Tour de Personal Finance, Stage 9, Round 2 – Posts 1-8

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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).

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 first two competitions:

Voting will continue until July 13th for this Stage!

Intermediate Sprint # 1
  • 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.
Intermediate Sprint # 2
  • 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.

Tour de France Daily Recap

Today was also Stage 9 in the Tour de France. It was quite a come-back day for the French cycling hero, Thomas Voeckler! For those of you that missed the 2004 Tour de France, Voeckler achieved international fame by heroically (and against all odds) holding on to the yellow jersey of the Tour de France for 10 days after being given 30 minutes as a result of a breakaway attack.

At the end of the day, Luis Leon Sanchez beat out Voeckler and the other breakaway companions to claim the stage victory. However, Voeckler was catapulted in to the yellow jersey once again! Quite an exciting day to say the least! 

All of the contendors for overall victory at the end of the 2011 Tour are still in roughly the same positions as they were at the start of the day. Should be exciting race ahead!

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    1. Family

    2. family

    3. I vote for cable and idea.

    4. I vote for financial uproar because he listed me as a hot personal finance chick blogger a while back !
      My recent post Happy Birthday !

    5. Sorry but I need cable, so it'll have to be
      My recent post If I Had A Million Dollars

    6. Voting for this Stage is now closed. The winners are Family and Idea and will advance to the next Round! Thanks for participating and voting!
      My recent post How Strategic Currency Conversion Can Prevent Losing Money in Translation

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