Tour de Personal Finance, Stage 10, Round 3 – Posts 25-32

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Without further a due, let’s continue on with the 10th Stage (the first Stage of the 3rd round of competition) of the 2011 My Personal Finance Journey Tour de Personal Finance (to follow all of the action, click on the Tour de Personal Finance category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject).

To view the most up-to-date brackets of the competition, click the following link – 2011 Tour de PF Bracket
Going along with Tour de France cycling tradition, I’ve listed each competition within each stage as an “intermediate sprint” (one post versus another) along with the description provided by the blog author when the post was submitted.

Also, if applicable, I will give a brief description of the stage of the Tour de France that took place the same day as the competition.

How to Vote

You can vote for the one article in this case since there is only one contest (one from each intermediate sprint) you’d like to see proceed in the Tour by commenting in the comments section below and telling which are your favorites.

I’ve listed a keyword after each post title to make it easy to vote (as a made-up example, you can just comment: Sprint 1: Mutual; Sprint 2: 401k, etc.) Be sure to comment which one you like the best out of each set of two! Criteria for the best article is completely up to you, but you can use these factors as a guide: 1) post of your favorite blogger, 2) most interesting post, 3) most thought-provoking post, 4) most unique post, or 5) most actionable post.

Here is today’s competition:

Voting will continue until July 14th for this Stage!

Intermediate Sprint # 1
  • THE Top 10 Bad Financial Lists (Lists): I grow weary and tired of bloggers putting out Top 5, 10, and 20 lists of various financial things that would make our lives better. So, I have devised a most nefarious, ugly, and downright useless list of financial lists (there is the twist) that could ever be published and still be labeled as SFW (Suitable for Work). Careful reading this, you may find yourself suddenly wanting to write a similar list mocking other bloggers. 
  • 24 Home-Based Business Ideas (Ideas): This article lists 24 opportunities that we can take advantage of from home to start making some extra income with a home-based business. 

Tour de France Daily Recap

Today was a rest day for the riders of the Tour de France. To us common folk, a rest day for bike riders that have ridden ~1,000 miles in the last ten days sounds like a great idea! However, for these incredible athletes, their bodies are so used to exercise that completely resting on a day like today will actually hurt them for the competition. Therefore, the teams will go out and do a 3-4 hour easy bike ride on a rest day to keep the legs fresh! Talk about crazy!

The Tour will continue tomorrow with Stage 10. According to, the Stage is classified as “lumpy.” So, it will be interesting to see if the sprinters can stay with the climbers of the peleton to fight it out for a sprint finish!

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    1. Big Cajun Man says:

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    8. Voting for this Stage is now closed. The winner is Lists and will advance to the next Round! Thanks for participating and voting!

    9. Voting for this Stage is now closed. The winner is Ideas and will advance to the next Round! Thanks for participating and voting!
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