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Apps| Blogs/Websites| Books| Forums| Podcasts| Webinars| Videos, You Tube…| Social Media and Finfluencers – Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter…

BiG Tips: How do you like to learn and do your money and finance research? Try exploring BiG to find money and finance information to read, listen to or watch.
BiG’s found a lot of Analysts and CommentatorsGuru Cops and WealthBusinessPropertyShares, and You Gurus, and many financial advisers too, have their own websites, podcasts, videos, webinars and more –  usually FREE.
Finfluencers are also a ‘thing’ (god help me!) Did ASIC just kill the ‘finfluencer’? Corporate regulator cracks down on unlicensed advisers, ABC, Rhiana Whitson. Discussing financial products and services online, ASIC.

So with all of these ‘gurus’, experts check out their financial cred – keep safe!
Here are just some of your zillions of choices of money, finance and investing ‘experts or gurus’. Good luck:

Apps:

  • The 6 Best Investment Apps Australia, Canstar
    Raiz (previously Acorn)
    InvestSMART
    SelfWealth
    Stocklight – ASX Stock News
    Sharesight Reader
    Simply Wall Street
  • What is Micro-Investing and is it Worth Exploring?
    What is Microinvesting? Turn your spare change into big bucks with these 4 micro-investment apps. Finder.com (it’s got a good comparison)
    They say: “Not every micro-investment platform works the same way. Some apps let you invest smaller amounts than is normally allowed into the stock market, also called fractional investing. Others, like Raiz – Acorns in the US – work by investing your spare change from everyday purchases when you link your bank account.”
    Raiz Invest
    CommSec Pocket
    Spaceship Voyager
    Stake [let’s you invest in USA]
  • RateCity
    Various money managing and saving apps (not reviewed):
    Finder App (includes free Credit Score) they say “Give your savings the boost they need. The Finder app tracks your spending, hunts down savings and sends you alerts – automatically, 24/7.”
    PocketBook they say “By connecting to your banks, we give you a real-time health-check of your personal finances – any time and at your fingertips.”
    TrackMySPEND they say “Track your personal expenses on the go with this free easy-to-use app.”

Blogs/Websites

  • Canstar Investor Hub (Free updates ‘Investor News’)
  • John Cachia
  • Passive Investing Australia great resource, but I’ve got no idea who created and runs it! It covers:
    BUILDING A PASSIVE PORTFOLIO
    1. Inflation and why you can’t just put everything in term deposits
    2. Fear of investing
    3. The risk reward spectrum
    4. Asset allocation and your risk tolerance
    5. Index funds
    6. Mitigating risks
    7. Bond funds
    8. Equity funds
    9. Franking credits – how much more are you really getting
    10. Currency risk – personalising your AUD to non-AUD allocation
    11. Portfolio maintenance – Rebalancing
    12. VDHG or roll your own
    13. Does the 10% bonds in VDHG make it a no-go?
    14. Summary & further reading
  • Money mini blog (USA) Kalen (founder) says “[it] shows you how to control your finances, create positive habits and get the life you want.”
    Check out their Blog Roll of other money and finance blogs and their own blog and extensive free resources and guides on:
    • investing
    • controlling your money
    • pay off debt
    • using credit cards
    • being more productive
    • creating good habits
  • The Simple Dollar (USA) Blog – They say: “Investing your money takes attention to detail as well as some educated risks. Here, we’ll help unpack some best practices so that you can make well-informed and strategic investment decisions.”

Books

See too Wealth Motivators, Coaches etc and the BiG Directory

Recommended Books, Equity Mates, Lists: Investing, Business, Psychology, Fiction and Biography

Podcasts/Videos, You Tube…

Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…

  • Instagram
    JohnCachia
    Victoria Devine, She’s on the Money
    Aleks Nikolic Broke Girl Wealth (and TikTok)
    Vanessa Stoykov
    Effie Zahos
  • Twitter
    MoneySmart
    25 Aussie Finance Experts You Should Be Following On Twitter Canstar:
    Their link’s broken, but here are their lists of Personal Finance, General Finance and Wealth and Investment experts:

    “Personal finance experts:
    Effie Zahos – @effiezahos
    Ross Greenwood – @Ross_Greenwood
    Sophie Elsworth – @sophieelsworth
    Noel Whittaker – @NoelWhittaker
    Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon  –@NicolePedMcK
    Karen Collier – @KarenCollierHS
    Clancy Yeates – @clancyyeates
    John Collett – @jcollett_money
    Stoykov – @ceovanessa
    Katherine Temple – @Katherine_M_T
    Bianca Hartge-Hazelman (Financy) – @LiveFinancyGeneral finance experts:
    David Scutt – @Scutty
    Alan Kohler – @AlanKohler
    Mark Bouris – @markbouris
    Ross Gittins – @1RossGittins
    Jessica Irvine – @Jess_Irvine
    Shane Oliver – @ShaneOliverAMP
    Stephen Koukoulas – @TheKouk
    Jane Slack-Smith – @Renoqueen (and podcast)
    Michael Pascoe – @MichaelPascoe01
    Michael Janda – @mikejanda
    Simon Pressley – @SimonPressleyWealth & investment gurus:
    Josh Callaghan – @CallaghanJosh (Canstar Investor Hub)
    Assad Tannous – @AsennaWealth
    Greg McKenna – @gregorymckenna”

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