Rockstar Rumble, Round 1, Posts 41-48

Here are the latest games in the first round of the 2018 Rockstar Rumble.

We’ve listed each “game” (one post versus another) along with wording provided by the author when the post was submitted. Also listed is a keyword after each post title to make it easy to vote. Be sure to vote for your favorites since you will help determine the winner!

Criteria for the best article is what makes Rockstar content which includes these factors:

  • Starts with an interesting title
  • Includes unique content β€” we like posts that are edgy, feisty, funny, failure-focused, and super helpful
  • Easy to read
  • Positive/uplifting (vs. negative)

The voting will run for 48 hours. At that point, a winner will be named and will advance. You can follow the results in the brackets here. Please note, there is ONE VOTE PER PERSON.

To be sure you see all games, click on the Rumble category link and scroll down.

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Here are today’s games:


  • Did I Waste My Twenties or Did I Beast Them? (Beast) – Older people typically tell young people to enjoy their youth while they have it. I follow a different philosophy and now I’m conflicted. Did I waste the best years of my life working my butt off in a cubicle or did I absolutely beast them?


  • How To Buy Your Bank A Car (Car) – This post explores how many cars a person will buy their bank (in the form of interest payments) over their lifetime. Such generosity is rare – even amongst spouses! Do people really love their banks more than their significant others?

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  • The author of this post deleted it for some reason and will thus forfeit this round. The poll on this game has been closed. If only life came with instructions: the Why (Why) – As an adult there are a great many things that I wish my parents and teachers had taught me about while I was growing up: successful investing approaches, to work smarter not harder, to measure wealth in terms of time rather than money, and how to talk to pretty girls.


  • How This 9 Year Old Saved Up More Than Most Americans (Saved) – This boy isn’t special. He likes spending money on toys and Pokemon cards and he earns $4.50 per week. However, he has saved up more than what most Americans have. This post gets into the secrets behind it.

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  • How My Job Lay Off Transformed My Views About Money (Job) – This is a real, candid, open-letter about one of the toughest times in my career and life. In 2014, I was laid off and lost my only source of income. The day it happened, it felt so surreal almost like it wasn’t happening to me. But it did, and I can live to tell about it.


  • The secret to saving money is to trick yourself into being poor (Trick) – Not all of us are natural savers. For the spenders who want to save money, there are ways to work around your spending tendencies, and convert your habits into ones that are more frugal-inclined. It’s all about power of the mind (AKA you can’t spend your money if it isn’t actually there).

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  • I Owe My Money An Apology: An Open Letter of Forgiveness (Apology) – I first started blogging about my personal finances as a way to hold myself accountable to improving my fiscal health, documenting the process, and hopefully inspiring others along the way. This “Apology” post represents the first in my “Steps Toward a Profitable Life”. I feel that improving your finances is nearly all about finding a positive mindset and can-do attitude. Forgiving yourself for past failures and defeatist attitudes is an imperative first step…at least, it certainly was for me.

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4 replies on “Rockstar Rumble, Round 1, Posts 41-48”

This round is now over and voting has closed.

The winners are:


The brackets will be updated to reflect these results.

Thanks to all for playing and voting. Congrats to the winners!

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