Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 13October2013

Another uneventful week for us – I’m still doing my normal activities and Kyle is still thesis-writing like a madman.  I’m trying to get some work out to my collaborators but it hasn’t been going terribly well.  The timing of this retreat that I’m on (I’m in Wilmington, NC!) wasn’t the greatest for that reason, but isn’t that always how it goes?  I’m happy for the break in routine!


I have a guest post up at Get Rich Slowly this morning – please check it out and leave me comments!



Posts I Liked


My Money Design shows graphically how to prepare for early retirement with savings, investments, and passive income.


Robert from The College Investor retells in detail how he set up his will and trust.


Michelle from Making Sense of Cents is considering long-term travel after switching to self-employment.


Cat from Budget Blonde reveals all her plans for leaving Grenada, birthing TWO babies, and moving for her husband’s med school.


Amanda from Frugal Confessions lists five financially positive steps you can take while watching TV.





Ready for Zero included both The 3 to 6 Month Emergency Fund and What Is The Purpose of An Emergency Fund? in the topics we’re talking about.


Frugaling listed What Is The Purpose of An Emergency Fund? at the end of his post on budgeting for mistakes.





Awesome Sign-Up Bonus Ratio with Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard was featured in the Financial Carnival for Young Adults and the Carnival of Money Pros.



Top Comment


Sarah from 20 Something Budget added to my criticism of ‘You should spend more and save less’: “As for his advice about “living like you would 10 to 15 years from now,” why not live like you do now in 10 or 15 years? The average family could save thousands upon thousands of dollars by simply avoiding lifestyle inflation as their income increases.”



Most Frequent Commenters


  1. nicoleandmaggie
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  3. Stacking Pennies
  4. Done by Forty
  5. SarahN @ Live to List



Top Blogs Referring to EPF


  1. Ready for Zero
  2. Budget Blonde
  3. iHeartBudgets 


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5 Responses to "Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 13October2013"

  1. Thank you very much for the mention this week!

    Wow! A guest post at Get Rich Slowly? That’s a pretty good accomplishment and a terrific way to get some new attention / traffic to your site. Just be prepared for trolls. Some of the comments on that site can get a little ugly. But I’m sure you will be able to keep them in line!
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    1. Emily says:

      Yes, I’ve noticed that in some other posts. My post is VERY positive and the I think the worst thing someone could say about it is that I’m bragging. But I’m sure a few people will find something to quibble with. If it’s constructive I’ll engage, if not I’ll let it pass. I am steeling myself!

  2. Hey Emily! Thanks so much for including me!!!

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