Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 265 - I Joined the Yakezie Challenge - You Should Too

One Hundred Days to Go

One hundred days left in my own challenge - The $60K Project. Two hundred sixty five days ago I was pretty certain there was no way possible to pay off $60,000 in one year. I have proven myself wrong (we're almost there!). And I love it.

I credit blogging with keeping me on track, introducing accountability and making me really think about my financial decisions. When you put yourself out there to the world, you tend to check and double check yourself before pursuing a course of action - be it deciding what expenses to throw out or whether to buy that latte. I would rather eat rusty nails before I told the world that I messed up and didn't meet my goal because I went on a spending rampage.

So what's next for The $60K Project? Well, financially have no fear! We've still got more debt to pay off even after the $60K (*sigh*) and I've still got a lot to learn so no lack of material on my side. As far as my blog, I never knew writing about my personal and financial challenges would be so freakin' fun! I'm not going anywhere soon. And now I'm ready to take on a new challenge.

Yakezie - Selflessly Helping Others

I love to help people. I love to inspire and be inspired.

A few weeks ago, a fellow Tweeter sent out a 140 character distress signal about the horrible day personally and financially she was having. I have been in that position on many an occasion and know how hopeless it feels. I decided to reply with an attempt at a few words of wisdom and hope - something about lemons and lemonade so nothing earth shattering. Later in the day I got a grateful tweet back.

Even though there was no face to face and very few words exchanged, I still felt a connection between us. By joining the Yakezie Challenge, I want to build on that connection with a community of people who are there to support me on the rough days. And vice versa.

Stay tuned,




Have you joined the Yakezie Challenge? Do you have any pearls of wisdom to share?

13 comments:

Travis Pizel said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome to the Yakezie Challenge, I just joined myself a little over a week ago! 

Sustainable PF said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome to the challenge!

KNS_Financial said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome to the challenge! You have made amazing progress with your debt.

60kproject said... Best Blogger Tips

@KNS_Financial:disqus @ae0f21f16118041512bc0881f1166b90:disqus @twitter-216014199:disqus  Thanks so much!

101 Centavos said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome to the Yakezie Challenge. Watching that Alexa score go do is hugely motivational.

Frugal Student said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome to the challenge, I bet you will get down to 200,000 in no time.  You seem so motivated.

60kproject said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks! Love your blog - what a great idea. I'll be pulling for you. I've been told I was being ridiculous many times since I started trying to pay off my debt. Don't let anyone talk you out of your goals!!

60kproject said... Best Blogger Tips

Alexa is great although I'm a little obsessed! I like to take a look every day. :)

Financial Samurai said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome to the Challenge!  And, a big congrats on almost paying off that $60,000!  Would love to have a guest post on Yakezie.com or read your story about how you did so in such a short period of time!

Best, Sam

Frugal Student said... Best Blogger Tips

Please like to say that others cannot accomplish something because they themselves cannot/will not.  I try to ignore those people.

60kproject said... Best Blogger Tips

Sam, you just made my day - I would LOVE to do a guest post for Yakezie.com.

Bucksome said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome to the Yakezie challenge.  It really is about the community and I appreciate your highlighting that aspect.  Good luck!

60kproject said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Bucksome Boomer!

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