Update: Here are the Smart Money Debates we’ve posted so far:
- Why Teenagers Should Be Allowed to Have a Credit Card
VS. Why Teenagers Should NOT Be Allowed to Have a Credit Card
- Why You Should NOT Use Coupons for Grocery Shopping
VS. Why You Should Use Coupons for Grocery Shopping
- Why You Should Not Take Out Student Loans to Pay for College
VS. Why You Should Take Out Student Loans to Pay for College
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.
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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.