Okay, here we go – round two of giving away my finance books! Hopefully you or someone you know can use them :) If not, pick the ones out you want and then donate/sell the rest!
And if you missed yesterday’s awesome shelf clearing, be sure to go back and check it out once you’re done entering this giveaway here today…
Here’s what’s in Box #2:
- Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth — What Amazon says: “Keeping your financial house in order is more important than ever. But how do you deal with expenses, debt, taxes, and retirement without getting overwhelmed? This book points the way. It’s filled with the kind of practical guidance and sound insights that makes J.D. Roth’s GetRichSlowly.org a critically acclaimed source of personal-finance advice.”
- Get Financially Naked by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar — What Amazon says: “This inspiring, action-oriented guide helps young women in committed relationships understand and manage their money matters. Complete with charts, graphs, case studies, and tip-based advice, this succinct, straightforward guide speaks to worried women in the same way that made On My Own Two Feet a mega-success.”
- Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam— What Amazon says: “Most people wouldn’t expect a schoolteacher to amass a million-dollar investment account. But Andrew Hallam did so, long before the typical retirement age. And now, with Millionaire Teacher, he wants to show you how to follow in his footsteps.”
- Generation Earn by Kimberly Palmer — Amazon says this book is broken into three parts: “Part one centers on the self, covering professional goals, personal spending, debt management, and investing. Part two focuses on creating a home, including renting, mortgages, marriage, and saving for baby. Part three addresses the world at large, including green spending, sustainable donating, and supporting nonprofits. Add it all up and you have a plan for every major decision you’ll have to make to create a successful life.”
- On a Dollar a Day by Christopher Greenslate and Kerri Leonard — What Amazon says: “What happens when two high school teachers get fed up with their soaring grocery bills and decide to try to feed themselves on one dollar each, per day? Authors Kerri Leonard and Christopher Greenslate describe how they did it–and also include sections about eating on a little more than $4 a day, as well as on the actual costs of eating a healthy diet.”
- Pocket Your Dollars by Carrie Rocha — What Amazon says: “Rocha uses the lessons she learned overcoming personal debt to teach readers how to triumph over the lies we tell ourselves, such as “I deserve a treat,” “Fake it till you make it,” and “I can’t afford it.” Each chapter uses real-life examples to explain faulty thinking about money, followed by step-by-step instructions for how to overcome these pitfalls.”
- The Finish Rich Dictionary by David Bach — What Amazon says: “Best-selling author David Bach defines and demystifies the language of finance, giving readers the power to understand their finances, manage their money more effectively, and plan for their future. This compact volume provides clear definitions (with frequent sample sentences and occasional usage notes) for terms such as “adjustable rate mortgage,” “consumer price index,” “Fannie Mae,” “keiretsu,” “Latte factor,” “monetarism,” “narrow money,” “no-load,” “Patriot bond,” “rack rent,” … and “zaibatsu.””
- SHOO, Jimmy Choo! by Catey Hill — What Amazon says: “Catey Hill is the online money expert for the Daily News Web site—and author of this humorous, practical “girlfriends guide” to personal finance for 20- and 30-something females. (The ones with the designer shoes…and maxed-out credit cards.) With a hip, “I’ve been there” voice along with worksheets and exercises, she helps women evaluate why they spend, get out of debt, and create a savings and retirement plan that even allows for the occasional splurge.”
- Rich Dad’s Conspiracy of The Rich by Robert Kiyosaki — What Amazon says: “…CONSPIRACY OF THE RICH is an interactive, “Wiki-style” project in which Kiyosaki has invited feedback, commentary, and questions from readers across the globe… Millions and millions of readers have flocked to the website (www.conspiracyoftherich.com) to read what Robert has to say about the recession, and the readers have posted thousands of comments…”
- Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich by Laura Adams — What Amazon says: “Millions of people already benefit from the expert advice Laura D. Adams dispenses in her weekly top-rated Money Girl podcast and know firsthand that little changes can lead to big rewards. In this award-winning, practical, and fun guide to personal finance, Laura doesn’t tell you what you can and can not buy with your own hard-earned money; instead, she gives you guidance, tips, and tricks you need to make the most of it…”
- The Cure for Money Madness by Spencer Sherman — “When financial advisor Spencer Sherman found himself crossing a police line to retrieve his work files from a burning office building, he realized he had money madness. He noticed it in his clients, too: those irrational feelings about money that make otherwise rational adults behave foolishly—buying high, selling low, overspending, lying to their spouses, equating their self-worth with their net worth. Money madness stresses us out, poisons our relationships, and keeps us from making as much money as we can. So Spencer invented the cure. Now, in The Cure for Money Madness, he gives us the tools that have helped thousands of people find greater peace of mind—and make more money.”
