Weekly Update 45

I haven’t done one of these update posts in a few weeks, partially because of travel and partially because the PF blogosphere was pretty quiet over the holidays!  But posting and commenting seems to be back at full speed, so this update is as well.


Pretty quiet week for us!  We saw Jekyll and Hyde at our local theater this week, but it wasn’t the greatest.  We had a lovely date night in on Friday – we cooked dinner together and then watched Harry Potter 7 Part 2.  We watched (on TV) our university’s basketball team lose on Saturday so we’re pretty upset about that, but we knew it would be a challenging game.



Posts I Liked


Mrs. Pop from Planting Our Pennies spins an interesting tale from their time property-hunting at Eyes on the Dollar.


Eric from Narrow Bridge Finance explains how to avoid ATM fees.


Marissa from Thirty Six Months observes that men are not as likely to have a budget as women are, and why that hurts men trying to date her.


Kurt from Money Counselor outlines what differentiates well-formulated goals from others.


David from Money Under 30 breaks out what the fiscal cliff resolution means for taxpayers.


David from Young Adult Money has ten ways to improve your finances this year.


Paula from Afford Anything shared the lessons she’s learned from investing her entire income in 2012.


Money Smart Guides provides insight as to why you earn less when you trade more.


Holly from Club Thrifty details how much her credit card churning strategy netted her family in 2012.


Planting Our Pennies shares why they spent $500 on a piece of art – a great example of spending according to your values!


Peter from Bible Money Matters shares how to save money on each of your monthly bills (long post – worth it!).





John from Frugal Rules included Whose Money Is It, Anyway? in his posts that ruled the week.


Jake from iHeartBudgets included Whose Money Is It, Anyway? in his good reads.


Matt from Live Well on Less included What Happens When a Spendthrift Marries a Tightwad? in his post on couples and money.


TB from The Blue Collar Workman included Frugal Friends Go Skiing in his roundup.


Liquid from Freedom Thirty Five included December 2012 Month in Review: Money in his blog roundup.



Top Comment


Sophie from We Can Have Everything expounded on the benefits of having a frugal friend group: “Frugal friends are the best! I feel like once you remove the forms of entertainment that cost money, your friendships grow stronger because you’re spending time focusing on each other and talking instead of buying clothes, watching a movie or whatever other costly hangouts you would normally have.”



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  1. Edward Antrobus
  2. nicoleandmaggie
  3. John S @ Frugal Rules
  4. Mrs. Pop @ Planting Our Pennies
  5. The Happy Homeowner



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10 Responses to "Weekly Update 45"

  1. Thanks for mentioning us!!!
    Holly@ClubThrfty recently posted..My Escape from Hotel Hell

  2. Thanks for including our post. Have a good weekend =)
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  4. Thanks so much for including my piece on making goals!
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  5. Thanks for sharing these posts! Hope you’ve had a nice weekend 🙂

  6. Liquid says:

    I feel so bad for Snape. The guy never got a break lol. I think the whole series followed the books pretty well, storyline wise anyway. Those kids grow up so fast 🙂
    Liquid recently posted..Profit From Your Everyday Problems

  7. Sophie says:

    Thanks Emily 🙂
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