Rockstar Rumble, Round 6, Posts 1-4

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Here are the latest games in the sixth 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:

GAME 1

  • 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.)

VERSUS

  • 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, behavioural 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!

Rumble 2018: Round 6, Game 1: Gift vs. Ultimate

  • Gift (56%, 433 Votes)
  • Ultimate (44%, 340 Votes)

Total Voters: 773

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GAME 2

  • 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. 

VERSUS

  • 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.

Rumble 2018: Round 6, Game 2: Flexible vs. Brother

  • Flexible (64%, 1,403 Votes)
  • Brother (36%, 798 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,201

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3 thoughts on “Rockstar Rumble, Round 6, Posts 1-4”

  1. This round is now over and voting has closed.

    The winners are:

    1. Gift
    2. Brother

    We receive several notices that there appeared to be vote tampering in Game 2. The voting logs seemed to confirm this. We contacted each of the bloggers to ask why the numbers might appear as they did. One responded with credible evidence to validate the votes. The other did not respond for whatever reason. As such, we have awarded Game 2 as noted above.

    The brackets will be updated to reflect these results.

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

  2. The other person (me) did not respond because I am not a full-time blogger and this was over the weekend, so I did not check my email until I had some downtime this morning.

    I did vote for myself, but only once like the rules state. I also noticed that there was funky voting going on in our game (for both posts). As for others around the internet, I can not control what they do. Unfortunate that this is how things were decided, but as MMM would say, it’s outside of my circle of control, so better to not stress about it.

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