It’s been just over a month since the Samurai Alexa Ranking Challenge was announced, and I’m pleased to report we’ve made tremendous progress! With 35+ members strong, we are actively helping each other achieve our respective goals. I’d like to use this opportunity to recognize several Yakezie members for their achievements and initiatives in helping the team.
* Daniel-San from Sweating The Big Stuff took the initiative to compile the list and keep track. His efforts have in turn created a home for us members to visit once a week and get pumped.
* @Elle_CM from Couple Money has been amazingly selfless in retweeting my posts and many other posts. She is exactly the type of member the Yakezie Group seeks. @FinEngr created a Yakezie Twitter Group to keep track of us and follow. Pls follow so the group can follow you back.
* Monevator, The Amateur Financier, Evolution Of Wealth created weekly wraps to specifically highlight posts from the Yakezie Group. Meanwhile, Money Funk wrote a derivative post on how to increase your Alexa ranking.
* Eliminate The Muda and Planting Dollars have busted through their 200,000 goal and should obviously now shoot for top 100,000!
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Anybody want to guess what happened on Wed, January 19th right before the market fell off a cliff? If you guessed Obama delivered a politically charged speech to rally for his own support and crucify others, you’re right! On Wed, January 19th, Obama went on national TV to tell the world, “we want our money back” and “if they want a fight, a fight is what they’ll get.” The “they” of course, are “greedy rich” people. The markets immediately started to sell-off and the S&P 500 is now down about 6% since.
Good old fashion class warfare is never good for the economy, neither is continuous political jibber jabber. Do you ever remember a president being on TV as much as our current president? The risk of overexposure is very real, and the record low approval rating for any president at this point in his term shows this. The State of The Union address is supposed to be an opportunity to unify the people. Besides the typical feel-good rhetoric, what I heard was a continued attack on others, protecting personal interest groups, and maintaining giant silos.
Was there ever a time when you thought you had to do more just to get noticed? You’d put on antics, pretend to be someone you’re not, and self praise one too many times when all you had to do was just be yourself.
I want to share with you my favorite Glee scene, which begins just after the Glee cast performed an obnoxious hair waving routine for the opposing team. The video reminds us that simplicity, accompanied by genuineness triumphs always.
This site won’t be all things to all people. If it was, we’d lose our authenticity. Thanks for joining our community!
Readers, ever catch yourself doing something that wasn’t you? Why do you think you were doing that unusual thing, and why is it so hard to just be ourselves sometimes?
Have you ever woken up one day and asked yourself, “Where did all the time go?” We look at old photos and sometimes surprise ourselves with how young, or how good we looked back then. Not to worry, I still say we look pretty good today.
Time is like an oil field which eventually gets depleted. And sadly to say, the depletion rate accelerates! If for simple math’s sake, we were to live till 100, the first year of our life takes only 1/100 of time. Yet, the 51st year of our life is takes 1/50th, and our last year is takes up 1/1, or 100%.
Today’s challenge is to simply accept the fact we only have one shot at life, so we might as well do the best we can. If we have an urge to put things off until tomorrow, just finish it today. If we want to learn a new sport and get better, hurry up and practice! Don’t let your guitar gather dust and that rose go unappreciated.
I strongly believe that financial stability is achieved through a mindset and a way of life. Like trying to lose weight by just going on a temporary diet, it just won’t work in the long run. It takes many simple steps to change one’s mindset. The first simple step is just reading as much as you can about the various situations on the many different blogs here: http://www.wisebread.com/top-100-most-popular-personal-finance-blogs/.
Readers, have you achieved financial stability through a change in mindset? What are the main differences between the new you and the old you?
Sam @ Financial Samurai – “Slicing Through Money’s Mysteries”
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