Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 1September2013

I’m late on putting up a post this week because Kyle and I spent Friday night through Sunday morning outside with 1500 other people being subjected to noise, crowds, sleep deprivation, and a general lack of control over our lives, all in pursuit of season tickets to our university’s men’s basketball home games.  Kind of behind on blogging now!


top of chapel

very sweaty after climbing 200+ steps in high humidity

Other than Campout, which always takes more time and energy to prepare for than we think it will, we did two extra fun things this week.  We had another couple over for dinner (we made pot roast) and also climbed to the top of the Chapel on our university’s campus.



Posts I Liked


Pauline from Make Money Your Way explains on Eyes on the Dollar how to make your blog attractive to advertisers.


Michelle from Diversified Finances is preparing to make the switch to self-employment.


Matt from Mom and Dad Money lists the aspects of your financial life that you should have in order before buying a home.


Jay from The College Investor explains how our natural ways of thinking can hurt our finances.





KK from Student Debt Survivor listed Decrease in Pay Acknowledgement in her standouts.


Sarah from Live to List added Don’t Use Gifts to Avoid Joint Finances to her post on joint bank accounts.





Financially Surviving Your First Month as a PhD Student was featured in the Finance Carnival for Young Adults.


Don’t Use Gifts to Avoid Joint Finances was featured in the Yakezie Carnival.


Would Someone Date You After Seeing Your Taxes? was featured in the Tax Carnival #120.


Have You Even Been without Health Insurance? was featured in the Festival of Frugality #397.


DECREASE IN PAY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT was featured in the Carnival of Personal Finance and the Carnival of Financial Planning B.



Top Comment


Mrs. Pop warned me about putting our rent on a credit card in pursuit of sign-up bonuses: “The one thing I’d double check before doing so is making sure on the credit card’s end that the charge wouldn’t count as a cash advance. There seem to be weird rules where some purchases end up as cash advances.”



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  1. Bryce @ Save and Conquer
  2. SarahN @ Live to List



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8 Responses to "Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 1September2013"

  1. Michelle says:

    Thank you for the mention! I appreciate it 🙂
    Michelle recently posted..A Wedding and $2,715 in Extra Income

  2. Matt Becker says:

    Oh wow, this brings me back. My freshman year of college I camped out for 2 months for a single game (bet you can guess where I went). We waited for a few days for other games. Definitely makes you appreciate it a little more. Thanks for the shout out!
    Matt Becker recently posted..Buying a Car: Should You Pay Cash or Get a Loan?

    1. Emily says:

      Only freshman year?? 😉 Yeah the undergrads have it rough. I don’t think I would have tented even once. Grad students definitely have the easiest route of anyone into the stadium.

  3. I certainly can understand camping out for tickets even if I secretly wish that particular team had no fans. Thanks for including Pauline’s guest post!
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..Do I Need Vision Insurance?

    1. Emily says:

      That doesn’t seem like a secret! You’re welcome.

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