So the Christmas break is going very well so far. The trip to spend the holiday with family was a bit of a mess, but I’ll write more about that soon. Overall I was very spoiled and I’m very thankful for everything.

Now I’m back in the Vancouver area catching up on things. As much as I’d like to just kick back, there is just too much to take care of. I’ll have time for relaxing in a couple weeks when I go on a real vacation to Mexico.

Earlier in the month I helped organize a group giveaway contest for an Apple iPad3. The contest ended up being a tremendous success and will likely be the first of many group giveways I help plan.

I’d like to congratulate Waldemar Mopera III from the Philippines. He was the lucky winner and we’re working on getting an iPad in his hands soon.

I haven’t had a chance to draw winners for my cash giveaway contest, but I’ll be doing that soon. Then I’ll be in touch with the winners.

Modest Money Around The Web

Thank you to everyone who mentioned Modest Money on their blogs over the holidays. It’s really nice to come back from vacation and see so many trackbacks for mentions on other blogs. A special happy holidays to all of you.

Weekly Shout Outs: Christmas Eve Edition on Ready For Zero

The VIP Club Roundup – 14th Edition on Club Thrifty

Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #19- I’m on Vacation on Eyes On The Dollar

Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #18-Toy Pony Edition on Eyes On The Dollar

Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up | December 27th, 2012 on Fearless Men

Weekly Link Love: It’s Almost Christmas Edition on Mo Money Mo Houses

Weekly Link Love: I Already Miss Christmas Edition on Mo Money Mo Houses

The Round Table – December 21, 2012 on Money Smart Guides

Friday Link Love, a Snow Storm & PF Secret Santa on My Alternate Life

Friday recap, a last sunset and a tropical Christmas on Reach Financial Independence

Friday recap, a lost turkey and a Christmas miracle on Reach Financial Independence

Best of Blogs – Year end edition on Retire Happy

Friday Finance Links December 21, 2012 – End of The World Edition on The Chicago Financial Planner

Last Minute Low-Dollar Gift Ideas … Scouting Out Ideas on The Fat Dollar

Fireworks: Wedding Gifts & Gift Exchanges on Unique Gifter

Weekend Edition: Christmas, Dollarama Oil & Tax Loss Selling! on Beating The Index

Personal Finance Friday: December 21st Edition on Be Frugal

Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Caribbean edition on Canadian Personal Finance

The Best Personal Finance Tips of 2012 on Debt RoundUp

Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 12/21/2012 on Debt RoundUp

Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, the Clark W. Griswold Edition on Frugal Rules

Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, Christmas is Over Edition on Frugal Rules

Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #25 on iHeart Budgets

Sublime Saturday Assemblage #43 on Master The Art Of Saving

The Dividend Toolkit ebook Review and Takeaways on My Own Advisor

Weekend Reading – Mayan mayhem, holiday wishes and great blogs on My Own Advisor

Say Enough to Save Enough on Street Smart Finance

The Fiscal Cliff Blog Round-Up on Your Personal Finance Pro

I won’t be doing a favorite posts post this week, but look forward to one next weekend. As much as I’d like to share posts from fellow bloggers this week, I am just too busy and I haven’t really been doing any blog reading.

Have a happy New Year everybody!

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