Favorite Blogs & Sites

I believe the term “blog” means more than an online journal. I believe a blog is a conversation. People go to blogs to read AND write, not just consume.

[Source: Michael Arrington, Techcrunch Founder and Former Co-editor]

This is a live, ongoing list. Please suggest your favorites in the comments section if you don’t see them here and I will add as appropriate. Thanks.

Business News Blogs / Sites

Personal Finance Blogs / Sites

  • Jason Zweig - Long-time personal finance author / columnist / editor / commentator, currently writing for the WSJ
  • Mint Life - Personal Finance blog from the folks who brought us budgeting software, Mint (now owned by Intuit).
  • Money & Markets Blog - Amazon.com’s blog with reputable financial experts
  • My Retirement Paycheck - Educational site to help explore retirement decisions over 8 life aspects – very thorough
  • NPR’s Planet Money - A well-researched look at how macro-economics affects our personal financial world
  • NY Times’ Bucks Blog - Money, personal finance, consumer reviews
  • Rick Ferri - Author of 6 books on investing, focused on low-cost index-based investing – which I’m really beginning to like
  • The Frugal Entrepreneur - Tips and resources for the money-conscious small business owner
  • WSJ’s Personal Finance - WSJ’s Personal Finance News Pages
  • WSJ’s Total Return - WSJ’s blog on personal finance and related economical issues / news

Ideas Blogs / Sites

  • Brain Pickings - Full of interesting pieces across art, design, science, technology, philosophy, history, politics, psychology, sociology, ecology, anthropology, you-name-itology.
  • Change This - Supporting and spreading great ideas
  • Dan Ariely - Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University and Principal at BEWorks
  • Dan Pink - Author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work.
  • Fast Company - Inspiring readers to think beyond traditional boundaries & create the future of business
  • Freakonomics - An economics-driven perspective on everything
  • Fred Wilson - VC’s Blog – check out the “MBA Mondays” series
  • Freelancers Union - Promoting the interests of independent workers
  • Limericks Économiques - Humorous poems by Dr. Goose on finance and economics – really, rather good
  • Paul Graham - Author and startup guru
  • Seth Godin - Seth’s Blog – marketing and entrepreneurship guru
  • Sramana Mitra - Business strategy for entrepreneurs; blog filled with tips, case studies, etc. Check out her 1M/1M program.
  • Steve Blank - Entrepreneur thought leader and coach
  • Svbtle - A new kind of publishing network that brings some of the best things from newspapers and magazines to a network of great people.
  • TED Blog - Blog covering TED topics, speakers, etc.

How-to Blogs / Sites

  • 47 Hats - Views on the startup world, online productivity and more
  • Art of Hustle – Career and business skills for Creatives.
  • AllBusiness - Small business advice, news & articles, etc.
  • Believe, Inspire, Grow (BIG) – business networking organization for women entrepreneurs and small business owners.
  • BizSugar - Small business news, tips, networking
  • Business Week’s Small Business - Small business news: Financing, Marketing & Sales Tips
  • Business Week’s The New Entrepreneur - Blog covering news, trends and ideas for entrepreneurs & small business owners
  • Duct Tape Marketing - Small Business Marketing
  • Encore - Encore careers – purpose, passion and a paycheck in your second act
  • Entrepreneur - Business how-to, news and strategy for entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurship.org - Free online international resource for entrepreneurs and smallbiz owners
  • GTD Times - Getting Things Done – Productivity Improvement
  • Inc. - Great site for entrepreneurs, small biz owners, etc.
  • Intuit Small Business Blog - Small business news and resources
  • Krishna De - Helping build your visibility, reputation and profits in a digital economy
  • Lifehacker - Tips and downloads for getting things done
  • Mixergy - Business tips for startups – interviews with successful entrepreneurs
  • Planning Startup Stories (Tim Berry) - Tim Berry (of Palo Alto Software and BPlans.com) sharing views & stories on planning startups
  • Quora - Answers and content from people who share your interests and people who have first-hand knowledge — like real doctors, economists, screenwriters, police officers, and military veterans.
  • Signal vs Noise - Blog by the folks from 37 Signals (focuses on business, design, programming, web)
  • Small Biz Trends - Award-winning online publication for small business owners, entrepreneurs and the people who interact with them
  • Small Business Brief - Articles that provide actionable information for small business owners and their employees
  • Small Business CEO - Resources and Knowledge for the Small Business CEO
  • SmallBizTechnology - Small business tech news and insights
  • Smarta - A UK-based support platform for business owners and entrepreneurs. One-stop-shop where business owners can connect, learn and actually *do* business.
  • Tweak Your Biz - A place where business professionals and entrepreneurs can share business tips, pointers, advice and lessons learned
  • Up & Running (BPlans Blog) - Blog from the folks at bplans.com focusing on how to start, run and grow your business
  • WSJ’s Small Business - Small business marketing and more
  • WSJ’s Startup - WSJ Blog for startups, entrepreneurship and more
  • WSJ’s The Accelerators - Startup gurus discuss strategies and challenges of creating a new business

Talks & Interviews

  • Charlie Rose - Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose engages Americas best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions
  • NPR Marketplace - Latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets
  • TED - Ideas Worth Spreading

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