[UPDATED] Top Websites for Millennials and 20-somethings

List of the Top Websites for Millennials and 20-somethings

 

With millions of blogs and websites out there, how do you find the top websites for Millennials and best websites for 20-somethings?

What are the top websites for Millennials that you can visit not just for information, but actually relevant, life-changing info?

My goal is to rescue all twentysomethings and Millennials out there from the pounding waves of Internet-ness onto a tropical island filled with lush, chocolate trees of Internet-bliss.

(Yes. It’s that epic).

First — What makes me an expert on the top websites for Millennials and best blogs for twenty year olds?

Well, I’ve had the honor of running one for the last seven years here at All Groan Up that has been read by millions of people in 190 countries — with articles like 21 Secrets for your 20s, 25 Signs You’re Having a Quarter Life Crisis, and 5 Shocking Statistics About Actual “Millennial Problems” going viral on the Interwebs.

I still can’t believe that I get to write books, encourage, inspire, and speak to Millennials for a living. Then as well, speak about how to lead and retain Millennials to leaders seeking to understand them better.

Then I have three books for Millennials, including the best-selling 101 Secrets For Your Twenties and my newest book 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties: (and let’s be honest, your thirties too)

Alright, let’s get to it — What are the top websites for Millennials?

Apart from your website (of course, that’s a given), and my website (no brainer, Professor), this is the question.

Below is an updated and expanded list broken down into the following categories: career and finance websites for Millennials, top Millennial bloggers on life advice for your 20s, relationship websites for 20-somethings, faith in your 20s websites, and even sites for Millennials who love to write.

I’d love to hear your suggestions within the comments if your favorite Millennial website is not on here.

Here we go.

Here are some of the top websites that I believe every Millennial needs to take a big bite from, or else, continue consuming Internet meals that are small, stringy, and lacking flavor.

List of the Top Websites for Millennials and 20-somethings

Career, Personal Finance, and News Websites for Millennials:

  1. Life After College 

Jenny Blake, recently published author of the amazing career/change book Pivot, presents practical and insightful “tips & resources for life, work, money, happiness, personal growth & productivity”.

I have been a regular contributor for Life After College, wow since 2013 and I’ve been a big fan of Jenny Blake since my early days on the Internet. She’s still killing it.

2. Happen to Your Career

Scott Barlow, who runs Happen to Your Career, is one of my favorite people whom I’ve never met in person. His excitement, inspiration, and knowledgeable career advice is unstoppable. He regularly posts on his website, mainly his latest podcast. Then as well, he offers a Figure Out What You Want to Do – Free 8 day course that is an excellent resource for Millennials struggling with their career (or lack thereof).

3. The Template

Danny Rubin is the most hardcore practical career blogger I know. He brings the details to the details, giving you the tools on how to effectively communicate through emails, resumes, and job interviews. His book — Wait, How do I Write This Email? is an excellent career resource and go-to-guide for every Millennial. I had the honor of connecting with Danny years ago — and year after year he remains one of my favorites.

4. YOUR MILLENNIAL MONEY 

Shannah Compton Game is the real financial deal. She’s a certified financial planner and brings a wealth of personal finance information that all Millennials need. If you need advice on finances, she’s your go-to resource. Shannah is a thought-leader in the financial space for Millennials, is extremely smart, and is a wonderful person to share ideas with.

5. JOB JENNY

As the head of her own recruiting agency for over 11 years, Jenny’s job has been to find the you’s and me’s jobs, thus why her blog, courses and e-books are chalk full of gold.

For anyone looking for resume help, you need to check out Job Jenny’s Weekend Resume Makeover. It’s a paid course, but it will help you land a better job so definitely worth the money. Plus, Jenny is just good people. She is so good, she’s also given me a $40 off coupon for the community here at All Groan Up for her Resume Makeover. Just click the link for the Resume Makeover and enter the code: AGUVIP

6. theSkimm

My wife is an avid Skimm-er so I needed to give theSkimm it’s due. It’s the daily news condensed into a humorous tidbit and delivered to your inbox daily. Pretty helpful way to stay abreast without having to watch the nightly news — because seriously is there anything more depressing than watching the nightly news?

