On Monday, I shared my finance writing mind map. Today, it’s time to share finance publications that pay writers.
If you enjoy writing about finance, it’s a very easy flip to write for business publications, so make sure you check out that list as well. Here are some more publications that pay for articles on personal finance, budgeting, investing, and more in the world of money.
Note: Rates of pay are in US Dollars unless otherwise indicated.
MoneyWise is a property of Wise Publishing, Inc. and concentrates on personal finance, including budgeting, investing, retirement, saving for education, and more. As always, familiarize yourself with the website before pitching. I was unable to find writer’s guidelines on their website; however, a report from 2018 indicates a writer was paid $.63 per word and was paid in 1 month for an article with little to no reporting. As of this writing, the current editor-in-chief is Doug Whiteman.
The Dollar Stretcher
The Dollar Stretcher is a group of publications that aims to help people save money and “stretch their dollars.” They want queries rather than completed manuscripts. They purchase all rights and pay .10 per published word for a maximum of 800 words (but they prefer the 500-750-word range). Payment is made via Paypal or postal service, 2-3 weeks after publication. Please note that they only pay for articles that appear in the print version of their publication. Read the full writer’s guidelines here prior to sending a pitch.
Financial Post is a Canadian Publication that brings news about finance to its readers. They are owned by PostMedia. While I could not find writer’s guidelines on their website, a report from 2016 indicates they paid .33 per word for a medium-reporting article, where the writer had a pre-existing relationship with the editor. When writer’s guidelines aren’t readily available, it’s even more important that you read several articles in a publication before pitching, so you can get a feel for the voice and types of articles the editors look for.
Doctor of Credit
Doctor of Credit looks for guest blog posts on—you guessed it—credit topics. They pay a flat $50 per guest post, and prefer it if you send the full manuscript. They want a minimum 300-word count, but your post will have a better chance if it’s over 600 words long. Depending on how well your article does, you may have the chance to become a regular contributor. Be sure to, as always, read the full submission guidelines before pitching.
AARP is a publication aimed at people 50 years and older. They have several verticals, one of which is finance. While they rarely publish unsolicited submissions, they do review every pitch. Reports indicate that some people did get published after cold pitching, and these same reports indicate a rate of $1.60 to $2.00 per word.
While I was doing research for this post, I ran across this excellent article about writing on finance topics. It’s worth giving it a read.
Have you written about finance for other publications that pay writers well? If so, please let us know in the comments.