Just one year ago on the same day there were 80,000 people around the world simultaneously recorded their daily lives for a YouTube documentary Life In A Day.
One year later I sat down to document a week of blogging from the best blog network on net – Yakezie, which has more than 400 blogs on its roll, by far surpassing the nearest rivals. And as I heard from its founder Financial Samurai, there is an extensive plan to expand and improve the network further.
Yakezie is a strange world of symbiosis between rivals and competitors. Where writers help each other getting on their feet and help them start running, cutting the chase, let me start with the agenda.
Welcome to this week’s carnival which I am so proud to host.
Money Reasons : Getting Rich On An Average Income - It’s hard for an average income person to become rich. Here are strategies that I am using or wish that I could use to quicken the process or even make it possible to become rich on an average income.
Financial Success for Young Adults : How Much Do We Save to Buy a House - When you are getting ready to buy a house you will want to save enough for the down payment, fees and emergencies. Find out how much you should save based on the expected home price.
Financially Consumed : Green Collar Jobs Outperform - For those planning their career or pondering a mid-career switch, there is a lot of upside to going green. Green collar jobs are proving to be a smart choice for many individuals that want their work to have a positive environmental impact, and giving a much-needed boost to the overall economy.
Family Money Values : Why You Need to Understand Your Money Attitudes - Each of us bring our own special mix of attitudes about the acquisition, use and management of money to the table. Many people call this mix your ‘Money Personality’ or ‘Money Attitude’. Discovering what your Money Attitude is can help you, your marriage, your children and your heirs. Family Money Values helps you understand how it helps.
Frugal Confession : Cheap is Great, But What are You Putting Into Your Mouth? - I have seen a growing trend of food products being labelled oddly, such as Cheddar Melt instead of just Cheddar Cheese. Some research reveals that this is because these products are not the real thing, and by federal law cannot label themselves as such.
Stock Market Basic : Best Investments for young people 2011 - This articles gives the best avenues for investment in 2011 for young people. Start investing early and that help build a large corpus when you retire and the power of compounding will work to your advantage
No Deb MBA : But don’t take my word for it…. Student loans - A round up of bloggers’ opinions and advice on student loans.
Money Cone : Should You Invest In Vanguard’s ETFs Or Mutual Funds? - Vanguard is known for no-load, low cost funds and offers investors a choice of ETFs and mutual funds. Is there a cost-benefit to picking one over the other?
Everyday Tips And Thoughts : Changing Financial Habits Is Hard Work. Don’t Just Talk About It, Open Your Mind and Do It - So often, people ask the same questions over and over about why they are in the bad financial situation they are in. I give the same advice time and time again, yet people don’t really want to hear it. People need to stop making excuses and take an honest look at their financial situation instead of just complaining. Not an easy thing to do, but it can be done!
Debt Eye : Why Most Debt Settlement Programs Fail - Struggling with credit card debt? Learn why most debt settlement companies fail!
Investorz Blog : Problems in America - So as of today, America is 235 years and 8 days old. And guess what? America’s on the decline; not because of the small problems but because the fundamental problems in America are getting worse and worse. Compared to some countries in Asia and Europe, the United States is nothing but a kid in kindergarten; and we’re already on the decline?
KNS Financials : Trying To Pray For Money : Why Isn’t God Answering? - Trying to pray for money can be tempting in a materialistic society, but is that really God’s desire? Learn why we should pray from our hearts, and not our empty wallets!
Fat Guy Skinny Wallet : 7 Ways To Save Money On A Vacation - Saving money on vacation is usually not our top priority when looking to get away. However, by using these 7 simple tips, you can save money & have fun at the same time!
Super Frugalette : Business school lessons #2: What you wear matters.. - Super Frugalette reflects on her MBA years. We were in an environment where all students were eager to make contacts. Yet with all of the money one female student was paying for school in hopes of expanding her career, her immodest fashion choices were limiting opportunities for her–no one wanted to refer her for positions on account of her wardrobe. Thus, what you wear does matter.
