August 18th, 2011

Our Picks for the Best Personal Finance Blogs for Parents

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**It’s Parenting Week here on the Credit Karma blog! Each day we’ll bring you a post all about tips and tricks for parents and kids alike.**

Being frugal as a parent can undoubtedly be difficult at times. Fortunately in the age of the Internet, you don’t have to be alone in this struggle! Parents are taking the blogosphere by storm, offering up information and tips to help make your financial life easier. Here are our picks for the best personal finance blogs written by parents, for parents.

Mother knows best

For those of you in search of the latest scoop on deals ranging from parenting magazine subscriptions to beauty products and groceries, look no further than Deal Seeking Mom. As a self-proclaimed “couponista,” her blog offers a comprehensive coupon database for the new generation of coupon clippers.

Another blog about the power of coupons is Money Saving Mom. Written by a mother of three, Money Saving Mom offers information on the latest money-saving promotions. The blog also offers free printable planning forms on everything from how to plan meals to ideas on earning extra income.

Fatherly advice

Moms aren’t the only ones serving up money-saving advice. Dads are also contributing to the personal finance blogosphere. One of the most popular blogs from a father’s point of view is Frugal Dad. Written by a man who formerly worked customer service fielded for a credit card company, Frugal Dad offers common sense advice for the normal hardworking parent.

Free From Broke is another father-centric blog written by a stay-at-home dad with three children in New York City. He covers a variety of personal finance topics and stock market news, as well as rates for bank accounts, CDs, and mortgages.

Something for everyone

If you’re looking for a blog about something that moms and dads alike can appreciate (like food!), try $5 Dinners. This blog is dedicated to coupons and recipes for affordable and nutricious meals. The blog’s author, a Midwest mother of three, chronicles all of her frugal recipes on the blog. She also has a secondary blog dedicated to simple and frugal dinners prepared all in one dish.

What does it all mean?

Now more than ever, parents are turning to the Internet for personal finance tips on everything from the latest coupon deals to tasty penny-pinching recipes. The blogosphere is a great space for frugal inspiration. If you’re a parent with money-saving ideas it can also be an opportunity to share your story with others, paving the way for the next generation of thrifty parents.

Give credit where credit is due,

Danielle Belfatto, Karma Contributor

2 Comments

  1. I love five dollar dinners! It’s great that the recipes are delicious, but they are also filling and nutritious. It’s easy to throw in a KidCuisine but then your children aren’t REALLY getting the nutrition they need to stay full and healthy. I’m also glad that you included a father knows best blog because many fathers are the ones staying home with the children while momma brings home the bacon! I love all his tips for fun, cheap outings to go on with your kids!

    CreditShout at 11:41 am on August 25, 2011

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