Category Archive for Personal Finance | Yakezie.com - Part 3

Smart Couponing: How to Maximize Your Savings on Amazon

by in Personal Finance on Jun 30th, 2014

Coupons. The very word conjures up mental images of being stuck in line behind an elderly lady rifling through her purse for an eternity to save 2¢ on a package of gum. Fortunately for all of us, thanks to the global superstore of the future, the Internet, today’s shopping experience is far quicker and more […]

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Implementing Chip and PIN Technology For Credit Cards To Protect Against Fraud In The US

by in Personal Finance on May 27th, 2014
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Though chip, or EMV, technology for credit cards has been around since the 1990s, the United States has continued to rely on the traditional magnetic strip on the back of cards along with a signature for point of sale (POS) transactions. Some companies have “upgraded” their cards to include a chip but still require a […]

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How To Win At Everything Online

by in Personal Finance on Mar 31st, 2014

One blogger I’ve been mentoring over the past year asked me the other day, “How can I ever win one of those blogging awards? I see some blogs get award after award and they aren’t that good. Their traffic isn’t that high and their content isn’t very original. Yet some sites have much better content […]

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Another Reason To Focus On Affiliate Advertising And Not Direct Advertising

by in Personal Finance on Mar 24th, 2014

For a couple years I’ve been encouraging fellow bloggers to really de-emphasize sponsored posts and text link ads on their main site(s) – or sites they care about not getting crushed by Google. Google has helped expedite the decline of direct advertising with its frequent algorithmic changes and warnings. It’s understandable to go after the […]

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How To Get A Day Job With Your Blog

by in Personal Finance on Feb 27th, 2014

For those of you who’ve been following my writing on Financial Samurai, I recently announced that I’ve started a new part-time role as Personal Capital’s content manager for its blog called Daily Capital. I’d appreciate it if you could check it out and lend your support. Maybe even leave a comment or 10 so I […]

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No More Excuses Why You Can’t Make Meaningful Affiliate Income Online

by in Personal Finance on Dec 16th, 2013

I hope by now everybody agrees affiliate income is the way to go to make money online. What’s better than helping a reader at the end of a post with a product that’s completely related to the answers they are looking for while allowing you to make money in the process? Once the post is […]

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Understanding The World Of Binary Options Investing

by in Personal Finance on Dec 11th, 2013
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During senior year of college, I was already highly immersed in the world of stock market investing. I used Ameritrade at the time and would purposefully schedule my classes until after the market closed in order to day trade online. I’m lucky I didn’t have a lot of money because I faired poorly in my […]

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The Decision To Attend Public University Over Private University

Providing your child with some sort of assistance is one way towards helping them build a brighter future. To be saddled with debt upon graduation severely restricts a student’s options and risk taking abilities. What a shame it would be to never pursue one’s dreams. When I was in high school I had a choice […]

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  • Bingo: You are spot on. Most of our bloggers are white people living on the coasts, where half the population of...
  • Financial Samurai: Hi Jim – Nice to hear from you. It was too much work running Yakezie. Too many people wanted...
  • Actually Retired: It’s fascinating how 95% of FIRE bloggers are not financial independent and have no...
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