Tour de Personal Finance, Stage 6, Round 1 – Posts 45-48

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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).

To view the most up-to-date brackets of the competition, click the following link – 2012 Tour de PF Bracket.

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 (or that has happened since the previous Stage of) the competition.


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!


  • 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. 



    • I Sold My Hair (Hair): Proof that you can make money doing anything!  Last August, my hair sold on Ebay for more than $100!!!


      Today’s stage (Stage 7) in the Tour de France takes the riders 199 km through a medium mountains stage from Tomblaine – La Planche des Belles Filles.

      The stage is going on right now, so I’ll be sure to include an update on the result of the race when the 5th-6th intermediate sprints go live later today. 

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        1. seedebtrun says:

          Co-Workers > Because this article provides fascinating insight into a situation that anyone could find their self in.

          Business > I like the non-standard approach to starting a business that is presented here..
          My recent post Have Something You Want to Buy? Attach a Goal to It!

        2. $100,000
          My recent post Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #73

        3. iheartbudgets says:


        4. Co-Workers

        5. Voting for this Stage is now closed. The winners are Coworkers and Hair and will advance to Round 2, starting in a few days time. Thanks to everyone for voting and participating!
          My recent post Tour de Personal Finance, Stage 9, Round 2 – Posts 25-32

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