Similar to yesterday’s giveaway, just answer this question below in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win:
How long have you been reading Budgets Are Sexy? (Extra credit: Where did you first hear of this blog, if you can remember?)
GOOD LUCK! I’ll pick the winner this Sunday, May 19th, and will use Random.org to make it fair to everyone…U.S. and Canada residents only, please – it would be a bitch mailing overseas :(
Don’t forget to enter Box Giveaway #1!
PS: Some of these books are also uncorrected advances…
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I’m not sure when or how I heard of you (Lifehacker maybe?), but I’ve had the site in my RSS feed for a long time.
Love your site! I am a teacher and it is almost summer. This would make a great pile of reading material for my time off!
The Cure for Money Madness
Found the site with a general google search last year.
I just began reading your site last week and found it on Google. Love it!
I’ve been reading for probably around a year about. I started finding more PF blogs after I started mine. I’m guessing that I found you on WiseBread’s Top 100 blogs, believe it or not.
Not sure on either answer! I think through following Life and My Finances led me to yours and even though I dont comment often have been reading your blog about a year.
I have been reading for 1 1/2 years now and I found you through another blog. Keep up the good work!
I been reading for a few years now and found this gem through The Simple Dollar.
Been reading your blog for just under six months, and I’d love “On a Dollar a Day.”
I’ve been reading for a little over a year now, and I think I found this blog through the blog roll at “Give Me Back My Five Bucks.”
i have been reading budgetsaresexy since November. I think i stumbled upon you from an article on Consumerist – but i can’t remember for sure. I have to say that reading your blog has totally changed the way i track my finances. I have started updating my net worth monthly and decided to focus specifically on paying off all debt (including mortgage.) Since November i have gotten rid of 2 cc, 1 car loan at 7k, brought student loan debt from 43k down to 32k and most recently my husband and I have decided to sell our home for a cheaper model to save us atleast 100k in debt. Thanks for all your posts – i especially like that you update so early every day. i start my workday off with your work :)
I think I found your site when I did my research on popular personal finance sites. :)
Google Reader suggested your website about a year ago.
I have been reading “Budgets are Sexy” for about six months. There was a blog on “Getting Rich Slowly” that mentioned it as a “recommended” blog, so I checked it out and liked it.
I found you when I searched for budget websites, and out of the 20 or so listed, you are the only one that I kept on my feeds. Thanks for tips and the ways to really think about money.
I’ve been reading for probably close to 2 years now. No idea how I originally came here, but I’m sure glad I found it!
I’ve been reading you for a couple of years, but have no idea how I got here. I suspect I was reading a PF article or blog, saw you mentioned and thought “Cool blog name.” :-)
Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth I have been reading him as long as you. Well I guess you longer since he sold and took a break before the new site. But about 3 years or so and I started at my money blogs and just started clicking blogroll links is how I found you.
Gosh — how long? Too long!
But, at least it’s not a time wasted :)
About 6 months. A friend of my forward the blog to me think I would like it and she was right!
I’d like the ‘Get Financially Naked’ book. I’ve been reading this blog for a year or 2? I started reading PF blogs, and I believe this was linked over from one of them.
I’ve been reading this blog for about two months or so. I think I was linked here by the “Our Freaking Budget” blog. I would love to read GENERATION EARN!
I think I’ve been reading for 1 or 2 years? I’m not sure – I usually underestimate things like that so…
And I think I heard about the blog from an on-line article with a listing of “50 Best Personal Finance/Saving Money Blogs” or something like that. Out of the 20 I originally started following because of that article, only yours and one other remain on my daily read list. :)
I’ve been reading for about 18 months and found your blog through a Google search for budget templates.
I just came across your site a few weeks ago. It popped up in a Google search while I was doing some accounting research.
I’ve only been reading for about 2 or 3 months, but this is definitely a blog I’ll be following for quite a while!
To be honest, I think I have been reading your blog for over 3 years. I was an early reader of The Simple Dollar and I’m pretty sure he linked to your blog sometime in 2009 or 2010. I have been an avid reader since.
