Money Book Giveaway Round II

Hola mi amors,

Have a great week? Wallets nice and plump? You check out my new lists of the Best Money Blogs I built over at Rockstar Finance? You should as soon as you’re done entering today’s giveaway :) I spent a handful of hours pumping out the best blogs in personal finance, debt, savings, early retirement and even through to the best millennial blogs I’ve seen over my 7 years in the biz.

I give you full permission to cheat on me this weekend and read any of them! But only on the weekend…

That’s great Jay, but who won all those money books from last week?? Tell me!! I want to know soooo badd!!!

Okay okay, pipe down. Here are the 5 winners…

Wait, 5? Weren’t there only 4 books? Did you forget to drink your coffee again today??

Oh yeah! Forgot to tell you – my man Steve Miller over at hit me up and ask that I randomly select one more winner to give them the book of their choice too. He loved the idea of passing on the good word on $$$$ and wanted to participate. Isn’t he swell?

Awwww he is! Now stop typing in this weird Q&A format and get to it already, jeez…

So you don’t want to hear about the other book that was donated to us by Robert for y’all today? The one about retiring early and living the life you’ve always dreamed of since you were 12? 22? 42? Okay…. but it was a good one…

Fine, list it below please and then let’s get on with it!

(I hate you)

The winners of last week’s FIVE awesome finance books:

  1. The Snowball — Jessica (commenter #103)
  2. The Millionaire Mind — DaveC
  3. Debt Free For Life — Kelly (commenter #52)
  4. The Man Who Quit Money — Lynda Lantz
  5. *WILDCARD* The Snowball — T$

Look for an email soon so I can get all your personal info to stalk you mail them to you :) Congrats!

(Btw, the most popular book requested? The Man Who Quit Money. The least favorite? The Millionaire Mind… I’d have put my money on the opposite!)

Now To Today’s Financial Books up For Grabs…

(Links and description via Amazon once again… ‘cuz I’m lazy)

tony robbins money book 9 steps financial freedom book the difference book jean chatzky
#1) MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins — “With expert advice on our most important financial decisions, Robbins is an advocate for the reader, dispelling the myths that often rob people of their financial dreams. Tony Robbins walks readers of every income level through the steps to become financially free by creating a lifetime income plan.”

#2) The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying by Suze Orman — “In nine simple steps, you’ll learn all you need to know to be responsible with and respectful of the money you have and the money you don’t have. Embrace Suze’s groundbreaking philosophy—that you are worth more than your money—and understand the true meaning of wealth so you can live a life without regrets. If you do not have control over the money in your life right now, Suze’s nine steps to financial freedom are for you.”

#3) The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times by Jean Chatzky — “Trusted financial coach Jean Chatzky shares the secrets her groundbreaking research of the self-made wealthy has uncovered so that anyone can break through the barriers that stand between them and true financial freedom… Through candid interviews and a study of more than five thousand people, Jean reveals the traits and habits of those who have moved from the lowest economic strata to the highest. The Difference helps you take a look at where you are now and offers simple strategies for going where you want to go. The Difference, you’ll see, is within you: You have the power to determine your financial future and achieve the next level of wealth.”

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#4) How To Retire Early: Your Guide to Getting Rich Slowly and Retiring on Less by Robert and Robin Charlton — “If you’ve ever dreamed of retiring early to travel the world and pursue your own interests, then this book is for you. We retired from full-time work at the age of 43. In this book we share with you the roadmap we followed to get from full-time work to financial independence in less than 15 years. If we can do it, so can you!”

#5) The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese by Brian J. O’Connor — “Middle-class incomes are stretched more than ever. Feeling the strain himself, personal finance columnist Brian O’Connor decided to put his own family’s spending to the test. He began a ten-week experiment to see if his family could cut its monthly living expenses by $1,000—without sacrificing anything truly important. From groceries and transportation to entertainment and insurance, O’Connor ruthlessly tackled his family’s Top 10 spending categories with an eye on rooting out big savings.”

#6) I’m Debt Free! [Game] by GMB Products — “In this family game about money, you can do the following: Build an emergency fund, invest in real estate, buy a small business, pay off credit cards, invest in stocks and mutual funds, increase your cash flow, [and] work to become DEBT FREE!”

