would you do a post of PF bloggers you recommend (including the hate reads if you have them)? My old favorites have all devolved or disappeared.
Many of our old favorites either suck or have disappeared as well!
Obviously there’s the folks we consider regular members of the grumpy rumblings community:
miser mom, leightpf, agaishanlife, nzmuse, donnafreedman, middleclassrevolution, plantingourpennies, and stackingpennies though many of these don’t post about finances as often as they may have used to. Of these, I think miser-mom is the most regular “frugal” blogger (and that’s probably only true while she’s on sabbatical!) and LeightPF and Planting Our Pennies are the most regular high-income bloggers (though neither are as frequent as they used to be). There are people on Ana’s blogroll (including Ana) who occasionally post about finances even though they’re not really part of the “PF community”. (Our current favorite is Two Adults One Child.)
For people who aren’t semi-regular commenters here, I don’t know that there’s much. I occasionally check in on retireby40, though I’m not really sure why. Similarly with EvolvingPF though she doesn’t post often anymore.
Like Leah, I occasionally look at FrugalWoods, but I sort of feel like that site only has maybe 8 (lengthy) posts that just recycle with slightly different words or slightly different ideas. (Even the pictures repeat!) Which I know is a different complaint than most people have about FW(!)
I also sometimes read the mr. money moustache forums, but the best comments there are generally by friend-of-grumpy-rumblings, bogart who should really have her own blog (as should Rosa!). Like most fora, it’s a mix of very silly people and some interesting people, but not worth being a member for us. The bogleheads forum is better at providing information when I am googling, but I never go there regularly.
We’re not GOMI so you’re not going to get our hate-reads (especially since #1 has so leechblocked them from everything except the ipad). I will say though that I’m not a fan of PF blogs that are mostly sponsored posts. That’s not a hate-read so much as being annoyed when I forget and click on a snappy headline.
So yeah, I don’t know. I know there’s still a lot of personal finance to learn about and to think about, but to be honest, the only PF blogs I’ve really picked up anything that I didn’t already know or hadn’t thought about in recent memory were LeightPF’s and Miser Mom’s. I don’t know if that’s me or if that’s just the bulk of PF writers focusing on low-hanging fruit. (I do always get a little excited when one of the academic or slice-of-life blogs that I read talks PF.) But it’s not like I’m writing all that much new about personal finance either, so… (but hey, come by every Money Monday anyway!)
Grumpy Nation– what PF blogs do you love or hate read? Any recommendations for Rosa?
Update: how could I forget Walter updegrave? I find him to be incredibly knowledgeable and trustworthy and am bummed that his Money posts are no longer on their website. However, he has a new site here: http://realdealretirement.com .