Learning about budgets, savings and money, in general, can be daunting. For some weird reason, it’s not something that’s taught to us in school. Some of the best money advice I have found is through social media and the internet. This might sound crazy but it’s true. I try to listen, read and watch different people to take in as much information as possible.
I’ve learnt that you can take bits and pieces from different places and turn them into something that works for you and your money.
Getting advice can be expensive and time-consuming. I have found some resources that are free and that I have personally found extremely helpful.
All information in this post is advice from my personal experiences using these resources. You should consult a professional financial planner if you need further advice.
Money Advice YouTube: Sugar Mamma
Canna Campbell is the founder of SuggarmammaTV and a wealth of free financial information. Being a financial planner, Canna has developed methods and guides to help you find financial freedom.
SugagrMammaTV can be found on YouTube here. There are over 150 videos on numerous topics. Some of my favourites are:
Along with running a financial planning business and creating amazing YouTube videos, Canna also writes books. The $1000 Project and Mindful Money are both available to purchase however Canna also has a free eBook available on her website if you sign up. Click on the picture below to take you to the sign-up page.
To find out more about Canna, click here.
Money Advice Podcast: She’s on the money
This podcast is pretty new. It came out a couple of weeks ago and is in the Shameless Media family. Its hosted by Victoria Devine, a financial planner and Annabelle Lee, a university student. The dynamic works great because we are getting the perspective of two girls at different stages of their twenties.
The She’s on the Money website shares resources with you (like budgets, goal setting activities and regular learning workshops for you to put what you’re learning into action!). All you have to do is sign up to the website to get access to the library of free resources.
You can check out the website here.
Money Advice Podcast: The Dave Ramsey Show
Dave Ramsey is a no crap sort of guy. He tells it exactly how it is. His radio show/podcast has a question and answer format. Listeners ring in with their money problems, occasionally money wins, and Dave provides advice.
There are two benefits I’ve found from listening to the Dave Ramsey show. Firstly, the expansive wealth of knowledge Dave provides nonchalantly. There are no stupid questions. Dave never tries to make the callers feel stupid, no matter how much debt they’ve got themselves into. The second benefit the show provides is hope. Some of the messes people have found themselves in are pretty bad. However, people are calling up who have paid crazy amounts of debt off by following Dave’s 7 steps. It’s truly inspiring.
To learn more about Dave Ramsey click here.
The Dave Ramsey website has a ton of other free resources as well.
To check out the Rave Ramsay podcast search Dave Ramsey in apple or google podcasts. Otherwise, you can click here.
Money Advice Instagram
This is a page run by a lady named Kat. She is currently following Dave Ramsays steps to pay off debt and save.
The reason I like following phoandfinance is that I find it inspirational. I love the transparency.
This page doesn’t provide textbook advice however it shows what it takes to become debt-free and save significant amounts of money. Kat did a post where she explained she only spent $349 on clothes for her family for the entire year. To me, that is a good reminder of what it really takes to become debt-free.
Clever Girl Finance is run by money expert, Bola Sokunbi. There are courses, books and coaching but what I love seeing is all the information and tips.
Clever Girl Finance posts great money advice. There are posts about investing, saving, paying off your mortgage, budgeting, smashing your goals and some funny quotes thrown in too.
Money advice: Pinterest
Pinterest is a wealth of information for almost everything!
I have a board dedicated solely to budgeting, saving and paying off debt. You can check it out here.
There isn’t just one page I follow on Pinterest for budget advice so instead, I will show you some of my favourite pins. Just click on the picture below to take you straight over to the pin.
Money advice: For your circumstances
As I stated at the top of this post, these resources are not customised for your situation. If you need customised advice, there is a high chance you will need to pay for it as you will need to talk to a professional.
The resources are above are for learning purposes only.
Have you found any other great free money resources? I would love to hear about them in the comments.