Here we go with the final 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.)
Today's game is brought to you by the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Rewards Card which is currently offering 15,000 bonus ThankYou Points after you make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months after account opening—good for $150 in gift cards.
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 is the Championship game:
- Why a 15 Year Mortgage Isn’t Always the Best Choice (Mortgage) - With mortgage rates being at all-time lows many homeowners are looking to take the rate bonanza a step further by going for a 15 year mortgage. Not only will you pay off the mortgage in half the time, but you’ll get an even lower rate for doing it. Sounds like a good deal right? Not necessarily, and certainly not for everyone.
- 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.