The Yakezie Carnival

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Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes 3 Ways Of Becoming Your Own Financial Adviser – Tolstoy famously said: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself”. This can be very aptly applied to our own personal financial situations.

Mr. Frenzy @ Frenzied Finances writes Keeping Organized: Why It’s Important For Your Finances To Organize Papers – When your finances are disorganized, so is your life. In order to prevent a big problem, it's time to get those finances in check. It's time to organize.

CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Food Finance: How To Grow Your Own Food – The American family spends $800.00 to $1,000.00 a month on groceries, and food prices are rising. Know how to grow your own food and save lots each month.

Rich @ Growing Money Smart writes Fighting To Stay In The Middle Class and Higher Classes – Slowly the odds are turning against us in becoming wealthy enough to be in the middle class and higher classes. Don't know what I mean? Read more…

JP @ My Family Finances writes What You Need to Know About Buying Your First Car – First Time Car Buyer? is an infographic that was produced by Gumtree

Hank @ Money Q&A writes The Danger Of Buying A Home In A New Neighborhood – Buying a home in a new subdivision can be exciting. But there are many pitfalls to buying a new home home that homeowners need to be aware of when they are buying a home.

CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Money at the Movies: 10 Movies on Finance Worth Watching – Money is a common topic in several famous films and documentaries. Here are 10 movies made about finance, which are actually worth your time to watch.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes How Does LeBron Become A Billionaire? – There was no way to avoid the news this past week that LeBron James decided he was coming home to Northeast Ohio to return to playing basketball for the

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes Want to Get Paid to Drive Your Car? Throw a Moustache on the Front – Ridesharing services like Lyft & UberX let you earn money by driving people to their destinations. Here’s how they work — and how to try them for yourself.

IMB @ Investing Money writes US Grants Two Companies Permission to EXPORT Oil Products – Are you paying too much to fill up your car or truck? Don’t worry, our government has the perfect oil fix to guarantee that prices will keep going higher.

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Gas or Charcoal – What’s the Best Grill for Your Money? – It's grill season! Charcoal or gas grill? Which one fits your budget?

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes What Is Your Real Retirement Age Going To Be? – Given any real thought of what your real retirement age is going to be? Here are some of the tips I am currently considering with my retirement.

Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Vacationing With Family And Friends – Another great summer vacations and why I especially enjoy vacationing with family and friends

Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes The American Dream – The headline on this CNN article caught my attention. “The American Dream is out of reach.” I think there are a lot of pessimistic people in this country.

Don @ Money Reasons writes The Real Financial Independence Crossover Point – Don't believe the hype, The real financial independence crossover point is higher than you are led to believe. Read why the crossover point is much higher than you thought.

SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Powering Up Your Home Budget – Some tips on how to make your home budgeting work for you to create a solid household budget.

Dominique Brown @ YourFinancesSimplified writes Crowdfunding Investment Cheat Sheet – As the saying goes, you want to be in the know before you go. Or in this case, before you open up your wallet and put down your hard earned money on the latest investment scam. You surely don’t want to end up like one of Bernie Madoff’s “investors” now do you? At the same The post Crowdfunding Investment Cheat Sheet appeared first on Your Finances Simplified.

Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Why “Do Not Call” Registries Can Help You – For many people, experiencing a telemarketer’s call at work or at home is frustration personified. Thankfully, we have "Do Not Call" registries. Read here.

Mel @ brokeGIRLrich writes Accountability: August 2014 – Net worth update and a look at how my budgeting skills kicked butt… or totally failed… in August. Also, I stole a plant.

Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes Saving Over $2,000 A Year With Republic Wireless – How Much Money Could You Save? – Have you ever heard of Republic Wireless? If you haven’t, you definitely need to continue reading, especially if you are paying anything over $50 a month for your current phone bill.

Kayla @ The Jenny Pincher writes Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – When it comes to making decisions in life (and finances), men and women are usually polar opposites.

Michelle @ Diversified Finances writes Out Of New Ideas For Articles and Blog Posts? – In this post I include my tips to keep the ideas and posts flowing whether you are a brand new writer or you have been writing for years.

GenY @ Gen Y Finances writes How Much Should You Spend On Your Next Home? – Whether you are buying your very first home or your forever home, buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you will ever make. Because of this, I’m sure you have several questions on your mind.

BFT @ Budgeting For Travel writes Using Credit Cards To Earn Reward Points – One of my most favorite ways to travel for cheap is by using credit cards to earn credit card rewards points.

