Want these $$$ books?

Time again to declutter the ol’ bookshelves!, And something tells me you’ll appreciate these gems I found more than my “real life” friends would ;)

If you want any of them, just shout below and you’ll be entered to win! You’ll notice some of them from previous giveaways or features on the blog here…

The “originals” owned by J. Money!!! Haha… Good luck!


Book #1: “Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence”

choose fi bookThis one comes from the boys of Choose FI and CanIRetireYet.com and bound to spice up your financial life (hubba hubba)…

Distilling the best of the popular ChooseFI podcast, this book pulls from the collective knowledge of those who have decided to build a lifestyle around their passions instead of allowing their finances to dictate their future. These stories demonstrate universal principles, giving you the opportunity to pick the elements that are the most applicable to your financial situation and “choose your own adventure.”

The book covers a wide range of topics that will help you build a strong financial foundation:

  • Developing a growth mindset
  • Defining your values and aligning them with your spending
  • Cutting years from your estimated retirement date
  • Questioning the status quo on “required expenses”
  • Cutting travel expenses and putting family vacations within your reach
  • Learning how to earn more and live with abundance
  • Updating the common accepted wisdom on college education and the debt associated with it
  • Cutting through the noise on investing to discover strategies that work
  • Showing how to implement investment strategies that enable the lifestyle you desire while controlling downside risk

Whether you have mountains of debt now or are recently debt-free and wondering what to do next, Choose FI : Your Blueprint to Financial Independence will give you the information to guide your next move.

More at Amazon: Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence


Book #2: “Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required”

quit like a millionaire book

Another FIRE’y book, from tag team Kristy and Bryce of Millennial-Revolution.com – one of the more feistier blogs out there ;)

A bull***t-free guide to growing your wealth, retiring early, and living life on your own terms.

Kristy Shen retired with a million dollars at the age of thirty-one, and she did it without hitting a home run on the stock market, starting the next Snapchat in her garage, or investing in hot real estate.

Learn how to cut down on spending without decreasing your quality of life, build a million-dollar portfolio, fortify your investments to survive bear markets and black-swan events, and use the 4 percent rule and the Yield Shield–so you can quit the rat race forever.

Not everyone can become an entrepreneur or a real estate baron; the rest of us need Shen’s mathematically proven approach to retire decades before sixty-five.

More at Amazon: Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required


Book #3: “ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income”

problogger book

Picked this bad boy up from a local thrift and couldn’t pass it by ;) Especially for only 50¢! Though admittedly I bought it more for nostalgia reasons than for learning (Darren and his ProBlogger.net site was pioneering back in the day!), so whoever wins this one will have to let me know how helpful it still is a decade later ;) It is the 2nd edition though! Lol…

Thousands of aspiring bloggers launch new blogs every day, hoping to boost their income. Without solid advice from experts, most will fail. This bestselling guide, now fully revised with new and updated tips and tricks from two of the world’s most successful bloggers, provides the step-by-step information bloggers need to turn their hobby into an income source or a fulltime career.

More at Amazon: ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income


Book(let) #4: United States Defense Savings Bonds Booklet

defense savings bonds stamp booklet

Lastly, the booklet as seen in our post last month – “You Save More Than Money With United States Savings Bonds!” These were issued by the Treasury Department during World War I and World War II, and were primarily aimed at “common citizens” to help raise money for the war efforts.

Here’s a snippet of how they worked:

“When you fill this album with 50¢ stamps, it will have a total value of $37.50 and it will buy a Defense Savings Bond worth, in 10 years, $50. Your postmaster will give you, or you may secure from the Treasury Department at Washington, details of the Regular Purchase Plan, which has been adopted by many thousands of investors who are buying Savings Bonds each month at other intervals of their choice.”

The bonds came in $25, $100, $500, and $1,000 amounts, and essentially gave people a 2.9% (compounded semiannually) interest rate. But this one can be all yours for the special rate of $0.00 ;)


Want any of these?

Let me know which in the comments below or via email (only *one* per person please), and I’ll randomly select the winners at the end of the weekend.

Thanks for helping me be a good little minimalist!! Give these guys a new loving home for me! :)

UPDATE: Giveaway now over! Thanks for playing, everyone! The winners of the 4 books are…

— Quit Like a Millionaire –> Brandon S.
— Choose FI –> Laurie C.
— Pro Blogger –> Kate V.
— Bond booklet –> Austin K.

