Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 2February2014

I’m pretty overwhelmed with work and sort-of work and on top of that we had a lot of social activities this week!  I’m in the middle of a big push with my research and trying to juggle that with a group project for my professional development course.  I worked more hours M-F than I normally do between those two activities plus a few on the weekends.  Thankfully the group project is shaping up nicely, because my research isn’t going well!


Of course this week was the Superbowl and Chinese New Year, both of which we attend parties for.  We also attended a basketball game, our normal church small group meeting, and another church activity.  By the time Friday evening came around, we were beat!  Kyle was also sick enough to go home early from work one day and has been sleeping a lot so I’ve been a bit lonely at home.  :/


Tickets for FinCon14 went on sale this week and I do want to buy one (the base ticket) but I haven’t yet.  We have had enough blog income so far in 2014 to pay the $200 conference fee, but I have to trust that there will be more to pay for the flight and hotel and so forth.



Great Posts this Week 


Matt Becker from Mom and Dad Money explains how to reach your financial goals without sticking to a budget.


Erin from Broke Millennial asks if you think your parents owe you an inheritance.


Lance from Money Manifesto explains exactly where to start when you feel overwhelmed by your debt.


Amanda from Frugal Confessions compiles advice from her first year of self-employment.


Joanna from Our Freaking Budget details for us how she and her husband came together to make a budget from two very different positions.


Daniel Packer from Sweating the Big Stuff is launching a new just-for-fun website.


Connie from Savvy with Saving doesn’t ever pay for these ten things.





A Peek at Graduate Student Loan Debt was featured in the Financial Carnival for Young Adults.


Do You Support More Openness About Finances? was featured in the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie.


Time and Money Spent Reveal Your Values – After You Normalize was featured in the Carnival of Financial Independence 49th Edition.



Top Comment


Bryce from Save and Conquer demonstrates just how much you can accomplish when you keep joint finances with your spouse: “For all the reasons you stated, my wife and I have had joint finances since the day we were married. All of our financial goals are joint goals. We both plan to retire together in 9 years. I put down 40% on our house before we were married, but we paid off the mortgage together in 9 years. We have saved together to put aside enough money for our son to attend UC, Berkeley.”



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5 Responses to "Favorite Posts, Mentions, and Top Comments Week of 2February2014"

  1. Thanks for including me. Hope you end up buying that ticket to FinCon so I can see you there!
    Broke Millennial recently posted..Frugal Find Friday: DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

  2. Thanks for including our post this week. FinCon is totally awesome and in my opinion totally worth it. Hopefully you can find the money to go 🙂
    Lance @ Money Manifesto recently posted..Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards – February 2014

  3. Matt Becker says:

    I just registered for FinCon. I’m wicked excited! Hope to see you there!
    Matt Becker recently posted..What is Liability Insurance and Why Do I Have So Much of it?

  4. I’m thinking about attending FinCon too, hopefully will see you there! And thanks for sharing my blog! 🙂

  5. Thank you so much for the mention! I am glad you liked my post. Have a great week.
    Amanda L Grossman recently posted..Wanna Beta Test My Soon-to-be-Released Debt Course for FREE?

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