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Time to win an iTouch and do some link love!

By: Mike | Date posted: March 12, 2010 (5:00 am) | Write a Comment (62 Comments)

As I previously mentioned last Monday, I have recently bought Green Panda Treehouse. While I do not intend to change the reason why Green Panda was created (it will still be dedicated to people in their 20’s), I would like to hear more about what you think and what you would like to read about.

Tell me what you want to read on this blog and win an iPod Touch!

This contest is pretty easy, in order to entry the giveaway, you can:

#1 write a comment on this thread and tell me which topic you want to read about.

#2 start your journey to investing and register to this free webinar on trading terminology

#3 Follow me on Twitter!

All participants must be based in USA or Canada.

1 entry per action (so you can get up to 3 chances in the hat!).

Comments and subscriptions are accepted until Thursday, March 18th.

The winner will be announced on Friday, March 19th.

In the meantime, here are some great reads around the web this week:

Using and Understanding a Net Worth Statement @ Cash Money Life

How to start an online business @ Four Pillars

Is it smart to co-sign for your child? @ Million Dollar Journey

20 income generating ideas @ Bibble Money Matters

Why Parents shouldn’t pay for their kids’ college education @ Studenomics

How to remove spyware, malware or any computer virus @ The Digerati Life

Who Does Your Car Service? @ Prime Time Money

How To Become A Successful Financial Advisor @ Good Financial Cents

Do You Really Need A Mortgage In Your Twenties? @ Gen X Finance

Dividend Investing Supplements Passive Income @ Frugal Dad

Are your Less Frugal than you were a year ago? @ Being Frugal

Learn Effective Budgeting @ Mrs Micah

How to set up a monthly budget video @ No Debt Plan

Top 6 mindless money wasters @ Budget are Sexy

How Much our Debt Cost @ Debt Free Adventure

A Little Success Post @ Money Ning

10 Things Employers Love to See in Employees @ The Wisdom Journal

Sometimes, saving money is about principle @ Financial Samurai


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  2. Comment by Gail — March 12, 2010 @ 8:17 am

    How a part time worker can make it financially; part time due to disability; we are very limited to making money on the side. Would love to win the iTouch.

  3. Comment by Four Pillars — March 12, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    Thanks for the linky-love!

  4. Comment by barbarabaker — March 12, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    I’d love to read more about student loans, how to pay them off, how to consolidate, etc.

    I think I’m having a hard time figuring these things out on my own and could use some good helpful articles!!!

    Thanks for the awesome chance to win an iPod touch- just what I need…

    -barbarabaker :)

  5. Comment by Mike — March 12, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    I would like to hear more about paying off student loans, repayment plans, and dealing with Sallie Mae.

  6. Comment by barbarabaker — March 12, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    I signed up for the webinar under the same name and email as in these comments…

    -barbarabaker :)

  7. Comment by barbarabaker — March 12, 2010 @ 9:40 am

    I’m already one of your followers on twitter… @barbarabaker

    Thanks again! Can’t wait to hear who the lucky winner will be!!!

  8. Comment by D — March 12, 2010 @ 9:41 am

    I would like to hear more about beginning to invest as well as buying a first home.

  9. Comment by ryan — March 12, 2010 @ 9:45 am

    I would like to hear more about breaking free from the work, contribute to 401K, retire at 65 model that is marketed so heavily to the masses.

    Something that inspires and encourages independent thought and analysis, instead of just parroting back what we read in the main stream media.

  10. Comment by DarcyO — March 12, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    I’d like to read about managing 401K plans.

  11. Comment by DarcyO — March 12, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    I follow on Twitter (darcy1956)

  12. Comment by as — March 12, 2010 @ 10:00 am

    Student loans & TFSA, and/or the combination of the two…

  13. Comment by Kathy P — March 12, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    Saving for COllege! Budgeting for COllege

  14. Comment by MD @ Studenomics — March 12, 2010 @ 10:44 am

    Thanks for the link. I would love for you to cover more about investment opportunities for 20-somethings (real estate, stocks, bonds, etc.)

  15. Comment by Jake Sherbert — March 12, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    I would love to read more about:

    Beginning Investing – Mutual Fund, ETF
    Debt control – Different debt payment strategies, snowball, etc.
    Motivation for self control to not go into debt more
    Stories regarding financial tycoons and how they became rich
    Start up your own business – steps
    Increase internet activity – steps… such as which social networking sites to sign up
    Ways to make money online
    How to break into freelance writing
    Different types of mortgages – which should I use in which economy
    Economics basics
    Why we are in a recession, what caused it?
    Should I bargain shop or is it a waste of time?
    Is coupon clipping worth it? Could I be doing some more valuable with my time?
    Online Productivity links
    I am a big fan of ‘courses’ or step by step programs. 30 days to financial freedom type articles get me every time.

