Almost 50 people submitted responses to the first Alpha Consumer Challenge, making my job of choosing the top three difficult. Answers to the question—What would you do with $1,000?—ranged from the practical, such as buying a new toilet, to the pleasurable, such as taking a trip to the tropics.
It wasn't easy, but here are my top three choices. Now, it's your turn to vote on the winner, who will get his or her name and photo posted on the blog and also receive a copy of Curtis Arnold's How You Can Profit from Credit Cards. Voting will stay open until Thursday, and the winner will be announced Friday.