Awesome Comments and Posts 6-19Dec 2014

Winter break started early for us this year – we have already been in California for a few days! It’s been a working vacation so far as Kyle had to negotiate a few remote work days to be able to leave town so early, and of course my funemployment ‘work’ follows me everywhere (and I enjoy it!).


The last two weeks have consisted of holiday parties, basketball games, discussions about my PhD PF talks, some volunteering, and the end of my internship. Kyle and I also crossed an item off our NC bucket list: eating at Lexington Barbecue, which is about a 75 minute drive from Durham. (The verdict: not worth the travel – but at least we know what we’re not missing!)


Kyle Lexington BBQ


Kyle and I took advantage of the dedicated attention forced by an hour of one of our flights to finally, finally make a decision about whether or not to pay off my student loans and how our mid-term taxable investments will change from this year to next. I’m very happy with the plan we formed and will post about it in the coming weeks! We have the deadline of the end of the year coming up fast to put some changes into action and finally commit.



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After I shared how I got into personal finance, many commenters shared as well. Mrs. Pop from Planting Our Pennies started early as well but for a different reason than me: “I knew that I didn’t want to replicate my parents’ financial mess… Plus there was the fact that I knew if I ever failed financially I would have absolutely zero support from them. No moving back home, no occasional cash for groceries, nothing. So the motivation was there. The education then probably started with borrowing Millionaire Next Door from Mr PoP when we first started dating… With some basics under my belt I was on my way.”



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  1. C @ The Single Dollar
  2. nicoleandmaggie
  3. Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life
  4. Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank 



Awesome Posts by Other Bloggers


Cat from Budget Blonde is nostalgic for the simpler life she had in Grenada.


Erin from Broke Millennial has a problem with the coverage of the high schooler who said he made $72M, and it’s not what you would assume.


Mrs. Pop from Planting Our Pennies shows how they decide which bills to prepay to help them spend less.


Erika from Newlyweds on a Budget shares the out of pocket cost to buying their new southern California house.


Matt Becker from Mom and Dad Money is taking advantage of his low income in 2014 with his investments.


Shannon from Financially Blonde believes she is on the leading edge of a new model of financial planning for growing wealth, not just maintaining it.


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4 Responses to "Awesome Comments and Posts 6-19Dec 2014"

  1. Thanks so much for the link and Merry Christmas!!

    1. Emily says:

      You are welcome! Merry Christmas to you, too.

  2. Emily, Merry Christmas! Oh! I am one of the top commenters.
    Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank recently posted..Merry Christmas Everyone

    1. Emily says:

      As always, Jayson! Merry Christmas!

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