  16. Comment by Antoine — March 12, 2010 @ 11:38 am

    My wife is 10 years younger than I am (I’m 34 and she is 24) and really hates talking finance, which is nothing exceptional for someone who is only beginning to make money and does not really fully understand yet the benefist of early saving and compound interest. I would be very interested to read and learn more on how to “talk finance” to that kind of person. Would you or fellow readers have some tips or personal experience to share on this subject?

    Maybe there’s an app for that? Then I would need to win the ipod touch of course :P



  17. Comment by My Burchell — March 12, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    Should I pay off my student loans first or start saving for a house?

  18. Comment by Maxwell — March 12, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    I second MD @ Studenonmics. I would love more info on investments and portfolio recommendations.

  19. Comment by Karen — March 12, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    I would like to see information regarding investing for the beginner. I am at a point where I realize I need to invest, but still uncertain of how best to begin doing so.

  20. Comment by Brian Poole — March 12, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

    I’d like to hear about registered vs. non registered portfolios and when is a good time to get into the non registered side of things. I’d also like to hear ideas about getting into stocks or when is a good time to start with that type of investment, already having the groundwork of GIC and mutual fund RRSPs.

  21. Comment by Hugo De La Rosa — March 12, 2010 @ 1:22 pm

    Articles on general debt management and budgeting are always welcome in my book :) (Following on twitter now as well)

    Blessings & Peace,

  22. Comment by Christopher Holdheide — March 12, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

    I’d like to hear more about how how debt effect the younger generations. It seems so many people make those mistakes in life were they get caught up in overspending. I can speak from experience here.

  23. Comment by John — March 12, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    I’m following you on twitter (@Riches).

    I’d like to see articles on how to stick to a budget. My wife and I create a budget, but a few months in we get lazy and burn through the money we saved.

  24. Comment by Financial Power — March 12, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

    If your will dedicate this site for the 20 somethings it would be important to explain the negative effects of debt. Unfortunately, this generation wants everything and right now. They load their credit cards and are slaves to their financial institution.

  25. Comment by Dartex Contracting — March 12, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    Have some articles on how to invest in real estate. This is the time when most start to think to buy their first home and most of them have no idea what owning a home means. That beside the mortgage there are many other expenses and that starting small and growing slowly it’s always a better choice then falling back. Looking forward to read your upcoming articles.

  26. Comment by Jerry Hung — March 12, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    I’m 29… can I still read this blog? ;-p

    I would probably want to hear about how students can benefit at tax times, or if one’s thinking of going back to school, how could tuitions (and say T2202 or other incentives) can help reduce the cost (slightly…)

    Congrats on the new blog, Mike

  27. Comment by Mike — March 12, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    I would like to see more info on what a college graduate should do financially once they graduate ex.) consolidating student loans, buying a house, 401K, etc.

  28. Comment by Laura L — March 12, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    I’m already following you @DoctorLaurawr

  29. Comment by Laura L — March 12, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

    I’d like to read about how to budget your finances as a college student.

  30. Comment by Vanessa S — March 12, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

    I’d love to read more about college expenses and tips on how to survive college financially. To add on, maybe how much one would expect to spend each month/year on it. I’d also love to read more about credit cards, going deeper into the topic. Choosing the right one, introducing different ones, etc. Always like to get different takes on a subject.

    Last but not least, I’d like to read more about building your credit up and how not to fall prey to the money spending demons. I agree with others about investing.

  31. Comment by Vanessa S — March 12, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

    Signed up for the Webinar via vlsafe*****

  32. Comment by Vanessa S — March 12, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    Following you on Twitter as well via @LocaConPistolas. Thanks.

  33. Comment by Wendy — March 12, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    I’d love to hear more about to make make money online.

  34. Comment by Rowlena — March 12, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

    I would love to read a post about how to maintain good credit and geting lower rates on private student loans (when needed to be taken)

  35. Comment by Mike — March 12, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    Hey Jerry, don’t worry, I’m 28 so soon I won’t have the right to write on this blog ;-)
    Glad to see you over here too!

  36. Comment by Chris Holdheide — March 12, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

    I should also mention I’m following you at twitter @Chris_Holdheide I’ve also signed up for your webinar on trading.

  37. Comment by Jen — March 12, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    I would like to read about buying a first home.

