Joining the Yakezie Challenge!

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

It’s a cliche, but it’s so true in so many ways. From improving our finances one habit at a time, to figuring out how to parent day-by-day, you never get where you’re going in one giant leap. It’s a series of repetitive small steps that add up to big change.

I started this blog back in January with the goal of helping new parents like myself make good financial decisions. It’s been a lot of fun so far and I’ve learned a lot.

Proud Member of Yakezie

Today, I’m stepping up my game by committing to the Yakezie Challenge. The Yakezie Network is a group of personal finance and lifestyle bloggers committed to being awesome at what they do. I want to expand my reach and connect with as many new parents as possible, and I believe that this network can help me do that.

But you can’t just join. To be accepted, you have to go through a six month qualifying period in which you pledge to:
-Announce that you’ve joined the challenge.
-Write regular, quality content.
-Get to know, learn from and promote other personal finance bloggers.
-Break 200,000 in Alexa score (a ranking of websites).

Today is the start of my six months. My current Alexa rank is 4,158,966, and I have to get to 200,000 by October 25, so I’ve got a long way to go. But if I want to make a difference, I have to commit to improvement. And that improvement will come one small step at a time.

I excited about the challenge and ready to get going. Let’s do it!

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8 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • Holly Johnson April 25, 2013

    Awesome! You will find it extremely helpful as the Yakezie Network probably has answers to any questions that you have. Good luck!

  • Matt Becker April 25, 2013

    Thanks Holly! I’m excited to get started.

  • Lindsey @ Cents & Sensibility April 25, 2013

    Welcome to Yakezie Matt! I’m new as well so I’m keen to get to know my fellow challengers!
    Lindsey @ Cents & Sensibility

  • The Frugal Path April 26, 2013

    Welcome to the challenge. The Alexa part is easy once you begin start gaining friends in the community. The numbers will drop by several thousand at first.

  • Matt Becker April 26, 2013

    Thanks Lindsey! Definitely good to meet other people going for the same thing. Looking forward to getting to know you.

  • Matt Becker April 26, 2013

    Thanks for the support. I checked this morning and my number already dropped by 500,000. Crazy!

  • Yakezie April 27, 2013


  • Matt Becker April 27, 2013

    Thanks! Happy to be on board.

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