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Like/Love/Want any of these?

Similar to last week, tell me WHICH and WHY in the comments below and you’ll be entered to win. If you don’t like any, tell me a joke instead for extra karma points.

Giveaway ends next Friday @ midnight and open to US and Canada only. Good luck!! And don’t forget to check out my new lists of the best finance blogs out there!! You’ll love it more than ice cream!



***GIVEAWAY NOW OVER*** The lucky winners are…

  • MONEY Master the Game: Rachel (commenter #94)
  • The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Diane (commener #60)
  • The Difference: Marshal hinrd
  • How To Retire Early: Kim (commenter #6)
  • The $1,000 Challenge: Shannon (commenter #28)
  • Debt Free Game!: Joe Kachuck

Congrats y’all! You’ll be seeing a note from me soon :) And don’t forget most of these can be found pretty cheap on Amazon too! And at your local library!

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  1. InsiderAccountant October 9, 2015 at 6:16 AM

    All of the books sound great but there’s just one problem – they’re in paper form!

    As many aspiring early retirees also have a minimalist streak (like me) they may not want a paper copy of a book. I promise I’ll put in a serious pitch for your books when you start offering electronic versions though!

    1. Darrell October 9, 2015 at 3:40 PM

      Just read the book and pass it on. As long as it goes from your mailbox, to your nightstand, to a friend…you don’t have to worry about it taking space on a shelf.

      1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:05 PM


  2. Jessi Edwards October 9, 2015 at 6:26 AM

    Hey J! I’m still chugging along with digit but id like to keep growing my stash and could do some research with either the Tony Robbins book or the $1000 money challenge. Its hard to not be impressed with Tonys rise from poverty to where he today, so Id be willing to read about his tactics.

    As for the $1000 money challenge, that reason is easy…I’d love to see if I could slash my bills even more. Considering I always try to double check bills to get the lowest price, it’d be fun to see if I could get them down even further!

    Hope all is well :)

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:06 PM

      Glad Digit is treating you well! I’ve banked over $1,500 now with them so far – so cool!

  3. Kim October 9, 2015 at 6:47 AM

    #4 – I’m looking at pushing towards an early retirement; this book definitely sounds like a great read!

  4. Aaron October 9, 2015 at 7:07 AM

    I think I’d like to receive and read The $1,000 Challenge. I love finding areas to cut costs and could always use more ideas toward that goal. And I’d do just about anything to avoid having to live on government cheese.

  5. The Creepiest of Pasta October 9, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Hi J$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I would love the debt free game!!


    Because it looks bad ass amazing fun! And even though I read creepypasta as a side hustle I am down for fun too ;)

    Ya boy

    The Creepiest of Pasta

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:09 PM

      Haha… you never fail to make me smile, my friend :)

  6. Tammy October 9, 2015 at 7:12 AM

    #4. My dream is to retire early, or even semi-retire so that I can work with animals. They all look like good reads though!

  7. Rick M. October 9, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    I would like to have “How To Retire Early: Your Guide to Getting Rich Slowly and Retiring on Less”. It seems like it has great information and I will enjoy reading it!

  8. Bret C. October 9, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    #3) The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times by Jean Chatzky — “Trusted financial coach Jean Chatzky shares the secrets her groundbreaking research of the self-made wealthy has uncovered so that anyone can break through the barriers that stand between them and true financial freedom… Through candid interviews and a study of more than five thousand people, Jean reveals the traits and habits of those who have moved from the lowest economic strata to the highest. The Difference helps you take a look at where you are now and offers simple strategies for going where you want to go. The Difference, you’ll see, is within you: You have the power to determine your financial future and achieve the next level of wealth.”

    I would like this book because I hope it will open up my mind to a new way to think about making money, I am definitely the free spirit and entrepreneur and once I find something I believe in I can sell it for sure! I just have yet to find the product that changes lives for the better and is a viable money maker (but I am slowly starting to think this personal finance game is a huge game changer, but is the market already too saturated?) Honestly I would like to work for Dave Ramsey and help make a change!

    oh yea here is a $6 dollar joke….

    How did the hipster burn his tongue? He drank his coffee before it was cool.

