Personal Finance: Get the Local Perspective

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.

The Personal Finance Blogger Map

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.

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Last Edited: May 9, 2012 @ 3:59 pm
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Philip Taylor, aka "PT", is a husband and father of two. He created PT Money back in 2007 to share his thoughts on money and to meet others passionate about managing their finances. All the content on this blog is original, and created or edited by PT. Read more about Philip Taylor, and be sure to connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, or view the Philip Taylor+ Google profile.

10 comments
Danil89
Danil89

Thank 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.

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate
Jenn @ Frugal Upstate

Great list! Do you think you could add Frugal Upstate as a Binghamton NY personal finance blog?

Mneiae
Mneiae

Thank you! I've wanted this as I subscribe to so many, but sometimes the blogger is in San Fran or Canada and it's hard to do what they suggest. This is excellent!

Stephanie PTY
Stephanie PTY

I should probably get the pin for Poorer Than You moved - I just moved from Rochester to the Washington, DC area. It feels weird though, since so much of the blog has been written in a Rochester perspective!

The Digerati Life
The Digerati Life

Woohooo! Representing California! Where are my buddies Lazy Man and Cap from Stop Buying Crap? Would love to see more bloggers up there! :)

Monroe on a Budget
Monroe on a Budget

I thought it was a cool idea to build the map.

As a "local" blogger, I find a geographic perspective helps me decide whether or not to pick up a topic or link.

Jesse
Jesse

It sure has grown since I put my pin in the map.

I think this is a great idea and I do like to see what other bloggers live around my area. As far as whether I follow based on geopraphic, that really has no effect. If I like the writing, topics and style, I will follow regardless of where a person lives.

Thanks for posting about this and including all these other bloggers (and myself) on your map there.

FFB
FFB

Wow, this list has grown! I didn't realize there were a few so close (though from the above comment My Journey is a little further away than originally thought).

I think it's nice to get a local perspective sometimes. Different cities have different economies and while most personal finance is pretty universal things like housing or jobs can vary by locale.

My Journey
My Journey

Not sure how it can be updated but I am actually Nassau County, Long Island (as oppossed to Queens). More or less the same, except a more annoying accent.