Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 28April2013

Kyle sipping hot chocolate

Kyle sipping hot chocolate

Spring has finally sprung around here!  It’s warmer and rainy.  🙂  Lots of work for us this week.  We had a musical on Tuesday night and a good-bye picnic for one of our graduating friends.  I had a lot of energy for the blog this week so I’m trying to get pretty ahead with posts, but I was also a bit waylaid by thoughts of ebooks I want to write and a new website I want to develop.  I shouldn’t get too caught up in this as I have plenty of work to do to push forward my PhD!



Posts I Liked


Stacking Pennies‘s husband has TWO academic job offers!!


TeacHer Finance rants about people who treat personal finance as a pissing contest.


Kraig from Young Cheap Living copes with being so financially different.


Daisy from When Life Gives You Lemons asks if being frugal means you’re good with money.


G.E. Miller from 20SomethingFinances thinks his blog name was an epic fail – but his commenters don’t!


Chris from This That and the MBA explains at Frugal Rules why he and his wife have transitioned from joint to separate accounts.


Tori from Money Life and More has a cautionary tale about buying a wedding dress online.


Holly Johnson from Get Rich Slowly explains why your budget isn’t working.





Jacob from Cash Cow Couple included Married with Roomates? his his roundup.





Should You Count Your Employer’s Contribution into Your Retirement Savings Percentage? was featured in the Wealth Management Carnival #12.


How to Price a Room for Rent was featured in the Carnival of MoneyPros.



Top Comment


My Financial Independence Journey left a sobering comment on the two-body problem on my post announcing our series on long-distance marriage: “Unfortunately, when you get to your level of education you don’t get a lot of choice in where to live. You go where the jobs are.  Realistically, over the course of a 30 year career you’ll move around a bit. Either your department will get downsized or your startup biotech will implode. It’s not so much an “if” as a “when”. That’s how a lot of the people in my previous comment wound up with long distance living arrangements. You could luck out and get a job in the same city, or not. Kind of depends if the rest of the industry/economy is shedding jobs at the same time.  I don’t mean to sound depressing, but that’s the reality of the industry.”



Most Frequent Commenters


  1. Edward Antrobus
  2. Lucas
  3. My Financial Independence Journey
  4. Mrs. Pop @ Planting Our Pennies
  5. Ross @ Cash Rebel
  6. Grayson @ Debt Roundup



Top Blogs Referring to EPF 


  1. Making Sense of Cents
  2. Cash Cow Couple
  3. Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses
  4. Mr. Money Moustache
  5. Punch Debt in the Face


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6 Responses to "Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 28April2013"

  1. Great list of articles Emily. Thanks for including a shout out to my site as a top commentor. I enjoy your site.
    Grayson @ Debt Roundup recently posted..The Weekly Debt Roundup Digest – 5/5/2013

    1. Emily says:

      Thank you for saying that. 🙂

  2. Thanks for including Tori’s post this week!
    Lance @ Money Life and More recently posted..Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow! Book Review and Giveaway

  3. CashRebel says:

    You’re looking to write an ebook? What’s it going to be about? Also, what website are you thinking of launching?
    CashRebel recently posted..Remembering Tabula Rasa After An Expensive Month

    1. Emily says:

      Both/Either would be on grad student personal finance. There really doesn’t seem much in that niche, particularly for students who live on stipends. I’m not sure which would be better to do first, the ebook or the site.

  4. Woooo Hooo thank you for the shoutout!!! I appreciate it, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on the article over at Johns house 🙂

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