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Recently, someone asked which news outlets I turn to for investment advice and money tips. Plot Twist, I don’t.
Because it’s too easy to get caught up in the headlines and click bait. Unfortunately, it appears more and more “news” outlets are actually entertainment programming more interested in obtaining clicks than providing unbiased and informative information. As a retiring journalist put it years ago, “the news doesn’t write stories about all the planes that land safely.” Once you realize that “if it bleeds, it leads” isn’t limited to the anchor desk of the evening reporters, you shift your focus on where you get your factual versus sensational information. These newsletters are a good place to start.
Editor’s Note: A quick life hack for those of you worried about clogging up your inbox. 1. Don’t forget to respond to the ‘authorization’ email for every newsletter you subscribe. 2) I set up a filter that searches for “Newsletter” and automatically moves each of the following into their own individual sub-folder. My inbox remains pristine, and I can read these newsletters at my leisure, typically while in a robe surrounded by many leather-bound books in my apartment that smells of rich mahogany.
Welllll, obviously! I realized several years ago that one of the luxuries I have that some people do not is time. Meaning, I have time, will, and like to read/write as a hobby and profession anyway, so it’s easy for me to comb through all the newsletters below and gladly summarize them for our listeners in our weekly newsletter here. As an added bonus, our subscribers get instant access to our FREE 15-Minute Money Plan: 15 mins can change the next 15 years, as well as early access to any courses, coupons, or sponsors we feature in the future.
9. Pat Flynn at SmartPassiveIncome
Pat Flynn (@PattFlynn) is the guru and grandfather — although he might be younger than me, which is only a reflection of how old I am, not how young he is for the record — of the passive income movement for many individuals, including ourselves at P&B. He has motivated thousands, if not millions, to pursue passive income. Smart Passive Income is a resource run by Pat Flynn to teach you proven strategies for running an online business and optimizing it for passive income. Join his newsletter here.
8. GetRichSlowly with J.D. Roth
JD Roth (@GetRichSlowly) was kind enough to join us not once (PB34: Become a Money Boss ft. J.D. Roth) but twice (PB87: Your Money Mindset Matters ft. J.D. Roth), to share his money maps for Getting Rich Slowly. I enjoy JD’s newsletters for their personal touch, practicability, and easy to follow advice with actionable tips. You can blow money fast or get rich slowly. The choice is yours.
Ok, in full disclosure, I do write for GoBankingRates. @GoBankingRates not only keeps me informed about personal finance
6. Carl Richards of the Behavior Gap
Carl Richards (@BehaviorGap) is the creator of the Sketch Guy column in the New York Times, which is where I originally came across his work. I’m a visual learner, and sarcastic, and Carl is the perfect crossover between this mental Venn Diagram. You might be saying, “I thought this was a personal finance newsletter list.” Well, for starters, you can write your own newsletter list, buddy. Secondly, perspective is a lost art in personal finance and beyond, where discipline in money management and investing is just as, if not more important than, being an expert on personal finance. “Spend less than you earn,” is simple advice to follow right up until you want to spend more than you make. Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Now sign-up here!
The Penny Hoarder (@ThePennyHoarder) has been around forever and by “forever,” I mean in Millennial-online years, so since like at least 2010. “The Penny Hoarder is one of the largest personal finance websites helping millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more.” They also cultivated their own 5 Finance e-Newsletters Practically Deliver Money to Your Inbox and 11 Podcasts for Anyone Who Wants to Get Smarter About Money lists just in case you want to independently validate that our Top 10 list doesn’t completely suck.
We had the fortunate experience of seeing Clark Howard (@ClarkHoward) speak live at our first FinCon in San Diego. When we just a young, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed podcast, his keynote inspired us to begin pursuing multiple income streams. Honestly, in hindsight, this seems like common cents given that your average millionaire next door is an entrepreneur with at least three to seven income streams, but common sense
NerdWallet (@NerdWallet) is an all-around favorite of ours for great resource personal finance, investment advice, credit card and debt management. We’ve also gotten a few great features from their talented writers: African-American Financial Gurus to Follow; How One Man Dug Out From $30,000 in Debt; and What You Can Learn About Saving From a Former Big Spender. You can follow their personal finance stories here or join their Small Business Newsletter here.
MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) has more free newsletters than a little bit, covering everything from personal finance, weekly roundups, and even an entire newsletter dedicated to everyone’s favorite president. They also put together this awesome list to give you perspective on the stock market: Finance Twitter: The 50 most important people for investors to follow.
In 2018, @TheMarcusGarret received a feature in their piece, How much money have America’s 30-somethings actually saved? Finally, they speak. If you want to take things to the next level, their premium subscription service covers information, analysis, and actionable ideas to help you reach your investment goals.
Not to be dramatic but RockStarFinance (@RockStarFinance) and ESI Money Blog (@ESIMoneyBlog) are the greatest personal finance resources of all time, OF ALL TIME! They curate the best articles and content and deliver it daily to your inbox when you sign-up for their newsletter here. Check out our FIRE December 2018 feature or peruse the RockStar Finance directory to find your perfect personal finance match.
No lists is all inclusive so be sure to drop your favorite money reads in the comments below!
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