Weekly Update 31

Kyle locking up our apartment for the last time!

This week was totally consumed by moving “all the little stuff” from our old apartment to our new townhouse.  We took care of all the furniture last weekend with the help of friends, so it seemed like we just had the loose ends of the bathrooms and closets to bring over.  But we really underestimated the time needed – we worked on moving things every night this week for several hours!


The other strange thing about this week was that we didn’t have internet set up at home until Friday, and since I washed Kyle’s smartphone and there are no unsecured wireless networks nearby, that means we were totally without internet access whenever we were at the townhouse.  I can tell you getting ready for work in the morning takes a lot less time when I can’t read PF blogs!  At first it was really annoying to not have access and to work around our limitations with driving directions and such, but it’s actually a really good thing we didn’t have internet at home.  We were so busy with moving things that we didn’t have time to waste anyway because internet time would probably have directly cut into our sleep!


Oh, and I presented in lab meeting last Monday.  It went fine.  My PI and I talked afterwards and I am going to be very busy this fall as I need to:

  • collect a bunch of data
  • write and submit a paper
  • write and submit a patent
  • create a poster and attend a conference
  • stand for my preliminary examination so that I can advance to PhD candidacy



Posts I Liked


Jason from Work Save Live listed many colleges that have free, reduced, or work-offset tuition.  Most are tiny colleges with narrow missions like the one we attended.


Jefferson from See Debt Run speculated that the death of the ATM is nearing – and I agree!


Gred from Club Thrifty boldly stated his opinion on keeping separate finances in marriage – it means you’re immature.  I love any discussion of money in marriage!


Average Joe from The Free Financial Advisor shared how he learned that hotel mini-bars are not free – this is a must-read!


Kraig from Young, Cheap Living wrote out his strategy for how to start budgeting.


Kyle from Young Professional Finances listed out how much her group of friends spent on a bachelorette party in Las Vegas – in case you were ever wondering what that cost!  🙂


Peter from Bible Money Matters identified discipline as a common attribute of millionaires.





Justin from The Family Finances listed How to Make an Irregular Income as Regular as Possible in his friends of the family.


Eddie from Finance Fox included Are You a Tightwad, Spendthrift, or Unconflicted? in his weekend recap.


Edward Antrobus mentioned How to Make an Irregular Income as Regular as Possible in the places he’s been.





Blog Statistics Update July – August 2012 was featured in the Yakezie Carnival.


Toeing into the E in EPF was featured in the Yakezie Carnival.


How Can We Plan Our Retirement in Our Twenties? was featured in the Carnival of MoneyPros.


Are You a Tightwad, a Spendthrift, or Unconflicted? was featured in the Yakezie Carnival.



Top Comment


Wayne from Young Family Finances shared his healthy view of failure on my post on how we are not entrepreneurial: “One has to remember, however, that failure is not necessarily the end as an entrepreneur. It is a message to try to change something to make it work. Best wishes!”



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11 Responses to "Weekly Update 31"

  1. Eddie says:

    Congrats on the move. Glad you got it all done, as I HATE moving, and have only done it once, but I’ve helped so many friends out over the years. Also, thanks for the mention. Hope you’re enjoyed the new home.
    Eddie recently posted..Finance Fox Weekend Recap – Labour Day Long Weekend Edition!

    1. Emily says:

      It hasn’t been bad, really, just time-consuming – but we still have to unpack. :/

  2. Thank you for the mention! I might not comment as much lately but I’m always reading your blog to see how your life is going 🙂 Congrats on the move!
    Kyle @ YPFinances recently posted..How Much Does A Vegas Bachelorette Party Cost

    1. Emily says:

      Thanks for letting me know you’re still reading!

  3. Congrats on the move. Must feel so nice to be settled in. We still have to do that dinner sometime!
    Well Heeled Blog recently posted..Student Struggling With the Student Budget

    1. Emily says:

      Not at all settled yet! 2/3 of our stuff is still in boxes but at least it’s all here!

  4. Julia says:

    Moving sucks! I dream of the day when I’ll finally have a place to settle down…

    Don’t get too overwhelmed with your list of stuff from your PI! (If only I could take my own advice ;-)) You’ll get through it soon enough 🙂

    1. Emily says:

      Haha it’s the same list since last spring but I have made only a little progress – time to finish up some things!

  5. Jefferson says:

    Thanks for the link and congrats on the new place!
    Jefferson recently posted..Coming Up Roses

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  7. […] Kyle’s smartphone at a time for us when it was very inopportune to not have any smartphones (moving i.e. no internet at home).  Simultaneously, I had been waiting for my beta wave to come up with a new low-cost carrier.  […]

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