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:10 PM

      Haha… took me a while to get that one, but I like :)

  9. mallymaven October 9, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    I would LOVE to win #1 by Tony Robbins! I am a big fan of his, and would love his steps on mastering the game of money. I love his writing style and how he gives you specific tasks to do not just theory. Thank you! :)

  10. The Captain @ Band of Savers October 9, 2015 at 7:48 AM

    Of these options I would be the most interested in “The $1,000 Challenge” because I am continually searching for and sharing different ways to painlessly cut living expenses and would hope that i could gain some new insight/motivation from this book.

  11. Logan October 9, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    I’m hoping to maxamize my odds and choose one of the books that haven’t been spoken for yet. This is why I am requesting “The Difference”.

    Thanks J.

  12. Liz G October 9, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    I’d love the Tony Robbins book because it’s the only one out of the list I haven’t read already-and I’m too cheap to buy it! Unfortunately the library doesn’t have it either, and I don’t have time to hang out at Barnes and Noble for hours hiding from the employees while reading the book, so I’m stuck.

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:11 PM

      HAH! Will I hope you win it then! :)

  13. S L Niemann October 9, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    I am most interested in the $1000 challenge as my budgeting, while basic and working for me, could definitely be improved, and I would love more information on that.

  14. Sue Conner October 9, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    I obviously need a how-to books like Charlton’s How to Retire Early since I had trouble locating the comments section in order to enter the book give-away. I am a worthy candidate for this book because I taught first and second grade for years and gave away a lot of my income to the school system. I need to catch up and start living the dream. Thanks for the chance of a free book!

  15. Ken October 9, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    I want the $1000 challenge because I always want to learn how to cut costs and live on less.

  16. KD in PDX October 9, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    J$ I would love to get The Diference as I grew up poor and I am always looking to make changes to how I live so my kids will not have some of the same worries I did.

  17. Catina Marie October 9, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Dang it! Can’t believe all those rain dances didn’t work on the last giveaway!
    Ok, let’s try again…I NEED to win #3-#6 because they are the only books I don’t have!
    Happy FriYAY J$!

  18. Lori Billips October 9, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Hey J Money-
    New to your blog and really finding some inspiration. The book I would like is The Difference and the reasons are: I have a budget, I have savings on lock, and now I feel like I’ve reached a little plateau and I just need a push over to get to the next level. This book looks like it’s perfect by asking questions of people in all monetary levels maybe I can finding that missing piece that will step up my game and send me on to Finacial Epicness!! Lori B.

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:12 PM

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ll like future articles too – though unfortunately they all don’t come with free goodies :)

  19. Alon David October 9, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Hi J

    I would like to receive Tony Robbines book.
    Tony has been my inspiration since 2002 I have sent a Videos many times over. I was also coached but one of his coaches for my business.

    I think this book will top it all.

    Thank you J

  20. Amy Kolasky October 9, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    I would love to read “The Differene.” I have always respected Jean Chatsky’s no nonsense and timely advise. She is a focused financial professional and it would be helpful to read about how other people are prospering in these tough times.

  21. Shannon October 9, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    The $1000 challenge. I’m always looking for new ideas to save money. Thank you!

  22. Stephen October 9, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    $1000 Challenge, I want to learn from their experiences!

  23. Kristi @ Femme Frugality October 9, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    The $1000 Challenge looks like an interesting book. Thanks for all of these giveaways and passing on the financial wisdom!

  24. mark October 9, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    I’d read any/all of them.

  25. Angie Burkhart October 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Hi I just found your blog, and I’m loving it! I would live to have the $1000 challenge book cause I’m always looking for ways to cut costs, or the debt free money game, to help my kiddos learn, sk the don t make the same mistakes I did. Lol

    Angie Burkhart

  26. Art October 9, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    I would love #6! I am a huge board game fan. My wife teases me about my love of personal finance and my love of board games. She would think it’s hilarious (and unbelievably nerdy) if I actually won a board game about personal finance on a personal finance website…. In fact, if I win, maybe I’ll give it to her as a Christmas present… :-)

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:42 PM

      oh man, I hope you win just to be able to do that! :)

  27. jennydecki October 9, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    I want to win the I’m Debt Free game!! As much as my husband and I enjoy board games, this is something we could do with our kids. The older two (9 & 10) attend our “budget meetings” with us and know the basics of how YNAB works but I’d like to have an excuse to have fun while shoving money lessons into their tiny little brains! (Plus it looks like a great way to start conversations about investing and mutual funds, which I’ve been looking for an “in” to talk about for a while now!!)

