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Without further a due, let’s continue on with the 9th Stage (the third and final 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 first two 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.
- People Who Don’t Have Cable Are Better In Every Way, Say Those Without Cable (Cable): People who have given up cable are a special kind of annoying. They look down on those of us who choose to watch TV as some sort of sewer creature. Are they really so much better than us time wasters? You’ll probably not want to click through if you’ve dropped cable…
- Not So Extreme Couponing: Couponing for the Rest of Us (Couponing): The Extreme Couponing show on TLC may be entertaining to watch, but it’s not very practical or appealing for most of us. Here’s how the rest of us can save big money with couponing without using extreme couponing tactics.
- 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.
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