Retired? Get can’t-miss insights from these finance blogs
Financial advice is positively ubiquitous in the modern world; with a single search you’ll find thousands and thousands of sources all claiming to have the answer. And, indeed, they might, but not every finance blogger is writing with the concerns of older adults in mind. Cut through the clutter with four blogs that cover the topics that matter most for retirees.
From beginners to scholars, there’s a site for every style and preference; here are four to get you started.
Oblivious Investor is a blog from a CPA who decided to document the questions he is asked constantly online. The mantra of the blog is that investment success is built on a few simple rules and that anyone who follows them should find success. This, the blog suggests, means it’s okay not to be an expert. But, just in case you want to brush up your knowledge of just about any investment topic, Oblivious Investor has clear, informative blog posts ready and waiting.
Start here: 8 Simple Portfolios
The Retirement Manifesto
The Retirement Manifesto is dedicated to helping people “achieve a great retirement.” Though much of the content focuses on retirement-planning topics, this “Top 100 Retirement” blog has a lot of great resources for those who are already retired, many of which propose ideas for taking retirement from “good to great.”
Start here: How to Build a Retirement Paycheck from Your Investments
Retirement Security SmartBrief
Retirement Security SmartBrief isn’t a blog in the traditional sense of a single author writing about a specific topic. Rather, it’s a content aggregator that pulls relevant academic content and studies into one convenient location — a newsletter. But if you’re averse to adding extra mail to your inbox, you can always scroll through the Wealth Management section of the site at your leisure. SmartBrief tends toward a professional audience, but there’s plenty of information to be had here for consumers keenly interested in gaining an understanding of the financial landscape as it relates to retirement. Recent topics range from a piece on robots as an income opportunity for retirees to expert opinions on the best-value stocks for retirement.
Start here: Pick from a wide variety of SmartBrief newsletter topics
This immaculately researched blog runs the gamut of retirement topics from diversification to deciding where you want to spend your retirement to developing reliable income and managing risk. The site also offers a wealth of resources, including calculators and an option to submit questions directly to the Retirement Researcher team. Though Retirement Researcher is built with consumers in mind, it is extremely detailed and highly scholarly, so come ready to learn.
Start here: The Retirement Researcher Philosophy of Retirement Income Planning, Part 1
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