Yakezie Carnival – List of Awesome Finance Articles

by Gily Tenorio on September 16, 2012

in Blog Announcement

This post is all about the Yakezie Carnival where a community of financial bloggers gather all awesome and great articles each week so readers and visitors can read a variety of financial articles. For those of you who don’t know, Yakezie is the largest community of financial bloggers.

This is my first time to host this kind of blogger’s carnival. I joined Yakezie March of this year with the aim to be involved in a community of financial bloggers helping each other. I hope you enjoy this list of personal fiance articles from the Yakezie community.


Lance @ Money Life & More writes I Maxed Out My Roth IRA and You Can Too! – On August 31st I maxed out my Roth IRA for 2012 and it was a great feeling. Normally I’d max it out over the course of an entire year. This year was slightly different.

Giselle Peters @ The Canadian Profiteer writes Extensive Inside Look into Questrade – The Authoritative Review – Here’s an exhaustive in-depth look into the inner workings of Questrade, one of the biggest discount stock trading brokers in North America; from the perspective of an average consumer.

James Petzke @ This Is Common Cents writes Write a Killer Resume – A good resume may just be what gets you a job.

A Blinkin @ Funancials writes This Just In: Stocks Will Rise and The World Won’t End – I bring this up because I see lots of nothing. “Nothing” is what people do when they are too scared to do “something.” A nice mixture of uncertainty and pessimism has kept many people from investing. We’re in (what some refer to as) a liquidity trap.

Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes How to Find an Appropriate Investment Firm – A guide to looking through investment firms in order to find the best firm for your investment needs, covering some factors to consider.

Daisy @ Add Vodka writes How to Deal with a Difficult Coworker – I’ve had my fair share of having to deal with difficult coworkers. This makes me sound like I’m the problem, and to be honest I probably was part of the problem.

TRL @ The Retired Landlord writes Why I am Interested in Real Estate Investing – Find out what I find attractive about real estate and what it offers me. In other words, find out why I love real estate investing.

Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Grow Your Budget’s Spending Power – You may have noticed that I’ve been focusing on budgeting over the last several weeks: My Advice to the Person Budgeting for the First Time, Mustang Budgeting

CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Two Ways to Create Passive Income – Lacking liquid assets to invest money and create a passive income? No need to worry. Find out how you can generate passive income without any money down.

Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes Bills Make Me Peevish and Need to Go Away. – Broke-Ass Mommy is a blog that chronicles the tribulations of being a mother with limited income

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Living cheap and feeling cheap – Living cheap may be a virtue but feeling cheap is a curse. What do you do to live cheap without feeling cheap?

Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Dishwasher vs Hand Washing: Which is Cheaper and Greener? – At first glance handwashing dishes appears to be a greener and cheaper option than using a dishwasher. Best to look twice.

PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes Getting your Business Off the Ground – Every business begins with an idea. But an idea alone does not make a successful venture. You need to develop and hone many aspects before you can really get your business off the ground. From conducting a market analysis to picking the leading business bank accounts, here are the essentials for getting your business up and running.

Shawanda @ You Have More Than You Think writes 3 Quick and Easy Tips to Shrink Car Insurance Costs – Car insurance is an onus that never seems to die. Fortunately, you can reap massive savings by making a few quick adjustments to your auto insurance policy.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Do You Eat Out Too Much? – If you’ve noticed that your disposable income may be sneaking out the back door of your family finances, one of the causes could be between the lunches and

L Bee @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Invest in what you understand. – Just like I am only going to *write* about things I understand. I turn the blog over today to Drewski, my in-house investing and “big time finance” guru (he’s also my boyfriend and puppy-daddy). Drewski has over two years of experience as a stock broker in NYC. I want to learn more from him and The post Invest in what you understand.

BARBARA FRIEDBERG @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes WHO IS RICHER? CAN YOU FIGURE IT OUT? – Instead of feeling embarrassed that she didn’t have a fancy smart phone, she regarded her phone as a sign of her smart money decisions.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes 12 Month of Goals: September – Welcome to the start of another month. September is an interesting month as you start to see cooler weather, but the threat of an Indian Summer is still a possibility.

Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes What Kinds of Mutual Funds Can You Get? – Are you thinking about getting a mutual fund? Read my information about the different types.

SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Simple Ways to Earn More Money – Do you need some extra cash? We give you common and simple ways to increase your income without breaking a sweat.

JP @ My Family Finances writes Don’t Waste Your Money on AAA: Four Options for Free or Low-Cost Roadside Assistance for Your Family – There are plenty of great, low-cost options for roadside assistance that make the yearly payout on AAA a complete waste of your family’s money.

Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes The #1 Reason Why European Waitresses Love Americans – Perhaps you should not tip that European waitress quite as much as you do when you are overseas?

Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes 5 Money-Saving Car Maintenance Tips and Tricks – Find out what you should do to take care of your car. You’d be surprised how much longer your car will last.

Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes Save Money Easily: 4 Things You Can Live Without – Save money easily with these top four tips. Saving money can be a pain but with proper planning it can be really easy!

Jason @ Work Save Live writes Top 10 Reasons Why You Need an Emergency Fund – Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund You’ve heard all the pundits in personal finance extol on the fact that you need to have a emergency fund. I’m not going to preach to you about how much you should have, or where to put it.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes Is Life Insurance An Asset Like Your House, Cash, Or Gold? – Do you consider your life insurance policy to be an asset like your house, cash in your bank account, or the gold bullion bars under your bed? Is life insurance the new asset class?

Corey @ 20s Finances writes Different Approaches to Investing – Learn about the different approaches to investing so you can be better informed as a young investor.

krantcents @ KrantCents writes Volunteering Changed Me! – I finally started volunteering! No, it was not my first time and it won’t be my last. Most of life, we do things for people expecting something in return. When you say good morning or hello to someone, there is an expectation that the other person will return the greeting or acknowledge you.

Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes College Debt – Diversification and What this Means – Find out about the latest trends of college debt and how getting students loans can affect your finances.

Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes Do You Prefer Advice From An Expert Or Someone Who Has Had Experience? – While nobody is perfect, I pride myself on making as few financial mistakes as possible. That’s not to say every investment I’ve made has gone well, but for the most part I don’t waste money and have made pretty good decisions regarding my personal finances. I take advantage of my credit cards by paying them…

SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Should I Let Them Cancel My Credit Card? – Is now the time to cancel my credit card, and potentially mess with my credit score? Here’s how the cancellation could impact my credit.

Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Time to Think About the Christmas Budget – Christmas!! In September?! Are you nuts-o? No I haven’t lost my mind and believe me, it feels less like Christmas here in Phoenix than it does probably

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes How to Fall Asleep and Sleep Well – There are a lot of things that can be helpful when trying to fall asleep or ensuring that you have a good night sleep.They are as follows:

PPlan @ Provident Plan writes Building an Emergency Fund – Find out how you can build your emergency fund and what to do with it.

Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes Extreme Couponing: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Daily Deals – This is one of the unique episodes where you will be getting tips for the daily deals. You will be having these fours exciting tips which are easy to be applied. These will make your usage more interesting and valuable from every aspect.

Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes Living at Home-The Parent’s Perspective – I thought it would be interesting to have my mom write a guest post about what it’s like having your kids move back home!

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Self-Employment – Is it all it’s Cracked Up to Be? – For as long as I can remember, I recall hearing the notorious “work from home” scams. They seem more popular today, but maybe it is just because I am spending more time on the internet.

IMB @ Investing Money writes How Much Money to Invest? – Want to know how much you should invest? Find out how to calculate the amount to invest.

MR @ Money Reasons writes Fincon12 – A Unique Perspective – Part 1 – This is my take on the fincon12 conference from a city exploration standpoint! The cost of the conference was worth it just to visit the great city of Denver! More to come soon and other experiences.

YFS @ Your Finances Simplified writes How to Resolve Money-Related Disputes in a Relationship –   Did you know that the average couple spends 250 and 700 hours planning their wedding? This number is INSANE.

Ryan @ Early Retirement Investments writes The Basics of Investing – Read the basics of investing! This is a great introduction to investing (although I might be biased!)

Steven @ Grocery Alerts writes Best products to buy in September 2012 – September marks the end of summer, as well as the countdown to Halloween, Back to School, and the holiday season. Everything from jeans, iPhones to Sunglasses to bicycles.

