Getting Financially Naked is Good for You :)

by J. Money -

Get Financially NakedAnd by “financially naked” we mean “financially honest.” After all, if you can’t be straight with your significant other, who can you be straight with?

So in honor of Valentine’s day, we’ll be giving away TWO copies of the new hit book – “Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey” by Manisha Thakor & Sharon Kedar.

The winners won’t get them until *after* V-Day (cuz a certain someone was slackin’ on his game) but you’ll still enjoy it just the same! Plus I don’t think finances will be on your mind then anyways ;)

Here’s what Amazon has to say about it:

“This inspiring, action-oriented guide helps young women in committed relationships understand and manage their money matters. Complete with charts, graphs, case studies, and tip-based advice, this succinct, straightforward guide speaks to worried women in the same way that made On My Own Two Feet a mega-success.”

What do you think? Want to win it? I know it says it’s geared towards women out there, but having read some of it myself I can honestly say it’s still a pretty good read for men. Especially men who want to understand women more, and/or suck at communication ;) Maybe you both could read it together?

Here’s what to do to win:

  • Leave a comment with what you and the mr/mrs will be doing this Valentine’s weekend.
  • Leave contact info (email, blog, twitter)

Do it by midnight on Saturday, Feb. 13th, and you’ll be entered to win one of TWO free copies! I’ll use to select the winners, and I’ll announce ’em back on this post by Monday. Good luck everyone! It’s gonna be a great weekend, that’s for sure ;)

*Open to only those with U.S. mailing addresses (sorry)
** But you can always grab the book on Amazon
*GIVEAWAY OVER* The 2 lucky winners are…..Investing Newbie and Mrs. Money! Congrats ladies :) Stay tuned for more giveaways coming up soon.

Jay loves talking about money, experimenting, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his two beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at Thanks for reading the blog!

{ 63 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Massey February 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm
2 Dwell in possibility February 11, 2010 at 2:36 pm

We'll be planning for our garden and compost pile, finishing our bathroom remodel, and taking out the recycling – the joys of homeownership!

rhonda_mae at hotmail dot com


3 [email protected] February 11, 2010 at 2:48 pm

We're having a candle-lit dinner for 5(us and 3 kids). Tonight we're going out for dinner. That was supposed to be a couples massage class, but was canceled. Yesterday was flowers. I've moved past Valentine's Day this year. I'm doing Valentine's Month. Something nice for my wife, every single day.


4 Kari February 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm

The BF and I are going to see Valentine's Day and then probably out to dinner. I'm a sucker for those kind of movies.

Next week, we're going on a cruise to the Caribbean which is a combo of Xmas, Hanukkah, anniversary, and Valentine's Day. I can't wait to get out of the DC snow.

karilou85 at gmail dot com


5 HighClassLowIncome February 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Well let's see, I don't have a Mr so in that case nothing! HAHA, I may hang out with some other single ladies instead :) @hiclassloincome


6 Renchix February 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm
7 Jeff & Beckey's Budgeting February 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm
8 Jeff & Beckey's Budgeting February 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm
9 Jeff & Beckey's Budgeting February 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm
10 Ernest February 11, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Going out to dinner and maybe some dancing (depending on whether the roads will be cleared out from this week's snowstorms).

Twitter: Ernest_S


11 Danielle February 11, 2010 at 3:40 pm

We are recreating our first date at home. Watching The Departed, holding hands and snuggling during the movies (although cats will probably be involved this time). Then make dinner. Maybe I will even cook this time.

Twitter: thefrugallawyer
email: dsliss [at] gmail [dot] com


12 Jenna February 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm

My fiancee and I are forgoing gifts this year and we're working our way out of debt. So just quality time together this year! :)

jennapeck08 at gmail dot com


13 beskeie February 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Me and the Mr are going to a Mariah Carey concert. Tix were a wedding gift… Weird huh? Twitter Beskeie


14 Anonymous February 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Well I am newly divorced. However, this weekend is my 35th birthday! So I'll be celebrating with by best friend who loves me better than a husband ever could :) While married I attended Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace class and started the baby steps. I'd like this book to be able to continue excellent money habits and conversations in my next relationship. That and I"m just a financial book junkie :)




15 Red February 11, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Oohhh! Sounds like an interesting read!

D and I decided to go low-key for Valentine's Day because we don't want the clutter that gifts bring to the apartment (last year it was balloons and a giant stuffed frog), and we don't want to spend a lot of money. So we're going to order Chinese takeout, curl up on the couch and enjoy some TV together. :) We're also going to see a concert in Atlanta the day before Valentine's Day – it was my xmas gift to him – so we'll have enough fun on Saturday to carry us through to Sunday.


