I’m getting better and better about getting rid of stuff! This whole moving thing has really sparked some fire under me, and I’m throwing away stuff left and right – even stuff I like! :) (Well, not *throwing away*, but selling stuff and donating things to nab those tax write-offs/etc…)
One pile I cannot easily give up, however, is my bookshelves full of finance and business books. Half of them even by my own finance friends! But alas I can’t take everything with me, so one of you lucky s.o.b.s will get a chance to bring them home with you today – straight outta my pimp library :) Which I’ll now have to deconstruct come to think of it, d’oh.
So today we’ll give away half the pile, and then tomorrow the other half. With maybe a third in the future if anyone’s interested in my marketing/business/social media books?
Here’s everything in Box #1:
- The Simple Dollar by Trent Hamm — What Amazon says: “Trent Hamm found himself drowning in consumer debt, working in a job he couldn’t stand… and figured out how to escape that debt and build the fulfilling career he’d always dreamt about, all at the same time. He shared his experiences at TheSimpleDollar.com—and built it into one of America’s top personal finance websites. Now, The Simple Dollar is a book packed with practical tips, tools, and lessons you can use to transform your life, too.”
- Start Over, Finish Rich by David Bach — What Amazon says: “Believe it or not, recessions make millionaires! Will you be one? In Start Over, Finish Rich, America’s best-loved financial expert, David Bach, explains that 2010 will be the best opportunity for building wealth we have seen in decades. And, as the economy recovers, you must be set up to recover with it. Bach’s easy, take-action plan will show you how.”
- 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget by The Writers of Wise Bread — What Amazon says: “Too many frugal living books focus on the negative, throwing around words such as “sacrifice” and “responsibility” like there was a fire sale at the Boring Store. But the writers at Wise Bread believe the key to financial wellness isn’t a ramen-eating, vacation-skipping, fun-depriving life. Far from it. The best way to ensure that readers will stick to a budget is to help them create a lifestyle that is as much fun as it is practical.”
- Psych Yourself Rich by Farnoosh Torabi — What Amazon says: “…TV’s newest personal finance star shows how to develop the mindset, discipline, and spirit you need to build a strong financial foundation so you can grow wealth on your own terms, without fear, anxiety, misery, boredom, or even advanced math! Farnoosh Torabi (as seen on NBC’s Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, and SoapNet’s Bank of Mom & Dad) combines the latest behavioral psychology with real attitude, without lectures!”
- Your Money Ratio$ by Charles Farrell — What Amazon says: “For the first time, a leading financial adviser has developed a remarkable set of guidelines to give individuals the same kind of objective insight into their personal finances that successful businesses have. Your Money Ratios will help readers effectively manage debt, invest prudently, and develop a realistic and effective savings plan to ensure both financial success and security. Readers need only plug their income and age into Farrell’s ratios in order to get an instant picture of their savings status and overall financial health, as well as a road map for the important choices they must make in the future.”
- America, Welcome To The Poorhouse by Jane White — What Amazon says: “Too many American families are racing toward financial catastrophe–saddled with exploding credit card and college debt, out-of-control housing costs, and underfunded 401(k) accounts. [This book] reveals the political and economic forces that got us into this predicament, strategies to get Congress to enact needed reform, and practical tips you won’t find anywhere else on how to make the most of your money until reform happens. White offers indispensable practical advice for regaining control of your own financial future–specific strategies for reducing your debt, safeguarding your retirement, and helping your children get the education they’ll need to compete in today’s world.”
- How I turned $1,000 into a Million in Real Estate – in my spare time by William Nickerson — The 1959 copy :) What Amazon says: “Probably the most famous book ever written on making money in real estate. William Nickerson and his book has probably created more millionaires than any other book in investing history. It simply is a masterpiece of common sense advice.”
- The Frugalista Files by Natalie McNeal — What Amazon says: “It is possible to get ahead without giving up on the fabulous life. This is personal finance in peep-toe pumps—the empowering true story of one woman’s personal and professional transformation and your ultimate guide to living the Frugalista lifestyle, too.”
- Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict by Avis Cardella — What Amazon Says: “Spent is Avis Cardella’s timely, deeply personal, and shockingly dramatic exploration of our cultural need to spend, and of what happens when someone is consumed by the desire to consume.”
- Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter — What Amazon says: “Become the ultimate investor. End those fears that keep you up at night regarding the financial choices you make. By reading Rich Dad’s basic rules of investing, you can reduce your investment risk and convert your earned income into passive and portfolio income.”
- Hot (broke) Messes by Nancy Trejos — What Amazon says: “In Hot Broke Messes, Trejos takes readers along with her on her journey. She meets with a financial planner and a therapist to deal with all the issues young people face today – from credit card debt and student loans, to impulse buying and emotional spending, to the cost of having a social life, to buying a house with someone during a potentially impermanent relationship and more. Trejos learns what causes these problems in herself, how she can fix them, and how she can pass that advice on to other young people going through the same experiences.”
Want this box of books?
Answer this simple question in the comments below, and you shall have yourself an entry:
Which book do you want, and why? (And for extra credit, how sexy is J. Money?)
I’ll pick the lucky winner this Sunday, May 19th, and will use the trusty Random.org to make it fair to everyone…U.S. and Canada residents only.
GOOD LUCK! I hope you keep them nice and warm at home :)
PS: Some of these books are uncorrected advances. You may find them pretty cool, or you may find them pretty annoying – all depending on your feelings towards grammar ;)