Yakezie Carnival Sushi Edition

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I’m very happy to be the host of the Yakezie Carnival this week! Please read on for great sushi options as well!

Ray @ Squirrelers writes My Worst Customer Service Experience Ever – Good customer service can yield loyalty and business. What about lousy customer service? This post shares a story about bad service, and discusses how we can handle such situations

Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards – The best travel rewards credit cards can maximize your spending, giving you benefits like free flights, hotel nights, and more. See the travel rewards card that best fits your needs.

Dr. Dean @ The Millionaire Nurse Blog writes Are You An Investing Scaredy Cat? – Risks and rewards in investing…Do you understand them? What makes people sell when they should buy?

Roshawn Watson @ Watson Inc writes Your Money Personality: Tightwads or Spendthrift? – There are reasons frugality comes easier to some. Over the years, numerous publications have shed light on the origins of financial behavior. In this article, we will discuss some of the biological etiologies of our spending orientations.

Shilpan @ Street Smart Finance writes What’s Your American Dream? – It’s hard to not think of those million souls who have fought for the greatest gift we all cherish — to have liberty, justice and our way of life by pursuing American dream. If you’ve doubts — with the economic meltdown of the past three years — about your American dream, you are not alone!

Kanwal @ Simply Investing writes Did You Buy Shares in Facebook? Should You? – On Friday (May 18, 2012) Facebook became a public company. Facebook shares began trading on the stock market, meaning anyone could now own a part of the company. But should you have bought shares in Faceboook? The answer is no. Facebook shares started trading at $38 each, which valued the company at $104 billion.

Theresa Torres @ Retirement Calculator writes Paying Off Student Debt vs. Saving for Retirement – Here are several things to consider before deciding to focus on paying off student debt first or saving for retirement. You can also choose the option to balance both goals. In the end, it’s all about finding out what would work best for you.

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Jeremy Waller @ Personal Finance Whiz writes Top Personal Finance Posts Of The Week – Facebook IPO Post Mortem Analysis Edition – So…Facebook’s IPO was on Friday…and it was one of the least exciting IPOs I’ve ever seen. The hype leading up to it was off the charts. This was supposed to be one of the biggest IPOs in years. It opened pretty stinkin’ close to my prediction.

Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes Reevaluating Your Wireless Service – Do you spent too much on your wireless service? These people are perfect examples of why you should reevaluate your plan today!

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes How to Make Money as a Part-Time Baseball Umpire – If you love the sport of baseball and have some free time, there’s no reason you can’t be an umpire for real and get paid to do it!

PPlan @ Provident Plan writes Insurance: Pros and Cons – In all walks of life, it pays to be safe. Doing your best to ensure that you don’t succumb to any illness, injury or any other form of harm is important,

Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes Addictions Can Ruin Your Budget – Addictions can get expensive, not all of them, but some of them can. Addictions can ruin your budget and financial goals. Will addictions ruin everybody’s……

Jason @ Work Save Live writes Things to Consider With Your Relationship and Money – This week I’m taking a part of a “Blog Swap.” So instead of posting on my site today, I’m trading places with one of my fellow bloggers! I hope you enjoy hearing from a new perspective! Your Relationship and Money A lot of couples fight about money.

JP @ My Family Finances writes Are Bank CDs a Waste of Time and Money for Families? – These days it’s hard to see bank CDs as anything but a waste of time and money for your family’s finances.

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Getting Excited about FINCON12 But Nervous Too… – The Financial Blogger Conference 2012 is going to be awesome, but I am already nervous about speaking. This will make FINCON12 a bit more stressful for me.

Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes Living to 100 and Beyond: The Changes Ahead – This is the second in a series of articles on living to 100 and beyond. This post was originally published on May 26, 2010. Living to 100 and beyond…

YFS @ Your Finances Simplified writes Rental Property #3 Numbers Analysis – As I told you guys in the last post, I’m going to give you the actual break down of my current and future rental property purchases.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes What Are Your Options for Dealing with Debt – One of the biggest problems with debt is that being burdened by it makes you feel helpless. However, you always have options for dealing with debt, for tackling it yourself to using debt management services by Pay Plan.

Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes 20 Ways to Spend Money On and Off Board a Cruise – I am fresh off the ship of the first cruise I have ever taken.

Daisy @ Add Vodka writes It’s Not Necessary To Pay For Your Kid’s College Education – ****** Disclaimer (Edit): This post is in no way meant to reduce the accomplishment of those who had their parents pay for college for them, nor is it meant to be a compare/contrast of people that pay for their own …Read more »

Luke @ Learn Bonds writes Are Investors in the PIMCO Total Return Fund Missing Out? – The PIMCO Total Return Fund is Underperforming PIMCO’s new BOND ETF. Are PIMCO Total Return Fund Investors missing out?

Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Understanding the Different Stock Indexes – Read more to understand the difference in the stock indexes. Information is power when it comes to the exchanges!

