Today, I’d like to share with everyone blogs that I read and think you should check out. For each blog, I will provide details on what is great about it so that you can understand better which blogs might be best for you. I hope that the following blog recommendations will help you find additional helpful resources on the web. I also hope that you will add your own recommendations in the comments. Without further ado…
Best Economic & Financial Insight Blog
Zero hedge is truly an amazing blog with some serious insight into the economy and the financial sector. While much of the information might be over the head of your regular personal finance blog reader, I believe it is good for individuals to expand their knowledge and read about some more complex topics. Additionally, one of my favorite aspects of zero hedge is the informed readership; as such, you can learn as much from the many comments for each post as you can from the post itself in many cases.
Who should read zero hedge:
- Individuals looking for in depth analysis on the markets, the economy and monetary policy
- Individuals who want to be a part of a well informed community of readers
Best Investing & Trading Blog
My favorite blog on trading and investing is Fund My Mutual Fund. While trades and investments are done through a model mutual fund, the analysis is excellent. The author Mark presents in depth analysis on many individual companies as well as broad stock market insight. He details every trade and documents his performance, which is insanely good.
Who should read Fund My Mutual Fund
- Individuals looking to learn about active investing & trading
- Individuals looking for companies to invest in outside the large, well known companies
- Individuals who want to learn some basic technical analysis
Best Frugality Blog
Early Retirement Extreme is the journey of an individual who “retired” very early in life by slashing his expenses down to the bare minimum and living on the money he saved while working. The author discusses his journey to financial independence which included saving the majority of his income over several years and exchanging a materialistic lifestyle for one of frugality and freedom. He provides great advice on how to save money in various areas of life and a great perspective on living a very frugal life.
Who should read Early Retirement Extreme:
- Individuals looking to embrace a more frugal lifestyle
- Individuals who want to retire early
Best Blog For Young People
20smoney is my blog. It’s purpose is to educate young people to take the financial situation to the next level. 20smoney.com is more than a personal finance blog; rather, it assumes you have the basics down and focuses on the “next level” topics with regards to increasing income, generating better returns on investments and other economic related topics.
Who should read 20smoney:
- Young people in decent financial position that are looking for the next level in personal finance
- Young people who want to learn how to invest on their own
- Individuals who want to develop additional income streams
Best Personal Finance Blog
Get Rich Slowly is a staple in the personal finance blogosphere. I attempted to focus more on lesser known blogs, but I can’t ignore GRS. It’s simply a great blog with great personal finance stories and advice.
Who should read GRS:
- Anybody interested in anything personal finance
Best Investing Blog From Professionals
Euro Pacific Capital offers some insightful blog posts from their President Peter Schiff as well as some of their other advisers and recommended authors. The blog posts include excellent economic and political commentary as well as stock market analysis.
Who should read Euro Pac:
- Economic “realists” who don’t buy the mainstream news
- Investors who might be nervous about the US markets and economic future
Best ETF Blogger
If you’re looking to learn about ETFs, I’d recommend checking out Darwin’s Finance. The author over at this blog writes about personal finance topics, but tends to consistently write quality articles on the various ETF offerings available to investors.
Who should read Darwin’s Finance:
- Investors looking to learn more ETF investing
Best “Getting Out Of Debt” Story & Blog
Debt Kid started with $300k in debt and is clawing his way out of that hole and into financial prosperity. His blog includes some great personal finance topics and articles. He has a high quality blog with lots of readers that you should check out.
Who should read Debt Kid:
- Individuals looking for motivation to get out of debt
- Individuals looking for personal finance advice from somewhere who has “been there”
Best Christian-Based Finance Blog
ChristianPF is a great blog that I read very frequently. The author provides a Biblical context for some sound financial advice.
Who should read ChristianPF:
- Christians who need financial advice
- Individuals looking for a Biblically based perspective on money
Best Finance Blog From A Female Perspective
FruGal is a very popular blog written by a female. The blog’s content is very unique in my opinion since the personal finance world tends to be made up by mostly men.
Who should read FruGal:
- All women!
- Anyone looking for a different type of personal finance content & advice
Do you have any other recommendations from the blogosphere? If so, add your comment and don’t forget to add details like who should read that blog and what that blog is best for. Thanks!