Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 19May2013

Happy Memorial Day from Boston!  Kyle and I are in town for a wedding of one of my good friends from high school.  I’m so excited to spend time with a bunch of my old crew friends – it’s been a while!  Yesterday we went on the Duck Tour and out to dinner with some of the other wedding guests.  I love when there are more events on a wedding weekend than just the wedding.


The rest of this week was pretty normal.  We went to a great game night last Sunday and just kept our noses to the grindstones throughout the week so that we could leave town guilt-free.  Our small group is transitioning to our “summer hours.”  Our church finished up its big spring series two weeks ago, so they’re no longer providing study material to use during our weekly meetings.  We’ll probably switch to doing Bible study every other week and social stuff (game nights or potlucks) on the other half.  Oh, and the pool at our townhouse complex finally opened!  I’m not sure how busy it gets because it closed for the non-summer the week we moved in last year.  I would like to use it from time to time.  The pool at our apartment complex was the happening place to be, but the demographics of this place is much different than that one.



Posts I Liked


KK from Student Debt Survivor describes how passionately she hated her debt.


Pauline from Reach Financial Independence and Joanna from Our Freaking Budget are both discussing emergency funds.  Joanna takes a Dave Ramsey approach to their EF and Pauline weighs who needs them and what circumstances dictate the balances should be higher or lower.


Michelle from Making Sense of Cents is considering leaving her full-time job in favor of her online work and Cat from Budget Blonde announces that she will be self-employed by the start of 2014!


Kathleen from The College Investor has some great advice for this year’s college graduates!


Jen from Money Life and More asks if you are telling financial lies.


Phoebe from All You Need Is Enough has great practical suggestions for packing food for a road trip (we used many of these when we packed our Chicago trip food).


My Financial Independence Journey explores seven incarnations of money.


And finally, if you missed it, on Friday I had a guest post on Money Life and More on the proper use of credit cards.





Ross from Cash Rebel cited my Alexa ranking plot as the inspiration for his tracking – congrats on getting below 200,000!


Miss T from Prairie Eco Thrifter listed Debate over Outsourcing Cleaning in her Friday links.





Long-Distance Marriage: Money Management was featured in the Carnival of Money Pros.


Using Upromise to Pay Down Student Loans was featured in the Finance Carnival for Young Adults.


Debate over Outsourcing Cleaning was featured in the Yakezie Carnival.



Top Comment


I like that William Cowie from Bite the Bullet Investing has an ironclad rule on wedding attendance: “My wife and I have always followed a simple rule: we only attend local weddings. Our friends and family know that, and they’ve seen us never break the rule, so they’re not bent out of shape if we don’t attend.”  But I don’t know if I agree with his observations on the correlation of wedding cost with divorce.  “I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that the cost of a wedding and long term happiness of the marriage are inversely related. Most of our acquaintances who had relatively simple weddings are still married after 20 years. The most lavish (and memorable) weddings have almost all ended up on the rocks. (Our observation or experience may not be representative, of course…)”  What do you think?



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8 Responses to "Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 19May2013"

  1. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Thank you vets for all you do for our freedom!
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    1. Emily says:

      Same to you.

  2. Emily too says:

    Regarding the comment – if you add a third variable into the wedding costs/divorce question, you might say the opposite. Some of the biggest weddings I’ve known have been for people from cultures where weddings are seen as mandatory hosting for extended family and friends that parents are obligated to put on, NOT an opportunity for the actual couple to plan their “perfect day” (e.g. among some southeast Asian and Middle Eastern friends). Couples from those backgrounds, where there is strong family support on the one hand, but high stigma toward singleness and divorce on the other, may be more likely to stay together.

    Have an excellent weekend! Boston is a great city, but I hope the wedding is indoors given the weather right now 🙂

  3. Michelle says:

    Thanks so much for the mention! Hope you have an awesome weekend.
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  4. Woo hoo! Thanks Emily for the share. You are too kind. :))

  5. CashRebel says:

    Aren’t summer hours just a good way to live life? Relaxing a little bit during the summer is good fir everybody.
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  7. Thanks so much for the mention. I hope you guys had a great weekend in Boston. Quack quack 🙂
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