Book Giveaway: “Enjoy Your Money! How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It”

by Team Dinks on June 15, 2010 · 18 comments

Enjoy Your Money! BookHey guys, got another great book to give away this week!  This one’s a bit more fun and down to Earth, and we’ve got TWO copies to give out this time.

Here’s a snapshot on the book written by educator J. Steve Miller:

Enjoy Your Money! How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It (The Adventures of the Counterculture Club)

The story line: four diverse high school seniors meet in “In School Suspension” (think: The Breakfast Club) and discover they have one thing in common – their parents are hopeless at personal finance and they desperately want to do better. So they start meeting each week with an eccentric teacher for wide-open discussions of successful money management.

The book also teaches through real stories: Like how billionaire Warren Buffett accumulated $47,000 (in today’s money, accounting for inflation) by the time he graduated from high school, doing jobs that anybody could do, like finding and selling golf balls, caddying and doing paper routes. Or how Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain and Led Zeppelin’s manager LOST tons of money.

And here’s a quote by Dr. Dwight “Ike” Reighard, former Executive Vice President, HomeBanc:

“Had I read this book in my 20’s, I’d be financially independent today. It’s a remarkable blend of fabulous research with clear and lively writing. You’d pay an expert quite a sum for this caliber of counsel. That’s why I say that the best investment you make this year just might be this book. Your second best investment will be the copies you buy for your children.”

Want a copy? Share with us a side job you once had to bring in some extra money, and you’ll be entered to win. We’ll the winners this Sunday night (June 20th) at 10pm EST. Good luck!

More info on Amazon: Enjoy Your Money!: How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa June 15, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I used to take neighbors to the airport…for less money than a taxi would cost, but more than just my gas and time.

2 James T June 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm

I use to go shopping for busy working individuals who didn’t have the time or desire.

3 Amy June 15, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I worked at a calendar kiosk during the Christmas season.

4 Jacque June 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

My mom was self-employed and received a shipment of merchandise every week. She would pay me to unpack it and sort it all by item number.

5 Nick June 16, 2010 at 10:59 am

I fix computers occasionally.

6 thalia June 16, 2010 at 11:30 am

I sold handmade buttons to my future employer! Brought in some money at the time, and landed me a job later!

7 KT June 16, 2010 at 11:57 am

I referee youth soccer games and umpire little league baseball games for some extra cash to put towards my goals

8 Jen June 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I used to demonstrate fancy vacuums.

9 peggy June 16, 2010 at 8:01 pm

I help sample and review products for a consumer products company.

10 Mark June 17, 2010 at 12:59 am

I would enroll as a subject in psychology experiments all through college.

11 Archeyes June 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Web Master for local neighborhood councils who were on a tight budget and needed affordable outreach and activism.

12 Barb June 18, 2010 at 8:13 am

This is still my part time job for extra cash. One of my passions is rock climbing. I teach little kids how to climb twice a week for extra money.

13 Beth June 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

I’ve done a whole variety of side-jobs from babysitting, to tutoring, to selling on Etsy.

14 AprilFire June 18, 2010 at 11:40 am

In high school, a friend and I had a lawn care service that we started. We’d mow lawns and remove debris for the seniors and young families around our neighborhood.

Just recently, I’ve become a Tupperware consultant to fill my time and bring in a little extra cash.

15 Anne June 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm

As a kid, I watched people’s pets while they were on vacation (my first job was watching 2 full grown dalmatians for 2 weeks when I was only 9 years old!). Through my preteens and young teens I had my own pet washing business.

As I got older I started doing freelance photography and web design. Now I mainly stick with the photography.

16 Jay June 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Wow, you guys are creative!

I think the most fun I had at a side gig was washing out wrecked cars one summer. My friend had this business where they’d spend 20 mins on a car washing it and getting rid of the junk inside as best as possible before they took it to auction. Turns out they could bring in a good 20-30% per car if it was shinier! Even if it was all jacked up and un-drivable…. we got great tans too ;)

17 Jay June 21, 2010 at 1:14 am


Congrats to Nick and thalia! You each one a copy of the book :) I’ll email you both for your addresses so we can ship ’em out to you. We’ll do another giveaway soon guys, thanks for participating!

18 J. Steve Miller June 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Thanks to everyone who participated! It was also fun to hear about all these side jobs. Before he started doing newspaper routes, among other odd jobs, young Warren Buffett used to find golf balls and resell them.

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