Personal Finance Blogger Showdown at Budgets Are Sexy

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2009-09-2410

Now for something a little different. I thought to bring your attention to a fun event that just transpired at one of the sexiest and most entertaining PF blogs out there — at Budgets Are Sexy of course! J Money from BAS invited me to participate in his showdown series which involves him pitting up 2 bloggers against each other. He gives us a bunch of questions and he puts up our answers side by side, and you get to vote for who “wins” the showdown.

He’s done a few of these already, among them are these interesting pair ups:

Showdown #1: Get Rich Slowly vs The Simple Dollar
Showdown #2: Poorer Than You vs Squawkfox

And well, I got swept into Showdown #3 with one of my favorite online buddies, Lazy Man! This awesome graphic was designed and created by no other than J Money himself to mark the occasion:

PF Blogger Showdown: Lazy Man, SVB

I think the match up is perfect. Lazy Man and I are both from Silicon Valley, both with past careers as Java software engineers who started our PF blogs at roughly the same time (circa 2006!). Then I found out that he lives where I used to live so I know his neighborhood quite well. In fact, Lazy Man lives only 20 minutes from where I currently reside, so from time to time, we hang out (with Cap from Stop Buying Crap) to play our favorite board game of the hour: Settlers of Catan.

Anyway, the showdown questions that we were given reveal a little more about who we are, along with some of our basic philosophies on money. It was a fun match up between two former software engineers (in the same field, practically) who share the same interests in blogging, finance and nerd (read: strategy) games. To read more, do hop on over to J Money’s corner to meet more bloggers.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

J. Money September 24, 2009 at 4:24 pm

I’m glad you guys had fun with it! Always cool learning more about our favorite bloggers 🙂

Manshu September 24, 2009 at 6:02 pm

That post was a lot of fun! Thanks to both of you for sharing!

Financial Samurai September 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Cool! It’s totally like a game show. I like. Good luck!

Joel September 24, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Great concept! I have seen different “Showdown” blog series before on different graphic design oriented blogs to let designers showcase their different designs but never in a personal finance setting. Nicely done!

Rob Bennett September 25, 2009 at 2:36 am

I think J. Money has done a good job in the way he has set these up. I like learning a bit more about the people writing the blogs.


kosmo @ The Casual Observer September 25, 2009 at 5:55 am

I had heard either you or Lazy (or both) mention Settlers … but I assumed it was a computer game. A board game – how quaint!

(Just kidding – I own 6 different version of Trivial Pursuit, so I’m a bit of a board game fan myself. My wife hates Trivial Pursuit, unfortunately … )

Craig September 25, 2009 at 7:01 am

It was cool to learn more about you and why you began writing. Nice to see a different side of you.

John DeFlumeri Jr September 25, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Those showdowns are cool, but I like all the contestants!

Millionaire Acts October 1, 2009 at 10:22 pm

This concept is nice! I hope to participate in one of the showdowns. My blog is also on personal finance. 🙂

Max October 2, 2009 at 10:42 am

Hmm, interesting concept, a battle of financial bloggers.

But with such personal questions, can there really be winners and losers.

I would like to see the option to vote for a tie added, so that you both can win.

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