Get Rich Slowly contest offers $500 prize for best personal finance story or tip

A new contest at Get Rich Slowly is offering $500 for that personal finance tip or story that we love to pull out when small talk turns to finances. Whether your story revolves around a small victory like paying off your first credit cards or is a personal finance tip that viewers can apply to their own life -- like starting a budget or mastering coupons -- you can enter.

Never one to pass up a chance at winning $500, I decided to condense the advice I give to graduating seniors every year into a two-minute segment. This speaking session normally lasts about an hour and covers everything form renting a first apartment and insuring your stuff to budgeting, paying off student loans, saving money and making smart credit card decisions.