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Old 12-01-2007, 12:12 PM   #1
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My subscription to Money Magazine is running out. Not sure if I will continue it, as I think I up to speed on the level of articles they publish.

Anyone have other magazines dealing with personal finance they can recommend?
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In spite of my rant about Consumer Reports in another thread, I have been satisfied with their Money Adviser.

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Old 12-01-2007, 01:01 PM   #3
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My subscription to Money Magazine is running out. Not sure if I will continue it, as I think I up to speed on the level of articles they publish.
Many magazines, especially the single-topic genre, get away with recycling the same 25 articles. I finally threw away our five-year stash of "Family Handyman" in favor of their website, although we still subscribe to the print issue.

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Anyone have other magazines dealing with personal finance they can recommend?
Maybe not. I cancelled our Business Week subscription after they overhauled it for bigger ads and such presbyopic print that I'm sure all their staff is below the age of 40 (or LASIK'd). But I still read BW's website, and they have a decent personal-finance section.

Dollar Stretcher (Stretcher.com) and their Bankrate.com links might do it for you without the subscription expenses & snail-mail stuffers.

I enjoy Highline Media's "Wealth Manager" magazine (but not their relentless advertising) and Scientific American occasionally runs economics articles. But otherwise we're nearly paperless.
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There is virtually nothing in those magazines that cannot be found on the web or at the local library, not to mention the doctor's office or dentist's office. Some web sites even have virtually the same article even before the article "hits the street". I got tired of all of the advertisements, fall outs, and difficulty finding the article I know I read but then cannot locate - not a problem with the web. I subscribe to no magazine and maybe that is how I justify the HS internet connection.
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I happen to really like Kiplinger's. It is written for a moderately sophisticated retail investor and remains interesting even after 3 years of subscribing. Cheap entertainment, frankly, and every so often they have a good idea.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:55 PM   #6
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Thanks, I tried Consumers Reports Money Advisor for a year. Some good stuff, but not enough to keep me subscribing.

The thing that started bothering me about Money is that I can find many of the articles online on MSN before I get my magazine.

Thanks, maybe I will hit my library and see if they have others.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:01 PM   #7
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I happen to really like Kiplinger's. It is written for a moderately sophisticated retail investor and remains interesting even after 3 years of subscribing. Cheap entertainment, frankly, and every so often they have a good idea.
Same here. I enjoy perusing Kiplinger's for the same reasons you state. I subscribe to, and like, Money too. Other than that it's gardening and model railroad mags. All of the afore stated mags prevent me from watching non-stop, mindless & mind-numbing TV in the evening....so they're well worth the cost!
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There is virtually nothing in those magazines that cannot be found on the web or at the local library, not to mention the doctor's office or dentist's office. Some web sites even have virtually the same article even before the article "hits the street". I got tired of all of the advertisements, fall outs, and difficulty finding the article I know I read but then cannot locate - not a problem with the web.
I agree. A lot of the same articles from Money Mag are published on their website.
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Same here. I enjoy perusing Kiplinger's for the same reasons you state. I subscribe to, and like, Money too. Other than that it's gardening and model railroad mags. All of the afore stated mags prevent me from watching non-stop, mindless & mind-numbing TV in the evening....so they're well worth the cost!

I third the recommend for Kiplingers Magazine. For $14.97 a year it's a bargain.

And as far as that goes, for $9.95 a year, Money is interesting enough to 2 or 3 or 4 times get my $10 bucks a year worth out of it. Besides, I like to take magazines with me for various "deadtime" situations when I need something to read instead of just sitting around (like waiting for the daughter at music lesson, etc). And those times it is not possible to be sitting at a computer to get the content off the web.

Besides, I like to have a physical paper magazine I can read at leisure and whereever and whenever I want, without having to logon to the PC.

Another good one well worth the $12 a year price is Smart Money Magazine.
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Besides, I like to take magazines with me for various "deadtime" situations when I need something to read instead of just sitting around (like waiting for the daughter at music lesson, etc). And those times it is not possible to be sitting at a computer to get the content off the web.

Besides, I like to have a physical paper magazine I can read at leisure and whereever and whenever I want, without having to logon to the PC.
A lot of times, I'll grab a cup of coffee or iced tea and go sit on the patio or go to the park, and I'll take a mag with me to read. I also take a couple on trips to read along the way or in the evening at hotels.

I keep them (Kip. & Money) for a month or 2, then toss 'em out. If I find an article that I really like, and think it may have future value to me, I snip it out and put it in a folder in the file cabinet......haven't snipped too many though.

I keep my railroad & gardening mags indefinitely, since they come with an annual index and are excellent reference material, and unlike financial articles, the information doesn't change day-to-day. In my personal library I have all issues of 2 hobby mags going back 38 years (912 issues total plus a few strays from earlier years), and several issues of a few other mags. Also about 4 or 5 years worth of a few garden mags. I usually find time to go through them during the winter months, and I always discover something that I over looked the first time through. Besides, that's all part of my hobbies.
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A number of years back I got tired of the continual renewal notices (they start soon after you order a subscription). So I renewed for many years. Turns out we have seven years of Cooking Light still to go, so I'm transferring that subscription to someone else for a Christmas present (Subscription regifting).

Our Newsweek subscription is about to expire. I can read the entire magazine online, and will probably not renew. However, it's nice to curl up with a magazine once in a while. Maybe I should print out the articles, or get a Kindle.
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I subscribe to Smart Money magazine from the Wall Street Journal. You can see more at their website
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