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:
- Why My Wife and I Argue About Money in Front of the Kids (Argue) - I know it's a big no-no for couples to argue or fight about money in front of the kids. But my wife and I do it from time to time. And we think it's just fine. Here's why you should too.
- Excellence in the Ordinary (Excellence) - Being ‘good with money’ isn’t something you can tick off a ‘To-do’ list. It might sound obvious but how many times have you been ‘good’ by saving towards something, like a holiday, and then after the fact you go back to your ‘normal’ spending habits? Take advantage of psychological tactics to get on top of your money-management.
- 31 Days to Improve Your Financial Life (Improve) - It's impossible to fix your finances in on sitting. You need to take action over time. Check out these quick, actionable tips to help you improve your financial life, one day at a time for 31 days.
- How a career change improved my life (Change) - It's not easy to change jobs in a recession but sometimes you need to recognize when there?s an opportunity to improve your situation. I feel fortunate to say I?m better off now than I was three or four years ago because I changed careers. Here's why.