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Debt.com does the browsing for you so you can get all the best financial news stories in one convenient place.

Let’s be practical – trying to set news alerts for every personal finance topic that you need will get exhaustive quickly. Your inbox will be loaded down in short order. We know, because as a personal finance new team, we have all of them set. So, we thought why not make things easy on our readers by doing all that browsing work for you? And thus, Around the Web was born!

Around the Web is weekly feature that captures the top financial news stories of the past week. We hit up all the big players in finance plus bloggers to find the stories you can’t afford to miss. Then we put them together and summarize them for you into easily digestible Around the Web packets of news. It’s like a content value meal for your money!

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November 14, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Overspending, quick fixes, conspicuous consumption, frugal things and SMART goals.

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November 7, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Shocking truths, money tips, money mindset, negotiating, and more.

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October 31, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Credit freeze, friendship, bank fees, a trick and paying yourself first.

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October 17, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Credit scores, budgeting myths, money moves, marriage and debt and more.

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October 10, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Identity theft, financial goals, money and romance, cancelling a credit card and more.

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October 3, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Healthcare costs, poverty wages, kids and money and natural disasters.

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September 26, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Money problems, debt management, retirement savings and financial health.

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September 19, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Dooming your finances, credit woes, financial power, healthy habits and more.

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September 12, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

A child’s advice, pet savings, college jobs, restaurant spending and more.

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September 5, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Transportation costs, the “eff” word, financial intimacy, sexy husbands and more.

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August 29, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Saving money, adding sexy, financial fears and personal finance.

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August 22, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Leverage time, save money, financial failure, pay off debt… and more

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August 15, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Bad spending habits, saving on groceries, financial independence and more

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July 18, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Summer jobs, frugal allegiance, 20 minute saving and buying used online.

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July 11, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Savings habits, spending smarter, money talk, financial dieting and more.

Whether you should drive a taxi, when you should haggle, and what you should download.

This Week Around The Web

July 4, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Overspending online, the worst purchases, paying off student loans, living paycheck to paycheck and more.

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June 27, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Dirty jobs, debt, bikes and baked beans, money management and more.

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June 20, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Make extra money, save money, family theft and pet care costs.

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June 13, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Saving money, divorce, the war on debt, financial goals and more.

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June 6, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Wasted stuff, experiencing life, doing nothing, summer adventures and more.

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May 30, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Joint finances, kicking butt, brilliant hacks, normalizing debt and more.

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May 23, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Singer Jack Johnson, a five-step plan, a gas hike, good habits and more.

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May 16, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Financially literate, women and money, financial mistakes, cars and cutting the cable.

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May 9, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

“Girls” finale, women and money, money myths, kids and credit and more.

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May 2, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Minimum wage, baseball, hotel fees, doing it all wrong and more

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April 25, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Retirement fears, energy bills, no money, frugality and your mental health.

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April 18, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Money relationships, building wealth, financial equals, and saving on fees.

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April 11, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Banks vs. credit unions, student debt, savings strategies, stress reducers and more.

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April 4, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Never feel poor, feel happy, spring clean, beat debt and protect yourself.

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March 28, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

New scam, quitting goals, credit score, student loans and losing weight.

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March 21, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Motivation, retirement planning, boring talk, savings opportunities and more.

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March 14, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Golden rules, FOMO, love or money, lists and more.

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March 7, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Reducing spending, the 48-hour rule, boosting credit, shacking up and more.

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February 28, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Mental accounting, car insurance, debt and weight, divorce and more.

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February 21, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Student loans, extra money, common setbacks, emotional spending and more.

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February 14, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Manage debt, shun the TV, rescue your retirement fund and more.

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January 31, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Financial cleansing, raising a child, debt trackers, impulse spending remedies and more.

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January 24, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Financial scams, serious budgeting, saving money, spending less and more.

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January 20, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Credit scores, retiring abroad, making money, managing money and more.

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January 13, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Money systems, extreme saving, free things, falling off the wagon and more.

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January 6, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Pay off debt, slash tech spending, cut bills in half, improve your finances and more.

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December 30, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Trick yourself, make money, save money, educate your kids and more.

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December 23, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Library perks, killing your wealth, depression era tips, sabotaging your retirement and more.

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December 16, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Zombie debt, saving money, debt reduction, household budgets and money lingo.

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December 9, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Fighting debt, bottled water, financial stress, finding money and more.

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December 2, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

College abroad, value-based spending, saving money at work, debt infestation and more.

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November 25, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Credit cards, old cars, money smarts, the Green Acres syndrome and more.

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November 18, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

The Joneses, money boosts, retirement planning, the best time in history and more.

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November 4, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Baby-sitting savings, medical expenses, reducing your bills and more.

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October 28, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Student loans, credit without credit, retirement and rejecting norms.

How does Debt.com choose the sites and blogs that we feature in Around the Web?

Basically, when we look for stories to feature here, we search for things that are unique or noteworthy. A million different blogs will tell you how to save for retirement. We only feature them when they have something new or different to say. Our editor-in-chief has a serious pet peeve against “buy less, save more” generic financial advice. So, you won’t see any of that garden-variety advice here unless it has some kind of unique angle.

