Hey guys! We’ve got an EXCELLENT book to talk about and give away today. And one I’ve actually read from cover to cover! Granted it’s a kid’s book (and I got it for free) but still – a book’s a book ;) And a financial one at that.
It’s called Three Cups by Mark St. Germain, and I thought it was fitting since we’ve been talking about kids & money for a bit now on this site. Although to be totally honest some adults could learn a lot from it too! I know I can when it came to the charity part of the story, my word.
About “Three Cups”
I was gonna sum it up myself, but Tony’s version was much better considering it’s HIS real-life story behind the book ;) Here’s what he has to say about it (via 3cupsbook.com):
“As new parents, my wife and I wanted to find a way to teach our children about money, so we agreed on using a weekly allowance to accomplish this. We thought it equally important to teach our children good values as related to money (saving, spending and charity) to help them develop positive habits early on that would last them the rest of their lives.
This was when we came up with the idea of using three cups. We’ve tried to teach our children that it is not how much money you have that is important, it’s how you use it. The three cups we have given them have led us on many wonderful adventures together and have brought our family a lot of joy. We hope you will experience the same joy, excitement and success using three cups with your children… and will share the Three Cups story with others.”
Want your own copy?
Drop us a comment telling us WHO you’d want to give it to, and WHY. We’ll pick the two winners this Friday night – July 2nd – at 10pm EST, and we’ll be using Random.org. And if you don’t win one, don’t worry! It’s less than $10 bucks online :)
*GIVEAWAY NOW OVER: The two lucky winners are: Kim and David H.. Congrats! I’ll be hitting you up via email shortly to get your mailing info. Stay tuned everyone else for some more books to come!
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