Along the Journey Weekly Roundup #7: Yakezie Edition

by Mike on March 16, 2010

Every Tuesday, I will post a link roundup of articles I’ve found while researching the Internet. If you’re a frequent visitor, you’ve probably noticed the yellow and black icon in the right menu and in the left of this post. That is the badge for those that have joined the Yakezie Challenge. No, I did not join a Japanese gang, rather a network of passionate personal finance bloggers dedicated to working together. Why Yakezie? Well, it is the brain child of Sam, author of Financial Samurai. He has done an excellent job building a personal financial website that is fun, educational and entertaining using Japanese warriors as a theme.

This week’s roundup highlights some of the great articles I’ve discovered being part of the challenge. I’ve enjoyed them and hope you will too!

Top spot goes to creator of the Yakezie Challenge, Sam from Finanial Samurai for The Art of Interview Tips. This article lists 10 practical tips for job interviews (@financialsamura)

Deliver Away Debt had an AWESOME guest post that was simply nostalgic ~ Fighting Debt Ninja Turtles Style! If you grew up watching the TMNT cartoons, movies or played the video games, you’ll really enjoy this. See what type of ninja turtle you are. (@deliverawaydebt)

The Amateur Financier also appealed to my “inner child” with Learning Financial Lessons from Aesops Fables. If you grew up learning about the Ant and the Grasshopper, the Tortoise and the Hare, the Dog and the Bone, and other such stories. This will bring back memories and add a financial twist.

Planting Dollars posted a thought provoking article earlier this week. Rich Friends / Poor Friends: Can You Be Their BFF (best friend forever)? There is an interesting concept discussed saying you are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with. (@PlantingDollars)

Sweating the Big Stuff lists 5 of the Worst ways to Save Money. Saving money is great, but not when it costs your integrity or friendships. This article does an excellent job of pointing that out. (@DanielPacker)

Canadian Finance Blog lists 5 Ways to Treat Yourself to a Frugal Vacation. All items are very practical and useful. (@CanadianFinance)

PFJ On the Map
A list of carnivals and round-ups I was included in this week

One Money Design Contributions:
I’m honored to be a staff writer for Jason’s site One Money Design. I’ll have one article published their per week. This week was my first contribution. Check out Financial Advice for Singles

Sweating the Big Stuff Yakezie Carnival

Bible Money Matters, Kick Debt Off, Fiscal Geek, Bucksome Boomer, Consumer Boomer, Not Made of Money

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 RainyDaySaver March 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm

“Not a Japanese gang” — funny! Great roundup, welcome to Yakezie!
.-= RainyDaySaver´s last blog ..Saturday Link Love: Spring Is in the Air Edition =-.

2 Forest March 18, 2010 at 1:13 am

Great roundup as always…. I just tweeted it.

I loved the Ninja Turtle guest post and am off to read a few of the others now.
.-= Forest´s last blog ..FREE DOWNLOAD -Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin =-.

3 Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog March 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

Thanks for the mention Lakita!
.-= Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog´s last blog ..A Financial Lesson From StarCraft =-.

4 harvestwages March 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm

What an amazing challenge. I think my joining is a must. Hope it’s free for all personal finance bloggers?
.-= harvestwages´s last blog ..Entrepreneurship As a Corporate Value =-.

5 BibleDebt March 16, 2010 at 11:00 am

I saw the Yakezie Challenge at Financial Samurai last week. I really need to join this network. Thanks again for reminding me!

6 Lakita (PFJourney) March 16, 2010 at 7:47 am

Arg! I’ve seen that error before and I have no idea what causes it. I’ll leave up for a while in case anyone knows a fix action.

7 Financial Samurai March 16, 2010 at 8:52 am

Cool. Yeah, donno.. i’m a tech dummy, just thought I’d let you know out of courtesy. Looks like it’s kinda working now which is good!
.-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..How To Apologize For An Error? Martyr Yourself! =-.

8 Financial Samurai March 16, 2010 at 7:39 am

Kita-san, just a heads up. Tried retweeting, but when I press the button it says “URL points to the wrong story” or something like that. It’s happened to me before on my site but fixed itself I think. Just fyi in case u were wondering why your Tweetmeme says O. Jeff at Deliver Away Debt and I have both tweeted as far as I can tell. (pls feel free to delete after reading).

Thnx, Sam
.-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..How To Apologize For An Error? Martyr Yourself! =-.

9 Financial Samurai March 16, 2010 at 7:33 am

Kita-san, congrats again for a being a Staff Writer on Jason’s site! I’m very glad his site is up and running with Media Temple too! So cool to call oneself a “Staff Writer” yeah? I tried once, and got the boot lol.

Thanks for the highlight, and good round up!


.-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..How To Apologize For An Error? Martyr Yourself! =-.

10 Lakita (PFJourney) March 16, 2010 at 7:46 am

Yes, it is cool! And the quality of the round-up only compliments all the awesome writers out there!

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