Yakezie Carnival

Yakezie Carnival

Yakezie Carnival

Welcome to this week's edition of the Yakezie carnival. If you are not familiar, the Yakezie is a wonderful community of personal finance bloggers, many of them my personal friends, with a common mission of helping our readers improve their finances. These are the submissions of this week's community round-up. Enjoy reading and discovering these great sites with their top posts … [Read more...]

How to Save Money Without Giving Up Your Social Life

How to Save Money Without Giving Up Your Social Life

How to Save Money Without Giving Up Your Social Life

This is a special post from John from My Family Finances and is part of the Yakezie blog swap. This week, we are all discussing the topic: How to Save Money without Giving up Your Social Life. You can read my post on the same topic at John’s blog.There are plenty of things that will end your social life. Bad breath, body odor and hitting the clubs in a Storm Trooper uniform … [Read more...]

My Biggest Financial Mistake

This is a special post from Shondell at Call Me What You Want Even Cheap as part of the Yakezie blog swap. This week, we are all discussing our worst money mistake. Check out my post on the same topic on her site.I can't even count the number of money mistakes I've made in my life. Although I recently paid off my mortgage, it didn't come easy or without making mistakes on … [Read more...]

Raising Millionaire Children

This is a post from Jeff at Sustainable Life Blog as part of the Yakezie blog swap. Jeff writes about finances, sustainability and DIY. This week, we are discussing How to raise a millionaire - developing your child's entrepreneurial aptitude. You can see my post on the same topic at Jeff’s site. … [Read more...]

The Danger of SOPA and PIPA

Today major sites around the web are shutting down to support efforts to kill the SOPA and PIPA bills in the US Senate and House. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) might sound good on the surface, but they threaten content producers and bloggers around the web. … [Read more...]

Yakezie Blog Swap: Getting Value From Spending

This is a post from my friend Jeff at Sustainable Life Blog as part of the Yakezie blog swap. Jeff writes about finances, sustainability, health and self reliance on his blog 3 times per week. You can see my post on the same topic at Jeff's blog.Lots of spending is value driven. For the most part, if you didnt value that 4th beer on a friday night or that cup of joe before … [Read more...]

15 Random Tips For A College Freshman

This post is part of the Yakezie blog swap and was written by SB from One Cent At A Time. If you enjoyed this article, feel free to visit his blog and subscribe to his RSS feed. You can also see my post on the same topic at his blog.As you enter a new chapter of life, freshmen, this is the perfect time for you to prepare to either change the world or be changed by the … [Read more...]

Eating to Green Savings

This post is by Melissa at Mom’s Plans and is part of a Yakezie blog swap based on the topic, “What is your best go green method to save money?” You can read my post on the same topic at Melissa's blog.When I graduated from graduate school, I was $20,000 in student loan debt and newly married.  My job paid less than double the balance on my student loans, so money was very … [Read more...]

Interview: Jason at Live Real Now

Welcome to the newest installment of the Yakezie interview series. Today, we have questions answered by Jason at Live Real Now. Jason has been making major strides cutting his debt and has chronicled the journey at his site.How did you get started in personal finance blogging? What was your inspiration?In April 2009, my wife and I were on the verge of bankruptcy.  We … [Read more...]

Yakezie Carnival: Independence Day Edition

For those of you blogging or reading from the United States, you are enjoying a long weekend and a Monday off of work. To celebrate the long weekend, enjoy the 4th of July (technically 3rd of July) edition of the Yakezie Carnival.I teach you about the Price/Book Ratio and what it means when investing.Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff has frugal tips for dog … [Read more...]