The Gen Y Financial Planning Handbook: Almost 101 Essential Resources For The Future Rich

by RJ

in Money Management


Some people collect baseball cards, beanie babies, or stamps. I choose to collect great personal finance advice. And I have probably spent a lot more time on this than I care to admit.

For your benefit, I decided to put it all together and create the Gen Y Financial Planning Handbook. A resource to solve most of the problems and questions our generation faces.

If you have any resources that I missed, please share them in the comments.


Budgeting & Saving

  1. Simplify Budgeting with Personal Money at Wisebread
  2. 7 Reasons Why We Need to Start a Budget Now at MoneyNing
  3. A Way to Control Spending: The Envelope System at Bible Money Matters
  4. How to Save Money by Increasing Your Expenses at Gather Little by Little
  5. Visualizing How Things You Own, End Up Owning You at Steadfast Finances
  6. Automate Your Savings and Experience Your Expenses via Brian Plain


  1. Advance Your Career Through Networking at Moolanomy
  2. Work to Live or Live to Work at Bargaineering
  3. Got Laid Off? What Do Do When You Lose Your Job at The Digerate Life
  4. Maximizing Your Greatest Asset at Free Money Finance
  5. Invest In Yourself at Eliminate the Muda
  6. Five Steps to Six Figures in Seven Years at Get Rich Slowly
  7. 7 Reasons You’re Still Unemployed at No Debt Plan


  1. How to Negotiate With Credit Card Companies at Christian PF
  2. Eliminate (And Avoid) High Interest Debt at The Simple Dollar
  3. Student Loans and Financial Aid: How to Save $23,000 at I Will Teach You To Be Rich
  4. Debt Tsunami: The Ultimate Method To Pay Off Your Debt at Man Vs. Debt
  5. 10 Steps to Break The Credit Card Habit at Consumerism Commentary
  6. Can You Build a Credit History Without Getting a Credit Card at Suburban Dollar
  7. More Reasons to Pay Off Credit Card Debt at Debt Free Adventure


  1. How to Make Money Blogging at Christian PF
  2. Find and Work Toward Your True Passions at The Simple Dollar
  3. How I Went From a Blog to 122,661 on Alexa in 2 Months at Planting Dollars
  4. To Succeed, Diversify and Create Multiple Streams of Income at Bible Money Matters
  5. 279 Days to Overnight Success at The Art of Non-Conformity
  6. 9 Minimalist Steps Towards Passive Income at Far Beyond The Stars
  7. Residual Income Opportunities at Gen Y Wealth
  8. How to Craft a Killer Elevator Pitch That Will Land You Big Business at Dumb Little Man
  9. The Complete Guide to Creating an Information Product at Erica Biz


  1. A Brief Introduction to Insurance at Get Rich Slowly
  2. Renter’s Insurance: Piece of Mind for $10 a Month at Get Rich Slowly
  3. Why Health Savings Accounts are Awesome at Free From Broke
  4. How Much Term Life Insurance Do You Need? at Good Financial Cents
  5. How to Get Health Insurance When Your Self Employed at Good Financial Cents
  6. Create a Home Inventory Using Free Tools to Protect Your Assets at PT Money
  7. How to Save Money on Car Insurance at Five Cent Nickel
  8. Why Life Insurance Isn’t an Investment at NY Times
  9. Should You Buy Life Insurance Through Work at Clairfinancial


  1. Contributing to a Roth Versus Paying Down Debt at Wisebread
  2. Why We Always Recommend Buying Low Cost Index Funds at MoneyNing
  3. Comparing Roth IRA Versus Traditional IRA at Cash Money Life
  4. Stocks are for Losers? at Five Cent Nickel
  5. How to Destroy Your Investment Portfolio at Frugal Dad
  6. The Five Stages of Investing Enlightenment at Free Money Finance
  7. Why Index Funds Are Rarely At The Top…and Why I Like Them Anyway at The Oblivious Investor
  8. How to Start Investing for Retirement at PT Money
  9. How I Became Financially Independent in 5 Years at Early Extreme Retirement
  10. Why You Shouldn’t Invest in Gold as a Hedge Against Inflation at The Simple Dollar
  11. Hot Stocks For a New Decade? Wait a Minute! at Wall Street Journal
  12. Investor Psychology: Your Brain Is Hard Wired to Follow the Heard at Steadfast Finances

Money Management

  1. Understanding Your Financial Fortress at Bargaineering
  2. Automating Your Personal Finances at I Will Teach You To Be Rich
  3. Financial Checklist for New Parents at Bargaineering
  4. 41 Ways to Simplify Your Finances at Gen Y Wealth
  5. 7 Zen Principles to Guide Your Money and Your Life at Consumerism Commentary
  6. 44 Ways to Ruin Your Financial Life by 30 at Frugal Dad
  7. 25 Ways You Can Improve Your Finances Now at Gen Y Wealth
  8. Money Myths and the Importance of Thinking For Yourself at Get Rich Slowly
  9. The Bruce Lee Approach to Valuing Money at Dumb Little Man

Marriage & Money

  1. 101 Ways to Improve Your Marriage Money Relationship at Money Help for Christians
  2. How to Talk to Your Spouse About Money at Get Rich Slowly
  3. A Lavish Wedding Costs More Than You Think at Wall Street Journal
  4. Money Talks to Have Before Marriage at NY Times
  5. 10 Ways to Cut Your Money Food Costs at Mint Blog

Real Estate

  1. Why Your Home Isn’t The Investment You Think at Yahoo Finance
  2. 9 Ways You Can Knock Your Sox Off Your Next Land Lord at Get Rich Slowly
  3. When Is It Better To Rent or Buy at NPR’s Planet Money
  4. What Do You Wish You Had Been Told When You Bought Your First House at Reddit
  5. Your First Home? Save For Repairs at MSN Money
  6. Rent or Buy Is a Stickier Situation When You Look at People’s Real Life at The Simple Dollar


  1. Marginal Tax Rates Explained at Bible Money Matters
  2. Just Because It’s Deductible Doesn’t Make it Smart at Wealth Pilgrim
  3. The Myth of the Tax Deduction at The Simple Dollar


  1. Travel Hacking For Noobs: How We Save Hundreds of Dollars on Airfare, Get Free Accommodations, & Make Money While Overseas at Man Vs Debt
  2. Travel Full Time For Less Than $14,000 a Year at I Will Teach You To Be Rich
  3. 40 Most Useful Travel Websites That Can Save You A Fortune at Wisebread
  4. 36 Great Tips for Keeping Travel as Simple as Possible at Zen Habits

Do you have any that I missed? Please feel free to share them in the comments.

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Everyday TipsNo Gravatar May 24, 2010 at 10:34 am

Wow, what a great post! Thank you so much for sharing- I have a lot of reading to do!!
.-= Everyday Tips´s last blog ..How Far Are You Willing To Go To Save Money? =-.

RJNo Gravatar May 24, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Thanks for the Comment.

Just in case I wasn’t clear, these were not supposed to be read all at once. More of a resource to look back to every now and then.

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