Don’t Tax Yourself – 99 Free Blog Titles

99 Blog Titles That Are In The Money!

In honor of Tax Day, here are 99 free blog titles that won’t tax your brain, especially after doing all of those calculations!

Many bloggers and writers experience writer’s block (or Blank-Post-Syndrome as I call it) at some time when, no matter what you do, you can’t get enough words onto your computer screen to form one meager sentence. You need to plan ahead to ensure that you  have writing inspiration.

To help you keep the words flowing through your fingertips and onto your computer screen, here are 99 free blog titles. Even better, this list provides additional information to help ignite your imagination. What’s important isn’t that you use these titles verbatim, but rather that they help you write your next post. I’ve divided these 99 titles into categories to make them easier for to use. XXX and YYY are used to allow you to insert the words that are relevant to your target audience. This way you don’t feel restrained in your use of the topics. Any of the titles with numbers in them can be modified to the size of your list.

Taxes. After focusing this weekend on the money that you earned last year and now owe the government, maybe there’s some take-aways you can share with your readers.

  1. Is XXX too taxing? This title works for almost any topic since there’s always something that takes way too much effort. What can you say about that activity?
  2. Is XXX tax deductible? Of course as a blogger, you’re probably thinking “Is the cost of my blog tax-deductible?” This topic probably requires some input from a qualified tax accountant.
  3. Where’s my refund? A useful topic for businesses that have to deal with returns and credits.
  4. Are there any loopholes in your plans? Everyone’s always looking for loopholes to reduce their tax burden. Can you apply this concept to your blog’s area of focus?
  5. 7 Ways to avoid XXX penalties. Penalties can be applied broadly from taxes to professional sports. What will you use for your post?
  6. Can I get a tax credit for XXX? This is another topic that can use an accountant’s input. It can be useful for not-for-profits to incent prospective donors to contribute.

Savings. Who doesn’t want to save money?  The trick is to make it relevant to your readers.

  1. XXX money saving tips to do YYY. Regardless of how much money your audience has, they’re always looking for ways to save. What are your ideas? This can be a great column to get your readers involved and ask for their tips.
  2. Little changes that help you save big. Do you have any suggestions that can help your readers? This can work across a wide range of topics.
  3. How to save on your XXX. This type of post can be done as a series and would work well for a number of local businesses. For example, how to save on your dry-cleaning bills. The goal is to show prospective customers that you’re on their side.
  4. Count your pennies. Are there small changes that your readers could make that would add up to making a bigger impact on their lives?
  5. 10 Ways to save XXX. Give your readers a list of ways they can conserve resources and reduce their bills.
  6. 15 Time-saving tips. Time is money for most people so helping them do a wide variety of activities more efficiently can be useful.
  7. 7 Ways to increase your efficiency. This is another spin on time-saving. It also allows another opportunity to write on a rich topic.
  8. Skinflint’s guide to XXX. Are some of your readers cheap? Bear in mind that they don’t necessarily have limited funds but a desire to keep their overhead low. Be careful, this may not work for every brand.
  9. Cheapskate’s handbook for XXX. Here’s another spin on the Skinflint’s guide. (okay, maybe it’s the same. I’m trying to reach 99 here.)
  10. 10 Lessons from Warren Buffet. The Oracle of Omaha is known from his ability to keep his spending down. What can he teach your readers?
  11. 8 XXX strategies you can bank on. Do you have suggestions that will help your readers do something that translates to revenues? Remember you don’t need to use the number eight.
  12. What you can learn from Scrooge. No one wants to be Dicken’s Ebenezer Scrooge (or Scrooge McDuck, either) but there can be useful insights from these characters that you can apply to your niche and help your readers.
  13. How to stretch your XXX dollars. Who doesn’t want to make their money go further? Do you have tips that will help your readers?
  14. How to do XXX on the cheap. This spin works will for a wide assortment of businesses and hobbies.
  15. Is saving making you poor? The counter intuitive nature of this title creates allure that can hook readers. Change it slightly and it can apply to non-financial options. For example, “Is exercising making you sick?”
  16. Are you planning for the future? With all of the talk on the news about the government budget, it’s hard not to think about the future. This can be broader than just financial. What do you want to do with the rest of your life?
  17. How XXX helps you save YYY. Since saving stuff is good, this title can work with many different topics.
  18. How to save for a rainy day. Everyone needs a special stash for those unexpected problems.
  19. Is your XXX habit is preventing you from achieving your goals? Here’s a great place to talk about the three trips a day to Starbucks for a $5 coffee.
  20. How to give your old clothes new life and save. Here’s a very targeted example of showing your readers how to save money.
  21. 15 Coupons we’d like to have. A shopper can dream can’t she? What would you like retailers to offer?
  22. An apple a day keeps the doctor away and other ways to save on medical expenses. Since medical can be one of the largest items in a family’s budget, it’s a good place to offer advice. Of course, it’s useful to have a shorter title.
  23. 10 Ways to stay healthy and save. Tell your readers what they need to do to keep going. Being healthy is the cheapest way to save money.

Budget. These topics are focused on how to spend your money within your financial limits. The idea is to get your brain cranking on how to save money.