16 Investing Newbie February 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm

We're going on a "Wine Tour" in 'Strong Island." Three wine estates, unlimited wine and cheese, a dinner and we each get to make a bottle of wine! It's gonna be a shnazzy affair.


17 Chuck February 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Duck, wine and linzer cookies. Never made the duck or the cookies so it could be an interesting V-day to say the least. Also, El has the day off on Monday and I do not. Tell me that teacher's do not have the best job.


18 Anonymous February 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm
19 Jane February 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I borrowed a friend's fondue pot to make fondue.


20 Niki February 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm

We will be having a picnik, taking a partner yoga class, and taking our pup to her training class! And possibly a movie, but not sure yet!

nikitoes02 [at] gmail [dot] com

plus you can find me on facebook since we are friends!


21 Trina February 11, 2010 at 4:48 pm

We have a great FREE* activity that we do every Valentines Day (*free if you already have a video camera). We make a video…no, not that kind of video;) Basically it is a taped conversation. We talk about the previous year, highs and lows, where we are and were we want to be life wise, kid wise, career wise, higher ed wise, vacations, etc. It is really fun. Takes about 30 minutes and we think they will be fun to watch when we are old and gray and fun for our kids to see how we were in our 'younger' years. This will be our 6th year doing this.
Also we traded nights with a some friends and they are watching our kids on Friday and we'll watch their son on Saturday so we can go out. Another budget friendly idea-sitters get expensive!
Thanks for the giveaway J.


22 vilkri February 11, 2010 at 5:20 pm

We will have lunch with two other couples, one of whom invited us to their house.


23 one frugal lady February 11, 2010 at 6:16 pm
24 Angie February 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm

We'll be hanging out with the kids – nothing much. We did our big romance last weekend (our anniversary). My hubby is so good to me everyday that I don't really need a special day set aside for him to show me.

mrsaharper at


25 Anonymous February 11, 2010 at 6:48 pm

We'll be cooking just the two of us Saturday night, and going to brunch with my parents on Valentine's Day. :)

Twitter: minneswiss


26 Pinky February 11, 2010 at 7:08 pm

It is Chinese new year on Valentine day. Hubby and I decided to spend the day with family instead of just the two of us. We are going to visit family and relatives in New York.

email: chungsli @ gmail dot come


27 CT February 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm
28 Anonymous February 11, 2010 at 7:44 pm
29 Slacker February 11, 2010 at 7:49 pm

We're doing a nice, low key romantic dinner in, rather than spending too much $$ on going out to dinner!


30 aaaaa February 11, 2010 at 8:24 pm

She always jokes that her ideal date is Beer, Chicken and UFC. I got a Best Of UFC DVD being delivered with a bucket of chicken to her place. It should arrive right around the time she gets mad at me for completely filling her fridge with her favourite beer. Sounds like I'm dating a guy :P She'll never expect to get her "dream date"

@pimpbob on twitter


31 Kara February 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm

My husband and I are laying low and catching up on season three of Big Love! :)
Happy Valentine's Day!


32 Sean February 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Consider the wife and I both just picked up our son's nasty head cold, we'll probably be spending Valentines Day in a cough medicine coma. But at least we'll be spending it together! :)


33 lunettes February 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm

We're having a quiet dinner at home Saturday night (risotto, Irish creme chocolate tart and flank steak) and laying low since the Valentine's scene is so crazy here! I've been begging for some pajama jeans but I don't think it's going to happen. :-)

Not by Chamomile Alone


34 Claudia February 11, 2010 at 9:45 pm

My husband will cook a nice steak dinner with some chocolate dessert, and we'll enjoy our typical low-key Valentines Day. :o)


35 Monevator February 11, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Alas I recently split up with my girlfriend. I'll be lying in bed alone, wondering where it all went wrong, and eating chocolates while listening to a voicemail she left my in 2006.

(I'm kidding. Well, we split up but I'm okay about it. I'm just trying to garner some sympathy. I'll be doing none of those things on the 14th. In fact, I'll be visiting my parents and making them dinner!)


36 Arachne February 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm
37 Money Honey SF February 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm

OoooOO I really want a free copy of this book. Ok this is what DH and I will be doing for this Valentine's Day.

City Center opened back in December 2009 so we decided to fly to Las Vegas to catch all the excitment of this new place. We'll be staying at the Aria hotel casino which is own by MGM. Later that night, we plan to dine at the Bellagio buffet and catch the cirque du soleil O show. It's just a short 2.5 day trip. But since it's a long holiday weekend and of course paydays, it was too good of timing to pass up for this year.

Here's my blog :)


38 JSisk February 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm

We will be spending an evening at home, celebrating our new engagement! @JenniferSisk on twitter


39 J. Money February 11, 2010 at 11:19 pm

So much variety! Keep 'em coming!


