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It’s been exciting past week or so. Last week my blog celebrated its 1 year anniversary…ok the celebrations were pretty tame, but I did put up a post recapping some of the stats so far.
Then earlier this week I was involved in 2 separate giveaways, one for $100 with a Valentine’s Day theme and a $999.99 cash giveaway put on by my employer StructuredSettlement-Quotes.com. If you haven’t entered yet, what are you waiting for?? Free cash money!
Then towards the end of the week Sean from OneSmartDollar.com hosted a poll to determine the top personal finance blogs of 2012. I was lucky enough to be nominated. So I’d appreciate if you could head on over there and vote for me. Considering who’s nominated I know I have zero chance of winning, but I’d like to finish in the top half, especially since he might’ve copied the poll idea from me
Ironically my 2013 edition of the top Canadian finance blogs poll was scheduled to go live yesterday, one day after Sean’s poll went live. Show some love for your favorite Canadian bloggers and put in a vote. Or if you’re not sure of who to vote for, I hear that Modest Money guy is pretty likable….hint hint.
On the personal side of things my girlfriend and I have been browsing condo listings and might be looking to buy soon. We might even be going to check out some places in person tomorrow. I’ve only ever done that for rentals. So it’ll be interesting to see how much more critical I am when it’s going to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. I’m pretty excited about it. It’s been far too many years of money being wasted on rent.
Modest Money Around The Web
Thank you to everyone who linked to Modest Money this week:
Blue Collar Roundup — It’s Still Winter on Blue Collar Workman
Mr.CBB’s Personal Finance Reading List #5- Hello Blackberry Z10 and Show Me The Money Ticketmaster! on Canadian Budget Binder
Mr.CBB’s Personal Finance Reading List #6 ~Worrying and Complaining Does Nothing, Now That’s Snow! on Canadian Budget Binder
The DQYDJ Weekender, 2/2/2013 on Don’t Quit Your Day Job
6 Months of Blogging! on Eyes On The Dollar
Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #24-Oh No, You Didn’t on Eyes On The Dollar
My Goals For February – What Are Yours? on Life And My Finances
We All Need A Little Recognition! on Money Bulldog
Conquer The Insignificants! on Money Bulldog
The Round Table – February 1, 2013 on Money Smart Guides
The Round Table – February 8, 2013 on Money Smart Guides
Friday recap, two wheels and a swim! on Reach Financial Independence
Friday recap, five chicks and a lighter site! on Reach Financial Independence
Weekend Links – February 1 Edition on Vix Money
Guest Post: What Do You Want to Accomplish With Your Life? on We Only Do This Once
The Challenge – Changing Your Blogs Domain on Wise Dollar
Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 2/1/2013 on Debt RoundUp
Weekend Business and Blog Roundup – Feb 8th on Freedom Thirty Five
Shout Out Saturday #3 on Frugal Rules
Awesome Posts and $999.99 Giveaway on iHeart Budgets
Personal Finance Week in Review for February 3, 2013 – Super Bowl Edition on One Smart Dollar
Top Personal Finance Blogs of 2012 on One Smart Dollar
Updates: Jan 24 – Feb 2 on The Outlier Model
Saturday Blog Roundup on Personal Finance Beat
10 Super Tips to Save Money Now on Street Smart Finance
Friends of the Family: Super Bowl Edition on The Family Finances
Carnival of MoneyPros – Find Me a Holiday Edition on The Frugal Toad
Personal Finance Week in Review #49 on Work Save Live
For those of you who have bought a home before, got any tips? Anything you regret from your first home purchase?