Consumerism Commentary is reaching its third anniversary this month, which apparently makes the blog a dinosaur in the personal finance blogosphere. On July 16, 2003, I introduced myself and offered my first net worth report, with a total of $14,464 (not including home inventory, which I don’t consider in my latest personal balance sheets).
The rest of the month included commentaries on interesting news items. At the end of the month, ING Direct was offering only 1.8% APY on their savings accounts, starting that bank’s tradition of remaining at the bottom of the list.
I also mentioned some favorable reviews of Microsoft Money 2004. I was using Money 2003 at the time, but since then, I have switched to Quicken 2006.
I have a few readers that have been with Consumerism Commentary since the beginning. Thanks! Now it seems like the blogosphere in fairly saturated in the personal finance niche. I haven’t decided whether or not I care.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published July 6, 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.