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  1. Claude Calleja November 6, 2019 at 5:16 AM

    Hello, I’m interested in the Problogger book please. Thanks.

  2. anon November 6, 2019 at 5:41 AM

    I’m an already-retired former blogger not in much need for the first three books, so that nostalgic savings bond booklet looks the coolest to me.

    1. J. Money November 6, 2019 at 5:48 AM

      Hah! What did you used to blog about?

  3. Kevin November 6, 2019 at 6:25 AM

    I recently got into the Choose FI Podcast, and would love to read their book!

  4. Shannon November 6, 2019 at 6:45 AM

    Would love Quit like a Millionaire!

  5. Jaime November 6, 2019 at 7:06 AM

    I would like the ChooseFI book. I have requested my library purchase it but it looks like they won’t be as I never heard back.

    1. J. Money November 6, 2019 at 7:14 AM


      You should donate it if you win after you read it ;)

  6. Kat Salazar November 6, 2019 at 7:20 AM

    I’d love ChooseFI or Quit Like a Millionaire!

  7. Lauren November 6, 2019 at 7:26 AM

    I would like the Choose FI book! I highly recommend Quit Like A Millionaire, though, which I read last month.

    1. J. Money November 6, 2019 at 7:34 AM

      Oh cool! You’re on a mission over there! :)

  8. Petra November 6, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    I’d like to read “Quit like a millionaire” most!

    I wouldn’t mind reading the others either, by the way.

    Thanks, and keep your house clutterfree and happy!

  9. Angela November 6, 2019 at 7:50 AM

    Book #3 is one I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for a while. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Aaron November 6, 2019 at 8:04 AM

    Would love “Quit Like a Millionaire”.

  11. Samara November 6, 2019 at 8:11 AM

    I would like ProBlogger book please.

  12. Christine November 6, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    I’ve been eyeing Choose FI since it came out! I’ve heard it’s a good one!

  13. Lisa November 6, 2019 at 8:31 AM

    I would love the Savings Bonds book – I talk about savings bonds with my grandchildren all the time! I loved the post on this book. You give away the bestest things

    1. J. Money November 6, 2019 at 11:09 AM

      Haha rock on!!

      Secretly hoping you win it now ;)

  14. Kelsey November 6, 2019 at 8:37 AM

    i’m interested in the ChooseFI book!

  15. JOHN C HARTLEY November 6, 2019 at 8:40 AM

    Quit like a millionaire for johnny here!

  16. Michelle Marcus November 6, 2019 at 8:46 AM

    I would love the Quit like a Millionaire because I know I need to work more on my retirement savings.

  17. Amy November 6, 2019 at 8:47 AM

    Choose FI please!

  18. Mark November 6, 2019 at 8:49 AM

    I would like Quit Like a Millionaire. I would like to give it to my 21 year old daughter in hopes of sparking here interest in FI.

    1. J. Money November 6, 2019 at 11:11 AM

      Sure has the potential to!

      Anything with “millionaire” in it helps to excite the younger gen ;)

  19. Ruby November 6, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    Problogger please – I’ve always been interested in getting that book but had no luck finding it where I live (thrift stores or library) and too stingy to buy it from Amazon :)

    1. J. Money November 6, 2019 at 11:11 AM

      It is a classic now, haha…

  20. Adrienne November 6, 2019 at 8:58 AM

    Hey, thanks for decluttering! I would love Quit Like a Millionaire. I’ve been wanting to read it but my library doesn’t have it..what’s a frugal person to do? Win it on a personal finance blog!!

  21. Don November 6, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    I would be interested in Quit Like A Millionaire.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  22. NATALIE November 6, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    Choose FI

  23. Matt November 6, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    I have been listening to the choose Fi podcast for a few months and would like a chance to win the book.

  24. Scott November 6, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    I’d love to get the Choose FI book. As a fellow physical therapist (though not yet FI), Chris is inspiring! Good luck to all, thanks!

    1. J. Money November 6, 2019 at 11:12 AM

      Chris is a great guy too :)

  25. kristen November 6, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    I would love the Choose FI book (& the quit book is on my list too)

    Do you have a goodreads account I could follow for more recommendations?

  26. Shane November 6, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    I would like to read the Choose FI or Quit Like a Millionaire. Once I’m done I’ll keep the message moving on by passing it on like you.

