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With so many companies, terms, and trends to keep track of, the financial world can seem very daunting. To stay on top of what’s going on, you’re going to need all the help you can get. Thankfully, you don’t need a degree to make sense of the money market these days.

Just like websites that help you plan your financial future 8 Websites to Help You Plan Your Financial Future 8 Websites to Help You Plan Your Financial Future Personal financial planning is a vital aspect of modern living and you need to understand it. These websites will help you improve your bank balance or wipe out your overdraft. Read More , there are tons of sites with a wealth of information about the marketplace. Let’s take a look at ten sites for the bookmarks bar 3 Steps To An Organized & Simplistic Chrome Bookmarks Bar 3 Steps To An Organized & Simplistic Chrome Bookmarks Bar Who doesn't love bookmarks? The promise to remember an interesting website and visit it later when you will have more time to enjoy it. The endeavor would be easier if you hadn't bookmarked several hundred... Read More or RSS reader 5 Minimalist RSS Readers Still in the News Feed Game 5 Minimalist RSS Readers Still in the News Feed Game The numbers show that RSS is still alive and kicking. Feedly is very popular and other alternatives exist. But what if you want something simpler? A reader that delivers news without any distractions? Read More of any financial enthusiast.

CNNMoney

CNN is one of the biggest news networks in the world, and its finance-focused Money page is one of the easiest places to browse the latest headlines. As soon as you land on the page, you’ll find dozens of headlines about current financial events, along with a slider showing daily market performance.

If you want to browse specific topics, you can click on Business, Tech, Personal Finance, or another heading at the top of the page. For quick news on a variety of topics, CNNMoney is a great pit stop.

Kiplinger

While CNN focuses on news headlines, Kiplinger is a great overall resource for personal finance advice and trends. You’ll find actionable content like financial New Year’s resolutions, the best generic products to buy at supermarkets, and financial advice for newlyweds.

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If you’re new to the field, Kiplinger’s section on personal finance basics is just for you. For a bit of fun, you can also try out some quizzes that test your knowledge of credit scores 5 Tricks to Improve Your Credit Score in Just 6 Months 5 Tricks to Improve Your Credit Score in Just 6 Months Improving your credit score seems complicated and confusing -- but it doesn't have to be! See how one writer went from the 300s to the high 600s in six months. Read More , social security, and similar topics. Folks who want a practical focus on how current events affect their financial situation should definitely consult this one.

This is Money

This UK-focused websites packs an absolutely huge amount of information on its front page. You’ll find dozens of articles on news, money trends, deals, and advice, not to mention videos. The categories at the top of the site, like Bills, Cars, and Holidays bring practical financial advice about everyday topics.

Those outside the UK might not find the news on this site as useful, but there’s plenty of other content you can dig into. Take a minute to glance over the homepage; chances are you’ll find something that catches your eye!

TheStreet

TheStreet focuses on news, especially news applicable to investing. You’ll find commentary on current events, investing recommendations, opinion pieces, and the basics of getting into the market by Jim Cramer, one of the co-founders of the site, and a host of other authors.

If you find yourself fancying more, TheStreet offers paid services for investors. These include in-depth analysis of current markets, stock recommendations, and advanced tactics. Learning from experts is always smart, so these plans are a great step if you want to go beyond the basics.

MarketWatch (formerly SmartMoney)

MarketWatch is a Wall Street Journal publication that caters to those who are deep in the daily markets. Right at the top of the page, you’ll find a ticker that lets you monitor key exchanges, recent stock changes, and the latest news.

If you sign up for a free account, you can customize the homepage by adding stocks to your watchlist. Even without an account, the site still offers plenty of investing news. Those who are brand-new to the field might find some of the content hard to digest, though.

Seeking Alpha

Instead of building its own content, Seeking Alpha aggregates information from other financial sites. You’ll find trending articles from all over the web on the homepage, along with the most recent articles and the best-performing stocks from the last month.

If you’re interested in a specific topic, the headings at the top of the page let you find stories on dividends, markets, investing strategies, and more. There’s certainly value in a site that does all the work for you, so visit Seeking Alpha when you only want to see the most important news and hottest topics.

Bloomberg

Another powerful resource for general financial news, Bloomberg offers a ton of information in an attractive, minimal format. On the homepage, you’ll find current market trends, along with top headlines and stories.

Bloomberg TV also lets you watch or listen in live or watch the best of the archives. Overall, Bloomberg is a well-balanced site with a great mix of content that anyone can enjoy and make use of.

Forbes

Forbes is a household name in the business and finance world, and for good reason. No matter if you’re interested in investing, small business, or leadership, you’ll find something to read on Forbes. On the lighter side, you can check out videos or lists detailing the highest-paid athletes, richest people in the world, and more.

This is one of the few sites on the list that doesn’t only focus on finance. If you enjoy Forbes’ coverage of other topics, they’re an easy pick for your daily financial reading.

