Money Roundup: The Death of Reader Edition

by Michael on Jun 16, 2013 · 1 comment

This is just a reminder that the much-loved Google Reader will shutting down on Monday, July 1st. That’s just two short weeks from now. Thus, if you’re still using Google Reader, time is short to find a replacement. Don’t wait ’til it’s too late!

The best alternative that I’ve found is The Old Reader. It’s been around for about a year, and it’s quite nice. The layout is based on the original Google Reader (hence the name) so, if you’re a Reader refugee, it should be quite familiar to you.

The transition process is easy. You can export your feeds using Google Takeout and then import the subscriptions.xml file into The Old Reader. And if you end up hating The Old Reader, you can always export your feeds from there and move on.

I should also point out that you can get my articles via e-mail…

Many of you are already e-mail subscribers. To those who aren’t, you can get the full-text of everything that I write in a daily (at most) e-mail. If you’d prefer fewer messages, you can switch to weekly summaries. You can get started at this link.

And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:

That’s it. Hope you had a great weekend!

Oh, and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. 🙂

P.S. Credit where credit is due: I found The Old Reader quite awhile ago via a link from Philip Brewer’s personal site.

1 Greg@Thriftgenuity June 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

Thanks for the inclusion! I think I may use The Old Reader as well.

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