  27. Kimberly Silverman November 6, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Hi, I would love Quit like a Millionaire or the FI book. Thank you. I am a fan of your blog!

  28. James November 6, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    I’d love ChooseFI or Quit Like a Millionaire!

  29. Glen November 6, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Hi J,

    Choose FI please :)


  30. Laura Leavitt November 6, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Would love to read “Quit Like a Millionaire!” thanks for running a giveaway

  31. Sylvain Gingras-Demers November 6, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Choose FI or Quit Like a Millionaire, of course!

    Many thanks for this little lottery.

  32. Shawn November 6, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    Would love Book #1: “Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence”

  33. Yvonne I Takane November 6, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Commenting to try to win that “Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence”! :D

  34. Danielle murillo November 6, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    Choose FI- love their podcast!

  35. James Lowery November 6, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Quit like a Millionaire! We’ve already quit, and we aren’t millionaires, so I need to cross reference where we went wrong

    1. J. Money November 6, 2019 at 11:59 AM


      Sounds like a great adventure to me ;)

  36. David @ Dads and Dollar$ November 6, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    What do you mean, choose one?!

    Just kidding…I appreciate your willingness to give these away. They all sound great, but I think I will go for Choose FI.

    1. J. Money November 6, 2019 at 11:21 AM

      Thanks for listening (unlike some others ;))

  37. JB November 6, 2019 at 10:57 AM

    Quit like a Millionaire or the Savings Bond booklet. The booklet would be cool to show the girls and then add to our collection.

  38. Margaret November 6, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    I’d love to read Quit Like a Millionaire. Currently reading the ChooseFI book – thanks!

  39. Brandon Cohen November 6, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    I’d take Choose FI!

  40. Lynda November 6, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    my first choice is the FI book and 2nd choice is the quit like a millionaire book. thank you so much!!

  41. Leila November 6, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    I’d love Choose FI :) It’s actually on my Christmas wish list this year!

    1. J. Money November 6, 2019 at 12:01 PM

      Great idea!!

  42. Austin November 6, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    I would like to win Quit like a Millionaire.

  43. Alan November 6, 2019 at 11:45 AM

    “Quit Like a Millionaire” – I’m nearly a half-millionaire, maybe this book has some tidbits to propel me faster. I would then pay it forward to one of the young people I work with to start them on their way.

  44. Suzanne Davis November 6, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Hi! Thanks so much for the kind offer. I’d love to win “Quit Like a Millionaire.”

  45. Cheryl November 6, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Hi! I’d like that QUIT LIKE A MILLIONAIRE” BOOK!

  46. Kristi Vanoy November 6, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    Choose Fi, Quit like a millionaire, or the bond booklet! I am starting a fiance club/book club with my girlfriends and would love to be able to do my research with these books and of course the Bond is too cool to pass up!

    1. J. Money November 7, 2019 at 7:24 AM

      Oh cool! What a great idea!! :)

      You can only be entered for one so I’ll put you down for Choose FI, but I’m loving this new group you’re starting… Maybe everyone can pitch in $10 to give you a stash for researching/picking up books?

  47. Dalton November 6, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    I’ve been wanting to the read the new ChooseFI book since it was released! It’s extremely coveted at my library right now. Also have heard great things about the Quit Like a Millionaire book. I’d be sweet to win either one of these 2

  48. Bryan November 6, 2019 at 12:50 PM

    ProBlogger so I can blog my way outta my 9 to 5 job! ha!!!

  49. Danny November 6, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    I’d like the Quit Like a Millionaire book. I’d put it in my company’s mini-library hoping an unsuspecting co-worker would pick it up and read it ;) Would send a photo as proof, if I happen to win.

    1. J. Money November 7, 2019 at 7:25 AM

      Haha, brilliant.

      Especially if you catch your *boss* picking it up! ;)

  50. gustavo November 6, 2019 at 1:17 PM

    would love to get my hands on problogger
    thanks and good luck to everyone.

  51. Andrea Kincannon November 6, 2019 at 1:27 PM


  52. Jen November 6, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    My partner and I would love to read Quit Like a Millionaire for next steps in growth but also Choose FI to reinforce our foundations. Thanks for saving trees one book at a time!

  53. Justin November 6, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    Slowly writing posts to release my first ever blog. I’m in for Pro-Blogger!

    1. J. Money November 7, 2019 at 7:27 AM

      Make it happen!!

