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Emily’s list: Pinterest edition

Emily Crone

While Pinterest.com was launched well over a year ago, it didn’t become mainstream until a few months ago. When it did, it caught on like wildfire, growing faster than any previous social network and delivering more traffic to companies that most other social networks combined. It’s like an online vision board, allowing you to collect ideas or dreams for the future. But is it also encouraging people to idealize a lifestyle that is impractical or unattainable?

Keep reading for my thoughts on that and a roundup of my top 10 favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week!

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Emily’s list: Marriage and money edition

Emily Crone

On Monday, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. Nothing major in our relationship changed when we got hitched, since we had already been together for more than five years. Yet there were many small changes. And I did have a minor melt-down over the holidays, but I learned from it and am becoming better at looking at finances as “ours” instead of “mine.”

Read on for my list of my 10 favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week. The first one from Money is the Root is about this exact topic. Enjoy!

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Emily’s list: ‘The Hunger Games’ edition

Emily Crone

Unless you pay no attention to pop culture, you know that “The Hunger Games” hits theaters today. The movie is based on the smash hit book series by Suzanne Collins. It’s interesting to observe the fictional world that Collins created. It’s like an extreme version of the situation that spurred the Occupy Wall Street protests. The book was first published in 2008, but the story seems eerily timely. Please continue reading for my roundup of my 10 favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week!
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Emily’s list: Back to school edition

Emily Crone

In this back-to-school roundup, get a refresher course in credit from some of these A+ personal finance bloggers.
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Happy Birthday, Social Security

Emily Crone

Emily reminds her generation the importance of investing for retirement due to the dwindling Social Security funds.
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