Why You Should Take Advice From Personal Finance Bloggers

Congratulations. You clicked on this post, which means to some degree you’re curious about bettering your financial life — or you hoped this would be a catty, sarcastic take-down of financial professionals. Apologies to those who wished for the later. Many financial professionals are great at their jobs and don’t just push clients to purchase products to score a commission.

blogger picPersonal finance bloggers exist because they have an intrinsic interest in money and hope to share their passion with others. Some start blogging as a way to stay accountable while paying off debt. Others start because they’ve always been good with money and hope to share their knowledge with the financially illiterate. A select group of bloggers worked on Wall Street or managed hedge funds or work as certified financial planners.

Regardless of background, personal finance bloggers primarily start their sites because they’re interested in making a change in the world — not for cashing a paycheck.

The beauty of the personal finance blogging community is the diversity. No matter your question, there is likely a blog dedicated to the topic you’re exploring.

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9 comments on “Why You Should Take Advice From Personal Finance Bloggers
  1. It’s true, most personal finance bloggers start blogging with good intentions, and some stay true to themselves and others well, they just go in a different direction. All in all I think if you’re reading personal finance blogs, always take the advice they give with a grain of salt.
    Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses recently posted…Maintain Fresh Products for Better Sales on Your SiteMy Profile

    • Broke Millennial says:

      I do agree, but even taking advice from a professional should be with a grain of salt. They don’t always have your best interests at heart. It also does become a bit obvious when a blogger begins to deviate from their original niche. Sometimes they just re-brand to embrace the change too!

  2. LOVE this post, Erin. The PF blogging world really has changed our lives for the better. The advice and encouragement readers will find there is unmatched, IMHO.
    Laurie @thefrugalfarmer recently posted…7 Money Saving Tips To Follow During Your VacationMy Profile

    • Broke Millennial says:

      It really is such a supportive community, even with readers who aren’t bloggers. It offers a lot of great fodder for discussion too!

  3. Thanks for the post. It’s fun to read different perspectives!
    Financial Samurai recently posted…Personal Capital Review – New Investment Features And A Meeting With The CEOMy Profile

    • Broke Millennial says:

      I appreciate how you always stay so true to content over anything else. You’re a prime example of well-thought out posts with substance and good advice.

  4. My goal= write for people like me. I love having an audience but I just want my blog to reflect the people in my life and my personal beliefs.

    Fun post! Your blog is becoming a quick favorite.
    Michelle @fitisthenewpoor recently posted…Debt ShameMy Profile

    • Broke Millennial says:

      It’s good to have a goal to stick to. I occasionally will re-read my first post (where I outline the goals of this site) just for a gut check.

  5. Mary Ann Russo says:

    Social Media is a great Format My Mother was widowed twice and the experience she has had with her financial Advisor (that’s right one)since the 1974 has helped her live independently now in her 92 year

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