Friday, September 3, 2010

Yakezie Challenge Blog Carnival

A few months back I joined the Yakezie Challenge, a group who were committing to improving their alexa ranking. I’ve come across some great blogs and met some awesome bloggers.

This month I asked for everyone’s best/most popular August post and here’s what we got in alphabetical order. These are really good finance sites, so remember to check out more than just the page we’ve linked to.

Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance shows us how to Reduce Stress; Get Rid of Dysfunctional Money Behaviors; Money and Relationships; Make it Work. Learn how to make differing money styles work in your relationship.
Bucksome Boomer wrote about how back to school sales aren’t just for kids. You can snare yourself a bargain for a variety of reasons.
Budgeting the Fun Stuff wrote a great post about the 7 reasons we decided to use the emergency fund to pay off debt and they definitely made the right decision in my opinion.
Canadian Finance Blog gives us marginal tax rate explained. Your marginal tax rate is the tax you pay on your last dollar of income. Since Canada operates on tax brackets, you will pay more tax when you earn more.
Car Insurance Comparison has written a humorous article about the Government and a car insurance reform.
Darwins Money - The Economics of Blogging. So you've been lurking on the sideline wondering what it takes to make money blogging? Well, here's a realistic account of what's involved and how the economics of blogging actually look from an insider.
Digging Out From Our Mess wrote a great post about the past month and how quickly it all spirals out of control.
Eliminate the Muda has given us some great tips on cheap travel. Great post to keep in your favourites anytime you are looking at travelling.
Eventual Millionaire writes about how you are not the numbers and accepting your choices and moving on. Make sure you check out her link about eliminating her debt.
Faithful with a Few wrote his thoughts about marriage on our anniversary. Whilst this particular entry is not a finance one I thought it was excellent.
Financially Poor discusses 5 money saving tips for the 21st century. Great easy to follow advice.
Free From Broke gives us 5 steps to pay off debt.
Frugal Confessions talks about jar budgeting. (It is a September post, but I really liked it.)
Frugal Zeitgeist how to simplify your life, every aspect of your life – home, work, relationships etc... Something we could all do with.
Invest It Wisely discusses how mutual funds rip you off with extra fees and charges. The numbers will shock you!
Len Penzo shows us 18 things you supposedly should never pay for and the reality of those statements.
Money Funk gives great advice on getting a free home energy audit and how to save on electrical bills.
Money Help for Christians gives us the best way to change foreign currency.
Money Reasons wrote about the reasons I like money over gift cards and I agree. Money is better.
Monevator discusses the differences between Japan’s lost decade and why the US won’t follow suit. Very interesting reading!
Narrow Bridge wrote changing up checking and lays out how he is simplifying his finances and why.
PF Firewall gives us some great ideas on low cost business ideas/ ways to make money. It’s great advice especially in these times.
Smart On Money gives us 9 tips to sell your house fast in a tough real estate market. It is excellent advice for all those trying to sell their homes.
Rainy Day Saver gives you some awesome tips on avoiding car dealership tricks and scams. It’s the sort of thing everyone should read.
Retirement Investing Today talks about how the Australian share market is climbing.
The Saved Quarter shows us 10 top tips to save on text books.
Wealth Pilgrim gives us 5 powerful techniques to boost your credit score quick, something I am sure many will find useful.

Make sure if you like something you retweet it, leave a comment, email it on or add it to facebook, anywhere to spread the word!

And don’t forget the money making challenge I have set where you could win $100AUD cash.


  1. Thanks so much for including BFS! I'm also glad you agreed with our decision. :-)

  2. Nice job, looks great! Thanks for the include!!!

    I'm off to read some of the great posts!

  3. Nice job on the carnival... and thanks for the inclusion! :)

  4. Thank you for including my post on my marriage and anniversary!

  5. Thanks for including Retirement Investing Today. Some great posts in that list.

  6. Hi! First off, beautiful site, looking forward to reading more! Secondly, thank you for including my article :)

  7. Fantastic roundup :) Thanks for including my link. It's great to be in the company of such awesome bloggers.

  8. Greetings from a fellow Yakezie member! I'll be keeping an eye on your blog from now on!

  9. Thanks for hosting the carnival (and including my article). Does the school year start about the same time as the U.S.?

  10. Thanks everyone. Glad you liked it.

    Bucksome, we start the school year in late Jan/early Feb, but many of the readers here are pretty savvy so prepare in advance and articles like yours are always good! Thanks.

  11. Thanks for hosting the carnival and including my article! Also, thank you for the kind words!

  12. Thanks on behalf of all aspiring millionaires one day we will be on the millionaires list.


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