The Wise Buck

Twitter: @thewisebuck

Welcome to the The Wise Buck. Many investment websites attempt to flatter you with magnificent returns and the promise of big riches in little time. The approach here is different. The Wise Buck is a personal finance blog designed for regular people who would like to make wiser financial decisions and enjoy a richer quality of life. For those of you inclined to become financially independent (by your own definition), this site will show you strategies of how to get there with a few less bumps along the way. The motto is pretty simple: Get out of debt, save more money so that you can live an inspired life. That just means your waking up and looking forward to what you are doing every day. When you make wiser decisions with your money, your life will improve on all fronts. Hi, I'm Mike O'Sullivan. I am the founder and editor of The Wise Buck. I've spent the last 20 years of my life in the world of personal finance and investments. During this time, I've managed money for individuals and corporations, designed wealth accumulation and preservation strategies, worked on the front lines as a trader for one of the largest investment banking firms and was a mortgage banker during the last real estate bubble. I only mention this to give you an idea of the person writing these posts. Working in these markets has allowed me to witness fortunes built. I've also seen some of the hardest working, well-intentioned people lose everything because they didn't understand the concept of risk. In addition to The Wise Buck, I currently manage over $500 million in pension plan assets . Today, a great deal of my time is spent assisting and teaching individual 401(k) participants. Over the years, it became very clear to me that there was a tremendous need for unbiased education in the areas of personal finance and investments. This is what inspired me to start The Wise Buck. Ultimately, financial independence comes down to making better decisions with your money. The Wise Buck will help you learn: * Personal finance strategies to eliminate debt and maximize your savings accounts * Financial and investment strategies that are understandable and easy to implement * Wealth creation and preservation techniques that will help you create and maintain your wealth * Unbiased economic commentary (including audio and video media) that you will find educational and entertaining I hope to create a community of readers that help each other realize their personal financial goals. This blog is about you and its success is measured by your success. So, please leave your comments and interact on the posts.


Stats Summary+/-

The Wise Buck has a Wise Score of  18.84, which ranks it #667 among personal finance blogs.

Wise Score is an average of six statistics: MozRank, Number of Links to Domain, Klout Score, Twitter Followers, Alexa Rank, and Compete Rank. A Wise Score of 90 means the blog is better than 90% of its peers "on average". Learn more.

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Wise Advice for Your Money and Life
Tweeting since 26 April 2009 (14 years 5 weeks)

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Stat NameValueStat Explanation
Klout Score23.27The Klout Score is a 0-100 rating of @thewisebuck's overall influence on Twitter.
True Reach1True Reach is the size of @thewisebuck's engaged audience. Klout eliminates inactive and spam accounts, and only include accounts that @thewisebuck actually influences.
Network Score0.030-100 rating of the influence level of @thewisebuck's engaged audience.
Amplification Score2.00 0-100 score of the likelihood that @thewisebuck's tweets will be acted upon by their followers.
Klout Description of @thewisebuck
@thewisebuck is influential to a tightly formed network that is growing larger
Klout Classification of @thewisebuck
Explorer You actively engage in the social web, constantly trying out new ways to interact and network. You're exploring the ecosystem and making it work for you. Your level of activity and engagement shows that you "get it", we predict you'll be moving up.
Influential Topics Influenced By Influencer Of
  • Personal Finance
  • Internet Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship

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Stat NameValueStat Explanation
Referring Domains2,191Number of referring domains known for this item. If -1 then this number is not yet known.
Referring IPs748Number of referring IP addresses.
External Backlinks593,885Number of external backlinks for this item.
Indexed URLs272,622Number of URLs for given item type present in index - these are NOT backlinks, but rather URLs belonging to given domain or subdomain: this metric is useful as an indication of domain content size.