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Some Excellent Online Financial Resources


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I use social media to interact with other financial advisors, to keep up with the latest financial and business news, and to share my thoughts with others.  Here are some excellent financial blogs and websites that I follow via social media that you should check out.

Websites and Media 

Market Watch is one of the best all around financial sites; I especially like their RetireMentors section which includes a variety of writers on topics useful to retirees and those planning for retirement.  Robert Powell (twitter @RJPIII) provides some great insights on retirement-related topics.

Morningstar is still one of the best investing sites and their columnists provide some excellent insights into a variety of topics.  I especially enjoy articles from their retirement guru Christine Benz (twitter @christine_benz) and John Rekenthaler.

US News Money provides a variety of articles on retirement, investing, and careers written by their staff writers and outside authors including yours truly.  My posts appear on their Smarter Investor Blog.   Columnist Kimberly Palmer’s Alpha Consumer articles are excellent as are Emily Brandon’s posts on the Planning to Retire blog.

Financial Bloggers

Fellow financial advisor Jim Blankenship’s (twitter @BlankenshipFP) Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row is a must read blog for information on topics relating to retirement.  Jim is an expert on Social Security and also provides great information on IRAs, taxes, and a variety of essential financial planning topics.  Jim’s book 0n Social Security is a must read.

Mike Piper’s blog Oblivious Investor does a great job discussing a variety of investing and retirement related topics.  Mike is also a published author on retirement, Social Security and several other topics.

Frugal Rules is an excellent personal finance blog offering practical tips on investing, frugality, and a range of useful personal financial topics.

Robert Farrington’s blog The College Investor does a great job of discussing investing and a range of financial topics geared to younger investors.

Fellow financial advisor Russ Thornton (twitter @RussThornton) focuses his practice on women clients and his blog Wealth Care for Women provides sound financial planning tips for women.

The Dollar Stretcher is one of the oldest but still one of the best all-purpose financial blogs out there.  Gary Foreman (twitter @Gary_Foreman) covers the full spectrum of personal financial topics.

The websites and blogs listed above are some of my favorites, but this is not meant to be an exhaustive list.  Are there financial sites or online resources that you would recommend?  Please feel free add to this list by leaving a comment.

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  1. Thanks for the mention! I’m honored!

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words and mention Roger, I really appreciate it! I am honored to be included in such a list!

  3. Thanks for including me in this great list of online financial resources, Roger.

    I really appreciate it, and it was a nice surprise.

  4. Good list of resources and blogs. I especially like Jim Blankenship and Mike Piper’s blogs.

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      Bryce thanks for your comment and I totally agree. Jim is very knowledgeable about Social Security and I often ask him questions on behalf of my clients. I enjoy Mike’s blog and his straightforward approach. I look forward to reconnecting with both at the FINCON conference next month.

  5. Nice list Roger. Jim Blankenship is a new one to me that I’ll have to check out. I’m also a huge fan of the Bogleheads forum for all things personal finance, not just investing.

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      Matt thanks for the comment. Jim is a fellow advisor and a real expert on Social Security, retirement, taxes, and related topics. His blog is excellent.

  6. Great resources all around. I’d also like to mention some financial calculators I came across over here – http://financialmentor.com/calculator

    The calculators cover retirement, auto loans, credit cards and everything in between.

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