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Yakezie Personal Finance Carnival

If you enjoy reading and engaging with bloggers in the area of Personal Finance.  This week I am the  hosting the Yakezie BlogCarnival Yakezie Carnival,  make sure you check out Yakezie.com to if you want to read more great Personal Finance blogs.

CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Why You Shouldn't Depend on Social Security Anymore - If you're one of those people that intend on relying on social security for their retirement, you shouldn't. Here's why you need to save in other ways.

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Wealth Is a Choice. - The following is a guest post by my blogging buddy, Marie Phillips. Marie blogs at Family Money Values and writes for multiple other personal finance sites.

JP @ My Family Finances writes 5 Most Stable Careers for Women in 2014 - From the office to the lab and beyond, 2014 is full of exciting career opportunities for women.

Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes New To Trading? Why You Can't Afford to be Scared of Software - From the outside looking in, the world of trading seems as though it is a simple place. To the untrained eye, it looks as though traders are simply pushing buttons on screens and moving money around.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Six Things You Should Do When Selling Your Home - The top six things you should do before selling your home to make the sale as financially

Lauren @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes The High Costs of A Commute - I commute to work everyday. The traffic corridor that I commute on is considered one of the most challenging in the U.S. In addition to that the highway is currently being expanded in a multi-year transit project.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Betterment Review - Have you heard of Betterment? It's a revolutionary investing service that makes investing affordable to investors and helps investors to reach their goals.

SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Simple Ways to Ease Your Budgeting Burdens - From direct deposit to meal planning, the tools you can use to ease your budgeting burdens.

Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Reducing Usage: Tips on Lowering Your Bills Around the Home - Got some hefty payments on bills? Read here for some tips on reducing usage around your home so you can spend less.

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes There's Probably Cash Hidden in Your Walls. Here's How to Find it... - You might think a treasure hunt means diving in the ocean to find sunken ships or exploring ancient ruins in faraway countries looking for hidden chambers full of gold and jewels.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Top 10 Jobs For 2014 - I have a daughter of my own who is finishing up her junior year of high school and we will be looking at colleges and career paths as many other families will

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes The Do's and Dont's of Car Shopping - What you should and shouldn't do when looking for a car.

IMB @ Investing Money writes 2014 First Quarter-A Mood Shift - The year 2013 ended on a high note with the S & P up a whopping 29.6% for the year. Now it's time to take a look at 2014, thus far, for investors.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes Why A Point of Sale System Streamlines Retail Businesses - Finding a robust point of sale system can solve many evolving business problems. It is a valuable resource for small businesses to grow their revenue and profits.

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Are You Not Receiving Opportunities, or Are You Just Ignoring Them? - Jason at Live Real, Now wrote about some family members that are unemployed and aren't looking to change since "it's in God's hands".

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Happy Easter from The Money Principle - Happy Easter. May your lives be abundant and full of goodness.

Mario @ Adventures in Frugal writes There is a BIG difference between frugal and cheap - People conflate frugality with being cheap, but there are big linguistic and philosophical differences between the two

Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes Retirement Fund Sustainability | Will My Retirement Monies Run Out On Me? - Retirees are savvy individuals who have already put in the time and effort to develop their nest-eggs.

Oscar @ Money is the Root writes Can your Personality Determine your Income? - Experts will tell you that, when it comes to earning money, the type of personality that you have definitely influences how much money you will earn, save and/or put towards retirement.

Jay @ Daily Fuel Economy Tip writes Tips to Save on Fuel - The price of fuel just continues to soar, and this may go on and on in the coming years.

Danielle @ Saving Without a Budget writes Cybercriminals Now Targeting Medical Records - With more than 15 million data breaches last year alone, medical identity theft is an enormous problem that keeps growing.

Matt @ Budget Snob writes What wealthy women do differently than wealthy men - We are going to be taking just a quick look at how women differ from them when it comes to creating wealth, based on recent research.

Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes Accelerating My Retirement | How Can I Retire Faster? - There are definite methods to accelerate retirement. There are tips, tricks, plans and procedures to engage that can shave loads of time off your retirement age, but you have to understand some rather bleak facts first.

Amy @ Money Mishaps writes Financial Rules for your Life – Part 1 of 2 - There is absolutely no denying that money is a big part lives. It is the means to many important ends including security, opportunity, wish fulfillment and even philanthropy.

Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes Does Fracking cause Earthquakes? - Instead of the usual financial blog today were going to get a little bit crazy with some breaking news about fracking, the relatively new approach to mining natural gas, and its possible link to earthquakes.

