Online Money Resources

No one should get all their information from one place, even if it is a place as awesome as Married (with Debt). Would you like a peek into some of the sites I visit regularly?

When I’m researching posts (which isn’t every day because I don’t usually write a lot about facts and figures), I’ll check out some of my favorite online haunts. Full disclosure: Most of my favorite online places are other blogs, but for the sake of resources, we are looking at primary sources mainly.

I like a good mix of well-known and trusted sources, and a few off-the-wall and crazy, just to make sure I am getting exposed to multiple economic theories, from “let’s save the world through economics” to “Europe is burning and America is next.”  

I think it’s an important time to be watching  the news, or you’ll miss little tidbits like the rumor that Pimco and JP Morgan Chase told their employees to forget about a vacation this summer because the world is going to collapse.

When it comes to news, economic and financial news is the only thing worth paying attention to on a daily basis, if only to hear what the people who truly run the world are saying. Chances are, they are planning the opposite of what they say.

If you only watch entertainment news, which includes such revelations as face eating zombies from Florida to the next idiot to be screwed over by Kim Kardashian, you will become jaded and think the world is a terrible place. There are more than 300 million people in America. It’s not news to me unless 1,000 people are eating faces.

 

Here are some of the go-to sites I use to come up with new post ideas, or if I need some statistics to back up an argument. 

 

I first want to point to a helpful archive of resources from Ready for Zero, in which I was humbled to be included. The site is extremely helpful and the folks there are really genuine and nice (you may have bumped into them in the comments here before).

 

Saving and Investment

MarketWatch - http://www.marketwatch.com/

Discover Bank - https://www.discover.com/online-banking/money-market/

Bankrate - http://www.bankrate.com/

Kitco –  http://www.kitco.com/market/

 

Global Finance

ETF Daily News - http://etfdailynews.com/

Zero Hedge –  http://www.zerohedge.com/

 

Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/

The Sales Lion with Marcus Sheridan - http://www.thesaleslion.com/ *

 

Economic Data

Bureau of Labor Statistics –  http://bls.gov

Federal Reserve Economic Data - http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/

 

Readers: What are your favorite (non-blog) resources for money and economic news and data?


* TSL is technically a blog, but I decided to include it in this list anyway.
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16 Comments
  1. I’m pretty lazy when it comes to checking outside sources. I rely a lot on my business partners who stay on top of all of that jazz but I occasionally check the WSJ and CNN Money.
    Jason recently posted..3 Ways to Get a Loan OnlineMy Profile

  2. I like going to Entrepreneur and Small Biz Trends for business stuff. For market-type info, I really try to stay away from most sites–everyone has a different opinion yet they all swear that they are correct. I will go to The Street to read Jim Cramer’s pieces. He doesn’t hold anything back, which is humorous at times, but just refreshing in a time when everyone is kissing someone’s ass in the media
    Eric J. Nisall – DollarVersity recently posted..Being A Homeowner Doesn’t Give You Absolute FreedomMy Profile

  3. I don’t really check out a lot of other resources. I work in finance and I’m also about to get my Finance MBA, so if I read anymore I’d probably go crazy!
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  4. I actually read very little news these days. That will have to change as I get more into investing. For now though, it would just suck up too much of my time and too much of news is on the depressing side. I also include very few facts and figures in my posts. I figure if something really big did happen in the financial world I’d end up hearing about it on one of the blogs I read.
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  5. All of your resources are great, I also use bankrate and Bureau of Labor Statistics. I also read LearnVest, CNN Money, Yahoo.
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  6. I’m a huge fan of ReadyForZero too! They are part of the reason I decided to really kick myself into gear to become debt free. Aside from them, my other fav non-blog resource has to be BrazenCareerist. They have a blog, but they also have a section for books, inspiration and resources for young professionals. Plus they have a community laid out similar to LinkedIn with groups and interaction. I love it!
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  7. I pretty much only read blogs, or get my information from the news, some big and some little. I watch a lot of my news on youtube, which sounds odd, but many of the people giving out news are unbiased compared to on TV. And, I like youtube… a lot.

    When I am looking for anything with sources, I use EPSCOhost and whatever other databases my school provides.
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  8. These are some heavy hitters and very reliable sources. I’m not real big on finance and my blog isn’t a personal finance blog. However, I do read a few finance sources once in a while. My two favorites are Bankrate and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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  9. I usually watch TV news and if something looks interesting, I just google it to read more. Other than that, I occasionally check out wsj, Yahoo finance and MSN.
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  10. Kitco is one of my faves, I also check 24gold almost daily!

  11. One of my favorite money/investing sources is Finviz. It’s mostly an investing site with an awesome stock screener, but it does have a news section which pulls global market news from tons of resources and combines it into one. They have sections for news (Yahoo, Bloomberg, WSJ) and one for blogs (Zero Hedge, Seeking Alpha etc) that is pretty awesome. For TV news during market hours I watch CNBC because its on my trading platform.
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  12. Great resources. I like FRED (St. Louis Fed Reserve Economic Data). Lots of stories in the stats they present. Almost like Harper’s List. Lots of stories with few words. Pictures! Bonus!
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  13. I love the St. Louis Fed and use their studies for posts all the time. I’m so glad to see it in your list!

    I also love the Macroblog, but can’t remember which Fed runs it.

  14. WSJ, Marketwatch, Yahoo finance and BI are my favorite hunting ground. Even reddit for getting ideas. I am a fan of zero hedge , glad to know it is yours too..
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