LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After a close head-to-head competition to determine the best of the best in personal finance advice, tips, tricks and resources, the 2016 Summer Money Games has reached the finish line.
Hosted by GOBankingRates in partnership with GoFreeCredit, the second quadrennial Summer Money Games brought together more than 50 personal finance and success experts to share their best tips and advice across five categories -- Saving Money, Retirement Planning, Wealth Building, Money Milestones and Financial Advice.
After a month of voting, and close to 50,000 votes cast, the top three experts in each of the five categories are now being awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze Money Medals.
Presenting the winners of the 2016 Summer Money Games:
In the category of Saving Money:
Gold: Clark Howard, for his piece on Managing Your Money the Old-Fashioned Way
Silver: Amy Chang of Slickdeals, for her article 7 Tricks to Fund Your Makeup Addiction
Bronze: Barbara Friedberg, for her story on How Your Mind Can Trick You Into Thinking 'Things' Make You Happy
In the category of Retirement Planning:
Gold: Tony Robbins and Tom Zgainer of America's Best 401k, for their advice on how Hidden 401k Fees Can Destroy Your Retirement Dreams
Silver: Wes Moss, for his piece on 5 Big Pre-Retirement Mistakes to Avoid
Bronze: J.D. Roth, for his article Saving for Retirement: You're Doing It Wrong
In the category of Wealth Building:
Gold: Josh Felber, for teaching How to Be the MVP of Your Time and Money
Silver: Nicole Lapin, for her advice on How to Find Your Side Hustle Sweet Spot
Bronze: John Rampton, for his article 8 Guaranteed Ways to Double Your Salary in Two Years
In the category of Money Milestones:
Gold: John Schneider and David Auten of The Debt Free Guys, for their article on How to Start Making Good Financial Decisions
Silver: Robert Farrington of The College Investor, for his advice on how to Kill $10K in Student Loans Fast
Bronze: A.J. Smith of SmartAsset, for her article on When to Make the Leap From Renter to Home Owner
In the category of Financial Advice:
Gold: Sharon Lechter, for her article on How to Spend Happily and Still Get Ahead
Silver: Jim Wang, for his piece 25 Money Experts Share the Best Way to Invest $1,000
Bronze: David Bach, for sharing What They Should Have Taught You About Money in School
In this competition-style initiative, hand-selected top personal finance and success experts submitted their favorite money tips in both article and video format. GOBankingRates' readers and viewers, as well as the followers of each Money Games finalist, were invited to vote for their favorite pieces of content from Aug. 2-31st.
"The Money Games featured an incredible line-up of the best and brightest in the money field," said Connie Lundegard, Money Games Committee member. "Each finalist's piece of expert content made for stiff competition, which came down to the last few hours of voting. We're so happy that the Money Games experts and their content can help Americans improve their personal finance."
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GoFreeCredit.com is a website that helps consumers access their credit scores and monitor their credit reports 24/7. By working directly with the credit bureaus and other credit organizations, GoFreeCredit has connected millions of consumers with free access to their actual credit reports and scores to empower them to buy a new home, get approved for a loan, get access to credit, finance the purchase of a car as well as almost every possible transaction where credit is a factor. Credit is a huge part of your financial equation. GoFreeCredit can help you develop an understanding of how your credit scores factor into your financial health.
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