Introducing Our New Debate Series

Update: Here are the Smart Money Debates we’ve posted so far:

Are debates constructive? We think so. After all, a debate forces each side to clarify their argument and gives people in the audience a chance to evaluate both sides so they can come to their own conclusions. And besides, we have undeniable proof that when two opposing forces are smashed together it gives us a better understanding of the world.

That’s why we’re starting a new “Smart Money Debate” next week.

If you look up the phrase “smart money” in the American Heritage Dictionary, it gives you this definition:

Investments made by people experienced and well informed in matters of finance.

When you think about it, that’s a very concise description of what we’re trying to do with this debate series. We want to highlight the most controversial questions that relate to your money and how you spend it, to help you make good financial decisions in the future.

Every two weeks, we’re going to feature two of our favorite bloggers taking opposing sides of an issue… and see what happens!

The first Smart Money Debate will be held on August 8th, right here on our blog. We’ve already got two awesome bloggers (who you may be familiar with) to kick it off with a bang.

And no, we’re not going to tell you who those two bloggers are yet… you have to check back next Wednesday to find out! (Make a note on your calendar or use the “Subscribe” button on the right to make sure you don’t miss any future posts)

Do you have any favorite bloggers you’d like to see in the Smart Money Debate?

If so, let us know and we’ll recruit them to participate in one of the future debates. Or if you are a blogger yourself and want to participate, tell us! We’re also interested in hearing what topics you, the reader, think we should tackle.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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  • Nothing better than a good debate. It helps people see both sides of an argument or topic.

    • Thanks, Sean. Sorry for the delay in responding! Did you get a chance to check out the first debate this week? You can read it here: I’d love to hear what you thought of it! (And we’d love to have you participate in one in the future, too)

      • I did see the debate and thought it was great. Right now with interest rates and home prices as low as they are its a very compelling time to jump into the housing market.

        I would love to participate in a future debate.

        • Wonderful! I’ll send you an e-mail right now and we’ll get you scheduled for a future debate.