I started reading this blog about 4 months ago and I first heard about it from David at Young Adult Money.
Been reading about 5 months … not sure how I got to your site originally, but I read it every day now! :)
I certainly would be interested in reading “Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich” by Laura Adams
I’ve been reading your blog for about 5 months and I think I initially connected from The Simple Dollar.
I have been reading this blog for about 2 months now. I found it listed on other finance blog (can’t remember which one) as a fav blog to read.
It’s been a couple years since I started reading J. Money Is Sexy…. I mean… Budgets Are Sexy. I probably got here from Get Rich Slowly.
Hmmm…I think I have been reading Budgets Are Sexy for maybe a year and a half? That’s about how long ago it was before I kicked my own butt and started getting more into minimalism and less into consumerism. I’m not really sure how I found you!
I’ve been reading Budgets are Sexy for a couple of months now- since February or so. I first heard of the blog when I was searching around on the internet for budget templates, so that I could get some ideas to start making my own. This is my first comment, but I’ve been lurking and reading consistently. This blog has definitely been a place of inspiration, wisdom, and laughs for me.
Love the books! Some I haven’t hear of. I have been reading your blog for about 8 months and enjoy the humour and honesty. I found you from Mr. Money Mustache’s blog.
I’ve been reading it for about 3 months. I heard about it on the YNAB podcast.
I have only been reading for a couple of months, can I can’t exactly recall how I heard about it. It was likely a guest post on another website or another writer linked to your site. Either way, I am finding the content useful.
Thanks for sharing the books. I think I’m a relatively new subscriber to your feed, but I’ve been aware of the site for a few years (hard to forget the name) and I’ve certainly stopped by a number of times. I really don’t know where I first heard of BudgetsAreSexy, but I was reminded of you in a recent podcast with Phil Taylor.
I started reading Budgets Are Sexy as a graduate student worker for University of Illinois’ Student Money Management Center in early Fall 2010… so coming up on 3 years now!
I’m not 100% sure where I head about Budgets are Sexy, but I did start reading it about two or so years ago. I was a sophomore in college, I think, and I started to project my student loan debt and freaked out over it all. I started to take a more proactive look at what I was doing with my finances and made my first budget.
I want them all! Yes, budget’s are sexy! I’ve only been reading your blog for a few months. I have no idea of where I heard about your blog.
I love that you responded to my email earlier! Lovingly prepared indeed. I’d like to read Generation Earn in particular, sounds right up my alley. Thanks!
I’ve been reading for a few years now. I think discovered your blog through Wisebread… Or a pf blog blogroll, like Five Cent Nickel or Bargaineering. ?
I’ve been reading for a little over a year. I heard about your blog from a few friends that have always raved about it, as well as I think from Punch Debt in the Face.
I think I’ve been reading Ba$ for nearly two years now. I’ve had my current job for just over two years, and it was my first real job out of college so I remember spending some time locating financial websites to help me get on the right track. This has definitely been one of the best! I use LearnVest quite frequently as well, so if I had to guess, a suggestion probably came from them to read Ba$. Keep it coming! Thanks so much!
I think I’ve been reading your site for almost a year now and if my memory serves me (which is doesn’t do well these days), I believe I found you through Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.
I know you have a recommended products page, but would you also be willing to make a “What’s on my bookshelf” or ‘What *used* to be on my bookshelf” post?? It’d be great to have a starting point when looking through amazon or going to the library.
I have been reading your blog for a year and a half! I started at the simple dollar and found you! Glad I did!!
I’ve been reading for about 4 years!
I’ve been reading this blog for a few months now (not exactly sure). I googled ‘best personal finance blogs’ and found it. Still one of my favorite blogs.
I’d like the Money Girl book. I just started listening to her podcasts.
I think I got to BudgetsAreSexy from Get Rich Slowly. I’ve been reading and following for about a year.
I’ve been reading your blog for a few years now!
Been reading and recommending your site for as long as I’ve been using Google Reader (which I’m very sad to see go) – And I’m pretty sure Trent over at the Simple Dollar linked to you one day, and I decided to stick around.
Almost a year and a half! And I have no idea how I found you.
I’ve been reading for 1 and a half years. I heard about you from an article on top finance blogs (time magazine maybe?)
