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Without further ado, let’s continue on with the 6th 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 5-6 of Stage 5 will go live later this afternoon and Sprints 1-2 went live earlier today, so be sure to cast your votes for those articles as well!):
Voting will continue until July 9th for this Stage!
INTERMEDIATE SPRINT # 3
How I Blew Through $100,000 Before I Turned 21 ($100,000): At age 18, I had a cool $100,000 in my bank account (where’d that come from?). This is my story of what I did with that money over a 3-year span. I blew tens of thousands of dollars quicker than Justin Bieber can change his hairstyle! And you’ll never guess how much money I cannot account for.
What If You Find Out Your Co-Workers Are Making More Money Than You (Co-workers): A discussion with some co-workers led me to discovering that I was underpaid for doing the same job. I handled the situation by doing my research, building a game plan, and confronting my boss. This is the story of how it all went down.
INTERMEDIATE SPRINT # 4
The One Thing You Need to Start a Small Business (Business): What’s the one thing you need to start a small business? It may not be what you think.
- I Sold My Hair (Hair): Proof that you can make money doing anything! Last August, my hair sold on Ebay for more than $100!!!
TOUR DE FRANCE DAILY RECAP
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