Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, work full-time outside of the home, or fall somewhere in between, I believe all women should be involved in (or in charge of) managing household finances.
Unfortunately, there’s still a ridiculous stigma when it comes to women and money. This can make it even harder to find relatable information for moms who are trying to learn more about earning, investing, and managing money.
But more and more women are stepping into the spotlight and paving the way for female financial empowerment.
Here’s a list of mom bloggers in the financial space who are making an impact for moms and women everywhere.
Alli Williams, financiALLI focused
Alli uses her platform financially focused to help women find financial freedom by implementing and sticking to a plan. Before becoming a mom, she and her husband paid off over $50,000 in debt in just two years, while also paying cash for their wedding, school tuition, and enjoying luxuries (e.g. football season tickets).
She started her Instagram (which now has over 19,000 followers) to share her financial journey, but it quickly grew into a business. In addition to her many free resources, she provides limited one-on-one coaching, as well as a 12-week group coaching experience.
Chelsea Brennan, Smart Money Mamas
Chelsea is a hedge fund investor turned online entrepreneur who has built Smart Money Mamas to help moms embrace their financial and personal ambitions. She’s committed to presenting money and life lessons in a way that acknowledges the many gaps that exist when it comes to building wealth for different groups of people (e.g. women, LGBTQ+, differently-abled individuals, and people of color).
She has more than 19,000 followers on Instagram and produces a podcast with deep-dive interviews and money tips to build financial confidence.
Dyana King, Money. Boss. Mama
Dyana is a powerhouse budget coach that helps “working single women improve their finances using a simple goal-based budget”. She became a mom at 21 and lived paycheck-to-paycheck for many years before starting her debt-free journey. As a mom of two, she was able to pay off almost $35,000 in debt over four years and now coaches women around the world with her Money. Boss. Mama platform.
She uses her Instagram to inspire more than 34,000 followers to follow their financial dreams while building generational wealth for their children.
Emma Johnson, Wealthy Single Mommy
Emma launched Wealthy Single Mommy in 2012 in an effort to provide community, information, and inspiration for single moms like her. She believes single moms have “more opportunity than ever to raise amazing, healthy children while also building wildly successful businesses and careers – and enjoy dating and the pursuit of romantic love.”
She has created many resources, including her popular blog and a bestselling book. But she’s also a gender equality activist and founder of Moms for Shared Parenting with over 10,000 followers on Instagram.
Jessi Fearon, Real Life on a Budget
Jessi uses Real Life on a Budget to share her family’s (you guessed it) real life budget to encourage other families to live life by a budget. She and her husband paid off over $55,000 of debt in 17 months and became debt-free in 2019 after paying off their mortgage.
This stay-at-home mom to three is in the process of writing a book, while still balancing motherhood and sharing financial tips with her more than 13,000 Instagram followers
Kumiko Love, The Budget Mom
Kumiko went from being a “broke single mom to money expert” after many trials and errors in her financial journey. Once she figured out what worked for her, she developed The Budget Mom platform to share her budget-by-paycheck strategies.
Her Instagram has over 727,000 followers, but she has helped more than 4.5 million women through her various resources, products, and social media accounts.
Meghan Rabuse, Family Finance Mom
After becoming a stay-at-home mom to three children, Meghan used her knowledge and experience as a financial analyst to develop the Family Finance Mom platform. Her podcast, Finance Explained, provides weekly financial and economic news in relatable terms to help women build financial literacy.
She also hosts a quarterly finance-related book club, which is driven by votes from her more than 32,000 Instagram followers.
Melanie Nielson, Sweet Frugal Life
Melanie created Sweet Frugal Life after her husband lost his job, causing their family to learn to live on much less than they ever expected. She found joy in the “frugal living” lifestyle and has carried it forward as she raises three children as a stay-at-home mom.
Her blog and Instagram (with more than 73,000 followers) are filled with all things frugal, from budgeting tips to bargain shopping hacks to homemaking and homesteading guidance.
Merilee Speigner, Easy Budget
Merilee uses her platform Easy Budget to help families implement the strategies she used to pay off $71,000 of consumer and student loan debt in just 2.5 years on a single income. She is a mother of three, which helps make her an expert on developing budget-friendly meals and juggling household finances.
Along with her free resources (e.g. blog and digital downloads), Merilee also offers beginner budgeting and investing courses. She uses her Instagram to provide quick, easy-to-follow financial tips to her more than 114,000 followers.
Samantha Gregory, Rich Single Momma
Samantha started her blog Rich Single Momma in 2008 as a single mom veteran. Since then, she has worn many entrepreneurial hats, from author and freelance writer to public speaker to financial coach. She says, “Encouraging, empowering, and inspiring solo moms is my jam!”
Her Instagram following of more than 6,500 receive all types of motherhood and financial tips, and her podcast is full of unique stories and perspectives for single moms.
You Don’t Need a Huge Following to Make a Difference
As I explored various sites and social media accounts for mom bloggers in the financial space, I was reminded that small steps make big changes. Some of these mom bloggers have huge followings, while others are just starting to make their mark. But they all have a desire to provide valuable content that resonates with other moms.
If you’re interested in finances or are beginning your financial journey and need an extra boost of accountability, you can easily join this list of influential women who are sharing their financial experiences by starting your own blog or microblog (e.g. Instagram or Twitter account).
The more we talk about money, the more we destigmatize the subject. In turn, we can create more healthy relationships with money for both ourselves and our children going forward.