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:
- How to Pay Yourself First (Pay) - Personal finance folks often throw around the term “pay yourself first.” It is a bit big-headed of us to assume you know how to do that. Here are some steps you can take to put the most popular finance advice to work.
- Should I Sell My Wife's Wedding Ring? (Ring) - We all know that American's have an obsession with material possessions. Well, I wanted to find out if readers thought it was acceptable to sell one of the most cherished possessions of all: my wife's wedding ring. Upon discovering that the value of her ring had doubled from when we first purchased it, we pondered selling it and using the money pay off one of our larger student loans (becoming debt free has been our primary goal in life for 6 years).
- What is Dollar Cost Averaging? Drip Your Way to Millions (Dollar) - Drip. Drip. Drip. That's the sound of a millionaire in the making. By using Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA), you'll have the secret sauce in how to invest and become rich!
- How I Obtained a Masters Degree from Harvard for $500--Without Scholarships! (Degree) - Yes, you read that correctly. With a bit of creativity and whole lot of hard work, I graduated with my Masters degree from Harvard with ZERO debt. Better yet, the entire degree/program only cost me $500! Apply my tips and strategies to reduce any of your education-related expenses. This is one post you'll definitely want to bookmark and share.