  1. How to stretch your budget. Everyone is always looking for ways to make their budget, whether it’s personal or business, go further. What are your suggestions?
  2. 10 ways to cut your budget. Here’s a topic that everyone can use. With years of corporate budgeting under my belt, I know that there are little tricks to ensure that you’ve saved something in case you need a special boost near the end of the year.
  3. How to manage your budget. What can you share with newbies about budgeting in your category?
  4. Budgeting for XXX. Everyone can use some special tips to help them start their budget. What can you add to this discussion? Is there anything special you audience should know?
  5. What’s in your budget? This is a spin on the popular credit card ad. Are there other ads that you can adapt to your blog?
  6. 10 Budget stretchers. How can your readers make their budget for your product go further? Be specific so that when they finish reading your content, they tell their friends. Here’s an example from this blog called What’s your firm’s value meal?
  7. 7 Budget busters to watch out for! What challenges are lurking out there that a manager might unexpectedly walk into?
  8. How to blow your budget. Is there something special that your audience is likely to do that will hurt their spending for the rest of the year? How can they avoid making this mistake?
  9. Are you running on empty? Does your target market have less money than they thought? Do they need to accomplish something with little or no money? What do you suggest?
  10. How to make ends meet on a beer budget. With the challenging economy, your readers may have a hard time adjusting. What can you suggest to help them?
  11. How to support your champagne tastes on a beer budget? This is the how to do more with less post. Translate it to your target market’s needs. Here’s another example from this blog entitled What do the Shake Shack and Pre-Owned Mercedes have in common?
  12. How to live like a king on a pizza budget. This is the fairy princess living in the attic story. In New York City, the local media are always showing how to find a really cheap apartment.

Spending. Everyone loves to spend money. The problem is that for many of us, our desires are bigger than our pocketbook.

  1. 7 Spending strategies to minimize expenses. The subtext to this title is how to save money. Where’s the fat in your budget?
  2. What’s in your wallet? While this can be used for a how to spend money column, it can also be about insights into what people think is important.
  3. How to do XXX without breaking the bank. Another way to do things cost effectively. This can be useful for a wide array of niche topics. For example, home decorating.
  4. How to dress like a million dollars on a budget. This can be used to talk about the wonders of second hand shops or trading up and trading down.
  5. Why greed is good. This title is based on Wall Street’s Gordon Gecko’s teachings. It may not play as well in these more austere times.
  6. Spend your way to prosperity with XXX. Can you show your readers how spending money effectively will improve their total wealth? Bear in mind, this doesn’t have to be literal.
  7. How to do XXX to pay the bills. This can be the classic how to make your hobby into a job column or how to use eBay and affiliate marketing.
  8. Moonlighting your way to success. What can you do in your off hours that helps feed your passion? What lessons are there for your readers?

Earning. Also known as making money. It’s half of the tax equation.

  1. You aren’t your job. This is a good title to write about life and how to achieve one’s personal goals.
  2. Always be selling.  While no one wants to be the seedy used car salesman, we all sell in some way. This is a great title for showing your readers how to get ahead in their profession or real life relationships.
  3. Make me an offer I can’t refuse. At first blush, this may sound like The Godfather come to life but, essentially, it’s about what really matters to your audience on a deeper level.
  4. Let’s make a deal. Although this is the name of an old television show, it’s also about how business works at it’s core. What can you show your readers to do? For example, here’s Do Groupon Deals make sense for merchants?
  5. What color is your parachute? Borrowed from the classic job hunter’s guide.
  6. How to make money while you sleep. Who wouldn’t want to do this? It’s a great lead for how to develop online information products.
  7. 5 Part time jobs that you can do from home. This is a good hook for blogs targeting stay-at-home parents. What can you do on your own time? The important element here is to relate it to your blog’s theme so as not to sound like a come-on.
  8. How to telecommute and save time. This is a great column to for people considering telecommuting either by choice or not.
  9. 5 Drawbacks of telecommuting. Not everyone can work on their own and other issues.
  10. Increase your earning power with XXX. What can your readers do to improve their about ability to make money? This title can cover how to get a better job or how to get a masters degree on the cheap.
  11. Is your job making you poor? This is a good jumping off point to discuss careers, personal savings and life choices.

Money-related quotes. Money is important, especially when you don’t have it. As a result, it’s used in a wide variety of sayings. Here’s how to use some of them to inspire blog posts with catchy titles.

  1. It’s the economy stupid. This title can be used to help your readers deal with some of the difficult challenges that they’re currently facing.
  2. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Use this title to talk about how to diversify your strategies whether they’re for business or personal use.
  3. Money doesn’t grow on trees. What parent hasn’t said this to their kids at some point? Adapt this saying to meet your needs when talking to your readers’ pain points.
  4. A penny saved is a penny earned. While this saying dates back to Ben Franklin, it’s still good to day. How can you show your readers to save? For example, is there something that they can recycle and use in a different way? In some circles, that’s called up-cycling and I’ve seen it applied to knitting and artwork. For example, knitters convert old plastic bags into a plastic yarn that’s useful for making home products.
  5. Pennywise pound foolish. Is your audience missing the big picture? Are they only seeing the small costs while missing the big ones that will cost them more in the long run? This title can be useful for home improvements among other areas.
  6. Money can’t buy me love. Did the Beatles have this right and why or why not? This can be used for more than dating blogs. It can be used to show support for an idea.
  7. Money makes the world go around. Everyone needs money for something. Can you show your readers how to do something without it?

