Something occurred to me earlier this weekend: The month of February has passed, and with it, the anniversary of when I first started this blog. Yes, on February 6th, 2009, The Amateur Financier first came into existence. (At least, as a Blogger blog; I didn’t transfer it over to this site until April of that year.) I’ll be frank, with everything going on around this past month, I completely forgot. Given how crazy February was, I’m just glad that I didn’t miss an even more important anniversary (my wedding anniversary is in March, so I’ve got to keep an eye on that).
Still, it seems a shame that the anniversary of the start of this blog, to say nothing of the extra special 5th anniversary, has come and gone without so much as a mention. It’s just a shame, really. That’s why I’ll have to figure out some way to properly celebrate this anniversary, most likely with a big contest and other fun goodies, in the not too distant future. Although, with a trip to see my mother planned for next week and said wedding anniversary pending, it might be well into April before I get to celebrate an anniversary that occurred in February…
Well, while I contemplate how to best to mark five years of writing The Amateur Financier, I’ll turn things over to some of the other great bloggers out there. Read and enjoy some of these
Great Yakezie Posts
Control Your Bagworms-Economically and Organically – It’s a bit off the beaten path for Prairie Eco-Thrifter, but it’s good to think about how to keep your lawn green even before spring arrives.
Kelley Blue Book, Autotrader, and Cox: They’re Not Your Friends – A reminder from 101 Centavos that the estimated values for your car might be optimistic rather than realistic.
Other Great Posts
What Being A Debt Collector Taught Me About Buying a Home – It’s amazing what you can learn by working…unpopular jobs, such as this one from Debt Roundup.
Contests and Giveaways
- TweetChat Amazon Gift Card – Here’s an interesting one, brought up by Survive and Thrive: Participate in a TweetChat on Tuesday (March 4th), have a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card.
- Iditarod Start Commemorative Hats – Another from Survive and Thrive, here you can win hats marking the start of the Iditarod dog race by entering to win one of two hats by March 4th.
- Friday Giveaway Roundup-140 Giveaways – As always, Young Adult Money has a huge collection of giveaways just waiting for you to enter this coming week.
I’m always eager to share new giveaways and contests, so drop me a line if you have any that you’d like to promote.
Where The Amateur Financier Was Featured
The Fun Olympic Facts post (which happens to be the entry posted closed to my blog-iversary) was fairly popular, being featured in the following carnivals:
Alright, that’s enough for this (somewhat of a milestone) blog round-up. Here’s hoping that you have a great week, a great month of March, and that you keep an eye out for when I mark five years of blogging properly! Good week, everyone!