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Without further a due, let’s continue on with the 3rd 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 1-2 of Stage 3 went live earlier today, so be sure to cast your votes for those articles as well!):
Voting will continue until July 6th for this Stage!
INTERMEDIATE SPRINT # 3
How I Ripped People off With Store Credit Cards (Cards): In high school, I worked after school and on weekends as a cashier at a large retail chain. Despite my working less than half the hours of my full time counterparts, I consistently managed to reach the top of our weekly credit card signups contests. Knowing what I know now, I can look back and see how I ripped people off by talking them into a store credit card.
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
Stop Crying That There Are No Jobs. Create One (Jobs): Be motivated by opportunity, not fear. Don’t dis-empower yourself by believing that someone else — someone smarter, richer, and probably better-looking — must create a job and bestow it upon you.
- Go It Alone (Alone): Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? Did you dream of starting your own business when you were young? If you are not self-employed now, what is stopping you? Is it not the right time? The timing is never perfect, but at some point in your life, the opportunity to go it alone will surface. This post shares some stories around this topic.
TOUR DE FRANCE DAILY RECAP
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