Here are the Top 10 Finance Blogs I read regularly for general interest, and for valuable insights into the world of investing and money. These are some of the best dividend stock and finance blogs around, and you won’t go wrong adding them to your reading list.
Andrew Hallam has been successfully investing for over 20+ years, and is indeed a millionaire teacher, now residing and teaching in Singapore. Through living a frugal lifestyle, using successful investment strategies, and using bonds and index investments as his secret weapon, he has amassed a fortune. Andrew has taken time off from teaching, and is on a mission to empower investors to take control of their own financial education, in his new book – The Millionaire Teacher. You won’t go wrong following the advice and recommendations of this renowned investor.
Dan Bortolotti needs no introduction, as his blog won the Globe & Mail Award for 2011, as best investing blog! When it comes to index investing, and breaking down the nitty-gritty behind every Canadian ETF or Index Fund, you simply won’t find a better resource. Dan has brought the “couch potato” strategy to the forefront with his well researched and exceptional posts. He writes regularly for MoneySense Magazine and the Canadian MoneySaver among others. The Couch Potato is a valuable resource for Canadian investors.
My Own Advisor is a young Canadian investor on the road to financial freedom, and as his blog title suggests – he is indeed his own advisor! He approaches his investments from a balanced and diversified approach, as I do, blending various index ETFs and solid blue-chip dividend paying stocks. His prudent and cautious approach will make him the winner at the end of the day. MOA writes posts that are far more interesting than the usual cut-and-dry dividend blogs, so he’s a must read to your blog list!
Although new on the blogging scene since July 2011, this young and retired 30’s millionaire is already making a name for himself among the financial websites. With nearly one new post written per day, you wonder where this wealthy family man gets his inspiration. This is some of the best financial advice around, coming from someone who has a massive investment portfolio. He knows the ins and outs of both investing in dividend stocks and real estate. The wealthy Canadian offers solid and prudent investment strategies for any investor.
The Dividend Mantra is a young U.S. investor on the road to financial freedom. He lives a frugal lifestyle, and invests solely in big blue-chip dividend paying stocks. Buffett inspired, he’s not into the standard asset allocation models, bonds, or indexing. He is steadfast in his determination to be wealthy and retired early, and is currently investing 50% of his salary to achieve his goals. His blog is an honest and direct account of his journey, what he spends, and how he invests. There’s no pretence here, and his blog is also a must read!
Robert Wasilewski has over 30 years experience managing money for both institutional as well as for individual investors. His premise is that markets are basically efficient and individuals are best served by using low cost, low turnover index funds for their investments. With decades of investment experience, Robert’s blog posts are both informative and provide valuable insights for any investor. His Amazon reading list is also worth gold!
Passive Income Earner is another investor, on the road to achieving his financial wealth through dividend paying stocks. This Canadian investor has built his portfolio through various DRIP and SPP plans, by buying his shares directly from transfer agents as well as through a discount broker. Transfer agents allow PIE to purchase shares directly through companies for less fees. What makes PIE unique is his meticulous tracking of monthly dividend income. Passive also has a series of excellent dividend analysis posts, mostly on the Canadian banks and telecoms. There’s a lot of great information on this site for Canadian investors. You also know with over 500 RSS subscribers, this blog is worth adding to your reading!
The Dividend Guy has been writing in-depth posts, dividend analysis, and other helpful posts since July 2005. There is a wealth of information packed in this website! Of interest to the dividend investor just starting out, is the free Dividend Investing eBook available for download. Mike is also behind the The Financial Blogger, another well know Canadian site on earning a passive income through the Internet.
MoneyCone is one of my favourite personal finance blogs, covering basically everything money related. From investing, to credit cards and debt, to frugal living, MoneyCone covers it all. This part-time blogger writes posts which are both detailed and exceptionally well written. This blog is on my regular reading list.
Another great finance blog, layered with inspiration and positive motivation. As Paula says in her own words, “Afford Anything is based on one radical idea: No one should let money hinder their dreams.” As a newspaper editor and reporter by trade, Paula writes about almost everything from investing, to personal finance, annoying cell phones, or travelling the world. With a dividend blog you know what to expect. With Afford Anything you never know what’s around the corner, and that makes for a fun read!
If you didn’t make the list this year, don’t worry. I am now accepting bribes for the 2012 list, as part of my passive income strategy