Yakezie Carnival November 13, 2011- November Edition

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Welcome to this week’s Yakezie Carnival. This week I as your host have chosen the theme of “November” and here is why. November to many of us means nothing more than turning on the heat, finishing the yard work, and beginning our hibernation from the cold. As common as that is, there is much more that happens in this 11th month. Here are some cool things that happen in November. I bet you didn’t know about these:

  • Peanut Butter Lover’s Month- I love the stuff!
  • National Pepper Month
  • National Sleep Comfort Month
  • Aviation History Month
There are also some cool moments in history that have happened in November:
  • On November 2, 1889, North Dakota became the 39th state of the United States.
  • On November 2, 1889, South Dakota became the 40th state of the United States.
  • On November 6, 1869, the first intercollegiate football game was played in the United States between Rutgers and Princeton.
  • On November 18, 1883, standard time began in the United States.

So, as you can see, November does not just stand for slippers, sleep ins, and hot cups of cocoa. There is a lot more to it.

Now without further adieu, I present you with the dozens of great reads written by Yakezie members and challengers alike this past week in our efforts to bring you timely insight on personal finance and lifestyle today. There were 56 submissions this week.

My University Money: Should I Pursue a Co-op Education? – A down to earth outline to what I see as the advantages and disadvantages of a cooperative education, and to argue that one doesn’t need take a cooperative education to be successful.

Money Beagle: Why You Should Write Your Personal Finance Executive Summary Today – Working with a clearly defined objective is key to financial success.

Money Cactus: Wealth Creation Online: Invest It Wisely Interview – There are a stack of really great personal finance blogs online and keeping up with them can be tough, this series introduces you to those who I think are well worth knowing about.

YourFinancesSimplified: A Matter of Trusts – Part 3 – YFS concludes his 3 part series about trusts with a discussion about beneficiaries. He discusses income beneficiaries, remainder beneficiaries and provides and example of the use of a dynasty trust. To complete the trusts picture make sure you review A Matter of Trusts part 1 and 2!

The College Investor: Top Five College Myths – Dispelled! – A look at some of the biggest myths about college, and why they are not true!

My Multiple Incomes: The Easier Backlinking Strategy That Works – A variation on Pat Flynn’s backlinking strategy that everyone needs to know about!

Personal Finance Whiz: Keynesian vs Hayekian Economics – The Solution To Our Recession? – Two economic giants square off. They pulled us out of The Great Depression, but do they have any wisdom to offer us in our current economic situation?

20′s Finances: How I Got 4 Movie Tickets for $9 – Find out how I found the steal of a lifetime in getting four movie tickets for $9 total!

Money Q & A: Top Ten Money Questions People Always Ask – Find out the most popular questions that people are always asking me.

Saving Money Today: A Tree Smashed Through My Roof and I’m Lucky – I can’t believe how lucky I feel that a tree fell through my roof and did $9,000 in damage.

My Broken Coin: Where Not to Go Cheap – Find out what Jacob from My Personal Finance Journey refuses to go cheap on in this blog swap. It will leave you wondering if you are losing quality in your frugal choices.

Financial Success for Young Adults: Financing a Home Modification – At some point in your life, it may be necessary to modify your home. Paying for a home modification could cost you a lot of money, but there are ways to work up to the costs so it’s not such a bad hit on your wallet.

My Journey to Millions: No Research Reasons Why I Like Mature Dividend Paying Stocks – While most people don’t talk about it in this manner anymore, when you buy a share of a company you are buying into the business. If I am to buy into any business I want to know revenue, profit, and how I am going to share in those amounts.

Invest It Wisely: When Can You Talk about How Much Money You Make? – Could there be times when it’s a good idea to tell someone how much you make? Some situations are straightforward, while some can be tricky.

Money Con: Confessions of a Lazy Blogger – If you are a blogger, you’ll find this post curiously entertaining; if you are reader, you’ll get a behind the scene sneak peak at what keeps a blogger awake at night!

