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 of the week.
This is a guest 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 come to mind. Saving money and watching your budget should not be on the list. This is a post for all those that have drained their bank account hanging out with friends or those that have taken down their Facebook page to save a dime.
This is a guest post from Shondell over 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 the way. Now that I look back, there are several things that I should have done differently which would have put me in a better position today. In any case I am still extremely grateful for my mortgage pay off.
This is a guest post from AverageJoe at The Free Financial Advisor as part of the Yakezie Blog Swap. This week, we are discussing the topic “Best Tips for Your Taxes.” You can see my post on the same topic at Joe’s site.
Ah, tax time! The smell of sweaty foreheads and the twitch of nervous fingers signing a 1040 with many eraser marks.
It all comes down to this. Ladies and gentleman, LET’S GET READY TO YAKEZIE RUMBLE!
“No One Can Be Told What The Yakezie Is, You Have to See It For Yourself.”
The prophecy says that the one will come to save us from the machines. In round five of Yakezie March Madness, we have come closer to finding their identity.
Thank you for participating, sharing, and voting in the first four rounds. The first 64 bloggers in this year’s Yakezie March Madness tournament are all amazing parts of the Yakezie and personal finance blogger communities. Now it is time to narrow it down to the final two.
Please take thirty seconds to vote using the widget below. Remember the guidelines. Don’t vote on the size, success, or popularity of the blogger. Vote for the blogger that best upholds the Yakezie motto: “Selflessly Helping Others.”
You have one week to vote on these two matchups. Next week we will be down to the final two bloggers in Yakezie March Madness 2012.
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One blog to rule them all!
We are down to the final 16 competitors in Yakezie March Madness. After an even more difficult round of matchups, please take a few minutes to vote in the 8 matches for round 3.
Remember the criteria: Vote for the blogger that best exemplifies the Yakezie motto: “Selflessly Helping Others.” This is not an athletic competition where you should vote for the biggest, most successful, or most popular blogger. Vote for the one that gives the most back to the Yakezie community.
Feel free to publicize this page! There are no restrictions on who votes.
And then there were 32…
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for taking part in the Yakezie March Madness 2012 blogger of the year tournament! Round one was a lot of fun. We had some tough matchup, some close victories, and some upsets. Just like in the NCAA tournament, you never know what to expect in Yakezie March Madness! (Imagine me yelling that in an announcers voice)
Please take a few minutes and vote in the next 16 matchups that will bring us to the next round next Monday. As always, you have seven days to vote, rally your supporters, and try to make it to the next round. If you are competing, don’t hesitate to share, like, tweet, stumble, or +1 to your fans.
If you didn’t make it to this round, thanks for participating and being a good sport. Remember, the idea is to pick the people that have done the most to live by the Yakezie motto to “selflessly help others.” Keep contributing to the community to help you go farther next year.
Just like in Highlander, “THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!”
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Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the second annual Yakezie March Madness! This is not your regular post vs. post competition. This is a competition for blogger of the year from our community.
Thanks to everyone for including me in the following carnivals, roundups, and hosting my guest posts over the last couple of weeks:
Carnival of Personal Finance #346 – Hosted by The Jenny Pincher is a great read for a wide variety of personal finance posts.
Also, make sure to check out my guest post My 99 Designs – Picking a New Logo at Don’t Do It Yourself.
101 Centavos hosted the Yakezie Carnival, Zombie Apocalypse Edition.
Hank at Money Q&A hosted Carnival of Personal Finance #348 – The Grammy Awards Edition.
I was a featured post in Carnival of Personal Finance #349 hosted by Sustainable Personal Finance.