Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (to follow all the action click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.)
I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when the post was submitted. I've also listed a keyword after each post title to make it easy to vote (as a made-up example, you can just comment: Game 1: Saving; Game 2: Investing, etc.) Be sure to comment which one you like the best out of each set of two -- you will help determine the winner! Criteria for the best article is somewhat subjective, but you can use these factors as a guide: 1) practicality of the post 2) how interesting/provocative/unique it is, 3) the "personal-ness" of it and 4) its impact on net worth.
Here are today's games:
- My Husband is Now WORKING FROM HOME WITH ME!!! (Husband) - It's important to work out a plan before leaping into self-employment. It's even more important when that entrepreneurial spirit hits both of the income earners of the household. But after running the numbers, looking at worst case scenarios, and mulling the idea over...it was time for us to put on our big girl panties and jump in. :-) Here's the post about the excitement and fear when we officially put all of our financial eggs in one basket and happily skipped away into the unknown...
- Why $200 Lost Gambling Was Better Spent Than $200 Cirque Du Soleil Tickets (Lost) - I lost $200 gambling and loved it! People warn about losing money gambling, but we spent about the same amount on Cirque Du Soleil tickets as we lost playing Craps. Guess which event was more fun?
- The Only Real Get Rich Scheme (Scheme) - Building wealth has nothing to do with picking the right penny stocks or winning the lottery. If you simply spend less money than you earn each month, and then invest the rest, you are guaranteed to start building wealth.
- The Best Personal Finance Tips (Best) - The top 20 tips I have experienced and read anywhere in the blog world. Bookmark or save so that you can stay on track with your networth growth.