  38. Comment by Jen — March 12, 2010 @ 7:53 pm

    I follow you on twitter. @centsandthecity

  39. Comment by Barbara@BabyBloggingBoomer — March 12, 2010 @ 10:09 pm

    I’m 60. My children are 30. My grandson is 10. I need to know what the financial problems and thoughts of the 20 yo are because they are the future. Their problems, their needs and their actions will affect each member of my family. I think it is important to know what is ahead for us as much as what we learned in the past.

  40. Comment by stasigh — March 13, 2010 @ 4:47 am

    I like to read about being frugal and find a balance between living like my parents can and eating all ramen all the time. :)

  41. Comment by Sylvia — March 13, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

    My husband and I need all the information we can get on paying off student loans, consolidating them—basically how to make them go away as soon as possible! Great giveaway!
    sylviarj at yahoo dot com

  42. Comment by wes — March 13, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

    How to avoid getting a bad credit rating in your twenties and how important is it.

  43. Comment by Abigail — March 13, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

    Gail, I feel ya here. My husband is on unemployment and I am able to work part-time contract work thanks to a disability. It’s always an adventure, eh?

    It would be nice if more blogs focused on options other than “get a second job” (when we can’t get first ones) and “sell stuff.”

    That’s actually why I started my blog — because not enough PF blogs talk about this kind of thing. So it’d be great if this site mentioned some stuff too!

  44. Comment by Abigail — March 13, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

    I think a lot of frugal tips are pretty much recycled at this point. There are few new ideas under the sun, really.

    So I would love to see some focus on just the overall nature of frugality, maybe focus on some non-traditional frugal/debt reduction circumstances because there are a good chunk of us who don’t fit the stereotypical family, and all that good stuff. Sorry if that’s a little vague.

    But fyi, I do subscribe and I’m a twitter follower. And I’ve fallen in love with my husband’s iTouch so I have only just begun saving rewards points for one of my own. Therefore, clearly, fate has destined me to win this one!

  45. Comment by John Darrow — March 13, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

    I’d like to see articles on how disabled people can work flexibly and legitimately from home to supplement their income.

  46. Comment by John Darrow — March 13, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

    I’m following you on Twitter – @JD_Denver_SW

  47. Comment by Mrs. Micah — March 13, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

    What I’d be most interested in is grad-student related stuff, since it’s assumed you’ll be paying for everyone and many of us are trying to do it without loans.

    Also a Twitter follower. :)

  48. Comment by Ron Ablang — March 14, 2010 @ 12:20 am

    I would like to read about various techno toys that are out there to sort of get exposed to what is out there.

  49. Comment by L Pfendner — March 14, 2010 @ 2:22 am

    I have to agree with Mrs. Micah – I’m 24 and looking at graduate schools right now, but would like to minimize the number of loans and/or find out the best loans to take out, if need be.
    Also, folllowing you on Twitter as lpfendner.
    I look forward to the posts!

  50. Comment by J — March 14, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

    I would like to see some tips for the young entrepreneur as well as innovative ways to invest while earning a low income.

    thanks for the chance to win an itouch. I am a regular TFB reader

  51. Comment by Craig/FFB — March 14, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

    I’d love to read about innovative ways to save money and making my money go further.

    Already following on Twitter.

  52. Comment by Jeff @DeliverAwayDebt — March 15, 2010 @ 6:48 am

    I’d love to hear about secondary sources of income for young people.

    Twitter follower as well @deliverawaydebt

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  54. Comment by Andrew — March 15, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    I registered for the webinar under andrewlee67 at aim dot com

  55. Comment by Andrew — March 15, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    I already follow you on Twitter under @alee67

  56. Comment by Andrew — March 15, 2010 @ 9:02 am

    How about something about freelancing?

  57. Comment by Jeffrey Legg — March 15, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    I’ve enjoyed this site since I discovered it last year, and I’m not in the target audience as far as age. I enjoy reading advice that I can pass on to my sons so that they can better prepare for their futures. Advice about student loans and saving for retirement are particularly useful, as well as advice on budgets. Book reviews are most helpful as well. I can already tell from your emails that there is nothing but good stuff coming. Looking forward to it. I follow you on twitter as @graywolfpack, and signed up for the webinar. Thanks.

  58. Comment by Jenni — March 15, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

    I’d like to read more about investing and asset allocation. I follow on twitter, JenniKissinger.

  59. Comment by Andrea — March 15, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    How about stuff on asset allocation

  60. Comment by cm — March 16, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    It would be great to hear real life examples of how to set up my personal finances in an easy to use efficient manner. Many people say its possible but I want to see how to make it happen.

  61. Comment by Arjun @ — March 18, 2010 @ 12:48 am

    Topics like the different asset classes available and investments that dont include stocks and mutual funds…would be helpful…!

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