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Without further a due, let’s continue on with the 2nd Stage 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).
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 3-4 of Stage 2 will go live later this afternoon, so be sure to cast your votes for those articles as well!):
Voting will continue until July 5th for this Stage!
INTERMEDIATE SPRINT # 1
5 Worst IRA Mistakes Made Everyday (Mistakes): Everyday in the US, thousands of people are making these basic IRA mistakes that are costing them huge amounts of money. Find out what they are so that you can avoid them!
It’s Okay to Spend Your Money on Things You Really Want (Money): Now for a little positive financial advice. Freely spend your money on things you receive a lot of value from, but mercilessly slash expenses elsewhere. This post explores how to put this into practice.
INTERMEDIATE SPRINT # 2
How To Get Hired Freelancing (Freelancing): A look back at how I got started freelancing and what I did to be successful. I also highlight some mistakes I made and my takeaways from them.
- How to Be a Conservative Investor (Investor): In a volatile stock market, people are always looking for ways to protect their money. Unfortunately, that often means getting too conservative and letting it sit in the bank earning little or no interest. Instead, I’ll show you how to be a true conservative investor and make real money, safely, in even a difficult economy.
TOUR DE FRANCE DAILY RECAP
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