10 Personal Finance Experts to Follow on Twitter
Since Pennywise began last fall, I’ve moved at my credit union from a role in which I worked one-on-one with members to one in which I coordinate our social media presence. Our goal is to be the one-stop-shop finance experts for our members—which means, part of my new job description has been seeking out the best advice and resources in the Twitterverse and sharing them with our followers.
Turns out, there’s some pretty awesome experts out there, specializing in everything from investing advice to living on a budget. If you’re looking for a constant stream of wise money posts, check out a few of my favorite finance feeds on Twitter.
1. For an Academic and Public Policy Perspective: @A_Lusardi
A professor at the George Washington School of Business, Annamaria Lusardi is a strong advocate for financial literacy. Follow her for tweets on the intersection of public policy and personal finance knowledge.
2. For the Latest Investing News: @ManishaThakor
Even I’ll admit to being somewhat intimidated by investing, but the articles Manisha Thakor shares help me gain familiarity with current trends. If you want to learn more about investing, I definitely recommend following.
3. For Actionable Advice: @DailyWorth
DailyWorth’s Twitter feed is full of tips to help you meet your day-to-day financial goals. Follow for answers to your pressing questions on everything from budgeting to your credit score.
4. For Those on a Tight Budget: @EARN
EARN focuses on helping low-income individuals create prosperity, and its advice is great for anyone who has budgetary constraints or wants to live a more frugal lifestyle.
5. To Chat With Other Money Conscious Tweeps: @wisebread
Wise Bread hosts and participates in tons of different Twitter chats on topics ranging from savings to credit. Follow if you want to connect with others sharing their favorite financial tips.
6. For Real Life Stories: @TheBillfold
When a post from The Billfold appears in my Twitter feed, I simply have to read it. The catchy personal stories will draw you in and make you rethink your own financial situation.
7. For Reads You’ll Come Back To: @gogirlfinance
As I scroll through my Twitter feed on the go, I favorite the articles I come across that I want to give more time to. Many of those are from GoGirl Finance. Follow to keep up with the site's latests posts, as well as excellent finance reads from around the web.
8. Especially for 20-Somethings: @MoneyUnder30
I’m sure you’ve heard the advice: Start saving and investing early, and you’re all but guaranteed a solid financial future. But with a recovering jobs market and record levels of student loan debt, millenials face unique challenges in gaining their financial footing. If you’re going through this yourself, follow Money Under 30 for advice.
9. For All Things Credit: @CreditExperts
Credit.com shares the latest tips for managing your credit, from how to dispute credit report mistakes to breaking down common credit myths. If you’re just establishing credit, working to raise your score, or simply searching for answers to your questions, you’ll definitely take something away from these tweets.
10. For All of This in One Place: @LearnVest
From the latest trends in retirement savings to basic budgeting tips and personal stories, LearnVest has something for everyone. My favorite? The tip of the day. If you follow only one of these experts, make it this one.
Did I miss your favorite personal financial experts? Tell us—who else should we be following?
About The Author
Little brings Emily more of a thrill than taking a so-so sentence and making it shine or giving an alright paragraph more of a punch. She’s a self proclaimed word-nerd whose penchant for language took her from barista-ing in a bookstore café during college to serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in a high school just outside of Madrid after graduating with a double major in English and Spanish. Since returning to the States over a year ago, Emily has worked as Associate Editor for The Daily Muse and established a Spanish language social media presence for one of Southwest Michigan’s leading credit unions. Recently married, she, her hubby, and their crazy cat, Angel, call the shores of Lake Michigan home.