Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 18Feb2013

Kyle and I are busy/stressed about work!  Kyle is giving a departmental seminar on Monday and I am practicing my preliminary exam presentation in lab meeting.  Too bad this busy work-week corresponds with Kyle’s programs recruitment weekend, so Kyle has some responsibilities for one of the applicants and we are attending some of the dinners and parties together.


This week I attended the first session of a 6-part workshop on writing.  It’s being put on for an engineering audience but the content is almost entirely general writing so I hope to improve my blogging as well as scientific writing.



Guest Post


Andrea from So Over This provided a wonderful guest post on how to help a loved one who is overspending from the perspective of the one who needs the help.  I really appreciate her writing that post and responding to the comments!



Favorite Posts


Paula from Afford Anything explains how to judiciously outsource.


TeacHer Finance shares her thoughts about payday loans – not that she likes them!


Jordann from My Alternate Life muses on honeymooning while in debt.


Edward from Edward Antrobus delineates at iHeartBudgets why Mint might not be the right choice for you.





Do or Debt listed Is Your Blog on Your Resume? in her Sunday worship.


KK from Student Debt Survivor included Is Your Blog on Your Resume? in her survivor’s standouts.


Money Smart Guides circled What’s an Impulse Purchase? in his round table.






Is Your Blog on Your Resume? was featured in the Money Mail Carnival Fourteenth Edition and the Yakezie Carnival.


Should You Count Your Employer’s Contribution into Your Retirement Savings Percentage? was featured in the Carnival of Retirement (Editor’s Pick) and the Carnival of MoneyPros.


What’s an Impulse Purchase? was featured in the Carnival of MoneyPros.



Top Comment


Suba from Wealth Informatics added some great thoughts to my musing on what an impulse purchase is – a caveat to my definition and her own definition: “If I have a list of wants and needs already made and a house just pops up that happens to have everything I want and more, for a reasonable price, I don’t see a point in waiting for just waiting sake. I would buy the house immediately… We bought our ipad mini with 10 mins of research. We already knew what we wanted in an ereader, nothing worked well until ipad mini came along.  Personally, I define impulse purchases as something that until the point I lay my eyes on it I don’t even realize I need it, but if I see if I somehow feel I can’t live without it and buy it without thinking the “need for the object”.”



Most Frequent Commenters


  1. Andrea @ So Over This
  2. Leigh @ Leigh’s Financial Journey
  3. Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence



Top Blogs Referring to EPF


  1. Young Cheap Living
  2. Making Sense of Cents
  3. Happy Simple Living
  4. 20 Something Finance
  5. Our Freaking Budget
  6. Punch Debt in the Face


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9 Responses to "Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 18Feb2013"

  1. I love it when I can “tie” together something from work or school with something in my everyday life. It makes going to seminars and workshops more fun and more relevant.

    1. Emily says:

      I agree. I go to every writing workshop-type resource I see advertised for my general development. I go to a lot of career stuff too even though I’m not looking for a job in the immediate future.

  2. Did the workshop include a free thesaurus? I delineated. lol Thanks fir the mention

    1. Emily says:

      Haha, no that one was all me! I do need to use a thesaurus for those lists, though – maybe I wouldn’t get to ‘delineated’ so easily!

  3. Ross says:

    Sounds like a busy week! I’d be happy to do a guest post about my experience with the cost of grad school if you’d be interested.

    1. Emily says:

      Definitely! I have enough guest posts scheduled through my prelim exam, but I’d love to put up your post on that subject at another time. Please email me.

    1. Emily says:

      You are welcome.

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