Eddie @ Finance Fox writes Who Wears the Financial Pants In Your Relationship? – No personal wedding or relationship story to share about who wears the financial pants in my relationship, however I’m curious to know about your relationship, and who wears the financial pants.

MMD @ My Money Design writes Goal Setting When You Realize That All You Have Is Now – What are we doing with ourselves in between? Are we really goal setting and making the most of our time, or are we squandering it?

Jon Rhodes @ Affiliate Marketing Tips writes What Can Muhammed Ali Teach You About Blogging? – This post looks at the life and career of Muhammed Ali and looks at what lessons bloggers can learn from him.

Stephanie @ The Empowered Dollar writes Confessions of a Recovering Cheapskate – Hi, my name is Stephanie. And I’m a recovering cheapskate. This post is about how my love of thrift stores and buying cheaply created an unhealthy relationship between me and money.

John @ Married (with Debt) writes Auditing Your Emergency Food Stash – Let’s talk about your emergency food stash. You do have an emergency food supply for your home, right? I’m not talking about hoarding buckets of grain in your basement in anticipation of the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse.

Lena Gott @ WhatMommyDoes writes Cheap Meal Ideas for College Students – Know a college student looking for easy, inexpensive meals to make at school? Here are five cheap meal ideas send their way!

Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Why We’re Taking Our House Off The Market – After dropping our asking price to the basement, we’ve given up on selling our house – at least for now – and have decided to take it off the market.

Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Not Enjoying A Family Vacation By Focusing Too Hard On Money – I had to work on my spouse so that he would enjoy the family vacations we go on and not focus too hard on money! Perhaps you should do that same…

Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes How I Spent $300 on Wicked Parents, a Sick Child and a Slurpie – Read my interesting tale of how I spent $200 dollars in the most unusual ways!

Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes Top 20 Dividend Stocks – September 2012 – It has been a while since I went over my last dividend stock screening. When I started using my screening, I wasn’t sure how different the results would be over time but it’s clear that we have regular movement. I am by no mean trying to do market timing but knowing that you are buying a stock at a good valuation with good yield is good for a portfolio.

Luke @ Learn Bonds writes Everyone is Wrong: QE Does not Lower Interest Rates – The belief of QE lowering interest rates is wrong. With the impending announcement of the Fed this week, investors should look for higher interest rates.

ETZ25 @ Entertainment Timez writes Dividend Money Stream for Entertainment – Sept 11th – This is the reasons that we are creating a dividend money stream for entertainment and fun! Read about the advantages and flexibility of such a dividend money stream!

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Financial Changes to Make This Fall – Planning for the expenses that hit us in the fall season will make everything go more smoothly. When we are prepared, we tend to not unnecessarily overspend.

Rich @ Growing Money Smart writes Working on Financial Offense – This is my declaration on the need to improve my financial offense! Read it to see if your financial offense is strong enough too!

Edward Antrobus @ Edward Antrobus writes 3 Simple Home Repairs to Save You Money – Procrastinating on home repairs can cost your hundreds of dollars. Here are three simple home repairs that you can perform yourself to save you money.

TB @ Blue Collar Workman writes Get an Oil Change Without Getting Ripped Off – Everyone needs to have the oil in their car changed, but if you’re not DIYing and you have to take it to a shop — are you getting ripped off?

Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes Investing in Growth Funds – A well diversified portfolio will consist of many different types of assets including growth funds. Here is a basic guide to what growth funds really are.

PK @ Don’t Quit Your Day Job… writes I Am Completely Worthless – My co-writer is completely worthless – so what’s he so worked up about?

Marie at Family Money Values @ Family Money Values writes Investment Board Game – The Asset Allocation Game – Want to learn the ropes and lingo used in the stock market? Portfolio – the Asset Allocation Game is a game that will help.This Weskel game was developed over a 5 year period from 1998 to 2003 by it’s inventor, a Dad and teacher, who wanted to learn more about the market and it’s lingo in a fun way.

Sicorra @ Tackling Our Debt writes 9 Ways to Deal with Financial Stress – Do you feel good about the current state of your personal finances or are you one of the many people that are quite concerned about their financial situation?

