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
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
3 Ways to Save Money (A Lot of Money!) on Money Smart Guides
Financial Tips for Young People on Suburban Finance
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?