Rockstar Rumble, Round 5, Posts 1-8

Here are the latest games in the fifth 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.If you like great posts like these featured, you can subscribe to the Rockstar Finance weekday email and get the best personal finance articles delivered to your inbox.Today’s games are brought to you by Mediavine, a full-service ad management solution for digital content creators.

Here are today’s games:


  • 8 Gift Ideas When You’re Buying for a Frugal Person (Gift) — The title sounds boring but don’t be put off! Here are some creative solutions to that perennial problem of what to gift that lovable frugalist in your life. (Or if YOU’RE the frugal one – point them towards these ideas so they don’t waste their money on things you’d rather not have.)


  • Meet The Women Of The Financial Independence Community (Women) — Women are a huge part of the financial independence community, but there’s been a lack of attention on women’s stories in particular, to the point that many still can’t point to women writing about and living financial independence. This post was born out of an ask for more women bloggers in a roundup and the answer was “I don’t know.” Well, I know, and here they are.

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  • The 10 Ultimate Commandments of Investing (Ultimate) — This post is a practical drill down to the basics of investing in the financial markets. It attempts to awaken the reader to popular investing myths, behavioral biases, and other pitfalls, that doom portfolios owned by both beginner and experienced investors to failure. The lessons are simple to follow and are bound to benefit the reader! 


  • When is a Dollar Not a Dollar (Dollar) — This post is perfect to encourage more people to invest. It is simple to read, and effectively outlines the key concepts of investing, compound interest and inflation. Anyone who is not investing needs to read this. And anyone who is investing needs this as a reminder. 

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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. 


  • Flexible FIRE (Flexible) — Although typical FIRE (Financial Independence/Retiring Early) gets all the attention and accolades these days across the interwebs, its lesser known relative Flexible FIRE deserves a serious look as well. Flexible FIRE is having enough of a nest egg (that will continue to grow over the years), combined with one or more sources of income, to provide the financial confidence and flexibility in life you are looking for. 

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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.


  • 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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1 reply on “Rockstar Rumble, Round 5, Posts 1-8”

This round is now over and voting has closed.

The winners are:

1. Gift
2. Ultimate
3. Flexible
4. 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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