Hadley @ Epic Finances writes Did some tech insiders dump their shares ahead of the slump in March? - In a move that has caused more than a bit of unease among many investors, insiders at some of the hottest private and publicly traded Internet companies got rid of substantial personal stock stakes before the March slump began.

Andrea @ So Over This writes Whose Responsbility is it to Pay for College? - So, my wife and I have been giving a lot of thought to having children soon, and to be perfectly honest the thought alone scares the hell out of me.

Lily @ Paying Debt Down writes That debt collector who’s been harassing you? It's a scam artist - A person's phone rings and when they answer it they are confronted with someone claiming to be a debt collector or representing a debt collection agency.

Bob @ Dwindling Debt writes What's being done to prevent Credit Card Fraud? - As credit card fraud becomes a multibillion-dollar problem, putting an exact figure on what has become a huge nationwide problem isn't exactly easy.

Katie @ IRA Basics writes The Secret of Saving for Your First Deposit - Are you ready to become a homeowner and do not fancy a no-deposit home loan? Then the biggest obstacle standing in your way is the first deposit or down payment.

Sam @ The New Business Blog writes Top 3 Challenges of Running a Small Business - Before leaving your day job to start your own small business, you should first understand the many challenges that you may face as an entrepreneur.

Marissa @ Finance Triggers writes 3 Ways to Ensure You Have Money Left in the Last Week of the Month - We all know that when we look in our bank accounts during the week approaching pay day, it is more than likely that a few moths will fly out.

Justin @ Edward Antrobus writes Watch Out for These IRS Red Flags - It is without a doubt the most dreaded letter that anyone can receive as a taxpayer; the letter that says you are being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

Aaron @ Aaron Hung writes Common College 529 Mistakes That Can Cost You - College is a big enough expense as it is without the need for any other types of financial problems or mistakes.

Monica @ Monica On Money writes Military Series: 10 Reasons To Love The USO - My family and I were traveling to last minute to visit family in New Jersey and found ourselves on a 8 hour layover in Nashville, Tennesse. We had several unexpected flight delays.

Larry @ KrantCents writes Keeping your Credit Score in line - Your credit score is a number. But it is a very important number. It could stand between you and that house you've been wanting to buy, the car you want to rent for a holiday or any sort of dream purchase you've been pining for.

Natalie @ Debt and the Girl writes How Spending $25 Helped Me Gain My Sanity Back - I am a workaholic. I love to keep busy and work my butt off. Like any PF blogger, I especially like the financial compensation it brings.

Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes Overqualified: How to Get Around the Enigma - No one ever thinks that a job interviewer would turn them down for being too qualified for a position.

Charles @ Getting A Rich Life writes Dividend Stocks I Bought This Year - I am not a dividend growth or stock investor, I am a total returns investor.

Cat @ Budget Blonde writes Is it Selfish to Not Have Kids? - My wife and I are a DINK couple – Dual Income No Kids.

Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes What Are You Actually Saving for in Retirement? - Here is a question that, if you are creeping closer to retirement age, you might want to ask yourself: what exactly are you saving for?

Justin @ iPlugin writes Did You Know That You Can Do These Things on Your iPhone? - Owning an iPhone comes with many perks. Being one of the top of the line smartphones in the market right now, the iPhone has several features that its competitors fail to surpass or even meet.

Alice @ Hurricanes, Panties & Dollars writes Shopaholics are like Superheros - I ended up spending around 9 hours shopping (with an official shopaholic) by my side. When I finally got home, I was freakin’ exhausted; not mention broke as a…

Jen @ Prepping Is Sexy writes Food Insurance: Keeping Your Family Fed - I can’t be the only one noticing the skyrocketing prices everywhere. Products, both food and non-food items just keep getting more expensive. So what can you do?

PFC @ PF Carny writes The Starter Emergency Fund - Okay, so not everybody out there has an emergency fund…it’s just reality. Sure most people would agree that keeping money set aside in case of emergency is a wise idea. But not everybody has the money or interest needed to have a fully funded emergency fund.

Jen Perkins @ Master the Art of Saving writes Everybody Can Have an Emergency Fund! - Financial emergencies aren’t the only thing that emergency funds are good for; sometimes opportunities (which require money) arise. Being able to take advantage of more opportunities is another added bonus in addition to having financial security.

Gretchen @ Retired by 40! writes My Disagreement with Dave Ramsey - Part 1 - Dave Ramsey's program has helped thousands reclaim their financial lives, but his system might be the most inefficient thing I've ever seen.

