10 Finance Gurus to Follow on Social Media for Inspiration

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Whether you’re a new trader or veteran of many years, seeking out the advice of experts and wealth management companies can help you make better investment decisions.

Social media is a hotbed of financial commentary and activity. It’s also where some of the world’s most influential and inspirational financial gurus spend their time. If you’re looking for a combination of informative posts and inspiration, be sure to check out these financial market gurus.

Jim Cramer @jimcramer

“I mean it’s the most objective industry in the world. If your numbers stink, you’re out. If your numbers are good, you get more money. It’s the most Darwinian, it’s beautiful, it’s brutal, it works.”

Jim Cramer is probably one of the most publicized investment gurus on this list. He’s a columnist, best-selling author and hosts of CNBC’s Mad Money. Cramer’s no-nonsense approach to the markets is sure to get you ready for the day.

Boone Pickens @boonepickens

“Fundamentals make the market.”

  1. Boone Pickens is an American business magnate and chair of the BP Capital Management hedge fund. The former oil and gas tycoon has some very strong opinions on the energy markets, which you’ll no doubt enjoy. More importantly, he has donated more than $700 million to charity through his long and illustrious career.[1] What can be more inspirational than that?

Dave Ramsey @DaveRamsey

“Don’t invest in anything you don’t understand. It is your job to manage your money.”

Dave Ramsey is a brilliant financial writer, commentator and inspirational speaker that earned his name helping people out of debt. Deeply in-tune with topics of financial hardship, savings and giving back, Ramsey is sure to both inspire and move you in the right direction.

Suze Orman #SuzeOrmanShow

“Lasting wealth is built on a foundation of confidence that empowers you to control your financial destiny.”

The Emmy Award Winning TV host and New York Times best-selling author is one of the most popular financial gurus on social media. She has been described as the “one-woman financial advice powerhouse”[2] for her take on financial freedom and building wealth from scratch. With Suze, you are certain to be both entertained and inspired.

Dr. Thomas Stanley @thomasjstanley

“Many succeed because they have to succeed. It’s their money, their product, their reputation.”

The author of “The Millionaire Next Door” certainly knows the right things to say to inspire people to action. Dr. Thomas Stanley’s Twitter feed is filled with inspirational quotes form his best-selling books. One of his core messages is not to let things like credentials (or the lack thereof) stand in the way of your success.

David Bach @AuthorDavidBach

“Plan together… Win together.”

David Bach is a personal finance expert and nine-time New York Times best-selling author. Some of his best advice is aimed at helping couples plan their financial future. When not on television or writing another best-selling book, Bach can be seen disseminating his words of wisdom on Twitter.

Jean Chatzky @JeanChatzky

“Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive.”

Jean Chatzky’s mission is simple: make money make sense. For traders looking for a more holistic view of financial management, including smart money tips, Jean Chatzky is a must-follow. People struggling with managing their debts will find her tips especially useful.

Robert Kiyosaki @theRealKiyosaki

“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.”

Robert Kiyosaki is the author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” one of this generation’s most important books on wealth management and financial independence. Kiyosaki adopts the same inspirational tone on his Twitter feed, where he is constantly inviting followers to chase their dreams and think outside the box.

Barbara Corcoran @BarbaraCorcoran

“In business, you’re the Chief Salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand.”

There’s a reason nearly half a million people follow Barbara Corcoran on Twitter. The American businesswoman, investor and occasional Shark on the TV show “Shark Tank” is constantly reminding people what it truly means to be successful. Traders looking for motivation, inspiration and a highly informed opinion on what it takes to build a successful business or venture will fine Barbara’s tweets to be especially useful (not to mention funny).

Ali Velshi @AliVelshi

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

Ali Velshi is known for his work on CNN and Al Jazeera, but holds a lot of sway in the financial community for his belief that money is the world’s only universal language. He co-authored a book entitled, “How to Speak Money: The Language & Knowledge You Need to Grow,” where he shows readers how to build wealth and plan their budgets accordingly. Unlike other gurus, Velshi places a great deal of importance on how to understand the economy. For this reason, he’s a must-follow for traders looking to gain a more complete picture of the investing world.

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[1] Joseph Mapue (April 1, 2014). “5 Investment Gurus Whose Advice Will Grow Your Money.” www.skilledup.com

[2] Heidi Cardenas (2015). “Personal Finance Gurus to Follow.” Community Outreach for Financial Education.

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