Welcome to the June 23rd edition of the Yakezie Carnival. Enjoy!
Jon Rhodes @ Affiliate Help writes Top SEO’s Secrets To Link Building – Top SEO’s share their advice on link building to websites and blogs.
Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes My Wedding Budget and Plans: Part 1 – Dress and Photos – We have a wedding budget of less $20,000 for a couple hundred people, which isn’t an easy task to do. We definitely want to stay on budget, and I do think that a budget of less than $20,000 is possible. And, I would prefer us to stay somewhere around $10,000 to $15,000…
Kurt Fischer @ Money Counselor writes Our 3 Best Money Choices–#2 – We relocated to Canada from the U.S. partly to get guaranteed, affordable health insurance. We’ll save thousands of dollars and gain huge peace of mind.
Jules Wilson @ Fat Guy,Skinny Wallet writes People Are Now Getting Tongue Surgery In Order To Lose Weight? – Tongue patch surgery for weight loss is becoming more popular. Dr. Nikolas Chugay combines it with a liquid diet to get patients to lose 30lbs in a month. Here are my thoughts
Money Soldiers @ Money Soldiers writes Saving Pennies and Sanity – Olivia wanted roller skates. Henry always wanted a new Lego set. Instead of suffering pouty faces every time I said no, I decided it was time to rewrite the house’s financial rules.
Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes The Best Things in Life Are Free – My list of the free things and experiences in my life that make me feel wealthy. What are the best things in your life?
Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes 5 Signs you dont control your money it controls you – 5 Easy ways to identify whether you control your money or you let it control you. Challenging your perceptions of getting your money to achieve your goals.
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes How to Deal with a Work Place Bully – In recent years, there has been a lot of media attention on childhood bullying. Well, what about the work place? Read my advice on how to deal with them too
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Prepare Yourself for a Furlough – I know several people who have either been furloughed over the last several years, or are about to enter a period of furlough at their current employer.
Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes 3 Good Reasons to Review Your Investments on a Regular Basis – Whatever investments you have – from simple savings accounts to complex stocks, shares and property investments – it is important to review them regularly. As most people are aware, life has a habit of changing on a dime.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Is It Time To Call Mr. Handyman? – Find out key smart money moves to make when considering when to hire a handyman to fix small household appliances to keep your personal finances in order!
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Pictures From Our Honeymoon: Santorini, Greece – Santorini is, arguably, the best place I have ever been. The views are impeccable. The food is amazing. The architecture is breath-taking. The friendliness of the people is incomparable.
Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes What’s Really Stopping Banks from Lending to UK Small Businesses? – The Treasury’s Funding for Lending Scheme, initiated in 2012, was supposed to give banks motivation, in the form of low-interest Bank of England loans, to pass credit on to small businesses.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Five Tips For New Home Buyers – With rent prices going higher and higher all renters are going to reach a point where enough is enough.
MR @ Money Reasons writes Life is more than cartoons and crayons – Life is more than cartoons and crayons, but how do I teach my kids that? This is me trying to figure it out!
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes How To Be An Extreme Couponer Without Spending Time – Extreme couponing isn’t for me. Enter Savings Angel, which brings the coupons to you with no effort.
Ray @ Squirrelers writes Crazy Prices at the Grocery Store: The Citrus Example – Would you pay $6 for an 8 oz container of fruit juice? This actual example of something I saw for sale got me thinking about how we can often get so much more for our money by making substitutions
DPF @ Digital Personal Finance writes 6 Tips to Increase Your Productivity – If you want to improve your finances, it can help to improve your productivity. This post shares 6 such tips.
krantcents @ KrantCents writes Road to Riches! – Road to Riches can be a bumpy ride! Maybe you had a paper route, lemonade stand, sold Girl Scout cookies or some other money making activity as a kid. If you had an early interest in making money, you probably are likely to start a business.
SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Leasing vs Buying a Car: Things to Consider – Chances are that you are looking for a new vehicle and must be speculating as to whether leasing or buying a car would be the best option.
MMD @ IRA vs 401k Central writes How Inheriting a Roth IRA Can Be a Great Tax-Advantaged Gift – One little known benefits of inheriting a Roth IRA is that you can designate it to someone after you die with little to no tax consequences
MMD @ My Money Design writes Building My Money Earning Sites – Niche Website Update Part 6 – Although the first of my money earning sites has not made it to Page 1 yet, I still have some tricks I will try to get my niche website to make some more money.
Evan @ My Journey to Millions writes First Thing You Need to Understand When You Open Any Business – I was talking to a colleague the other day who happened to open up a restaurant when he reminded me of the most important thing to understand and know before you start ANY business. I know it will sound trivial and rudimentary, but it is more important than anything else in 98% of the cases.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Traits of a Successful Investor – The world’s most famous investors share many traits, commonalities which make them legends in the world of capital allocation.
