For today’s morning roundup, I’m going to highlight four thoroughly underappreciated blogs that I’ve been reading lately, along with a few great samples of why you should be reading them. Please, take a minute or two to visit these sites – they’re all well worth a click.
Queercents (http://www.queercents.com/) is “a personal finance blog serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community,” or so says their banner along the top. Although it’s awesome that they’re targeting such a specific audience, the truth of the matter is that Queercents is just a great personal finance blog, period. The writing is amazingly strong on a daily basis and I find the advice highly applicable to my own life as a heterosexual white Protestant living in rural Iowa. You might want to read:
Being Middle Class Is Burying Us!
Credit Cards – No Signature Required
The Dismal Savings Rate In America
Getting Green (http://getting-green.blogspot.com/) describes itself as “information for people who want to be millionaires.” The writer of this site, Matthew Paulson, has been great at stirring up a bit of controversy; his posts are almost always interesting and quite often can really push your buttons. You might want to read:
You Cannot Use Credit Cards Responsibly
The Myth Of Residual Income
Do We Really Spend More With Credit Cards?
Canadian Capitalist (http://www.canadiancapitalist.com/) is a great personal finance blog that ostensibly focuses on Canadian issues – but the advice is almost always applicable to all. The other day, I got lost in the archives there and found myself reading for hours. You might want to read:
The Smith Manoeuvre Debate
The Mortgage Pre-Payment Debate
Book Review: Why We Want You To Be Rich
Money, Matter, and More Musings (http://www.thetaoofmakingmoney.com/) is one of those sites that shows incredible flashes of pure brilliance every once in a while that makes you think, “Wow, this writer is a genius!” The site tags itself as evidence that “personal finance doesn’t need to be boring” – quite often, his writing takes care of that! You might want to read:
Getting Rid Of Your Debt Without Worrying About The Latte Factor
This $9 Gadget Might Save You From Cable Bills
Gasoline Prices: Why $2.189 And Not $2.19 – Why The Third Decimal Place?