Dec 02, 2011

Finance Blogs: Giving You the Business…

Working as the blogger relations manager for PR Newswire, I come across my fair share of great blogs that cover a wide variety of subject matters and interests.  And as you might expect, some blogs are better than others. With that in mind and in an effort to highlight the better ones, I do my best to review one of these blogs every day.

This week my focus is on finance blogs.  My grandfather likes to say that the bulls and the bears will both get fed. The pigs, however, will be slaughtered. Aside from being an awesome saying, it’s also really great advice. It doesn’t really matter whether your conservative or risky with your money. The idea is to stick to your game. A big part of that is knowing the game. And what better way to get a feel for the market landscape than to read up on these great blogs. So with that in mind, let’s count up our pennies, take a look at the Dow Jones, and enjoy this brief roundup of some of the best finance blogs I’ve seen lately.

Don’t Quit Your Day Job is not only a good blog, but it’s also really sound advice. I know my fair share of people who have actually quit their day job to play the market. It doesn’t end well. They should have read this blog (and taken the advice of the title). If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories about spending habits, personal budgets and probably anything else finance related. Check out the full review here.

The Big Picture is a blog about the complex matters of money and markets and everything else financial, digested down to a more conversational tone. Still, that’s just the tone. The subject matter is pretty serious. Like the name suggests, they aim to get the whole story. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that have anything to do with finance. Check out the full review here.

The Oblivious Investor is written for the individual investor. They don’t have to be oblivious, per se. But after reading around the site a bit, you’ll see that it’s not necessarily a bad thing. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d keep the investor in mind. (This guy answers his readers questions regularly. That’s who he has in mind.) And I’d also steer clear of urgent or reactionary analysis. Check out the full review here.

Wall Street Cheat Sheet is a financial blog written by two brothers. The site is for the serious investor, but the content is easy to read, and sure to be enjoyable to mostly anyone. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that speak to the institutional investor. This is by no means ‘investing for dummies.’ Their audience is pretty serious-minded. The pitches should be, too. Check out the full review here.

Smart on Money wants their readers to be just that: smart. And a lot of times, that means NOT spending money. It’s not often we get told to not spend money. It’s sort of contrary to our society of malls and one-day-only sales. Still, it’s smart advice. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that help people make their money work for them. Check out the full review here.

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.

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