For many, the bionicturtle.com forum already plays an role in their finance learning. But we realize you are busy and sometimes it's easier to defer study and participation. So, to see if we can add a bit of fun and MOTIVATION into your long study journey, we are shamelessly trying a new thing: Each week we will award two $15 gift certificates to Amazon or iTunes (unfortunately iTunes is US only), your choice! It's pretty simple: For each gold star (Winner!) you've earned, you are entered once in the weekly drawing. So two stars doubles your odds, as it should be ... and so on At the end of the week, we randomly draw two prize winners from among the gold star earners (we use Excel's RAND function to draw from our spreadsheet). Those two winners each receive a $15 gift certificate to Amazon, iTunes (unfortunately iTunes is US only) or Bionicturtle.com; frequent winners may want to let their awards accumulate and request the full balance at will (or when Katy Perry's next album is released, can we agree that would be a good time? ... ooops, I meant when the next juicy statistics book is on sale. Yea right.) To participate, simply check-in daily (or whenever you want, we wanted to be the center of your universe but we understand you have other stuff to do) at Today’s Quiz here at http://www.bionicturtle.com/forum/forums/todays-quiz.53/ We write two sorts of questions: The daily (technical) question, and The “fun” question which posts Monday - Thursday but not Friday How do you earn a gold star, again? Firstly, if you either: Give a correct answer to the daily Fun Question: The first, best answer will be awarded the "Winner" gold star Add value to the Technical Question (i.e., identify an error or even an imprecision, add a resource/link): After the answer has been answered correctly, anyone else who adds significant value to the question/answer will be awarded a gold star. Each gold star earns one (1) entry into the weekly drawing Secondly, we may randomly award a gold star for the following: Correcting an error by David: Occasionally, David’s daily question contains an error and a member makes a correction. This is tremendously helpful and will earn a gold star. Helpful replies to another member’s question: A handful of our members are generous with their time in helping others and we will express our gratitude with a gold star. Other proactive participation: If you post something that is helpful (e.g., a resource), it will generally receive “likes,” and we may award a gold star. Profile Photo: If you add an interesting profile photo (it doesn’t have to be you!) or signature, we may award a gold star. At the end of the week, we will combine all of the entries (i.e., each gold star represents one entry) and select (2) winners. Selection will be random, with each gold star representing a 1/n chance if there are (n) gold stars in total. Prizes to be awarded are $15 Amazon, $15 Itunes (unfortunately iTunes is US only) gift cards or $15 credit towards bionicturtle.com products (frequent participants may want to let their winnings accumulate and redeem at will).