In this episode the focus is on how much you can trust what you read about personal finance online.
There’s lots of great information which is totally honest. There’s also lots of information with conflicted interests. It can be beneficial to spot which is which.
One note to mention is that in this episode I didn’t express very well the point about Swagbucks being in articles. I mentioned about people including it in big lists, for example “100 ways to make extra money”. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s when people list it and tell you all the ways you can reportedly make money at Swagbucks without putting figures to it and telling you that the amount you earn for watching videos is incredibly tiny. They’re intentionally hiding details. But big lists where there’s no attempt to give details, it’s simply a list of websites, as long as it’s made clear it’s only a list and it’s the readers job to do research is fine. They’re the sort of lists I do. They’re a great way for people to quickly discover websites and then delve deeper. The problem is when people write “reviews” or detailed lists claiming earning methods and intentionally holding back figures.
An explanation of the rebranding of this website is also talked about in this episode.
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