Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 17November2013

I am happy to report that my intense work period is over (probably)!  I both worked through my problems and found that my deadline had been pushed back!  Kyle has slowed down but is still writing his dissertation.


Last night, Kyle and I saw Ender’s Game and went out for dinner.  As Ender’s Game is my all-time favorite book and I have read it numerous times, we spent the entire dinner discussing the differences between the book and the movie (i.e. virtually everything).  I was pretty disappointed, but Kyle had to explain to me why some of the adaptations made sense for turning a book into a film.



Posts I Liked


Johnny Moneyseed discusses the areas his family sacrifices in to save 75% of their income and how difficult they perceive those sacrifices to be.


Jordann from My Alternate Life gives us the blow-by-blow of how she paid off $38,000 of debt in 2 years.


My Money Design gives his take on the recent article on Dave Ramsey’s irregular investing advice.


Jon from Money Smart Guides laid out at Making Sense of Cents the small savings tricks he employed to pay for his recent trip to Ireland.


Erika from Newlyweds on a Budget made $20,000 in side hustle income last year – way to go!


Kali from Common Sense Millennial reveals at Frugal Rules her dream of location-independent work in retirement.


Mrs. Pop from Planting Our Pennies asks her husband if she is financially bullying him.


Matt Becker from Mom and Dad Money explains that if you depend on your own income you need long-term disability insurance.





Trent from The Simple Dollar listed Talking to People Who Are Different from You about PF in his weekly roundup.





Accepting Money for a Favor was featured in the Festival of Frugality #408.


Would You Take a Break from Working? was featured in the Carnival of Personal Finance #429.


October 2013 Month in Review: Money was featured in the Yakezie Carnival.



Top Comment


Bryce from Save and Conquer augmented my post on easing your way into credit card use by making great basic points about proper credit card protocol: “I am glad when people are a little afraid of credit cards. They will probably use them correctly. The main thing to make sure credit card users understand is that credit cards are not free money. They will have to pay for their credit card purchases. Carrying debt on their credit cards essentially increases the cost of the items they bought with credit. As long as they purchase things they can afford with money they’ve already saved, and pay their credit card balances in full each month, they are golden.”



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7 Responses to "Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 17November2013"

  1. MMD says:

    Thanks for including me this week!

    I can’t wait to see Ender’s Game. It looks pretty good.
    MMD recently posted..You Got That Bad Investment Planning Advice From Dave Ramsey?

    1. Emily says:

      Kyle thought it was good. I was too distracted by my reverence for the book.

  2. moneystepper says:

    I hope you can chill out a bit after the intense week of work! As ever, thanks for the links. Jordann’s story was a particular highlight for me this week!
    moneystepper recently posted..Housing bubble in the UK – part III: regional variation

    1. Emily says:

      Thanks! I took the weekend off. It’s been amazing.

  3. Matt Becker says:

    Thanks for the shout out! Glad to hear things are settling down for you guys. I know my brother is a huge fan of the Ender’s Game book but I don’t think he’s seen the movie yet. Maybe I should warn him to save his money.
    Matt Becker recently posted..Carnival of Financial Independence

    1. Emily says:

      I doubt he’ll be able to resist seeing it – I couldn’t, and we see only 1-2 moves per year on average! But he should really let go of any expectations, or just be better than I am about understanding that films are different from books.

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