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Yakezie Carnival Financial Save

Welcome to the Yakezie Carnival!

I haven’t been around much, so it seems like lately all I’m doing is hosting carnivals!  A friend keeps asking me to host them so I keep hosting them… :)

I hope you enjoy the Yakezie Carnival this week, I pulled it from the abyss.

Dominique Brown @ YourFinancesSimplified writes What is an FHA Loan? – FHA (Federal Housing Association) loans are insured by the Federal Housing Administration, are available to a number of people, including first time homebuyers. Down Payments They are appealing because they offer low down payments (as little as 3.5 percent) and low closing costs.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Why should fast food and eating out be cheaper than dining in? – Why is it fast food is often better for your finances than eating healthy? Why do I have to pay more to feel better!

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Going Local: How to Shop at a Farmers’ Market – Tips to get the most for your money at the farmers’ market.

Don @ Money Reasons writes Why Debt Reduction is Easier Than Investing – I think that debt reduction is easier than investing. It’s the emotions an predictability of the two financial areas that make the difference.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Five Ways To Make Your Car Last Longer – In August of last year, car prices had achieved a record high of over $31,000 in 2013. That a big investment, read how to make your car last longer!

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Domestic Tips to Save Money and the Planet – Did you know that changing your vacuum cleaner may be a good thing for your wallet and Earth? This is one of our domestic tips.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes My Worst Investment Decisions – I recently talked about my first investment, Intimate Brands and how I felt like the man. While I was successful with that investment, investing wasn’t always a positive experience.

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes 6 Unusual Ways to Save Money (Without Dumpster Diving) – Not into dumpster diving? Here are a half dozen unusual tactics for saving money you might actually try.

Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Road Rage: Fixing Your Car For Cheap – The cost of fixing a car can be expensive. Fortunately, car repairs do not have to cost a large amount. Here are some tips that’ll help.

JP @ My Family Finances writes Developing Accountancy Talent Internally – The accountancy profession is certainly one of the backbones of sustainable success across all industries from for-profit companies to non-profit organisations for many reasons.

Mr. Frenzy @ Frenzied Finances writes Ideas for saving money – Most of us are likely to welcome with open arms the idea of having more money to spend. One of the ways of doing that, of course, is to save more in the first place. Easier said than done, you might say!

Hank @ Money Q&A writes Are You Feeling Peer Pressure To Buy Whole Life Insurance? – A friend recently complained about an old college roommate who was trying to pressure him to buy whole life insurance. He was having trouble telling him no.

Kurt Fischer @ Money Counselor writes How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy – Your Chapter 7 bankruptcy is done, and your credit is ruined. What can you do to start rebuilding?

Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes Celebratory Spending – My husband defended his PhD this week, and money has been flowing like water as a result!

Natalie @ Debt and The Girl writes A Secret Career Confession – Last week a friend of mine was looking for people that wanted to do a little acting for a video that was being produced for the company he works for.

Danielle @ TeacHer Finance writes Why Bargains Aren’t Always Such a Bargain – Here is some sage and simple advice; never purchase anything just because it is a bargain.

Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes How to Get Rid of Debt on Your Own – There is no easy way to get rid of debt. You have several options, each come with their own set of pros and cons. Here is how to get rid of debt on your own.

Hadley @ Epic Finances writes 9 Proven Strategies to Eliminate Debt – One of the most stressful things that can happen to a person is falling prey to what I call the Debt Trap.

Lenny @ Best Money Saving Blog writes Financial Aid Tips for the Uninitiated – If you are the parent of a child in high school that is rapidly approaching college age, chances are that you have just been introduced to the numbers game that is financial aid.

Amy @ Money Mishaps writes The biggest threat to Retirees’ nest-eggs? Their Mortgage – What is the biggest threat hanging over the head of many older Americans heading towards retirement?

