Wealthy Blogger List – December Updates

There have been a few changes to the wealthy blogger list, mainly I dropped a few people who either haven’t updated their net worth or the only updates they make on their site is their net worth. I have also gotten around to graphing the average net worth of the list over time. Some of the fluctuations are do to people being added or subtracted to the list but because I am averaging the list and not totalling it it should give you a good idea of the net worth’s over time. The dip in the graph this month is do to two of the highest net worth bloggers not reporting yet.

Last Updated: 12/04/2009

SiteNet WorthVariance
Poorer Than You-37,869.00+$920.00
Spilling Buckets-3,644.09-$1,782.58
My Pretty Pennies$3,713.00+$812.00
Couple Finance10,103.00+$2,147.11
Punch Debt in the Face27,389.00+$4,969.00
One Guys Money28,470.00NEW!
My Money Shrugged42,843.65+$2,383.43
Suburban Dollar59,430.00-$5,558.00
Carrie on the Cheap60,215.00+$3,330.00
One Mans Money63,650.18+$9,438.27
The Broke M.B.A.63,136.00-$2954.00
Mapgirl69,517.00+$6,007.00
Budgets are Sexy137,838.30+$7,131.94
Pantsinacan224,208.00+$7,430.00
Money Really Matters238,540.00NEW!
Living Almost Large270,438.75NEW!
Consumerism Commentary290,037.00+$68,207.00**
My Money Blog347,477.00+$19,235.00
Million Dollar Journey391,500.00+$6,500.00
Boston Gal531,357.62+$9,411.00
Money Blue Book596,532.00+$52,554.00
2Million Blog$590,026.56+$23,787.64
Free by 50632,015.00+$4,673.00
Enough Wealth830,800.00+$99,200.00***
Sun Financial Diary872,296.15+$55,196.76

** Flexo decided to switch back to reporting his business and personal accoutns together, this change caused a big jump in his Net Worth that doesn’t necessarily reflect an increase in assets.

*** The exchange rate from AUD to USD has steadily increased based on the most recent exchange rate it is almost at 1:1 causing a larger increase in Net Worth.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Money Funk December 4, 2009 at 11:09 am

Nice list you have going. When I do monthly updates I can’t decide whether to do the NW or post the Debt reduction. Because our house gives us a positive Net Worth, but our debt is hefty ($76K). And I married into the house. So, technically it’s not mine. Hmmm.. Now that I am talking to myself on this comment, I think I will post both NW w/ the debt reduction; kind of how Ninja posts his NW. Thanks for helping! 😉

Glad to find your site. Although, I believe I have been here before. Nice to refind your site.

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2 Miranda December 4, 2009 at 11:16 am

This prompted me to quickly figure my net worth. Turns out my mortgage is creating a huge deficit that I need to overcome!

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3 Keith Morris December 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm

This is really cool to see, Kyle. Thanks for compiling. Any thoughts on how to encourage readers to track their own net worth? Perhaps a contest of sorts? Has anything like that been done yet?

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4 Keith Morris December 4, 2009 at 1:37 pm

By the way, kudos to those reporting negative net worth. Nice to see a big range here.

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5 Financial Samurai December 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Kyle – Why did you ask me to send you my net worth update post when you don’t bother to include it in the list? Why are you trying to be so exclusive in this list? Other fellow writers have said they never heard back from you after their submission.

The list you have is clearly NOT standardized on a like for like basis, by me just looking at how people calculate their net worth. So again, what’s the point? You’ve got three entries in there with NRY either.

At any rate, I’m disappointed in the way you try and exclude people who make an effort. You should feel that one group is better than another, especially if they reach out. That’s just not right.

Best,

Sam

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6 Kyle December 5, 2009 at 2:11 pm

I have made an effort to include anyone who regularly, at least monthly, updates their networth has a blog post on their site. I have not included those individuals who asked for inclusion but do not regularly update their networth.

I make an effort to answer as many emails as I can but I will admit that I am not as good at is as other people. I do not intend to offend anyone and if I somehow have offended my readers I certainly do apologize.

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7 Investor Junkie December 8, 2009 at 10:22 am

Kyle, your sorting for net worth does not seem to be calculating properly. It’s interesting all net worth’s are sub $1 mil. No offense to the bloggers, but for the ones just starting out or worse have a negative net worth do I want look towards them for advice? Do any blogs exist by people of higher net worth discuss topics?

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8 Kyle December 8, 2009 at 3:56 pm

If there are bloggers with $1mil + net worths I haven’t seen them update their net worth regularly, and they certainly haven’t asked to be included on my list. I don’t pretend to be a millionaire or even a savvy investor for that matter. A lot of the people on this list aren’t finance experts they are regular people talking about a topic that interests them. Who you decide to look to for advice is up to you. I would advise you to look to a financial planner for advice if you are sitting on a $1 million.

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9 Investor Junkie December 9, 2009 at 7:47 am

Hi Kyle,

Ugh, regarding a financial planner. One of my rules of wisdom, is no one cares more about your money than you do. That’s not saying you shouldn’t have a financial planner. IMHO they should be there to help supplement your investing, not control it. The foundations of investing aren’t that complicated.

With the blog I am starting up I plan on discussing more advance topics. I’m looking around to see if other such blogs exist than just getting out of debt. So far, I haven’t found much.

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10 Roger December 10, 2009 at 3:25 am

Hunh, cool beans. Any chance that I can get in on this? I have been updating my net worth on a weekly basis for the past several weeks (after taking a several month break from doing so), so it might not fall directly on the end of the month, but I’m game if you are!

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11 WPExplorer December 28, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Wow there are some people making quite a bit of money. Nice to hear the opportunity is there. 🙂

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