October 25th, 2012
Newsletter Review: MoneyTalksNews
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MoneyTalksNews (which I’ll refer to as MTN) is part of the Money Tips Network, a listing of some of the most popular and highest-ranked personal finance blogs. Stacy Johnson is the CEO of MTN. He’s also a CPA, which means he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to finances. Plus, he’s been a consumer reporter for more than two decades.
What does it promise?
When you first visit MoneyTalksNews.com, you’ll see a pop-up encouraging you to sign up for the website’s newsletter. Just for signing up, you’re promised daily emails with the latest MTN content as well as a link to a free PDF entitled “205 Ways to Save Money.” All you have to provide is your email address along with your first and last name.
What do I really get?
In the very first email you get from MTN you’ll receive a link and unique login for Stacy’s two-hour money makeover video “Life or Debt.” Yes, two hours is a long time, but it’s a resource that covers all of the basics and even some more complicated concepts when it comes to money. You also get the promised PDF, “205 Ways to Save Money.”
As for the emails, you can expect about one a day. Monday through Saturday you’ll receive a newsletter containing the latest content from the MTN website, including a “Deal of the Day,” which is a special discount on a particular item from Amazon. Sunday you’ll get a wrap-up email with a round-up of the most popular stories from the previous week on MTN.
Who is the newsletter for?
The MoneyTalksNews email newsletter is for the person who likes to have a lot of content at his fingertips. Since you get a daily digest with clips of stories, you can pick and choose which ones best fit you. Personally, I love the videos that Stacy creates. In a very journalistic style, Stacy gives recommendations on how to save money and how to shop, among other things.
Should I subscribe?
When you sign up for the MTN newsletter, you have to be prepared to find the content you actually want to read. After all, the emails come every day and contain blurbs from about eight different stories. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If you like lots of options, go with Stacy’s newsletter. And if you dig video, head to the website for more.
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Bethy, Social Media Maven
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