There are a plethora of finance and real estate investment blogs out there — how does one choose which to follow for solid financial advice?
Staying sharp on happenings related to your finances (and for us, “fintech”, ie financial technology and real estate investing) is key to knowing how to optimize invested funds. We love hearing about blogs with the ability to help both investment industry pros and newbies alike with valuable investment tips and trends. Learning how to make money investing is invaluable. Each website below offers advice about finding the best ways to invest, and some with unique ways to save. They should in no way substitute your financial advisor but may be good reads during long commutes or quiet weekends.
Without further adieu, here are some of our favorite (mainly real estate-related) and best investment blogs in no particular order.
8 Real Estate Investment Blogs to Follow
1. Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money is written by an early retiree who through humor and sensibility illustrates how living way beyond one’s means is the main factor preventing early retirement. In his own words “I decided to start this blog to share some of the secrets of how all this can be done. How you can create a life that is better than your current one, that just happens to cost 50-75% less.” We love this blog for those who are tired of living in the hustle and bustle of a 9-5 and want to enjoy less conventional ways of living.http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/
2. Bigger Pockets
Bigger Pockets has 10+ years of experience focusing on real estate investing in all of its complexities. It offers a perfectly balanced selection of posts tailored to both novice and experienced real estate investors alike. Bigger Pockets also offers a podcast for ‘on the go’ listeners. If you are ready to learn about the real estate investment trends check them out.https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog
3. Afford Anything
Afford Anything is written by Paula Pant and we recommend this for Millenials who are unsatisfied with their day job and want to make money while being free to live life as they please. Pant explains how post graduation she got a job and hated it-only to quit and spend years traveling. Pant ends up making a living by investing in real estate and explains all of her life and investment lessons in this blog. http://affordanything.com/blog/
4. The College Investor
Maintained by Robert Farrington this blog is dedicated to Millenials who are facing student loan debt while trying to achieve financial freedom. This blog teaches the beginning steps of investing along with providing real life financial advice. Farrington believes “Building real wealth takes hard work, patience, and time. My goal is to showcase a variety of personal finance and investing ideas, and hopefully some prove useful to you.” http://thecollegeinvestor.com/blog/
5. Crowdfund Insider
Crowdfund Insider is not technically a blog, they are a news and information site. Yet, staying up to date with Fintech investment news will affect investment patterns, so we recommend the Crowdfund Insider. They offer a wide variety of author perspectives which make the Crowdfund Insider quite objective.http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/
Founded by Seth Williams a few years back. Williams’ goal is to teach potential investors that you can be successful in real estate without being committed solely to real estate. Seth illustrates to readers that you can still work your day job and make money with real estate investing in your spare time. “You don’t need to have millions in the bank to buy real estate. You don’t need to quit your job (or get fired) before you can get started. You can literally start today. Right here. Right now.” http://retipster.com/
7. Investor Insights
Founded by Susan Lassiter-Lyons, a real estate investor since 1994 and an Amazon #1 best-selling author, the investor Insights blog gives great insight into selling real estate properties as well as managing. You will also learn some insider secrets for real estate investing from Susan and her team. As you will learn from the Investor Insights website, Susan is “a real estate investing strategist, private money coach and fund advisor.” http://theinvestorinsights.com/blog/
8. The Penny Hoarder
Founded by Kyle Taylor the Penny Hoarder is a blog for real people looking to save money. From posts about sales to investing, this blog covers it all. We recommend this blog for anyone who is looking to save money, as the Penny Hoarder with teach you the most unconventional ways to save. You can even follow the Penny Hoarder on most social media pages. http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/
Do you have a favorite investment blog or some other tips about real estate investing companies? Share it in the comments below!