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Top 7 Financial Experts You Can Find Online

Top 7 Financial Experts You Can Find Online
Written by Oana Schneider

Believe it or not, there are people online willing to give you a hand when trying to aim for a better life by saving money. No, you don’t have to pay a dime: just read carefully and take from their experience what you feel it could work for you. Of course, there are so many books you can buy for this purpose, but reaching out to an online financial expert is actually better and we’ll tell you why.

  • First of all, these experts are available online, which means that you can tweet or email them your questions. We guarantee that you’ll get a reply in no time, because these people are passionate about what they do and want to share their knowledge with everyone.
  • By following them on Twitter, in real time, you’ll have access to all the blogs and newspapers they follow, which can also help you widen your financial horizon.
  • You know they are real people with real struggles, not wealthy authors teaching us how to deal with being financially-challenged.
  • They are human, which means they make mistakes sometimes, but what really matters is how they recover from every setback, not how many bumps in the road they’ve encountered.
  • Following someone who’s interested in finding new ways to save money will also change your lifestyle. Once you close the book, all those words get lost, but interacting with people creates a real connection which will make you think twice before spending money on something.

Without further ado, these are the top 7 financial experts you can find online:

Steve Economides from moneysmartfamily.com

Steve is the one to go to when looking for advice from someone with 30+ years of experience living a debt-free lifestyle. It all started in 1982, when Steve was earning $6.50 per hour and with his wife Annette, decided to set up a budget and stick to it.

They saved money, had 5 kids, never had a car payment, bought a house and paid it off in 9 years. People started asking how they did it, they started writing books and blogging – helping millions of people live better while spending less.

He’s a very dear friend of ours, is a NY Times Best Selling Author / Speaker and Finance expert who has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil and many more. You can reach him on Twitter here and read his blogs here.

Martin Lewis from moneysavingexpert.com

You must’ve heard of Martin, since he is a very popular journalist, specialized in personal finance. He has his own TV show named The Martin Lewis Money Show on BBC Radio 5, where he shares his knowledge with listeners from all over UK. Plus, he is also a columnist working for The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mirror.  

His charity work is impressive and so are the articles he writes on his personal blog. You can read his thoughts on how to save money right here and even email him in case a burning question needs to be answered.

Jean Chatzky from jeanchatzky.com

If you don’t know who Jean is, go Google her immediately! She was brought up in a nice family, her father was a college professor and her mother a librarian. Although her family did well, financially speaking, the thought of paying a huge college tuition seemed a bit too much for Jean, so she decided to do some freelance work for a while, then went to cooking school and eventually became a fact checker on Wall Street.

She interviewed many people, worked until 2 o’clock in the morning and was proud of her achievements for a while. But then she realized that making a living is also about having your personal freedom, about enjoying life outside your workplace and decided to look into ways to save money, which she’s been doing for the past two decades, which makes her a very reputable financial expert. You can read her blog here and get in touch with her on Twitter.

Jeff Yeager from ultimatecheapskate.com

If you are a fan of the TLC show Extreme Cheapskates, you probably know Jeff. He’s been on Oprah and talked about how to live your life within your means, the extreme way. Jeff believes that everything can be reused and re-purposed and wants to educate other people to do the same, which is why he wrote numerous books, filled with humor and precious advice on how to make the most of every penny.

Although his techniques may seem a bit too much for some people, this doesn’t mean you can’t read his blog or ask him a few questions online. Plus, he’s very nice and will reply in no time, so have fun chatting!

Deacon Hayes from wellkeptwallet.com

You will now hear the story of a couple who managed to pay off their $52, 000 in just 18 months! Yes, you read that right! A while ago, after getting married, Deacon and his wife Kim lived the good life: had a nice car, two condos and everything seemed perfect, until Deacon took a closer look at their finances.

He discovered a hole of $52, 000 dug by student loans, car payments and so on. The newlyweds took a personal finance class, asked other people how to deal with this financial situation and managed to pay off their debt in 18 months! Now, Deacon is a financial coach, traveling the country and teaching people how to keep an eye on their money.

He’s also a very good friend of ours, so we know just how nice and helpful he is. Contact him here and read the entire story of their loan problems here.

Just like many other girls interested in looking good, Karen started off by being quite a shopaholic. Fortunately, she realized that this is not the way to go, took a step back and examined her finances thoroughly. That is when she decided to make a change and live within her means, which she now teaches everybody to do.

Follow her blog and you’ll learn how to: save money and still go on vacations, spend less than you make, enjoy life without feeling deprived, make use of all your skills and so on. You can contact Karen right here.

Katie Jakub from femmefrugality.com

Here’s a fun-loving, DIY-making lady! Katie and her fiance started looking into ways to cut down costs right after getting engaged, which means that they now know many tips and tricks on how to repair your home on a budget. She confesses that most of their time they are fixing the roof or organizing their things inside the house.

She writes all about their progress, best prices and DIY tricks on Femme Frugality, where you can find her at all times. If you have a question, send it here and she’ll reply ASAP!

If you are in a financial rut and really don’t know what to do, a good idea would be to reach out to these financial experts that you can find online. They’ll provide you with everything you need, from their story to lifesaving tips and tricks on personal finance. Do not hesitate to contact them and start making a change in your life right now! Ain’t no time like the present right?

About the author

Oana Schneider

Oana Schneider is a published author located in Chicago, Illinois, who currently works for DontPayFull.com as a communication specialist and blog editor. She writes about lifestyle, family budget, has a degree in Communications and advocates for women’s rights. Her future plans include getting a Labrador and losing a few pounds.

10 Comments

  • Great list! I was glad to see Steve Economides on the list. I read his book “America’s Cheapest Family” around my one year anniversary of marriage, and my husband and I adopted many of the techniques Steve and his wife talked about in that book. It was exactly what we needed early in our marriage, and we still use many of their budgeting tips today. It’s nice to see that they are still helping others out with their financial advice!

  • Nice list. I have heard of some of these people and have been to their websites before but def found some new ones. Its great getting lots of opinions and ideas in one list when it comes to saving money.

  • Oana, Great article full of great people! @deaconhayes and I hang out together – he’s a genius and a great guy. @jeanchatzky is pretty savvy too, got to meet her on the set of the Today show – smart lady. Love what you’re doing at DontPayFull!

    • Coming from you guys, these words are music to my ears! I’ve read many of your articles and I personally changed my life because of it. I hope other people will too! I had no idea you guys knew each other, that is just so cool! Keep on the good work and thank you for your kind words!

  • I am a huge fan of Martin Lewis, and have been for a number of years now. He is so knowledgeable about everything to do with finance, and also seems happy to talk to people and give them advice if they feel as though they need it. He also knows a lot about savings, financial planning etc, which is something that a lot of people are clueless about, so he does come very much in handy. Online financial experts are wonderful and freely available if you need them, so in the days and ages of the internet it’s definitely a great thing to be able to have access to.

  • Online financial experts are a nice way to learn how to not be financially dumb. These names will help some people (those who actually are interested and try it) become more wealthy, without even noticing. Martin Lewis sounds very good, I didn’t know he did this for people. Also Deacon’s story is so good… I’m considering him to teach me some stuff. Thanks for the good blogging.

  • What an amazing resource this is. I had no idea there was ANYONE out there willing to do real-time financial planning for free, let alone a group of big names like this. Thanks so much for this one Oana. I may take someone up on this generous offer of help! I wonder if any of them specialize in saving a large sum of money quickly to meet a deadline…

  • I agreed with you “Oana Schneider” IS this Points are workable if not than what to do ?
    better than having a great loss i will have a complete “financial planner” and i will secure my self form heavy loss

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