Top Canadian Investing Blogs

By: Jeremy Biberdorf

June 16, 2012

Top Canadian Investing Blogs

Back in April I created a poll to rank the Top Canadian Personal Finance Blogs. Thanks to all the bloggers who shared that list with their followers, that post has remained the most popular post on my blog.

At the time I took a bit of flack for excluding blogs that were focused primarily on investing. In my defense, there were simply too many great Canadian finance blogs to include. So I had to limit the list somehow. I did promise everyone that I would eventually create a separate poll just for the top Canadian investing blogs.

Well eventually has rolled around. Again it’s time to alienate all of my American readers to cater to a small fraction of my visitors. Hey, after that Roth IRA blitz earlier this year, we owe you some payback πŸ™‚

With the last poll I didn’t really know what to expect. I figured my regular readers would vote and maybe another 20-30 people if I was lucky. To my surprise the poll took on a life of its own and there were over 500 votes. Considering my blog had only been up 2 months at the time, that’s quite a few voters.

Since I don’t cover investing topics myself, I’m not expecting anywhere near those totals with this poll. This time around I’m going to unofficially end this poll at the end of June. That way in honor of Canada Day I can feature the top vote getters from both polls in a special post on July 1st. I will likely leave polls open to new votes indefinitely.

The other reason for creating this poll now is that I have finally decided to further educate myself about investing. I’m tired of ignorantly accepting whatever the commission hungry financial planners at my bank push on me. I want my money to work for me and actually get a decent return. This poll will give me a good idea of which investment blogs I should be learning from.

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Like the last poll you can vote for up to 5 of your favorite blogs. I will also add an additional vote for anyone on this list who shares this post on Twitter or subscribes to my rss feed. If I missed any good Canadian investing blogs, please let me know.

Also I’d like to extend a special thanks to two local investment bloggers who have agreed to meet up with me to provide some investing advice: Dividend Ninja and Freedom Thirty Five Blog. If you’re unsure of who to vote, add in some votes for these guys for being willing to help me out. They get my vote anyway.

Update:: This poll unofficially ended on June 30th, 2012. Here are the winners.
Feel free to keep voting though.

Do you have a personal favorite investment blog? Or what’s the best investment advice you’ve ever received? Anyone else out there want to admit they are investment ignorant?

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About the Author:

Jeremy Biberdorf is the founder of Modest Money. After working many years in the website marketing industry, he decided to take on blogging full time and also get his finances headed in the right direction. Also check out his contributions to and Benzinga.

50 thoughts on “Top Canadian Investing Blogs”

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    The Dividend Ninja

    Thanx a lot for including me in your list, and for the mention as well. I look forward to meeting up with you soon. πŸ˜‰

    The Dividend Ninja

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      No problem Dividend Ninja. Good luck on the poll. And it will be good to meet up soon and become at least a bit less ignorant about investing. Thanks man.

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      No problem. Hopefully there will be a decent amount of votes again to really show who some of the top Canadian investing blogs really are. Even just connecting with some different blogs is enjoyable though.

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    Invest It Wisely

    Thanks for the include, I went ahead and voted for myself and up to 4 other sites (wanted to include a few more! ;))

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      No problem. Thank you for your offer to promote this poll. Hopefully that will get lots of additional votes to make the poll more accurate.

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    Mo' Money Mo' Houses

    I hear ya! I definitely want to learn more investing. Thanks for being so organized and making this awesome list of investing blogs for me to check out πŸ™‚

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      You’re welcome Jessica, but how did you figure out this list was created just for you personally to check out? I didn’t think I made it that obvious that it was for you. πŸ˜›

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    Let's Learn Finance

    I’m sure all of these blogs are most deserving to be here, but my vote goes for the Dividend Ninja πŸ™‚

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      I admit I know very little about most of these blogs. Investing is an intimidating subject to go into when you have little knowledge on the subject. Dividend Ninja is my favorite so far, but that may be partly since he is willing to personally help me.

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        Let's Learn Finance

        Absolutely. I’ve had the liberty to have a brief discussion with him going back and forth via email and even through that, he is a very sincere person. πŸ™‚

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        I think it was a huge revelation to me, someone who was not particularly gifted in math… to realize that it was do-able to begin learning about the stock market.
        Being a mom and outnumbered by the predominantly male investing environment, I ignored the stereotype and started out with some simple books, that anyone can understand. Writers like robert Kiyosaki, and Derek Foster and the canadian policitician turned financial guru,Garth Turner are some to name a few.
        When you are not in traditional schools, you can learn independently at your own pace and repeat chapters over and over until you start to comprehend them. Just because I don’t have an MBA doesn’t mean I should avoid financial books and magazines. If you look at the mess that the “professional ” bankers and brokers have caused in the US, you come to realize that
        a simple mom with a stubborn streak may have a few ideas of her own worth
        sharing. Avoid debt like the plague and invest slow and steady. Stay humble and teachable and increase your financial IQ with books, blogs, mags and respectable business/finance documentaries and news. Knowledge is power. Don’t let anyone intimidate you out of the game. God bless your investing.

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    Thanks for the inclusion. I hope sharing what I’ve learned over the years of what not to do and what works for me can at least help one person steer clear of the icebergs of the investment world.

    “If investing were easy, everyone would be rich”

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      It is pretty awesome knowing that what you share has the potential to help others. I admit that the advice I share is probably more likely to help with the personal side of things rather than financial. As I learn more though I intend to pass on that knowledge.

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      No problem Eddie. Dividend Ninja is off to a great start on this poll so far. I’m sure he’ll be among the leaders when this poll wraps up at the end of the month.

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    I could say you missed me, but then again I am not an investing site, especially if you call yourself the Clown Prince of Personal Finance. Good idea, I have voted .

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    Yay, I’m on the list again. And big thanks for the mention. So many great sites to choose from. Wish I had the time today to read through all of them.

    “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    ~Benjamin Franklin

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    Thanks for including me on the list! It’s an honour to be included with some of my favourite bloggers out there!

    Dividend Ninja and Freedom Thirty Five have my votes for sure!

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      Oh, and MOA, of course. A bit begrudgingly though, as he is kicking my butt in both our dividends for the year challenge and in the polls. πŸ™‚

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      Sorry man. I did try to dig up a lot of the best blogs, but I didn’t want to dig too deep and end up with too big a list. I kinda did that on my last poll and I think it became a bit overwhelming to choose who to vote for.

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    I really have to start schmoozing with you so I can get on these lists. I voted for MillionDollarJourney just because FT got me started so many years ago with an interest in personal finance blogs!

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      It’s not about schmoozing at all. I wish all of these bloggers had schmoozed with me to get on these lists. No I went out and compiled these lists from other people’s blogrolls and from other sources. If you had networked with more Canadian bloggers before I created the previous list, I probably would’ve found your blog and included it. Now it’s a little late.

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    Thanks for sharing your favorite Canadian investing blogs. I have also recently started blogging about trading the stock market as a Canadian. If you have future lists, would you consider adding:

    In the meantime, thanks for sharing all this inspiration (I’ve got lots of catching up to do!)

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    Thanks for the inclusion. I hope sharing what I’ve learned over the years of what not to do and what works for me can at least help one person steer clear of the icebergs of the investment world.

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