Weekly Update 29

Spent the week relaxing in the Outer Banks with Kyle, my parents, and my siblings!  Nice vacation in advance of this craziness over the next two weeks: moving, preparing for and giving lab meeting, and starting classes!



Posts I Liked


Kraig from Young, Cheap Living explained very well all the reasons that he tracks his (and you should track your) spending.


Jason from Work Save Live explains how to set up a functional budget with a highly irregular income and the importance of a big savings buffer.


Congratulate John from Married (with Debt) on becoming Married ()!


G.E. Miller from 20 Something Finance expressed his trepidation about pairing up with someone who doesn’t share your financial values and goals and listed five ways to start a conversation on those topics.


Peter from Bible Money Matters shares what several PF “gurus” suggest you should spend on a house/mortgage and where his family is in the process of planning to buy.


Corey from 20’s Finances tells us to reframe the questions we ask concerning retirement when we are young.  Save as much as you can as early as you can!





Justin from The Family Finances included Financial Disclosure Before and After Engagement in his friends of the family.





Our Hang-Dry Laundry Strategy was featured in the Festival of Frugality #349.


My New Frugal/Cheap Cell Phone Plan was featured in the Carnival of MoneyPros.



Top Comment


My Money Design brought up a new angle for to my suggestions on financial disclosure before marriage, saying “I think it’s kind of selfish to hold out on other people with this kind of info. When you’re getting married… Why sabotage the relationship by not disclosing this info ahead of time?”



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6 Responses to "Weekly Update 29"

  1. Modest Money says:

    Sounds like you had a good week. I could probably use a vacation sometime soon. By the way, you should probably manually resize your post preview photo. It is quite massive which isn’t very good for SEO.
    Modest Money recently posted..Mid August 2012 Favorite Blog Posts

    1. Emily says:

      Thanks for the tip!

  2. Jason says:

    Thanks for the mention Emily! As with Jeremy, I really need to get away for an extended weekend. My wife and I are planning something in October for our anniversary, but it feels like it’s ages away! I was a little worried we wouldn’t have the funds to justify it (due to my irregular income) but things are looking up and I was finally able to set aside some cash! Minneapolis…here we come!
    Jason recently posted..4 Ways to Build an Emergency Fund Faster

    1. Emily says:

      October will be here in no time! The irregular income is a double-edged sword, I guess. I’m glad it’s on the positive side this time around.

  3. Thanks for the shout out! Means a lot to share this with my blogger friends.
    John @ Married (with Debt) recently posted..What’s Next?

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