Best of the Rest: Thank You Edition

As some of you know, Free Money Finance hosts a March Money Madness each year. 64 blog posts from about 55 blogs (some blogs get two entries for their performance in the Best of Money Carnival) compete in a bracket style contest to see which blog post is the best of the year. Readers vote on each ‘game’ and the winner moves on to the next round.

Last year, I entered but was promptly beaten in the first round. This year, I came back for revenge, hoping to cinderella my way to the later rounds. My first matchup was this Monday (through Wednesday), when my post Why You Should Donate More Money to Charity went up against Free From Broke’s I’m Sick Of Hearing It’s For the Kids.

Well, guess what? I got some huge support from all of you and won! Free From Broke is an awesome site and his post was actually really good, but you helped propel me into the second round.

I can see in the comments which of you voted for me, and I just want to say thank you! It definitely doesn’t go unnoticed. I encourage you all to take a look at the other games going on in round 1 and vote for the posts you like best. And if you want to stay in the loop and be on my list of people I email alerting them when my next matchup comes, just sign up for email updates (or contact me letting me know you want in)

If that reading isn’t enough, take a look at some other posts from around the Personal Finance world:

Buy Like Buffett is giving you a chance to win an iPad, Amazon gift cards, or a Starbucks card!

Kevin at Thousandaire is giving away an Amazon Gift card for hitting a big milestone

Studenomics tells us how to have a killer business lunch

Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff asks: Would You Like to Buy a $75,000 Ford Expedition?

Elle from Couple Money guest posts on Yakezie and gives us blogging tax tips for 2011

Over at Own the Dollar, we learn how to get interest working for you instead of others

30 Year Mortgages are for Suckers! (via Yes I am Cheap)

How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by Taxi Drivers (via Wandering Earl)

Why I Would Never Recommend 1&1 as a Web Host Provider (via Out of Debt Again)

Five Ways to Improve Your P2P Investment (via Investor Junkie)

Refund Anticipation Loan? (via PF Firewall)

Carnivals I Participated In:

Carnival of Money Stories

Carnival of Personal Finance

Finance Blog Carnival

Best of the Rest: Thank You Edition

Sweating the Big Stuff

5 thoughts on “Best of the Rest: Thank You Edition

  1. It was a close race in the beginning but your peeps came through for you! Best of luck with the rest of the March Madness.

  2. Thanks for the mention of my experience with 1&1 and congratulations on being in the second round of March madness!

  3. Thanks for mentioning my mortgage post. I was in a bracket against someone and was roundly beaten. Better luck next year I guess.

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