This article was updated on 4 June 2018.
If being on top of your financial life is one of your goals this year, then you would need to know some good financial blogs and websites to regularly read.
In this list, we have shortlisted 32 of the best finance websites and blogs that we think you should be reading, or at least know about, if you want to improve your finance knowledge.
We have sort the finance blogs and websites out by categories. Some of these financial blogs are very popular, while others are in the list because they cover niche content which are not easily found elsewhere. Nonetheless, the common denominator among them is that they will all help you improve your personal finance.
You can head down to any of the specific category that you are most interested in. Ranking of financial blogs and websites are in no particular order.
- Personal Finance
- Investing and Trading
- Personal Blogs
- Insurance (New Category)
- Social Media (New Category)
MoneySmart has been around for a really long time and is one of the pioneers of the Singapore personal finance website scene. Because of that, their website contains a wealth of information on almost anything you could want to learn.
By covering personal finance topics in an easy-to-understand manner for the layperson, MoneySmart makes a great starting off point for anyone just starting to learn about personal finance.
Their blog touches on a range of personal finance and investment topics, some of which are curated from posts on their Facebook group. That is actually a good thing, since regular posters on their group include many great financial bloggers and people in the financial industry.
Over the past months, Seedly have introduced two useful initiatives for consumers in Singapore. Firstly, Seedly has a product review page, where users can leave a rating and comment on the products that they have used. Seedly has also introduced a question page, where users can ask finance-related questions to other members within community.
Earlier in 2018, Seedly was acquired by Shopback.
#3 For Tomorrow
For Tomorrow is an initiative by Temasek, in partnership with MoneySmart and DollarsAndSense. It is a repository of specially written articles with young Singaporeans in mind. It aims to encourage them to discover more about investing and take action today for a better tomorrow.
The New Savvy is a regional website that believes in empowering women in the financial, investment and career aspects of their lives.
The New Savvy is founded by Anna Haotanto, who runs the website with her team, providing useful financial content that addresses the modern woman’s unique challenges and opportunities.
SingSaver’s core focus is being a fantastic credit card and personal loan comparison website. But since we can all benefit from money saving tips, credit card hacks and financial news in general, that’s what SingSaver’s article section provides. Their original content is useful, concise and very relatable.
SingSaver is part of the CompareAsia Group.
Investing and Trading
The Fifth Person covers investing and personal finance topics, with a particular emphasis on stocks and real estate investment trusts (REITs) in Singapore, Malaysia and the United States.
They believe that by sharing sound investment knowledge and helping readers improve their financial literacy, Singaporeans and people around the world can one day enjoy financial security.
# 7 Investment Moats
One of the oldest personal finance website in Singapore was started in 2005, Investment Moats is created and run by Kyith Ng, a systems and applications engineer by day, and financial blogger extraordinaire by night (or whenever he has time).
Every one of his articles are comprehensive and crafted with great care. Topics he covers range from growing and managing wealth, investing concepts, analysis of individual stocks, and his thoughts on policies.
#8 Dr Wealth
Dr Wealth provides investment education to Singaporeans by publishing guides on their website as well as through courses they conduct. They aim to impart proven and actionable investment methods so that their users can achieve superior returns.
The hero of the titular website TradingWithRayner is on a mission to save retail investors like you and me from self-destruction. Besides being a successful independent trader, Rayner is a renowned trading coach who shares his trading knowledge and methods through articles, e-Books, YouTube videos and courses.
Run by a team of seasoned investors, Value Invest Asia provides investment insights and education for the Singapore market and around the region. They have also published a book on value investing, titled “Value Investing In Asia – The Definitive Guide to Investing in Asia”.
A Singaporean Stocks Investor (ASSI) is a very active personal investing blog. While the bulk of content centres on investing topics and logs of personal investments made, you can sometimes find advice for undergrads, thoughts on life insurance, and more.
Not just another personal investment blog, SG Young Investment is unique because it offers the perspective of a young (under-30) professional on the journey of investing.
The author shares his financial goals, investment decisions, property buying considerations and also provides mortgage consulting services (for a fee).
The Motley Fool Singapore is the local variant of Fool.com, which has operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Cananda and Germany.
Through their website and exclusive subscriber-only content, they give retail investors access to investing research and analysis to help them make better investment decisions.
#14 S-REITs Investment Blog (New Entry)
As its name suggests, S-REITs Investment Blog focuses on one key asset class – REITs.
You can find all the available S-REITs in Singapore on this blog. In addition, the writer also shares about his portfolio, as well as the reasons behind each of the REITs investment he has made.
If you are looking to invest in REITs, or want to stay up to date on what’s happening in the market, you should bookmark this blog, if you have not already done so.
#15 The Know (New Entry)
The Know brings to you financial insight from endowus, a local start-up that aims to help investors leverage on technology for investment advice and opportunities.
While most other finance sites tend to focus on stocks, bonds, ETFs or REITs, The Know focuses on topics such as unit trusts and mutual funds, which tends to be less well covered in Singapore.
If you are keen to find out more about which are the best funds to pick, articles from The Know will be useful.
#16 Cheerful Egg
Cheerful Egg is founded and run by Lionel Yeo, where he muses on life, money, and everything in between. He shares candidly on investment and personal finance matters in his own life, as well as occasionally giving us a glimpse into the ups and downs of living in fast-paced Singapore.
#17 Budget Babe
Budget Babe is a working professional who generously shares about anything she is doing, learning and thinking. From buying your first Bitcoin to budgeting for your wedding, think of Budget Babe as your BFF who always has your back for all things financial.
