Beginning of February 2013 Favorite Blog Posts Comments36 Comments

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Last month I mentioned that I’d be hosting another round of polls to determine the top Canadian finance blogs. I was hoping to start that poll at the end of January, but in all honesty I just haven’t had the time to get started on it. So check back at the end of next week to start voting.

Since there seems to be a lot of football fans who read my blog I’m assuming a lot of you will be watching the Superbowl tomorrow. Hell, even if you don’t regularly watch football, I’m sure lots of you will still be watching somewhere…or you will at least be in a room with it playing. This is actually the first season that I’ve really got into the NFL….thank you NHL lockout. That means I’m a lot more interested in it this time around. Previous years I’d mostly just catch the occasional regular season game and some of the playoffs. I’m hoping the 49ers kick some ass. Yeah there’s other teams I like more, but hey you gotta cheer for someone.

Beyond the Superbowl I think it’s going to be a pretty quiet weekend. My girlfriend managed to get the flu this week. When I was sick with the same flu last week she took care of me. So I’ll want to do my part to take care of her.

On the work front it sounds like I’m going to take on a couple part time PPC contracts soon. It’s not my usual focus, but I’m pretty confident I can do a pretty good job with it. One contract will be for the company who originally converted me from webmaster/programmer into a SEO pro. Since I worked there for several years I know their niche inside and out. Setting up and managing their PPC campaign should be no problem.

The other contract is a bit more interesting. If I take that one on it will be on a bartering basis. The guy runs a personal trainer company, but has a limited budget for marketing. Because he’s a friend of my boss and because I could stand to get in better shape, I offered to help him out in exchange for personal trainer sessions. I have my first session with him soon to see if it’s something I’ll want to pursue. I’m excited about the opportunity since I’d probably be too cheap to hire a personal trainer myself, but I know I could really use some help to get back in shape.

Favorite Posts On Other Blogs

Now kick up your feet and start reading this week’s feature posts from my favorite blogs…

Choosing Happiness on Budget And The Beach

Financial Advisors: 101~Get The Inside Scoop! on Canadian Budget Binder

Reformed Spenders Adjust to Life on a Budget on Eyes On The Dollar

The Lies of Manhood: Looking for Worth in the Wrong Places on Fearless Men

Online Brokerages I Use: Scottrade Review on Frugal Rules

What To Do Once Debt is Paid Off on Life And My Finances

Grab The Best Remortgage Rates While You Still Can! on Money Bulldog

3 Ways to Save Money (A Lot of Money!) on Money Smart Guides

8 Unexpected Cost To Building A New House on Stumble Forward

Financial Tips for Young People on Suburban Finance

Tried-and-True Methods for Saving on Your Utility Bill on Vix Money

I’ll Never Be a Frugal Blogger on Making Sense Of Cents

Monday Money Tip #2 on iHeart Budgets

Can Frugality Protect Your Finances in a Challenging Time? on Frugal Rules

The Reality of Family Debt and How To Manage Your Way Out on Debt RoundUp

Is There An Alternative to Student Loans? on Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Trading gold on Reach Financial Independence

Why I’m Not Killing Our Mortgage on Master The Art Of Saving

Being an effective public speaker on The Outlier Model

The Apple Price Premium: Are Mac Computers, Ipods and Iphones Worth the Extra Money? on Your Personal Finance Pro

Any Superbowl predictions? What else is planned this weekend?

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By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 2 Feb 2013
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36 thoughts on “Beginning of February 2013 Favorite Blog Posts

  1. John S @ Frugal Rules

    Thanks for the mention as always Jeremy! Sorry your girlfriend got the flu. My wife got what I had and has been miserable all week, thankfully she seems to be on the mend. As a lifelong Cowboys fan I can’t, in good conscience, cheer for the 49er’s…though I really don’t care who wins – I’ll enjoy the game either way. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Jeremy

      Yes the 49ers and Cowboys used to have a pretty good rivalry going. It’ll be interesting to see if the Cowboys can get back on track. Personally I think they need a better coach. As for the flu, pretty much everyone at my work got it and I’m hearing of a lot of other people catching it. So I guess it’s probably a pretty strong virus this year.

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    1. Jeremy

      The first session went pretty well, but I suspect he might take it a bit easy on me to ensure I stick around to help him out. I do appreciate having some added incentive to get back in shape. Being sore today from working out is actually a nice feeling. I know I probably wouldn’t have paid for a personal trainer either. So I can’t complain about getting something I need when I’d be too cheap to pay for it.

