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Guess What? I won a contest!

December 12th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Hey, guess what? I won a contest!

Maybe a month ago I came across a personal finance site I hadn't seen It's a website created by Capital One credit cards. They feature a monthly essay contest with a different finance-related question each month.

The question for the month of November was, when do you plan to retire (at what age) and how will you get there?

So I wrote something up....nothing really new to you guys since I post about my post-2009 circumstances all the time.... but I won the November contest! I get $100 and my post will be published on their site. I just had to fill out a bunch of paperwork giving them permission to do so. It'll be first name only and I prefer no picture, which I think is ok since I've seen earlier winners do it the same way.

It's funny, because I was just thinking about that contest yesterday, and in fact I went to the site to see if they had announced a winner yet, and I saw they hadn't.

I love earning money!

14 Responses to “Guess What? I won a contest!”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    That's great! Congrats. Smile
    I'm going to check out the site, too. I love a good PF site.

  2. Miz Pat Says:

    that's exciting! Congrats

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Way cool! I'll have to keep a lookout for it!

  4. nhgirl1970 Says:


  5. littlegopher Says:

    Great news!!

  6. TashaC. Says:

    That's great, and a testament to your excellent writing skills!

  7. CB in the City Says:

    I'm not surprised you won, you're such a good writer!

  8. Kiki Says:

    Congratulations! Such a perk.

  9. Ima saver Says:

    Good for you!

  10. creditcardfree Says:

    Awesome! Let us know when it is posted to view.

  11. Dido Says:

    Congrats (and, no surprise)! Can you post a link to the winning essay? I looked on their website and searching for "essay" or "contest" doesn't yield anything.

  12. PatientSaver Says:

    Thanks everyone! They haven't posted it yet...i just sent them the paperwork yesterday, but i'm guessing maybe next week.

  13. PatientSaver Says:

    Recently learned it probably won't be published til January.

  14. NJDebbie Says:

    Woot woot, congrats PatientSaver!!!!

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