724Credit @ 724 Credit writes Valid Reasons Why You Should Understand and Read Your Credit Report – Prior to making a large purchase that will require financing it is smart to get a copy of your up-to-date credit report. A credit score and credit report can actually make or break your potential purchase and since the majority of credit reports do contain errors it is wise to become aware of any potentially erroneous credit before you end up with an unwelcome surprise.

Alexis @ FITnancials writes How I Save Money On Groceries + What I Eat – My budget is extremely tight and I try not to spend any money at all unless absolutely necessary. I try to spend less than $60 bucks a week for myself not including going out to any restaurants (which I rarely do at all since I moved to Chicago).

Kurt Fischer @ Money Counselor writes How Uninformed Retail Clerks Nearly Cost Me $700 – I came within seconds of spending $700 on a kayak I didn’t want. Sometimes asking questions of retail clerks isn’t enough.

Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes Why I always experiment with street food and my rules for eating safely – Christina Garofalo explores why, despite its low cost, street food abroad is just so damn satisfying, and shares her tips for how to make the most of it

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Five useful tips to get the best holiday value for your money – I’ve never thought of us as rich. We are a middle class family, we have above average income and a healthy net worth. But rich we are not.

Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes Should You Take a Vacation if You’re in Debt? – Your debt is stressing you out. Work is stressing you out. And you just need a little break from the normal day to day grind.

Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes Amazon FBA: Finding Products to Sell – Even with a whole store of stuff to go through I found it pretty hard to find really profitable products that Amazon themselves weren’t selling.

Brad @ Enemy of Debt writes Don’t Cheat Yourself By Living a Life of Half-Assity – I was painfully making my way through a 14 mile run early on a Saturday morning. I was at mile 10, and struggling to find the energy or even the desire to pick up my feet and keep running.

Larry @ KrantCents writes Are You Tough Enough for Success? – Success is for anybody who is tough enough to withstand the ups and downs!

Monica @ Monica On Money writes The Surprising Habit That’s Making You Poor – If you are like many people, when you see all of your friends’ fabulous things and experiences, you may have felt a pang of envy.

Natalie @ Debt and The Girl writes Charity Begins At Home – For the past year and half, I have been donating every month to a certain charity that helped women who had been victims of sex slavery.

Cat @ Budget Blonde writes It Turns Out Kids Want to Be Millionaires – We chatted all about what people think millionaires look like, how to invest, how to buy a stock, how to resist pretty shiny things you want to buy at the mall, and why people should want to become millionaires.

Justin @ iPlugin writes Apple Was Just Granted a Patent for a Smart Watch – Electronics giant Apple started a new round of rumors when they were granted a patent for a smart watch design.

Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes 2 Simple Systems to Help you Stay on Budget – The very first, most important step in creating a personal financial plan is to have a firm understanding of your income and your expenses.

Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes Paying Off Student Loans? Here’s What You Need to Know – When you consider that nearly 60% of the graduating class of 2011/12 have over $26,000 apiece in student loan debt, you begin to realize the depth of the student loan crisis in the United States.

Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes Adult Children Refuse to Leave the Nest – Not too long ago if an adult was to say to someone that they just met ‘I live with my parents’, it typically would have set them up for quite a bit of ridicule and disdain.

Marissa @ Thirty Six Months writes 5 Pairs of Sunglasses that Changed the World – Sunglasses started to become fashionable in the 1950s and 1960s, when celebrities such as James Dean, Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol used them to enhance their already cool image.

Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes Using Social Media to Improve the Job Search – 1 in 10 young job hunters are now rejected because of their social media use.

Sam @ The New Business Blog writes The Top 2 Tips for New Stock Market Investors – If you just decided to start investing in the stock market, you’ve hopefully done a lot of research and homework in order to make sure that you have at least a little bit of an idea about what you’re doing.

Katie @ IRA Basics writes When and How to Start IRA Withdrawals – Hopefully, when you went to open an IRA, you did so with the intention of using it for long term retirement needs.

Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes What to do if you run out of cash before payday – Many people are finding it difficult to make their money last until they next get paid.

Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes How to find the right solicitor or conveyancer – for YOU – in 4 steps! – As the property market starts to pick up once again, more people will be looking for a conveyancing expert to help them as they either buy or sell their home.

Andrea @ So Over This writes Is the 10% Rule Dead? – Like almost everybody else my age, I grew up hearing ‘put 10% of your paycheck in the bank!’

Hadley @ Epic Finances writes When’s the best time to make your first investment? – Not surprisingly, first-time investors usually have a little bit of anxiety about when the best time is to make their first stock purchase.

Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes Planning for Retirement – There are many different definitions of the American Dream, some say it’s a great job and nice house, others say it’s comfortably raising a family, yet my definition varies a bit from those.

