Musings from the CU Suite

May 10, 2012

Good Reads

Written by Anthony Demangone

If you are reading this blog, you likely are a person who seeks out information.  I bet you read a ton of blogs, magazines, newspapers, etc.

With that in mind, here are some of my favorite sources of "good reads."

(First things first. You'll need a way to gather and organize web-based materials.  I've always been a huge of of RSS readers.  This wonderful "how-to" video discusses the power of RSS feeds and how to use them.)  Now, on to the list.

1.  The Big Picture.  This blog tries to put you in the mind of a Wall Street trader. The information you get from this blog regarding Wall Street, politics, and the economy is top-notch.  Managed by Barry Ritholtz, this blog provides a great service - the AM and PM reads.  In short, Barry scans things that he wants to read on his train ride into NYC (AM reads) and he does the same for his ride home in the evening (PM reads).  Here's a link to a recent AM reads.  It is one great way to key abreast of the major, major stories.

2.  This is another news aggregator that focuses on finance, politics and the like. Edited by Felix Salmon of Reuters, this "newsletter" links to dozens of fantastic stories.  Here's a recent version.  In it, was this scary story pointing out that in the past 15 years, the average American's expected retirement age has gone up 7 years. 

3.  Calculated Risk.  This blog hammers away at finance and economics, but with a focus on the housing market. It is very, very good.  

4.  There is enough management information and thought here to choke a horse.  

I could go on, my guess is that these three sites will give you a good start. But my question to you is this...what are you guys reading?

Have a great weekend, everyone!