It’s Friday…And Time for a Book Giveaway!

by Kristina Tahnyak on January 7, 2011 · 15 comments

The Wealthy Barber: The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial PlanningHappy First Friday of the New Year DINKS!

As I cruise around the web, I notice that many bloggers like to recommend their favourite books about Personal Finance.

I love to read, not necessarily about Personal Finance because I am surrounded by it all day; but nevertheless, I love to read.  I haven’t jumped onto the E Book bandwagon yet because I like to read with a book in my hands anywhere that I go; that doesn’t always include having a computer in my hands.  I hope that you are like me and like to read books.

We are starting off the New Year right… with a personal financial book giveaway.  1 Lucky reader will win a copy of The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton.   The Wealthy Barber is The Common Sense Guide to Financial Planning, and we are giving away a free copy.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell us your financial goals for 2011.  That’s it; it’s as simple as that.

Here are some more Personal Finance Book Recommendations from around the web:

50 Plus Finance recommends his favourite personal finance books on his book shelf.    The two book recommendations that stood out for me were Morningstar’s 30 Minute Money Solutions: A Step by Step Guide to Managing Your Finances by Christine Benz and The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.  Both of these books discuss restructuring our financial lives from A to Z.  They aren’t get rich quick scams, because we all know that our financial lives will not change overnight, it will take time.  However, it doesn’t have to take forever.

Young and Thrifty recommends The intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.  Young and Thrifty describes this book as the best investment book ever written, and says it’s a must read for every investor before they start investing.

Budgets Are Sexy recommends Generation Earn: The Young Professional’s Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back by Kimberly Palmer.  I love this book recommendation because it is so important that we as DINKS use some of our disposable income to Give Back. We can have money, but we don’t have to be greedy.  If you are looking for a great cause in 2011, check out Love Drop.  J. Money from Budgets Are Sexy is a co-founder.

Don’t forget to  post your comments and let us know your financial goal for 2011.

You could win a copy of The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenn January 7, 2011 at 9:13 am

My financial goal for 2011 is to set up college funds for our two little nieces! Would love to be considered for the book!

2 lunettes January 7, 2011 at 9:26 am

Our goal is to save up for a down payment for a house as well as saving up for all those extra expenses that come with buying a house (floors, etc.)! Then we’ll be working on paying down the mortgage ASAP.

3 EM January 7, 2011 at 10:13 am

I was laid off right before Thanksgiving, and was lucky enough to find a contracting job very quickly. This job is temporary and in a new town (ie., not where my husband is still working), and was a pay cut. Before the lay-off, we had an automated savings level that were were comfortable with, and plans for using that money to replace our aging cars in the immediate future, and eventually to have a down payment for a house.

For the last two months, we’re had to dip into that money rather than add to it. The goal for this year is to stablize and return to saving.

4 ib January 7, 2011 at 11:03 am

My goal for this year is to get our emergency fund totally funded.

5 Josh January 7, 2011 at 11:14 am

My goal for 2011 is to fully fund my 401k ($16,500) and also fully fund a Roth IRA ($5,000)

Keep up the good blogging!

6 Migdalia January 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm

1. Save 84000 MXN as a third of a three year plan to save for a big down payment for a nice apartment that I would like to own.
2. Make enough “side” income until reach the point that I can quit my job and,
3. Take a nice trip with an initial fund of 60000 MXN in cash at least.

7 Marci J January 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I’d love to graduate from college with no debt

8 Brandi January 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Save $30K, Give away at least $100/month to charity, and take a fantastic vacation in the fall

Follow smart financial blogs like yours!

9 GrowRichSimply January 7, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Run at least one mile every single day. It will help my physical health which will in turn increase my financial health in the long run.

10 Donna January 7, 2011 at 9:48 pm

1. Fully fund our emergency stash.
2. Pay off our HELOC
3. Live on one paycheck
4. Go to more yard sales
5. Read more books on finance and green, frugal living.

11 John @ The Best Money Blog January 7, 2011 at 10:43 pm

1. Save enough to quit my job and have enough money to feel safe, or get over my fear of not feeling safe.
2. Grow my online businesses income by 1000%. (I started them in the last 1/3 of the year, so it’s not as much as one might think)
3. Stay a DINK fan! This is good for my finances :)

12 Wealthy Immigrant January 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! My 2011 goals include
1) Fully funding my retirement accounts, and
2) Taking a vacation.

13 Bret @ Hope to Prosper January 10, 2011 at 12:58 am

I love The Wealthy Barber and it’s one of the books I recommend on my blog. I think it’s interesting that it’s written by a Canadian, David Chilton, but the character in the story, the wealthy barber, is an American. At any rate, it’s a great book.

I’m not participating in the giveaway, since I already own this book.

14 csdx January 11, 2011 at 11:26 am

My goals for this year are to save up enough to do some renovations on the house that we’ve been wanting to do (new windows and update the bathroom), hopefully without even having to dip into our current savings.

15 youngandthrifty January 17, 2011 at 2:56 am

I was just cruising along your site and realized that you mentioned me! Weird that I didn’t get the ping back.. thank you so much for the mention!

I love the Wealthy Barber too, that is definitely my favourite personal finance book- the main one that got me super interested in personal finance in the first place.

I would say Intelligent Investor is my favourite investing book.

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