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:
- I handed in my Two Weeks Notice (Notice) - Joe did it! He handed in his resignation letter and quit his engineering career in the summer of 2012. This is one year before he turn 40, but his health was deteriorating so it doesn't make sense to stay any longer. Luckily, he has been planning for this and had a relatively smooth transition to being a stay at home dad blogger.
- Being Frugal and Dating (Dating) - I wrote this post after going on many first dates. I heard stories from friends (both sexes) talking about "what he or she did" on a date and how it was actually perceived. I try to educate other single guys out there on some do's and do not's from the dating scene and how to not break the bank doing so.
- Financial Considerations When Deciding How Many Kids to Have (Kids) - It's safe to say most couple like kids. But before you add to your family you need to consider your finances. There are many expenses that come with a child.
- How 5 Top Bloggers Made the Financial Jump to Self-Employment (Jump) - I've always been curious about what it takes to make the jump to self-employment financially - insurance, savings, emergency funds, etc. So, I asked some of the most well known bloggers about what they did to prepare, and they all focused on some very similar objectives. Here it from them - Pat Flynn, Corbett Barr, Leo Babauta, David Risley, Sam Dogan.