It’s official! I’ve decided to join the Yakezie Challenge and I know what you are thinking, “umm, the what-challenge?”
Yakezie is a personal finance and lifestyle blogging network. Some of the largest and most followed blogs are part of the group. And what a group! The mission is to selflessly help others, but more specifically as a challenger, I’m supposed to make my Alexa ranking fall from a massive 2.3 million down to a meager 200,000 in only six months.
It’s a great group and I hope that one day, six months from now, I’ll have moved the blogosphere far enough to qualify for full membership. Regardless of whether I can succeed, I think it’s important to find and share the best blog articles of the week that help families with their finances.
Behold my first weekly edition of Top 10 Family Finance Posts
Top 10 Family Finance Articles
- Somewhere in my house there is a closet staked full of bills, statements and receipts that all need to be burned or shredded. Thanks to Erin, I no longer feel alone.
- Should families actively invest in the stock market or stick with mutual funds? PK has had some success (although pretend) and practical advice. Should I ever have money, I may just try active investing myself.
- Succeeding in family finances is all about doing what works. I’m more frugal with the credit card than cash. However, Elle makes the case for using case at lunch time. If it works, do it!
- All the information on spending for Mother’s Day in one infographic. I myself came in under the average Mother’s Day budget; now does that make me a bad son or good spender?
- Making financial decisions that affect your family is never easy. SAFM has a great example of how difficult it can be to choose between retirement and being debt free.
- When man and woman marry a family begins. Sometimes the man struggles with the marrying the women part and decides to order one in the mail. Financial decisions ensue; Aloysa discusses the family finances behind mail order brides.
- Perhaps I’m ahead of myself with mail-order brides. Before you even begin to think family, you will likely need to bribe a prospective bride with a ring. $2,600 is average in Sean’s research, but something tells me that your prowess at lady killer probably determines on whether the budget needs to be larger or smaller. Unless, you are going mail-order; of course, because then it’s all about your flyer miles on the rewards card.
- Besides reading another fellow family finance blogger, it’s definitely worth learning about interest-free credit cards.
- No game screams family finances more than the game of Life. 20’s Finances talks about real and false notions that the game teaches families.
- There are some resumes that stretch the truth and others that break the truth. Know the difference is and why it matters.
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