Here are some recommended personal finance websites in Malaysia. This list is no particular order.
Malaysian Personal Finance personalities
- Ringgit Oh Ringgit – Me! This website! I write about how I personally save, spend, earn and invest money. It’s still weird how random people are intimately familiar with my financial life, but I’m not complaining. Browse through my top posts and see why RoR gets like 50k~ ish traffic per month
- Mr Stingy – Features articles on life optimisation, including finances. Great writing, highly recommend.
- Gen X Gen Y Gen Z – He uses, compares, and ranks credit cards available to Malaysians. The ultimate credit card sifu.
- Dividend Magic – Personal posts about the stocks he personally owns, the dividends he received, and some helpful explanation of terminologies!
- Ariff Shah – Malay-language blogger. Good information for aspiring first-time homeowners.
- Chok Leong – Talks about his stock picks, shares, dividends, ETF, commodity prices (oil and gas), companies in Malaysia. I liked this article on how he opened a US account to get access to US ETF (exchange-traded funds) as a Malaysian.
- Malaysia Young Investor – Gen Y (born in 1993) Malaysian. Invests in stocks and seems like a good place to visit if you want to invest in the KLSE stock market.
- Economics Malaysia – Analysis from ‘an applied and practising economist in the Malaysian financial sector.’ A bit technical but very, very informational.
- Kopi and Property – Property junkies go here. Charles inspire me – he updates way more than I do!
- TechCurator – Run by Vincent, a notable person in the fintech scene. He focuses on smart cities, fintech, insurtech and more.
- The Very Long Run – By Julian Ng of BFM fame. Great insights and thought-piece articles about the stock markets.
- Atiqah Nadiah’s money series – She doesn’t write a lot about money, but when she does, it’s good stuff – nice mix of reflection and self-determination.
- Aishah Kamaludin – Refreshingly honest and real personal finance/minimalism blog from a woman with growth mindset. Love it.
- Everything Nisa – Find free budget printables, tax advice, life organisation hacks and more from this Muslim superwoman!
- Mimirello – Lifestyle blog with digital marketing and personal finance articles, run by Marion, a Kadazan entrepreneur 🙂
- Serious Investing – Stocks-related discussions. Good for those interested in fundamental analysis.
- Pelham Blue Fund – A blog outlining Bursa Malaysia-trading decisions and outcomes, run by ‘finance industry professionals and ex-business journalists’ who put their money in their own fund management.
- Elizabeth Tai – Ex-The Star journalist. Blogs about many topics, including personal finance, debt-free living, minimalism and productivity.
- The Money Magnet – Personal finance blog run by Michelle, a stay-at-home mom from Kuching!
- I’m Funemployed – Love her stocks portfolio sharing!
- More Money – Has personal finance articles for Malaysians. I quite like their newsletter section, which compiles some Malaysian and international personal finance articles.
- Black Belt Millionaire – The blogger is a retired professional fighter and martial arts enthusiast chasing financial freedom. What a cool background!
- A Million Reason – ‘A Sabahan journey to financial freedom’. His monthly investment reports are short and sweet – go have a look if you like stocks and dividend investing.
- Ringgit Velvet – An engineer and frugal mom of 3 kids. In her ‘about’ section, she says she’s into home decoration/organisation niche and entering competitions!
- Your Finance Doctor – Run by Henry Tan, a Licensed Financial Advisor
- WorldBizWeek – Run by Desmond Mar, an ex-auditor of PwC
- The StockMonger – A Millennial stocks investor
- KewYoonYin.com – Thoughts from a seasoned businessman and investor.
- MrandMrsMoney – A couple’s journey to financial independence
- Silent Confessions by Syaza Nazura – Syaza self-describes herself as someone who ‘loveeee all things about job applications, resumes, cover letters and all that stuff’ – get those tips in her website!
- Airy Lil’M – Writes about her debt-free journey
- Leng Si Lai – Personal blog which includes online shopping hacks and home renovation tips!
- RinggitGenie – A millennial-focused personal finance page
- Finance Malaysia Blogspot – contains a variety of personal finance content
- Balkoni Hijau – Personal finance from Millennial POV. Helmi the author runs an AirBnB business. I really enjoy his articles!
- FiHolic – Personal finance site from a doctor
- Ameruddin’s Personal Finance Blog – Malay language blog, talks about productivity, self-education, personal finance, and entrepreneurship.
- Siti Sabidi – on a budget journey to becoming debt-free!
- Millennial Finance – early 20s personal finance content creator, aiming to ‘bridge the gap between millennials and personal finance.’
- ArkaysThoughts – Blog by Roshan Kanesan, that Producer/Presenter from BFM89.9’s The Morning Run, Ringgit & Sense, and The Breakfast Grille.
- Money Inspirations by Sivasathish – An ACCA lecturer and personal finance blogger. Check out his stock portfolio!