7. Thin Difference

Jon Mertz, is a Baby Boomer, marketing executive, and the creator of The Thin Difference. What I love most about Jon’s work is that he offers Millennials practical, insightful advice on advancing your career. And he does it from a place of support, encouragement, and wisdom, instead of the condescending generalizations that some Boomers cling to when trying to describe Millennials.

Jon is a Millennial mentor and his book The Thin Difference is a great resource for young professional Millennials and those leading them.

Blogs/Podcasts about ROCKING LIFE as a Millennial:

1. GEN Y GIRL

Kayla Cruz is about Sharing. Learning. Improving. And ensuring that we are best equipped to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Not too shabby.

I had the honor of writing the forward to Kayla’s new book — Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties. If you’re doing corporate and you were born a Millennial, this is a great resource.

2. The Confused Millennial

Rachel brings a wealth of know-how to un-confuse the most confused Millennials out there. Whether business advice or a little pop culture humor, this is an informative, fun, well laid out blog every Millennial should check out.

3. GenTwenty

GenTwenty is the twentysomethings guide to life. That’s a hard tagline to live up to, but GenTwenty does a stellar job of making it happen. They have wonderful articles from a range of writers. And it’s all just nice to look at — each graphic a piece of art.

4. Our Quarter Life Comeback Podcast

Bryan Teare offers insightful dialogue on dealing and thriving through the daily struggles twentysomethings are going through. I had the privilege of being a guest for his episode “The Anatomy of a Quarter Life Crisis“. Bryan is an excellent, thoughtful host. Plus his South African accent is like podcast butter to your Millennial ears (that metaphor didn’t really work, but you get what I mean…)

5. Our 1/4 Life Crisis – Documentary

I had the opportunity to be flown up to Vancouver, Canada and be a part of this international documentary “Our 1/4 Life Crisis” about the shared struggle twentysomethings are going through. Skilled Millennial documentary filmmaker Sonia Suvagau, along with her equally amazing mother Adelina, worked diligently for years on this film and created a poignant, scary, yet hopeful story about the quarter life crisis struggle that is all too real for Millennials across the globe.

6. Smart, Pretty, and Awkward 

Molly Beck has been rocking this site for years and it’s still going strong. It’s a wonderful, delightful, simple post every time. She talks about something smart, something pretty, and something to make you (less) awkward.

With all the success this site has experienced through Molly’s blend of wisdom and wit, you definitely don’t want to miss out.

7. The Distilled Man

Many of these blogs above are slightly catered towards women, so I needed to represent the men here with The Distilled Man. Kyle Ingham is the manly man behind this go-to resource chalk-full of essential skills for the modern Millennial man. I don’t know how Kyle became so wise on all things manly, but I suspect it has something to do with his sweet beard and his Redwood like height. I had the honor of being interviewed by Kyle on “Navigating Your 20s” that you can check out here. This was one of my favorite interviews I’ve ever done — mostly because Kyle’s got great questions and an even better laugh.

Twentysomething Faith, Calling, and More:

1. RELEVANT MAGAZINE

God. Life. Progressive Culture. Your one-stop-shop to stay informed and engage. I’ve been honored to be a semi-regular contributor for Relevant Magazine over the years with popular articles like 5 Lies Twentysomethings Need to Stop Believing 

2. Allison Fallon

Ally and I go way back. I appreciate the beautiful way Allison writes and the beautiful way she shares what’s truly on her heart. She is raw, honest, to-the-point, and a good read for anyone trying to figure out this crazy little thing called love, life and faith. Ally even did a great guest-post on the relationship between twentysomethings and their parents here at All Groan Up — Dear Mom and Dad, a Letter From Your Twentysomething 

3. Meaning Movement

Dan Cumberland is the brain-child behind the meaning movement, which touches on great topics like creativity, purpose, work, and courage. I’m a big fan of Dan’s work because, like the content here at All Groan Up, he focuses on helping people live on purpose with purpose.