Beyond that, we also stick with people that have financial expertise. Around the Web featured experts aren’t all certified public accountants, but they all have some kind of proven record. We want people that have been writing in personal finance for years. People that have tried the solutions they writing about and can speak from experience.

These are some of the top personal finance writers and websites that we love. You’ll see these names regularly in Around the Web, because they have always have great advice:

Money Talks News

If you’ve ever watched a financial news segment on a local news channel there’s a good chance that you’d recognize the founder and owner of Money Talks News, Stacy Johnson. Stacy got his start on Television doing Money Talks segments that were nationally syndicated. Then he turned that segment into a daily personal finance news site.

Money Talks News is famous for its “hacks” – which are basically clever ways to cut costs in your budget. It’s not garden variety advice. One MTN writer didn’t wash her jeans for a year to see if the resulting smell was worth the cost savings (it was, but not for a year).

Making Sense of Cents

Michelle is the owner and author of Making Sense of Cents. She started her financial journey when she graduated in 2010 with $20,000 in student loan debt. Then she added another $18,000 to get an MBA in Finance. Michelle managed to pay off that $38,000 in seven months. The blog followed that journey and then evolved from there.

Michelle speaks a lot from personal experience. Like telling people how to make money off renting out your RV. That’s a topic she knows, because she lives out of her RV.

Frugal Rules

The Frugal Rules motto is “Freedom through Frugality.” The founder John admits he hasn’t always made the right choices with money. For instance, her left school with $25,000 in credit card debt. That’s why he and his wife Nicole started Frugal Rules. They wanted to create a community of users all working towards improving their financial literacy.

They have three other writers on staff, all of whom specialize in their own special financial niches. They offer saving advice, debt elimination strategies and can even give you an easy, not-at-all-intimidating introduction to investing. This is investing for regular Americans who may not have huge lump sums to start. They tell you how to start from very little.

The Penny Hoarder

The Penny Hoarder was founded by Kyle Taylor, who had a similar journey to Michelle from Making Sense of Cents (and a lot of other Millennials personal finance writers). They story starts with massive student loan debt. Kyle first started blogging about saving money and paying off that debt. Out of that venture, The Penny Hoarder was born.

If you’re a foodie, The Penny Hoarder has an entire section of their finance site that’s perfect for you. It’s all about how to eat like a king on a peasant’s budget.

Stefanie O’Connell

Stefanie didn’t start as a financial expert – she acted her way into it. She graduated with a degree in drama in 2008. That was great when she had a job that paid well, but as soon as that show closed, she considered her future prospects and realized she needed to learn everything she could in order to succeed.

So, on the backs of tour buses and between side jobs, she studied and learned and studied some more. She started chronicling her journey online and wrote her first book, The Broke and Beautiful Life in 2015. Her latest mission is the #BreakingBroke campaign.

Rockstar Finance \ Budgets are Sexy

Rockstar Finance is a financial news curation website. It basically does what Around the Web does on a daily basis on steroids. So, if five little packets of financial news per week are not enough, go to Rockstar and go nuts. Rockstar Finance was started by J. Money (the writer, not the rapper), whose favorite quote about himself is that “he’s the Miley Cyrus of finance.”

He started much like many of our other favorite bloggers. He got into trouble with money, blogged about his own journey and then turned that into a business. He started with Budgets are Sexy, then built his empire from there.

Money After Graduation

As you can guess from the name, if you’re a pre-retiree then this blog probably isn’t for you. It touts itself as “your guide to making, saving and spending money in your 20’s for a healthy, wealthy and happy life.”

The president and CEO of Money After Graduation is Bridget Casey, who has an MBA from the University of Calgary. Yes, this blog is Canadian but the advice they give works no matter which side of the border you call home. Come here for big advice. As they say, they won’t tell you to give up lattes because they’re too busy showing you how to become an investor, business owner and general financial boss.

The Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher is all about helping you “live better for less.” It’s been around since 1996 (yes, Gen Xers, this is one financial blog that’s by one of your own). The founder Gary Foreman went from purchasing manager for a computer manufacturer to a financial planner.

The Dollar Stretcher is all about helping you achieve a specific financial goal. They target their articles to specific groups. So, just because you aren’t a Gen Xer like Gary, it doesn’t mean that they don’t have you covered. They have sections for 50+ finances and 20 Somethings.

See Debt Run

See Debt Run is a site dedicated to helping people overcome challenges with debt. They fully admit it’s not always easy, but it’s “about making the choice to end this nonsense and take control.”

They also fully admit that their writers are not certified financial experts. They’re just normal people trying to get out of debt just like you. They tell you what’s worked from them, so you can decide if it will work for you.

Len Penzo dot Com

Len Penzo is also not a certified financial planner. In fact, he’s an electrical engineer employed in the aerospace industry. But he started his blog out of a strong disdain for debt. He’s the kind of guy with no debt to speak of but a $600 mortgage payment. Which might explain why he’s so successful, because even we got envious just writing that.

The blog touts itself as “the off-beat personal finance blog for responsible people.” It’s won all sort of awards and features content like Len’s all-time most popular post: 19 Things Your Suburban Millionaire Neighbor Won’t Tell You.