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Trying to Strike it Rich? You May Want to Think Twice – Do you have dreams where you strike it rich? You might want to think twice.
Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Finding Balance: Financial Responsibility vs. YOLO – Staff writer Erin discusses the difficulty in finding balance between the desire to enjoy life now and financial responsibility.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Free Online Time-Killers – If you’re like me, then from time to time you have found yourself bored and looking for a distraction. Here are some free online time killers.
Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes The Changing Face of the Family Breadwinner – More American women than ever before are the breadwinner for their families. I just became one of them. So how’s my husband handling it?
Daisy @ Suburban Finance writes Should You Spend Money On Outsourcing Your Chores? – An article on whether or not you should outsource the chores in your lief
Adam @ Money Bulldog writes Investing for Beginners ~ In the Beginning – So many people have thought about venturing into the world of investing but they just don’t know where to start. Check out our beginners guide and you will be placing your first trade tomorrow.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes What is crowdfunding? – Crowdfunding is a way to raise finance to transform your creative ideas into successful products. This article explains how to make most of crowdfunding.
Adam @ Money Rebound writes Building an Emergency Fund in 3 Easy Steps – Many personal finance experts tout emergency funds as the first step towards reaching true financial independence. Find out how to start building yours today.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Sleeping Through Stress – If you have stress related sleep issues, you know how uptight you can get. Here are a few tips, based on my research and experience that can help you get back to blissful and healthful sleep.
Jason @ Live Real Now writes How Come My Back Hurts? – If you bust your ass, working hard and helping people–your coworkers, your customers, your friends, your neighbors–and you are willing to seize an opportunity when it appears, you will get ahead. When you do, the people around you who do the bare minimum, who refuse–or are afraid–to seize an opportunity, who always ask what’s in it for them, they will will whine about your luck.
BARBARA FRIEDBERG @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes HOW I LEARNED ABOUT THE STOCK MARKET – Learn how saving, stock market investing, index funds, & staying the course builds wealth.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Shades of Beige – The architecture in Phoenix, Arizona blends almost too well with the environment to the point of camouflaging the town. So what’s up with the beige? Looking up some information on color palettes, beige seems to have a few advantages in that city:
Chris Topher @ This That and The MBA writes Manage Debt Before It Manages You – It is important to keep debt at reasonable and manageable levels or we could end up incurring high interest rate charges. Even worse having barely enough money to pay the minimum payments on our credit cards.
LaTisha @ Young Finances writes Do You Really Need a Credit Card? – Are you sure that a credit card is necessary for you to get through life? Here are some alternatives to credit cards that would be useful for a college student.
Kylie Ofiu @ Kylie Ofiu writes How you can help the homeless and my personal experience – Earlier this year I nearly ended up in a shelter with my 2 daughters. The circumstances were out of my control and had it not been for a friend letting me stay with her, I would have had no option but to go to the shelter. Here’s a little on my story and how you can help the homeless.
PK @ Don’t Quit Your Day Job… writes Canadian Real Estate: A Rapidly Inflating Bubble – This is a Public Service Announcement – levels of euphoria in Canada are higher than levels in the United States right before the bubble popped. Use this information as you will!
Jon @ Novel Investor writes Building An Investment Checklist – An investment checklist forces you to stay in your comfort zone, stick to your guidelines, and make methodical thought out investment decisions.
John S @ Frugal Rules writes How I am Paying for FinCon: Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard Review – There are many credit cards out there that offer rewards points, but not all of them are equal. With the Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard you can easily earn rewards points that can help you take a nice vacation and not “feel” it as much in your wallet.
Marie at Family Money Values @ Family Money Values writes Junior Achievement Still teaches Financial Literacy – Want help teaching your child about finances? Consider Junior Achievement summer camp.
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Green Landscaping With Optional Goat Rental – Landscaping the greener way by being creative, reusing and utilizing online resources are 3 great ways you can save money in your budget.
Dividend Growth Investor @ Dividend Growth Investor writes Dividend income is more stable than capital gains – Dividend income has remained more stable than capital gains. Since 1977, the dividend income for S&P 500 has experienced declines in only 4 out of 34 years. As a result, it is no surprise that the predictable nature of dividend payment amounts is appealing to investors in retirement.
Greg @ Club Thrifty writes What the “Red Wedding” Can Teach Us About Money – FINALLY! We can all talk about the Red Wedding! Now that the shock has worn off, here are some money lessons we can learn from the Red Wedding.
Philip @ PT Money writes The 5Ks to Running Frugal – If you’re a runner and costs from your hobby are adding up too quickly, this is a great read for you. There are ways to cut costs of registration fees, clothing and shoes. Running can be a healthy and frugal investment!
Edward Antrobus @ Edward Antrobus writes The Blue Collar Money Manifesto – Most personal finance topics are written by white collar professionals for white collar professionals. It’s time to change that. A discussion of blue collar money issues.