Money-related games. Whether it’s childhood games or recreation in Las Vegas, they all have lessons that make for strong blog posts.

  1. Pass go and collect $200- 10 lessons I learned playing Monopoly. What did you learn playing this classic board game?
  2. Are you playing roulette with XXX? Are your readers doing something risky? What’s your advice to them?
  3. The house always wins and other gambling lessons you can apply to Y. Is the deck stacked against a segment of your readers? Can you help them beat the odds?
  4. Wheel of fortune. What is your readership hoping for? Does it make sense? Can they keep going? What insights can you give them?
  5. Are you gambling with your future? This title sounds ominous and you should tread lightly.
  6. Know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em – poker lessons. What have you learned from poker that can be useful to your audience?
  7. Don’t bet the house on XXX. Explain why your readers should be restrained in their actions and what they can do to improve their position.
  8. How not to loose your shirt in XXX. Another title that may be a bit over the top for most bloggers. That said, it can be useful for getting your brain ticking.

Family lessons. Let’s face it. You first learn about money at home.

  1. What I learned from having an allowance. What did having money mean to you? What did you spend it on?
  2. What I learned from my first job. Love it or hate it. There are lessons we all take from our first jobs.
  3. How I bought my first car. What did you have to do to get the money together to purchase your first car? Was it second-handed? What can you share from your experiences that can help others?
  4. 5 Lessons from uncle moneybags. Everyone has one relative who has more money than the rest of the family. What did that mean in your family? How did it make you feel about money?
  5. What I learned from my first lemonade stand. Many aspiring entrepreneurs start with something small and keep trying. What did you do?
  6. How hand-me downs changed my view of XXX. Did you grow up in a large family and have to wear your older siblings’ clothes? How did this make you feel? What insights can you share with your readers?

Miscellaneous. Here’s a mixture of money-related suggestions that didn’t fit into any other category.

  1. What I learned about finance from the Cat In the Hat. There are lessons for your business everywhere. How can you make them easy for your readers to understand?
  2. Looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Here are 10 tips. Everyone is always looking for the lotto prize. Do you have a story that can help your readers?
  3. A treasury of 21 XXX. This title can be used for anything. Think of a children’s story collection. The number twenty-one is an odd number that gets people’s attention.
  4. 7 Habits of Millionaires. What can you learn about your business can the very wealthy teach you?
  5. Where’s the value in XXX? One way to show that your business is worth investing in is to show readers the value. In essence, it’s another way of saying savings.
  6. Is your XXX strategy bankrupt? Here’s a good title to help your readers re-examine their current plans and try to do something better.
  7. XXX is the gift that keeps on giving. Is there something in your market that continues to support the business or generate other benefit? Tell your readers how to get it.
  8. What’s the ROI on XXX? Useful across a wide range of business topics since executives are always looking for a better return on their investment. It’s a hot topic for social media these days.
  9. All that glitters isn’t gold – 5 lessons in XXX. Do you have insights that will help your readers see the challenges with a product or way of doing something that appears profitable or beneficial but isn’t really?
  10. The Golden rule of XXX. What’s the secret that everyone in your market wants to know and why? How can you help your readers with this?
  11. 10 Ways to do XXX for Free. Nothing gets readers attention as the word, free. What can you show your readers how to do without cost?
  12. How to do XXX for Free. Do your readers have a specific challenge to accomplish or a particular goal? Does it involve time and/or money? Can you help them do this for free?
  13. How to get a grant to do XXX. Does your organization or business have the potential to get money from the government or a not-for-profit? Are there any suggestions that you have for your readers?
  14. How to get a scholarship. Are you targeting students? Can you help them get a scholarship? It’s like earning money because it reduces costs.
  15. What’s your business plan? Do you have suggestions to help your readers improve their business?
  16. Making money the easy way doing XXX. Everyone wants a ticket to easy street. This can be useful for stock tips.
  17. Where’s the beef in XXX? Taken from an old Wendy’s commercial, this title is good to focus on what’s at the heart of you business. Here’s an example from this blog: Where’s the Beef in Your Social Media Content?
  18. Other people’s money. This is the name of an old play but it makes a great title because it’s easy to spend someone else’s money. Use other options such as other people’s budgets or other people’s problems.

As a blogger, nothing’s more taxing than an empty screen and a blog post deadline. These 99 free blog titles provide a variety of different hooks to help get your imagination going.

Are there any other tax or money related topics that you would add to this list? If so, please include them in the comments section.

Additionally, if you use one of these titles in your blog, please include a link back to this post so we can keep track of them!

Happy marketing,
Heidi Cohen

Tip of my hat to my webmaster, Larry Aronson, for his help in brainstorming these titles.

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