Rockstar Rumble, Round 2, Posts 57-64

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:


  • Is Everyone Richer Than Me? (Richer) — Have you ever felt kind of bad about yourself because it seems like everyone is richer than you? It’s important to remember, looks can be deceiving. This post will help you put things into perspective by examining the psychological reasons that lead us to feel like everyone else is doing so much better. It also provides actionable tips that will help you to feel better if you start to feel down about your social status among your friends and acquaintances.


  • If I Could Teach My Child Just One Financial Lesson, It Wouldn’t Be To Save (Child) — It seems like everyone from average Joe to your favorite personal finance blogger thinks that saving is THE answer. The one and only, be all and end all, the thing you absolutely must do FORSAKING ALL OTHERS. But come on folks, there’s more to it than that. If saving is all I’ve imparted on my kid by the time he grows up, I haven’t done a really good job.

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  • The Retirement You Have Always Dreamt Of? (Dreamt) — At first thought, retirement from your 9-5 routine sounds like a dream come true. But when you enter the new world of independence that retirement offers, it can turn into a nightmare if you’re not prepared. Here’s some important things to consider about what your retirement will look like.


  • 8 Things Show Business Taught Me About Money (Show) — For roughly 18 years, every bone in my body willed me to entertain. I was powered by applause and Tyson chicken fingers — and now I’m sharing how showbiz impacted my financial journey. This post offers an entirely unique perspective on money and can be appreciated *even* by those who don’t regularly burst into song (that’s normal, right?). Besides, where else in the personal finance blog space will you see “”jazz hands”” and “”Roth IRA”” in the same sentence?! Thought so.

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  • Why You Should Buy Used Things as Much as Possible (Used) — In a world full of excess junk, we need to focus on reducing the amount of new items being manufactured. The land fills are filling up and the world continues to get more polluted. This post outlines the major reasons you should consider buying your items used as much as possible. Saving money is one of them. 


  • Raising My Brother (Brother) — As my immigrant parents worked relentlessly to provide for our family, I took over the responsibility of raising my brother. We now share an unbreakable bond that exceeds a normal sibling relationship. Now, as a college student, he even has his own category in our budget.

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  • 8 Money Lessons from Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy) — You might wonder why a frugal blogger was gagging to see a film that revels in spending like it’s going out of style. But I reckon Crazy Rich Asians has some fabulous lessons to teach us about finance. Clue: it’s not all about the money, honey.


  • 11 Awesome Budget-Friendly Date Ideas (Date) — Many couples sacrifice nearly everything in the name of saving money and getting out of debt. This post helps you find ways to keep your relationship vibrant and active without killing your budget. As David O. McKay once said, “No worldly success can compensate for failure in the home.” Use this post to help keep your home life strong so you can crush your money goals as a team! 

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1 reply on “Rockstar Rumble, Round 2, Posts 57-64”

This round is now over and voting has closed.

The winners are:

29. Child (tie — coin flip determined winner)
30. Show
31. Brother
32. Crazy

The brackets will be updated to reflect these results.

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

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