I little more than a year ago I created the Personal Finance Blogger Map. I initially thought it would only be a resource for us personal finance bloggers to connect with one another, plan meet-ups, etc. For that reason I haven’t really promoted it to you, the reader. But over the past year I’ve received many submissions and the map has grown to include over 100 personal finance bloggers from all over the US, and several from around the World.
The page is pretty simple to navigate (just like Google maps). Once you’re on the page, you just click on the markers and a pop-up bubble will show you a link to a blog in that area. Head over and give it a try.
So why the heck should you care? Well, I thought it might be useful as a resource for you, the reader, to locate someone in your area in order that you might get a more local personal finance perspective. Now I’m not looking for you to stop reading PT Money. I just thought it might benefit you if you found someone that might be in touch with what’s going on in your area. For instance, it might help to be reading someone that:
- Understands the State/Country laws that are affecting your finances.
- Knows where to find the best deals to help you save money in your area.
- Uses the same regional terminology (slang) as you.
At the end of the day, we bloggers are all just people like you. We all have concerns about what’s going on in our own back yards. Therefore, even if the blogger doesn’t write specifically about his/her local area, they’re going to know about it. And most of us don’t mind receiving an email to discuss local issues or to share our local money saving tips. So go ahead. Find your local blogger and reach out for that local perspective.
In case you don’t want to use the map (which is way funner, by the way), I’ve included a list of the bloggers included in the map. Don’t forget to scroll down to see the international bloggers.