My pet peeve is when I really like a personal finance blog and the blogger decides to try making a lot of money from their blog. I can usually tell pretty quickly because the posts start to lose the personal aspect and become a guide for how to effectively manage money. They will start to have very generic posts on the best way to save money on travel, invest for retirement, etc.
I dislike it because I can find this stuff anywhere on the internet written by professionals. I can find it on MSN Money or Yahoo. I like personal finance blogs because I like the personal part of it. Yes, I'm interested to know how you will find the money to repair your broken down car. Will you pick up extra work, take it from savings, cash in retirement or put it on a credit card?
I can think of quite a few blogs that I've slowly stopped reading as they become commercial. I don't feel like I know the blogger anymore but they are still cranking out blogposts 3 times per week on random stuff that they are now experts in.
Can you tell when a personal finance blog is no longer personal? Am I the only one that is annoyed by this?