I’m a newbie, I’ve been reading for only 1-2 months. I found you through google reader and I’m glad I did, it’s great! Thank you! I’d love books as I’m trying to find all the info I can as a new grad with loan debt and trying to start a new married life on the right foot!
I have been a regular reader for about 2 years. I found the site through Google and probably read on and off for 3-4 years.
I’ve been reading for almost two years now and heard about the site through Getrichslowly.
I have been reading your blog about 3-5 months-ish. I THINK I heard you on a YNAB podcast and then looked for the blog. You had me at Sexy! lol
I just started reading this week, but I’m not sure which of the finance blogs I read linked to you!
Been reading for a few months. Don’t remember exactly how I stumbled upon your blog, but I think it came up in a Google search. :)
I’ve been reading through Gloogle reader for about a year.
I’ve been reading for about a year or so. I found your blog through another personal finance blog – I think it was Free Money Finance.
I’ve been reading for maybe 5-6 months and I stumbled upon your blog from The Simple Dollar!
About 4 years! This is the second blog I started reading…. and the first one doesn’t exist anymore :)
I’ve been reading about a year and I think I heard about you from Get Rich Slowly.
I’ve been reading right at a yr now. The simple dollar I believe is where I stumbled across your site.
I’d love the book Get Financially Naked.
I found your blog through No More Harvard Debt. I’ve been reading about 6 months.
I started reading the blog about 3 months or so ago and have enjoyed it ever since! I think I found out about your blog when searching for a budgeting blog in a random search to try to improve my current budget.
I’ve been reading for about two years. Found your site on a list of personal finance blogs on another blog. Can’t remember the exact site though.
I think I’ve been reading the blog for about 3 years now – ever since I started earning money for myself. I’m pretty sure I googled something about budgeting all my newly earned money and came across this awesome blog.
I have been reading your blog for a loong time. I remember actually talking to me then boyfriend (now husband) about how the 401k at your job sounded too good to be true!!
I just started reading your blog a couple weeks ago. I think saw J Money post a comment on another blog I read and thought the thumbnail was hilarious so I had to check this blog out to see what it was all about.
I’ve been popping in for about 2 1/2 years. I’m not sure exactly how I found your site, but I’m thinking it was either a blogroll or a link to a specifc article from another PF blog.
I’ve been reading your blog for a few years now. Can’t recall where I first heard about it. On some other site.
Generation Earn sounds perfect for me. I’ve been reading since 2008 (near the beginning of your blog I believe). I don’t remember how I found it.
I have been reading your blog for over a year now.. being in college in gave me something to do in class that didn’t make me feel guilty.. like playing on facebook :) I first found it on kiplinger, but now I try to read your blog at least 2 times a week. Love it!!
Gosh, I’ve been reading BAS almost since the beginning. I think you were maybe 3-4 months in when I started reading and I’m still enjoying the content years later!
This stack of books would be fantastic to add to my collection.
Many hundreds of books have been written on the personal finance subject. Many folks have read more than one such book. But there are still folks after reading one or two books are deeply in debt and they live a miserable life because of it. Information is one thing, acting on it is entirely different which some folks miss more than anything.
Not too long…. less than a year.
I found you in 2011 according to my database. I think I found you through either
The Simple Dollar
Get Rich Slowly
or maybe The Digerati Life
I’m not sure…it was a mention and a link to your blog from another blog or an article.
Millionaire teacher would definitely be my pick. I have been a teacher for 8 years now, and my salary go up just a little higher than the previous year. I have no idea how I’m gonna support a family and pay a mortgage on what I make. I’m so curious to what he has done.
I’ve been a fan for almost 3 years now. I read it during my lunch break everyday. You make blogging easy and fun. I found you on a google search.
I’ve been reading your blog for about 2.5 years, right around the time I bought my house.
Thank you for the offer! I have been reading your blog for about a year I think. I maybe have heard about it somehow through Get Rich Slowly?
I’ve been reading your blog for 4.5 years! Almost since the first time I started my first real job and had income to play with. A co-worker told me about your blog!
I would love to win these! I’ve been reading at least two years, and I think I found you through Google…
maybe a year, i’m not sure where i first heard of you
about 3 years and heard of you from kathy kristoff
I think I have been reading for a few months! Thanks!
I think I’ve been reading for about a year. I found the blog through a google search.
