Category Archive for Personal Finance | - Part 4

Yakezie Member Post: MoneySmartGuides

by in Personal Finance on Nov 27th, 2013
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When I first started blogging, I didn’t even know what a blog was. In fact, my blog started off as a non-blog website. I wanted to teach people about personal finance, something that I have been passionate about since my high school economics class. Ever since that fateful class, my main focus has been finance: […]

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Are Your Holiday Gift Habits Costing You Too Much Money?

by in Personal Finance on Nov 25th, 2013

Holy smokes, how did it get to be mid November? I don’t know about you, but for me it really doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving just days away. This is the first year in a while that I don’t have any plans at all for Thanksgiving. Maybe that’s why it has really snuck up on me! […]

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Motorcycles Or Cars? So You Want To Be An Easy Rider

by in Personal Finance on Nov 21st, 2013

I used to own several motorbikes in my 20s: 1) A Honda CBR 600R, 2) a Ducati 748, and 3) a BMW 1200C cruiser. Each one was a thrill in its own way. Once you start riding you realize there’s no other better method to get around town. Unfortunately, no matter how great a rider […]

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How To Save Money As A Student – Debt Be Gone!

by in Personal Finance on Nov 14th, 2013

It seems like we’ve got a student loan crisis on our hands. Although I generally don’t include student loans as part of the “Bad Debt” category since education is vital to getting ahead, student loans is still debt after all. One of the best rule of thumb when deciding on how much debt to take […]

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What Are You Guys Doing To Finish The Year Strong?

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I’m sorry to have missed you guys this year at Fincon. I had to support a friend’s wedding up in Napa. We’ll definitely meet up in California or Hawaii next year though! The one thing I’m most bullish about post Fincon is the uptick in content quality and initiatives by our community. It seems like […]

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Introducing – The Dedicated Personal Finance Advertising Network

by in Personal Finance on Sep 16th, 2013
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Dear Yakezie Community, My goal is to highlight only products I use and love for my community. There’s so much free stuff out there, it’s hard to figure out what’s best. I think we can really help readers find better tools to help them manager their finances better. For a couple years now I’ve been […]

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Is College Worth It? My Decision To Pay Up For A Private School

by in Personal Finance on Aug 26th, 2013

The following is a post by Katharine Rudzitis, a Yakezie Writing Contest winner. She wrote a thoughtful post after winning second place entitled, “Prestigious Expensive University Or A Free Ride Elsewhere?” on April 11, 2011 when she was still in high school. The post discussed her decision between Amherst College for $60,000 or Macaulay Honors College […]

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Saving Money, Relationships, And Sanity By Ditching The Kitchen

by in Personal Finance on Aug 19th, 2013

Can you survive on cereal, salads, and frozen dinners? Well sadly, that’s about the extent of my cooking skills and I certainly can’t! Okay, I’m exaggerating a little as I also know how to make spaghetti and steamed veggies, but that’s really about all I’m good at. Well, that and burning things, making gross looking […]

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