I’ve been going through my budget lately in preparation for a possible economic meltdown and studying where to cut discretionary (optional) expenses. I have a variety of streaming subscriptions that include Netflix, Paramount, HBO Max, Apple TV and Hulu (now cancelled) but I also have a few subscriptions within YouTube that provide far more valuable information.
I’m going to list some of the streaming services that, while not traditional entertainment streaming, actually can provide a wealth of information. Over the years I have subscribed on & off periodically and I’m currently reviewing what I have and what I can (temporarily) trim.
Dividendology – A YouTube streamer that provides detailed analysis of dividend stocks and also has a very good set of spreadsheets to track an investment portfolio. Subscription price(s): Ranges from $3 to $15 per month depending on level.
Diamond NestEgg – A YouTube streamer that provides a wealth of information on all things bonds: US Treasury bonds, GSE bonds, municipal bonds, and more. If you don’t know anything about bonds, Diamond NestEgg is a great place to start. Subscription price(s): $10/month
Average Joe Investor -A YouTube streamer that provides dividend stock and ETF reviews including analysis from a historical perspective on which options provided the best returns. Also has detailed spreadsheets for analysis and tracking. Subscription price(s): $5 to $15/month
Reventure Consulting – A YouTube streamer that provides real estate analysis and recently developed a new app at http://www.reventure.app that provides a holistic view at real estate with a variety of parameters such as demographics, employment, wages, housing cost, pricing raises/drops and more. Subscription price: $5/month for YouTube channel.
ClearValue Tax – A YouTube streamer that provides overall economic analysis and occasional tax information. Subscription price: $15/month.
The great thing about streaming services is that you can subscribe and unsubscribe anytime as circumstances and needs change. You can also watch the channels on YouTube for free but premium content requires a subscription.
In addition to the list above, I did recently drop my SeekingAlpha subscription because I strongly feel stocks are going to tank and I already know which ones I will buy on the correction/crash so there is no need to continue it for now as it is a bit pricey.
The thing that intrigues me is where AI (Artificial Intelligence) will take us in the future. Will I be able to ask AI to tell me which stocks to buy that will grow the most over the next 10 years? If so what will be the point of the entire financial consultant industry and the YouTubers and websites like SeekingAlpha?