40 Kelli February 11, 2010 at 11:42 pm

The hubby and I don't usually go out to dinner on Valentine's Day anymore since many restaurants are super-busy on that night. So we'll probably order in a pizza, hang out watching movies with our dog, and play board games. I will, however, have already purchased a few very good quality chocolates (I have an insane sweet tooth, so I must celebrate with at least a little candy!). We like to keep it pretty casual, laid-back, and affordable.


41 Mrs. Money February 12, 2010 at 1:02 am

My hubby is working so I am spending the day alone! I need a date. ;)


42 Dual Income No Kids February 12, 2010 at 4:00 am

Yo J,

We wanna get naked. Send it along baby!


43 Brad February 12, 2010 at 4:07 am

This looks like a good book my friend! I hope I win it!

We are going to do Valentines Day Frugal style. I will probably cook my wife's favorite dinner. BIG FAT JUICY steak cooked just right, with home made mashed taters, and steamed broccoli. Then if we can manage to send the kids to Nana's house, we may go check out a movie, but as much as we both hate spending the money to go to the theater, we may end up just coming home and curling up with a cheap bag of popcorn and watching whatever movie my wife wants.

I'm saving the big bucks for her birthday which is March. (It will be the first time we have bought each other gifts for birthdays in two years.) Now that we are debt free it's time to splurge a little, then get back on track.

The truth is that we have never been big spenders on Valentines day. (we feel Christmas, birthdays, and anniversaries are enough to make us spend money) I kind of hate holidays J. :D

Not the holidays themselves, but what they have come to represent. Damn I just wrote a book. Have a great weekend J.

P.S. Your DEBT FREE NEWS questionnaire will be going live tomorrow. :)


44 Anonymous February 12, 2010 at 5:16 am

My husband is in the Air Force, so I'm alone on Valentine's Day. But my girlfriends and I are going out to dinner. One of my girlfriend's has her boyfriend in the Army and the other is single, so they are my dates for Valentine's. We're dressing up and going to a nice Italian restaurant. I'm going to buy red lipstick just for the ocassion and I'm excited! =)

[email protected]


45 Sandi February 12, 2010 at 5:55 am
46 Kimberly February 12, 2010 at 11:31 am
47 Lisa February 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Going out to a favorite restaurant and just spending some time together :)

lisaread87 [at] gmail [dot] com


48 Krystal February 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm
49 Dan February 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm

We will be baking Valentine's Day cookies together. Simple, staying at home and, most importantly, minimizing our financial expenditures.

Contact me @polleydan on Twitter.


50 Lisatella February 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm

We're taking a weekend holiday in New York City. We're using free bus tickets on the way up, staying with a friend for part of the weekend, and then spending a night in a swanky hotel thanks to a great online deal. Everything in moderation! Hoping it's not too slushy up there.



51 Becky CC February 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm
52 memyselfandmoney February 12, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Cooking dinner together for an indoor picnic.



53 Jesse February 12, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I'm pretty excited about the weekend cos my sis-in-law has volunteered to take our kids Friday night. We haven't had a break like this in 4 years :) I don't even care what we do, it will be nice to be able to relax


54 Archeyes February 12, 2010 at 5:50 pm
55 Abigail February 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Well, usually we do a nice dinner out, by which I mean a $30-40 affair because I'm cheap and just don't buy into Valentine's Day much. But this year, things are extra tight: Tim's flying up to a wedding and will need a rental car. So my mom sent us a $30 Amex GC she got as a rebate. We're going to use it to get a bite out.

What uber-romantic place? TGIFriday's. Seriously. Tim never gets to go, and they're having some specials. Plus we won't have to worry about getting a reservation at this late date.

Am I romantic or WHAT? (Sadly, Tim's actually excited about it. We're just kooky, I guess.)

[email protected]


56 Debra February 13, 2010 at 1:26 am
57 Anonymous February 13, 2010 at 1:49 am
58 The Domestic Princess February 13, 2010 at 3:11 am

We're going out to dinner with my parents.


59 Laura February 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Yay! Made it in the contest in time :-) My brother and gf are in town so my guy and I are making it a double date to a churrascaria :-D

3monthsforward (at) gmail (dot) com


60 Anonymous February 13, 2010 at 7:25 pm
61 mrs oh February 14, 2010 at 3:12 am

making dinner at home! :)


62 B2W February 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Well, I may be late to the game but I sure would like to give a copy of this book to my girlfriend who loves to shop till my wallet drops. :)


63 J. Money February 15, 2010 at 1:41 am

*GIVEAWAY OVER* The 2 lucky winners are…..Investing Newbie and Mrs. Money! Congrats ladies :)

And thanks for participating everyone! Got a lot more giveaways in the hopper so stay tuned. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)


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