A couple months ago a reader solicited recommendations for good non-U.S. personal finance sites. We couldn’t come up with many. Since then I’ve watched for personal finance sites from around the world. This is the first of what I hope will be a series of posts collecting such places. I’ll continue to collect links, and every few months I’ll post the revised list here. (Or perhaps I’ll create a separate page for this list.) If you know of a non-U.S. personal finance site, please let me know.

Some of these are of higher quality than others. I haven’t screened the wheat from the chaff. I do note recommended blogs for those that I’ve read and enjoyed in the past. All of these are written in English unless otherwise noted.

Canada

  • My Money — A big-name Canadian personal finance portal, sponsored by Canadian Business Online. Recommended.
  • Canadian Capitalist — “I used to record down my thoughts and observations and actions about credit cards, loans, investing etc. in a spiral-bound notebook. When I discovered blogging, I thought some of this stuff might be interesting to other people.” Recommended.
  • Bring the Cash Flow — “A young Canadian’s guide to investing in real estate” from regular GRS-reader Nick Gifford. This is a young blog, but it looks sharp and has good content. I look forward to watching it grow.
  • The Dividend Guy Blog — “One guy’s journey to passive income through dividend investing.” I’ve been reading this blog a little lately — I’m fascinated by dividends, and am weighing them vs. index funds.
  • A Canadian on Wall Street — “This is, simply, an investment and business blog written by a Canadian, with interests in both the Canadian and American markets. An antidote both to technical trading and other faux-empirical systems and fundamental trading.”
  • Canadian Financial Stuff — “My essays and points of view and opinions on things to do for home finances.”
  • Million Dollar Journey — “I hope to grow my net worth to at least $1 million by the time i’m 35. Is the goal too high? Am I naive? I don’t think so but only time will tell and this blog will be here to keep track along the way.”
  • Canadian Dream: Free at 45 — “Saving to retire by the age of 45. I started this blog because I thought the world could use a bit more coverage on retirement planning than it normally gets in the media.”
  • Canadian Money Blogs Reviewer — “This is a blog that cares and advises you about growing and safeguarding your money: personal finance, investing, consuming, saving, etc.”

Australia/New Zealand

  • The Bargain Queen — “I’m 28 and I’ve been a dedicated bargain-hunter as long as I can remember. I love beautiful things, but I also like having a balanced budget, zero credit-card debt and some savings as well.” Recommended.
  • Sorted — This is a New Zealand government-sponsored site about saving, budgeting, and other finance topics. Recommended.
  • Enough Wealth (also here) — “How much is wealth is enough? How do you get it and keep it? How can you pass it on to future generations? An Aussie’s thoughts on all these topics and more.”
  • Savvy Consumerist — “The finance-centric promotion of consumers’ interests and occasional personal ramblings.” I can’t tell for sure, but this blog may actually originate from Brunei.
  • Oz Bargain Blog — “Bargain Blog is a blog where I put daily encounter of cheap deals on the Internet, to share with family, friends and complete strangers. The main focus is on the cheap deals in Australia, so please assume that all the monetary values are in Australian currency, unless explicitly stated.”
  • OzBargain — “Share the best Aussie deals.” A mash-up of digg and the Absurdly Cool Freebie Finder for Australia!
  • Tightwad Kitty’s Dollar-Stretching Blog — “Finding 1000 ways to save a dollar and stretching my pension as far as it can go.”
  • Retire Young and Wealthy — “Planning to retire before I lose all of my hair.”
  • Good Returns — A finance blog out of New Zealand.

Europe

  • This is Money — A sort of U.K.-based MSN Money. “This is Money’s simple aim is to help you save money and make money in all aspects of your life. We do this through our award-winning news and advice-packed features which can help you fight back against profit-hungry financial companies.” Recommended.
  • Money Saving Expert — “The aim is to help you save money on anything and everything by finding the best deals and beating the system…UK’s most popular independent money site with over two million visits per month.”
  • Geldsligkeiten beim Journalistenbüro Stroisch — A German money blog! And if my German were not so rusty, I might be able to tell you a little about what it says.
  • German Finance — “I am in my early thirties German. Living in the middle of Germany. I work in a middle management position, have a university degree and learned to deal with money at the University of (Very) Hard Knocks.” From a GRS reader!
  • Rob Thomas Blog — A U.K.-based property blog. “If my blog stimulates you to action, makes you a more savvy investor, opens up ideas for new approaches I will have achieved my goal.”
  • Cashzilla — “A wee personal-finance site.” This Scottish blog has some interesting articles, and would be recommended except that it’s been three months since the last post.
  • Moneywell.co.uk — more personal finance advice from a U.K. perspective.
  • Konsumfreiheit — Another German money blog, though it appears to have been stillborn.

Asia

  • The Adventures of Lez Save $ — A money-saving blog about life in Tokyo. “I’m a lesbian in my mid-20s. I hope to save enough money for a $50,000 in US for a down payment on a house.” (No, I don’t understand that last sentence, either.)
  • Ramblings from Japan — “Some of my thoughts while living in Japan.”
  • Moneylando.com — This site is written in Chinese. (It may be based out of Taiwan.) I have no idea the nature of its content, but somebody e-mailed it to me when I asked for foreign-language personal finance sites.

While compiling this list, I also stumbled across Gumtree, which is like craigslist for the rest of the world. Finally, for Americans serving in the armed forces, Money for Military is a daily blog about personal finance, investing, taxes, etc. as they apply to military members.” (Shockingly, I could find no personal finance blogs out of Antarctica!)

That’s all I’ve been able to find since I last posted on this subject. Please, if you know of other sites that should be included in this list, please let me know. Leave a comment with the URL or e-mail me. All relevant suggestions will be added to future updates.

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