Best Personal Finance Writing – Week 7

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I want to thank all my readers for a great 2012 so far. Readership is growing and I reached a major milestone on Valentine’s Day: this site dropped below 200,000 on the Alexa ranking system. If you are not sure what that means, Alexa is a company that tracks the popularity of around 30 million websites around the world. Breaking the top 300,000 means you are in the top 1% of sites.

I am really humbled that of all the places to go online, you choose to come here – THANK YOU!

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Married (with Debt) was included in carnivals by the following fine sites; thanks so much for hosting!

This week’s Best Of post is dedicated to some of the new personal finance and lifestyle sites that have popped onto my radar recently.

  • Karl at Cult of Money has an excellent analysis of the societal harm that public financing of sports stadiums can cause.
  • The Daily Thinker has a great post about making sacrifices to get out of debt. This is important not only for personal finance, but for being an adult, period.
  • Jeremy at Modest Money has a review of the financial movie Margin Call starring Kevin Spacey. It looks interesting, and I’d definitely like to see a movie about the risky Wall Street behaviors that helped get us where we are today.
  • Baxter at Change a Thing has a well written story about almost dying in a motorcycle crash, and how these events become turning points for change.
  • Thad over at ThadThoughts has a personal story about taking responsibility, and how doing so can help us move forward more easily.
  • Daisy at Add Vodka has a post about what’s on a lot of minds of people who write online – whether to do so anonymously.
  • Christopher at This, That and the MBA has a post about serving on the board of directors of a nonprofit, and how doing this can be a way to serve if you can’t afford to donate.

 

Previous “Best Of” Roundups:

Week 6

Week 5

Week 4

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30 Comments
  1. Thanks for the mention John. It was quite a good movie for anyone who’s interested in Wall Street or finances in general.
    Jeremy @ Modest Money recently posted..Financial Movie Review: Margin CallMy Profile

  2. Thanks for the mention John. Much appreciated.
    TheDailyThinker recently posted..Saving Money by Identifying Wants and NeedsMy Profile

  3. Thanks john for the mention. I read these other ones you mentioned as well. I think they came into Yakezie a little before when I did, they are big brother to look up to!
    Christopher recently posted..Week Dos Recap – I am fluent in Spanish, not really…My Profile

    • No problem. Yep, there are a lot of good sites coming up in the last month or so. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Congrats John, keep working hard on the blog!
    Kevin @ SpringCoin recently posted..Best Financial Articles from the Web 2/16/2012My Profile

  5. Thanks a bunch for including me, it’s always an honor to be listed among such great blogs that I read all the time. This blogging thing sure is something. :) Not quite sure what yet, but it is fun.
    CultOfMoney recently posted..Academic Investing Advice – What do PhDs know that you don’t?My Profile

  6. Congratulations,
    I love hearing success stories like this. You are my official finance go to guy when i have questions. I like the round up of sites you put together here too. I’ve added a couple to my RSS reader.

    Cheers
    Annie Andre recently posted..Adventures In France #2: One Day In Marseille + Why We Moved To FranceMy Profile

  7. Great collection of articles here
    Savvy Scot recently posted..A Life Changing MomentMy Profile

  8. This a really good list. I will make sure to read up on all of these. I plan to host my first carnival this coming week and I will definitely be back to this site.
    BE @ BusyExecutiveMoneyBlog recently posted..My valuable credit card lessonMy Profile

  9. That was nice of Alexa to remember Valentine’s Day!

    Seriously, congrats on the < 200k. And remember, it's 90 days of Alexa love, so you'll probably continue dropping for a while…
    PK recently posted..The DQYDJ Weekender (Week of 2/13/12)My Profile

  10. Congratulations on breaking the 200k barrier. I have the same goal (Yakezie, here I come) but have a LOT of learning to do in the mean time.
    Jason recently posted..How to Create a Better Budget – Part 1My Profile

  11. Congratulations on breaking the 200k barrier! That’s awesome! Can tell your hard work and dedication is paying off. You are one of the most active commenters I see on most of the sites that I visit, as well as in Yakezie forums. Nice work.
    Matt @ RamblingFever Money recently posted..Thinking About Money While Sitting on the ToiletMy Profile

  12. Congrats on your Alexa rank. Your are doing great by submitting to all these carnivals. Keep it up.
    SB @ One Cent At A Time recently posted..Chase Freedom Credit Card ReviewMy Profile

  13. These kind of posts are very helpful to those can’t handle their finances generally. People nowadays should know how to be thrifty! Kudos guys!
    zoie027 recently posted..protection insuranceMy Profile

  14. Wow John, that’s amazing. Congratulations!

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