The Death of Google Reader

At the end of the month, Google Reader will be shutdown. I’ve been a Reader user for about seven years, so I am sad to see it go. A handful of you visit this site every day using Google Reader, so I want to share some options to keep getting your fix of Narrow Bridge Finance after Reader is shut down.

What is RSS?

RSS Icon Logo

RSS stands for “really simple syndication.” It is an online tool that allows news and blog style websites to be syndicated for delivery to other sites. A reader is a program, either desktop, mobile, or web based, that aggregates feeds from multiple sources into one place.

I have 48 sites that I want to read every day. I take the RSS feeds from those sites and aggregate them to red every new article in one place.

RSS feeds are usually represented by an orange icon like this. Because I write about money, I use a green logo. Gotta make lots of green!

In case you were wondering, the RSS feed for this site can be found at

Email List

The best way to get Narrow Bridge Finance updates is the email list. You can choose to get an email every time a new post is published (the best option) or to only get the Narrow Bridge Finance Free Money Tips newsletter.

All emails subscribers get the exclusive newsletter with tips not shared anywhere else. You can sign up for free here.


To replace Google Reader for my RSS feeds, I signed up for Feedly. The Feedly Cloud is a great replacement for anyone who likes reading online. It quickly and seamlessly imports from Google Reader. Just sign in with your Google account and it will automatically import everything from your old Reader account.

Other RSS Readers

Lots of other options exist. There is The Old Reader, which is a clone of an older version of the Google product. You can also try Newsblur, NetVibes, and Pulse. Each has a unique offering, some with their own mobile apps.

Social Connections

If you are a big time Facebooker or Twitterer, you can get your Narrow Bridge fix there too.

Facebook PageNarrow Bridge Finance

Twitter FeedNarrow Bridge Finance (only a feed of new posts)

If you want to connect with me, the guy behind the blog, you can do so via my Facebook page or Twitter.

Eric Rosenberg – Facebook Page – Here you can get posts I write on Narrow Bridge and other sites around the web.

Eric Rosenberg – Twitter – Tweet you later!

I Don’t Want to Lose You

At the end of the day, I just really hope we don’t have to break up because of something Google did. I love each one of you and want to bring you the best tips, ideas, and options to make managing your money easy and stress free.

If you ever have any questions that you want answered about personal finance, or your personal finances, you can always reach me through the contact form.

Have any questions about RSS, changing from Google Reader to something else, or just want to say hi? Let me know in the comments.

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    • Eric says

      My first choice would be for everyone to join the email list, but barring that Feedly is my favorite Google Reader replacement.

  1. says

    I use feedly too. The layout is nice and it is easy to use. I tried bloglovin but didn’t like it as much. Hope people make the move on time!

    • Eric says

      I gave The Old Reader a shot but it just didn’t quite do it for me. Feedly is the best alternative I’ve tried.

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