Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 12January2014

This week Kyle and I went to two basketball games!  We’d only been to a couple so far this season because we drew so many ACC games.  We ended up with two Ws but one of them was a nail-biter, so that was fun to be present for.  We were able to bring friends from our church small group to both because there’s a very generous guest policy in place right now.


I had an idea for a new website a week or so ago and this weekend Kyle and I bought the domain!  It’s not a blog, just a little side project.  I’m excited to announce it here when it’s ready to go up and I hope you all will contribute to it and/or help promote it!  That’s all I’ll say for now but I hope it will only be a couple weeks until it launches.  I’ve basically done my part and I’m just waiting on Kyle to pick the layout and such.  🙂


My experiments have not been going well so I’ve been trying to work a lot more.  Sorry if I’m slow about responding to comments – that’s the reason.  :/



Posts I Liked


Ninja from Punch Debt in the Face is debating how much time to take off and whether to travel after his first child is born.


Cat from Budget Blonde recounts her transition into self-employment.


Matt Becker from Mom and Dad Money presents a great follow-up on what considerations go into choosing a Roth or traditional IRA.


Eric from Narrow Bridge Finances shares how he moved from Denver to Portland and found his dream job.





Money and the Timing of Children was featured in the Festival of Frugality #414.


When to Pass Up a Company Retirement Match was featured in the Festival of Frugality #414.


How to Calculate and File Estimated Tax Payments was featured in the Carnival of Money #13.


Anchored in this Anomalous Economy was featured in the Carnival of Financial Independence #46.



Top Comment


E 2 made a very helpful observation to allay my anxiety over how to decide if we can afford a purchase: “I think habit is a pretty strong force. Unless your income decreases a lot, in which case you’ll obviously have to be more conscious of everything, the standard of living you are used to at this point is one you don’t necessarily need targeted savings accounts to stick to.”



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3 Responses to "Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 12January2014"

  1. Matt Becker says:

    Thanks for the shout out Emily. This basketball season has been a little rocky so far. Hopefully that NC State game helped us turn a corner!
    Matt Becker recently posted..How to Choose the Right Type of Life Insurance

    1. Emily says:

      It’s been a very interesting season. I feel like we’ve seen several different teams so far in terms of the style of play (and the starting lineup!). I’m still hopeful for a strong finish but have greatly lowered my expectations from an average season. The Syracuse game will be telling.

  2. Hey Emily! Thanks so much for the mention! I’m excited to hear about your new project!

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