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20smoney Investing Contest

I’m looking to put together a nice little investing contest for the readers of 20smoney.  There are some great platforms on the internet where you can do “fake investing” without real money – Investopedia.com is probably the best.  Before launching such a contest, I want to gauge interest.  If we can get 10+ people, it might be fun to do.
Here’s what I’m thinking:

Cash prizes for the best investors based on performance
Investing is definitely a long-term game, so the contest could potentially run several years – to keep interest, we might …

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Today, I present a reader submission into the latest writing contest here at 20smoney that aims to offer ideas on how to fix some of our biggest problems.  The contest asks readers to submit their input on the following major challenges facing the United States (and other countries):
1. High unemployment – How would you go about lowering unemployment? The current policies seem to issue debt or print money in order to prop up the economy and boost employment, but these have potential disastrous side effects.  Your solutions need to have minimal …

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We recently had a great writing contest here at 20smoney on writing financial plans (click here to see the results).  I’ve been brainstorming some ideas on another contest and thought I’d just announce some of my ideas and get some feedback.
The idea here is to discuss a range of major issues that I feel we are facing here in America (and other countries).  The leaders are influenced by special interests and self interests often more than common sense, so we’re going to look at some common sense approaches to some …

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Just a reminder to file your taxes this weekend if you haven’t already. And as an added bonus, Money Crashers is putting 3 Apple iPads up for grabs to anyone who files their taxes online as part of its 2010 Online Tax Filing Giveaway. And even if you’ve already filed, you can still enter for a chance to win as long as you sign up and send them your tax confirmation e-mail.

So it’s pretty cool, just for filing your taxes online, you’ve got a shot at one of those snazzy …

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Thanks for everyone who took the time to write out a financial plan for the writing contest.  The winner of the contest was Jim!  His financial plan was very thorough and got some good attention.  Congrats Jim on winning the $250 Amex gift card.
I decided, for kicks, to write out my ten year financial plan as well and post it to the blog.
My 10 Year Financial Plan
I think I can sum up my financial plan for the next ten years with the following components:

Sustaining and growing my income – I’m …

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Today, I present an entry in the Financial Plan Writing Contest. Just a reminder that you can win $250 by participating.  Here are the brief guidelines, to read the full description of the contest, click the link above.

Answer the question: What is your financial plan for the next 10 years?
Be sure to to hit on things such as income, job security, budgeting, expense management, real estate, investing, retirement planning, etc. – the more detailed within specific areas the better!
Be sure to discuss how the economy might affect your plan – …

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I’ve been wanting to do a give-away / contest, and I decided to do it in the form of a writing contest.  You can enter the contest by writing a short piece as described below.
Writing Guidelines

Answer the question: What is your financial plan for the next 10 years?
Be sure to to hit on things such as income, job security, budgeting, expense management, real estate, investing, retirement planning, etc. – the more detailed within specific areas the better!
Be sure to discuss how the economy might affect your plan – what if …

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I’m putting together a contest for the blog.  I’m trying to determine the prizes to give away but I’m thinking about some cash in the several hundred dollar range along with some other prizes.  In doing so, I need to try and get an estimate of interest for such a contest.
The guidelines for the contest will probably be something along the following:
Writing Guidelines

Answer the question: What is your financial plan for the next 10 years?
Be sure to to hit on things such as income, job security, budgeting, expense management, real …