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Financially Savvy Saturdays: 187th Edition

Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the best place to find awesome money related stories and opinions on the web! It’s created specifically for personal finance bloggers! We welcome all things money here. Whether you’ve written anything from best advice on how to sell your home to debt busting fails, you’re invited to link-up.

If it ties into personal finance, we want to read it!

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Super excited to be hosting this week! This hop was started in a effort to build community in the personal finance space, and I’m so glad for the new friends and great bloggers I’ve met through it.

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Feature of the Week

As this week’s visiting co-host, Femme has selected her favorite post from last week’s blog hop to be this week’s feature. Femme chose 6 Ways to Get Free Books by Jax at Project: Beach Life.

Click here to read her post!

Click here to read her post!

If you submit a post, you could be featured in next week’s party!

We do have a couple of rules for participation. Those who don’t follow the rules will have their link taken down and won’t have the chance to be featured.

1. Your post must be written in the past seven days, related to personal finance and not be solely a giveaway.

2. Be sure to include a link to one of your hosts by copying and pasting the html in one of the boxes below into your linked up post. You have the option of the button or a text link.

3. Follow your hosts. You can follow brokeGIRLrich on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, OR by subscribing to her RSS feed. Also, you can follow Femme Frugality on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest OR by subscribing to her RSS feed.

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5. HAVE FUN!

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Financially Savvy Saturdays 181st Edition

Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the best place to find awesome money related stories and opinions on the web! It’s created specifically for personal finance bloggers! We welcome all things money here. Whether you’ve written anything from advice on how to stay positive during your debt journey to the worst ways to earn extra money, you’re invited to link-up.

If it ties into personal finance, we want to read it!

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Interested in co-hosting? Co-hosting is fun AND easy. If you’re interested, you can email me via brokeGIRLrich(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions. Or if you’re ready to take the plunge, you can sign up on this Google doc.

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Feature of the Week

As this week’s visiting co-host, I got to select my favorite post from last week’s blog hop to be this week’s feature. I chose Cable Without the Cable Price Tag: Our Sling Review by Emily at The John & Jane Doe Guide to Money & Investing! If you’re looking to cut cable while keeping sports programming, Sling TV appears to be the holy grail.

Click here to read her post!

Click here to read her post!

If you submit a post, you could be featured in next week’s party!

We do have a couple of rules for participation. Those who don’t follow the rules will have their link taken down and won’t have the chance to be featured.

1. Your post must be written in the past seven days, related to personal finance and not be solely a giveaway.

2. Be sure to include a link to one of your hosts by copying and pasting the html in one of the boxes below into your linked up post. You have the option of the button or a text link.

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Effects of the DAPL Decision

The Dakota Access Pipeline has been a very hotly discussed topic that has been debated in and out of the national news for over a year. Now that discussions are getting down to the finer details, the public who this will affect are trying to understand the consequences. This is also going to have a knock on effect on markets. Whether traders are trading online with a company like CMC markets, or through a broker, this is likely to reshape the landscape of the American oil industry.

What is the DAPL?

The Dakota Access Pipeline is a proposed oil pipeline that will travel through the United States. The route that is being looked at by the various companies involved in the pipeline would go from the Bakkan oil fields in North Dakota (this is also why it is sometimes known as the Bakkan pipeline) to Patoka, Illinois. Although it has already been started, there is still a lot of controversy around the project being finished.

How will the DAPL effect the environment?

Amid concerns over the water supply surrounding the pipeline, there has recently been a detected leak from the DAPL which has not helped matters for those who are trying to get it finished. The leak was not far from Standing Rock, which is where protectors have been demonstrating against the further development of the pipeline.

Water protectors have also raised concerns over the natural habitat of wildlife being ruined when developers install the rest of the pipeline. Having a leak so soon after the demonstrations has not fared well in the media.

How will it affect the people?

Already lands sacred to the protectors have been destroyed.  On December 4th, the US Army corps determined that the pipeline must be rerouted. Protectors insist development needs to be stopped permanently for the sake of the environment as a whole.

Before the December 4th decision, people felt they had been ‘bullied’ into having the pipeline through their land, because too much change to fully-developed communities near Bismarck would have cost more than the DAPL has to invest.

How will it affect the markets?