Money Talks Coaching: Finding Your Emergency Fund – I hear you saying “I know emergency funds are important, but how am I supposed to save money when I can’t even pay my bills?” Today I’m going to talk about getting those emergency funds going.

krantcents: How Will You Measure Your Life? – How will you measure your life? Career, legacy and personal relationships are key measures for success.

Living in Financial Excellence: Is Mystery Shopping Legit? – Over the last few months I’ve been taking on some side hustles to earn extra income and see if they’re legitimate ways for our listeners to earn some extra cash. Today I unwrap the mystery behind mystery shopping and discuss whether it’s really worth your time.

Live Real, Now: Hunting Trip Stress – Hunting is one of the few things my dad and I both enjoy. I’m a geek, he’s not. I dig horror and sci-fi, he’s into westerns, but we both enjoy hunting.

Everything Finance: Help Your Child Open a Roth IRA – One way you can help your child save for the future is to open a Roth IRA for him.

Beating Broke: I Quit My Job! – With my resignation, I got something that I hadn’t really expected. Some freedom. I declared my free agency, and I’ll be attempting to make the most of it.

The Milionaire Nurse: Occupy Wall Street: If Only! – This is my response to the Occupy Wall Street movement and the ‘onepercenters’ they are targeting.

Control Your Cash: Control Your Cash Mailbag – Today we discuss college education and weddings, two of our favorite topics.

Cash Flow Mantra: Patience Yields Profits When Investing – I have been investing in stocks since 1999 and have learned quite a bit over that time. One of the biggest lessons is patience. Never chase an asset price whether it be real estate, stocks, gold, or anything else. Wait for the price to match your assessment of value.

Funancials: Lesser Known Credit Card Perks – Most people are aware of the advantages to using a credit card. In addition to the lucrative rewards programs, here are a few perks you may not be aware of.

Don’t Quit Your Day Job: From Wall Street to Main Street – A Crisis of Responsibility – Paul from The Frugal Toad had a cameo on DQYDJ where he dropped 1,100 words about the problems that caused the Occupy Wall Street protests to happen – and his prescription to fix them. Haven’t read it? What are you waiting for?

Money Beagle: Is Amazon Prime Worth The Cost? – Thankful for any and all advice!

Aaron Hung.com: Home buying: for the first time buyers – It is not always easy to buy a home, even if you are a veteran at it and this is your fifth house. It is especially hard when you are a first time buyer, there are many hurdles to overcome and I want to share with you some tips and tricks that you can go about getting that dream house of yours.

Darwin’s Money: Unemployment by Major – Some Degrees Pay While Others Leave YOU Paying – This new report sheds light on which majors have high or low unemployment rates – and what the salaries are.

The Penny Hoarder: How to Be On a Gameshow (18 Shows Looking for Contestants) – Participating in a gameshow is an easy and fun way to make some extra money. We’ve put together a list of 18 of the most popular gameshows and how you can audition for each one…

Investor Junkie: Are Those Long Term Capital Gains, or Short Term Gains? -

Investor Junkie: Are Those Long Term Capital Gains, or Short Term Gains? – As you make the decision about whether or not to sell a stock, it can help to consider whether or not your gains are considered long term or short-term. This will make a difference in how you are taxed on your capital gains.

Narrow Bridge Finance: Slice Tracks Your Purchases – A look at the new service Slice. It can save you time and headache, and maybe even a few bucks too.

Novel Investor: The Benefits Of Tax Free Bonds – Covers the potential benefits of tax free bonds especially municipal bonds, treasury bonds, and the alternative tax free bond funds.

UltimateSmartMoney: 3 Important Tips for Home Renters – Follow these 3 important tips when looking to rent a home.

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff: The Dollar Challenge – 20?s Finances is running a Dollar Challenge right now to nudge all of us to take a closer look at where our money goes every month. In order to participate, I am placing my percentages below for the 8 main categories listed.