  28. Stephanie October 9, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    I want to retire early- how awesome would that be! I’d be off in my vintage trailer!

  29. Salina October 9, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Hi J$

    I would love to read #2) The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying by Suze Orman. I am always stressed and hope this will provide some guidelines for me.


  30. Paganpatty October 9, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Hi J Money!
    I would like #5 The $1.000 Challenge by Brian J. O’Connor.
    It seems just like the type of finance book that I always gravitate to. Plus, the title is humorous. (We all could use a laugh now and then!)
    Love your blog and Rockstar Finance.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:43 PM

      I’m so glad! Thanks for telling me so! :)

  31. Alain Guillot October 9, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    MONEY Master the Game. I am an admirer of Tony Robins. I have read many of his books and I feel motivated and challenges after each chapter.

  32. Kelly October 9, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    J$, I’d love to read as many financial books as I can get my hands on! But if I had to choose I’d pick The $1,000 Challenge. I’ve started tracking our expenses and net worth, but need to start cutting back on expenses. The challenge sounds like it’s just the inspiration I need!

  33. Heather October 9, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    I’d like to win The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times because I haven’t read much of her stuff and I’d like to see a new perspective.

  34. Lisa O October 9, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Awesome selection this week…I would welcome #2 … love Suze Orman and her outlook on live & money. I would also welcome #3 …. love Jean Chatzky. I have spent many Saturday nights watching them both to learn …. Thanks for the Opportunity!

  35. The Captain October 9, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Ahoy JMoney!

    I’d love book #5) The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese by Brian J. O’Connor

    I’m working to minimize my spending and live way below my means to ensue I can reach financial freedom ASAP! Despite my work, I’m still spending WAY too much in some categories (food especially) and would LOVE to get more insight on how others have managed the feat.


  36. Heather Q. October 9, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    #1. Now that we have a working budget, I would love to learn how to achieve our dreams… Vacation, retirement, saving for college for our six kids. Thanks so much. What a fantastic offer.

  37. Mandy October 9, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    The Difference and The 1000 Challenge are both books I’d be interested in. My husband and I are working on slashing our budget and improving our financial strategies, so these books I think would be helpful in that.

  38. Old School October 9, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Hook me up wit dat game J$!!! And I’ll grant u 3 wishes lol

  39. Elle October 9, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    I would love to get to read 1, 2 or 3–and probably should read all three!

  40. Barbj379 October 9, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    I’d love to take on that $1,000 challenge (#5), J$ I’m ready to learn from the best to be separated from the rest!! :)

  41. jodi October 9, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    i would love that book the difference. first thing that got me was you said “trusted” financial coach. i like that. i’ve already read a lot of suze orman’s books and watched her on tv and though she is great, i would love some new insight. i think this person can take me to the “next level” of financial freedom. i live a comfortable life now but some direction may help me to retire early.

  42. Adam M October 9, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    I’m a big Suze Orman fan and would love to have her book. I miss her TV show and I’m trying to get a hold of all her books to soothe my financial mind

  43. Tawcan October 9, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Blah didn’t win the previous contest. :(

    I’d pick “MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins.” Sounds like an interesting book and I haven’t read anything by Tony Robbins yet.

  44. kristin October 9, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Hey J$!
    “How to Retire Early” looks like a great read because it’s very practical. I think that would work well for me because it would help me create a better plan ;) (right now i’m just saving/investing as much as I can with no thought as to how things should change in a few years)
    Thanks for all the advice and chronicling your own journey for us!

  45. Paul G October 9, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    I would love a copy of #4! Although I am well past 43 (I am already 50) and would not really be able to retire early, I think some of their ideas might allow me to have a better retirement than I would otherwise.

  46. Shawna October 9, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    I’d be interested in ‘How to Retire Early.’ Yours is the first PF blog I found and led me to MMM. Since then I’ve been running toward FI and being able to retire early. So many thanks to you, J$! I’d love to be able to see what this book has to offer that could help in the pursuit of my new dream!

