Free Money, Minimalism, and a Giveaway Extravaganza

by Kristina on April 29, 2011 · 7 comments

Happy Friday DINKS. I hope you all had a great week.  As you may know last week marked our one year anniversary together.  Last year we held two contests where our winners didn’t contact us to claim their prizes.  So today we are going to (once again) give away the two prizes.  The first prize is $25 via Pay Pal, and the second prize is a copy of the personal finance book The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton.

To enter yourself into the contest to win $25 via Pay Pal leave a comment on this post and tell us the best or worst anniversary gift that you ever received or gave to someone.  To enter yourself into the contest to win a copy of the book The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton leave a comment and let us know the most outrageous thing you have ever done for money or with your money.  It may a purchase that you regret, or it may be an awful job that you once had.

It is important to read about the financial success and failures of other people because we can learn a lot about ourselves and our financial mentalities, personalities, and habits. Wherever you are right now whether you are in your office, in your kitchen, or in your bedroom, look around. What do you see? Do you see clutter or clean shelves? When you think about all of your personal possessions are they necessities for daily living or unnecessary impulse purchases?

Here are some other great posts from around the web about minimalists, saving, and being frugal:

  • Yes I am Cheap discusses when minimalism becomes an obsession in her post Go Green: Minimalism, How Low Can You Go.  We all want to live a more frugal life but when is it enough?  How little is too little for basic living?
  • Money Crush takes being a minimalist to the extreme and cuts out spending all together on her No Spend Days.  Peoples spending patterns may be habits not necessity.  We spend money because we have it.  Money Crush discusses the money we can save each day in the post The Value of No Spend Days.  Do you have a No Spend Day or a No Spend Month?
  • Frugal Dad talks about the unnecessary things that we purchase in a world ruled by consumerism and consumption in his post 15 Things Our Grandparents Lived Without.
  • Everyday Minimalist discusses the process of becoming a minimalist and cleaning out your closet in the post How Do You Decide If Something Is Worth Keeping?

Have a great weekend DINKS. We will announce the winner of the $25 via PayPal and a copy of The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton next Friday.

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1 ib April 29, 2011 at 8:51 am

The worst gift I ever got for our anniversary was getting laid-off the same day. My husband and I just really didn’t feel like celebrating after that.

2 ib April 29, 2011 at 8:55 am

The most outrageous thing I’ve done for money would be to test skin moisturizers on my legs. It ended up that I was allergic to something they put in there and I broke out in hives. LOL.

So much for making extra money, I ended up having to buy a whole bunch of antihistamine and had to get steroid shots.

3 B. Myself April 29, 2011 at 10:09 am

Well, the worst anniversary gift that I ever received was my wife throwing up over me. We took a vacation in Disney World and on our anniversary she got one of her migraines and chaos ensued. Not a funny moment at the time, but it is a little funny now. Besides, a couple of days later the world retaliated by having a bird poo on her shoulder. Looking back, that trip was a hilarious disaster. Heck, we still had a fun trip.

4 Amber April 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

We just got married so when I think about anniversary gifts… I can really only think of a single one – a Ticketmaster gift certificate from my mother-in-law. We don’t give each other gifts (preferring to spend the money on a really nice dinner out or a trip).

5 Jesse April 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Can I enter the anniversary giveaway if I don’t have an Anniversary yet? We’re getting married in July :P

For the book entry.. I got OUT OF DEBT when I was just twenty-one – and I’ve been out of debt ever since!

6 Kristina May 8, 2011 at 10:18 am

Jesse, congratulations on the upcoming marriage.

Congratulations B. Myself you are the winner of $25 via Paypal. I hate throwing up…not that anyone likes it. I am the type of person who starts to throw up when I see someone else throw up. I try to avoid it at all costs.

Congratulations ib, you are the winner of a copy of the book The Wealthy Barber. That sounds like an awful experience. Last summer I tried self tanning moisturizers for the first time. I applied the cream before I went to bed and when I woke up in the morning my skin tone was totally uneven and I looked like I had some kind of contageous skin disease.

Thanks to everyone who participated. B Myself and ib please get in touch with us so we can get your details and send you the prizes.

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