Friday Night Likes

Friday Night Likes 6/11/10

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Now on to the likes.

@ Little House in the Valley Who are the Real “Joneses?”

This post goes over the book The Millionaire Next Door a little bit and gives the history of where “The Joneses” came from.

@KevinDuffey Generation Lazy

I agree with the position in this post for the most part, in that we feel more entitled than other generations. However, not everyone goes through the situation described in the post. I never had everything handed to me (although I would have liked it to have been) and I never finished college. I’m definitely not in a great situation but I plan to work hard and change where I am in life. And the point he was getting at, is that you have to work hard and can’t have everything handed to you.

@ The Amateur Financier Can Money Really Not Buy Happiness?

This post answers that question really well. I agree that money can buy things that make us happy and it can also relieve a lot of stress, which can also make us happy.

@MoneyHighway Are you ready to buy a home?

There are some great questions on this post that you should ask yourself before purchasing a home. I can tell I’m not ready for a house yet. Hopefully in a few more years I’ll be in more of a position to purchase one.

@JonButterworth Idea Factory – Strategy For Thinking Creatively

I tend to stay up late in bed thinking about new ideas to blog about and it’s not really the best time to do that. In this post Jon goes over his plan to make a time to be creative. I’m going to slightly modify it from making business ideas to making post ideas, but I think it’s going to help me focus my creative thinking.

@Zen_Habits The Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Starting A Small Online Business

I’m a fan of entrepreneurism. I think everyone should own their own business. This post is from a minimalist site so you can be sure it’s going to get to the bare essentials of creating a business. It is short and to the point, just the way I like it

To get you ready for the weekend, check out this funny video:

Yakezie Thursday

Yakezie Thursday 6/10/10

Yakezie

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.

Friday Night Likes

Friday Night Likes 6/4/10

Stadium LightsIt’s weeks end and I just want to thank all of you for reading my blog. If there’s any questions you want to ask always feel free to Contact Me or ask a question in a post. I’m always willing and able to answer.

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Everybody please wish me luck because I live in Florida and may be drowning in oil soon. Now on to the Likes of the week.

@RainyDaySaver Marriage and Managing Finances

This post show 3 different ways to manage your finances with that special someone. I follow the first way and I’m pretty happy with it.

@BudgetsAreSexy Do You Ever Just Miss Shopping?

Great question, I don’t miss it. I’ve never really been one to shop. I like to do other things in my free time that cost me less money and don’t tempt me to do spend more.

@ Dough Roller The Lost Art of Garage Sales

I’ve never actually been to a Garage Sale but I should probably start. These are some great tips on how to make the most out of going to garage sales and even doing your own.

@MoneyHighway 7 Tips for Fighting Fairly About Money

Finances are a big reason people split up. These are some great ways to make sure it doesn’t happen to you.

@GRSBlog The 50-Percent Solution

I recently started to use half the laundry detergent I used to. I love the idea about automating using 50%.

@ChristianPF My Checklist To Financial Freedom and iPad Giveaway!

This is a great checklist. You might want to think about adding some to yours. I’m for sure going to be adding the FLOP to mine. Go check out the second post if you want a chance to win a free iPad (who doesn’t want something free?). Go do it.

@WiseBread Kick that Cell Phone Contract: Save with a Prepaid Plan

I don’t really talk much on the phone but what’s keeping from switching is that I’m out in the middle of nowhere so I don’t think Ill have any signal at all. But it’s a nice thought that I might do in the future.

Yakezie Thursday

Yakezie Thursday 6/3/10

YakezieThank you to everyone that has helped me increase my Alexa ranking. I’m currently at 634,289. That is so great, just 2 weeks ago I was at 1,059,759. I’m closing in on my goal of 450,000 by July 4th. Please help me to reach that goal by getting the Alexa Toolbar for free and visiting my blog as much as you can. It’s so close I can taste it…mmmmm donuts. Anyways it’s Thursday so on to the Yakezie.

@LeanLifeCoach – Dave Ramsey Was Wrong!

I love this post because of the lesson learned. “We don’t believe we are capable of repairing an appliance, starting a business or completing a challenging task so we never try. Instead we pay someone else to do things we can do for ourselves.” This is so true. You are capable of more that you think. The best thing you can do is try, the worst thing you can do is not.

@MoneyBeagle – Another Twitter Success Story

This is a great story about how using new technology can get your problems with companies solved.

@FinancialSamura – Is Becoming A Millionaire The Rule Rather Than The Exception? 

I think there are a lot of people out there that that make enough money but don’t know how to use it so they don’t become millionaires. This post goes into why there are probably more millionaires than people think. It also cites a great post at The Amateur Financier so give that a read as well.

@Little House in the Valley – Tuesday Tips, Week 12

This is a great tip about using cloth instead of paper towels. I’m thinking about switching, how about you?

@ConsumerBoomer – 20 Ways To Save Money On Your Vacation

This post has some great ideas for saving on vacation like bringing a water bottle for the plan by filling it up after you pass security.

@MyFinObjectives – My Cashless Society

This post made me realize that I too live a cashless life. Do you?

@Bucksome – Art on a Budget

I like this post because I feel like I need to hang some art in my place and these are great ideas to get it on the cheap