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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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I really believe the Southern Savers community is one of the best online, and so I always love to pose questions I get to all of you and see what you think. One reader wrote in and asked what sources of financial advice I would recommend other than Dave Ramsey. I do have ideas, but I loved seeing all the responses. Instead of sharing direct quotes like I usually do on these questions, I used your responses to compile a long list of what you all think are the best financial resources. 

Note: I haven’t fully investigated all of these, and some perspectives on money and frugality that you find in these resources I may not agree with, and you may not agree with! Make sure to take everything with a grain of salt and do your research.

Reader Question: What are the Best Financial Resources?

The Budget Mom | Website

Even though I’ve been on the Internet awhile, I had never run across The Budget Mom before. Her website looks like it contains lots of helpful resources on frugal living!

Howard Dayton, Compass Financial Ministries | Website

Tracy C. mentioned that there are many courses on finances and money offered by this company that are extremely helpful, including a course for teens.

You Need a Budget | Website | Book | Podcast

Emily C. said, “This system has literally changed our lives.” In addition to the book and the podcast, YNAB is a budgeting website and app that helps you track every dollar and budget. Many like it because it doesn’t allow you to forecast your income; that is, you can only budget money that you actually have in your bank account.

Clark Howard | Website

Clark Howard is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host who has been writing and speaking about money for years. His website covers a ton of topics on how to save money and become financially independent.

How to Money | Website | Podcast  

Betsy S. described the hosts as “really down to earth guys who focus on a  doable version of FIRE.” (In case you’re not familiar with the acronym, FIRE stands for “financially independent; retire early.”)

Suze Orman | Website

Suze Orman has been around for a very long time talking about money and financial matters, and she’s still seen as an expert on these topics. Her website contains links to all kinds of financial resources and advice.

Ron Blue, Master Your Money | Website

I had never heard of Ron Blue until a reader mentioned him, but he looks to offer solid biblical financial advice, if that’s the perspective you’re looking for.

The Frugalwoods | Website | Book

The Frugalwoods (not their real last name!) are a family living up in the Northeast who are living a very simple life on their own homestead. I love their sense of humor as well as their honesty about what their life is actually like.

Larry Burkett, Crown Financial Ministries | Website

Crown Financial Ministries has been around for decades, and they continue to be a good resource on money and finances from a biblical perpsective.

Joe Sangl | Website

Joseph Sangl is the leader of an organization that helps individuals and churches learn more about financial freedom and independence.

Your Money Made Simple by Russ Crosson | Book

Several readers mentioned this book as one of the best financial resources. See if you can check it out at your library!

Pete the Planner | Website

Pete the Planner is a comedian, talk show host, and writer who speaks and teaches about personal responsibility and financial independence.

Amanda Williams | Instagram

Amanda Williams has chosen to spread her teaching on money and finances through Instagram. Just browsing through her profile, it looks like she has great thoughts on a variety of financial topics.

Listen Money Matters | Website | Podcast

This podcast covers a variety of money-related topics, and reader Erica S. says the hosts are awesome, funny, and knowledgeable.

JL Collins | Website

This blogger writes primarily about money, travel, life and business, with a particular emphasis on the stock market.

Mr. Money Mustache | Website

This blog covers a variety of money topics from the perspective of a couple who became financially independent in their 20s.

Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach | Book

This book has been a bestseller for over 20 years, and its advice is particularly directed toward women.

Debt Free Millennials | Website

Jenny T. described this resource as “Dave Ramsey inspired but with a fun flair.”

Jen Sincero | Website

Jen Sincero seems to be a cross between a comedian and a self-help guru. She originally just spoke on self-help topics but now has ventured into the world of finances as well.

Robert Kiyosaki | Website | Book

The book Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki has been around forever, but Kiyosaki still puts out other resources related to money and finances.

Graham Stephan | YouTube

Graham Stephan was a self-made millionaire at 26 who is now a YouTube star. Cindy S. says he makes her want to up her cheapskate game.

Looking for resources for your kids? Check out a previous reader question on how to teach your kids about money!

A reader wanted to know my best recommendations for financial advices, so asked our community what you think are the best financial resources!