Evan @ My Journey to Millions writes August Recap and September Goals – How did your $1000 Challenge go? Mine went phenomenally, but more on that after I address my other August goals. Here is how the month went

Shilpan @ Street Smart Finance writes Building Wealth With Smart Financial Decisions – The street smart philosophy about building wealth is simple at its core — building wealth with smart financial decisions! Most people don’t build wealth not because they are not smart; they don’t build wealth — for most part — because they are gullible and easily buy into the notion that wealth is either inherited or strikes the doors of lucky few.

Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Guilt Induced Frugality – If someone is frugal though, do they constantly maintain that mindset? Some people might be disciplined enough to keep it up, but I think most people still occasionally splurge.

Paul Vachon @ The Frugal Toad writes A Guide to Calculating Home Content Value – Whether you’ve just moved into a new home, are thinking abut moving or have been in your current abode for a while, it is very important that you insure its contents.

harry campbell @ Your Personal Finance Pro writes Why Rebalance Your Retirement Accounts – A crucial part to a successful investment portfolio requires that you occasionally rebalance your portfolio. Due to the volatility of the market, the asset allocation you select might change from time to time. If you select 80% stocks and 20% bonds as your AA, swings in the market can cause these numbers to veer off in different directions. Re-balancing your portfolio allows you to maintain your risk tolerance by selling or buying certain asset classes.

Jason @ Live Real, Now writes Mortgage Race – Crystal and I decided to race to pay off our mortgages. Her balance is just under $25,000. My balance is $26,266.40. We both technically have the cash to pay off the balances right now, but we are both dealing with secondary housing issues.

Beating Broke @ Beating Broke writes What’s Your Personal Finance Dedication Level? – What is your PF dedication level? Do an inventory of the goals that you have set and decide now how much dedication you want to have towards those goals. I’ll let you in on a little secret. If you set a goal, you want it to be a 100% dedication item. Maybe you don’t realize that, but (consciously, or sub-consciously) you created that goal with the intention of giving it 100% dedication. And if you aren’t giving it the dedication that you intended for it, you’re letting yourself down

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes How to Know When to Turn Down Opportunities – Recently I was offered two really good job *prospects (as background knowledge, both are temporary jobs); one in which I was already a part of and offered comfort but less reliability, the other was a sure-thing for at least 6 weeks but a little less convenient in terms of location and it meant having to learn a new routine. (Oh, pay is exactly the same for each job so I can’t use this as a deciding factor. *Vagueness is purposefully used here to keep my anonymity). Guess which one I picked?

SB @ One Cent at a Time writes How to buy gold for investment – When you invest in gold, what are your options buying gold? Article lists various safe and reliable ways of buying gold for investment so that you are not scammed.

SB @ Finance Product Reviews writes mVelops budgeting software review – Mvelops is a great and free software for managing your personal finance, this review covers both good and bad points about Mvelops. Read more to find out if Mvelops app/software is for you

Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes Medical Loss Ratio – What is it and Why Might I Get a Refund Check? – Health insurance consumers may have seen Medical Loss Ratio letters in the mail or perhaps even received a rebate check. But what is this medical loss ratio? Read on to find out.

Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents writes Investing in Your 20s: Never to Early to Save for Retirement – Let your money work for you by giving it the maximum amount of time to be invested. Don’t end up eating Ramen Noodles and waiting for your next Social Security check. That’s no way to live your golden years.

Philip @ PT Money Personal Finance writes Credit Card Application Declined? Ask for a Reconsideration and More – Not only does it not hurt to ask for these certain things from credit card companies, many times they’ll do what you ask, including these 5 requests.

Robert @ My Multiple Incomes writes Don’t Pay for Advertising: Host a Giveaway Instead – I’ve found that hosting a giveaway is better money spent on achieving promotional goals than spending money on advertising like Adwords. Let me highlight my experiences over at The College Investor. Over the last several months, I’ve hosted 2 giveaways which were very successful. At the same time, I’ve been testing out Google AdWords for my free eBook.