Jack @ Money Saving Ethics writes Taking the Leap: When is it Time to Ditch the Lease? – This past decade has paved the way for some very big changes in the housing market, making it both harder to find a home and easier to get financed for one.

Matt @ Budget Snob writes Five Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Used Car – Purchasing a used car is a great way to avoid the hit of depreciation and drive away on a steep discount in comparison to new models.

Oscar @ Money is the Root writes Borrowing Money? Avoid using these 2 Methods – While it is certainly true that everyone needs money, sometimes it is rather hard to find if you need extra money quickly.

Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes 4 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast – With the housing market looking troublesome and many people still tightening their budgets in the economic recession, finding the best buyers for your house can be tricky.

Craig @ Smart Budgeting writes SINK – SINGLE INCOME, NO KIDS – WHY I BOUGHT LIFE INSURANCE AT AGE 25 – Why I bought life insurance at 25 and why other young, single income, no kid professionals should too. It’s not about the coverage now; it’s about the long term financial savings. Just like investing, the earlier you start, the better the result.

Evan @ The Smaller Dollar writes Top 3 Ways to Compensate for a Poor Short Term Memory – If you’re on the fence about taking the plunge (no pun intended) into cruising, here are 5 money saving reasons why cruising is such a fantastic frugal vacation choice!

Erastus @ Wise Dollar writes Three Frugal Ways to Save Money and Still Have a Life – Everyone want to save but it can be a challenge as you want to be able to enjoy life, if you never spend money on anything life can get boring awfully quickly. Follow these three tips for living a frugal lifestyle and still enjoy life.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Crowdfunding Sites for Everyone – Have a terrific idea or need donations to improve your organization? Crowdfunding sites can fill that need.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Save Money; Make Shoes Last – Growing up in the 1950′s, people judged you by the state of your shoes. Here is how they took care of their shoes and how you can too.

Brad @ How to Save Money writes Saving Money on Vacations with Staycations – How to have a successful vacation at home while saving hundreds

TW @ Tightwad Travelers writes Liquidate Amex Gift Cards – You can use gift cards through American Express and Visa to receive free travel rewards.

Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes The Ugly Side of VRBO – I’m a huge proponent of saving money but when one of your favorite things to do is travel, your worlds can kind of collide. Luckily, I use a lot of the airline miles I rack up from credit card sign-up bonuses to get free flights and hotels. But the latter can often be a lot harder to get good redemption rates on or find availability with. So what do I do when I have to actually pay for lodging?

Mr. 4HWD @ The Four Hour Work Day writes The Fastest Way to Increase Wealth: Want Less – Personal finance often serve as great resources for those seeking to build wealth and improve their financial standing. The best bloggers offer practical advice and actionable tips while creating a welcoming community for anyone interested in money matters.

Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank writes Buying Jewelry more Cheaply – Is real gemstone jewelry worth the money?

The Ultimate Juggle Retirement Carnival

I’ve been juggling too much lately, but I guess I have time to host a quick Retirement Carnivals! Enjoy the picks this week: Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Caution!: Ten Warning Signs of Debt Problems – Being in debt can be a serious issue. Financial problems can follow you for your life. TheContinue Reading

Yakezie Carnival Presidents Day Edition

Next Monday is President’s Day! I was side-blinded this year and not totally ready for the kiddos time off from school.  Since we are unprepared, we’ll probably just ship the kids off to the parents house for a sleep-over, or have them call friends and see if they can put together a last minute sleep-over.Continue Reading

Family values are high on the UAE priority list

It’s good to know as you pine for the expatriate lifestyle and consider joining the thousands of Americans and Europeans currently living and working in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) that family values are high on the list of priorities of the country’s citizenry. And that’s the same for both nationals and expats alike.Continue Reading

Easiest Way to Make a Profit in Real Estate

Investing in real estate can be a great way to set yourself up for the future. If you invest in the right property at the right price, you can create a positive cash flow from the beginning. Making sure to consider all of the costs and maintenance issues is an important thing not only toContinue Reading

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