Smart Money: Twitter sites

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 14 January, 2013, 6:19am


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Best Twitter feeds for personal financial advice


Farnoosh Torabi is a bestselling author who hosts her own show on Yahoo Finance. She has more than 11,000 followers mostly from younger readers who value her blunt views on how to save money on every aspect of life and build wealth at the earliest possible stage. She also offers aggressive pointers on which everyday items are likely to increase in price, and on how to turn networking into an art form.


Tired of surfing all the personal finance sites on your RSS and Twitter? Finance expert Victor Ricciardi has more than 50,000 followers. Ricciardi generates advice and downloads on a wide variety of topics, such as the best countries for retirement or the least stressful jobs this year. His offbeat discourses come under intriguing headers such as "Financial judgment and decision making process of women", or, "Finance and the poker enterprising investor".


The 14,000 followers on the "Get Rich Slowly" blog not only talk about their personal finance and investment problems, but are likely to tweet you back. It made the top of a "best of" list printed by Time, which praised the site's editors for allowing real people to seek and give advice. Followers even form their own debt support groups, giving tough love, reminding members that they need to claw their way back to solvency cent by cent.