Giveaway Grand Finale! *12* Money Books!

by J. Money -

pile of great finance books

It’s the grand finale of our week-long $$$ book giveaway!! AHHH!

Been a lot of work putting all this together, not gonna lie, but man does it feel good knowing they’re all finally going into the world again and helping… And remember you can find most of these books fairly easily at your local library too!! So even if you haven’t won any of them yet, hopefully they’ve given you some good ideas for future reading :)

(And I’ll have to let you know when the real Money Library makes its debut down the line, but for now we’re happy to just be able to test it a bit and see what happens when they go into circulation! It’ll be cool to see how far and wide they travel as they’re all passed forward!)

Before we get to today’s grand finale though, a quick shout to the winner of yesterday’s career & productivity books which we hope pushes her career forward: Lynn Telford! Congrats Lynn!! I’ll be dropping all these books in the mail shortly for everyone!

Now to the main event!!! 12 new $$$ books to give out, separated in three different packages:

  1. Another Pf Classics bundle
  2. An “Adulting” package (aka for those in their 20s and 30s just starting out in their journeys)
  3. And my personal favorite – all the books you need to start collecting coins :)

You can only win one of these today, so check them out and see which one excites you the most!

GO GO GO!

Book Bundle #1: PF Classics Round II!

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Round two of our “classics” giveaways, this time including a plethora of other popular $$$ gurus over the years… Of which you’ll probably love or hate as there seems to be no middle grounds with these guys ;) Still solid content though!

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The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey — “The success stories speak for themselves in this book from money maestro Dave Ramsey. Instead of promising the normal dose of quick fixes, Ramsey offers a bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters, providing not only the how-to but also a grounded and uplifting hope for getting out of debt and achieving total financial health.”

The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton — “In [one] of the biggest-selling financial-planning books ever, David Chilton simplifies the complex puzzles of personal finance and helps you achieve financial independence. With the help of his fictional barber, Roy, and a large dose of humor, Chilton shows you how to take control of your financial future–slowly, steadily, and with sure success. Chilton’s plan (detailed in an entertaining story) is no get-rich-quick scheme, but it does make financial independence possible on nothing more than an average salary.”

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom by Suze Orman — “In nine simple steps, you’ll learn all you need to know to be responsible with and respectful of the money you have and the money you don’t have. Embrace Suze’s groundbreaking philosophy—that you are worth more than your money—and understand the true meaning of wealth so you can live a life without regrets.”

The Automatic Millionaire, by David Bach — “The Automatic Millionaire starts with the powerful story of an average American couple whose joint income never exceeds $55,000 a year, yet who somehow manage to own two homes debt-free, put two kids through college, and retire at 55 with more than $1 million in savings. Through their story you’ll learn the surprising fact that you cannot get rich with a budget! You have to have a plan to pay yourself first that is totally automatic, a plan that will automatically secure your future and pay for your present.”

Book Bundle #2: The Adulting Package 😁

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For all those in their 20s and 30s and starting this beautiful financial journey!! Or anyone else for that matter who needs to go back to the basics with this stuff… No shame in that! Most of these are pretty old, but I did slip a newer one into the mix – can you spot it? ;)

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The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman — “[This] book was written to address the specific financial reality that faces young people today and offers a set of real, not impossible solutions to the problems at hand and the problems ahead. Concisely, pragmatically, and without a whiff of condescension, Suze Orman tells her young, fabulous & broke readers precisely what actions to take and why.”

Get a Financial Life by Beth Kobliner — “For two decades, Beth Kobliner’s bestseller has been the financial bible for people in their twenties and thirties. With her down-to-earth style, she has taught them how to get out of debt, learn to save, and invest for their futures… From tackling taxes to boosting credit scores, Get a Financial Life can show those just starting out how to decrease their debt, avoid common money mistakes, and navigate the world of personal finance in today’s ever-changing landscape.”

