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No Time for Nonsense
When I first discovered the Financial Independence Retire Early community a few years ago, I went click crazy and subscribed to lots of email newsletters.
Everything was so new to me and the learning curve was steep.
I was reading so much stuff.
As I became familiar with the ideas of FI, I found many of the newsletters I subscribed to became repetitive.
With a new family, working towards promotion and further studies, I found I had less time to consume news and blogs.
That’s when I started looking around for an alternative.
cheap frugal, whatever I opted for had to be free.
Surely there was someone out there who reads all finance related stuff, bin the crap and then deliver only the important bits in a newsletter.
That’s when I discovered Finimize and I’ve been subscribed to them not long after they launched.
On the face of it, both daily newsletters seem to offer the same thing: a summary of the financial news.
Just like both newsletters, I will keep the review short and sweet.
The Weigh In
- Launched 2015
- Based in New York, US
- A daily business newsletter
- 1,000,000+ subscribers
“Become smarter in just 5 minutes”
- Launched 2015
- Based in London, UK
- A daily finance newsletter
- 400,000+ subscribers
“Understand today’s financial news within 3 minutes”
The Morning Brew
I’ve only been using The Morning Brew for a few days.
The newsletter is designed to be read within five minutes and always starts off with the markets.
Here’s a snapshot of the 8th June 2019 Morning Brew:
It is well written. Witty and pithy.
It’s also educational:
It is early days for me, but I sense it is more US focused, but that’s not a bad thing. If you invest in a global index, then it is weighted heavily towards the US anyways!
It’s only a five minute read, and it’s a good read at that.
I’m going to stay subscribed.
I’ve been subscribed to Finimize for a few years now.
It has been my daily read in the morning or just before bed.
Here’s a snapshot of the 6th June 2019 Finimize:
Just like The Morning Brew, Finimize is full of humour. I love the graphics they use each morning because it always makes me smile.
What I particularly like are the sections they use:
- What’s going on?
- What does this mean?
- What should I care?
- For Markets
- The Bigger Picture
It also has a Q&A section which I find very useful:
And the Winner Is…
This will sound like a cop out (no pun intended), but I love them both.
Each have their own unique style, but are brilliant at giving me just what I need to know, using simple language and with a dose of humour.
It only takes 8 minutes of my time and I start or end my day more aware of what’s going on in the world without having to trawl through rubbish in the usual news outlets
Come on, it takes me longer to take a dump!
It’s totally worth subscribing to and if you don’t like it, just unsubscribe.
Let me know what you think of them.
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