Tag : personal finance bloggers
The following is a guest post.
Would you believe that a Google search for “personal finance blog” returns over 593 million results?
When I started blogging three years ago, there were not as many blogs. Fast forward to 2012, there are blogs on every possible niche.
Lately, I have noticed many bloggers that run frugal living websites also call themselves “personal finance experts”.
I wanted to share some thoughts on why most people should take advice from personal finance bloggers with a grain of salt.
One major problem I have with many personal finance bloggers is their anonymous handles.
I understand why many bloggers choose to post anonymously. They may not want their friends and family to read the personal details of their life. They may also not be able to blog as themselves in the case they get in trouble with their work.
Personally, for myself to take a blog seriously, I need to see the writer’s face and identity.
An anonymous blogger does not have to care about their reputation and credibility.
In saying that I do enjoy reading the occasional anonymous post about their friend’s spending habits or their co-workers, however, would you make an investment decision based on a cartoon avatar?