4. Scott Savage Live 

Scott quickly became one of my favorite Twitter/blogger friends because he’s just so dang inspirational! He’s a pastor who you can tell loves people, life, and helping people come more alive. Scott blogs about things like overcoming fear, rejection, failure, and all the other things that hold us back. I just was reading through this great interview he did with Valerie Peterson, a Contestant Manager from The Voice, about how she helps contestants overcome their fears. A must-read!

Millennial RELATIONSHIP Websites:

  1. True Love Dates

Debra Fileta is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in dating, marriage and relationship issues, along with a spectrum of mental health disorders and issues.  She brings truth, warmth, and incredible insight to Millennials biggest relationship questions. Plus, Deb is just a solid, inspiring person who encourages me to do better work. (If you’re noticing a trend here, I really like promoting people that I’ve gotten to personally know over the years and who are super-solid individuals).

Also check out her book by the same name — True Love Dates, published by Zondervan who was also my publisher for All Groan Up: Searching For Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job! 

2. Bryan Sands

Bryan loves talking about sex. Seriously. But probably in a little different way than you would think. Bryan delves deeper into the emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual impact of sex on individuals and cultures. Bryan’s also a campus pastor so is daily interacting and leading Millennials.

I was honored to write a foreword for Bryan’s new book coming out soon — “Everybody Loves Sex: So Why Wait?: A Discussion in Sexual Faithfulness.

3. Boundless 

This site could be categorized in Faith as well, but their main focus is preparing Millennials for marriage. Boundless offers a litany of resources for young adults who want to grow up, own their faith, date with purpose, and prepare for marriage and family.

 

Millennial Writing Sites

  1. Goins Writer

Over the years Jeff Goins has become the leading resource for anyone that is looking to write a book, grow a platform, connect with an audience, etc. Jeff knows his stuff and offers an amazing community to support and teach writers at Tribe Writers. He typically opens a limited number of spots for Tribe Writers a few times a year, so jump on the waitlist if you’re interested. Jeff has taught me a lot about growing a platform and he even helped connect me to my first publisher, so I’m definitely a product of his writing/publishing wisdom.

2. The Write Practice

This is a jam-packed site for anyone who strives to become a better writer. Because The Write Practice offers you a ton of opportunities to, get this, practice your writing. Creator of The Write Practice, Joe Bunting loves the craft of writing, down to the smallest detail of whether or not to use neither, either, or, and nor, and this love for writing shines through every comma and period on The Write Practice (he probably would have a few things to say about this run on sentence).

Plus, Joe once worked at the same college as me as my intern, but that is a story for a different article!

TWENTYSOMETHING WATCH LIST:

Holy shiiiiiizzzer — I included a ton of great resources on this list, but I know I left out so many notable/amazing/what was I thinking? websites as well.

So please add your Millennial/Twentysomethings website MUST’S to the list below within the comments.


101-questions-You-Need-to-Ask-in-Your-Twenties---cover-image-without-blueFor more insight and inspiration for your 20s, check out my newest book 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties.

Written in the same easy-to-read style and humor as my best-selling book 101 Secrets For Your Twenties, but this time we’re digging even deeper. To find important life answers, we need to start with the right questions.

See what readers are saying about 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties

(Disclaimer: Some of the links used in this article are affiliate links. If you end up purchasing one of the great resources linked in this article you’re also supporting the work here at All Groan Up. Double-win!)

 

75 Comments

    • admin

      Michelle thank you for the wisdom and authenticity you dispense daily! And for being a super-hero counter-part

      Reply
  1. Chase

    Thanks turkey! ‘Preciate it with gusto and guffaw!