Evan @ The Smaller Dollar writes Financial Pros and Cons of Doing Your Own Yard Work - As a frugal homeowner, the value of doing my own yard work versus hiring this service out is one I consider often, mainly when it’s 102 outside, my grass is long, and there is a James Bond marathon on TV. I have never taken the plunge to hiring a lawn service since the cost feels like an excess that I don’t need. But that’s just me. Let’s take a look at the financial pros and cons of doing your own yard work.

Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life @ The Broke and Beautiful Life writes Budget Travel: 5 Ways I Paid For My Last Vacation - How I afforded a two week trip to Europe on a starving artists' budget.

Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes Through the Eyes of a Beginner: A Book Review of The Boglehead’s Guide to Investing - I’ve been wanting to review it for a while as part of my new book review series, but since I read it so long ago I didn’t really remember all the important details. Luckily, one of my faithful readers and longtime friend, Erik Sierks, graciously volunteered his time to review the book. Erik is a fellow aerospace engineer and UC San Diego Volleyball Alumnus who is really just getting started on his investing journey. Erik’s been working for a couple years now but he’s been slowly gaining

Mario @ Debt BLAG writes Want to give kids a way better gift? Contribute to their 529 for college - Sure, you could give kids another useless toy, or you can help them save for college through a 529 plan

Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes How to Start Investing With $1,000 or Less - Is it possible to start investing with $1,000 or less? Many believe that because they don’t have what would be considered a lot of money then they simply have to wait. So I share with you some options which can work best for you to start investing with little money

TW @ Tightwad Travelers writes Cheap Travel Tips - Learn the tips and tricks we use to travel the world for pennies on the dollar

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Get Your Car Ready for Spring and Summer - Here are some things that I’m doing with my car to get it ready for spring and summer:

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Los Angeles Rent Prices Out of Control and Out of Reach - I’ve known for a few years now that Los Angeles is just not a very affordable city for median income earners like myself. I’ve stayed because I have roots here and a good job, and it’s also what I know.

Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes Reader Question: $300,000 to Invest: What Should I Do? - I talked to this reader for a long time but the point I tried to make over and over is that when you’re dealing with this much money you have to educate yourself. You should always assume the worst and hope for the best when it comes to other people and your money. My favorite saying goes something like this, “Nobody is going to care more about your money more than you do.” Whether you’re doing your taxes, investing or even taking your car to a mechanic, it’s important to at least have

Mr. 4HWD @ The Four Hour Work Day writes "Don’t Ever Think You’re Above Making Money " - Recently I took a second job as a Lyft Driver. If you’re not familiar with the service, it’s basically a peer to peer ridesharing network that allows you to carry passengers around just like a taxi. Only with much better customer service, technology and flexibility. Before Lyft came around, I didn’t even take taxis because it was such a hassle to figure out which number to dial, wait forever for them to show up and have to deal with grumpy cab drivers for the duration of the ride. Oh and t

Mark Ross @ Money Saving Dude writes How To Make Money With Money - There are a lot of ways that you can do to make money, but if you’re looking for a way to make money with money that you have now, then you should read this article.

JC @ Passive-Income-Pursuit writes 2014 Goals - 1st Quarter Update - I'm a big fan of setting specific measurable goals to not only push me to where I want to be but to also keep me on track. I set a lot of goals for myself in January covering all sorts of topics from saving, investing, blogging and some personal goals as well. It's been a bit of a mixed bag thus far but it's hard to know where to go if you don't know where you're at.

Joshua Rodriguez @ CNA Finance writes Top 5 Personal Finance Apps Of 2014 - Joshua goes through his 5 favorite personal finance apps to date and what they do to help with managing money!

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes Why a cash only budget might be right for you - Not everyone who uses a budget likes to use cash but some people were meant to use the cash only budgeting system because it’s right for them.

Andrew @ Finance with Reason writes Three Ways Obamacare Will Improve Lives and the Economy - Obamacare will allow entrepreneurs to get health insurance and give incentive to the chronically ill to continue to work instead of going on disability.

John @ firststepfinance writes Seller Tips: How To Make Your Home Irresistible - Your net worth is most likely made up of the real estate you own. Therefore, you must ensure you get the ultimate deal when it is time to sell. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find tips that will make selling your property a little less overwhelming, and a lot more profitable. Empty your home, as much as possible, before showing it. When you keep your home open and airy for prospective buyers, it makes it easier for them to imagine their own furnishings in the space. Additionally, if you

Joshua Rodriguez @ CNA Finance writes Instagram Tips For Business Marketing - Have you thought of Instagram as a marketing tool? Are you using it? Here are a few tips that will help you get your marketing up and running!

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2 Responses to “Yakezie Personal Finance Carnival”

  1. avatar krantcents says:

    Thanks for inclusion and hosting, I really appreciate it.

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