Blogging ain’t easy. It’s easy to start, difficult to keep up. A few years ago I lamented the disappearance of a number of finance bloggers I had become accustomed to reading. One way I like to support fellow bloggers is highlighting their opinions in my finance blogger wisdom series. Another thing I like to do is highlight the work of new, up and coming bloggers.
Admittedly the blogosphere was very different when I got started but I distinctly remember some of the first few bloggers who noticed my work. Amazingly three of them are still involved in investing including Joe Weisenthal (now at Bloomberg), Eddy Elfeinbein at Crossing Wall Street and the manager of the (CWS) Focused Equity ETF and Roger Nusbaum (financial advisor and maybe more importantly volunteer fire chief!). I am grateful to this day for their early support.
In a post today my colleague Josh Brown highlighted a new (one post!) blogger, Iconoclastic Capital and their new post on the student loan debacle: The Black Plague 2.0. Josh wrote:
This is the first time in a long time that I’ve been excited about a new financial blogger coming along, but Chris Haigh – a certified financial planner – is sick and tired and he’s not going to take it anymore. He has been abused by the student loan processing industry and with this post he lays it all on the line. What you are about to read is an absolute tour de force…
This got me thinking that there are a handful of new bloggers in this space that I think are worth highlighting here. In no particular order:
- You know @rampcapitalLLC from Twitter but Ramp also has a blog. I particularly enjoyed this post: Put Down Your F*cking Phone.
- Speaking of fresh off the presses, Brendan Mullooly at Your Brain on Stocks put up his first post today: A Mirror Unto Ourselves where he asked a bunch of bloggers what their biggest behavioral bias was and what they did to combat it. You can find my answer therein.
- Niches aren’t easy to come by in the financial blogosphere. However Jamie Catherwood has carved out a unique niche by taking a deep dive into the history of financial markets. A good example of this is his post: The Road to ETFs.
- Douglas Boneparth at Bone Fide Wealth hasn’t been blogging long but has already amassed a nice track record. I enjoyed this piece on the challenges of being a financial advisor to your friends: A Letter to My Friends.
- The best bloggers have a unique point of view. Justin Mallory who blogs at The Real Wealth Farmer has exactly that. By weaving perspectives from farming with personal finance he creates interesting stuff like: The Winter Safe Withdrawal Rate.
- Fat Tailed and Happy sits at the “intersection of personal finance and macroeconomics.” A recent post I liked is: What Kind of Investor Are You.
- I would remiss if I didn’t mention my colleague Blair DuQuesnay blogging at The Belle Curve. She has been blogging since last year and has already made a big splash. She recently had an op-ed in the New York Times on the ongoing gender imbalance in wealth management. Another post of her I really liked was: Dear Branch Manager.
- All the above bloggers are pretty new, but I only recently came across Demonitized so I am including it as well. A good example of their work is: You Got to Pay to Learn.
There you have it. Eight bloggers you may not know about, but are definitely worth checking out. Add them to your feed. Follow them on Twitter or just keeping reading Abnormal Returns. We will highlight their work along the way. Apologies in advance if I overlooked your blog. Ping me and I will happily take a look. That’s how the blogosphere works…