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:47 PM

      I love to hear that so much! MMM and the rest are helping kick my ass in gear too – I didn’t know anything about ER before coming across them either. We’re in great company :)

  47. stephanie October 9, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    I’d love to have the $1000 challenge book. Actually, I’d like to give it to my husband because he’s fond of saying ‘I don’t know where else we can really cut back’. Maybe if he hears it from someone besides me . . .

  48. Alyssa October 9, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    I love Suze Orman and have heard great things about Tony Robbins, so they would be my top 2!

  49. Sheila Smith October 9, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    I would love to read The $1000 challenge book. We are a family of 7 and have been doing fairly well living without debt, but we want to take it to the next level and retire early. Would love to read other perspectives.

  50. Diane October 9, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    #2 Suze Orman!!!! Suze is my homegirl (in my head)! I love hearing her speak on PBS when she’s promoting her material. Her style is great – tough love, straight to the point, and easy to understand (I wish I could bold and underline that last part). I think I’m most intimidated by getting my finances in order because I feel like some concepts are over my head, and she seems to cut through all that and give great advice for everyday people with little knowledge or background in finance. I’m kind of my mess right now and still finding my way. I would love that one!

  51. Kristi Romspert October 9, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    I would love to have The $1000 Challenge. I am looking for ways to cut back on my spending so I can save more and prepare for retirement. Keep being sexy!

  52. D. Coy October 9, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Would love any of these books. Looking for husband to retire in the next 2-3 yrs. would love to be debt free at that time so we could afford to travel.

  53. Eric S October 9, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    I’d love to have #6 the I’m Debt Free boardgame. I’ve got a couple of little monsters running around and this looks like a great way to introduce them to how to spend and save your money wisely.

    Thanks buddy – you’re the best!

  54. Jaymee October 9, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    I would love Tony Robbins book please! I’m on a tight budget this month so if I can get this book for free, that would be win-win for my budget and my brain :) wouldn’t you want to be a part of my advancement in financial knowledge?

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:48 PM

      I would :)

  55. David Hunter October 9, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    I want the I’m Debt Free game!!! Why?! Because who doesn’t love playing games!!!

  56. Cassandra October 9, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    I desperately need the book about retiring early. My job pays well but drives me up a wall. If I don’t figure out how to retire early, I may lose my mind before I get there!

  57. Catherine October 9, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    *Reaches up like a kid with sticky fingers* Please may I have O’Connor’s ‘The $1,000 Challenge’? I’ve gradually transformed my own lifestyle in a similar way and I’m (hopelessly) addicted to researching/ reading up on how other people are managing to cut expenses without sacrificing the ‘good’ life. Sounds like a winner! (The book, this comment….) :p

  58. Catherine October 9, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Oh and a (money themed) joke – Why did the two pennies get together? Because it just made cents! Teehee. Although where I’m from it makes tuppence, so the joke doesn’t really work…

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:49 PM


  59. Mr. DisIndebted October 9, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    I’d love a copy of any of these – but my pick would be “The $1,000 Challenge.” I could definitely stand to cut some more from my expenses. Pick me and I read it, blog about it, and then give it away to pay it forward!

  60. Eric October 9, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Tony Robbins’ Money MASTER the Game because being financial free is something I’m very interested in becoming.

  61. Darrell October 9, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    I am not looking to get added to the list, but the $1,000 challenge was a pretty funny read. Whether or not you get anything out of that book, the book was entertaining.

  62. Vani October 9, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    I would like the debt free game. It sounds like a fun way to teach people about money.

  63. Erin October 9, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom because I’ve read most of the others.

  64. Steve Miller October 9, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    I’ve met the author of #4 (Robert Charlton), he and his wife is a great couple and early retirees. The book is really informative too, I highly recommend it!

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:50 PM

      I want to meet both of you in person one day – would be fun!

  65. Andria Conyers October 9, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    The Difference looks like an interesting read. I think I would enjoy reading about her study of the subject.

