Here we go with the third round of Alltribes 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:
- (Guide) - This is an introspective look over the decisions and mistakes that I have made and how I would change them. I simply don't get people who would want to relive their "mistakes" if given the opportunity to change them. While it is true, that our experiences have made us who we are today, pain is the slowest teacher.
- (Hotel) - How much money could you save by not having to pay your electric bill, internet, cable, or other expenses every month? Many people do not consider all of the little things that we spend our money on every month when we rent or buy a home. These items tend to be taken for granted as necessities, but these small costs can quickly add up. But, how much money could you save every month if you simply live in a hotel? The savings can actually be quite substantial.
- (Dream) - Finance is a huge part of our lives yet it remains something that many people struggle with. These days, maybe more than ever before, people all over the world are getting into financial difficulties and debt. The recession has proved this. The sad thing is though that people don't realize that they can live their dream life debt free, that their dreams can come true without sinking themselves into a financial hole. How so you ask? Simple Grade 1 math. Read this post and see what I mean.
- (Problems) - When it comes to family, there are always problems and dramas we have to deal with - and money is a big one. I've learned a lot over the last few years helping my own family work through money issues and was shocked at some of the things I learned. From finding out my dad was on food stamps to learning my mother never made a budget in her life, it wasn't easy to swallow. I want to share with you 10 important tips on how to help your family members with money problems. They all come from my own experience!