Not much happening with us this week. We have been slowly making our way through all the family and friends that want to see Nick. Hopefully by the time February is over we will have seen everyone. I still have to go through the photos and upload them to Facebook for all my family and friends to see, but because the photos are so large it takes quite a while 🙁

I am really late of my February Goals this month… I will do it on Monday for those of you that are interested. There is a good chance that it will be the last one to contain blogging related goals as I am in the process of setting up a new website that should cover off on all that. I am thinking about moving to a VPS (virtual private server) as my resource utilisation on this website alone is quite large and when you consider the 4 other websites I run all on the same host, I must be eating up some serious resources.


Have any of you had any experience with using a VPS before?

Would you be interested in viewing my blog stats and income reports should I publish them on a different website so I can focus this one on personal finance.


Also, thank you to everyone that got back to me with ways to deal with advertising requests. Ironically this week it quietened down on its own anyway so I didn’t feel so overwhelmed by it.


Posts This Week

I had 4 posts this week:

  1. Giving Gifts on a Budget – $100 Giveaway
  2. Do You Want More Money? – $999.99 Giveaway
  3. How to Avoid Unnecessary Purchases – Collaborative Post
  4. The First Child: Opportunities for Savings – Guest Post by Kyle (Thanks Kyle 🙂 )


Welcome to the Pool Room

Time for the Pool Room!
In case you don’t know what the pool room is, I explain it in this post.

1st Place1st place this week goes to Deacon at Well Kept Wallet with his post 5 Habits of Broke People – Technically this post is from last week, but I missed it somehow and it think it deserves a mention. I’m sure as you read through it you will be nodding your head and thinking of people that you know that fit into each habit.



2nd Place2nd place this week goes to Budgets Are Sexy with a guest post by Eric titled Credit Score Dating Anyone? Essentially this post talks about a new dating website where prospective mates can find each other based on their credit report. Interesting idea.



3rd Place3rd place goes to Grayson with The First Step to Recovery is to Admit You Don’t Have a Budget. I liked this post as i echoed my own views about honest budgeting and gives some great tips for people looking to start off their own budget.



Congratulations to this weeks winners – I hope everyone enjoys the posts mentioned above as much as I did.

For next week – If you think you have a top post and you want to make sure I see it, be sure to leave a comment somewhere on my blog and include the link in the Comment Luv section. I make sure I check every blog owners page if they have left a comment on my blog, so that’s a sure fire way to ensure I see your blog post.