You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham — “Experience a life free of financial stress and transform your relationship to money with this indispensable guide—the first book based on You Need A Budget’s proven method that has helped hundreds of thousands of people break the paycheck to paycheck cycle, get out of debt, and live the life they want to live… Jesse Mecham will fundamentally change the way you think about your money and what it can do for you. His proven method—four, simple rules—will transform money management from a paralyzing burden to a powerful tool, putting you in total control of your life:”

Budget Weddings For Dummies by Meg Schneider — “Inside you’ll find tons of tips and advice for planning a budget-friendly celebration while still remaining true to your personality, values, and tastes. You’ll see how to make and keep your wedding budget; select the most economical time to get married; scope out wedding locations that fit the bill; and incorporate everything from economical to green ideas that emphasize style and elegance. Plus, you get tips and pointers for negotiating with vendors and avoiding hidden expenses and add-ons.”

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s by Sarah Young Fisher and Susan Shelly  — “Idiot’s Guides: Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s, explains all the basic information you need to get started in life and plan for your future. You’ll learn how to manage all aspects of your personal finances, as well as enhance your financial plan to yield better returns on your investments.”

Book Bundle #3: Coin Collecting Starter Package!

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Last but not least – the perfect books for anyone interested in starting a coin collecting hobby!! My personal favorite! The first and third books are great for wrapping your head around it all and getting some good background on the hobby, but that middle book – The “Red Book” – is the go-to one that you’ll use a majority of your collecting days. Along with this one that I didn’t have a spare copy of unfortunately – “Grading Coins By Photographs ” – which you can pick up if you find you’re addicted ;) It’s a really fun hobby, and great for getting kids involved with too! You learn so much about history!

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Coin Collecting For Dummies by Neil S. Berman and Ron Guth — “This hands-on guide escorts you through the world’s oldest hobby, helping you decide which type of coins you want to collect, keep your collection in mint condition, buy and sell coins on the Internet, find interesting coin shows to attend, and assemble and diversify a great collection… You’ll learn what coins can teach you about history and geography, develop organizational and observational skills, and learn to use analytical tools, all without event thinking about it. And you’ll learn the basics about ancient coins, U.S. coins, world coins, and the wild-and-wooly stuff that really gets your numismatic juices flowing.”

2018 Official Red Book of United States Coins by R. S. Yeoman and Kenneth Bressett — “The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins is 72 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the book’s grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. How rare are your coins? How much are they worth? The Red Book tells you, covering everything from early colonial copper tokens to hefty Old West silver dollars and dazzling gold coins. You’ll find 32,500 prices for more than 7,600 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles. Articles on investing, grading coins, and detecting counterfeits will make you a savvy collector; and entertaining essays on the history of American coinage, shipwrecks and hoards, and the modern rare-coin market give you an inside look at “the hobby of kings.””

Whitman Insider Guide: Smart Coin Collecting by Q. David Bowers — “In The Whitman Insider Guide to Smart Coin Collecting, you will gain insight on the four steps to building a great collection, coin by coin. You will learn how to avoid counterfeits and other traps hidden in the marketplace. There are chapters on coin storage, cleaning, and more. Reading and absorbing this “little book with big value,” you will begin your journey to joining the ranks of John Jay Pittman, Harry W. Bass, Louis Eliasberg, and other smart collectors-all of whose stories are told inside.”

***Links and bios above are from Amazon, and point to the latest updated books – not necessarily the exact editions being given away today which you can see in the pics. Also – links are affiliate links.***

Want any of these packages? Make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter, and then answer the following question:

Which package do you want, and why? You can only pick one :)

Drop your answers below, and we’ll announce the 3 winners in Monday’s upcoming post to wrap up the whole week. Remember to get your entries in by 5pm EST *TODAY* though for them to count! As well as having a U.S. address so it doesn’t cost more to ship them than they’re worth :)

But above all – remember to PASS THESE FORWARD when you’re done reading them so they continue to help your fellow $$$ lovers!

My Library dream may have been put on pause, but every little bit of sharing helps… And I thank you so very much for continuing to read my blog over the years and sharing all of your tips and experiences with me as well!

We really do have a great community here, and I’m so thankful to be included in it.

