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The Best Articles in Finance

The most useful articles and videos in Finance from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Finance Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Finance by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. How to Enjoy Life When Everything is More Expensive
  2. The Art and Science of Spending Money
  3. Visualizing the $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart
  4. Here's what being filthy rich in Europe looked like in 1000 BC, 1 AD, and 1000 AD
  5. FOMO: The Worst Financial Trait


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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Finance, including:

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NPR's Planet Money

The economy explained. Subscribe to our two podcasts: Planet Money and our short, daily show, @TheIndicator.

CoinMarketCap profile image


#CMC Showcasing the crypto revolution to +340M monthly visitors. Start your journey here ( Learn about #Crypto here (@CMCAlexandria).

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Jason Zweig

Investing columnist for @WSJ. Editor, Benjamin Graham's *The Intelligent Investor.* Author, *Your Money and Your Brain* and *The Devil's Financial Dictionary.*

a16z profile image


we invest in software eating the world


We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Finance, including:

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Visual Capitalist

Data-driven visual content focused on global trends, investing, technology, and the economy.

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Scott Galloway

Product of big government @ucla @ucberkeley | Prof Marketing @NYUStern | Right of Center-Left | #ProfGPod @PivotPod | Strategy Sprint @section_school

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Pursuing stories with moral force Send us things: Newsletter: Masto: TikTok:

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McKinsey & Company

Since 1926, the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. 130+ offices in 65+ countries.

a16z profile image


we invest in software eating the world

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