  66. Avia October 9, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Number One – MONEY Master the Game/Tony Robbins
    Number Two – The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper…/Jean Chatzky

    MONEY looks like a better book, on the surface, in Amazon reviews, and because the author appeals more to me visually :) Nice cover

  67. Anna October 9, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    I’d read The Difference by Jean Chatzky, because I have read most of the others during my recent financial binge-reading kick. I’m pretty shocked more people didn’t choose The Millionaire Mind last week – I found it to be one of the most influential books I have read in recent memory. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  68. Jolynn Haymaker October 9, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    I would love to receive the #5 book, The $1,000 Challenge. I am a care giver of 2. My son (32 years old) has epilepsy and I care for him and my husband. We live on a fixed income. I am blessed to have my family at home. Times are getting tighter, and I am up for a challenge. Where the is a will, there is a way. Thanks for considering me.

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:52 PM

      I hope you win it!! If you don’t, see if you can pick it up from the library :)

  69. October 9, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Oh my gosh, I would love the Debt Free game! How awesome would that be to play with the kids in the future and teach them?!

  70. Liz October 9, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    I would love to read either How to Retire Early or the 9 Steps to Financial Freedom

  71. crunchysews October 9, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    #2, the Suze Orman book. With the holidays just around the corner I think it would be a nice gift to give to my daughter.

  72. Collette Ezzell October 9, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    A) thanks so much for doing these giveaways :)
    B) I would have to say the Tony Robbins Mastering Money as I own the Suze and Jean ones. As a single mum who is paying for the last year of my daughter’s college, and her wedding in 4 months, I could use all the help I can get in setting MYSELF up for my LFA degree…(“LIFE AFTERCHILD”) Never had just me to look after and so never have actually done it, just starting at 48 to save for ANYTHING much less retirement so I think this is brill you’re doing this!

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:53 PM

      Awwww well it’s so good you’re online and reading $$$ blogs! You’ll get it all figured out I’m sure :)

  73. Thomas S. October 9, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    I’d like Tony Robbins book because I read the kindle version but want a hard copy so I can annotate and have sticky notes for quick reference.

  74. Sarah Noelle October 9, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Hey! I’d love to have the $1000 challenge. I always get a lot out of reading in-depth case studies about people who have made changes in their lives.

  75. Stefanie E. October 9, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Have heard great things about Tony’s book (so would love to read) however I always err towards reading Suze since I think her strategies are pretty solid and work.

  76. Jared October 9, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    J Money you are the man!!!! I love how you are always looking for ways to help others and pay if forward. I would like “The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times”. I really like learning from others who have succeed.

  77. Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank October 10, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    J Money, these books are awesome! I have already read the book by Jean Chatzky, which helped me in difficult times where it opened a way out of my financial problems. This book just presented simple but usable ways for me to solve even those difficult problems. Highly recommendable.

  78. Sharyl October 10, 2015 at 12:19 AM

    I would love the $1000 book….we are right where this book is at…would love it.

    A second choice would be the debt free game. I have 4 teenagers…14,14,16,18 and we are really trying to get there heads wrapped around finances. This would be fun.

    Thanks for offerring they are all cool. Sharyl

  79. Rachel October 10, 2015 at 2:38 AM

    #1 by Tony Robbins

    I have spent the last 2 years reading blogs about personal finance. We have a pretty good grasp on our finances but not a longer term plan at the moment. We don’t have a high income especially for our cost of living so a book geared toward all incomes would be fantastic. Also I am sure despite all my blog reading I still hold things in my head that are not true.

  80. Budget Nerd October 10, 2015 at 3:37 AM

    Hey J! I’d love to win The Difference: How Anyone can Prosper in Even the Toughest of Times. I’ve been looking for a new book to read for inspiration and this is the only one on your list I haven’t read yet! It looks great, and I feel like this book could help me in my life and with those I counsel with (mainly low income members of my church). Thanks bud!

  81. Linda Mitchell October 10, 2015 at 6:06 AM

    Hello, I would love to win #3 “The Difference-…” So that I could share it with my daughter’s boyfriend who recently came to live with us under my “financial rehab” plan for him. He’s doing well and has a good attitude, but he comes from very poor (financially) circumstances, and occasionally gets discouraged. I think this book would really help him (and my daughters)! Thank you!

