For the last couple of months we, at the Money Principle, have had the good fortune to work with a group of amazing people from the Yakezie network of finance blogs. They are men and women at different stages of career and life, different occupations, they come from far and away; their blogs have different focus and their writing different call. What these people share is their love for blogging and their commitment to high standards.  Individual commitment to standards is the way we push the quality of our blogs up and make your experience so much more informative and entertaining.

Today, instead of telling you more about the posts that make me think I decided to tell you about these blogs: go have a look because it is so much worth it.

To the members of this group we would like to say an enormous thank you for the support, advice and providing an example of persistence, creativity and goodness.

Merry Christmas all!

The Technical Heavy Weights

These are the blogs that provide mainly information about investments – stocks, options, investment portfolios and stock market trends. If you think that it is not very exciting let me tell you: this is high octane stuff that will make your financial engine rev and your investments leap forward. And not that difficult to understand either! This people certainly know what they are doing so check them out.

Cash Flow Mantra

Ultimate Smart Money

Personal Finance and your life

If you are interested in how to invest your cash I would suggest you go the first group of blogs. If, on the other hand, you would like to know how your money and your life are a unity, how to make your cash last and how to be savvy with your dough make a cup of coffee, make yourself comfortable and pay these blogs a visit.

Mom’s Plans

Saved Quarter

Jenny Pincher

Cents to Save

Sustainable and ethical consumption

Sustainable and ethical consumption is good for the environment and for your pocket. What to know how? Please, read on! And there is so much more.

Sustainable Personal Finance

Prairie Eco Thrifter

The Generalists

These blogs span several areas of personal finance. You can find sound and sensible investment discussion, advice on purchasing your house, motivational pieces, frugality and other general PF topics. Informative, entertaining and creative! Apart from that, if I fancy a good and civilised debate I go to one or other of these blogs.

Aaron Hung

Your Finances Simplified

Money Cactus

Frugal Toad

My University Money

…and some people have it all figured out!

In a group of its own, I would like to mention KrantCents. Anything you wish to know about money, jobs, getting jobs and the meaning of life and success go to this blog. And no, the answer is not 42!

Finally I would like to mention two blogs we read but they are not part of our Yakezie group.

Budgets are Sexy : J$ is knowledgeable, funny and a really good writer. He claims that he hates writing but I do suspect a bit of Flaubert like denial at work here. When you think it just can’t get any better you realise that J$ is also a really nice guy: it seems to me that J$ junior could not have chosen better parents to be conceived to. Merry Christmas and thanks for being you!

Control Your Cash : Betty and Greg always manage to provide hard hitting analysis, acerbic wit and good writing. I don’t always agree with them but they never fail to make me think. They are also ‘defenders of standards’ and any community needs some. Merry Christmas!

Now we have had some Christmas presents as well.

Networth Protect included our post  ‘Tell me your dreams and I’ll tell you your goals’ amongst their favourite posts.

Pam at the Moneytrail has picked our post ‘What do you really want for Christmas’ as one of the ‘holiday thoughts’.

Finally, our first submission to – and inclusion in – a Carnival of Personal Finance. We’ve been included in the latest edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance hosted at Money Cactus.