DealBook

DealBook is part of the New York Times. It’s rich in insight about current events, and contains articles from many well-respected financial gurus. With sections like Mergers & Acquisitions and Hedge Funds, this site appeals more to those with some financial knowledge than those just starting out.

If you aren’t satisfied with just the facts and want expert interpretation of news and current events, DealBook should be on your radar.

MyMoney

MyMoney is a US government site built to help beginners learn about the basics of finance. The five principles of money the site teaches are Earn, Borrow, Save & Invest, Spend, and Protect.

You’ll also find guides to life events and how they affect your finances on this page, along with some tools and checklists to help you make important calculations Get Back on Track with These 5 Great Budget Calculators Get Back on Track with These 5 Great Budget Calculators Read More . Those who understand the world of finance will probably find this site rudimentary, but it’s great for teaching children the basics or getting yourself up to speed if you’re a novice.

What Are Your Top Financial Reads?

These are ten great sites that anyone can use to keep up with financial markets, but there are certainly more. Adding just a few of these to your daily reading should help you understand what’s going on with the world’s markets much more. Once you’re proficient, supplement your new knowledge with awesome financial smartphone apps The Best Smartphone Finance Apps for Budgeting, Investing, & Saving The Best Smartphone Finance Apps for Budgeting, Investing, & Saving There are a number of fantastic apps that can tackle nearly any financial goal you have in as hands-off a fashion as possible. Read More .

Don’t limit the learning to adults! Let your kids join in with websites that teach children money management skills 10 Interactive Financial Websites That Teach Kids Money Management Skills 10 Interactive Financial Websites That Teach Kids Money Management Skills Talking to kids about money can be difficult, but these interactive websites make it easier and more fun with games, activities, and quizzes. Read More .

Which financial sites do you read for the latest news and analysis? Share your favorite sites below and expand the list!

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Originally written by Saikat Basu on January 24, 2011.

  1. KT
    January 14, 2017 at 2:19 am

    zerohedge.com

    There's a lot of non-finance banter articles, but they do a good job of getting the negative news not many other sites talk about.

    • Ben Stegner
      January 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      It's important to consider the bad as well as the good. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Jessica
    January 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Well, if you ask me, the most critical part of structuring your finances and optimizing savings is just having a plan. You have to get everything out in front of you so you can make smarter decisions. Once you do that, then implementing your disciplined savings strategy becomes critical.
    I use Geltbox Money -automatic download from any website (banks,credit cards), high level of security (Your financial data is securely stored and encrypted only in your personal computer).
    Geltbox Money eliminates the need for third party aggregation services.
    the user can aggregate his own data without exposing private data to any third parties /web site.
    This new technology enables the user to download his financial information from any financial institution in the world.

  3. John
    January 7, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Mffais.com - easily keep informed on institutional and insider activity of stocks you own.

  4. Ruzbeh Bacha
    December 29, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Good article, we are bringing together all several financial news sites and tweets into one platform at cityfalcon.com. We are leveraging latest tech including machine learning to personalise the news feed for our users and their trading/investing preferences. Let us know what you think about it.

    • Saikat Basu
      December 30, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Wow. Leveraging 100+ sites and Twitter sounds powerful. Is there some predictive analysis built in?

  5. Graham Joyce
    November 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    I use RealVisionTV.com

    • Saikat Basu
      November 8, 2016 at 7:17 am

      Their content focus appears to be really good from what I could make out on the About page. Thanks for the recommendation.

  6. Jacqueline
    September 3, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    forexfactory.com

    • Saikat Basu
      September 27, 2016 at 6:16 am

      Thanks for the heads-up :)

  7. Jacqueline
    September 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    You forgot one of the largest financial websites with the best economic calendar in use today. So good in fact, that the format has been copied by most financial websites.

    • Frank
      September 26, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      which one are you referring to?

  8. Divya Bharathi
    June 19, 2015 at 5:59 am

    you missed indianmoney.com

    • Saikat Basu
      June 19, 2015 at 7:10 am

      Thanks. Looks good.

  9. George
    April 29, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I would personally add Investing.com as well which has best knows and graphs! Also, great site about options as acrowder mentioned, but I stumbled upon that one: mrbinary.co.uk, and it looks amazing!

    • Saikat
      April 30, 2015 at 2:13 am

      Great suggestions. Thanks.

  10. acrowder
    April 9, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    For options sites check out - http://www.crowderoptions.com/...

    Great daily indicator.

  11. gkdoda
    January 26, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Nice collection. My favorites are http://www.InvestmentKit.com and http://www.DodaCharts.com

  12. Saikat Basu
    January 25, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Well, there are quite a few more like Wall Street Journal and Reuters which I left out just to keep the list on ten. Even Google Financeis not bad at all when it comes to collating from around the world. Also, the idea was to broaden the scope by including sites which are as varied as possible. That's why the comments section is useful because everyone can include their own. A

  13. Sam Jones
    January 24, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I don't mean to be pernickety but I find it interesting you use a stock image which includes the FT but don't mention what is surely the most important financial website anywhere.....

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