Rockstar Rumble, Round 1, Posts 9-16


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 — 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:


  • Money Lies that Keep You Poor (Lies) – There are several common money lies that people often follow that cause them to fail when managing their money. “Money Lies that Keep You Poor” breaks down the most common and offers a solution for winning with your cash.


  • Money Hiding Spots From the Great Depression (Spots) – When people lost trust in the banks after the Great Depression, they discovered new places to store their money. Here’s a few of the more ingenious hiding spots.

Round 1, Game 5: Lies vs. Spots

  • Spots (53%, 81 Votes)
  • Lies (47%, 72 Votes)

Total Voters: 153

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  • Want your Kid to Grow up to be a Millionaire? (Kid) – “Want your Kid to Grow up to be a Millionaire?” breaks down the millionaire myth, that you have to make a million dollar salary to become a millionaire for parents and children.


  • Less Stress and More Happiness (Stress) – An employee living paycheck to paycheck relies on their job for their livelihood. That job is at risk of being lost due to poor company performance or at the whim of one decision maker. This is my story of how being laid off has motivated me to achieve financial independence. When your financial needs are under your control, you will have less stress and more happiness!

Round 1, Game 6: Kid vs. Stress

  • Stress (66%, 131 Votes)
  • Kid (34%, 67 Votes)

Total Voters: 198

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  • The Math Is the Easy Part (Math) – This insecure kid made terrible financial decisions in the pursuit of being cool. I had to make different choices to clean up that mess. Being different allowed me to create an amazing life free from money worries. I have plenty for the things that feed my soul since my soul has a reasonable appetite.

Round 1, Game 7: Hubby vs. Math

  • Math (67%, 113 Votes)
  • Hubby (33%, 55 Votes)

Total Voters: 168

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  • How to Become a Millionaire By Investing Consistently (Consistently) – Investing consistently is a key building block of wealth building, but many people don’t understand WHY it is so powerful. Well, today we’re going to explain it for you! And once you understand it, you’ll be even more motivated to keep your investing consistent.


  • The Epic Battle Against the Ball Gag 401k (Gag) – One man’s battle to bring peace and harmony to the retirement plans of a former company. With a little moxy, a lot of research and a little bit of luck, he changes the financial future of all the employees from here until eternity.

Round 1, Game 8: Consistently vs. Gag

  • Gag (68%, 100 Votes)
  • Consistently (32%, 46 Votes)

Total Voters: 146

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Last modified: January 18, 2018

12 Responses to :
Rockstar Rumble, Round 1, Posts 9-16

  1. Dave says:

    Another great round of posts.

    They are all winners.

  2. You had me at “Ball Gag.”


    1. All I read was “mmph oft mnnett” haha

  3. FIRECracker says:

    I second PoF’s comment :)

  4. Brian says:

    I’m currently getting suplexed come on vote for the kids! :)

  5. It was very tough to pick winners!

  6. Moose says:

    Fantastic posts, yet again! I especially love the “Less Stress and More Happiness” and “Money Lies That Keep You Poor” posts.

    1. Thanks Moose! Appreciate the love for my post! I agree that all of the posts in this contest have been fantastic.

  7. Lee says:

    Some really good stuff here, it’s a proper battle! :)

  8. Another great set of articles.

  9. It is tough choosing one above the other

  10. ESI says:

    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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