I’ve been reading your website since last fall when a good friend, Melissa Anzman, recommended to check out this amazing financial blog (she runs “Loosen Your White Collar”). I love the practical, humorous, and expansive topics in relation to finance that you blog about. Money has been a sore topic for me personally growing up with a dad who is a financial planner and a mom who is a compulsive spendor. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve continue to educate myself and make smarter choices (and learn from financial mistakes). I love that your blog keeps me on track and provides a community of where I can educate myself in a fun and energizing (and not tiresome) way!
Hi there J
I have been reading your blog for the last 4 or 5 months and I really do not remember how did I found out this blog.
I’ve been reading for 2 months and I found you through Feedly :)
I have been reading your site for about a year now I think. But I also read through a lot of the archives when I first started. I think I found you site either as a link from another blog or google.
How long have you been reading Budgets Are Sexy? (Extra credit: Where did you first hear of this blog, if you can remember?)
I actually found your blog one day when I was reading another blog and just followed the links and really have been reading since then; so about 2 years. I heard about your sight on Punching Debt in the Face.
I’ve been reading budgets are sexy for one day. I learned about your site from SophisticatedSpender.com. I’m looking forward to some sexy budgeting :)
Hm. That’s a good question. I got into reading other personal finance blogs when I got more serious about personal finance and started blogging on my own. I would guess around February…
The Kiyosaki is fascinating. Great idea!
I’ve been reading budgets are sexy for almost a year now. I was actually googling budget templates and stumbled across your blog thanks to the great optimization you put together. HAWESOME blog!!
I’ve been reading Budgets Are Sexy for a couple of months now. I fist heard about it from SavvyBrown!
I have been reading your blog for about a year. I dont even remember where I heard about it from but who ever recommended it must have been a genius. Love this blog.
I came across your website on PDITF website about 2 weeks and have been trying to catch up ever since.
I’ve been a reader for 2.5 years. My old officemate, Jany, introduced me to your blog. And your blog inspired me to start mine. And I am celebrating my 2 year blogiversary today!!!
I’ve been reading this blog for about 3 or 4 weeks and I first heard of it from the blog Extraordinary Reasons WHICH I heard about from an article on MSN money.
A year and a half ago, I decided to do something about my debt. Last January when I started looking for ways to improve my budgeting, I came across your blog. Very informational with much unique content.
I found you about 5 years ago, when you and I were both mentioned in the same article. I looked you up, loved your humor and wisdom, and became one of your many twitter followers. AND I hope I win your books!!! Hahaha!
I have been reading this blog for around 2 years, I think it read about it thru the simple dollar.
I have been reading you’re awesome blog for about 1 year!! I found this blog via another PF blog.
Last 3months I saw it post on savvy Brown.com. practical articles for the everyday person I already started saving and paying back debt. Thanks
I’ve read Budgets Are Sexy for probably 4 years now? I was introduced from James at the DINKs
I have been reading the blog for about 8 month. I found it when I was googling for blogs on personal finance! Good luck with the move!!
1.5 years, I googled top personal finance blogs and someone had listed this one.
I started reading your blog a few months ago and I love it. I actually discovered it while perusing a fashion blog that I used to read — now I’ve ditched fashion blogs in lieu of personal finance blogs :)
hah! very cool :) I used to read/watch? them too…
I’ve been reading for a year. I looked for personal finance blogs and yours showed up.
I’ve been reading your site for about four months now…and it’s definitely my favorite finance blog :)
I’ve been reading for about 5-6 months. I either found you from Donna Freedman’s blog, or on a google search for “best frugal blogs.”
I’ve been reading for at least two years I would guess. I don’t remember how I found your blog.
i’ve been reading your blog for a few months, but I can’t remember how i got here.
Only about three months, but I like it! I just started the process of getting my financial life fully on-track and was looking for reading materials to get me on the right path.
I’ve been reading for about 7 months now. I first heard of this blog by searching personal finance blogs and stuff :)
I’ve been reading for about a year and a half now. I found out about it, I think through a savvysugar mention or a random google search on finance help for young college students.
I’ve just read your blog 2 weeks ago from Punch Debt in the Face. I haven’t been budgeting my money since after college. I guess it’s better late than never. Been learning a lot.
Watch for an announcement of the winner soon!
Congrats to JOEL who won! Thanks for participating everyone!
Here’s the last box of books we’re giving away for anyone interested: