Who to follow on Twitter in the Finance World? Five Influencers to Keep You in Cheque

Twitter isn’t only for Justin Bieber updates. Stay on top of the market with finance advice and news, or collect money-saving tips and guidance with your personal fortune. If you’re new to Twitter or looking for new information that’s out there, these influencers offer their $0.02.

Oh, and follow @MyTOFD for news, events, info and promotions going on in the Toronto Financial District each day.

1) Rubina Ahmed-Haq (@alwayssavemoney)

Finance Editor, Condo Life

Works with CBC’s The Steven and Chris show, Condo Life Magazine, Active Life Magazine, CBC Radio, NEWSTALK 1010, Bell LOCAL and ratesupermakret.ca.

2) Rob Carrick (@rcarrick) Personal finance columnist, The Globe and Mail With almost 17,000 followers, Rob offers great advice on real estate and investments. Check out his daily “Carrick on money” column in The Globe and Mail.

3) Preet Banerjee (@preetbanerjee)

Blogger, Wheredoesallmymoneygo.com, Host of Million Dollar Neighbourhood on The Oprah Winfrey Network. Globe & Mail personal finance columnist, Bottom Line panellist on CBC’s The National.

4) Ellen Roseman (@ellenroseman) Toronto Star columnist, consumer issues and personal finances, blogger, teacher, speaker and author.

5) Barry Schwartz (@BarrySchwartz)

Value Investor. Partner and Portfolio Manager at Baskin Financial in Toronto.

Associations/Businesses to follow:

Yahoo Canada Finance (@YahooFinanceCA) tweets about market moves, personal finance and investment intel in Canada. Their website reports on national and worldwide finance news, photos, videos, blogs and more in all sectors of business.

Report on Business (@globebusiness) tweets articles, videos and photos from their business section in the Globe and Mail.

The TMX Group companies (@TMXGroup) provide listing venues, trading markets clearing facilities, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group owns and operates stock exchanges, mainly the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V).

Canadian Business Magazine (@CdnBusinessMag) is the longest publishing business magazine in Canada. The magazine features articles such as the Rich 100 (highlighting the wealthiest Canadians) and the Investor 500 (comparing the largest 500 publicly listed Canadian companies).

Department of Finance Canada (@FinanceCanada) tweets about tax laws, finance legislation and other news from the Minister of Finance’s office. Budgets, reports, acts and other laws can be found on the Government of Canada website.