No matter where you are on your financial journey, it is always nice to know that there are people out there who are doing what you’ve done or who have done what you want to do. Knowing that somebody just like you has paid off their debt, bought a house, or is pursuing financial independence is inspiring.
Although this is not an exhaustive list, you will find these financial YouTube creators inspiring as you pursue your own goals to financial freedom.
The Best Financial YouTubers to Follow
We break down our picks for the best financial YouTube Channels right now. Some of these bring the data, some the entertainment, all of them - solid personal finance and money advice.
Oh, and I hate picking real "favorites" - so this list is alphabetical:
Budget Girl — 60,000+ Subscribers
Sarah, Budget Girl, paid off $33,000 in student loan debt over three years while making $26,000 per year. She documented her journey to becoming debt-free until she paid off all her loans about three years ago.
Since then, Sarah has been featured on The Dave Ramsey Show, CNBC, and CBS.
She continues to make videos that will inspire you to live frugally and get rid of debt.
Clever Girl Finance — 37,000+ Subscribers
Clever Girl Finance is hosted by Bola Sokunbi and focuses on helping women ditch debt, save money, and build real wealth.
Her most popular video is this one where she talks about saving $100,000 in a little over three years.
Bola has been featured on CNBC, Good Morning America, and Forbes.
The Financial Diet — 772,000+ Subscribers
On their “About” section on YouTube, it says, “The Financial Diet talks about personal finance in a way that doesn't make you want to curl up in a ball and cry.” And that is exactly what happens on this channel.
Their videos are high-quality and the hosts on The Financial Diet really do make you feel included when they talk about personal finance.
Freedom In A Budget — 32,000+ Subscribers
If you’re looking for ways to save money and live within a budget, Kelly Smith's channel is the one to watch for inspiration.
And her most-watched video is this one where she talks about how she only spends $100 on groceries per month.
Graham Stephan — 1.49 Million Subscribers
Graham Stephan is a 28-year-old real estate agent and investor who has sold over $120,000,000 in real estate since 2008.
His channel focuses on building wealth through investing, real estate, as well as insights into wealth building at a young age.
His And Her Money — 90,000+ Subscribers
Tai and Talaat McNeely run His And Her Money and their slogan is, “We run the number one source for money and marriage.”
Even though the McNeelys focus on talking about money management in the context of marriage, they also feature the stories of other people paying off their debt. The stories are as varied as the people they interview, but you will leave each interview feeling inspired to pay off debt and take control of your financial life.
Let’s Talk Money! with Joseph Hogue, CFA — 150,000+ Subscribers
Joseph Hogue talks about making money online, paying off debt, and building wealth through investing.
He also runs four blogs on these various topics! He has a lot to share and you will learn a lot from his channel.
The Money Mentor | Chris Winter — 60,000 Subscribers
One of the most powerful ways to get ahead on your money journey is to make more money. Chris Winter’s channel focuses on that. He teaches subscribers different ways to make money using e-commerce, affiliate marketing, creating courses, and ultimately, creating income that is passive.
Extra money can go a long way to helping you pay off debt quicker and boost your savings. It will also help you live your best financial life as you work towards your financial goals.
Nate O'Brien — 432,000+ Subscribers
Want to become a financial minimalist while still living a rich life? On Nate O'Brien’s channel you can learn how to do that.
One of his viral videos is of him talking about how he moved to Philadelphia and sold everything in order to live a simplified life.
One Big Happy Life — 182,000+ Subscribers
One Big Happy Life is a family channel with an emphasis on building wealth.
While a lot of channels on this list focus on living frugally in order to reach financial independence, One Big Happy Life approaches this differently. And that is the beauty of personal finance.
While paying off debt and living frugally is a great way to start your financial journey, I also realize, it may not be for everyone. In that case, you will thoroughly enjoy One Big Happy Life.
Some of the most popular videos on One Big Happy Life are the ones where the couple, Tasha and Joseph, share their net worth and journey to financial independence on a monthly basis.
Our Rich Journey — 179,000+ Subscribers
Our Rich Journey is hosted by another couple — Christina and Amon — who documented their journey to financial independence and retired at the age of 41 and 39, respectively.
They are active members of the FIRE (financial independence retire early) community and were able to build up their YouTube community from scratch to 179,000 subscribers in less than two years.
If you’re interested in learning how to become financially independent and retire early, this is a great channel to follow.
Wealth Hacker - Jeff Rose — 288,000 Subscribers
Just like the name of the channel suggests, Jeff focuses on teaching people how to grow the money they already have and create wealth.
The Wealth Hacker - Jeff Rose channel is great for learning about investing and the stock market.
Up-and-Coming Financial YouTubers to Watch
I didn’t want to end this post without mentioning certain smaller YouTube creators in the financial space or personal finance space who are doing a great job of educating their audiences.
Debt Free Millennials
By age 25, Justine Nelson had paid off $35,000 in student loan debt making just $37,000 per year. And now she’s on a mission to inspire other millennials to crush their debt and live payment-free.
Pennies Not Perfection
This channel was started by Mary Hobbs and currently has 10,000 subscribers. Mary talks about a range of topics including budgeting, paying off debt, financial planning, and side hustles.
Gee Nonterah - Create & Prosper
Freelance writing is a powerful way to make that extra money you need to pay off your debt and get started investing. On her channel, Gee Nonterah focuses on teaching you how to make a living with your writing so that you can create more freedom and family time.
Mapped Out Money
Nick True does an amazing job highlighting life, budgeting, money, financial independence, and more on his channel Mapped Out Money. His wife, pets, and him travel in an RV, focus on budgeting and financial independence while creating a life they want to live.
Denis Trufin does a great job of teaching you how to invest in language that is relatable.
The College Investor Channel
Yes, we have a YouTube channel too! Make sure to subscribe there if you haven’t already.
Robert Farrington is America’s Millennial Money Expert® and America’s Student Loan Debt Expert™, and the founder of The College Investor, a personal finance site dedicated to helping millennials escape student loan debt to start investing and building wealth for the future. You can learn more about him on the About Page, or on his personal site RobertFarrington.com.
He regularly writes about investing, student loan debt, and general personal finance topics geared towards anyone wanting to earn more, get out of debt, and start building wealth for the future.
He has been quoted in major publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox, ABC, NBC, and more. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes.