I’ve been reading financial blogs for both personal and professional reasons for a number of years, and always enjoy finding new blogs to follow, share, and engage with.
This was maybe my favorite aspect of our recent Financial Blogging Contest – finding new blogs to read, and bloggers to get to know.
Whether you are looking for sound financial advice, trying to keep up with industry news, wanting to run a more successful practice, or just looking for a great blogging example to follow, hopefully you’ll find it in these 7 financial blogs.
Although Kitces was new to me, I think that I may be the only one in the financial blogosphere that didn’t know about him.
Michael writes about the financial industry from the perspective of an advisor, for other advisors. His was far and away the blog that was most recommended by other advisors that I talked with.
Zaneilia’s articles are very topical and educationally based. The branding and writing create a very inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Great tagline: Money Matters for the Well-Heeled Woman.
This blog focuses on real estate investing. TrustDeed specializes in financing real estate investors in California, but the blog is informative and geared towards real estate investing in general.
Chris is a fee-only Certified Financial Planner in Toledo, OH. His blog is written in a very straight forward, no nonsense, educational manor. It is a great model for planners considering starting consumer/client based blog.
The Insurance Pro Blog focuses on financial issues in general, but definitely spends more time on Insurance than most financial blogs.
I have run into a couple of insurance bloggers in my travels that blog about anything but insurance – feeling that insurance is too boring of a topic to blog about. However, I truly believe that if your clients ever have questions about your products or services, then there is a need for a blog to answer them online.
The Insurance Pro blog appears to do a good job of relating insurance to the overall goal of financial planning and could be a great resource for other planners, as well as consumers.
Jim’s developed a loyal readership through his well thought out, specific, and detailed blog articles on all things financial. His blog is a great example of the wide range of topics available to planners.
Tim seems to approach financial writing from a slightly different angle. He mixes the personal with the newsworthy, and adds a dash of humor. From Bob Knight, to ESPN, to Felix Baumgartner’s space jump, he offers up financial lessons disguised as current events .
Hope that you find your valuable resource, planner, or inspiration in these blogs.
I was impressed by the quality of content that is available in the financial blogging world, but I also found that there is still room for many more voices!
Your turn: What financial blogs do you like to read and why?