Well this has been an eventful week, not all of it good. Despite that I’m rolling with the punches and staying positive.

I debated with myself about whether I should publicly talk about one of the bad things that happened. I’ll just be a bit vague about the details. You can e-mail me if you want to know more. Basically I had a bit of a problem with a certain search engine. Some of you may know what that problem is. I’ve kept the search engine traffic and rankings, but the problem still affects business.

Since I’ve experienced this kind of thing with a couple of my other websites before it wasn’t a total shock, but still quite frustrating. Due to some very supportive bloggers I may have learned how to address the problem too. Doing so long term is another story though. So I’ll need to think about things more and decide what direction I really want to go in. As a result you may see some changes with my blog in the coming weeks. Some of it will be long term changes and some may be temporary fixes to appease the search engine. If concerned about any of it, do get in touch with me.

Anyways….on the bright side my girlfriend and I checked out a condo for sale for the first time. I’m excited to be finally buying my first home. It’s definitely long overdue. The condo we viewed had a couple downsides, but overall it was pretty much what we are looking for. My heart wants to go ahead and make an offer, but my brain is saying to at least check out some other places first. I just hope that one isn’t sold by the time we look around and think about it more.

I’ll tell you more about the happenings this week tomorrow. It’s getting a little late and I’m exhausted. First here’s where Modest Money was mentioned this week:

Modest Money Around The Web

Beef Up Your Credit Card Rewards With This Technique on Critical Financial

Puppy Or Older Dog: Which Costs More? on Eyes On The Dollar

Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #26-Germs Go Away on Eyes On The Dollar

Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up | Two Awesome Cash Giveaways on Fearless Men

Things You Shouldn’t Do On Impulse #2 ~ Buy A Smartphone on Money Bulldog

Friday recap, some sun and 7 random facts on Reach Financial Independence

Lent , Pope Out, the Senate, RRSP Time and Friday #Shoutouts on The Canadian Personal Finance Blog

Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – Some Changes Coming on Debt RoundUp

Global Gasoline Prices on Freedom Thirty Five

Frugal Friday: Blog Posts That Ruled This Week, More of the Same Edition on Frugal Rules

Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #31 on iHeart Budgets

10 Top Money Blogs of the Week on Money Wise Pastor

Weekend Reading – Nothing like being home, top blogs and many others on My Own Advisor

Internet, meet Copper. Copper, meet internet! on Nickel by Nickel

Dividend Cuts: Throwing A Wrench In The Gears Of Retirement on The Loonie Bin Blog

Thanks to everyone who mentioned my blog this past week. Much appreciated.

And since I really hate short generic comments, here’s a question…is there anything we should be watching out for with our first home purchase? Are there any mistakes you made that we should making too?

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