First Yakezie Milestone Carnival

I am very excited to host today’s Yakezie Carnival.  The Yakezie group started as a way for personal finance bloggers to help each other reach new levels by July 4, 2010 so for me to host the “last” carnival before the end of that first milestone is huge.

These posts took the initiative to search out an opportunity:

  • Joe from Personal Finance by the Book tells the story of how some friends and him were able to get great personal finance training incorporated into our local High School’s curriculum.
  • Daniel from Sweating the Big Stuff provides with a story of whether a little boy should pay his younger brother rent!  So he investigates whether the rent is a good deal
  • Kevin from Financially poor gives his opinion as to whether Bankruptcy is a Sin.  While Kevin’s post is amazing, it is the 22+ comments that should get you going!
  • Jamie from Eventual Millionaire highlights how important self esteem is when picturing your future self.
  • Geoff goes into 11 extreme ways to save on gas.  I have a huge problem with number 6!
  • I have given a lot of thought lately as whether to move to an Amex card, but Tim from Nerd Wallet gives us the 5 reasons to avoid the Amex Blue
  • Bucksome Boomer tells a story of a Restaurant with Suggested Prices.  The study shows that people are mostly honest and pay those suggested prices.
  • Timothy from the Wealth Artisan Team provides a way to save 95% on books!  I have never tried this way maybe I’ll look into it.
  • Is US Austerity Coming? Darwin’s Money Tries to Answer the Question.  We shall see!

Some other great posts

Independence Weekend Reading: Priceline, Secrets, and Condoms

Wealth is an Illusion of Happiness

Sub Prime Credit Card

Automate or Unautomate Your Finances

Automate your finances

Black Coffee: My Favorite Blogs, Money News & Opinions #53 (The I Go Away and Socialism Becomes Chic Edition)

Friday Links

A Lot of Money

5S In Action Organize and Simplify

Should You Form An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust A Surprising Answer

Keeping your Pet Safe with Spot-on Flea & Tick Control

Weekend reading: Some other fools who think the market is cheap

Best of the Rest: Independence Day Edition

Save Money on Toilet Paper

Weekly Favorites and Gratitude!

4 Ways to Prepare for House Guests

Declaration of Independence / Weekly Round Up

10 random questions.

Frugal Fourth of July Party Ideas

The Debt Destroyer | The System

Capital One Promotional Rate Extended

How Can You Stick to Your Budget [Aside]

Money Weekly Cache 2010, July 4th Fireworks!

Julys Financial Checklist: 5 Things to Do This Month

Going to Sweden on Vacation and Worried About Spending!

Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended (Again)

World Cup Fever Roundup

Employee Referrals: The Double-Edged Bonus

Religious Discrimination You Be The Judge

Saving Money on Energy

Some Link Love and Sunscreen Advice

Financial Topics for Living Together

10 things I learned at EVO 10

Blogging Sabbatical Update: Month 1

How to Have a Safe and Enjoyable Independence Day

Net Worth Review: June 2010

Mortgage Refinance Advice Requested

How to Transfer USD into your Questrade Account

The Corporation

Attention, WalMart (and Other Retail) Shoppers

Complete Joy

4 Factors to Consider Before Doing a Roth IRA Conversion

Snappy Dogs Gourmet Hot Dogs

Book Review: Sarah’s Key

THE FINAL TALLY: Catfight of the Personal Finance Blogger Chicks

Do You Suffer From George Costanza Wallet (AKA Thick Wallet Syndrome)

Water Rates Going Up….Again

Is Rewards Checking for You

Why Is Debt Really Decreasing

Growing Pains

Tax Credit and Deduction Adjustments to Be Aware Of

Kale Chips…Yes, You Read That Right!

Chipped cup or mug Dont throw it away!

Friday Night Likes

The Pros & Cons of Credit Unions

Canada Day Weekend Reading: The Economy

Frugal Confessions Friday

Don’t Buy the New Car!

DIY car repair with duct tape and listerine, another Car Coach roundup

RIP Wesabe [Personal Finance Arsenal]

How I Saved 63% ($1750) on a New Stainless Steel Fridge

SmarterSpend Wins Award for Being a TOP Business Blog in Living Smart Category

How do you define RICH

Road trip tips How to save money on gas

Buying Australian Equity Index Tracker (ASX200)

13 Responses to First Yakezie Milestone Carnival

  1. Evan, Thanks for including me!

    Is your problem with #6 that you don’t want to relinquish control, or that as a fellow man you know that directions really are unnecessary distractions.

  2. Evan,
    Thanks for putting this Carnival together. We have indeed reached a milestone, so I appreciate helping make it special. Now…on to bigger and better things!

  3. I managed to come down from almost 10 million to 300,000 in the short time that I’ve been part of the carnival, so I’m pretty happy about that. Thanks for including me, as well; I didn’t get a pingback, but I eventually found myself in the list ;)

  4. Hey thanks for the link! (and doing this- I know how time consuming copying and pasting links can be =) )

    Hope you’re having a great Independence Day off!

  5. THANK YOU FOR LISTING MY “CATFIGHT” POST!! I really appreciate the mention. Best regards, Barb Friedberg

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