Tour de Personal Finance, Stage 3, Posts 27-30

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Without further a due, let’s continue on with the 3rd Stage 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).
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 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 are today’s competitions:

Voting will continue until July 7th for this Stage!

Intermediate Sprint # 1
  • 35 Ways to Make More Money (35 Ways): Even in the best of times, one of the most common questions asked is, “How do I make more money?” While an increase in income can ease the way things work in your personal economy, it won’t necessarily solve all your problems.
  • Drop Your Cable Bill – Keep Your Shows (Cable): 
    Have you ever wanted to save hundreds of dollars a year on your cable bill? Would you like to pay for only the shows you watch instead of paying for hundreds of channels of crap? Do you want to see a really white guy rap? Yes, yes, and absolutely! 


Intermediate Sprint # 2
  • Knowing When To Buy and Sell Stock  (Stock): Buying and selling stock is a challenging idea. How do you know when a stock is undervalued or overvalued? How do you know if it will go up or go down? There are a few popular methods to making the best investing decisions, and you can learn how they work here. 
  • 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

The race is going on right now! I’ll share a recap in the post later today.

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    1. I'll jump in here with Cable and Stock! Thanks!
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    2. Cable
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    3. I liked 35 Ways and Ideas
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    4. My boyfriend asked me to vote for him so I guess I should. 🙂

      Cable and Ideas
      My recent post Make it 70 by 2050!

    5. Ways and Ideas
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    6. 35 Ways and Ideas
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    7. Big Cajun Man says:

      My recent post Debt is Like Teenage Sex

    8. 35 ways
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    9. Voting for this Stage is now closed. “35 Ways” and “Ideas” are the winners and will advance to the next stage. Thanks for participating and voting!
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    10. Eric - Narrow Bridge says:

      I was beat by good competition. Congrats!

    11. Christine M. says:

      In my opinion 35 ways was the best.

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