It's official. I think I found the personal finance site of my dreams.
It's not so much a place to get advice (though it is that). It's, Yakezie, a blogging network meant for people who truly want to help others. By working with members and networking with like-minded bloggers, success can be had by all. That's something I can get behind.
After all those times I've seen the Yakezie badge on sites I visit often, I now have my own. Hopefully I can get my Alexa ranking below 200k and become a full-fledged member in 6 months.
One of the other great things about this site is that it is real. There's a message below the surface, and I don't know if anyone would come right out and say it, but it is this: follow our program and you will greatly improve your results. If it doesn't happen in 6 months, it may not be meant to be.
This is a good way for me to see if I am truly cut out for this. Honestly, if I work hard for 6 months and can't break 200k, I should probably look for something else. But honestly, it feels real this time. I have tried to do this in the past and have always given up.
Not this time.
At the time of publishing, my stats are:
I am sure, thanks to Yakezie, that these will improve greatly, because they have already improved since I found the site last week.
I want to thank the Yakezie members who have already reached out, and I'm looking forward to meeting and working with so many more.
So, in the tradition of Yakezie, I'd like to share some posts I enjoyed this week by fellow members :
- Over at Money and Matrimony, Tony has a post about why people don't take control of their money.
- At Jai Catalano's blog, he shares his successes of 2011, which are very encouraging.
- At American Debt Project, I read a post about a late victory for 2011 in their effort to be debt free.
- Over at Life and My Finances, Derek has an appropriate post about the power of groups and strength in numbers.
- Paul at the Frugal Toad talks about some sites that can help you save money by renting apartments for your international trip.
- Credit Donkey shows us how to learn from the failures of government to help us get out of debt.