The Yakezie Challenge is an idea created by Financial Samurai, a highly entertaining personal finance blogger. It facilitates a sense of community in the personal finance world by encouraging us to work together to help increase each other’s Alexa rankings. Alexa, in case you don’t know, is the website that lets you know where your website ranks in the web world. LOL How many times did I use the word “web” in there?
Inspired by Deliver Away Debt’s awesome weekend links of Yakezie group members- he stayed up until 2-3am to write it, thought I’d do the same for mid-week (but try not to stay up too late past my bed time!). Anyway, here are some great links to lighten up your work week. Maybe you can peruse them at work if you’re not busy or if you’re having a bad Wednesday (hey look on the brighter side, you’re on hump day! Just two more days until the weekend).
I’m only going to post up the Yakezie members who are above the 200,000 goal for July 4, 2010 because I am falling asleep on my laptop as we speak… (My sincerest apologies to all you high ranked Alexa personal finance bloggers!)
Enjoy! Happy Wednesday!
My Money Minute enlightens us on the $40,000 video game… and how old stuff may actually be worth preserving- after reading that post I ransacked my old video game collection but alas, did not find any gems that were worth $40,000.
Chasing Prosperity talks about Lessons learned from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics (Having experienced the Olympics here in Vancouver, I learned that 6 hour line ups all over the place kind of suck! And that trying to get into Heineken House three times and getting rejected three times hurts your feelings! And that Vancouver is really in the lime light now!)
151 Days Off has a picture that will surely excite your boring ol’ Wednesday–> Check out what they did at the Sydney Opera House.
Foreigner’s Finances talks about how to save money for retirement while working abroad. He’s teaching English in Japan right now- and while you don’t have to pay your home country’s tax, you also don’t get access to all the retirement planning!
Clarifinancial interviews Elle from Couple Money on his Fresh Perspective post =)
Money Funk also shares her family’s Net Worth. Check it out. She has automated most of her bills- good tip!
Wealth Pilgrim gives you the “in” on How You Know if You Are Saving enough for Retirement.
Punch Debt in the Face justifies how he is planning to spend $4000 on his honeymoon (I say go for it!! People have to live their lives somehow. We need to be saving for the sake of enjoying aspects of life, not just for saving!) P.S. the picture associated with the post is hilarious. It could be on one of those Carlton cards!