Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 29September2013

We are keeping our nose to the grindstones this week so there wasn’t much time for extracurriculars.  A certain someone has started writing his dissertation and has a tight deadline so I’m being supportive/expressing solidarity by working at most of the same times he is (well, when those times are before midnight – that is my bedtime!).


We have switched from attending church at 11:00 AM on Sundays to 4:00 PM on Saturdays – well, we’re trying to commit to the switch.  It’s a little weird to change our weekend routine, but I’m happy to have the Sunday mornings free.  Anyone else attend church on Saturdays?


Oh!   We spent $180 this week!  On tickets to my 10-year high school reunion!  I’m so excited!  I got to see a bunch of my closer HS friends at a wedding last spring and it was amazing and I’m so looking forward to seeing them and many others.  I hope the attendance rate is high.  It’s over Thanksgiving weekend so we don’t even need to change our travel plans as we have gone to my parents’ place for Thanksgiving since we’ve been living on the east coast.  Any HS friends who are lurking who want to come out of the woodwork and let me know you will or won’t be attending the reunion?



Posts I Liked


Kraig from Young Cheap Living reveals what he’s been up to since he quit his job in favor of self-employment – including how much he’s earning now.


Jacob from iHeartBudgets shares a wonderful method for cutting down spending in the trouble spots in your budget – mocking yourself!


J. Money from Budgets Are Sexy hilariously details an embarrassing tipping conundrum.


Cash Rebel is celebrating his one-year blogiversary!


Cat from Budget Blonde recalls her time working as a park ranger and emphasizes the importance of an emergency fund, particularly in the face of the current shutdown.


Wealth Gospel brings down from the Mountain of Frugal Portland the ten commandments of money.




How Much Effort Do You Put into Getting Rewards or Deals? was featured in the Yakezie Carnival.


How We Watch All the TV We Want for Free (Including Sports) was featured in the Financial Carnival for Young Adults and the Carnival of Personal Finance.


Aspiring to Make Money from Our Closet Has Wasted Emotional Energy was featured in the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie.


Losing Half Our Buffer was featured in the Carnival of Personal Finance.



Top Comment


dojo weighed in with her comments on the 3 to 6 month emergency fund: “Not even 12 months of income saved would make me truly relaxed, but 3-6 is a good starting point. Many people are currently with NO emergency funds and this is not OK at all. So we need to do some calculations and start saving, since you never know what might happen.”



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9 Responses to "Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 29September2013"

  1. Church on Saturdays? Not sure why I find that a bit odd. There is something just fresh and holy about sunday mornings…the very air smells sacred (just saying) 🙂
    Anyway, I guess one can worship on any day as long as they are committed to it and observe it consistently.
    And there I am, made it to your list of top commenters…yaay. (secret: I enjoy your writing and ideas!)
    Keep Writing 🙂
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    1. Emily says:

      Yeah, it’s a bit weird, especially considering the significance of the early church switching their day of worship to Sunday.

      Thanks for the compliment and keep the comments coming!

  2. dojo says:

    Hey, thank you for making my comment the top comment. Happy to see I can contribute to these articles in a meaningful way 😉
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    1. Emily says:

      Thanks for your comments, particularly the follow-up to the one I highlighted!

  3. Thanks so very much for the mention!!!

  4. Cash Rebel says:

    going to your 10 year high school reunion, that sounds interesting. I guess mine will be in 3 years. I can’t imagine what it’d be like.

    Thanks for the mention!
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    1. Emily says:

      I’m so pumped for it. I have so many great memories of high school.

  5. I haven’t gotten into the habit of going to church on Saturdays, but I sure want to! It would be nice to have Sunday mornings free.
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    1. Emily says:

      I like that we can go out to dinner with our friends after church instead of lunch. 🙂

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