I Need Help From My Fellow Blog Owners

I don't know if once again I am biting off more than I have time for, but I have been thinking about getting a paid web hosting service and moving this blog to Wordpress. I will also want to combine my Web Commuting Jobs site with this one and I am wanting to be able to host a work at home forum in the future. Do you think it is worth it to pay for hosting or just stay with blogger? I would also like your input on the best web hosting service, the cheaper the better.

Any advice from you would be appreciated.