Blog writers, many of whom shield their identity, say it’s easier to discuss their finances online than with friends… Readers, in turn, benefit from seeing how peers with similar financial goals go about managing their money.
Here are her tips for getting the most out of personal finance blogs:
* Find the right one for you. Carolyn suggests using Google’s BlogSearch to look for personal finance blogs and click through their links to find others. I, of course, beliece pfblogs.org is a better way of navigating personal finance blogs in particular.
* Take advice with a grain of salt. Absolutely. Very few bloggers are professionals or experts in the field they choose to cover. Some are in it just for the AdSense revenue. Most just write about their own experiences.
* Write your own blog. Why not? The internet is all about democratization of information. Whether you think that’s a good or bad idea, anyone can have a voice even if it’s just used for talking to oneself.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published May 22, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.