Weekly Update 28

We weren’t particularly busy with activities this week, which was great!  We spent a lot of time working in preparation for leaving for our WEEK-LONG BEACH VACATION starting today!  Posting will go on as normal but I may or may not be responsive with comments.  I’m hoping for a very relaxing week that will include lots of time for blogging (this is a hobby I still enjoy!) but certainly I’m going to take long stretches away from my computer to enjoy the sun and surf.  When we get back we’ll have one week before we start our moving process and school starts!  I’m actually taking a class this semester – first time in two years – and I have a book list and everything, which feels very strange.



Posts I Liked


Eric from Narrow Bridge Finance showed us how to get a Kindle for $0!  As I mentioned, Kyle has been debating buying a Kindle (vs. a Nook or a tablet) and was swaying back toward the Kindle when I saw this post.  We are still mulling it over but will probably open an Amazon credit card to take advantage of this deal. (affiliate links – thanks for using!)


My Alternate Life showed us her thought process as she evaluated whether or not she should still pursue a financial goal she set some time ago.


As a counterpoint to my post on how to cut grocery spending, read Andrea from So Over This‘s list of confessions as to all the PF “mistakes” she makes in grocery shopping because she hates it so much.


J. Money from Budgets Are Sexy has started a new series on viewing and critiquing snapshots of families’ financial situations.  I’m excited about this because I love looking at how other people manage their money!  However, J. Money didn’t like my suggestion for the submitters to include more detail in the posts.


Michelle from Making Sense of Cents discusses the reasons for becoming a one income household and how to make it happen.


Kraig from Young, Cheap Living outlines six reasons not to buy a house even if you can afford to.





Average Joe at The Free Financial Advisor gave How to Cut Your Food Spending – Reducing Grocery Costs sort of a reciprocal mention/plug and referred to a running joke on his podcast that I haven’t caught up with yet, apparently.


Justin from The Family Finances included Our Hang-Dry Laundry Strategy in his friends of the family.


Jeremy from Modest Money listed How to Cut Your Food Spending – Reducing Grocery Costs in his favorite posts.





Found Money Creates Wants was featured in the Carnival of MoneyPros.


Giving Should Exceed Saving? was featured in the Carnival of MoneyPros.


Why We’re Not Getting the Chase Sapphire Card Even Though It’s a Great Deal was featured in the Yakezie Carnival.





Michelle from Making Sense of Cents is hosting a giveaway in honor of her 1-year blogging anniversary!



Top Comment


The top comment this week was one Average Joe from The Free Financial Advisor left on My New Frugal/Cheap Cell Phone Plan – and not just because he was complimentary of our decision!  He pointed out of the importance of “know[ing] the downside going into the plan. When bad things happen, you expect them instead of being surprised.”



Most Frequent Commenters


  1. Bog of Debt
  2. Holly @ Club Thrifty
  3. Edward Antrobus



Top Blogs Referring to EPF


  1. Get Rich Slowly
  2. Daily Money Shot
  3. Modest Money
  4. See Debt Run
  5. Leigh’s Financial Journey


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4 Responses to "Weekly Update 28"

  1. Modest Money says:

    Enjoy your beach vacation. Don’t jump on the computer too much. Sometimes we all need a break to just relax.
    Modest Money recently posted..August 11th 2012 Favorite Blog Posts

  2. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the mentions!
    Michelle recently posted..Don’t be like Brendan

  3. Hey thanks for the mention!
    Jordann @ My Alternate Life recently posted..Debt By Numbers

  4. […] got an Amazon card over the summer to get a free Kindle, but now we use it for all our Amazon purchases (3%) (lots over the holidays!), non-BP gas stations […]

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