How To Read Money Q&A When Google Reader Shuts Down For Good!

by Hank Coleman

For those of you who didn’t know or missed the announcement, Google is shutting down Google Reader, their popular (or maybe not so popular) RSS reader. So, for those of you who enjoy reading posts from Money Q&A and other great personal finance blogs on Google Reader, you’ll need one of the Google Reader alternatives if you don’t want to miss a single blog post when Google Reader shuts down.

Google Reader Alternatives

Most people, myself included, do not want to miss reading some of my favorite personal finance blogs and other great websites when Google Reader shuts down.

So, what is a RSS subscriber to do now? Now is the time to make a move to a new RSS Reader, one of theGoogle Reader alternatives! Here are a few Google Reader alternatives that will let you continue reading blogs like Money Q&A on an RSS Reader.

Google Reader alternatives

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Find A New RSS Reader Fast!

Here are a few good alternative RSS Readers that you should consider trying out. I’ve heard some great things and just started using Feedly to follow the blogs I want to keep up with.

  • Feedly – Thought to be the best alternative to Google Reader because of its speed, minimalist style, and the fact that it is FREE!! There is talk of them working on a “Pro” version that could keep them from suffering the same fate as the Google Reader.
  • NewsBlur – Costs $2 per month. In the past, they used to offer a free account and may decide to do that again in the future. But, for not, $2 per month isn’t too bad.
  • Netvibes – This RSS reader service has been around for a long time, but they have been focused on expensive social analytics. Although, they recently relaunched free accounts too.

Email Is The Best Way To Subscribe!

Get an email every time a new article posts on Money Q&A right in your email inbox. It is the best way to keep up with new, fresh content on the website even after Google Reader shuts down on July 1st.

That will give you every new post that has been written on Money Q&A. Or, by clicking here to enter your email too.

Don’t forget that you can alway continue to follow Money Q & A on Twitter.  New articles and blog posts are automatically posted to Twitter so you can be one of the first to see what I’m writing about every morning.

Plus, I share a few thoughts on the economic news and post links to great articles from other blogs and news outlets that I think you might like which don’t make it onto the blog. I always promise that I’ll never turn into one of those people who tweet pointless stuff like what I had for breakfast this morning (Special K….in case you really wanted to know!).

Follow the blog on FacebookBecome a fan of Money Q & A on Facebook.  I am continuing to add stuff to the fan page there everyday as well as post things that I think you would find especially useful and helpful.

Also, every blog post and post that Money Q&A is featured on goes up there for you to see and follow. So, please be sure to check back there on Facebook often for new updates. I’m also going to start having exclusive giveaways on the blog’s FB page too. So, be sure that you check it out and are a fan on FB.

Finally, don’t forget about the weekly newsletter which is different from the normal blog posts. You can sign up for the Money Q&A Weekly Newsletter by using the sign up form on the sidebar to the right or following the link (Money Q&A Weekly Newsletter).  There are some great giveaways on the newsletter as well as weekly updates that you can’t get elsewhere on the blog.

So, that’s it. All the ways to stay connected with Money Q&A after the Big G pulls the plug on Google Reader. Many of you may be asking yourself what in the world Google Reader is and what all the fuss is about (like my wife when I asked her if she used Google Reader).

To those of you who don’t use it, you’re lucky. You won’t miss much when it is gone. For those of us who read a lot online in on place with it, we’re definitely going to need to find a Google Reader alternatives RSS Reader like Feedly and SOON!

Hope this helps you find Google Reader alternatives! Please drop me a note in the comment section below if you’ve found a great RSS Reader that the rest of us need to try! Thanks!

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About Hank Coleman

Hank Coleman is the founder of Money Q&A, an Iraq combat veteran, a Dr. Pepper addict, and a self-proclaimed investing junkie. He has written extensively for many nationally known financial websites and publications. Hank holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and a graduate certificate in personal financial planning. Email him directly at Hank[at]MoneyQandA.com.


Hank Coleman has written 586 articles on Money Q&A. Learn more about Money Q&A on Twitter @MoneyQandA and @HankColeman.


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Kevin Watts @Graduatingfromdebt

I loved google reader. It really makes reading content you liked very easy. The subscription model of feeders really is going away and instead infographics and social media are replacing it. Being subscribed to a good blog was similar to a newspaper years ago. Instead, what goes viral these days are short videos and lists. Have you tried the Old reader? My favorite so far…

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Hank Coleman

You make a very interesting point, Kevin, comparing RSS readers to newspapers. I have not tried the Old Reader yet. I migrated to Feedly last week and am loving it so far.

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