Beginning of Summer Blog Update 47 Comments
Well now that summer is finally upon us, the Vancouver weather decided to start cooperating. Good thing too because I’m going on a road trip to visit family tomorrow. Ok nevermind, it looks like it’s supposed to rain again tomorrow. I guess I already jinxed myself. I thought I could avoid that by checking the weather before finishing this paragraph. No such luck.
So since I will be away for the weekend, now is your chance to go against my commenting etiquette post and leave a nice short comment. Maybe try to prove that a short comment can still be meaningful. And no, ‘thanks for the mention’ isn’t meaningful. It better at least include my name if that’s all you got
Hmmm, now blog news. Well my blog just got under 50K with its Alexa Ranking. Since that was my long term Alexa goal, I guess my work is done here. My blog has been gradually transitioning into part finance blog part diary though. So I’m not going anywhere anytime soon. Plus I want a reason for you all to keep chatting with me lol.
The thing that gave me the final surge under 50K was my top Canadian investing blogs post, which was a follow up to my post for the top Canadian personal finance blogs. Just a reminder that both of those polls will be unofficially wrapping up at the end of the month. Then I’ll be featuring the top blogs in a Canada Day post. So if you haven’t voted, head on over there now.
As for the most active commenters widget, it continues to add something extra to the comments section and gives back to you all. Since the spammers haven’t clued in, it looks like it’s gonna stay for now.
Modest Money Around The Web
Again there were a lot of mentions due to the investing blogs post. Plus I found a bunch of mentions on one blog that I felt pretty bad about never acknowledging. Sorry Tom!
Thanks very much to everyone who mentioned Modest Money or posts from this blog.
Weekly Roundup on Making Sense of Cents
Friends of the Family: Father’s Day Edition on The Family Finances
Getting to know my fellow bloggers on My Jam Packed Life
Yakezie Carnival Sushi Edition on Free Ticket To Japan
Weekly Wrap-Up and What I’m Reading On the Web – 6 on iHeart Budgets
The Weekly Lineup: Gulf Islands Edition on Dividend Ninja
Personal Finance Round-Up for June 17 on One Smart Dollar
Weekly Roundup: Great Articles This Week on Money Q&A
Yakezie Carnival – Arachnophobia Edition on See Debt Run
The Round Table on Money Smart Guides
Best of Money Carnival #160 on Step Away From The Mall
Sunday Funday: Weekly Recap and A Look Ahead on Funancials
Festival of Frugality #341 – The London Edition on Discount Coder
Blue Collar Roundup — The Awesome 80s Movies Edition on Blue Collar Workman
Canadian Personal Finance – Fourth Edition on Canadian Personal Finance
Weekend Reading: Summer & Protests Edition on Invest It Wisely
History repeats…some ETFs seem like Mutual Funds to me… on My Own Advisor
Should Your Corporation’s Shareholder be a Family Trust instead of a Holding Company? on The Blunt Bean Counter
Weekly Blog Round: Top Investing Blog on The Passive Income Earner
XSB vs. XBB on Vix Money
Favorite Posts On Other Blogs
And as usual, when I have a long acknowledgement list I end up sharing nearly as long a list of my favorite posts on other blogs. If I wasn’t going to be away for the weekend I probably would’ve split this into 2 posts. Instead I just made the font a little smaller to make it not seem as long lol. I do recommend you check out all of these great bloggers though. I’ve really enjoyed connecting with them and reading their blogs.
My Expensive Vice That Went Up In Flames on See Debt Run
Why I Love Having a Female Boss on From Shopping To Saving
Does Investing In Gold Make Sense? on The Dividend Ninja
You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Give Back on Money Smart Guides
Ways to save on Birthday gifts throughout the school year on My Jam Packed Life
5 Ways to Eat Healthier and Save Money on Food on Canadian Finance Blog
The Grass Isn’t Always Greener on The Family Finances
3 Things I Learned From My Bankruptcy on So Over Debt
Mortgage Broker vs Mortgage Lender on One Smart Dollar
Is DIY a Good Idea? The Story of the Roof on Blue Collar Workman
Are Newspapers Dead Yet? on Canadian Personal Finance
The Best Ways to Pay Off Your Car Loan Early on Careful Cents
You Don’t Need a New Car on iHeart Budgets
Sorry no interesting questions to ask this time around. I gotta finish this up and get some stuff ready for my trip tomorrow. Any big plans for your first official weekend of the summer?