My Next Buck’s List of the Top Personal Finance On-Going Series

On a weekly basis there are scores of great articles written in the personal finance blogosphere. However, what I look forward to most out of all my fellow writers is the ideas they have for recurring series. From Ramit’s Money DiariesJD’s Garden Project and my own Friday Financial Foul Ups, you know what to expect each time you stop and read one entry from the series. Today I am going to list some of the most enjoyable on-going series in the PF Community.

In this list you will see series about frugality, cooking meals on less, net worth updates and other creative ideas that my fellow bloggers came up with. If you want to participate in an ongoing series that accepts submissions from other bloggers and individuals I have provided a way to contact each individual at the end of my description.  I hope you enjoy looking through these series on a regular basis.

Weekly Series

These series you can expect to find weekly on their respective sites:


  • Mailbox Monday hosted at Centsable Money – Corrie talks about freebies that you can receive in your mailbox each week.


  • Tell us Tuesday hosted at Almost Frugal – This series talks about one specific aspect of personal finance and asks the readers to tell them about how that aspect is involved in their financial lives.
  • Tightwad Tuesdays hosted at Being Frugal – Lynnae focuses here on trying to pinch some pennies and even make a few throughout this series.
  • Tuesday Top 5 hosted at Econ4U – Econ4U looks to give 5 easy steps to help you manage a different aspect of your finances each week.  Big props to these guys at this organization.  Loved the fact that I had a coaster served under my beer from Econ4U discussing my credit report!
  • Twitter Tuesday Profiles hosted at Out of Debt Christian – Are you curious to know more about the people you follow on twitter?  If so, check out this series where Alison asks some very good questions to the guest she is profiling. Tweet Alison to Participate.


  • Free Food Friday hosted at Frugal Bon Vivant – Want to know where to score some free or really cheap grub?  Check this series out and eat for less!
  • Frugal Friday hosted at Five Pence Piece – Here are some of the simplest and most beneficial ways to save money now, and in the future.  Definitely a good starting place for the frugally inclined.
  • Fiction Friday hosted at A Frugal Friend – Need to know whats out there in terms of great children’s books, A Frugal Friend will help you out.
  • Friday Financial Foul Ups hosted at My Next Buck – What can I say?  I’m the boss!  If you have made a financial mistake and want to share it to the world so others can learn from your “foul up”, contact me and I would be more than happy to run your story.  Plus you get a permanent nifty link on my Foul Ups page.
  • Frugal Friday hosted at Joe Taxpayer – Joe gives some tips on how to save money and become wiser when spending your hard earned cash.
  • Frugal Friday hosted at Keeping the Kingdom First – More frugal tips can be found here from Alyssa.  My favorite post: A Frugal Date Night.


  • Subscriber Swap Saturday hosted by No Debt Plan – Looking to reach a broader audience?  You should talk to No Debt Plan about swaping subscribers.  No Debt Plan interviews another blogger and vice versa and they put their results on each others page.  It’s an awesome way of saying, “I think this person is cool, so check ‘em out.” Contact to participate.
  • Super Savings Saturday hosted at Money Saving Mom – The title is exactly what you get here weekly: Super Savings.  Forget clipping coupons, you can spend an entire Saturday cartoon looking at all the deals people have gotten throughout the week

On-Going Series

These series may not be weekly, but they are often enough to get you excited each time you see an entry.  Keep an eye out for these posted regularly:

  • This is What Frugal Looks Like hosted at Almost Frugal – This great series looks at different ways people can incorporate frugality into their lives. Contact to participate.
  • How To Fight Debt Collectors hosted at Bargaineering – Jim has been giving strategy sessions with those going to war with debt collectors.  His articles are an amazing resource for those that are dealing with collectors.
  • Financial Peace University hosted at Borrow From None – Borrow and his wife have been going to Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at their local church and have been recapping each session.
  • Blogger Showdown hosted at Budgets Are Sexy – This has been a very popular series that J. Money has put out.  He pits two bloggers against one another answering questions that are not typically asked.  At the end, readers have a chance to vote for who they think had better answers. Contact to participate.
  • Would You Rather hosted at Budgets Are Sexy – J.’s other ongoing series is a blast and makes people think.  His last WYR – Would you, for $15,000 cash, go without sex for an entire year?  The comments that people leave make this series a diamond in the ruff.
  • Did They Say That hosted at Christian Finance Blog – This series has some of the best money quotes you will read from histories biggest figures.
  • Ways to Save Money hosted at Clever Dude – Tons of ways to save money here by the cleverist of clever dudes.
  • Debt Testimonials hosted at Debt Free Adventure – Matt is collecting debt stories that share similar experiences to himself.  Did you end up in debt and are working your way out of it, Matt and his readers want to hear your story. Contact to participate.
  • Depression Cooking with Clara hosted at Dough Defender – This is a fun series, complete with videos.  Clara, a 91 year old grandmother, who lived through the depression, shares the recipes she ate as a child.
  • Career Diaries hosted at Fiscal Geek – I am really looking forward to more entries to this new series that Paul has kicked off.  Thinking about a career change?  Well here Paul and his guests tell all about what to expect in the highlighted career. Contact to participate.
  • GRS Garden Project hosted at Get Rich Slowly – For those that are thinking about starting a garden, check out JD’s posts about how much money he has saved and spent on his garden project throughout the year.
  • The Money Diaries hosted at I Will Teach You To Be Rich – This series is based off of New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries.  Ramit collects stories of individuals spending habits over seven days and posts about them. Contact to participate.
  • Coupon Myths hosted at Keeping The Kingdom First – Do you rarely use coupons?  Kingdom First Mom breaks down common misconceptions about finding and using coupons.
  • Feeding a Family on $50 a Week hosted at Moms Need To Know – During a recession, who doesn’t want to feed their family on less.  Here are some steps to decreasing your food bill and to feed your family for less than $50 a week.
  • New York Stories hosted at My Open Wallet – There is no better place to look for stories about people than New York.  Herer My Open Wallet takes a look at New Yorkers and how they are working through their financial situations.
  • Wealthy Blogger List hosted at Suburban Dollar – This series could go under the net worth section, but it is ongoing and is more than just an individual’s net worth.  Curious about how your favorite bloggers are doing financially, odds are Suburban Dollar is keeping track of them in this series. Contact to participate.
  • Banks That Suck hosted at The Centsible Life – Did your bank screw you recently?  Do you hate banking at a certain institution?  If so, Kelly shares your pain as she takes on the establishment letting people know which banks suck, and which don’t. Contact to participate.
  • How To Projects hosted at The Greenest Dollar – Looking for some fun and creative projects at home that are environmentally friendly? Heather supplies several for you to give a try in her on-going series.
  • $1 Dinners hosted at The Pennywise Family – I cant wait to read more in this series as who wouldn’t want to make a dinner that only costs $1?
  • Keys To A Great Retirement hosted at The Wise Buck – If you are looking for a monthly strategy session on how to have a great retirement, you shoul definitely check out Mike’s blog.  His series just kicked off, but I am expecting great things in months to come.
  • Expense/Income Tracking hosted at Tight Fisted Meiser – Not quite a net worth update, but entertaining none the less.  Looking at people’s expenses each month really makes me think about how I am spending my own money.