- Melepak – Run by Pak, a ‘regular Malay guy living in Singapore’. Explores personal finance. Exploring co-living business as a side-hustle, so that’s fun!
- Figuringgitout – I WISH I THOUGHT OF THAT NAME! Haha great posts, exploring the world of personal finance
- Frugal Millionaire – Join Casey Cheng’s personal journey to become a Frugal Millionaire. I love Casey’s writing style, got character and personality 🙂
- Marcus Keong – Marcus writes excellent personal finance articles, including topics on stock investing, REITs… and costs of his (Chinese) wedding
- Damnchun – KLSE fans should check this page out, very edutaining. Not your typical stock market commentator writer, in a good way 😀
Note: Please leave a comment if I missed your website!
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Websites with personal finance articles
- JewelPie – Malaysian women-centric lifestyle website with personal finance-related articles! RARE okay you guys!
- VulcanPost – Not strictly a PF website, but features new startups you should know and offers insider news about consumer demands.
- Pakdi.Net – Malay centric, Islam-centric personal finance articles. Handy for the riba’ and inheritance guides.
- SoyaCincau – Great for tech reviews and getting the most out of your money! Check out Best Smartphone under RM1000 article.
- Time Out KL’s Broke in KL Guide – KL-centric and consumerist-culture-centric. Free stuff to do in KL!
- Zafigo – A website dedicated to women travellers in Asia. Some articles about how much trips cost, and recommendations under [insert amount]
- The Vocket – In Malay. They compile fun topics that millennials like to read. I like the articles that directly or indirectly touch about money, like travelling to [country] for [amount], my experience working/studying/living in [country], and other budget tips and hacks.
- New Malaysian Kitchen’s Budget section – Recipes for cheap, healthy Malaysian meals!
- Pakar Wang – Malay-language website with ‘how to’ tutorials.
- Financial Literacy for Youths – Guides written and researched by young people, for young people. Great content – big words made digestible.
- Cilisos.my – Love their educational AND entertaining economics-related pieces!
- AskLegal.my – Easy-to-read legal articles, because we’re all law-abiding citizens here amirite (unless the law is outdated, in which case we should actively change it)
- The Fifth Person – lots of stocks-related articles.
- UniEnrol’s articles – Go here for articles about scholarships and cost of education-related financial advice!
- Entrepreneur Campfire – High-quality articles about entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia, with lots of Malaysia-specific content! I found out that Lazada has a fulfilment service for sellers from their how popular online businesses make money online in Malaysia article.
- Fintech News Malaysia – Trusted source for Malaysia-specific fintech news!
- RojakPot’s Financial & Money Matters page – Kind of rojak, but you’ll find some good money-related articles in here
Websites to compare financial products
Compare credit cards, home loans, personal loans, car loans, insurances, fixed deposits, stock trading accounts, etc. They have their own personal finance articles too.
Useful shopping tools
- Shopback – Note: referral link. Before you complete any online shopping, check here if you are eligible for cashback! This website is especially awesome for online-booking accommodation or travel. I’ve received about RM2000 in cashback so far 🙂
- Ewallets – Click the link to see reviews of BigPay, Lazada wallet, FavePay and Boost App, plus how they save me money
- Dealshelve – Like your groupons? This website lists all available groupon-type deals in Malaysia. Have fun and don’t go overboard!
- Offerstation – Lists well-known companies’ ongoing offers and promotions. I especially like the warehouse and contests listings.
- Mudah – Only one of the highest-traffic classifieds website in Malaysia. Don’t buy anything without checking here!
- Currenseek – Helps you to compare and find great exchange rates. The disparity feature is cool – it shows how much some exchanges are overcharging you! They also wrote about me here 🙂
- CupoNation – Helps you find coupon codes for online merchants. From my understanding this is a worldwide platform and newly launched in Malaysia.
- GrubCycle – Eat more for less AND save the environment. Kind of similar-ish to ApprovedFood (sells clearance food and drinks) which I loved when I studied in UK.
- FreebiesLand – Free samples, deals, BOFO (buy one free one), ongoing promotions, etc.
- MySmartList – a collection of tools and resources for Malaysians to save and invest money. Thanks for listing me!
- HappyFresh – grocery delivery service. Use code ‘suraya63’ to get RM25 off your first order. ProTip: Go to HappyFresh website from Shopback and get cashback from there!
- Lowyat – Discuss and get advice from these fine folks at these specific forums: Finance, Business and Investment House; Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Loyalty Cards; Stock Exchange; Property Talk; Jobs and Careers. Great Services Noticeboard, Business for Sale page, and Garage Sales too.
- Carigold – They call themselves the largest money making portal in Asia, but take it with a pinch of salt – this forum is overrun with a) sensationalist titles and b) dodgy forex & MLM. Amid that, this Malay-centric forum is worth a browse if you need the Malay consumer perspective.
