Rockstar Rumble, Round 2, Posts 41-48


Here are the latest games in the second 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.

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Here are today’s games:



  • Confessions of a FIRE Blogger: We Don’t have a FI Number or Date (Confessions) – I have a confession to make. Mr. Adventure Rich and I do not have our Financial Independence number (the amount of money invested and/or coming in via passive income to sustain our lifestyle) nailed down. What’s more? We don’t know (gasp!) our Financial Independence date! I know, I know, what is a good little Financial Independence blogger like me doing by admitting that I don’t have our FI number or date dialed in, tattooed to our wrists, etched in each doorway throughout our house, and sung to our son as he drifts off to sleep each night?!?

Round 2, Game 21: Literacy vs. Confessions

  • Literacy (59%, 99 Votes)
  • Confessions (41%, 70 Votes)

Total Voters: 169

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  • How Much Would You Replace If You Lost Everything? (Replace) – Most people live their life with a big goal to accumulate possessions. We work for this, we treasure these things, and even pass them on. But what if we’re faced with a situation where it all just goes away? How do you cope? What do you replace? What is gone forever that can stay that way?


  • The Basic Human Decency Fund (Basic) – Looking for a way to feel good about your money and better about your place in the world? Consider setting aside some cash for a basic human decency fund. Anyone can do it, and it will empower you to respond to the events of life (good and bad) in a more humane, compassionate way.

Round 2, Game 22: Replace vs. Basic

  • Basic (52%, 53 Votes)
  • Replace (48%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 101

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  • The Highly Effective Money Management Matrix (Matrix) – Stephen R. Covey is regarded as a time-management genius for his simple matrix showing the activities on which people should spend their time to be most effective. Why not adapt his enduring framework to personal finance?


  • Europe – We gallivanted around it. Here’s how much it cost. (Europe) – I don’t know about everyone else, but I love stories about traveling. I also like being a financial voyeur. I’m often wondering — how much did this actually cost? So I broke down our (hi, honey!) 3 week trip to Europe. You’ll laugh (maybe), you’ll cry (hopefully), you’ll know how much we spent.

Round 2, Game 23: Matrix vs. Europe

  • Matrix (63%, 49 Votes)
  • Europe (37%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

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  • 18 Tips to Get Rich (From Actual Millionaires!) (Rich) – Everyone wants to win with money, but most people think that they can’t do it – that somehow only certain individuals (a certain class, race, demographic) have the secrets to wealth, not them. This post gets rid of all that. Getting rich is simple. This article provides 18 tips from actual millionaires that almost anyone can do.

Round 2, Game 24: Habits vs. Rich

  • Habits (56%, 101 Votes)
  • Rich (44%, 79 Votes)

Total Voters: 180

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Last modified: February 14, 2018

3 Responses to :
Rockstar Rumble, Round 2, Posts 41-48

  1. 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!

    1. Q says:

      It looks like it is literacy that won over confessions.

      1. ESI says:

        Yes, I caught it earlier but forgot to change the comment. Thanks for reminding me.

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