Needless to say with all of the speculation, the commodities market has been fun and games with regards to oil recently. Cities such as Seattle have now held back on their investments to wait and see how the situation plays out. But for every one lost shareholder, there is someone to step up. The pipeline, for the oil industry, represents big business for anyone involved, and if it is completed will cut costs for companies that will use it to transport oil.

Wells Fargo, the funder for the project, has also had their share of controversy stemming from involvement in the project, which hasn’t helped the stability of the oil market.

Will it go ahead?

Barack Obama dragged his feet on the issue, but finally did send in the Army Corps of Engineers to make the decision that the pipeline must be rerouted in early December.

However, now that Donald Trump wants to ‘make America great again’ it is highly unlikely that the pipeline will be stopped completely. He campaigned heavily on old forms of energy. Couple that with the fact that he has assigned Ricky Perry as his energy secretary, and the completion of the pipeline looks to be a sure thing. On top of being the future energy secretary, Ricky also happens to be a main shareholder in the DAPL project.

It is not known yet how Donald Trump intends to safeguard from conflict of interest, or if he does at all. While the previous administration eventually acknowledged the plight of the protectors, it looks as though Trump is very set to run things his way on his terms.

Economically, the project could be good for the burgeoning US oil market, which is often overshadowed by its richer Arabic counterparts. After months of speculation, the only resolution looks to come with the transition of power in the USA.

 

This post is brought to you and contributed by an outside writer. Femme Frugality supports the protectors, and believes that we should invest our money in forms of energy that will not kill the planet.

#FinSavSat 167th Edition

Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the best place to find awesome money related stories and opinions on the web! It’s created specifically for personal finance bloggers! We welcome all things money here. Whether you’ve written anything from advice on how to avoid debt repayment burn out to frugal home updates, you’re invited to link-up.

If it ties into personal finance, we want to read it!

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This week we’re pleased to welcome back Femme from Femme Frugality as our visiting co-host (and Financially Savvy Saturdays founder)!

Tweet about it. You can use #finsavsat when tweeting about the party!

Concerns about SEO? Recently many bloggers have decided to stop participating in events such as Carnivals. If you’re worried about how participating in this link-up could effect your SEO, we’d encourage you to check out this article.

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Feature of the Week

As this week’s visiting co-host, Femme has selected her favorite post from last week’s blog hop to be this week’s feature. Femme chose Law School Student Loan Payoff Progress Report – Month 2 – $124,439 by Brittany at Where My Soul Belongs!

Click here to read her post!

Click here to read her post!

If you submit a post, you could be featured in next week’s party!

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1. Your post must be written in the past seven days, related to personal finance and not be solely a giveaway.

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Financially Savvy Saturdays Week 147

Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the best place to find awesome money related stories and opinions on the web! It’s created specifically for personal finance bloggers! We welcome all things money here. Whether you’ve written anything from how you spend next to nothing on groceries to your latest dividend income report, you’re invited to link-up.

If it ties into personal finance, we want to read it!

Financially Savvy Saturdays Blog Hop with Disease Called Debt and Broke Girl Rich

Femme Frugality - Financially Savvy Saturdays with Broke Girl Rich and Disease Called Debt

This week we’re pleased to welcome back Femme from Femme Frugality as our visiting co-host (and Financially Savvy Saturdays founder!) She writes about money saving for moms, dads, students, brides and Pittsburghers over at her blog.

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Concerns about SEO? Recently many bloggers have decided to stop participating in events such as Carnivals. If you’re worried about how participating in this link-up could effect your SEO, we’d encourage you to check out this article.

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If you’ve co-hosted before and enjoyed it, please consider doing it again! If you’re interested but nervous about getting involved, please email one of us, we love talking to new bloggers and would enjoy explaining how blog hops work and getting you more involved!

Feature of the Week

As this week’s visiting co-host, Femme has selected her favorite post from last week’s blog hop to be this week’s feature. Femme chose Possibility C by The Yachtless!

Possibility C

Click here to read this great post!

If you submit a post, you could be featured in next week’s party!

We do have a couple of rules for participation. Those who don’t follow the rules will have their link taken down and won’t have the chance to be featured.

1. Your post must be written in the past seven days, related to personal finance and not be solely a giveaway.

2. Be sure to include a link to one of your hosts by copying and pasting the html in one of the boxes below into your linked up post. You have the option of the button or a text link.

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5. HAVE FUN!

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