Back in December 2018, we wrote a post compiling the Top 10 Investment and Personal Finance Blogs & Websites in Singapore.
With the investing/personal finance space having expanded significantly, I thought this would be a good time to update the list.
Hopefully, this article will help you find a blog you love…apart from Financial Horse, of course!
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The first category are the blogs/websites that primarily focus on investing content.
The Fifth Person is one of the OG blogs, and remains a great source of information on the top companies in Singapore and Malaysia. A staple of their blog are their AGM reports on local companies, like DBS and Singapore Airlines.
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Kyith of Investment Moats is another OG investment blogger. His articles are in-depth, well-reasoned and span a wide range of topics. He’s helpfully written about his framework for thinking about growing and managing wealth (called Kyith’s Wealthy Formula).
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned investor, you’ll be able to learn something from his blog. These are well thought out essays you’ll want to read carefully and spend time digesting. If you’re looking to build a strong financial foundation, this is a great place to start.
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Dr Wealth is another popular go-to site for investing content. The blog covers stocks, ETFs, bonds etc., including timely coverage of China stocks. They also do interesting case studies such as which Singapore supermarket stock to invest in? They even have an App!
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Mr IPO is the de facto blog to go to when deciding whether to subscribe for an IPO. His articles are well-researched and informative.
From his blog, Mr. IPO graduated from NTU with a Bachelor in Accountancy (Honors) and started life as an auditor. The audit experience not only polished up his accounting skills but also made him very skeptical about the financial records of companies. He always read the financial reports with a huge dose of salt.
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Tam Ging Wien, the person behind Probutterfly, is a published author on REITs. So it’s no surprise that he has great insights into the asset class.
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Cheeky add, but well we are an investing blog! Financial Horse was started to de-mystify investments. Here at Financial Horse, we blog regularly on stocks analysis, REITs, IPOs and macro-analysis.
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The next category are personal finance blogs. These blogs/websites tend to cover a wide range of money-related topics, and often times include their personal journeys towards financial freedom.
The Woke Salaryman is probably very familiar to those of you interested in personal finance. The Woke Salaryman brings a no-holds barred approach to saving, investing and early retirement, as well as hot takes on social issues in Singapore.
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At age 37, Turtle Investor hit CPF Full Retirement Sum (FRS) of $176,000 on the last day of 2019, twelve years after graduating from university.
Turtle Investor regularly publishes reports tracking his income (Central Provident Fund, alternative income, net worth, KrisFlyer miles) which are useful & motivational reads for people who are looking to go on a FIRE journey. His DINK (Dual Income, No Kids) lifestyle is also something that many millenials are increasingly considering.
Turtle Investor is a big fan of index investing, relying on strategies like the Boglehead three-fund portfolio and robo-advisors like Autowealth and Syfe to manage his wealth. He has also expanded into articles on crypto which are pretty interesting as well.
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As the name suggests, FIRE Path Lion’s blog is laser-focused on one topic – Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE). FIRE-Path Lion is a Singapore PR in his mid 30s working in the finance industry. He is married with no kids, and an avid gamer. He is working hard towards achieving Financial Independence before 45.
FIRE Path Lion teaches you everything you need about FIRE, with a page that walks you through all the crucial concepts. Although FIRE is popular topic all around the world, the blog stands out for being able to explain it in a Singaporean context.
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From her blog, Budget Babe is an ordinary lady striving to achieve financial freedom in Singapore before the age of 45. She is always looking for cost-effective ways to live a fulfilling life in amidst Singapore’s rising costs, and writes in order to empower fellow Singaporeans on taking charge of their own lives and finances.
Budget Babe is a mom of 2 kids. In addition to her articles on budgeting and personal finance, she also writes on family-focused topics like investing for your children. Definitely a blog to follow if you’re in a similar stage of life.
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Career development is an under-discussed topic by investing and personal finance blogs. For young adults, growing their income is a crucial step towards building up the capital needed to start investing. As an ex-Salesforce account executive, Jeraldine Phneah has plenty of good advice on building and balancing your career, while prudently managing your money as a millenial.
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Heartland Boy writes about a mix of personal finance and investment. His articles are well-researched, and his candour and honesty is refreshing.
From his blog, Heartland Boy began when Heartland Girl discovered, much to her horror, that Heartland Boy had zero savings upon graduating from university in 2013. Forced to choose between Heartland Girl and his branded accessories, Heartland Boy began to increase his net worth to prove that he can be depended upon to build a strong financial foundation for his family. In 2016, he started this blog while pounding the streets of Jakarta. Today, he is still running down the streets in Singapore, chasing after his toddler and getting chased by Heartland Girl.
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Dollars and Sense covers a huge range of articles, from CPF, credit cards, travel, property to career advice and lifestyle articles. The articles are written in an accessible style, which makes for excellent light reading. They also update very frequently, which makes it a great regular read.
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Seedly is the king of personal finance content for a Millennial/Gen Z audience. They do a great job of creating informative and engaging content. Their writers cover a range of topics such as investing, banking, loans, insurance, property and lifestyle. All of Seedly’s content is presented in an engaging manner, with useful infographics.
They also have a strong community where you can pose questions and get answers from fellow Singaporeans.
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MoneySmart is another great website to learn about personal finance. Their site helps users compare across a wide range of financial products, such as credit cards, insurance and loans. They are great at identifying the “best” in every category, whether you’re looking for the best cash back credit card or the best high-yield savings account.
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Any blogs/websites that we’ve missed out? Let us know in the comments below!
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