Rockstar Rumble, Round 2, Posts 33-40

Here are the latest games in the second round of the 2019 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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Today’s games are brought to you by the great new book from Grant Sabatier: Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need.

Here are today’s games:


  • Financial Freedom: 7 Easy Steps To Achieve Your Dreams (Dreams) — Can you imagine a life made of choices? A life where you can do what you love and have time to discover your real passion and take control of your time? In this post, I share how financial freedom changed my life, and how it can change yours too! Financial freedom is about giving you the choice to do what you love: it’s about being financially independent and not having to trade your time for money anymore.


  • FIRE. RIP. 2014-2018 (RIP) — A thought provoking post that explains the why FIRE is flawed and the fundamental problems with FIRE. Why we are giving up FIRE in the traditional sense and what we are doing instead.

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  • 5 Alternatives to Financial Independence That Everyone Should Know (Alternatives) — This post explores alternatives to the cliche financial independence narrative of save 50%+ of your income for ten years and then live frugally for 40+ years. The examples in this post demonstrate that at different stages of life you can employ different strategies to be independent and live a life of self-direction and adventure. 


  • 6 Reasons Why Jealousy Isn’t Prominent in the FI Community (Jealousy) — Imagine a room full of people at a party talking about their net worth, how their house is paid off, and how they might quit their job just because they feel like it – and pause….wait for it… there is no one-upmanship and no one is jealous of anyone else! How does this happen everyday in the online party that is the FI community? This post offers some psychological explanations.

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  • Why The Financial Independence Community Matters (Matters) — Financial Independence is a lifestyle. It’s not for everyone. But just like any hobby or passion – sports, arts, theater, cooking, another language, etc., financial independence is a common goal of a community. Being part of a group of like-minded people is invaluable for a number of reasons.


  • Loneliness and Sadness in Early Retirement (Sadness) — Everyone wants early retirement to be filled with rainbows, unicorns, and shooting stars. Yet the reality is, there are moments of loneliness and sadness in early retirement. In this post I explore those emotions and look at how I have been able to overcome them and enjoy my early retirement.

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  • The One Way To Fast Track Your Financial Independence (Fast) — Achieving Financial Independence is less about the maths and more about Design Thinking and bringing Creativity and Imagination to the FI framework. This post explores why Personal Development is the one way to fast track your financial independence. It offers practical tips on how to develop personally, and makes it clear why not everyone will achieve Financial Independence.


  • The Shockingly Scary Difference Between Healthy FIRE and Unhealthy FIRE (Difference) — There’s a fine line between healthy financial literacy and an unhealthy obsession with money. How do you know if you’re spending too much time thinking about it? By constantly reassessing and growing both your finances and your relationship with money, you can take steps today to improve both.

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1 reply on “Rockstar Rumble, Round 2, Posts 33-40”

This round is now over and voting has closed.

The winners are:

17. RIP
18. Alternatives
19. Sadness
20. Fast

The brackets will be updated to reflect these results.

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

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