<< UPDATE: Giveaway now over! Winners will be announced Monday morning :) >>

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

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1 Daiana June 22, 2018 at 5:58 am

Well, here is my second try at winning these books. Thank you for giving them away! I would without question want the adulting package the reason being two fold. One, I certainly benefit from reminders when I am slipping up and two, I travel to various households (as part of my job) where I find budding teens, full of potential and no direction. In these places I could certainly leave a book or two. Thank you!

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2 Kate June 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

I don’t really need any new books. I’m trying to downsize my bookshelf too! But I’ve enjoyed playing this week! Good questions to think about and I’ve enjoyed everyone’s tips. And now I want to learn how to make Bubble Tea at home too! Thanks Sexy Budget Community! PS: Whomever wins the YNAB book: I promise it will change your financial life!

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3 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 7:33 am

Thanks Kate!! So glad you’ve enjoyed it!! And good job not taking on more books when you don’t need them! :)

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4 Julia Sanchez June 22, 2018 at 6:01 am

I think bundle #1 is great because you can’t go wrong with the classics. These may a solid foundation but offer different perspectives.

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5 Jon Strange June 22, 2018 at 6:03 am

I would love to have bundle 1 because I’m a widow and trying to get myself financially secure. My husband died broke and with no insurance.It has taken me years of working 2 jobs 7 days a week to clear up my credit and try to prepare for retirement some day. I also have a dream of having my own business.
Thank you so much for your website and your sharing of financial knowledge.

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6 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 7:33 am

Oh man, sorry to hear :(

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7 Dee June 22, 2018 at 6:10 am

I would definitely pick the classics i am a Dave Ramsey follower been doing the baby steps since January and I can’t believe how positively my finances Have changed.

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8 Zac June 22, 2018 at 6:20 am

I want/need the Adulting bundle because I’m 20 years old, halfway through undergraduate school with a long-time girlfriend of the same age that I’m going to need to marry soon AND who is going to be going on to two more years of school after undergrad.

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9 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 7:34 am

Exciting adventures ahead for you guys!

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10 Tiffany June 22, 2018 at 6:27 am

I would love Bundle #2 because budgeting is still such a struggle for me. I get ahead, and then fall 3 steps behind. These books will help kick my arse into gear! Plus, I love reading. Thanks for the consideration!

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11 Leah June 22, 2018 at 6:42 am

It’s my last chance to win!! Haha I am most interested in #1 because in my church group, we talk a lot about Dave Ramsey, so I’d love to learn more there. Also, in general, I’d love to learn some of the basics towards financial freedom, etc. Additionally, Im 100% intrigued by the couple who only made $55,000/year and accomplished all of those big goals! Final reason, once Im done with the books, I want to spread the financial love to others struggling! *crosses fingers and kisses lucky collector penny*

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12 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 7:35 am

haha… goood luck!! I love your energy!

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13 Suz June 22, 2018 at 6:52 am

Put me in the running for Bundle #2. Why did I pick this one? I have a 20-something in my house, a new college graduate, who needs to read these books to get started out on the right foot. (For myself I probably would’ve picked Bundle #3 since I am a fellow coin colector! :) )

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14 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 7:35 am

HI COIN COLLECTOR!!!!!!! :)

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15 Suz June 22, 2018 at 9:56 am

I also collect paper money!! (Not just in my accounts, but actual bills too. ;) )

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16 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Even better :)

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17 Cubert June 22, 2018 at 6:54 am

I still love your “I Got Fired” post that pops up in the related posts every once in a while. That dudes face flipping the bird is CLASSIC. Can’t wait til I have the wherewithal to unfurl my flag in a year or so…

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18 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 7:36 am

Haha… I remember that day SO WELL myself! :)

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19 michelle June 22, 2018 at 6:57 am

I think I’d like the 3rd set. I found some coins in my Dad’s stuff after he passed and I’ve been holding on to them. Thanks!

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20 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 7:37 am

Oh, perfect!! You def. need The Red Book there to see what you’ve got on your hands, and especially if you end up wanting to sell them later so you know you’re not getting ripped off :) Let me know if you need any help with them as I help value and liquidate collections for people! Good luck!

