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Yakezie Thursday 7/8/10

YakezieWelcome to another wonderful Thursday. I just want to give a shout out to Aetna for great vision insurance. They gave me a $2oo allowance so I didn’t have to pay much for my new pair of glasses. Awesome.

Anyways, I’m currently at 267,919 as my Alexa ranking and this is the first time I have gone negative in rank so I hope I’m not leveling off. Hopefully that was just because of the slow holiday weekend and I can continue to move up.

Thank you for enjoying what I write and I hope some of my writing makes you think a little. If you haven’t yet, be sure to stay up to date with Financially Poor in the following ways:

Now on to the Yakezie:

@NotMadeOfMoney Get Your Kids On Board With Coupon Clipping

I’m a big fan of coupons so this post brought it to a new level with having your kids help out. That can be great quality time and make couponing a little easier.

@JonDeGroff My Problem with Dave Ramsey

I agree that Dave Ramsey is great for the just getting started. Once you get going you should grow out of him and find your own way, and by own way I mean what this post talks about. Everyone is different.

@MoneyCrush Remember That There Are Usually Other Choices

I focused on the story about the cherries. Don’t do that but that idea blew my mind. I never know you could do that. Anyways, read to the end to get the great point and take away a great tip as well. Confused? Read the post and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Be sure to check out @MJTM  for the Carnival of Personal Finance 264th Edition


@NewCarCoach Win $200 Worth of Car Buyer Coaching Sessions

@CentsibleLife Sarah McLachlan’s Laws of Illusion review and giveaway

@Money_Reasons Enjoy Your Life (Book Review & Giveaway)

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Yakezie Thursday

Yakezie Thursday 7/1/10

YakezieThank you so much everyone. I reached my goal of 300,000. At last glance I was at 299,560. It was a great run and I thank all of you for helping.

Of course I’m still looking forward to going up in the ranks so please keep visiting:) . I hope you’ve been enjoying my posts because I’ve been enjoying your comments.

If you haven’t signed up for my weekly updates do that here. I’ll be doing giveaways for those that sign up for the weekly updates.

Also be sure to Like Financially Poor on Facebook if you haven’t yet.

Once again thank you for reading and I plan a lot of new things in the soon to be future so stay tuned. Here are the Yakezie:

@Bucksome A Restaurant with Only Suggested Prices

I think these restaurants are great for society and there should be more of them. I also know there probably won’t be more of them because a lot of people will take advantage of them and that’s sad.

@CanadianFinance Capitalizing on Limitations

This is a great post about how limitations actually make us more efficient. This really changed my thinking. Go check it out.

@PFbythebook How to Get Personal Finance Taught in a Public High School

I think this is great. Joe shows us how he was able to have personal finance added to the curriculum at a local high school. Every high school should have PF classes in them.

@Monevator No more mcjobs or, why I don’t work 9-5 any more

I’m not even going to explain this one. Just read it and you’ll like it.

Here are a couple of posts that have some tips that are relevant for this 4th of July weekend.

@NewCarCoach Save on gas – 11 extreme tips

@Flexo Driving With Just Your Big Toe

@Arohan Soothing Your Sunburn – Home Remedies

And a big thanks to @MaximizingMoney for making a huge list of Twitter accounts of personal finance blogs. Be sure you check it out and of course follow me as well @FinanciallyPoor

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Yakezie Thursday

Yakezie Thursday 6/24/10

YakezieThank you everyone for reading and welcome to another edition of Yakezie Thursday. I’m getting really close to my July 4th goal of 300,000. I’m currently at 356,428, so just a little more to go. If you haven’t yet, go download the Alexa Toolbar and keep visiting my blog:) Also, be sure to get Weekly Updates sent to you and you will also get the opportunity to be in exclusive giveaways. Now check out the Yakezie:

@ Narrow Bridge How IPOs Work: Tesla Motors Case Study

I really want to get into buying IPO’s. This is a great post on them. If you had bought Google’s IPO you would be very, very, very rich. But of course there are IPO’s that suck.

@Bucksome eBay Sales Woes

I’ve never sold electronics, just books, so thankfully I’ve never had this problem. Just goes to show you that everyone isn’t easy to work with.

@GrlRedBalloon Delayed gratification

I’m really liking Red’s blog. This is another great post about delaying gratification on some of the bigger purchases in life. I’m not a fan of debt also but some mountains are really hard to climb, like buying a house. That would be a really big goal to accomplish and it would be nice if I had the chutzpah to do that. Best of luck to her.

@ExtremeJacob Are budgets required or just a good idea?

I’m really starting to think over this question. Jacob does a good job of making a case for not using one.

@MoneyFunk How to Control Emotional Spending

I’m a big believer that emotions can always be controlled…ALWAYS. Christine does a great job of teaching you to control your emotions.