Michael @ Financial Ramblings writes How Much Do Substitute Teachers Make? – Ever wonder how much a substitute teacher makes for a day of work? My wife has been substitute teaching off and on for the past year and let me just say this: she’s not really doing it for the money.

J.P. @ Novel Investor writes Breaking Down REIT Tax Rules – Dividends are the big reason investors turn to real estate investment trusts or REITs. What many people don’t know is that those dividends are not taxed like normal dividend stocks.

Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes Future Directions for EPF – I’m going to start providing more grad student-specific content on EPF and I need your input as to what you want to read about!

Deacon @ Well Kept Wallet writes How to use the Cash Envelope System – The cash envelope system is a great way to get a hold of your finances. It gives you control over your money and allows you to tell your money where to go. Many people have paid off thousands of dollars in debt using this system. This is how it works.

Robert @ The College Investor writes What Is Your Five Year Plan? – Throughout my twenties, I lived without a plan. I had a fun decade, where I tried out all kinds of jobs, a few different relationships, and lived on both coasts. But, turning 30 made me realize that I needed to get serious about my finances, and basically get my ducks in a row.

Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey @ My Personal Finance Journey writes Review of Gmail and Other Email Account Scheduling and Streamlining Tools – There are quite a few different applications that provide added email functionality (complete with Send it Later/Email Scheduling capability) to Gmail and other email providers. Listed in this post is a summary of findings of the different options available for people looking for email scheduling capabilities.

Everything Finance @ Everything Finance Blog writes Best SUV for the Price: Review of the 2013 Kia Sorento – If you are in the market for a new SUV this year, I cannot recommend the Kia Sorento enough. Not only does it cost less than several of the competing SUVs, but it also helps you save money in the long run with its cool features.

Mr. Money @ Smart on Money writes What Sort of Liability Insurance Do You Have on Your Rental Car? – When I travel, I try to avoid actually renting a car. I either road trip it, or I try to stay somewhere near public transportation. However, there have been times when renting a car has been the best option. When you do rent a car, though, you need to be careful of the liability coverage involved.

Derrick @ Rebuild Bad Credit writes Play the Credit Game And Win – Learn how the magical “credit score” game works and how to help yours

Roshawn Watson @ Watson Inc writes Stolen Life – If anyone has been slighted recently, it is Generation Y. For many, the lifestyles that were promised when they began their journeys have been “stolen.” Here are some reasons to cut Generation Y some slack.


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Polly November 23, 2012 at 12:37

Thank you for sharing this list. Now I don’t have to waste my time looking for blog sites about financial matters as this list will definitely take all of my time reading.
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Little House September 18, 2012 at 13:31

Thanks for including my link!


Gil September 26, 2012 at 14:05

@Little House,

Thanks for the visit to my blog.


Modest Money September 16, 2012 at 20:10

Thank you for including my post Gil. Much appreciated. Nice job hosting your first carnival.
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Gil September 29, 2012 at 05:44

Hi, Thanks for the visit.


Lena @ WhatMommyDoes September 16, 2012 at 17:44

Thanks for putting this together, Gil! The lists are growing each week, so I know you put a lot of time into this! I really appreciate it.


Gil September 26, 2012 at 14:05


You’re welcome.


Shilpan September 16, 2012 at 15:49

Thank you for hosting this carnival, Gil! And including my post as well.


Gil September 29, 2012 at 05:54

Hi Shilpan,

Thanks for the visit.


Sean @ One Smart Dollar September 16, 2012 at 14:41

Thanks a lot for including me this week
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Gil September 26, 2012 at 14:06


You’re welcome.


krantcents September 16, 2012 at 14:27

Thanks for inclusion and hosting, I really appreciate it.


Gil September 29, 2012 at 05:55


You’re welcome. Thanks for the visit.


SB @ One Cent at a Time September 16, 2012 at 13:55

Thanks for hosting and including us.
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Gil September 26, 2012 at 14:07


You’re welcome. I wish I can host more carnivals in the future. This is great.


Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves September 16, 2012 at 12:21

Thanks for hosting this and posting the “List of Awesome Finance Articles” – Couldn’t be happier to be included!

Thanks Gil!
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Gil September 26, 2012 at 14:08


It’s my pleasure. Hope to see you around.


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