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:55 PM

      Financial Rehab! Love that!!! And curious to hear more if you ever want to share :)

  82. JJ October 10, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    “I’m debt free” sounds like a great teaching tool to add for teaching my daughter about money. It is sometimes a struggle and I can see the effect that societies consumerist ideals are working her like a punching bag. Parents need all the help they can get to teach kids the purpose and value that money brings to life. Also, why isn’t your nose 12 inches? Cuz then it’d be a foot!

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:56 PM

      Great joke!! Hadn’t heard that one before and totally stealing :)

  83. Chris P October 10, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    The $1,000 Challenge!

    My wife and I are expecting twins early next year and she will be staying home the the babies.

    Going from DINKs to SIWT is bound to be difficult so if I can pick up any additional ideas that I have not thought of I am going to try!

    Thanks for being so generous as part of your Reshare phase of the 5 Rs.

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 12:59 PM

      Congrats man!! Such an exciting time in life!

  84. whiskey October 10, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Hey J$
    Don’t want any of the books if I was to receive one. What I would want is whatever book to be passed on to someone who needs it more than I. We all have friends that need a little help or have asked “how did we do it”. This would make a nice gift or offer of advice to them.
    Thats my 2 bits worth.

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM

      I like that idea a lot :)

  85. Ann October 10, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    I’d love How to Retire Early! It’s my dream to retire (at the latest) in 15 years, but I can’t decide if it’s realistic or not. Either way, I would love some practical guidelines for making it happen.

    Thanks for all the give-aways! :)

  86. Kelly October 10, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Love to get the retire early book. I’ve been trying to figure out how to retire before 50 and move into an RV to travel Amurica We’re pretty good with saving but still need to ramp it up some to get to our goal.

  87. Hillary October 10, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    the $1000 challenge because the reviews said it was hilarious and informative. Plus if I can save that much I can pay off my school loans once and for all!!!!

  88. Mrs Lewis October 10, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    I’m a financial nerd newbie! My parents didn’t graduate high school and I find myself in $205,000 in student And car loan debt between me and my husband. I could benefit from books 1,2 and 3 because all of them provide the inspiration and tools needed to start chipping away at debt. I’ve heard all three personalities in interviews but haven’t purchased their books. It’s not in the budget after all! Looking for a win ! – mrs. Lewis

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 1:02 PM

      So good you’re online reading about $$$ then! It’ll help so much!

  89. Pearl October 10, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win How To Retire Early – because that is our goal and the Amazon reviews were great!

  90. Rose October 10, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    1. The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese by Brian J. O’Connor
    2) Because I love reading about personal financial challenges.

  91. Laura October 10, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Suze Orman! I’ve cut cable but still see her sometimes on my 3 PBS channels and I really love her message and connect with her philosophy. I’d love to read this book!

  92. JJC October 10, 2015 at 9:19 PM


    Love your blog. I really want to win #1 “MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom” because I’ve heard some of the interviews in the book are awesome. I’m also like number 25 on my library’s wait list for this book and would like to read it before next year!

    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 1:01 PM

      Wow – that’s a long list!

  93. DaveC October 11, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Thank you for the book, it will be put to good use!

  94. Laura October 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    I’d love to have either the $1,000 challenge (we probably waste way more money than we realize) or the Suze Orman book.

  95. JJ October 11, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    I’m always interested in early retirement so “How to Retire Early” and I originally liked the “$1000 challenge” because the title was funny:) but it sounds like it has info for someone like me.

  96. Nick October 12, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    I would love to have “How To Retire Early: Your Guide to Getting Rich Slowly and Retiring on Less”. It is something that I am truly interested in. I have a goal to retire early and travel world. I want to Japan before I die. Another personal goal :)

  97. Justin October 12, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    I’d like the $1000 challenge. I love hearing about how people saved money and see if I can do the same thing in my budget!

  98. Tammy October 12, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    I love Suze Orman but I think this time I would like to read the $1000 challenge. I think it could have some useful tricks I can try. My budget needs a rehaul big time!

  99. Samantha October 12, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    I’d like #4 because we are working on early retirement now.

  100. Mrs. SimplyFinanciallyFree October 12, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    #4 How to Retire Early. I would love to retire early and travel more! The description is exactly what I am looking to do although hopefully in 5-10 years.