@DeliverAwayDebt Penalties for Failure to Pay Federal Taxes

The Feds can really get you if you mess up. Be sure to prepare yourself with what to expect.

@PFJourney Carnival of Personal Finance #262: 80s TV Edition

My girlfriend is a big Golden Girls fan so this weeks carnival made me think of her. Go check it out…P.S. I’m in it :)

Be sure to check out all of the other Yakezie

Yakezie Thursday

Yakezie Thursday 6/17/10

YakezieI just broke the 400,000 mark, yayyyy. But anyways, I’m a long way from my new goal of 300,000. Thanks you for helping me out. I really do appreciate you reading my blog. If you haven’t yet be sure to download the Alexa toolbar and help me get up in rank…please:) and leave a review if you like my site.

Be sure to Like my Facebook page. You can sign up for weekly updates and exclusive email contests I’m going to be having on the right hand side ——> or here.

There’s a lot of great Yakezie posts this week so check them out:

@GrlRedBalloon In the Red: Forget retirement, grandpa

This is a very sad story about Red’s grandparents and debt. I just said “wow” after reading it. That’s all I really have to say. Go read it and you’ll see what I mean.

@ Car Negotiation Coach Assigned Reading-The Secrets of Power Negotiating

In about a year I plan on getting another vehicle. This post goes a little bit into the book “The Secrets of Power Negotiating”. I’m going to add it to my reading list and hopefully it will help me out in my negotiating skills.

@DividendMonk Investing Thesis

This is a great post that I plan to follow when I get into investing. It has great ideas about what to ask yourself before you decide to invest in a company.

@FinancialSamura Being Overly Content Can Be Detrimental To Your Career

Sam wrote a great post about loyalty and being content with your employer. People are a creature of habit, so staying in your job for to long could make it harder for you to leave for a better opportunity. That’s not really a good thing. Especially, as Sam points out, when your employer could let you go on a whim, no matter how long you’ve been there.

@CanadianFinance How Small Savings Can Make A Big Difference

Tom does a great job of showing, through his real life situation, how you can save on monthly expenses and how it can add up.

@prairieecothrif I’m A Loser! Are You?

Miss T. goes over why the people in “The Biggest Loser” are successful. These different things can be used in all sorts of life situations.

@MoneyCrush The One Skill Anyone Can Learn to Make (and Save) More Money

I’m not going to tell you the skill because I want you to click over and read it. I can say that the post delivers on what the title promises.

@danielpacker Saving Money on Car Insurance is Easy!

I’ve been with the same car insurance for several years. I should really start to look around and see if anywhere else is cheaper. I’ll be using these tips to help me get a lower rate.

@flexo Pet Ownership: A Financial and Emotional Responsibility

I’m a fan of owning pets, but I do agree that if it comes down to just being able to support myself or my pet, I will always choose me. Flexo gives a great argument as to why you shouldn’t keep a pet if all you can afford is love.

Yakezie Thursday

Yakezie Thursday 6/10/10


Thank you everyone for helping me up the Alexa rankings. I’m now at 487,722 and moving fast. I’m very close to my goal of 450,000 by July 4th. Thanks so much for all of your help, I really appreciate it. Keep it up :)

Now, on to the other Yakezie.

@PFbythebook – How Learning to Say “No” Will Help Your Life and Your Finances

This is a great post about how being a person that can’t say no is based on something deep down inside you like fear.

@RainyDaySaver – Carnival of Personal Finance #260: Forces of Nature Edition and Manicures and Pedicures At Home

Rainy Day Saver is the host of this weeks carnival. Go check it out to see many great posts from around the PF world, including mine :) . The second post is about how to give yourself a mani or a pedi (I picked that up from TV) to save money. I’ll be sure to pass this on to my girlfriend or maybe even do some of this for my girlfriend as a treat.

@CentsibleLife – Kids and Sharing: Tips and wise words from a 4 year old

 I love the video of Kelly’s son Aiden…very precious. Also in the post are great tips to help you teach your kids to share.

@PFFirewall – 60 Ways To Feel Luxurious Without The Price Tag

This is a great list of different thing you can do on the cheap that make you feel god. I love them and plan on doing many of them.

@MoreStyleTCash – 7 Great (Semi) Inexpensive Things That Every Stylish Woman Should Own

Because I am from the male demographic I try and help out my female readers by pointing to some great posts around the PF world specifically for you and this is one of them. The title says it all. Check it out.

@deliverawaydebt – The Mega Money Tip List – 600 Money Saving Tips

Jeff did a wonderful job making a big list of tips from all of the members of the Yakezie challenge. Be sure to check it out and gain a lot of knowledge.

@MoneyCrush – Why a Thousand Dollar Emergency Fund?

This article gives you a perspective on why an emergency fund is necessary and why even $1000 can help.