Rockstar Rumble, Round 3, Posts 25-32

Here are the latest games in the third 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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Here are today’s games:


  • Success Isn’t About Money, It’s About Peace (Peace) — We spend so much of our time, time that we’ll never get back, chasing money, our next job promotion, or some version of the traditional success narrative. But will we really have is this moment and we have the opportunity to define success on our own, instead of how much we have, how about how much peace we feel? 


  • Hurricane Michael Taught Us How An Emergency Fund Can Save Your Life (Emergency) — I always knew emergency funds were important, but I never considered the fact they could literally save your life. My community was devastated by Hurricane Michael and at least 43 people died in Florida due to the storm. If they had an emergency fund, some of those people could have made it out alive. Instead, they couldn’t evacuate. Learn how an emergency fund can save your life. 

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  • Cancer Awareness Month: Why I Won’t Quit My Day Job (Cancer) — By night I am a personal finance blogger, but by day I am an oncology psychologist. Although I do strive for financial independence, I’m not planning to retire early. I am passionate about my job, but it is emotionally taxing work. That’s why it’s important that I walk into work every day choosing to be there, not because of the golden handcuffs. 


  • Finding What You Value (Value) — I write a lot about managing finances by limiting spending to your values. This is the first time I collect that together with a framework for determine what you value. It’s harder then it seems in today’s world. 

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  • 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. 


  • 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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  • 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. 


  • 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.

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1 reply on “Rockstar Rumble, Round 3, Posts 25-32”

This round is now over and voting has closed.

The winners are:

13. Emergency
14. Cancer
15. Show
16. Brother

The brackets will be updated to reflect these results.

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

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