What is a Financial Executive to Read?


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As a CFO I used to have a Smart Money subscription, until it moved to an online only magazine. Eventually it moved again to live on the MarketWatch website by the Wall Street Journal, and since then I have been looking for the best financial magazines out there to round out my financial news sources. Whether you are interested in financial news advice for personal or business use you may find yourself in a similar situation.

As print newspapers slowly die out or transform into online only resources, it can be difficult to keep track of which financial magazines are still relevant. Here is a list of just four that I was considering.

1. Financial Executive Magazine

This magazine is published 10 times a year, and it is more specialized towards providing news in the fields of finance, business, and management. It purports to help financial executives work more efficiently, and has won six awards over the years for its business press.

2. The Kiplinger Letter

The Kiplinger newsletter is more of an investment news magazine offering advice on how to plan for retirement, financing, real estate, taxes, and overall how to manage your money. This is a monthly magazine with a circulation of about 700,000 issues in 2010.

3. Barrons

Barrons is a weekly magazine available online as well, focused on analyzing the market. It has been in publication since 1921 and in 2012 had a circulation of more than 300,000.

4. Forbes

Forbes covers more than just financial news online, but its biweekly publication prominently features business and investments. Forbes has been around since 1917 and is another well respected source for financial news.

For a financial executive magazines can seem antiquated, but unless you want to spend a lot of time listening to radio talk shows or listening to watered down news stories on the television, a specialized financial magazine is a smart move.

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