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Without further a due, let’s continue on with the 13th Stage (the fourth and final 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).
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 two articles (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 competitions:
- How to feed a family of 6 on roughly $200 per week (Family): Groceries account for one of the highest household expenses. However, it is also a variable cost that we can all budget for. Nikki Holloway, a Canadian mother from Arrowwood, AB, who feeds 6 on roughly $200/week, has provided her top 11 tips to putting the money back in your bank account and not on your plate.
- Getting Stated With Your Money Idea (Idea): Don’t know where to start or how to promote yourself? This article gives you the starting steps as well as a stack of ways to advertise and promote for free or very cheap. It is also an excerpt of my book 365 Ways To Make Money.
- If I Had a Million Dollars, I’d Go Into Debt (Debt): What would I do if I won a million dollars? This post describes how I’d invest every last penny, scrutinizing tax benefits, risk, returns, real estate, and why I would go into debt — yes, I would go into debt — if I were a millionaire. And don’t just take my word for it: Einstein backs me up, and so does third-world poverty theory. Read this post to find out more.
- I Refused To Pay Someone What I Was Charged (Refused): What do you do when the value of a service or product doesn’t match the price you were charged? In this personal finance story, you’ll find out how my situation played out (it may not be what you think) and what you can do if you find yourself in a similar situation.
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