Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #28

Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #28

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What Am I doing?

This week has been a complete blast. On the blog front, traffic has been steadily increasing and I got to write one of my favorite posts ever, Churning Credit Cards For Travel and Hotel Rewards. It was a monster, 2,400 word post talking about how I am collecting hundreds of thousands of credit card rewards points this year, which I’m pretty stoked about. I’ve already got some others who are joining me in my travel hacking ventures, and I’m excited to see how they use their rewards!

I also did something this week that I’ve never done. I went snowshoeing and climbed a flippin’ mountain! It was absolutely epic! It was part of our new Christmas tradition to draw names and buy an “experience” gift for that person. I took my brother-in-law out to a sweet hiking trail, and we snow shoed up almost 2,000ft. in elevation to a lake. The most striking thing about the entire trip was the fact that when there weren’t people around, it was absolutely SILENT! I’d definitely do it again, but next time I want to bring a sled and go down the most epic hills of all time. Good thing I have life insurance!


Amazing views, pictures can’t possibly capture the beauty of this place.

How was YOUR week?


There are other, very cool blogs who have been generous enough to mention iHeartBudgets on their sites.  Anyone else who loves me as much as these people do, feel free to mention me as well to join the elite list below!

Consumerism Commentary featured me in Kathleen December 2012 Net Worth & LastDollar December 2012 Net Worth

Modest Money mentioned me in End of January 2013 Blog Update & End of January 2013 Favorite Blog Posts

Work Save Live mentioned me in Carnivals, Mentions & Weekend Reading #34

Average Joe mentioned me in Average Joe’s Friday Read-a-Long

Evolving PF mentioned me in Weekly Update 46

Searching For Happy mentioned me in Weekly Update: No rest for the wicked

Tight Fisted Miser mentioned me in Personal Finance Links – 70 Hour Work Week Edition

Stumble Forward mentioned me in Weekly Mentions – Looking For Guest Post and Elvis Is Still Alive

Money Smart Guides mentioned me in The Round Table – January 25, 2013

My Alternate Life mentioned me in Friday Link Love, Planwise & A Trip

Canadian Budget Binder mentioned me in The Saturday Weekend Review #4 January-Marketplace On Bank Fees~Magnifying Glass Needed!

Making Sense of Cents mentioned me in Oh Saturday

Finance Fox mentioned me in Finance Fox Weekend Recap – RIM Revisting Winning Ways!

Eyes On The Dollar mentioned me in Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #23-Raised by Wolves

Money, Life and More mentioned me in Personal Finance Round Up, Mentions and Carnivals #40

Frugal Rules mentioned me in Frugal Friday: Blog Posts That Ruled This Week, I Hate Being Sick Edition

Woohoo! Thanks for sharing my ridiculous posts! Ya’ll rock.


What’ I’ve Been Reading:

Every week, I do some reading on the web. I come across articles that are entertaining, educational, or just plain awesome. I think the readers of iHeartBudgets will enjoy these articles as well.

Consumerism Commentary – 8 Rules for Borrowing Money From Friends and Family

Modest Money – The Fastest Way to Get Started Flipping Houses

Work Save Live – Vehicle Maintenance Tips that Help You Save Money in 2013

Average JoeCollege Planning Strategy: A Creative (and Effective) Option

Evolving PFPersonal Finance Bloggers I Admire

Searching For Happy – Careers, money, and happiness: Running Towards Temptation

Tight Fisted MiserMy $14.74 Electric Bill

Stumble ForwardHow To Save Money Building A House – 7 Ways You Can Save Big

Money Smart GuidesCreate Wealth Through Property Investment

My Alternate LifeTravel Like a Minimalist – Packing

Canadian Budget BinderHow I Turned My Passion and Skills Into Making Extra Money

Making Sense of Cents – How to Save on Vehicle Purchases in 2013

Finance FoxThought You Should Know: Google Owns Your Online Identity

Eyes On The DollarGirl Scout Cookies Cost How Much?

Money, Life and MoreHow We Set Up My Girlfriend’s Budget

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

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  1. Thanks for the mention!
    Emily @ evolvingPF recently posted..Weekly Update 47My Profile

  2. Thanks for the mention on both ends. I really enjoyed reading your 2,400 word monster. Is that the biggest so far?
    Eddie recently posted..Finance Fox Weekend Recap – RIM Revisting Winning Ways!My Profile

  3. I loved all 2400 words and can’ wait to share my churning scores. Thanks for the mention.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #23-Raised By WolvesMy Profile

  4. Thanks for the mention! I really appreciate it. I haven’t seen snow in a number of years now. I do miss how it looks but don’t miss driving in it or having to go dig my car out!
    Lance @ Money Life and More recently posted..Personal Finance Round Up, Mentions and Carnivals #40My Profile

    • I would hate going a year without seeing snow. But we don’t get it very bad over here, so I guess it’s not an annoyance as it would be for those who have it around for months at a time.

  5. Thanks for the mention mate, good read the 2400 word beast, almost as bad as me lol. Happy Christmas mate!!! again… lol :-)
    Canadian Budget Binder recently posted..The Saturday Weekend Review #4 January-Marketplace On Bank Fees~Magnifying Glass Needed!My Profile

  6. Sounds like you had a lot of fun climbing that mountain. It would defiantly be an adventure 2000 feet is a serious climb. Thanks for the mentions, I really appreciate it.
    Chris @ Stumble Forward recently posted..Weekly Mentions – Looking For Guest Post and Elvis Is Still AliveMy Profile

  7. Thanks for the mention. I really enjoyed reading the credit card churning post!
    Jon @ MoneySmartGuides recently posted..Using Coupon Chief to Save Money Shopping OnlineMy Profile

  8. Thanks as always for the great list of reads! Hope your weekend was fabulous!
    Cat Alford recently posted..The Truth About Side HustlingMy Profile

  9. Thanks for mentioning my post! :)
    Michelle recently posted..Oh SaturdayMy Profile

  10. Sounds like you had a great weekend, I can only imagine the silence. Looks like you missed my mention from Friday btw. :)
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..5 Fun and Frugal Super Bowl Party IdeasMy Profile

  11. Wow, that sounds absolutely amazing! I’ve never been snowshoeing before but it might be something I add to the bucket list to experience once in my life!
    Jason recently posted..Making Extra Money: Start a Blog or Write for Others?My Profile


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