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Without further a due, let’s continue on with the 8th Stage (the second Stage of the 2nd 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 are today’s competitions (these are the 2nd competitions of the 2nd Round of the Tour de Personal Finance, so enjoy!!):
- 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.
- Random Acts of Kindness Can Bring Riches of Happiness and Experience (Kindness): Quite naturally, many of us – including me – are focused on our own finances. That said, it’s often so profitable in a broader sense to practice kindness and generosity. This post shares a simple story of an encounter that brought me happiness in helping someone in need.
- The Greatest Impact On My Finances And My Best Financial Tool (Tool): I’ve got a financial tool that not only will help me build wealth but makes me a better person as well. Interested to see what I’m talking about? Read on to find out more.
- How To Get Rich In A Recession (Rich): The article is about strategies to undertake to build wealth in difficult times.
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