Investorz Blog: Yakezie Holiday Badge Contest – It’s that time of the year again! The holiday season is fast approaching! This year, we’ve decided to do something special to the Yakezie badge for the holidays – design a holiday edition!

101 Centavos: Does Herbalife Have a Deal for You! – A chance encounter on a plane with a Herbalife distributor makes for a good story. Does it make for a good stock tip?

One Cent At A Time: What Is a Money Coach – Do You Need One? – What is a Money Coach and Why Would you need One? Money coaching is a relatively new area of expertise within the financial planning community. Know how money coach can help your finances.

My University Money: Why Is Leverage Only Ok In Real Estate? – Call us crazy, but we share our take on what most people call crazy investing

Faith and Finance: Stamp Prices to Increase in 2012 – Stamp prices are increasing in 2012! Does that mean you should go out and buy crate of forever stamps? Before you do, consider these facts about the stamp increase.

Smart on Money: Consumers May Have Won This Round, But the Bank Fee War Is Far From Over – It’s true that consumers appear to have won a battle against bank fees, at least for now.

Free Money Wisdom: Get to Know Me, I Dare Ya! – Consider this a once in a lifetime post giving my readers some insight into who I am, how I think, and the plans I have for Free Money Wisdom.

The Frugal Toad: What’s the Best Investment Advice? – Invest in Yourself – By investing in yourself you can increase the likely hood of a higher earning potential, enjoy a more productive lifestyle, and live a longer healthier life.

Frugal Living: Get Fit for Less – There are many financially friendly ways to get fit. You can get a great workout in many ways without ever setting foot in a gym or buying expensive equipment.

PT Money Personal Finance: 5 Things to Do Before Starting a Business – There are a few things you should consider doing before you start your own business.

HowToSaveMoney.ca: Great Reads on My Radar Today – Many bloggers have the most passion in the early days of their blogs before they gain popularity but those articles quickly get buried in their archives never to be read or linked to again. Now I’m digging it all up so you guys get to read the best possible stuff that you never would have seen otherwise. Enjoy!

Faithful With A Few: Why Do We Often Fail To Push Ourselves To Meet Goals? – It’s not that we don’t want to get our lives in order. It’s not even that we are afraid to work hard to meet our goals. However, we will often look at the overall goal and become intimidated…Find out how to overcome this tendency and accomplish your goals!

Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet: What We Did With Our Old Car – With The Help Of A Poor Deer! – Find out how we were able to make $350 and save another $327 with the help of a deer!

Mom’s Plans: I Want to Move! – I am a patient person, and I understand about financial difficulties. However, as a landlord, you are required to make basic repairs. I am fed up and want to move.

Free From Broke : Chase Ultimate Rewards Holiday Promotion – Gifts Cards, Bonus Points, and Savings (Cyber Monday) – This year’s Chase Ultimate Rewards Holiday promotions have been announced. The holiday promotions range from gift cards to bonus points to purchase savings to exclusive experiences.

Money Reasons: Roth IRA Discussion Overcoming Fears – In this article I identify the most common fear I hear people make about Roth IRAs, and how in most cases there fears are unfound…

Money Cactus: Wealth Creation Online: Retire By 40 Interview – There are a stack of really great personal finance blogs online and keeping up with them can be tough, this series introduces you to those who I think are well worth knowing about.

Watson Inc: Young People Avoiding Investing In Record Numbers – What is the impact of the Great Recession on young investors?

Smart Family Finance: Is Your Budget Easy to Beat? You are Probably Budgeting Wrong! – One of the most important components to a budget is setting financial goals.

Bucksome Boomer: Covering Windows With Art – A recent home challenge solution results in meeting two objectives at once.

This concludes this week’s Yakezie carnival. I hope you have enjoyed the numerous articles above and will join us next week for our next edition of tips and tricks for your life and for your money.


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