Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 30June2013

We had a bit of a weird week!  We had planned on working three days and taking the 4th and 5th off.  We still took the last two days off, but on Monday morning we were confronted with a leak in the ceiling in our townhouse.  We kind of freaked out and spend the day cleanup up and trying to get in touch with our property management company.  We both worked a bit later in the day but it sucked to miss the most productive part of the day in an already short week.


On Thursday morning we flew out and we’ve spent the long weekend in Madison, WI for a wedding.  It actually has felt like a vacation for once and not a jam-packed trip!  I’ll have a post up later in the week about what we did and how much money we’ve spent.  🙂  It’s definitely been a freer-spending trip than what we normally take.



Posts I Liked


Kraig from Young Cheap Living is quitting his job to help others live their dreams the way he is.


Phoebe from All You Need Is Enough gently explains how to approach reducing your lifestyle costs without becoming overwhelmed.


DJ from The College Investor had a hilarious but terrifically sad conversation with a college student about financial aid.


Pauline from Reach Financial Independence hosted a great roundup of what many PF bloggers define as financial independence.  Everyone actually came up with different and very enjoyable takes on the topic!





Mrs. Pop from Planting Our Pennies included How Emerging Is Your Adulthood? in her love for others.


Jessica from Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses listed First Values and Goals, Then Strategies in her link love.





Blog Statistics Update May – June 2013 was featured in the Yakezie Carnival.


Rethinking Our Student Loan Repayment was featured in the Carnival of Money Pros.


How Emerging Is Your Adulthood? was featured in the Carnival of Personal Finance #420.


My Sister’s Awesome Financial Decisions was featured in the Carnival of Retirement.


When We Were Just Starting Out was featured in the Carnival of Money Pros.



Top Comment


Done by Forty extended my point in First Values and Goals, Then Strategies to time as well as money: “This is great advice, and not just for personal finance. How often do we charge into a new activity (exercise, improving diet, new hobbies, personal improvement, etc. etc.) with a focus on tactics & strategies before we’ve bothered to set clear goals?”



Most Frequent Commenters


  1. Done by Forty
  2. Mrs. Pop @ Planting Our Pennies
  3. SarahN @ Live to List
  4. Edward Antrobus



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  1. nicoleandmaggie
  2. Budgets Are Sexy
  3. Cash Rebel


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5 Responses to "Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 30June2013"

  1. Pauline says:

    Thank you for the mention, glad you enjoyed the roundup!
    Pauline recently posted..My failed attempts at making money online

    1. Emily says:

      You’re welcome!

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  3. Thanks for picking my comment! I really enjoyed your post and I’m trying to remind myself of the importance of putting goals first…
    Done by Forty recently posted..We’re back, with Gratitude

    1. Emily says:

      You’re welcome! Keep ’em coming!

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