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
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!