I’ve been reading a lot more pf (personal finance) bloggers since the start of the new year. Some of the bloggers have a great writing style and their posts are easy to digest. Others are a bit on the dry side and some read more like a general textbook. Some are right in the middle, depending on the topic(s).
Of course, take their advice with a grain of salt, or as stories to inspire and to encourage your saving/budgeting world. While the principles are the same, the cost of a 3-bedroom house in Los Angeles and the mortgage payments are not the same as a place in a little town in Idaho or South Carolina. From what I can tell, the ones I’m reading are not from big cities where cost of living is super high. I’d really like to see are more pf bloggers in big metro cities… ie. LA, Miami, New York, San Francsico…
PF bloggers have inspired me to be a little more aware of where I’m spending my money. They’ve got nifty worksheets to track spending, which is great when it comes to tax time. They’ve got checklists for taxes – yeah! They’ve listed out exactly how they saved or spent – details are great, none of this “a little here, a little there” nonsense.
Some of my favorite posts I’ve read are “how I made it” stories that some bloggers guest-write. I don’t know much about blog paid advertising, but this woman was able to make it her full-time job, helping others manage blog advertising and her own. I don’t know where she lives and how much her mortgage and expenses are, but it’s inspiring. $100K! I think it’s also wonderful motivation for those who may think they are stuck at a dead-end job or at a job they have no passion for. (I know plenty of these people IRL…)
Got any favorite pf blogs I should read or follow on my RSS feed? Please lmk!