In thе Unіtеd Stаtеѕ, online fіnаnсіаl іnfоrmаtіоn аnd investing mеdіа has exploded in recent уеаrѕ. Whеrе оnсе thеrе were juѕt online rерlісаѕ оf offline nеwѕрареr/TV соmmеntаrу аnd аnоnуmоuѕ spam-ridden bullеtіn bоаrdѕ; there іѕ nоw a рrоlіfеrаtіоn of ѕtіmulаtіng аnd dіvеrѕе fіnаnсіаl соntеnt wrіttеn bу both рrоfеѕѕіоnаl аnd amateur іnvеѕtоrѕ.
In соntrаѕt, dеѕріtе Lоndоn’ѕ status as a fіnаnсіаl hub, the online financial information аnd соmmеntаrу ѕсеnе іn thе Unіtеd Kіngdоm ѕtіll ѕееmѕ like a bаrrеn wasteland. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Thе UK hаѕ been slower tо аdорt blogging with the ѕаmе fеrvоur, but we have come up with what we think are the top 13 Finance-based blogs in the country.
Originally founded in the USA, the Motley Fool has extended its tentacles into the UK. The website has dozens of finance type articles published each week and is a great place to find out the exact finance info you want. You can email them here: [email protected]
Two young ladies, Lisa and Becky, both very good with finance. Becky is an award-winning finance journalist as well as being a consumer champion. Lisa was communications officer for a pioneering ethical bank called Triodos. She also worked as a PR Associate Director with one of the UK’s biggest financial services. Whatever they have to say, you need to listen.
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This website offers finance news around the world. It also has almost 40 different financial topics on the side menu that you can try to navigate your way through. Contact with this website is via subscription. You can also tweet and offer to write a blog.
Traditionally we always connect good finance and smart money saving skills with Scots, and this finance website has taken advantage of that with the clever use of the domain name. if you want to contribute a blog or contact the site, then [email protected] will get you in touch. The site has lots of articles, all current financial news and what’s happening in the markets.
The owner of this blog site on finance, Maria Nedeva, has already done the hard yards. After finding herself in debt to the tune of £150,000, she made some changes in her life and eliminated debt from her life. There’s nothing like listening to somebody who has been through the pain. They really know what they are talking about. Her email is: [email protected]
Young Money has graduated from Y Money Y to this site and cover a lot more than just financial advice and money related matters. The blog is aimed at the younger generation so there are topics relevant to that age group. Teenagers, technology, careers and politics all get a Guernsey in the topic team. Contact is through their page form.
This blog uses some clever lead in stories unrelated to finance but then finds a way to turn it into a piece of financial advice. The simplicity of the home page – you might like it or not. Not what I would call a busy site but certainly minimalist. Contact can be made somewhere on their site, but it’s difficult to find.
This is a rather good looking site, easy to navigate and with plenty of up to date finance news on the front page with lots of links to other articles. They have used the British Bulldog to give the website an identity that should appeal to UK readers. You can email [email protected] if you want to contribute a blog or ask a question.
For everyday financial help, meaning the little things like shopping and recipes, the Miss Thrifty site sure is a great read. The site has included a section where it tells you the 50 top money saving websites. Readers will certainly find what they are looking for on this site as the money saving categories seem to be endless. Contact can be made by emailing [email protected]
Many people will be able to relate to being skint, that is having no money. The website is well set out and has some cool articles with catchy headings to make you want to read on. It only goes to show that content is king because the site lacks any pictures at all on the front page. That rather goes against the rules of modern web design. The blue writing on a black background is a little difficult to read. Contact can be made through the contact form.
There are many money saving topics on this site that include energy, bank accounts and they even have their money saving credit club. The Credit Card Eligibility calculator is also a handy tool to include. Top deals and latest deals in butcher’s meat, restaurant vouchers and online shopping makes sure the site is focused on all things finance. Contact is through their contact form on the appropriate page.
The website seems to have its main focus on trading on the stock market. At least so it seems from the front page. Maybe the sub-heading of adventures in money is a bit of a misnomer as not everybody dabbles in stocks. The contact is through the contacts page or a twitter address.
This website really hits the spot with everyday blogs about how to save money at home and while raising a family. It’s amazing how much you can save by adopting thrifty habits. That doesn’t mean you are recycling teabags, but just watching the flow of money from your pocket to spending areas. The heading page: 5 frugal things I did this week is darn good! Becky is a finance writer, and her contact is through the contact form on the page.
The websites presented, while all are having finance and financial advice as their main topic, do offer some variations that readers will find interesting. Thirteen might be unlucky for some, but in this case, we hope that you find a few topics to your liking that might help you to put a bit of money into your pocket.