Twitter, Tweet, Tweeps, Personal Finance, Credit, Debt, Money Mastery , and YOU
I have joined the twitterverse.
For the uninitiated, this means I have a twitter account- it’s a mini-version of this blog. Everyday new people “follow” me on twitter- this means they’re reading what I write there (that’s “tweeting”). These folks are my tweeps. I bet you’re catching on to this twitter lingo. So now, in addition to everything I was already doing, I manage my tweets and my tweeple. I have to keep track of who is following me and see if they tweet about anything that interests me or is useful for you.
Today, I read a tweet from one of my tweeps (OK, I’ll stop this twitter-speak) from one of his followers who has compiled this rather neat go-to list for tweets. The length of her post was much longer than my typical posts, so I’m including just portions of it here. You can read the rest here: http://freefrombroke.com/2009/04/50-personal-finance-investing-and-money-tweeps-worth-following.html
Credit and debt issues are getting a lot of play right now, and there are plenty of tweeps who have helpful hints, tips and tricks for dealing with debt — and for improving your credit score.
@NCN writes tweets that focus on debt reduction and staying out of debt. Blog: No Credit Needed.
@debtkid is honest about his massive amounts of debt. Tweets — and his Debt Kid blog — keep followers updated on the progress being made, and provide encouragement for those trying to pay down their own debt.
@paidtwice shares thoughts on getting out of credit card debt, and offers tips for dealing with credit card companies. Blog: http://www.paidtwice.com.
@nodebtplan provides meaningful help on creating a plan to get out of debt and achieve financial freedom. Blogs at No Debt Plan.
@masteryourcard is the Twitter account for the Master Your Card blog. All about responsible use of your credit card — and using it as a personal finance tool.
@takingcharge shares the thoughts of the editor of CreditCards.com. It’s all about credit card issuer news, and tips for using credit wisely.
@EADFL tweets about making a plan to get out of debt, and then stay there. Includes money making and saving ideas. Blog: Engineer a debt free life.
@debtblackhole is for the geek in me. A “financial mind meld” of sci-fi and escaping debt. Which is like a black hole. Blog: http://www.debtblackhole.com.
Money Saving/Frugal Living Tweeps
In this recession, you need all the money saving tips you can get. The economic turmoil has led to a renaissance in frugal living, and there are plenty of tweeple that can help you learn to live a good life on less.
@CouponTweet Two words: Coupons! Deals!
@CouponCravings More coupons! Retweets/replies to a lot of other thrifty types, providing even more useful people to follow. Blog: Coupon Cravings.
@Lynnae blogs at Being Frugal. She is all about living a frugal lifestyle. And she’s one of Walmart’s Eleven Moms.
@5DollarDinners offers rather helpful tips and recipes for keeping your food bill down. Blog: 5 Dollar Dinners.
@mbhunter ofers insights and information on great bargains from around the Web. Blog: Mighty Bargain Hunter.
@crystalpaine offers tips on cutting the weekly shopping bill and using coupons more effectively. Her blog is http://www.moneysavingmom.com.
@frugalbabe is all about being frugal while living a mostly sustainable lifestyle. Intersperses frugality with helpful information on going organic. Blog at http://www.frugalbabe.com.
Because it’s tax season, and I’m sure may of you filed an extension, I offer you some tweeps that can keep you up to date on things like tax credits and deductions. With all the new stuff coming out, it’s nice to have someone who can help you keep up with these things.
@taxfoundation monitors and shares fiscal policy as it relates to taxes. The Twitter account for the Tax Foundation.
@taxgirl is sassy and smart, offering the tax insight of an actual lawyer. Blog: http://www.taxgirl.com.
@taxtweet authors the Don’t Mess With Taxes blog and offers updates on the economy and tax policy.
@jkharris is the CEO (and founder) of a tax representation company, JK Harris and Company. Has his finger on the pulse of tax trends.
@taxbrain offers links to helpful tax information, education, calculators and more. Web site: http://www.taxbrain.com.
@althetaxman is a financial and tax planner. Offers helpful tax prep tips and links to informative seminars.
@ifileonline specializes in online filing information and tax software tips and recommendations.
There you have it! Follow my tweeps and learn more about the financial world around you!