Whether you are a fan or not, X (formerly Twitter) has earned its nickname as the public square of the internet for a reason. The social media network is a great place to follow the real-time thoughts of some of the greatest minds not only in Kenya but in the world.
However, this only works if you know where to look for these minds.
If you are looking to follow some helpful X handles regarding the finance world this year, here are 10 personal finance accounts on X.
The first on the list is Money254. This platform was created to help Kenyans get more out of the money they have. On their X page, you can find the best loans, savings, investments, and insurance for you.
They also share helpful articles that try to answer your everyday money questions.
Money254 runs a financial comparison website - Money254.co.ke where you can compare and apply for loans and other financial products from different institutions in Kenya.
Waceke Nduati is best known for founding Centonomy Ltd back in 2009. She is
passionate about teaching people how to create wealth. Waceke describes herself as an industry expert who through her practical experience has been able to acquire the ability to demystify money and entrepreneurship in a way that's relevant to all.
Apart from sharing her money insights on her X handle, she also shares her expertise on Centonomy which has grown to help people deal with various challenges such as how to create wealth or start and grow a business.
Waceke wrote a book called Making Cents. The book is a reflection of real people's experiences, failures, lessons learned, and their eventual success with personal finance. She is also a financial columnist with the Daily Nation.
The Kenyan Wallstreet covers various finance-related topics including news, business, and money not only for a Kenyan audience but also for the sub-Saharan Africa audience. Apart from their X page Kenyan Wall Street also has a website with the same name.
Gichuki Kahome is an independent financial advisor on a mission to spread financial wellness. Gichuki helps people and organisations manage their finances and accumulate wealth through investing. He shares his thoughts and insights regarding money on his page as well as hosts money conversations on X Spaces.
Gichuki Kahome is also the founder and CEO of Coin Connect Kenya, the company aims to demystify the financial and investment industries. He also runs a website called gichukikahome.com.
Cheruiyotkb shares his thoughts on everything from personal finance, insurance, and retirement planning to loans. Cheruiyotkb also reposts content from Abojani, a digital personal finance management platform for entrepreneurs and busy professionals.
Franklin is a financial analyst and digital marketer. He is a business journalist and writes on business news, market trends, and market analysis. He shares his thoughts regarding the world of personal finance on his X page.
Mapalo Makhu is a personal finance columnist and founder of Woman & Finance, a platform that seeks to help both women and men make confident financial decisions by providing helpful education.
Apart from being a columnist and founding her platform, Mapalo is also a personal finance coach, speaker, and published author of the book, ‘You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich.’
Mapalo shares various money conversations on her Twitter page in various forms that range from links to articles, YouTube channels, or simply retweets.
The Budgetnista is run by Tiffany Aliche. She is a financial educator and author of the New York Times Best Seller, Get Good with Money. Through her X account, Tiffany shares her thoughts and some of the conversations she is a part of regarding money.
Tiffany also runs a website with the same name and helps you learn how to handle your money by providing solutions to your budget, business, debt, credit, income and more. She also runs a podcast called Brown Ambition and a YouTube channel.
The Economist’s X handle is another page you could consider checking out. The Economist is one of the world's leading publications for news, politics, business, and finance. It's best known for its insightful and authoritative reporting and offers in-depth analysis and commentary on global affairs, financial markets, and economic trends.
Jean Chatzky is an award-winning financial journalist. Through her X page, Jean shares her thoughts and questions on various money topics including retirement, recession, and credit scores. Jean is also the co-founder and CEO of HerMoney, a platform that was created with the focus of changing the relationship women have with money by providing them with quality, well-curated, lingo-free financial information and guidance through their daily content, newsletters, and podcasts.
These 10 accounts are just the start of your X financial journey, however, with the aforementioned accounts on your follow list, you are sure to find a couple more accounts that you may find value in.