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Four conditions under which cash loans may not be such a bad idea after all – Before I go on and set out the four conditions under which, I believe, cash loans may not be a bad idea let me tell you a story.

Variety Sushi

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Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes Would You Pay More For a House With a View? – Do you think that houses with an excellent view is worth more? Would you pay more for one?

John @ Married (with Debt) writes Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen and the Prosperity Gospel – Preachers like Creflo Dollar and Joel Osteen are leading figures in the prosperity gospel movement. What is it, and is it right?

Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Are You Entitled? Does Entitlement Lead to Debt? – Find out how the feeling of entitlement affects your spending habits and what you can do to stop it.

Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Our House On The Market: Month Three – We’ve now had our house on the market for three long months, and I’m losing faith. We’re dropping the asking price, but I wonder whether it’s enough to get it sold.

Kevin @ Thousandaire writes Invest in Used Washers and Dryers, Get Rich – I bought a washer and dryer set for cheap and re-sold it four years later for a 75 percent profit.

Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Get a Free $25 to Lend on Kiva – Maybe I’m behind the times on this but I recently learned about Kiva. I’d heard of it before but I didn’t know what it was.

Eddie @ Finance Fox writes 35 Money Lies People Tell Regularly – Men supposedly lie six times more per day than women, and when someone tells you, be a man or a woman – “Nothing is wrong, I’m OKAY”, they’re really lying to your face.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes Harnessing The Power Of Compound Interest – There is a power of compound interest that both savers and investors need to understand and harness in order to grow their wealth.

Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes Debt Settlement vs. Debt Consolidation – Debt settlement and debt consolidation are among the top debt-reduction options for individuals who have more debt than they can handle. While both tracks can help you get out of debt, their approaches are very different.

101 Centavos @ 101 Centavos writes How To Painfully Save Hundreds of Dollars a Year – While we’re off on vacation, I’m recycling/re-branding/editing some old posts. This one was originally posted on November 6th, 2010. Save hundreds…

Evan @ My Journey to Millions writes June 2012 Net Worth Update: My First Negative Month! and a Housing Update – I have been tracking my Net worth since January 2011 and while it took a long time the inevitable has finally happened my net worth dropped month over month!


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Beating Broke @ Beating Broke writes How Higher Education Is Ruining the Economy – The last thing you probably expected, today, was a post about how higher education is ruining the economy. After all, aren’t personal-finance bloggers supposed to be all about advancing yourself, spending wisely, and earning all that you can? Perhaps, but I’m of the personal belief that one can still advance yourself, spend wisely, and earn all that your worth without having to go to college.

SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Is Getting Pet Insurance Worth It? – For some people, the issue of getting pet insurance is simply ridiculous.

Laura @ NerdWallet writes The Changing Face of Prepaid Debit – A confluence of events, from new laws to new technology, has birthed prepaid debit cards that might – might – actually help consumers.

Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes 5 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Without Breaking the Bank – Imagine your life without a mortgage; you’d have more money to spend, more money to save, more money to invest—more money for everything!

PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes Reasons Why People Don’t Follow Their Dreams – Find out why people fail to realize their dreams. Why do people fail? Why do people give up on their dreams?

MR @ Money Reasons writes Are You Underestimating Your Abilities and Potential? – Are we underestimating ourselves? Read my story of a brilliant neighborhood mom that could have made much more money in life.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes May Progress Monitoring – I can’t believe it’s already June! The years just seem to fly by. It’s that time again when I need to check my progress to see how I’m doing on my goals: Save $6,000 this year Ride 1,000 miles on my bike Increase my readership to 375 readers daily So how am I doing at day 150?

Cash Flow Mantra @ Cash Flow Mantra writes Estimating the Vacation Budget – Wanting to pay off debt and keep costs reasonable is another consideration in our vacation planning so only taking a few days away should help on that front as well.

A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Simple Steps To Grow Your Business – As your business starts succeeding, you should look at what the next level is. This can encompass a whole range of things, from moving out of the house and into a real shop, or even just making your existing business look more professional and function more streamlined.

Corey @ 20s Finances writes Cost of Being in Someone Else’s Wedding – Do you have any close friends getting married soon? Have they asked you to be in their wedding? Do you know how much it will cost you to say yes? I was in a friend’s wedding in December and will be in another wedding in June. Between those two weddings and having 3 other weddings to attend in the next few months, I have weddings on the mind.

krantcents @ KrantCents writes The 3R’s of Success – The 3 R’s of Success is the eighteenth in a series of articles to help you reach your goal.

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Should You Hide Money From Your Spouse? – A recent study showed that many partners or spouses hide money from their significant other. Is it okay to hide money from your spouse?

Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Canadian Dividend Stocks: Brookfield Renewable – Many investors are looking to Canada as a source of investing opportunity that are a little more eco-friendly than their competitors like Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners.

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Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Overcoming Unemployment Challenges – As many of you know I’ve been unemployed the whole time I’ve been running this blog. Now find out about the struggles I’ve had to overcome to rejoin the world of the employed.

