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. 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:

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

Guest Post: What Do You Want to Accomplish With Your Life? on We Only Do This Once

Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 2/1/2013 on Debt RoundUp

Weekend Business and Blog Roundup – Feb 8th on Freedom Thirty Five

Frugal Friday: Blog Posts That Ruled This Week, How Can it Be February Edition? on Frugal Rules

Frugal Friday: Blog Posts That Ruled This Week, I am Tired Edition on Frugal Rules

Shout Out Saturday #3 on Frugal Rules

Awesome Posts and $999.99 Giveaway on iHeart Budgets

10 Super Tips to Save Money Now on Street Smart Finance

For those of you who have bought a home before, got any tips? Anything you regret from your first home purchase?

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