TheDime: A Blog Worth Reading
January 2, 2013
Financial blogs can be a pretty boring read – that’s something I will readily admit. Their style is bland and they usually just repost content from around the internet without adding any value (I’ve been guilty of this in my own articles). But some blogs that are fun to read and also post truly original content about financial matters. They are the class-acts of the blogosphere, and I get inspired when I read them. When I learn about new things, or a different angle on a money-related topic, I get ideas for my own blog. The authors of these blogs are also much better writers than myself – and I have plenty to learn about that also.
Now that I’m done gushing, the blog I’ve been reading a lot of lately is TheDime. The website is sponsored by Colorado PERA, the Public Employees Retirement Association, which is how I first learned about it. I’ve worked for the Boulder Valley School District, so I have a retirement account with PERA. They sent me a postcard with the title of an article: “How to Cut Costs in the Classroom” by Monet Bags. And yes, their pseudonyms are more clever than mine is. If you’re a teacher, or you’re planning to become one like I am, that article is very interesting. Check it out here.
Besides the obligatory section of “Money Saving Tips” (check out the one on buying food locally here), they have sections on money management, travel, “In The News,” and something they call “Our 10 Cents”. I guess inflation is getting out of hand, since “2 cents” is no longer enough. Here are some of my favorite articles, and I bet you’ll enjoy them too:
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