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Old 09-15-2010, 05:47 AM   #1
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Now that I am retired, and more time on my hands to read - I was wondering if anyone has recommendations as to the best financial magazines for someone who is more interested in holding on to their portfolio, versus risks? Thanks for your thoughts!
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I'm not sure you will learn anything from financial magazines that will help you hold on to your portfolio - probably the reverse. My personal experience is they aren't worth the paper they are printed on since anything they print is heavily influenced by their advertisers and is not unbiased. The Economist may be an exception.
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I would pass on the financial porn

Most of the advice is cookie cutter and sucks at best

You can learn more by reading PF/ER forums/blogs plus some interesting off topic conversation
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I read Kiplinger's, but mostly to keep on top of law changes and for general money saving advice. I'm happy with the Boglehead koolaid and have an asset allocation that I just need to tend to yearly.
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+1, travelover. Money Sense in Canada is OK, too. They only publish 6x/yr because you can only say "buy index funds" so often before people cancel their subscriptions.

I buy what I want on the newsstands so I don't get junk mail.

Just remember Sturgeon's Law: 90% of everything is garbage.
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Magazine's are not as valuable as they (perhaps?) once were. Competitive pressures have diluted their content down to, at best, the grade school Primer level. The Internet has so much more to offer at a greatly reduced cost in time... as well as money.

Several months ago, I placed a list of the Blogs I visit on a regular basis (today's list would be different). In that post is quite a number of very useful financial Blogs; any one of which contains more valuable information than any mainstream magazine ever could -- if only because of the instant feedback that this venue provides. There are several other good recommendations in that thread.

Your favorite blog feeds?

You may, also, use the "Quick Links" area to the right of this screen... Scott Burns being a wise choice, BTW.

Bottom line, however, is that your best source of advice is simply to ask your question on this Forum... bar none.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:01 AM   #7
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I agree with Wildcat. Don't waste your money on financial magazines. The web offers more.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:59 AM   #8
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I stopped looking at financial magazines years ago. If you watch them long enough, it's the same old stuff spewed out over and over, with a different wrapper. If you stay even remotely in-tune with what's going on in the market and the economy, the idea of reading "Top 10 Mutual Funds to Buy Now" is a joke. IMHO there are much better ways to stay informed on current info and trends via websites, etc.
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I read them online--mostly Financial Times, Economist, Kiplingers.
My bosses read Bank Credit Analyst.
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I would suggest joining the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). Visit their website at AAII: The American Association of Individual Investors . They have alot of free content and you can view some of the articles in their monthly journal. No ads, except for their products. Pretty much about the most unbiased personal financial/investment information you will find anywhere.
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:06 PM   #11
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Thanks so much for all the recommendations! I very much appreciate your thoughts and your time to share!
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:17 PM   #12
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I'm not sure you will learn anything from financial magazines that will help you hold on to your portfolio - probably the reverse. My personal experience is they aren't worth the paper they are printed on since anything they print is heavily influenced by their advertisers and is not unbiased. The Economist may be an exception.
Wow! You and I are kindred spirits. When I read the OP, the two things that popped into my mind were:
- save your money on financial magazines;
- if you want a good magazine that covers economic issues subscribe to "The Economist."
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I subscribe to
Smart Money
Kiplinger
Money
Time
These are not for stock or mutual fund recommendations but just for light reading & keeping busy.
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I'm frugal/thrifty/cheap so I get magazines at the library. I read Kiplingers, Money, Business Week, Time, Newsweek, Smart Money and a lot of others. None of them really speak to me, I just like to read. The weeklies are current but a lot of the info in a monthly is already 4-6 weeks old.

I'm kind of funny about magazines. If I purchase it I won't throw it out unless I've finished it so they collect in a pile. If I get it from the library I read the parts I'm interested in and just take it back.
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"The Economist" is the only one that comes to mind. Plus they have a lot of stuff available online The Economist - World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:12 AM   #16
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If you are asking that question... I would recommend that you go to the library and check out some books and read them to learn more about investing.

While you are at the library... you should browse many of the magazines suggested.

Sorry.... but there is no short-cut.
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Now that I am retired, and more time on my hands to read - I was wondering if anyone has recommendations as to the best financial magazines for someone who is more interested in holding on to their portfolio, versus risks? Thanks for your thoughts!
You would think that ER would give you more time to read magazines, but just about every year we cancel another one.

We're sticking with Family Handyman (for now) because I like ogling the tool porn advertising... but I just read it for the articles.
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You would think that ER would give you more time to read magazines, but just about every year we cancel another one.

We're sticking with Family Handyman (for now) because I like ogling the tool porn advertising... but I just read it for the articles.
Yeah, I have the same problem with Home Theater -- my only magazine subscription (per se*). In another life, I really enjoyed Family Handyman... for about twenty years, in fact.

*I do get magazines from a couple of RV groups I belong to and as a National Trust for Historic Preservation member, I get their magazine --Preservation -- every month.
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I agree with the popular sentiment on this thread that most magazines are not useful in terms of valuable content to achieve investment goals. I have learned ever so much more here and also reading Bogleheads. Almost without exception, you all are heads and shoulders above me in financial knowledge. I do subscribe to the WSJ online edition as I enjoy reading it in the morning and also in the evening when I get home from w*rk. My aunt sends me gift subscriptions to Kiplingers, Forbes, and The Economist. And I get freebie magazines from Schwab and USAA. I subscribe to The New Yorker, Pittsburgh magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Vanity Fair(miss Dominick Dunne's articles since he died), Bon Appetit, and Architectural Digest. I recycle my magazines by passing them along to friends. And people leave sacks of their old magazines on my desk so I am really oversupplied with popular reading.
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Slightly off topic, but you can get magazine subscriptions really cheap from Amazon. Once you have subscribed there, you can renew there at the same (generally much lower) rate.
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