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    • admin

      Chase – As all new dad’s know, this stuff ain’t easy. So thank you for being a ray of light during all those nights of 0 sleep.

      Reply
  2. Michelle

    Wow. Thanks Paul. Honored to be on the list. But wait, you mean life does not always go as planned?

    Reply
  3. April

    Wow, thanks pal! I’m so excited to check out these links : )

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  4. Shannon

    This is perfect! Thanks for this.

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  5. TNGG

    Great list of Gen Y blogs! Especially interested to see where GenJuice is going!

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  6. Rich DeMatteo

    Wow, thanks for including me in this amazing list. A lot of my best buds in the “career blogging” world were mentioned and it’s great to be included in their company.

    Thanks again and hope we can catch up soon!

    Rich

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    • admin

      Definitely well deserved! Thanks Rich

      Reply
  7. Martha

    Would also recommend Boundless.org from Focus on the Family!

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  8. Kate D'Amico

    As a 20-something Gen Y job seeker, I’ve been an avid fan of the Come Recommended blog (www.comerecommended.com/blog) and all of Heather Huhman’s advice (www.heatherhuhman.com). I

    Reply
  9. Lindsay

    I enjoy many of these blogs, but I’m looking forward to checking out a few new ones, too!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  10. Jenny Foss

    I feel so quasi-magical and cool! And in great company. Thanks, man!!

    Reply
  11. Amanda

    Thanks so much for mentioning my little blog on this AWESOME list! I already read many of these but I’m really excited to check out some new ones!

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  12. Chadd

    Great list! I’m a big fan of Simply Complicated and am glad to have found some new blogs in the same realm. Speaking of which, I recently came across a new up-and-comer at http://www.mrtwentysomething.com . Not quite on the same level as these blogs yet, but it definitely has potential.

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    • admin

      Thanks Tyler for mentioning Brett McCracken. For anyone looking for faith/Millennials conversation, he’s a great fit.

      So is your site.

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  13. key2

    That’s a nice post.

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  14. Morgan

    GAH! Too many awesome websites to visit! I’ve already been to a few of these, but will definitely be checking out the rest. I’m not sure if this is really a ’20-something’ site, but I am in my ’20-somethings’ and find it hilarious. It’s called: http://oddtodd.com He makes his own cartoons about being unemployed. He doesn’t teach any career lessons or anything, it’s just for fun. 🙂

    I also really like http://under30ceo.com/ has some great articles and community.

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    • admin

      Awesome. Thanks Morgan. Definitely under30ceo.com could/should be up there. Will have to check out oddtodd. Like the sound of that.

      Next update I need to include a technology section to include sites like sociableboost. Nervous to add tech because once I do the list becomes never-ending

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      • Morgan

        Yeah, so true! But, on the other hand, everyone has their favorite sites, regardless of how many are out there. 🙂

  15. Udo

    You totally forgot girlaftercollege.com!!

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  16. Googlea

    […]we like to honor lots of other net web sites around the web, even when they aren?t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

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  17. Nicole Cottrell

    Sorry I’m a little late to comment, but thanks so much for including me in this list.

    You rock!

    I’m so glad to have found your site and can’t wait to introduce you to my readers.

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    • admin

      Thanks Nicole. Glad I could give props where they are due.

      Reply
  18. Drew Tewell

    Thanks for the list! I’m a new fan of Jenny Blake myself.

    Reply
  19. Dave Ellis - YouTern

    Thank you for including YouTern in your magical list!

    Great use of “plethora” too!

    (“Si, El Guapo. You have a plethora!”)

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    • admin

      Thanks Dave! Definitely my pleasure. Anytime I can plug your guys site, whilst saying plethora, is a great day

      Reply
  20. Reggie

    Thanks for this list. It’s helpful for me to learn about some great new sites for Gen Y. I’ve got some reading to do. 🙂

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    • admin

      Thanks Reggie!

