Reader Beware! Four Ways in Which Bloggers Make Money

Here are four ways in which bloggers can make money. As readers, it is important to be aware and also beware of the methods adopted before we take a website/blogger or blog article seriously. The fact that the distinction between news and opinion is practically non-existent and most articles from media houses are not very different from blog posts make the need to understand money making tactics all the more important. read more

Freefincal turns Five!

Freefincal was born this week five years ago.  Given my tendency to move from one area to another, I am surprised that I have stuck around for so long. The only reason for that is the support from you – friends, readers and brilliant minds (that rhymes does it not?!)  who have egged me on.  A post to say thank you and a ‘to do’ list for the future.

Born as Free Financial Calculators (at one point, I thought of free only financial planning as a name – yuck!), it then quickly became Personal Finance Calculators and then simply freefincal. Thank god I choose my domain name wisely! read more

My 1000th Blog post, With A Little Help From My Friends

What would you think if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me? Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song, and I’ll try not to sing out of key. Oh I get by with a little help from my friends; Mm I get high with a little help from my friends; Mm gonna try with a little help from my friends. So goes the song from the Beatles (link below). I think that perfectly describes how I feel today and every day I try and cough up a post. Yes, it is my 1000th post. Hardly an achievement, but I thought I will take this opportunity to thank friends and well-wishers who teach, aid, contribute to, and inspire me. read more

Freefincal turns four!

Freefincal was born this week four years ago! A post to say ‘thank you’ to all friends, well-wishers and readers who have keep it alive.

The site which was started as a repository for Excel calculators is constantly evolving into a portal that tries to understand investor behaviour and requirements. This is possible only because of a supportive community. Without which it would have died a silent death. Read more: journey so far. read more

Caveat Lector: Beware of irresponsible blogging!

A short note on how the lure of online revenue prompts bloggers to generate irresponsible content via sponsored native ads.  There are many ways in which online revenue can be generated. The most popular among them is to install Google Adsense and letting Google spy on your browsing habits and serve up “relevant ads”.  Although I personally dislike this, there is nothing irresponsible about this. read more