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Without further ado, let’s continue on with the 12th Stage (the first Stage of the 3rd Round of competition!) of the 2012 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).
AN IMPORTANT UPDATE ON PRIZES FOR THE COMPETITION
- Prize to Yellow Jersey Winner – $75.00
- Amount that will be given to a charity chosen by the Yellow Jersey Winner – $123.05
- Prize to 2nd place podium finisher – $50.00
To view the most up-to-date brackets of the competition, click the following link – 2012 Tour de PF Bracket.
Also, if applicable, I will give a brief description of the stage of the Tour de France that took place the same day as (or that has happened since the previous Stage of) 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 (Sprints 1 and 2 of Stage 12 went live earlier today, so be sure to cast your vote for that as well!):
Voting will continue until July 15th for this Stage!
INTERMEDIATE SPRINT # 3
How Far Would You Go To Pick Up a Penny? (Penny): Most of us love free money, but how far would you go to pick some up? Would it matter who you were around, or how dirty the coins/dollars were? What if they were on the bathroom floor? These are all questions I pondered at a bachelor party recently… figured better that than some other things 😉
- Should You Charge Your Boomerang Kids Rent? (Boomerang): It’s no longer a given that kids will move out on their own when college ends. In fact, there’s a term for this group – Boomerang Kids. Should you charge rent to these boomerang kids?
INTERMEDIATE SPRINT # 4
Online Poker: Is It as Legit as Stock Picking? (Poker): There are those that believe stock picking is a lot like gambling — and those that believe online poker is a safer bet than stock picking. Could online poker be as legit as picking stocks?
- Key to Saving Money is Controlling Impulse Spending (Spending): Have you gone to the grocery store for milk and eggs and come home with steak and eggs? Have you ever been tempted to buy something just because it was on sale? Impulse spending can wreck your finances and is a major reason why most people have difficulty saving money. Learning why you buy on impulse can be the key to saving more money.
TOUR DE FRANCE DAILY RECAP
In the finish, British rider, David Millar, took out the sprint ahead of the breakaway. This was his 4th career Stage win in the Tour de France. All of the contenders for overall victory finished together in the main pack, so there were no changes to the overall standings. British rider, Bradley Wiggins remains in the yellow jersey.
***Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/3530836012/sizes/l/in/photostream/