While there are many social media lists out there of people and businesses to follow on Twitter, InvestmentNews' own Power 20 "Power Tweeter" Michael Kitces, partner and director of research for Pinnacle Advisory Group and publisher of The Kitces Report and the blog Nerd's Eye View maintains a list of people financial advisers should follow on Twitter. Not surprisingly, @MichaelKitces himself is very active sharing ideas and content for financial planners on Twitter.
Check out the latest list below to see how some financial planners are building their own businesses around Twitter, and where to get interesting news and information for financial advisers via Twitter. And remember, one of the benefits of Twitter is just to listen - which can be done entirely free of compliance hassles - so it's easy to get started.
@AbnormalReturns - The Abnormal Returns blog is an incredible resource of economic, markets, and finance information for advisers, and the Twitter feed of its founder and editor Tadas Viskanta does not disappoint, either!
Advanced Planning Ideas
@TheSlottReport - Read all the latest news and developments about IRAs from retirement guru Ed Slott!
Adviser Research, News and Information
@ZywaveFP - Zywave Financial produces financial planning software, including NaviPlan, Profiles, and more; in their Twitter feed, though, they share a wide range of tips, news, and information for advisers.
@CM_eXchange - A relative newcomer, Content Marketing Exchange shares a steady stream of adviser news and information, and also some great tips and ideas for social media and content marketing strategies.
@Vanguard_FA - This Twitter feed for Vanguard Financial Advisor services shares a wealth of research about investing research, particularly related to ETFs and ETF strategies.
@BillWinterberg - Adviser tech guru Bill Winterberg of the FP Pad blog is a highly engaged Twitter user who shares his ongoing wisdom and insights about technology trends and developments for advisers.
@140Ltd - Ron Rhoades is one of the leading afficionados of fiduciary and all its nuanced implications, and shares his wealth of information through his Twitter stream and also his Scholarly Financial Planner blog.
Financial Advisers Succeeding on Twitter
@R_Alan_Moore - Another adviser having success building a business using blogging and social media, Alan Moore is the owner of Serenity Financial Consulting and shares content and also shows how he pushes the envelope on using the latest adviser technology tools.
@BehaviorGap - Carl Ricards is the Director of Investor Education at BAM Alliance, writes a column for the New York Times, published "The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things With Money" and wields a mean Sharpie.
@MSCasady - For all those who say Twitter can't be done in a broker-dealer environment, Mark Casady is proving them all wrong; he's may not be an adviser, but as the Chairman and CEO of LPL Financial, he's active on Twitter, and shares genuinely useful and interesting articles on leadership and organizational management!
For an extended list of another 500 financial advisers on Twitter, you can follow my full Twitter list. And for more candid thoughts about the financial advice business, you can find me on LinkedIn, Google+, or visit my blog Nerd's Eye View.
So who do you follow? To offer some of your own suggestions, please use the comment box below.