- Last Updated: Monday, 29 March 2021
Money-Zine is an investing newsletter, and the website is broken down into three distinct areas or sections: Investing, Career Development, and Financial Planning. Each of these sections is further separated into categories.
The site was originally put together as an “e-Zine.” The intention was to assemble a large mailing list, and notify the registered users about upcoming articles. Instead, this site relies on search engines to drive traffic as well as RSS feeds. It’s still possible to execute against the investing newsletter strategy in the future.
The original design of Money-Zine was broken down into three distinct sections. The intention was to offer something that many readers could relate to in their lives. Over the remainder of this article, each section will be discussed as well as the categories contained therein.
The Career Development section of this site is further broken down into three categories:
- Finding a Job: concentrates on topics like the work at home phenomena and information on job hunting and interviewing skills.
- Leadership Skill: in this particular category this website has more information than most; it’s among premier websites on topics such as leadership theories.
- Resume Writing: includes resume examples along with supplemental information on resume cover letters.
Financial Planning is the largest section found in Money-Zine, covering seven categories of information:
- Buying a Home: there is a series dedicated to the first time home buyer, in addition to information on the process of closing on a home and home inspections.
- Buying Insurance: information that ranges from health insurance and life insurance through targeted policies for cars and homes.
- Debt Consolidation: deals with the harsh reality that investors have trouble managing their debt. This category of the newsletter includes information on bankruptcy as well as credit card debt.
- Buying a Car: just like the home series, this category is dedicated to the second largest purchase most individuals will ever make in their lives: buying or leasing a car.
- Tax Shelter: has nothing to do with phony schemes, but legitimate ways to shelter income from taxes; especially federal income taxes.
- College Loan: for many families, college will be the single largest investment made in one person. Explained are topics like student loans as well as information on 529 plans too.
- Retirement: a newsletter on investing should cover topics dealing with retirement today and in the future. This includes information on 401(k) and 403(b) plans in addition to Roth and Traditional IRAs.
This final section addresses Investing topics:
- Investing: not an easy topic for everyone to understand, but the articles are, including one entitled investing for dummies.
- Mutual Fund: one of the first ways that new investors break into the stock market. Mutual funds are a simple way to quickly build an investment portfolio.
- Stocks: includes a comprehensive series on stock research, with plans to make this category one of the cornerstones of the newsletter.
Definitions and Calculators
Originally, only articles were going to be offered on this website. Over time, there emerged a need to help with a baseline of information too. This is where the Definitions and Calculators sections come into play.
Finally, the online calculators published here are among the best on the web. These tools have been divided into five different categories: retirement, investing, mortgage, car loan, and personal loans.
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