Having a limited amount of time to write, post, interact, and read up on what’s going on around the personal finance community can be tough. My Google reader is always sitting at over 1,000 articles to read and review, while leaving me disillusioned that I can ever catch up. Personal Finance has been a hot topic on the web for the past couple of years, and since I began blogging it seems to have sky rocketed. There is so much great information out there, but most of us just don’t have the time to engage it.
All that has changed for me during the past few weeks. There is a new site out called Money Index that actually aggregates a ton of Personal Finance blogs into an AllTop type interface. This slick interface put my favorite blogs all on one screen with their most 5 most recent posts. Having the latest 5 post titles displayed in an easy to scan layout has allowed me to quickly pick the posts I want to read and get on with my normal business.
Better then Google Reader
The layout is the key to making Money Index work for me. Google reader becomes extremely difficult to navigate once you have hundreds of post that are unread. I usually just perform a sweep and blast all the posts into the “mark as read” underworld. I hate doing this because I usually miss some great content, but it becomes impossible to stay on top of everything in the PF world. I’ve tried Feedly but I still run into the same issue and Feedly doesn’t work with my smart phone.
Try It- You’ll Like It
Head on over to Money Index. Give it a try. I promise you’ll find it to be a great resource going forward on your journey to Money Excellence. While using it, I’ve been able to increase my blog reading while decreasing the amount of time I spend looking for great articles. I’m a natural scanner and I just love how I can scan through so many blogs to locate the posts that peak my interest. When you navigate to the page, use the tool bar located under the blog header to get to your topic of choice.
I still have many blogs in my Google Reader, but I’ve found that I could reduce over 75 of my subscriptions by using this new tool. Oh yeah, did I mention that DeliverAwayDebt is included under the Personal Finance topic? What tools do you use? How do you say on top of all your reading?