomrent – units for rent, Search Profile Index, and Corporate Events Organizer.


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