establish your own information sources
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IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A GMAIL ADDRESS:
IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY HAVE A GMAIL ADDRESS:
SUBSCRIBE TO E-NEWSLETTERS
There are quite a number of very good e-newsletters published regularly. They may come daily, weekly, monthly or periodically. Some of the more technical newsletters require a fee, but many very helpful newsletters are free. All you need to do is use the 'SUBSCRIBE' feature on the newsletter and then confirm it by clicking on the link that comes in your confirmation email. The e-newsletter will be sent to your email box. You can unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time through the same procedure.
You will find quite a few email newsletters available and many very good ones are free. Those offering investment advice will typically charge a fee and sometimes quite a lot. For general information about the state of the economy we would recommend these listed below. Go to their website to sign up.
BOOKMARK FAVORITE BLOGS
Most E-Newsletters are sent out from Bloggers who have much more information on their blogs or websites. Keeping a folder in your browser bookmarking your favorite blogs is an easy way to check through them when you want to.
We have found the bookmark feature in Firefox and Internet Explorer to be the easiest to use, although every browser will have a bookmark tool.
Here is a list of some of our favorite blogs:
King World News
Of Two Minds
Gold & Silver Daily
GOOGLE NEWS PERSONALIZED
You can personalize the news page at Google to identify the exact kind of information you want to receive by using key words. This allows YOU to become the editor rather than having someone else decide what is 'news' for you. Follow this link, and then click on the 'gear' icon in the upper right corner to find out how to personalize your news page.
Just about everyone has Facebook, Twitter or a variety of other social media forums. If you find sources you think are particularly helpful, of course you can 'friend' or 'follow' them for constantly updated information.
While the social media have their uses, they also tend to parcel out information in a highly fragmented way. In an unstable and rapidly changing environment, these are extremely valuable media sources. However, for ongoing personal education about financial and related matters, we find the print and video sources mentioned above to be preferable, as they are content-rich, focused and easily organized.
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