A Brief Blog Profile: Novel Investor
by Thomas Hynes
The personal finance blog, Novel Investor, promises 'fresh, practical ideas for your money.' Their goal is to arm investors with the tools they need. The site covers retirement planning, market evaluation, stock information, portfolio management and a host of other topics germane to the investing community. And to that end, their goal is to help both the individuals at the beginning of their financial planning career as well as professionals who want to stay up to speed on the news and resources they need.
Truthfully, the site is quite helpful. On Novel Investor, you'll read basic questions answered, such as what investment strategies are best. There's also primers on how tax brackets work. That may sound rather elementary to some. But maybe there are people out there who write about blogs all day and therefore maybe don't fully understand how the tax brackets break down. This is the site for them, too.
But this is by no means "investing for dummies." (Though, again, this dummy does find it very useful.) On Novel Investor, you'll read about IPOs and the Payroll Tax. Still, there's a sense of humor to this site, too. For instance, you'll read about something called the Mustache Tax Credit. They're quick to point this out as another example of the "screwy" tax code. And it's true. The financial system is complicated. It doesn't always make sense. People would be smart to invest their time reading blogs like this.