      The hardest part is just getting them out the door! :)

  54. Paul November 6, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Problogger would be awesome! And I’ll give away a book to make space for it. Until I’ve read it and it can be passed on.

    Hopefully we can kick cuttingthroughchaos.com into some shape after reading the book. And I’m hoping J Money that all your notes are still in there!!!

    1. J. Money November 7, 2019 at 7:30 AM

      No notes from me, I’m afraid (I’m on a “money books pause” as I currently get more than enough of it during the day, haha…), however I love the idea of giving one away to make space for it. The key to minimalism right there! :)

  55. Lee S. November 6, 2019 at 2:47 PM

    Hey J$ I would love a chance at the Choose FI book please.

  56. Josh November 6, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    Throw me in the running for ChooseFI or Quit Like a Millionaire. Both great books I’m sure. :D

  57. Tyler November 6, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    ChooseFI or ProBlogger both look like great reads. Both are very related to your day-to-day!

  58. David November 6, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Please enter me for the Savings Bond Booklet or the Quit Like a Millionaire. Thank you for the opportunity.

  59. Pinch November 6, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Hi J,
    I’m interested in Quit like a millionaire.

  60. Stacy November 6, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    I would love the Quit Like a Millionaire PLEASE!!!!!! ;)

  61. Art November 6, 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Would love any one of those books. Haven’t picked any of them up yet, but now they’re on my list!

  62. Randy Clemens November 6, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Pro blogger please. Very interesting topic I would like to learn more about

  63. Cindy November 6, 2019 at 10:07 PM

    I’d like Quit Like a Millionaire please

  64. Jay November 7, 2019 at 1:12 AM

    Im interested in all but quit like a millionaire #1

  65. Mary Smith November 7, 2019 at 1:30 AM

    Hey,I would really love the savings bonds booklet.Thank you for all that you do!!!

    1. J. Money November 7, 2019 at 7:37 AM

      You’re very welcome! :)

  66. Dusty November 7, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    would love to have either Choose FI or Quit Like a Millionaire. I’ve started listening to the Choose FI podcast and I find it very informative/interesting.

  67. Renee November 7, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    Can I be entered to win Quit Like a Millionaire? Thanks!

  68. Liberty @ Love Liberty Shelter November 7, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    I would love ChooseFI! Really enjoy their podcast and have already learned tons. Thanks:)

  69. Donna November 7, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    I would LOVE to win “Quit Like a Millionaire”!

  70. Ashley November 7, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Choose fi! I just discovered their podcast about 6 months ago!

  71. Oliver November 7, 2019 at 2:27 PM


  72. Donald Pride November 7, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    I’d love to get Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence :).

    Thanks for all of the money tips you’ve given me!

    1. J. Money November 8, 2019 at 7:14 AM

      You’re welcome!

      So glad you’re enjoying the blog!

  73. Samantha November 7, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    I’d love Quit Like a Millionaire because I love those guys and got excited for their book. But Choose FI is also really great.

    Hey J$ – when’s YOUR book coming out? ;) All the cool blogs are doing it.

    1. J. Money November 8, 2019 at 7:16 AM

      Haha… I don’t think my A.D.D. would allow for such a thing ;) I can barely focus enough to get out a blog post!

  74. c November 7, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    I’d like to read the Choose FI book. I suggested it to my library, but they haven’t gotten it yet…

  75. Greg November 7, 2019 at 10:15 PM

    Quit Like a Millionaire.

    B/c what sounds better than that.

  76. rj November 7, 2019 at 10:50 PM

    i want one!

  77. Steve B November 8, 2019 at 9:02 AM

    Would love the blogger book.

  78. Tibor November 10, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Little late to the game, but hopefully not too late – like many of us, would love to quit like a millionaire! Thanks for decluttering!

    1. J. Money November 11, 2019 at 11:33 AM

      I got you in there in time ;)

      About to randomly draw the winners in a few mins…

  79. Rachel November 10, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Problogger, please and thank you! I want to take my blog to the next level, and I’ll take free info on it!

  80. Wilkop November 10, 2019 at 11:37 PM

    Pro blogger looks interesting…..

    Thanks for running this promo

  81. J. Money November 11, 2019 at 11:39 AM


    Thanks for playing, everyone!

    The winners of the 4 books are….

    — Quit Like a Millionaire –> Brandon S.
    — Choose FI –> Laurie C.
    — Pro Blogger –> Kate V.
    — Bond booklet –> Austin K.