My Favorite Saying and a Cool New Personal Finance Blogging Group

My Favorite Saying and a Cool New Personal Finance Blogging Group

This has very little to do with personal finance, but since its my blog I’ll share it anyway!  I am completely stealing this from my boss, but one of my favorite sayings is,

I want to Build a Mutually Beneficial Relationship

I use it all the time.  I used it today when I met my CPA and he explained how he wants to set up an attorney to rent space from him and draft Wills for his client base (if this works out I am sure I’ll write all about it).  I used it last week when a someone wanted to set up a blogging relationship with me.  I used it last month when I spoke to a group of planners at work.

Why Do I Love the Saying Mutually Beneficial Relationship?

When I enter into most relationships, it is usually my goal for both parties to be in a better position at the end.  While this might not apply to friends and family, it is absolutely in the front of my mind when entering into business or semi-business relationships.  This leads us to…

The Yakezie Group

Financial Samurai has started a group known as the Yakezie Group of bloggers who  have a shared goals of,

  • Getting on the Wise Bread’s top 100 PF (has to do with boring internet stat stuff)
  • Provide Motivation
  • Maybe earn some cash

Currently it is made up of 35+ bloggers helping each other and it has provided me a new sense of motivation.  My site went from the high 170s to the 112th spot (as of typing this) in about 6 weeks!  Bad ass.  You should check out the entire group at – Sweating the Big Stuff’s Round Up.  The list includes some of the big boys all the way down to people who only have a handful of posts under their belt.

What is your favorite saying? How do you view non-personal relationships?

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15 Responses to My Favorite Saying and a Cool New Personal Finance Blogging Group

  1. I think that is a GREAT saying!

    The challenge has been so fun. I have to admit- I LOVE the pf blogging guys! You all really are the best. :)

    • It is a really helpful group. It is weird feeling to email someone that is making approximately 20X more than I am with blogging AND RECEIVE AN E-MAIL BACK

  2. That is a good saying, Evan. I try to use it too with my clients.

    Good luck with the Wisebread list, I’m enjoying your blog since I found it a few weeks ago.

  3. Awesome list. I love that everyone has their own talent and is helping out in their own way. Having people who know how to code is definitely helpful.

    I keep laughing at the little twitter bird that is hiding behind your wallpaper in top right corner of your header. Awesome.

    • Want to know what sucks about that little bird? It took me hours to get it there. But now that I know how to do it – I can replicate it in about 20 mins.

  4. Non-personal relationships are a integral part of life. The world has become too interconnected not to have them and not to use them to your mutual benefit. What’s great is when a non-personal relationship grows into a true friendship.

    Favorite saying – “Of all our human resources, the most precious is the desire to improve.” – Fortune Cookie

  5. I’m having a blast in the group…

    Hey, that a pretty nice Yakezie page you created!!!

    Thanks for including my site on your page :)

  6. Evam –

    Should we ever meet in person, you MUST promise me we shake hands like in the photo… In public, on the street.

    HA, classic homer.

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