Tour de Personal Finance, Stage 8, Round 2 – Posts 33-36 & 21-24

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Tour de France Tour de Personal Finance mountain stages Stage 8 Round 2 Tour de Personal Finance

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).

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 (these are the 2nd competitions of the 2nd Round of the Tour de Personal Finance, so enjoy!!):

Voting will continue until July 12th for this Stage!

Intermediate Sprint # 1
  • 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.
Intermediate Sprint # 2

Tour de France Daily Recap

Today’s Stage of the Tour de France is going on right now. It is the first big show-down in the mountains, so it should be most exciting! I’ll give an update on the outcome of the race in the post later today.

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    1. Sprint #1 – Debt, Sprint #2 – Rich; Each article was thought-provoking, reasonable & universally-applicable.

    2. Kindness
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    3. affordanything says:

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    4. Kindness
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    5. Dawn Hild says:

      Sprint 1… Kindness
      Sprint 2… Tool
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    6. Buy Stocks says:

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    7. Kindness
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    8. Kindness
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    9. Debt

    10. Debt
      All the way!

    11. Rachael says:


    12. Paul Robinson says:


    13. Debt and tool

    14. Frantzie Bazile says:


    15. Debt

    16. Debt

    17. Voting for this Stage is now closed. The winners are Debt and Tool and will advance to the next Round (Round 3). Thanks to everyone for participating and voting! 🙂
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