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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Be sure to check out my post in this weeks Carnival of Personal Finance.

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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

Friday Night Likes

Friday Night Likes 5/28/10

Stadium LightsWelcome to another Friday. I just want to share some great news with all of you. My girlfriend got a new job. This means there will be more money to save up :) So I’m happy.

In other news, be sure to sign up for the opportunity to be a part of my exclusive email contests on the right sidebar. I’ll be starting them soon so sign up today.

Be sure to check out my article in The Carnival of Personal Finance this week.

Again I’d like to say thanks to all of you that visit my blog. I’m very thankful to you. If you haven’t yet, be sure to sign up to get updates sent to you for free. Click here for RSS Feed, or click here to get updates by email, and be sure to check me out on Facebook here.  Also I’m available on twitter @FinanciallyPoor if you’d like to say hi or want to see other great article that I recommend. Now on to the likes.

@AFMBlog This is Awesome…

The title says it all. This is a video about the European debt crisis. I think it’s pretty entertaining. Give it a watch.

@FCN Financial Reform: What’s in It for Me?

This post goes over what the Financial Reform bill will do for you. It’s a great read and I was surprised at some of the things included in the bill. I’m just really excited for it.

@MoneyCrashers Would You Prefer Alternative Taxes To Paying Income Taxes?

Taxes run our nation. This article goes over a couple of different alternatives to paying income taxes that our nation could do.

@Consumerist Satirical BP Twitter Account Has More Followers Than Real One

This is just funny. It’s a fake twitter account that spits out hilarious tweets about BP. Give it a follow and your day will be a lot better.

@1 Million Dollar Challenge How to reach your full potential

This post has a great story about someone who was told all of their life they wouldn’t amount to much. Then someone came to their life and helped them realize their potential. I agree that if you’re told all your life you won’t do much then it’s more likely that it will become true.  I love the great strategies at the end.

@EnemyOfDebt Extreme Circumstances Call For Extreme Measures

I saved the best for last. This is a great post about what it takes to get out of debt. It’s not an easy journey so don’t get down on people who are choosing to save over going out all the time.