Personal finance education and services (free+paid)
- KC Lau – Long-time personal finance portal. Check out his courses here.
- MyPF – Nice personal finance articles 🙂 Check out their services here.
Hello from CARDPOW! Thanks for featuring us on your blog.
Thanks for dropping by and keep up the good work!
Good day. I have changed my website to http://www.malaysiayounginvestor.blogspot.my
Do you mind to update it in your list.
Appreciate the link to my site very much. Have a nice day! 😀
Done! Nice website, John 🙂
this is a great sharing on the recommended blogs! Appreciated!
while looking through, i notice we cannot visit below blog anymore, do you know why?
Gen X Gen Y Gen Z (TOP PICK)
Hi mgg chng,
You’re welcome and glad you like it 🙂
Ah, GenXGenYGenZ’s blog. One of the saddest things to happen this month. He have recently announced the closure of the blog on FB, I think I was in denial about it…
I’ve edited the section, with great sadness 🙁
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I have a blog about bitcoin too (in English and Bahasa Indonesia).
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Hello Goosebit, thanks for stopping by. Cool page you have there 🙂
Hi Suraya, I want to recommend this website http://www.mohdzulkifli.com/ I think his writing is good for Malay reader and please check out his writing if you have time. Keep up the good work and I love reading your cool writing in your awesome blog.
Have checked out the page, good content. I try not to add people who are agents for financial products though, but will leave the link for people who want to check it out. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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What a cool website you have there! Who are your intended target audience? I can give feedback based on that. Initial feedback:
– Upon clicking ‘get started’ on main page, opened a new page. Better if its in the same page.
– If I’m new and visit the exchange listing page, I’d be confused. This page really depends on target audience – newbies will expect easiest places to buy from fiat (MYR or otherwise).
I’m flattered you think highly of me, but I’m really still learning 🙂
Cool, thanks for sharing Shubham – will try out soon
I like your post! You can add one more website to your Useful Shopping Tools list – Paylesser Maiaysia – https://my.paylesser.com/. It is very old and popular coupon website for online saving.
Thanks for the tip, Kiara!
This is a great list of websites in deep. I find this very informative and helpful!
Keep up the good work!
i found this article from business insider, worth sharing
These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin.
and this is the original source.
This is really cool! Thanks for sharing Kech!
Came across your article on http://ringgitohringgit.com/personal-finance-blogger-malaysia/
You rock! 🙂
Would be honored to have you add my site to the list.
So sorry, I missed your comment! Thanks for the kind words 🙂 Have added mypf.my to the list!
Great blog which hopefully generate good income for you 🙂
Perhaps you should also “journey” into the relatively unknown & misunderstood world (here in Malaysia anywhere) on trading the Forex Market. It’s a very interesting world which I discovered & got involved in for some nine years now.
I am not sure but perhaps you might get some forex brokers to pay you for advertising on your blog 🙂
Keep up your interesting & very useful post.
Cheers & all the best
Hi Liew@ Rahman,
Thanks for your kind comments. I get sponsored post offers from forex companies all the time. Turned all of them down. I can’t promote them, not on good conscience
Thanks for add on the list. Great blog! Keep it up.
We blog about personal finance matters, especially for Malaysians, for more than 10 years now. It’s insightful to read your sharing on financial matters as well. Keep it up.
Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words, that’s nice of you! Wow 10 years, amazing. Added your website in the page 🙂
Hi Suraya! Great list of blog there! Can you add me up as well? Thank you so much! 🙂
omg I knew I missed someone important. added!
From being a silent lurker and now seeing my Figuringgitout listed here, wah!! A big fat thank you to you, you have no idea how much you’ve inspired me to take on this journey. Thank you!
Its my pleasure, your content is awesome!!
new blog i created
Welcome to the pf community q! Love the website name!!
Hi Suraya . Great content as always. We have been a huge fan of your blogs and refreshing take on personal finance. You were one of our inspirations in doing what we do as we ventured into blogging! Do check out https://flamesoffi.com.
Much appreciated & wish you success always.
Thank you for your comment and kind words!!
Hi Suraya! Awaiting our presence in your coveted list 😀
Thanks for your blog. It’s great to see so much great content in Malaysia.
If you don’t mind, hopefully, our blog: https://malaysiainvestment88.blogspot.com/ can be featured too on your blog page. We will be forever grateful. The blog focuses on personal finance matters for Malaysians. Keep it up on your blog too. Thanks!
your content really inspired me alot !!! And I hope more people should learn about personal finance more earlier and start managing their wealth to meet their life goals.
Here’s my blog: https://zhongruanfun.com/
Hope can be featured on your blog page!
Much appreciated & wish you success always.
my name is Elizabeth Ngan Ee Huey. I live in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
In 2018, I lost rm1.8 million to macau scam.
please be careful, everyone.