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On Friday of this week, My Personal Finance Journey participated in the 5th ever Yakezie Blog Swap.
In this event, members and challengers of theYakezie Personal Finance Blog Network paired up and traded posts amongst themselves on the common topic of “what motivates us to be financially responsible.”
My Favorite Swapped Post
After reading through all of the posts for this week (there were a lot of great ones!), I’ve decided that my favorite one was written by Justin from Money is the Root.
In this article, Justin explains how he had two parents with very different viewpoints and actions regarding money. However, he explains how through a lot of sacrific, his mother was able to support him going through college and getting his MBA in finance from The University of Michigan. Quite an inspirational post!
You can read the whole article at the link below!
- Khaleef writes about how how his faith drives his finances here at My Personal Finance Journey.
- I share the three things I do to keep focus and motivation at KNS Financial. These include keeping on target with my Purposed Focused Financial Plan, updating my net worth and financial goals, and keeping myself accountable by posting these updates on my blog.
- Kevin from Thousandaire.com wrote an article about being Snubbed for “Most Likely To Succeed” at LifeAndMyFinances.com
- Derek from LifeAndMyFinances.com posts about Fear, Family and Independence on Thousandaire.
- Andrea writes about how she is finally done with debt even though her friend might not be at Money Sanity.
- Alan shares 5 Great Reasons to be Financially Responsible at So Over Debt.
- Kevin talks about experiencing the world at Financial Success for Young Adults.
- LaTisha D Styles says Financial Freedom Brings Options at Debt Eye.
- Robert tells the world 10 Things That Motivate Him to be Financially Responsible at The Single Saver.
- Denise talks about real life Horror Scenes and their Financial Impact at The College Investor.
- Jason shares how three little monsters, better known as children, keep him financially focused at Narrow Bridge.
- Eric just wants to Live the High Life, whether that’s being active and single today or settling down in the future, and shares at Live Real, Now.
- Penny talks about making a big change and saving a quarter of her family income for the sake of her children at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.
- Crystal wants to live well today and retire early, and she has the plan to make it happen at The Saved Quarter.
- Melissa talks about finding enough money to send her kids to Japanese school so they can learn their dad’s language at Money is the Root.
- Dave learned his lessons about gambling in college and now wants to retire young. Check out his story at Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.
- Joe is about to be an asset millionaire, but he’s in it for the kids, not the money, and shares at Invest it Wisely.
- Kevin (note from Jacob – look at all these people named Kevin!) shares a powerful story about growing up in poverty and taking control of his life as an adult at Smart Money Focus.
- Sandy from Yes, I Am Cheap posted about Fear of Poverty at Beating Broke.
- Shane from Beating Broke posted about Financial Intentionality at Yes, I Am Cheap.
- Barbara shares some financial tips with you at Money in the 20s.
How about you all? Which post was your favorite? And more importantly, what motivates you financially?
Share your experiences by commenting below!
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