6 of Our Favorite Investing and Personal Finance Blogs

By Andy Hayes

When it comes to investing in the stock market, we think it’s a good idea to be well-read.  Thankfully, the internet makes it easy, with so many blogs and sites (other than our own, of course) offering investing advice and useful information.  We thought we’d give a shout out to some of our favorites.

Best Personal Finance AdviceGet Rich Slowly

Founded by J.D. Roth (who sold the site and remains a long-time contributor), Get Rich Slowly is of the best personal finance sites on the Internet.  What’s so great about the site is that it features both well-researched guides as well as stories and lessons learned from readers who draw from their own unique experiences.  If you feel like working on your savings plan and reducing consumer debt is part of your investing plan, this is the site for you.

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Best Investing Blog for Women:  Daily Worth

Garnering an enormous audience and social media presence, DailyWorth is certainly doing something right.  Their advice is crisp and clearly is well thought out, covering everything from taboo topics (like dealing with investments in a divorce) to  inspiration and motivation. The site’s gorgeous design also makes it a breeze to navigate – be prepared to lose an hour browsing.

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Best Soup-to-Nuts Money Management Advice: My Money Blog

Blogging since 2004, Jonathan’s do-it-yourself style makes My Money Blog easy to digest the variety of topics he covers, from money saving tips to investing guides.    What’s great is how the guides are written from Jonathan’s perspective – he hits an issue, works his way through it, then blogs about it.  You’ll find interesting perspectives on adjacent investing topics, such as insurance, real estate, and giving back to your community.

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Best Easy Reading Investment Blog:  Planting Money Seeds

Feeling overwhelmed by blogs with too much advertising, too many widgets, too confusing?  Then you’ll find Miranda Marquit’s Planting Money Seeds a breath of fresh air.  Taking a focus away from penny pinching and more towards growing that nest egg, Miranda gets straight to her point in each regular update, with clear recommendations but also presents information in a way that lets you make your own mind up.

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Best Investment Comparison Blog: The Finance Buff

Does making comparisons (X vs Y) help you make better decisions?  Then you’ll love The Finance Buff.   The site’s owner, Harry, isn’t a financial advisor, but did have a stint as a benefits specialist at a large company, which gives him a unique perspective.  Many of his investing pieces are written in comparison style (Retirement Funds vs DIY Mix, for example) which makes educating yourself a lot easier.  You’ll no doubt find yourself bookmarking a lot of articles on this site.

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Best  All Around Great Live Advice: James Altucher

James Altucher has a lot of experience in the stock market – he’s written books (“Trade Like Warren Buffett”), started a financial social network, is a capital investor and manager of a hedge fund.  James’s personal blog is a mix; one day might be business advice, the next day advice for how to write a book.  That’s one of the reasons we like it so much – he exposes readers to new lines of thought you didn’t even know you were looking for.

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