Debt Free Direct Tour de Personal Finance, Stage 5 – Saving-Investing Group – Posts 33-36

Without further ado, let’s continue on with the 5th Stage (featuring posts from the “Saving/Investing” category of articles submitted) of the 2013 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).

We greatly appreciate Debt Free Direct for being the title partner of the 2013 event and for all their great support. If you’re interested in learning more about the help and advice Debt Free Direct offers to people in debt or their money-saving tips on how to prevent building up debtclick here.


A Quick Reminder On Prizes For The 2013 Competition

The 2013 edition of the Tour de PF will be doubly exciting because we have some very nice cash prizes to give away to the winner and also to charity to continue helping the community.

These will be as follows:

  • Yellow Jersey (1st Place) Winner of the 2013 Tour de Personal Finance will receive $100 cash via PayPal.
  • In addition, the Yellow Jersey Winner will also get to decide what charity they want me to donate $700 to in honor of their efforts/victory. 


To view the most up-to-date brackets of the competition, click the following link – 2013 Debt Free Direct 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.


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:

Voting will continue until July 3rd for this Stage!


Intermediate Sprint #1

  • Do You Want to Become a Millionaire? (Millionaire): Ever dream of becoming a millionaire, but think the only way to do it is winning the lottery? Well, I’m here to tell you that dedication and hard work can be just as effective. Find out how you can become a millionaire using two different strategies.


  • Why Saving In Your 20s Is Easier Than Waiting (Easier): Many people wait until their 30s or 40s to start saving for retirement. But, the reality is that saving in your 20s is much easier and with compound interest, it really pays off!


Intermediate Sprint # 2

  • A Ridiculously Simple Way To Build Wealth (Wealth): Building wealth is ridiculously simple. It doesn’t require luck, genius or special connections. You don’t have to attend overpriced, weekend financial seminars or learn the latest tricks and gimmicks sold by slick marketers. Everything you need to know can be summarized in just two sentences…


  • Is it Time to Get Out of the Stock Market? (Time): Whenever we see highs or lows in the stock market we see an increasing number of talking heads telling us what we should do with our portfolios. The problem with listening to them is they have no idea of your personal situation. That said, these are great times to analyze your portfolio while remembering the importance of maintaining a long-term view of your investing.


Tour de France Daily Recap

The Tour de France in real life continues today with Stage 2, taking the riders 156 km from Bastia to Ajaccio on the island of Corsica.  It’s a more hilly stage today, so it should be exciting!


  1. Call me biased (it’s true), but…


    Todd Tresidder recently posted…Peer To Peer Lending Review – Dangers RevealedMy Profile

  2. Easier
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  3. Sprint 1: Millionaire; Sprint 2: Time

  4. Sprint 1: Millionaire
    Sprint 2: Wealth
    Anton Ivanov recently posted… Review – Why I Use and Love MintMy Profile

  5. Millionaire
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  6. Easier
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  7. Jessica Fortner says:

    Sprint 1: Millionaire
    Sprint 2: Wealth

  8. Easier
    Christine @ ThePursuitofGreen recently posted…A Simple Sewing LessonMy Profile

  9. Alexandru Rusu says:

    Sprint 1: Millionaire
    Sprint 2: Time

  10. Nik Martinez says:

    Sprint 1: Millionaire
    Sprint 2: Wealth

  11. Millionaire
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  12. Voting for this Stage is now closed. Millionaire and Time are the winners and advance to Round 2. Thanks to everyone for voting and participating! 🙂
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