Experience is one of the keys to learning investing best practices and the smartest ways to manage your portfolio.
Today, there are a handful of quality blogs that can help you gain this knowledge, regardless of whether or not you are an experienced investor. Reading investment theories, market news, personal experiences (good and bad), potential places/platform to invest, and reviews is an essential way to grow as an investor.
The following bloggers, who come from all different backgrounds, are dedicated to educating their readers and helping them learn skills, tools and strategies on personal finance and investing. Following these blogs will help prepare you for investing down the road.
The Big Picture
Barry Ritholtz is not only running The Big Picture, he is also the Chief Investment Officer of his own Wealth Management and Financial Planning firm. Barry covers Investing & Trading to Macroeconomics, and everything else in between. With his professional experience and ~130 million blog visitors, it’s hard to find a reason not to follow his quick & easy-to-read articles.
Good Financial Cents
Jeff Rose keeps things light on Good Financial Cents while bringing well-rounded personal finance advice to his readers. Outside of running Good Financial Cents, he is also the CEO of his own wealth management firm and has written a best-selling book on personal finance. Jeff has a lot of experience with failure and success, which makes him relatable to almost anyone.
The Reformed Broker
You might recognize Josh Brown, founder of The Reformed Broker, from CNBC’s The Halftime Report, where he serves as a regular contributor. The Reformed Broker is all about markets, politics, economics, media, culture and finance – providing you with market-related insights that help you make smarter financial decisions.
Money Nomad is focused on providing tips for helping people start an online business on their own. Although he doesn’t always write about investing and finance, when he does, he does it well. He tries everything out before suggesting it or writing an opinion… which we can probably all agree is a good indicator that he will give honest advice.
Financial Samurai‘s motto is “achieving financial independence sooner, rather than later.” Sam Dogen, ex-Wall Streeter and founder of Financial Samurai, offers deeper and more detailed articles on investment and financial planning. He has a solid following, which makes for interesting and insightful comments that often to lead to productive online conversations.
My Money Blog
Jonathan Ping has been writing about money for 9 years now and has loads of experience. His advice on My Money Blog focuses on how to help people improve their finances – covering everything from early retirement to investing to money saving tips. We really value his knowledge and his openness on sharing his personal financial decision-making processes.
Modest Money is a one-stop shop. In addition to personal finance advice, they offer updates on breaking investing news that could make or break your portfolio. No matter what your financial situation is, you can find an article that relates to you. Modest Money provides personal experience advice and also recommends other financial blogs to follow and read up on.
The College Investor
Robert Farrington is on a mission to help Millennials start building real wealth for their future. With Millennials often times strapped down with student loan debt, The College Investor provides tips on managing debt, investing as a millennial and achieving financial freedom.
Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache wants to help you live a badass life of leisure, frugally. To get you there, his articles include advice on building wealth and managing personal finances. Loyal followers eagerly await new posts…which usually come 2 to 3 times a month.
Nerd’s Eye View
Nerd’s Eye View specializes in writing about financial planning strategies and practice management ideas. Michael Kitces, founder of the blog, has over 20 years of experience in financial planning and is still dedicated to continuing to learn more. His motto is “My Why is to continuously learn, and then share what I’ve learned as ideas that others can implement.”
A Wealth Of Common Sense
Ben Carlson, author and founder or A Wealth of Common Sense, does an excellent job of breaking down the various aspects of finance to a simple explanation that anyone could understand. A Wealth of Common Sense focuses on wealth management, financial markets, investments and investor psychology.
Investor Junkie aims to help readers become smarter investors and entrepreneurs. We love Editor & Chief, Larry Ludwig, because he didn’t come from the professional financial world – he brings knowledge to the table through every-day investing experience. Investor Junkie offers unbiased financial advice and tips on managing personal finance.
Listen Money Matters
Listen Money Matters gives it to you real. They help you cut through the bullshit and work smarter with your money. Every tip or piece of advice they give you has already been personally tested – which means you are getting real-experience advice from. They aren’t afraid to admit their mistakes either…and we all know how much you can learn from mistakes.
Financial Mentor has one goal – helping you achieve financial freedom. Todd Tresidder, founder of Financial Mentor, created a step-by-step blueprint plan for building wealth that actually works. He will teach you how to invest smart, build wealth, retire early, and live free. Todd’s blog is guide to financial education that you’ve been looking for.
Retire by 40
Joe Udo set a goal to retire by 40 and by being frugal and making smart investment choices, he achieved that goal. Retire by 40 helps guide you to investment and financial decisions that will help you save more money, and save it faster. If you want to retire early, Joe’s blog is a must follow. He keeps it fun and enjoyable, which is always refreshing.
Abnormal Returns is the “forecast-free investment blog”. Tadas Viskanta, founder and editor of Abnormal Returns, produces a daily article with links that relate to what’s happening in the market and financial world. Once in awhile, he posts his personal thoughts and opinions on a specific financial topic.