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  21. Taylor

    This is a fantastic list! I can’t wait to go through them all and check them out 🙂

    Another one to add is soulpancake.com. It’s a great one for people to discuss life questions and get opinions from others around the world

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    • admin

      Awesome! Thanks Taylor. I’ve never heard of soulpancake. Love the name. Will have to check them out.

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  22. Liz

    Awesome list, thanks for sharing! Twenty-something’s, especially twenty-something women, should check out Positively Smitten: http://positively-smitten.com

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  23. Samantha Luther

    I love Jenny Blake, and because I follow her so diligently, I just stumbled into your blog. I can already tell that I am going to absolutely utilize this resource! Thank You – I can’t wait to put together a blog for all of my friends and tell them about allgroanup 😀

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    • admin

      Thanks Jonathan for the addition. Millennial Leader is an excellent resource for sure.

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  24. Harley

    Thanks for this list! I knew a few on this list, but definitely found some great new content. I appreciate it!

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    • admin

      Glad this list of top websites could help Harley!

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  25. David Ramos

    Hey, if you’re looking for some millennial advice you can carry around with you, check out my book Twentyfive:Treasures from an Unusual Millennial Life http://amzn.com/B00R9Y4MEU

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  26. Dan

    Hey, I just found your website from lifeaftercollege. I love what you’re doing and your work definitely resonates with me!! Thanks so much for this post (I know its older) and I will be checking out these sites too.

    Cheers,

    Dan

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  27. Aya

    For the 20-somethings out there looking for life advice, my buddy and I have started a weekly compilation of the best tips out there. The newsletter came about as the two of us were going through some pretty big life transitions – new jobs, new girlfriends, etc. – and just started doing a bit more soul searching.

    I’m generally not into rah-rah self help but it’s a quick, actionable read. It’s a pilot program but we are taking initial sign ups here:

    http://aya.launchrock.com/

    We’ll be closing out the beta mailing list pretty soon so sign up if you’re interested.

    I’m also here to answer any questions you guys have. Just hope that it helps people out there

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  28. Tanya

    Hey, useful list – thank you! I’m one of the very few millennial bloggers outside the US – luckyattitude.co.uk

    😉

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  29. ThriveHau

    Really nice compilation of bloggers. It’s really comforting to see there are other younger bloggers other than 30+ moms out there. Well, maybe because those are the blogs I’ve been exposed to thus far.
    thrivehau.com

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  30. Jordan Dansky

    Really loving this list Paul! Excited to check out some of the ones we haven’t heard of before 🙂

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  31. Brian Meiggs

    Add http://www.millennialmoneyguide.com personally it is one of the few sites that actually helped me as a millennial build wealth and progress towards being debt free!

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  32. Sasha D

    I think the Best Blog for Millennials With Brains (who think about everything like life, relationships and rent) is Helpmebro. http://helpmebro.com Some crazy questions, interesting projects, ideas and thoughts about everything.

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  33. Greg

    TheMillennialPostOnline.com

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  34. Piggybanknomics

    One of the “fun” blogs I have recently been exposed to is http://www.overundercappers.com. This guy blogs about sports handicapping and some of his comments are really funny.

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  35. Shaina McGregor

    Thanks! I am interested in finding more bloggers out there like myself!

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  36. tombehr

    Hi – I’m an old guy who works hard, in my local town, to build walkable, sustainable communities that offer appropriately-priced, environmentally responsible, lifestyle-friendly housing choices for Millennials (and senior citizens seeking to retire in place). (You can find me at http://www.longhillnj.gov/PB/MPC.html

    So I get it. This is a plea to put the weight of your generation into reforming a badly broken national culture — for example, the disappointing (actually appalling) choices we have for President. We need a “revolution,” but not just a superficial quick change. This isn’t an itch you can scratch and then walk away from. We need to build a better America from the ground up – and you are the generation to do it.