Amy @ Money Mishaps writes This is Why People Hate the Airlines – Most people really love to travel but really hate airlines.

Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes Planning for Retirement? Keep in Mind that it’s Not All About the Money – If you were lucky enough to have been advised to start planning your retirement early, and you did, you’ll know that saving for retirement can take a number of decades.

Matt @ Budget Snob writes Financial Support for Single Parents – If you are a single parent, you already know how difficult it can be to make ends meet with just one income coming into the home.

Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes What are the different ways to make money when investing in stocks? – If you’re new to investing in the stock market then it’s possible that you don’t know just how many different ways there are to invest, and make money, in the market.

Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes Fuel Saving Questions and Answers for Summer Travel – Gas prices have remained relatively stable, which means to say that they’ve remained at their high price but haven’t gone much higher.

Oscar @ Money is the Root writes When Should You Start Investing? – Not surprisingly, first-time investors usually have a little bit of anxiety about when the best time is to make their first stock purchase.

Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes How Online Trading Platforms Work – If you’re taking your very first steps as an online trader then you’ve probably already come across trading platforms, but you may be wondering exactly what they are and how they work.

Gretchen @ Retired by 40 writes Exposing Third-Party Hotel Rates & Reservations – Exposing Third-Party Hotel Rates & Reservations

Gretchen @ Retired by 40 writes Must Do’s Before Listing a Rental – Must Do’s Before Listing a Rental

Jay @ Thinking Wealthy writes Explaining Different Kinds of REITs – Self explantory

Natalie Bacon @ Financegirl writes The 80 20 Rule and What It Means For Your Money – In this post, I explain the 80 20 rule and money. If you haven’t heard of it before, don’t let this one get by you – it’s useful!

Paul Andrew @ The Frugal Graduate writes How to Take Advantage of Cash Back and Discount Websites to Receive Goods for the Lowest Possible Price – By taking advantage of cash back and discount websites, you can receive good for tremendously low prices

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Why Are Americans So Fat? – With only around 40% of the US population of near normal weight, can all the blame for putting on the pounds lie with each of us individually? Many believe there are societal and environmental causes that contribute to our propensity to gain weight and keep it on.

Tennille @ Two Kids And A Budget writes Three Benifits Of Amazon Prime Membership & One Secret Feature – At $99.00 per year ($8.25/month) your Amazon Prime membership benefits are well worth the cost. As a student or parent you can save even more!

Erastus @ Wise Dollar writes How to Remodel on a Budget – It is possible to remodel on a budget. I share some tips that help you save big money on your next remodel job without sacrificing on the quality at all.

Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes You Can’t Cut Your Way to Wealth – Cutting your expenses is always on top of every personal finance bloggers list. Unfortunately, cutting expenses only gets you so far. You miss the rest.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Update on My Goals for 3rd Quarter – My quarterly increments are working out quite well, even though I’m a bit behind on the savings portion of this quarter’s plan.

Ben Luthi @ The Wealth Gospel writes Feeling Helpless: An Update on Our Debt – What do you do when you’re feeling helpless about your financial situation?

Gretchen @ retiredby40 writes August 2014 Blogging Expenses & Income; – Check out my actual stats and income for August, because I believe in transparency!

Gretchen @ retiredby40 writes August 2014 Blogging Expenses & Income; – Check out my actual stats and income for August, because I believe in transparency!

Gretchen @ retiredby40 writes Money Talk: What are Our Insurance Needs & Why – As our budget is slowly freeing up, we’re getting ready to meet with our insurance agent. What insurance do we actually need?

Harry @ PF Pro @ Your PF Pro writes How the PF Pro Books a Hotel Room With Points – How the PF Pro Books a Hotel Room With Points – Hilton, Hyatt, Mission Bay, Paradise Point, SPG, Starwood

Mr. 4HWD @ The Four Hour Work Day writes 7 Ways to Find More Time to Work on Your Side Hustle – Discover 7 ways to find extra time to work on your side business.

Harry @ The Rideshare Guy @ The Rideshare Guy Blog & Podcast writes Uber Still Offering Lyft Drivers $500 & New Drivers Up To $250 Sign-Up Bonus – Uber Still Offering Lyft Drivers $500 & New Drivers Up To $250 Sign-Up Bonus

Anne @ Money Propeller writes My To-Do List that Keeps Getting Postponed – Here are some deep dark secrets of mine, the portion of my to-do list that keeps getting postponed, bared for all to see!

Brad @ How to Save Money writes Use the Library – Your local library can offer a variety of services for free

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