Link love (Belatedly powered by long days and communal chocolate)


After a big leap in income, Her Every Cent Counts questions what it means to be rich.

Well Heeled asks if debt is a dealbreaker in a relationship – and if so, at what point? (I would’ve balked at $170k, too.)

Financial Samurai suggests that we all have a natural spending limit, an amount we don’t feel comfortable about going over.

My Pretty Pennies shares all the dirty details of her wedding budget.

Meanwhile, Amber at Blonde and Balanced (ex-Carrie on the Cheap) chokes on the price of honeymoons.

Newlywed Punch Debt hypothetises that we all make the average of our closest five friends’ salaries. Hmm. He’s also wondering exactly how best to handle moving towards fully merging finances.

And lastly, Nikki at Stratejoy blogs about the artist’s conflicting attitudes towards money.


Are you billing your time correctly? Email may be an even bigger timesuck than you think, writes Finance for a Freelance Life.

In a similar vein, PR Working Girl says enough is enough and cuts loose a pro bono project that was sapping her strength without yielding any benefits.

Crystal at Brunette on a Budget shares a glimpse into the mind of an editor.

Print journo Mindy at Behind the Byline takes the plunge into PR and grad school at the same time.


Corporette has the busy woman’s guide to saving money on lunch. (I often wonder if men bring lunch less often because they don’t bring big handbags to work. Not everyone carries a gym bag or suitcase. And wielding a plastic lunchbox only diminishes your street cred. Thoughts?)

Young and Thrifty has some neat tips for buying organic food on the cheap.

Despite good intentions, like me, Greer often tends to forget to look at – or even bring- her shopping list, defeating the purpose. Ah well, nobody’s perfect.

Stone Soup has a super simple and hopefully super tasty chocolate peanut butter brownie recipe I’m itching to try.

Ellen at Fired and Fabulous comes to some important conclusions about food.

And finally, the truth about Italian food, with delectable pics…


You’ve probably heard about the massive Christchurch earthquake (and no, it is a city, not a village. We don’t do villages here, dudes. We have towns, though. Actually, what’s the difference? Let me know.) Coincidentally, this week Nicole at Rainy Day Saver shared her tips on preparing for a natural disaster as Hurricane Earl swirls closer to the US.

Emily Jane blogs about the emotional spectrum and the ups and downs of life.

Amanda Lee shares her tips for successful thrifting (She puts time at the top of the list; I couldn’t agree more!)

On a practical level, Being Ruth presents the two most common fixes for WordPress issues.

Hyperbole and a Half returns with a bang-on commentary on the four levels of social entrapment.

And Financial Samurai offers his take on how to get girls, even if you live at home with the parentals.

10 thoughts on “Link love (Belatedly powered by long days and communal chocolate)

  • Reply youngandthrifty September 6, 2010 at 13:34

    Wow- thanks for the mention. I like how you separated everything into categories. =)

    Are you okay from the earthquake? Did it affect you? =(

    • Reply eemusings September 6, 2010 at 14:32

      Haha, I thought it would be a lot easier for me and readers to break them down…I read so many blogs!

      Didn’t affect me personally. Just meant some crazy busy time at work in the newsroom!

  • Reply Rainy-Day Saver September 6, 2010 at 13:56

    Thanks for the mention — sorry my post wound up being far too timely. Hope you and yours are safe.

  • Reply Financial Samurai September 6, 2010 at 16:33

    Thanks for the highlight! Good to hear from ya.

  • Reply Ellen@FirednFabulous September 6, 2010 at 16:46

    Thaaanks! Gosh, I think I need to re-read my post…haven’t been following my own tips too well this weekend!

  • Reply Emily Jane September 7, 2010 at 12:30

    Aww, thank you so much for the mention! 🙂

  • Reply Slamdunk September 7, 2010 at 16:36

    Funny post with the living at home and still trying to get the girls post by Financial Samuri…

  • Reply Mo September 8, 2010 at 05:39

    Thanks for the suggestion the other day! I switched to a wordpress blog and I love it!!

  • Reply Amber @ Blonde & Balanced September 8, 2010 at 05:39

    WOOT! Thanks for the shout out! YAY!

  • Reply Ruth September 9, 2010 at 04:33

    Thanks for the link love. 🙂 I hope the article can help people prepare before there’s even a problem!

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