It seems like the financial services industry has been lagging behind in the race to use social media to engage its audience.  Given the compliance issues facing financial services professionals, this isn’t surprising.

But social media isn’t going anywhere.  In fact, studies show that 27% of total U.S. internet time is spent on social networking sites, making it the number one web activity.

For thought leadership, inspiration, and tips, take a look at our recommended blogs for financial services professionals:

FPPad: Founded in 2008, Bill Winterberg’s FPPad focuses on financial planning technology.  Subscribe to Bits & Bites for a rundown of the week’s stories of interest.

Wired Advisor: In her blog, Wired Advisor CEO Stephanie Sammons shares  straightforward guidance on digital and social media marketing for financial firms and advisors.

BankThink: BankThink is American Banker’s blog about ideas, trends, and other developments in financial services.

The Financial Brand: The Financial Brand is an online publication that focuses on how financial institutions build their brands, with sections dedicated to online and social content.

The Reformed Broker: In his blog, The Reformed Broker,  Josh Brown shares insights on financial markets and the economy, with pop culture mixed in for good measure.

What blogs for financial professionals did we miss?