#18 Heartland Boy
Given that most Singaporeans live in a HDB flat, Heartland Boy is someone we can all relate to. In additional to being a living archive of a true-blue heartlander’s journey to financial independence, his blog is an inspiration and how-to for anyone who wishes to embark on their very own journey.
# 19 My 15 Hour Work Week
Written by a husband and wife team who are “quarter-retired” by age 29, My 15 Hour Work Week is a fascinating peek into the philosophy and methodology of achieving financial freedom in Singapore using a variety of financial tools.
# 20 A Path To Forever Financial Freedom (New Entry)
Similar to 15 Hour Work Week, if your goal is to enjoy financial independence at an early age, then you would find the articles on A Path To Forever Financial Freedom relevant.
Since starting in 2011, the author of the blog, Brian, has written more than 650 articles. Brian’s own personal goal is to achieve financial independence by age 35.
Similar to some other bloggers, Brian also shares his own personal stock portfolio, which currently stands at an impressive $657,000.
# 21 Small Cap Asia (New Entry)
If you are looking to invest in stocks with smaller market capitalisation and which are less well known, Small Cap Asia is the website you want to follow.
Started by James Yeo, who is a former writer at The Motley Fool and DollarsAndSense.sg, the site aims to provide essential research, tools and analysis to simplify investing so that everyone can invest.
Small Cap Asia hopes to help its readers find the best possible stock investments in the market so that earn returns which are more than 100%.
# 22 Singapore IPOs (New Entry)
If you are looking to find information on a stock which is about to have its initial public offering (IPO) on the Singapore Exchange, Singapore IPO is where you want to turn to.
Detailed write-ups have been done for each company that have listed on the SGX Mainboard or Catalist since 7 July 2007.
There is also a list of carefully curated articles that you can read if you are new to IPO, and are unsure of how the process works.
# 23 Investment Stab (New Entry)
Investment Stab was created by a group of Singaporean students who are curious and interested about finance. The blog aims to educate people on personal finance, investments, retirement and their CPF matters – which are basically the things that you ought to know if you are living in Singapore.
# 24 Tree Of Prosperity (New Entry)
If you find regular personal finance articles a tad too dry or common for you, or you want a unique perspective on issues that may or may not be finance related, Tree Of Prosperity could just be the website that you need in order to spice up your life, or at least your daily reading.
Interesting, but controversial articles that the writer, Christopher, has written about over the past months include why people fail because they major in minor things and brutal truths about Polytechnic graduates.
You may not agree with some of these articles but they sure would get you thinking, if that’s what you want.
#25 The Milelion
If you are into hacking credit card miles, then The Milelion is your guru. When he is not calling out influencers for irresponsible and unethical marketing, Aaron of The Milelion dives into detail how you can utilise credit cards to the fullest extent to earn the most amount of miles, and the many ways you can spend them.
Even if you have just a passing interest in credit card miles hacking, Aaron’s witty and sharp writing should be reason enough for The Milelion to be on your bookmarks list.
#26 Are You Ready?
Created by the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board, Are You Ready? is a guided tour of the CPF system through bite-sized articles categorised into life stages like Starting Work, Your Health, Getting Married, Golden Years.
Are You Ready? is a very painless (and even enjoyable) way to learn to live with and maximise your CPF monies.
If you require property related content, 99.co has a section on their website dedicated to covering a favourite pet topic of Singaporeans: property.
From commentary on larger property market trends to home lifestyle topics, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re a property investor or a HDB homeowner.
Insurance (New Category)
# 28 Insurance Market (New Entry)
As a business, Insurance Market helps Singaporeans compare between different types of general insurance policies such as car, home and maid insurance.
However, if you are looking to learn more about general insurance, Insurance Market also has a blog, though hidden within their website. You can click on the link here if you can’t find it on their main site.
Articles written on their blog are mainly about general insurance matters. So, expect to see articles on insurance topics that you never knew even existed, such as pet and cyber security insurance.
# 29 Clearly Surely (New Entry)
If you want a no nonsense explanation on life insurance matters in Singapore, Clearly Surely is the website to go to.
Aside from covering the latest development in the life insurance space in Singapore, Clearly Surely also have a list of real lives, real stories articles which are bound to inspire and encourage you to take life insurance matters around you more seriously.
# 30 fundMyLife (New Entry)
Created as a platform that helps users connect their financial planning questions to the right advisers, fundMyLife also operates a blog. Needless to say, topics that they write about is mainly about health and life insurance matters.
One interesting aspect of fundMyLife articles is that they regularly carry the perspective of financial advisors. Hence, you are getting insights not just from consumers or writers, but also from financial advisors themselves.
Social Media (New Category)
# 31 Spiking (New Entry)
Some stock investors like to know what are the insider trades which are being made. For example, if Piyush Gupta is buying more DBS stocks, they want to know.
Spiking does exactly that. This homegrown app allows investors to track real-time verified transactions which are being made by insiders or big-time investors. The company also has a blog which regularly publishes articles relevant to this topic.
# 32 Investing Note (New Entry)
Rounding up our list is none other than Investing Note. Investing Note is a social media platform for stock investors to connect and follow each other, their write-ups, calls and recommendations.
Because it has many users writing articles, there are tons of content being published each day on investing note, probably more than you can realistically read. Think of this as similar to your Facebook feed during Facebook’s early days.
The smarter way to navigate through this is to sort the articles out by the investors that you want to follow, or the stocks that you are interested in. This way, you get the content which is relevant to you.
This wraps up our list. However, are they any of your favourite financial websites which you think should be on our list? Drop us a message at [email protected] and we can look into adding them here.
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