Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 8September2013

Kyle and I are starting to FREAK OUT about moving!  We are way unprepared and we’ve had a busy weekend!  We were so distracted by Campout last week that we didn’t do anything like get boxes until Saturday.  And now we have to pack up our whole place…  *sticks head in sand*


Actually, we did something super productive – we got my car running.  It turned out that the battery had gone bad so we just bought a new one and it turns on and drives and everything!


Aside from moving-related stuff, I attended an interest meeting this week for the small business incubator at my university.  I just wanted to see if they had any resources that would be useful to me regarding making this website into a legit business.  I know blogs/websites aren’t the kind of entrepreneurial ventures they are looking for but there might be a couple useful aspects to being part of the group.  So I might end up applying to be part of that incubator!  Maybe I can even get Kyle to take EPF seriously.  😉



Guest Post


This week I wrote a guest post for Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.  If you don’t already know what university we attend (I’m looking at you Mrs. Pop!) you will see it explicitly over there as I discuss how becoming basketball fans has improved our finances.



Posts I Liked


Robert Farrington makes a case at Frugal Portland for why earning more may be better than spending less.


Mrs. Pop from Planting Our Pennies tells the story of leveraging her student loans.


Paula from Afford Anything details the four types of retirement – not just traditional and early!


Matt Becker from Mom and Dad Money broadcasts a warning about the track record of peer-to-peer lending.


Travis from My Personal Finance Journey is concerned that he may have been too transparent with his children about money.





How to Cancel Your Cable When You’re Addicted to a Show was featured in the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie.



Top Comment


Kyle from Amateur Asset Allocator added a great way to watch sports for free (or almost): “A not-exactly-frugal way I watch sports: at the bar. I would pay for the beer anyway, so it’s like I’m getting the game for free.”



Most Frequent Commenters


  1. Mrs. Pop @ Planting Our Pennies



Top Blogs Referring to EPF

  1. Grumpy Rumblings of the (Formerly) Untenured
  2. Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
  3. Budgets Are Sexy
  4. Well Heeled Blog


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

  1. Matt Becker says:

    Thanks for the mention Emily. I’m sure you guys will find a way to get all the moving stuff accomplished. Last-minute panic has a way of making things happen, haha. The incubator sounds like an interesting idea as well. I’ll be interested to hear what you guys learn from it.
    Matt Becker recently posted..Carnival of Financial Planning

    1. Emily says:

      I agree about the deadline. We will become a whirlwind of activity!

  2. Perhaps I was just willfully ignoring the obvious and hoping you were actually [your rival] fans? =) My godmother joked that I was risking banishment when I was dating a [your university] guy in college.
    Mrs. Pop @ Planting Our Pennies recently posted..Arbitrage, Miscalculation, And A Scarlet Letter – My Student Loan Story

    1. Emily says:

      Academically, we almost couldn’t be attending our rival school, actually. They have just recently launched degree programs in our fields, whereas where we are those disciplines are well-established.

  3. […] spent $78.03 on a new battery for my car so we could get it up and running to move […]

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