Jeff Rose @ Good Financial Cents writes Best Short Term Investments For Your Money Right Now – n such an unstable market, short term investing may be a safer alternative for investors. Short term investing allows investors to invest their money with little or no risk, while knowing their money is not going to be tied up for long periods of time.

Jon Rhodes @ Affiliate Tips writes Article Marketing Vs Guest Blogging – This article discusses the differences between article marketing and guest blogging, and which is the most benefical to use in order to promote a website or blog.

Steven Zussino @ Canadian Personal Finance writes Is Buying a Condo the Right Decision for You? – The decision to purchase a home, any home, is a big one. It means more responsibility, less flexibility when it comes time to move, and a mortgage. However, financially speaking, purchasing is a better investment more times than not.

Marie at FamilyMoneyValues @ Family Money Values writes Mother-in-law – Are you female? Do you have kids? Are they married or do you expect them to get married some day? If so, guess what, you WILL be a Mother-in-law. Here are some tips on meeting the MIL challenge successfully.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Build a Legacy for Your Child: Be Remembered for Your Positive Influence – You don’t need to amass vast amounts of wealth or property in order to be able to leave a legacy for your children. In fact, research has shown that the majority of people value non-monetary aspects of a legacy, like life lessons, ethics and values more highly.

Robert @ My Multiple Incomes writes My Monthly Income Stream – May 2012 – May was an awesome month online. It seems things in the digital world are settling down and getting back to normal, especially after all the major updates. That is a huge relief.

Ray @ Squirrelers writes Public or Private School – When paying for private school, many people are already paying for public schools via taxes. This post explores the topic of when it makes sense to go private vs public

Paul Vachon @ The Frugal Toad writes Frugal Living Made Easy – Frugal living is all about making informed and deliberate choices in how to spend money. In other words, frugality allows me to get more value for my hard earned dollar and who wouldn’t want that?

Robert @ The College Investor writes Another Shitty Wells Fargo Fee – Wells Fargo is now charging their users to access their online information from other programs and apps. Basically, if you don’t use Wells Fargo’s system, you have to pay.

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Kraig @ Young, Cheap Living writes How I’m Achieving My Goals by Attending FinCon12 – After having started my blog just 6 months ago, I booked my trip this week for the 2012 Financial Blogger Conference in Denver. This is quite exciting for me and my career as I plan to use it to achieve my personal and professional goals. In this post, I talk about those goals and how the conference fits in with them.

Jason @ Live Real, Now writes How Banks Work – Ultimately, a bank’s job is to connect the savers with the spenders in a way that’s reliable enough to ensure everybody benefits. If anybody in the chain ceases to benefit, the system collapses.

Mr. Money @ Smart on Money writes Before You Retire: Are You Building Your Assets? – If you want to be truly ready for retirement, one of the best things you can do is make sure you have built up plenty of assets. And you want to reduce your liabilities as well.

Philip @ PT Money Personal Finance writes Things to Consider Before Closing on Your Next House – I share some tips that I learned from recently closing on another home for our family.

Everything Finance @ Everything Finance Blog writes Are Grocery Prices Going Up? – Every month, we set a grocery budget for $300 for two people. That comes out to about $75 a week. To me that seems like a sufficient amount of money for two adults. We live in southern California, and have lots of access to fresh cheap produce. However, for the past several months, we’ve been going over our food budget—some times even almost doubling our amount! It got me wondering: Are grocery prices going up?

Matt @ Living in Financial Excellence writes Party Decorations on a Budget – If you know you’ll be celebrating a bridal shower, baby shower, child’s birthday (you get the idea) be on the look out for the after Easter sales for plain pastel colored items, such as tissue paper, clear bags for gift baskets, ribbon, paper grass, paper cups, plates, etc. Or stock up for next year’s Easter hunt decorations. You will save anywhere from 50 to 75% and use coupons to save even more!

Melissa @ Mom’s Plans writes Our Square Foot Gardening 2012 – Update #2 – We are trying our hand at gardening in a community garden, and it has been fun to watch things grow.

Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Advice for Twenty-Somethings Getting Started Managing Money – Some starting advice to twenty-somethings on how to get their finances in order and start managing their money properly.

Jefferson @ See Debt Run writes Take That, Debt Monster – Discussing our progress towards paying down our debt, and the methods that we have used to pay $900 monthly against our credit card debt.

Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes How to Move Out on a Shoestring Budget – I outline five steps to help you prepare to move out on your own for the first time.

Thanks for a great carnival!
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  1. Thanks for hosting this week!

  2. Thanks for mentioning my post and hosting this week!

  3. thanks for hosting and including us!

  4. Thanks for including me and good carnival; nice company.

  5. Glen Craig says:

    Thanks so much for hosting. I’m getting hungry looking at the pics!

  6. Thanks for mentioning my post. Now you’ve got me craving sushi, even though it’s just past 9AM.

  7. Thanks for including us

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