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Yakezie Carnival: Goals Edition

by Kay Lynn

Welcome to this week’s Yakezie Carnival! The Yakezie is a group of bloggers who are excellent at setting and achieving their goals in order to become a member of the network.    I thought it fitting to make the theme about goals.

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

-Henry David Thoreau

Wealth Goals

Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

-Benjamin Franklin

Financial Success for Young Adults shares Economic Analysis for Forex.  It doesn’t have to be as risky as you think.

Money Cone brings us If You Bank Online, You Need To Do This, Pronto!.  It made me rethink my use of my Debit card.

Money is the Root advises us to Beware of Those who Bear Gifts.  Interesting thoughts on the recent prediction by Harold Camping.

Investor Junkie shares OptionsXpress Launches oXSocial Social Network saying, “optionsXpress got into the social media arena yesterday when they launched the oXSocial section of their web site.  I believe there is some wisdom in crowds, and offering a forum in which other traders can discuss their stock market bets makes sense.”

Prairie EcoThrifter brings us Work Harder, Then Work Smarter saying, “Are you currently struggling to pay the bills from month to month? Assuming you have your expenses under control and you’re not going out for crab legs every weekend, let’s move onto the difference maker: income.”

The College Investor shares a guest post with Investing Tips from Personal Experience.  It’s a look at investing tips realized through hard knocks.

Krant Cents asks Is Networking Over for Job Seekers? saying, “Social networking is the new online job search strategy. Has technology changed networking?”

Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance advises Don’t Fall for Money Mind Tricks (part 3) saying, “The perils of too many choices is a tough one to combat! Read more about it and how to make it work for you.”

Saving Goals

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as of getting.

-Benjamin Franklin

My Personal Finance Journey shares Balancing Frugality with Fun. At times, having fun whilst still being frugal can seem next to impossible. However, this recent guest post provides some insight in to how to improve your chances of success!

Live Real Now brings us Should Pupils Focus on Personal Finance?  He asks if students should worry about personal finance, or should they wait until they are adults?

Control Your Cash shares Max Cash Providing Clean Title Loans.  They don’t advocate loans, but understand people may need it as they clean up finances.

Invest it Wisely asks, Moving Out?  Don’t Throw That Old Furniture Away! Find a New Home for It with Kijiji.  He says, “I’ve learned that selling on Kijiji or Craigslist can be somewhat of an art, and it takes some skill to navigate the waters of negotiation.”

Mom’s Plans has A Date With Finances saying, “Suzanne de Baca, recently wrote a post about making time for herself and her finances.  She is declaring June 9th as a day she spends just focusing on her finances.”

Faith and Finance shares Debt Is Not The Problem saying, “Debt is only a symptom of a bigger problem – spending more than we make.  Instead of sulking in a mess of debt, let’s address ways that we can solve the underlying problem and keep ourselves from getting into debt again.”

Family Money Values brings us Spring Storms Relief saying, “The Midwest USA has been hit by multiple rounds of spring tornados, including an EF5 strength one that killed upwards of 125 people in Joplin, Missouri…Read how you can help.”

Little House in the Valley shares The Emergency Fund Great Debate saying, “I know I’m going against the grain on this topic, but I propose saving 3-months of expenses for that ever debated 6-12 month emergency fund amount.”

Squirrelers discusses Myths about Retirement. You might be surprised at what’s included.

Spending Goals

Right now I have enough money to last me the rest of my life – unless I buy something.

- Jackie Mason

Money Reasons brings us Hilton Head Island Again? saying “Hilton Head is the ultimate vacation for me.  No hassle, it’s a real vacation where I just relax and enjoy a balanced lifestyle.”

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff shares The Best Gift Ever – Faith and Support saying, “My husband definitely got me the best gift ever for our anniversary – faith in the form of a blogging desk.”

The Ultimate Juggle reveals that Happy Hour Isn’t for Drinks.  Yep, eating in the bar saves you money!

Sustainable Life Blog is Changing Strategy and asks, “Under what circumstances should you consider changing your financial strategy?  After multiple trips, etc, I had to rethink my own for the time being.”

Free From Broke brings us The Best Small Business Credit Cards saying, “If you have a small business, a line of credit is critical. See some of the best small business credit cards that are out there as well as the benefits you get from them.”

Wealth Informatics shares Biggest money mistakes we made saying it is “A list of money mistakes we made before we wised up.”

Sustainable Personal Finance tips us with Sustainability Tip #145: Avoid Underinflated Tires.  It’s good for your wallet and the environment.

Financially Consumed brings us Owner Finance Risk saying, “This article explores the risks to buyers and sellers in the Owner Financing of real estate. This option is becoming increasingly popular due to slow real estate markets, and the difficulty that many face in obtaining mortgage finance from traditional lenders.”

Frugal Confessions shares What Will $5 Buy You on a Flight? I can’t believe that one airline charges for water!

Darwin’s Money reveals 7 Things Your Pool Contractor Won’t Tell You.  Be sure to read for tips before you start a similar project.

 

I hoped you enjoyed this week’s Yakezie Carnival as much as I enjoyed hosting.  Next week’s host is The Saved Quarter so be sure to look for it!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

krantcents May 29, 2011 at 9:21 am

Thanks for the inclusion, I am in very good company.

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Tim @ Faith and Finance May 29, 2011 at 9:26 am

Thanks for including my post! Great carnival theme and nice selection of articles!

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Robert @ The College Investor May 29, 2011 at 9:37 am

Thanks for hosting and putting this together!

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Barb Friedberg May 29, 2011 at 9:44 am

I love goals. Don’t tell anyone, but I write goals down to relax!! Great carnival

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Hunter May 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

Great job Kay Lynn; very well presented and easy to read.

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Melissa May 29, 2011 at 10:51 am

Thanks Kay Lynn! Great work.

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Little House May 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

Thanks, Kay Lynn, for putting this together!

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Amanda L. Grossman May 29, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Thank you for including my article!

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Financial Success For Young Adults May 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Thanks for hosting and including me!

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Marie at familymoneyvalues May 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Nicely done, thanks for including my article on the Joplin Tornado relief efforts.

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Money Reasons May 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Thank for the include and hosting! You rock! :)

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Glen Craig May 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Thanks so much for hosting this week!

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Miss T @ Prairie EcoThrifter May 29, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Thanks for hosting Kay and thanks for including my post.

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Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey May 30, 2011 at 6:26 am

Thanks for including my post about balancing frugality with fun!

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Squirrelers May 30, 2011 at 11:44 am

Nice job on the Carnival, thanks for the inclusion!

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Greg McFarlane May 30, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Thanks for including us.

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Invest It Wisely May 31, 2011 at 8:42 am

Thanks for hosting and for including me!

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