Hello friends and guests, welcome to 5th edition of Yakezie challenger round-up! There is a slight change in the way I do these weekly roundups from this week. Instead of pouring every one’s contents, I will read and put only a handful that I find interesting to share with others.
Earlier I mentioned about converting this to web’s biggest PF round-up but that is not feasible any more, ideas change over time and strategies have to be revised regularly.
Even after changing the format the qualification criteria remains the same, every participant is a Yakezie challenger, who is striving to get in to Alexa 200K rank and remain there for full 6 months before becoming member.
You can consider this effort as a give back to the people who contributed to the growth of my blog and I will continue to do it till the time I become a Yakezie member myself.
As for other changes, I will now publish this round-up over week-end; this will allow me some more time to read the posts as opposed to publishing mid-week.
Our Journey To Zero (Alexa 597K) – Writes how did he cut county fair expenses by almost half this year, compared to past.
Geek Girls Thoughts (Alex 1.9M) – Discusses the alternative options for buying dresses to wear in large software company environment, topic is interesting as I was working for a large software company a few years back.
Stock Market Basic (Alexa 349K) – Pitches for buying silver, I do agree, with debt ceiling crisis and all sorts of bubble bursting, we should now look for safe bets like Gold and Silver.
Compounding Returns (Alexa 282K) – Writes about mental condition requirement for investing success.
Daily Money Shot (Alexa 468K) – Jana does confess that she splurges occasionally. And I do agree to that!
Money Mamba (Alexa 178K) – Talks about Condo buying in his post. I am surprised to know that FHA loan is not allowed for buying condo. I am now more interested in buying rental condo properties.
How I make Money Blogging (Alexa 319K) – Crystal talks about her first two weeks of becoming full-time blogger. It is interesting to know that she started volunteering too.
Tight Fisted Miser (Alexa 192K) – touches my favorite topic, energy-saving at home. Go reduce your carbon footprint.
Untemplater (Alexa 108K) – Mentions 5 tools to make blog writing easier.
Sustainable Life Blog (Alexa 229K) – Talks about how he spends on food while on business travel and after returning from a travel.
Financially Consumed (Alexa 83K) – Talks about relationship between happiness and success, and who doesn’t know the relationship.
101 Centavos (Alex 123K) – Writes about getting premium education at your employer’s expense, It’s definitely a win win situation.
Dollar Versity (Alexa 1.7M) – Looks like he missed out on summer team fun. Eric wrote about better alternatives to cash for donation
Super Frugallette (Alexa 95K) – Analyses frugal personality type.
So Over Debt (Alexa 148K) – Talks about bankruptcy, I had little knowledge, now I am well aware after reading her two articles.
Brave new Life (Alexa 1.5M) – Lists the things he will be doing after early retirement. He is planning to retire in next couple of year, still in his 30s, interesting!
Frugal Students (Alexa 389k) – Talks about why’s and how’s of an emergency fund.
University Of Money (Alexa 1.5M) – ask a question on whether it is prudent to have a life insurance, well the answer is Yes, always.
Fat Guy Skinny Wallet (Alexa 143K) – Khaleef wrote about saving money while saving the planet and improving health. Great post!
Afford Anything (Alexa 175K) – Paula discusses about the issues with Stay at home parenting.
Broke Professionals (Alexa 158K) – Rightly says that big sales are not essentially great deals.
Past week was another great week for my blog as finally I got included in Money Crashers’ top PF blog list (currently ranked 318), also achieved first ever Moz rank (3.86), but the biggest of all, my Alexa rank dropped to sub 200K.
After posting 5 posts per week for last few weeks, now I will give a pause, and write every alternate day. I did borrow a few books on personal finance from library to brush up my understanding on personal finance. If you have missed do read my personal favorite post of the week “Personal Finance Is Simple, keep It Simple, 50 Simple Money ideas“.
I sincere request to the blogs I posted here to subscribe to my RSS feed, I am subscribed to yours and that’s why I am able to put this round-up together. You are getting links from this site every week, which I am sure is helping you, please promote this post on your social networks.
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|SB is a husband and working as a software professional for a Fortune 100 corporation in Florida. Thanks for visiting the blog.
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