An Australian credit card site has compiled a list of the top 25 most badass personal finance bloggers. What does it take to be a badass personal finance blogger? I have no idea. “Badass” is not a term I would ever use to describe myself, but I’m there — and so is new GRS staff writer Adam Baker.

Several folks on the list — including Baker and me — got our very own “badass” caricatures. These things bust me up. Take a look:


Funny, funny stuff. Speaking of badass personal finance information, here are some other great money stories from around the web:

First up, Kiplinger’s has compiled its list of fabulous freebies for 2009. “We looked for primo goods and services, they write. “No useless junk allowed.” The list includes free videogames, free birthday stuff, merchants with free shipping, sources of free software, and more. Many of these will probably be familiar, but I found some new places to explore.

Next, Matt at Debt-Free Adventure shares tips on how to save money on just about everything. One of his secrets? Spending filters. Jabs says that a spending filter is an idea or a concept — like the 30-day rule or the public library — that can use to sift your Wants, leading you to spend less.

At The Simple Dollar, Trent outlined 21 ways to reduce spending without making your life miserable. This a fine list of frugal ideas.

Speaking of miserable: Sherri at Serene Journey offers some great advice in the ironic secrets of the perpetually unhappy. I have friends who are usually happy; I have friends who are always miserable. The “secrets” Sherri cites make up much of the difference, I think. (I’d add one other secret: “Compare yourself to others.” That’s a sure-fire way to make yourself miserable.) This is a fantastic article.

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