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21 Darron Davis June 22, 2018 at 6:58 am

Coin Collecting. Have a bunch of old coins, but never took the time to evaluate their value

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22 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 7:38 am

Awesome!! I have a feeling there won’t be as many takers for that package, so better odds of winning! :)

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23 Angela June 22, 2018 at 7:17 am

I have been a long time follower of your blog and have really enjoyed your unique approach to finances. It certainly makes finances easier and more fun for a 20-something. Ironically, my husband and I only recently started following Dave Ramsey, but are now listening to his podcast everyday. We are working on knocking out through our mortgage early and I think the books in the the PF classics bundle would help provide the inspiration we need to maintain the pace we have set for the mortgage.

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24 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 7:39 am

Rock on!!! He really is good at getting people to take action – I’m so glad you guys have found him :) (and my blog too, for that matter! Haha… thanks for the kind words!)

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25 Sheila Smith June 22, 2018 at 7:22 am

Book Bundle 1. I have been screwing it up lately. The splurges, over limit on the kid’s stuff, more month than money! I need to get back to the basics before I fall too deep into the muck.

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26 LeeAnne June 22, 2018 at 7:25 am

J – what a fun week this has been! Thanks for introducing me to some new books – already started reading one personal finance book from the original bundle 1. To continue on my personal finance journey I would vote for bundle 1 today. Can’t wait to see what other nuggets of knowledge I gain from your future posts. Have a great weekend with fhe family.

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27 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 7:39 am

Thank you!! Glad you’re finding some new ones to peruse!

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28 Mark R. June 22, 2018 at 7:34 am

Classics, since they look informative, and the other two would benefit others more.

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29 Andrew Schwartz June 22, 2018 at 7:42 am

I would take bundle #2, im in my 30’s and have read 2 of the 4 in bundle 1 and bundle 3 would cost me some money i cant afford right now knowing i would get into coin collecting. I als ohave never read suze orman and know that she is suppsoed to be great.so I think #2 is perfect for me

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30 Ashley Bales June 22, 2018 at 7:43 am

Bundle #2 because I have a couple from Bundle #1. Thanks for the opp! :)

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31 Monse June 22, 2018 at 7:44 am

Bundle #2
I am in my 30s and have become so passionate about financial literacy amongst women, particularly young women, I started a bi-weekly working lunch meeting at work where I get 20 women to talk about various aspects of finance planning and strategic spending. I would love to share the bundle with my colleagues since it best represents where we all are in life, some single, engaged and married. We could then share the books at work to maximize learnings!!!

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32 Ben June 22, 2018 at 7:48 am

I’d like to win bundle #1. I’m middle-aged and it’s finally time (or past time) for me to start taking my finances seriously and stop glossing over the important parts of life.

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33 PaulM June 22, 2018 at 7:53 am

For me, it has to be bundle #3 to help me recharge my coin collecting. I have several gold and old US coins that I started collecting years ago. Haven’t paid too much attention lately but I’d love a few more but I need to do some research first Thanks J$!

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34 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 7:58 am

Excellent! You should pick up that Red Book whether you win or not as it’s only like $10 or something on Amazon. You’ll be able to look up all your coins as well as all future ones! :)

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35 Ms. Frugal Asian Finance June 22, 2018 at 7:58 am

The automatic millionaire book sounds awesome! People now have no excuse to not save or invest just because they don’t mark six figures. That’s powerful! It’s truly an ordinary story that changes people’s lives!

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36 Mark S June 22, 2018 at 8:08 am

Bundle 2 please. I have been contemplating teaching an adulting 101 class at the local community college as a side hustle. These would make good reference materials and a give away in class to pay your generous gift of these books forward.

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37 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Excellent idea – I hope you do it!

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38 SL June 22, 2018 at 8:20 am

Hey J!
I would love bundle number two! I have two boys, both in that age range, and both would greatly benefit from these. My elder has a second child on the way and the younger is getting married in about a year. They need all the help they can get to be sure they are working towards a freer future.

