Weekly Update 17

Low-key week for us.  The only out-of-the-ordinary event was a going-away party for some close friends of ours.  We used to be in a church small group together so we got all the members of the group from when it disbanded together.  It was a lovely evening and a great reminder to capitalize on the time we have with our friends while we still live near them!


Kyle and I finally returned our long-held DVDs to Netflix, so we watched our two new received films this weekend.  On Friday we watched Bridesmaids and we were really disappointed!  The movie got such good reviews but we just found it very sad and not nearly as funny as some of Apatow’s other movies.  I also think that movies with SNL stars are a little weird/distracting.  We also watched The Muppets (2011), which charmed Kyle but I found it just okay.  At least it was an uplifting storyline!



Posts I Liked


Kraig at Young Cheap Living wrote a great, simple post on how to live on less than you make and set goals to win with money.


Kathleen at Frugal Portland and Miss T at Prairie Eco Thrifter both extolled the virtues of buying local.


Kyle at Young Professional Finances created a great list of financial decisions and lessons everyone just starting out should achieve.


Erika from From Shopping to Saving posted at Step Away from the Mall a lesson she learned about gift-giving.


Corey from 20’s Finances listed 16 ways to improve your finances.  It’s a great list to consult to see how you’re doing and maybe get a new idea!


Many bloggers participated in a swap this last week about money and relationships.  I enjoyed all of them!






Jon from JW’s Financial Coaching recommended my series on Joint and Separate Money to his podcast listeners!


Emily from Travel News Blog mentioned Why Do Stay-at-Home-Parents Need Their Own Credit Cards? in her list.


nicoleandmaggie from Grumpy Rumblings of the Half-Tenured mentioned Why Do Stay-at-Home-Parents Need Their Own Credit Cards? in their link love.


Jason from Work Save Live mentioned Why Do Stay-at-Home-Parents Need Their Own Credit Cards? in his weekend reading.


Daisy from When Life Gives You Lemons mentioned Why Do Stay-at-Home-Parents Need Their Own Credit Cards? in the posts she loved.





Joint and Separate Money Series: Individualized Marriage and Money Management was featured in the Financial Carnival for Young Adults – 13th Edition and the Financial Simplicity Carnival.


Taxes You Should Be Paying was featured in the Carnival of Money Pros and Totally Money.



Top Comment


Jordann from My Alternate Life concisely evaluated the protest over stay-at-home parents being denied access to individual credit: “I think this whole protesting is just a knee jerk, emotional reaction… that doesn’t have much basis in logic.”



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  5. Femme Frugality



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6 Responses to "Weekly Update 17"

  1. renee says:

    hahaha – I watched Bridesmaids by myself at a theater because I had a groupon that was going to expire and didn’t have anyone to go with. It was right after J and I got engaged – you know, the most stressful part of the wedding planning process. (Well, at least my experience is that most people struggle most in the first month as budget/location/style is being hashed out.) Anyway, it really stressed me out a lot!!!!! I was also offended by the stereotypes perpetuated by the movie. However, oddly, I watched it a second time with J recently and, having gotten past those two issues, actually enjoyed it.

    1. Emily says:

      I wasn’t really offended by the movie or anything since the characters were so extreme. I think I was disproportionately affected by wedding movies around when we were engaged, too. My favorite to watch was “Father of the Bride.” 🙂 I think our last month of our engagement was the most stressful because we had left so many things to the end!

  2. renee says:

    Also, I agree about the whole SNL star thing… it’s weird seeing them off the set.

  3. Jason @ WSL says:

    I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for mentioning our blog swap!
    Jason @ WSL recently posted..What Phase of Investing Are YOU In?

  4. Thanks for including me!
    Young Professional Finances recently posted..10 Reasons Why You Should Leave Your Job

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