You have unique needs as a Canadian when it comes to managing your money, investing and planning for retirement. Our guide to the best Canadian personal finance blogs can help.
As a Canadian, it’s important to understand how to make the most of tax-advantaged retirement accounts like Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). Further, you’ll want to know how your benefits from Old Age Security (OAS) and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) may fit into your retirement plans.
Living and working in Canada also presents many unique opportunities and challenges when it comes to money matters that aren’t well understood by most people who live elsewhere.
If you already subscribe to a Canadian personal finance blog, you’re benefiting from the knowledge and experience of a fellow Canadian who can help you make smart decisions with your money.
And if you’re just getting started finding your first finance blog to follow, adding a Canadian personal finance blog to your reading list could prove a smart decision.
Fortunately, there are many personal finance blogs written by Canadians offering unique perspectives on a broad range of topics to help fellow Canadians improve their financial well-being. We prepared this guide to help you find the best Canadian personal finance blogs for your individual needs.
Many of the most popular as well as newer Canadian personal finance blogs have a profile page on Wealthtender to help you learn what makes them unique.
Click on a blog preview card below to open its complete profile page on Wealthtender. You’ll find a more detailed description provided by the blog owner, including when the site launched, popular topics they cover, reader reviews, social media accounts and more.
If you like what you see, click the link to view their website and sign up for their subscriber newsletter. This is a great way to decide if a blog is right for you (and easy to unsubscribe if you feel otherwise).
To help you get started, we asked owners of top Canadian personal finance blogs to share a useful money tip important for Canadians to consider. Here are a few of our favorites:
“Canada has unique retirement accounts in the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). But the RRSP can be more than just a retirement account. There are provisions in the plan so that you can use that money for your first home purchase or to help fund going back to school. To find out more about the RRSP and all it’s benefits you can read more here.”
“Understanding various instruments that the Canadian government provides to help Canadians manage money can be a daunting task. While these instruments, such as TFSA, have similar counterparts in the US, the nuances in these programs make subscribing to Canadian specific finance blogs a worthwhile endeavour.”
“Navigating the world of RESPs can be confusing for some parents. It’s so important to get your child’s RESP set up because there aren’t many other government programs that give you free money. Canadian personal finance blogs can help set Canadian families on their best financial path.”
– Suchot Sunday
“Housing costs in Canada are reaching levels not seen since 1990. When the largest expense in your budget is significantly different than other countries, it can make reading general guidance less helpful. The more tailored the content is to your unique situation, the more valuable and actionable it will be. You can find more Canadian personal finance stats and articles here.”
– Steven Arnott
“Newcomers to Canada can benefit tremendously from understanding the retirement income system early on.
Given the vast differences in the financial system here compared to many countries, a financial checklist can help you at each stage of your financial journey and minimize mistakes that cost you money.”
“As a parent of 4, I have years of experience investing in Canada’s RESP program. Learn how my strategy changes as the kids get older, to preserve their education funds against the risk of a stock market crash. And discover the nuances of withdrawing those funds to minimize taxes when the kids are in post-secondary.”
One factor worth considering when evaluating personal finance blogs is the reputation they’ve established with their readers. Just as sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor help people find the highest rated restaurants and hotels, Wealthtender can help you learn more about personal finance blogs based on feedback from their readers.
We encourage blog owners to invite their readers to leave a review on their Wealthtender profile page. When readers post reviews on Wealthtender, you’ll learn why they’re a fan and what they like most to help you decide if the blog is right for you.
If you don’t see ratings for a blog, remember they may have just recently launched, prefer not to ask readers for reviews, are written for a smaller audience, or only recently joined Wealthtender.
Just below, you’ll find a list of five-star Canadian finance blogs based on feedback from their readers.
To qualify for the Five-Star award, a blog must have at least four five-star ratings from its readers on Wealthtender and maintain an overall rating of 4.5 stars or higher.
Five-Star Canadian Finance Blogs:
We update this list regularly when additional blogs qualify for the award.
Top Canadian Finance Blogs include all blogs featured in this guide which were selected by Wealthtender for inclusion based upon the relevance and quality of content available to their readers.
Wealthtender is proud to recognize and celebrate the highly rated and top Canadian finance blogs featured in this guide.
Please note that Wealthtender may earn money or receive other benefits from personal finance blogs featured on our site and within this guide. Five-star awards are earned based on reader reviews, not compensation to Wealthtender. Learn more about how we operate with integrity to earn your trust by reading our full disclosure policy at wealthtender.com/integrity/.
Need additional help finding the right Canadian personal finance blog for you?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll get to work! You can also search the Wealthtender Personal Finance Blog Directory to find the best blogs for your individual needs.
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Wealthtender may earn money or receive other benefits from personal finance blogs featured on our site and within this guide. Learn more about how we operate with integrity to earn your trust by reading our full disclosure policy at https://wealthtender.com/integrity/.