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  2. jolie

    The flu and it’s various cousins have been going around our work since October. Someone gets one, passes it along and by the time we clear that, another form comes around. Most of us had the flu shot so these are abberation strains. Hope she gets better soon.

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    1. Jeremy

      That sucks that you’re all getting sick despite getting the flu shot. I’d have to agree with the people who think that flus will just get stronger if lots of people are getting the shots. The viruses just find ways to mutate if there is something fighting them.

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    1. Jeremy

      I’m sure you’ll have a busy morning and then it’ll get pretty dead for a while. Maybe you’ll have to sneak out to a pub on an ‘errand’ run to catch a bit of the game.

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    1. Jeremy

      You’re probably still getting used to not assuming people are talking about soccer when you hear it mentioned. It does take some time to figure out all the rules and strategy, but go watch it in a pub and you’ll at least know when the right team is making good plays.

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  3. Chis@StumbleForward

    I’ve heard the 49er’s had the best chance to win but my guess is as good as any since I haven’t really been paying attention to the teams this season. Anyways, thanks for mentioning my article Jeremy, I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Jeremy

      Yes I think the Vegas odds are in the 49ers favor, but it all comes down to who shows up to play the hardest and who makes the big plays. Hope your weekend is going well so far.

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  4. Darnell Jackson

    You make your money picking super bowls winners when you call the pick from the afc/nfc championship game.

    Pick two winners at this point and if either wins you make a higher return.

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    1. Jeremy

      Yeah that makes a lot of sense, but I figured it would be 49ers vs the Patriots at that point. I am tempted to go put some money on this game to make it a bit more exciting.

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  5. Todd - Fearless Men

    I’m from the SF Bay Area so I’m pulling for the Niners too!
    Good call on the personal trainer trade. I once thought it was ridiculous to pay someone to help me exercise. But I had a fitness model be my personal trainer two years ago, and I had no idea how little I actually knew about going to the gym. I’m sure it’s going to be great.

    Thanks for the reshare!!

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    1. Jeremy

      Considering I’ve never even had a gym membership before it’s pretty helpful to have someone tell me what to do, how to do it and how much to do. Plus it’s a little tougher to slack on my reps when there is someone else counting for me and encouraging me along the way. I’m going to feel a lot more obligated to keep going when it’s this kind of arrangement too.

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  6. Money Bulldog

    Thanks for the mention Jeremy, I’m all ready for the Superbowl. It doesn’t even kick off until 11.30pm over here though so it’s gonna be a late one! Enjoy the rest of your weekend mate.

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  7. Grayson @ Debt Roundup

    Thanks for the mention Jeremy. Sorry to hear that your girlfriend is sick. I am going for the 49ers for the win, but who knows. The ravens have a good defense.

    If you have any questions about PPC, then let me know as this is what I do for a living for some very large clients.

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    1. Jeremy

      Very cool…I may take you up on that with some PPC questions. I know the basic ins and outs but I know there is a lot in doing it effectively. The Ravens do have a good defense, but I think the 49ers offense is balanced enough to overcome that.

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  8. Listen Money Matters

    For Superbowl Sunday I’m painting my condo and installing a ceiling fan. Less party but its cheaper than hiring help ;)

    Some good posts in this bunch, being an Apple head I especially appreciated the post on if apple products are with their premium price.

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    1. Jeremy

      Sounds like a busy Sunday. Hopefully you can at least have the game on in the background. As for Apple products, sorry but I cannot justify the price. I’m not willing to pay double what something is worth just because they have fancy packaging and cool commercials.

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      1. Listen Money Matters

        Their products are expensive but it’s not all packaging. Granted everyone has a smartphone now, what did you do before the iPhone? They’ve lead the way in functionality and interface design for some time now. The iPhone 5 is the same price as the Samsung Galaxy S3, it’s not like competition doesn’t exist where they can just gorge on price.

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        1. Jeremy

          They may have lead the way for a while with smart phones, but it doesn’t seem like that will keep up. The playing field is leveling out and some competitors are offering better phones these days.

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    1. Jeremy

      It’s actually the first time I’ve ever bartered my services like this. Usually it’s tough to find a situation where the person values your skills enough and what they can offer is worthwhile enough.

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  9. Matt

    Thanks for the mention Jeremy, appreciated. Hope you all get well soon, (if you Mrs has it, you’re bound to catch it too…)

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    1. Jeremy

      I thought it was pretty much over too, but that power outage almost gave them enough of a momentum shift to come back. It’s just too bad they couldn’t complete the comeback.

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