  101. Joe Kachuck October 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Want Or Would love to have:
    Im Dept Free Game
    Looks like cheap random fun. I get together with friends to play board games. This would be some added entertainment. I may help them start saving money as well.

  102. Lee S. October 13, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    I’m Debt Free Cause I’m a board game addict and would absolutely love to make my Wednesday night D&D/Board game group.. (Yes I have one.. Yes I am a nerd) play it.

  103. Lee S. October 13, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Anyone else look at the picture at the top and then the number of books described, then back at the picture and then back to the descriptions to figure out which is the missing book in the picture? Just me?

    1. J. Money October 21, 2015 at 12:42 PM

      Haha.. That’s because I don’t have one of the books as it was kindly donated by someone :)

  104. Jenni October 13, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    The Difference by Jean Chatzky- she’s not promoting anything but financial health, and I have read other books by her. I respect her work a lot and haven’t seen this book before.

  105. Amber October 14, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    I would love to have $1,000 challenge. Why? Well its pretty much EXACTLY what I want to do with my family.

  106. Chelsy October 14, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    I’ve been a reader (lurker) for a while, this go away prompted a comment for sure– thanks for recycling! And thanks for such good writing. I’ve checked out T.Robbins’ MONEY several times from the library in ebook format but can’t seem to finish it… I think the paper form (library’s copy is currently checked out) will help me finally make it through front to back, but I don’t want to spend $20+ for it. I’ll love it and would certainly pass it on, or maybe donate it to the library for them to have 2 physical copies, to be sure its shares over and over! Thanks J!

    1. J. Money October 21, 2015 at 12:43 PM

      Thanks for chiming in! :)

  107. Krabby Ken October 14, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    I’m not too into books, (unless they have pics of hot young women!), so how about a joke instead?

    This is a three part elephant joke.

    Part 1
    Q: What is the similarity between an elephant and a plum?
    A: They’re both purple …… except for the elephant.

    Part 2
    Q: What did Tarzan say when the elephants came down the path?
    A: Here come the elephants.

    Part 3 (this is the funny part!)
    Q: What did Jane say when the elephants came down the path?
    A: Here come the plums. (Jane was colorblind!)

    1. J. Money October 21, 2015 at 12:43 PM

      I think my kids are going to love me for these :)

  108. Andy Schwartz October 15, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    I love anything suze orman writes or reads she knows her stuff and really sounds genuine to help.
    If possible i would like – The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying by Suze Orman

  109. Allie October 15, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    I would love to win the I’m Debt Free board game! Me and my boyfriend love to stay in and have board game date nights. It started out as a way to save money, but we both began to look forward to them. We run pretty low on 2 player games so this would be an awesome addition to our game nights!

  110. Jeremy m October 15, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    I’d love to read “how to retire early”. Im currently 30 and looking at retiring by 40 so this book is right in my wheelhouse.

  111. Alaska49 October 16, 2015 at 3:33 AM

    Tony Robins – I’ve heard he is great and I’ve heard he’s a quack….winning this copy would help me deside, and I would share my thoughts on you blog.

    Why was the mushroom popular on the playground? Because he was a fungi.

    1. J. Money October 21, 2015 at 12:45 PM

      I’ve heard the same about him, but at the end of the day at least he’s helping a lot of people! (From what I hear – I haven’t read any of his stuff either personally :))

  112. REBECCA MILLER October 16, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    I would really like to have a copy of The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times by Jean Chatzky . I currently also subscribe to her email newsletter deals and would like to read more into what she suggests for people like me.

  113. Arianne October 16, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    I would like the Suze Orman book because I have read some of her other books and have found them useful.

  114. Marshal hinrd October 16, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Love to win The difference by Jean chatzky Ive seen on the Today show and yahoo finace give good fairly practical advice.

  115. Kathy October 17, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    The $1000 Challenge stands out for me. I am constantly on the search to find ways how NOT to keep up with the Joneses. Just cut cable TV and discovered Dollar Tree sells bread for $1. I am hungry for more budget cuts!

  116. D. coye October 17, 2015 at 2:43 AM

    Just getting started any of these books would be great. Have followed your site for about 3 years. We read it daily.

    1. J. Money October 21, 2015 at 12:45 PM

      Oh wow – thanks so much! That means a lot!