    Like many of you, I’m a Bernie supporter. But if you care about yourself and your families (and your kids when and if you have them), and the planet, and our country, PLEASE do not “protest vote” Donald Trump into the White House. That’s what happened 16 years ago when some people’s passion votes for Ralph Nader put George Bush and the Neocons into power. Hillary’s flawed, and not what we might like: Trump is the monster under the bed that turns out to be frighteningly real.
    Tnanks
    Tom

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  37. Sabrina Nicole

    Perfect thank you! I’ve been looking for a list like this. Nearing the end of my 20s :O

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  38. Shaina Leis

    Me : ) I have a YouTube channel for twenrysomethings- and Millennials- in general. Informative, inspiring and entertaining. http://www.youtube.com/shainaleis

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  39. Sam Brown

    Great list Paul! I’d also love to hear which blogs you’d recommend today (I think about half of the ones I checked out from this list are either no longer blogging or they’ve changed their focus).

    Sam
    http://www.smart-twenties.com – how to make the most of your twenties

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      • Christel Price

        Yes, super helpful to find a list like this. I do find it hard trying to find the best websites for millennials. So thank you! Would love to see an updated version :).

  40. BryanASands

    Paul, I love the list! And, I may be partial to one in particular! ha! Thank you for mentioning me! And thank you for being a powerful voice to this up-and-coming generation!

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  41. Bryan Teare

    Thanks for including me in this awesome list, Paul! Going to check out some of the other guys and girls 🙂

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  42. Kyle Ingham

    Paul, thanks again for including The Distilled Man on this list! Much appreciated! You made my day.

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    • Paul Angone - All Groan Up

      Well-deserved Kyle. You create with excellence over at The Distilled Man. Big fan of your manly work. And obviously a little jealous of your beard.

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  43. US Army veteran

    First and foremost …if you didn’t live through the 80s…kill yourself. Anyone born after 1985, or parented by anyone born after 1985 needs to be destroyed, in any hopes of making this world a better place. The 1980s were the last decade where people were able to form the sales as fundamental humans. That’s why in the 1990s and the 2000s there is only maybe like two or three good coming of age movies but in the 1980s there was like 20. Anything after we’re just versions of multiplicity with Michael Keaton; and if you don’t know what multiplicity with Michael Keaton was kill yourself bring yourself back to life and then kill yourself again because you’ve just proven my point.

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  44. Dave @ Run The Money

    So, this is an incredible list and I appreciate that you keep adding to it. I’m familiar with many of those you list, particularly Goins Writer and Life After College. I’m happy to throw my blog, Run The Money, into the ring as well. Check it out at http://RunTheMoney.com. I cover financial and physical health. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Tyler P

    Great List Paul!

    In the relationship category I think you left out http://www.ibelieveinlove.com which is a great blog for millennials about marriage, relationships, sex, etc.

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  46. Ying-NavigatingAdulthood.

    These are such great reads! I just checked out the Write Practice and it’s such a fantastic resource!

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  47. Lois Spark

    Please do consider http://www.shevolutionuk.com for your next update 🙂 We’re the UK’s freshest women’s website with a different take on need to know, news, entertainment fashion, beauty, relationships and more.

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  48. Alicia Eichmann

    Paul, thanks so much for the list! I’d like to suggest my blog, energyformoms.com. On it I focus on helping millennial moms to navigate motherhood and utilize all the amazing resources, opportunities and information that are available to us, but in a way that aligns with our uniqueness and our values, helps us find the right stuff and avoid information overload.

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  49. Eucharia Nwosu

    Hi Paul, thanks for sharing this lovely list of millennial blogs. I’m inspired reading this great list of online resource that helps millennial make headway in life. I think you might want to consider adding this millennial blog to your list – https://www.millennialswellness.com. The Millennial Wellness blog revolves around helping millennial take complete control of their health. Thanks. I’m inspired by the great work you are doing.

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    • Paul Angone

      Thank you!

      Reply

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