Net Worths

Maybe it’s a bit nosey, but I like seeing how people are doing with regards to their net worth.  Here are the people that are willing to bare it all online for the sake of holding themselves accountable, and our own entertainment:

This list was a ton of fun to create.  Look out in December or January when I go through some people’s archives and find shorter series that have come and gone that can add value to your personal finance lives.  Happy reading!

13 Responses to My Next Buck’s List of the Top Personal Finance On-Going Series
  1. No Debt Plan
    November 19, 2009 | 6:10 am

    Thanks for the link! I haven’t done a Subscriber Swap in quite some time — demand sort of fell off there for a bit.

    So, you interested? :)

  2. Brian
    November 19, 2009 | 6:15 am

    Absolutely. A small caveat is that not 100% of these series have been updated in recent days, but maybe a linking to them may spark something! Can absolutely work on a subscriber swap sometime in December.

  3. Jeff
    November 19, 2009 | 7:11 am

    Sweet! Thanks for the one stop shopping! Do you have any coupons I can use to get to the information cheaper? Oh wait, it’s free.

    I love series, they keep us engaged and coming back from more. Just like the FFF series you run. Every Thursday I wonder who will be next, and I get excited for Friday’s post. The blogger showdown is another fav or mine (budgetsaresexy).

    Keep up the great work Brian.

  4. J. Money
    November 19, 2009 | 7:55 am

    Wow, who knew there were so many! I like ’em, good work.

  5. Paul @ FiscalGeek
    November 19, 2009 | 9:34 am

    Sweet rundown Brian and thanks for including the Career Diaries. BTW any of you’s out there who have a career you’d like to talk about be sure to hit me up. I’ve got some new stuff to check out!

  6. Frugal Bon Vivant
    November 19, 2009 | 10:20 am

    Thanks for the link :) good list

  7. Money Funk
    November 19, 2009 | 12:46 pm

    Great list! Must of took some time putting this one together, but well worth it! I love when I find new blogs (like yours) to read. :)

  8. Kelly from Almost Frugal
    November 20, 2009 | 6:12 am

    Thanks for including Tell Us Tuesday in your round-up. The series is more or less ongoing, but the big series at Almost Frugal at the moment ‘This Is What Frugal Looks Like’ ( highlighting the different faces of frugality.

  9. Brian
    November 20, 2009 | 7:35 am

    @Jeff – Thanks mate! I hope you catch up with some of these as they represent consistent greatness!

    @J. – You know, this list would be a lot shorter without your 3 series

    @Paul – I wish i had an overly interesting career for a post. Maybe Jeff and I can write one about being a pizza delivery guy?

    @Frugal BV – And thank you for making me aware of some sweet deals!

    @Money Funk – Glad to have you here!

    @Kelly – Oh i didn’t forget ‘This is What Frugal looks like’! You do such a great job that you were one of the few that had multiple series mentioned! Maybe i’ll be submitting to your series sometime soon!

  10. Corrie @ "Cents"able Momma
    November 20, 2009 | 11:27 am

    Thanks for the link! I love to show others what I get free in my mailbox to prove that {some} freebies really do come :-).

    BTW…I just read your alpha male couponing experience. It was hilarious. More males should be out there using coupons. I try to avoid sending my husband out with coupons, since they seem to be too stressful for him to use :-).

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    This blog is very cool. How can I make one like this .

  12. Marie Lewis
    June 18, 2012 | 1:15 am

    Wow!! Such a huge list to look forward. Was looking for it since ages….!! Thanks a lot Brian..You have been such a savior..!!


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