THE BEST INVESTING BLOGS OF 2018
Being a good investor is all about education. There are so many facets to investing, that one person or blog just doesn’t have everything. In fact, you can spend years and years researching investing topics, and there will still be things to learn or stones left to turn. That’s why it’s important to turn to the best investing blogs.
This is the fifth edition of the best investing blogs to follow. We started this list to put together a single resource of amazing investors and their blogs – and over time that list has changed and evolved.
So, if you want to continue to learn and read about interesting investment ideas, follow the investing blogs on this list. While they might not all be professional investors (although some are and make a living from it), they all write about their experiences and share their knowledge.
Jim Blankenship, Financial Ducks In A Row
Jim is a financial planning expert and he shares his knowledge across a variety of platforms. His blog Financial Ducks in a Row talks about guidance for your retirement, education funding, and more. While not strictly investment focused – it really helps you understand the structure of vehicles for your investments (which can sometimes be a bigger battle).
Jim’s Blog: Financial Ducks In A Row
Follow him on Twitter: @FinancialDucks
A favorite post: 16 Ways To Withdraw Money From Your 401k Without Penalty
Josh Brown, The Reformed Broker
Josh has a fun blog (and Twitter account), where he shares his market insights, and insights on pretty much everything that crosses his mind. That’s what makes following Josh Brown so interesting – the guy is a pro-investor and is on every major financial news network at least once a week. Yet he blogs, and is interesting – just check out my favorite post from this year below!
Josh’s Blog: The Reformed Broker
Follow him on Twitter: @reformedbroker
A favorite post: Three Things That Will Never Change In Wealth Management
Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense
Ben does a great job explaining really complex investment stuff in a simple way. He doesn’t get too caught up in this hot trend or that, but he uses real life examples to highlight bigger, more important concepts. Be blogs almost everyday, and the articles are pretty good length. Check it out if you want some macro level insights.
Ben’s Blog: A Wealth of Common Sense
Follow him on Twitter: @awealthofcs
A favorite post: My Evolution Of Asset Management
Jim Collins, The Simple Path To Wealth
Jim Collins is a mix of half investment blogger, half financial independence blogger, with a good mix of everything else thrown into the middle. He’s very much “simple” in terms of keeping your investment strategy simple, but I think that’s an important reminder for most people these days.
Jim’s Blog: The Simple Path To Wealth
A favorite post: Why Your House Is A Terrible Investment
Jim Dahle, The White Coat Investor
Jim Dahle has a blog focused on investing and issues facing doctors and other high net worth individuals. While that seems pretty niche, the topics he covers really apply to most investors and anybody who invests and has student loan debt (another big area facing doctors). What I love about Jim’s site is that he isn’t afraid to cover topics in detail – and some of his articles are very in-depth.
Jim’s Blog: The White Coat Investor
Follow him on Twitter: @WCInvestor
A favorite post: How To Be A Do-It-Yourself Investor
Sam Dogen, Financial Samurai
Sam from the Financial Samurai is another ex-Wall Street guy that writes about personal finance and investing. Sam has some of the most unique articles on the web – all incredibly thoughtful and well written. Everything he publishes not only informs, but creates a conversation on what is likely one of the most engaged investing blogs online as well. Not all of his articles are investing related, but many are. His articles also tend to go deeper and more complex than most.
Sam’s Blog: Financial Samurai
Follow him on Twitter: @financialsamura
A favorite post: The Average Net Worth For The Above Average Person
Eddy Elfenbein, Crossing Wall Street
Eddy is the founder of Crossing Wall Street, a very market and stock centric blog where he shares his insights on the market and individual companies. He is traditionally a buy and hold investor, which seems to be getting rarer and rarer these days. He has also beaten the S&P500 7 out of the last 8 years. Check out his stuff!
Eddy’s Blog: Crossing Wall Street
Follow him on Twitter: @EddyElfenbein
A favorite post: The Skewedness Of Stock Returns
Michael Kitces, Nerd’s Eye View
Michael’s site is self described as commentary on financial planning, but as a consumer and investor, I find a ton of knowledge from his insights on how the system works (and doesn’t work) to your advantage. He doesn’t just cover investing, but his insights into the latest on government regulations concerning your investment vehicles (like IRAs) has been incredibly helpful over time.
He also only wears blue shirts!
Michael’s Blog: Nerd’s Eye View
Follow him on Twitter: @MichaelKitces
A favorite post: How To Do A Backdoor Roth IRA (Safely)
Larry Ludwig, Investor Junkie
Larry has been blogging at Investor Junkie for several years. What I appreciate about Larry is that he is NOT an investment professional. In fact, he is a small business owner who’s had a passion for investing since he was young (very similar to my story). He focuses a lot on investing, but also takes it to the next level and focuses on investing on a bigger level – any money you set aside to grow in the end.
Larry’s Blog: Investor Junkie
Follow him on Twitter: @InvestorJunkie
A favorite post: How To Get Started Investing
Michael Piper, Oblivious Investor
Mike is one of the more well-known investing bloggers, who is now a published author several times over. He writes a lot of practical investing-focused personal finance articles, with a focus around diversification, reducing expenses and fees, and ignoring the media…funny coming from a blogger, but very valid none-the-less. Mike is also a CPA, and continually highlights that investing doesn’t have to be complicated.
Mike’s Blog: Oblivious Investor
Follow him on Twitter: @michaelrpiper
A favorite post: Why Invest in Index Funds