Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of18August2013

I kept up my intense work schedule all this week but I am taking this weekend almost completely off!  I’m just going in to take some quick timepoints and feed my cells.  I’m going to scale back to a much more normal schedule for a while because I really ran my body down by not resting and sleeping enough.


Kyle golfingOther than that, not much is going on!  Kyle went to a bachelor party on Saturday so that was his big plan for the weekend.  The bachelor party included golfing, so on Friday we went to the driving range adjacent to our university’s campus to hit some balls.  I had never hit a golf ball for real before – turns out it’s not at all easy!


We are entering a really weekend-busy month – going out of town, camping out for basketball tickets, friends visiting from out of town, a wedding – so I’m trying to get ahead of posts a bit.  I’ve fallen into a pattern of writing mostly on weekends, so I’ll be without that time for a few weeks.  I’m finishing up a short series on TV/cable, of all things, that will start running on Monday, so look forward to that.  🙂



Posts I Liked


Money Smart Guides points out a truth that no one wants to hear – federally subsidized student loans are driving up tuition and not everyone needs a college education.


Vanessa from Cash Cow Couple is letting her frugal freak flag fly.


Jordann from L Bee and the Money Tree explains why she loves her budget and I agree with every point!


Jacob from iHeartBudgets figures out how a reader can get to Disneyland on credit card rewards.


Bridget from Money After Graduation emphasizes that when you don’t need money is the time to earn more.





KK from Student Debt Survivor listed Setting a Reward for a Big Goal in her survivor’s standouts.





Setting a Reward for a Big Goal was featured in the Carnival of Money Pros and the Financial Carnival for Young Adults.


Would Someone Date You After Seeing Your Taxes? was featured in the Carnival of Personal Finance.


My Best Clothing Purchase Ever was featured in the Yakezie Carnival.



Top Comment


Erin made a great argument for roommates and specifically a roommate with a furnished place on my post on how to survive the first month of grad school: “My best tip would be that, if you’re planning on having a roommate… try to find someone who already has a semi-furnished place. That can be courtesy of living with an older student at your university, someone who had to come early for a summer program, or some other arrangement… Roommates also make utilities much more affordable — we enjoyed DVR, high-speed internet, and not worrying too much about the heat/AC settings because we were splitting everything.”



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8 Responses to "Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of18August2013"

  1. I love no plan weekends!! I’m hoping next weekend is going to be a no plans weekend for me!

    Thanks for the mention and enjoy your time doing nothing!!
    Jon @ MoneySmartGuides recently posted..The Importance of Investment Diversification

    1. Emily says:

      And a long weekend at that! Have fun!

  2. I just learned how to drive a golf ball a few years ago, surprisingly it was pretty fun and I was much better at that then putting. I’ve gotten behind in my posting too. I like to have a least a week’s worth of posts done in advice and lately that has not been happening. Now that my vaca is almost over I need to get back to a normal writing schedule.
    KK @ Student Debt Survivor recently posted..Fast Food Strike – Value Meals or Values?

    1. Emily says:

      I hope you had a great vacation! Lots of inspiration for posts, maybe?

  3. Thanks for the link! Sounds like your life is so busy! Did you ever get the hang of hitting those golf balls?
    Vanessa @ Cash Cow Couple recently posted..Why Frugal Freaks are the Ultimate Rebels

    1. Emily says:

      Well I got a lot better from start to finish, but I still wasn’t any good at the end!

  4. I was lazy this weekend. I got a couple articles written on Friday and just took the rest of the weekend off. It was great relaxation.
    Michael | The Student Loan Sherpa recently posted..The College Survival Guide

    1. Emily says:

      That sounds great – a productive Friday and a lazy weekend! I did nearly the same posts-wise but ran errands and did social stuff on Saturday and Sunday.

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