Financial Excellence : 5 Small Business Tips to Avoid Financial Mistakes - Many business owners are great at performing the core function of their business but lousy at managing the finances. Because they’re not necessarily trained on the business finance side of things,a lot of entrepreneurs and biz owners fall prey to some common financial pitfalls. I don’t want that to happen to you,so I put together some tips to help you avoid some common mistakes made by small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Sustainable Life Blog : What I would do with a Million Dollars - I just won 1 Million Dollars. Here’s how I’d spend it.
Debt Free by Thirty : Saving Money on Our vacation - Just a few ways we saved money on our vacation.
Live Real Now : How to Cut Costs on Legal Fees – Lawyers are expensive, but there are ways to mitigate that.
Beating The Index : Why Electric Cars Won’t Kill Oil Anytime Soon - EV enthusiasts need a reality check as there is 1 ingredient that is not perfected yet to launch a new technological revolution, find out what it is and share your opinion on the subject!
The Saved Quarter : Geocaching for Dummies - This guest post by Niki of Debt Free by 30 shares tips for a rapidly growing, frugal hobby: geocaching.
Little House in The Valley: How’s That for Inflation? - A comparison of prices from 1971 to current. My, how things have changed!
Mom’s Plans : Six Tips for Travelling with Small Children – If you are planning to travel with small children, here are some tips that might help make your vacation smoother and save you money
Darwin’s Money : If We Pay For our Daughter’s Wedding, What About Our Son? - Since tradition has always been that the bride’s parents pay for the wedding, how do you handle it when you have sons and daughters? Some ideas to maintain “equality”.
Control Your Cash : “Your Health is the Most Important Thing” Uh-huh - ”Your Health is the Most Important Thing” Uh-huh
Frugal Students : Tax Credits for Education - Education is expensive, but if you plan well the US government will make it just a little bit cheaper! See how…
My Journey To Millions : The Fundamental Difference Between Conservatives & Liberals when It Comes to Equality - I think the questions of What and How are what politically divides people when it comes to equality.
Invest It Wisely : What Would You Do with a Million Dollars? -”Would you give up the Internet for 1 million dollars? If it were permanent, I don’t think I’d give up the Internet. Here is what I would do, though, assuming that I didn’t lose half of it to tax confiscation right off the bat, which I probably would! These would be my first priorities, in alphabetical order
Investor Junkie : Is Gold Really Money? - The fact of the matter if gold isn’t a form of money why do central banks hold it? Money is whatever people as a whole accept as tender. Therefore gold and silver are a form of money if others accept it as tender. Before gold and silver were determined to be a good medium of exchange, people used wigwams and rocks. Our money is faith based and debt based. If people lose faith in the US government, it’s possible people won’t trust US money as a valid currency.
Krant Cents : Is every Smartphone App a Game? - It seems that many smart phone apps are games. Does it take a game to get our attention? Smartphones besides being a productive tool is also an entertainment device.
Sustainable Personal Finance : Fashionable Pregnancy Clothes On a Budget - It is possible to get very nice and fashionable pregnancy clothes on a frugal budget.
Our Journey To zero : Eliminating Your Debt is Like Playing Baseball - Travis’s son’s baseball team won their end of the season tournament, and it surprised him how much baseball reminded him of paying off his credit cards.
Wealth Informatics : Extended Warranty : Worth it or not? - Everyone says extended warranty is a waste of time. But a lot of people buy them too. Why do people buy them and what to look for when buying an extended warranty.
101 Centavos : One Dividend Stock I’m Buying, and One I’m Still Thinking About - 101 Centavos writes whether to invest in a couple of dividend-paying companies in South America.
Free From Broke : Why Isn’t My House Selling and How to Finally Get Your House Sold - Your house has been on the market for some time and you sit there, scratching your head wondering “why isn’t my house selling?” Let me hep you out and give you some clues so you can finally get your house sold.
My Personal Finance Journey : July Blogging Goals Update - Setting goals helps me stay accountable throughout the year in my blogging endeavors. This post gives an update on my blogging-specific goals so far this year along with current progress in July.
If you have read all the articles above, you are one real Yakezie! Let the Yakezie network grow by leaps and bounds through your participation and promotion, and let this post (in turn, your links) grow from your likes,Twits, reddits, diggs, stumbles and +1′s. Don’t forget to leave comments, feel free to mention any particular article you like and why.
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