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39 Herb Willis June 22, 2018 at 8:21 am

Package #1 would be awesome! Gotta get out of debt! Let’s go!

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40 Yaacov June 22, 2018 at 8:28 am

The first one (pf), please! :)
Maybe I’ll win for being so polite

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41 Lily | The Frugal Gene June 22, 2018 at 8:37 am

No bundles for me I already got very lucky. But a best point about physical books is it’s easier to gift and share. People stumbled upon it cleaning their house one day and *boom* a seed is sewn, they start reading it and following the gospel.

You can’t hurry self discovery but you can artificially encouraged it with physical books and proximity.

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42 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 2:56 pm

YES!!!! VERY TRUE!!!!

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43 Mrfireby2023 June 22, 2018 at 8:40 am

Good Morning Jay,
I’d love to receive book bundle #1. In fact, when I browsed the titles I got excited. These are not only books whose subject matter is very applicable to my journey toward FIRE; but all of the authors I have tremendous respect for. I hardly win anything (from playing Bingo, penny slot machine machines or sweepstakes). Learning that I’m the recipient of bundle #1 would make my day, my week and my year! Make me the Winner!

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44 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 2:56 pm

I’ll put in a good word w/ the Randomizer for you ;)

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45 Lainie June 22, 2018 at 8:46 am

I would love bundle #1. First, because I’m not a spring chick anymore, my 20’s and 30’s are behind me! I’m not too interested in coin collection (sorry, J) I need to get me 44 yo butt in gear and get this money thing handled. Trying to put my kid through college without having him borrow while still trying to pay off my student loans is kind of ironic, especially since I worked in the university financial aid office for years. WTH
thanks for your infinite money wisdom

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46 Sherri June 22, 2018 at 9:02 am

J$, I’d love to win bundle #2 because I’m in my early 30’s and even though I think/hope I already have learned/intuited a lot, I can always use more financial knowledge! Also, I just bought a condo with my love, and we both would like to get our ducks in a row and make sure we are on track financially after such a huge purchase. These books would help a lot. :)

Happy Friday!

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47 Elizabeth T June 22, 2018 at 9:03 am

Hey there, J!
Found you blog earlier this week…. WOW! Thanks for the treasure trove of great info!
I’m interested in Bundle #1, as I already have two of the second bundle. Bundle #3 would be a second choice, as the husband and daughter are amateur collectors. :) And I already have folks in mind who to pass them on to. One being my baby sister, who starts pharmacy school in August. Those loans make ME anxious.
Thanks for the recommendations! Many are now at the top of my to be read list. Have a great weekend!

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48 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm

You found our community at a good time, haha…

We don’t give away stuff every day! :)

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49 Matthew June 22, 2018 at 9:05 am

As a YNAB junkie bundle #2 is for me. Along with having an 18 year old starting college and a 15 year old starting his first summer of work, I hope to get them started off on the right track. Having the books to support what dad has to say will help with credibility… Maybe…

I have really enjoyed your blog. This week has been a blast.

Thanks

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50 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 2:59 pm

So glad you’re having fun this week!!

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51 Olivia June 22, 2018 at 9:13 am

I’m interested in bundle 1. In some of the groups I’m in, a lot of people originally started with DR, and there’s a fair amount of discussion about the baby steps. So I’d love to know what that’s all about. Plus I’d like to be “classically educated” when it comes to PF.

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52 Emily Reeves June 22, 2018 at 9:22 am

Hi J Money! Would love the Classic bundle! Husband and I are in the “weeds” phase of life as I call it. Toddler, early 30’s, both with careers. Life is like you can not take your foot off the accelerator right now. While cutting expenses we are trying to read as many books as possible! Anyway, think this is a great idea!

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53 Steve B June 22, 2018 at 9:34 am

My son graduated from college last month, has started his career, and gets married in September. Bundle 2 would be great for him, and he would get a chance to read them all once I’ve read them.

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54 Winnie June 22, 2018 at 9:36 am

I am all about Bundle #2! I actually have every book in the first bundle already and I’m not much for coin collecting like I was as a kid. I am also a YNAB fan so the adulting bundle is right up my alley (I’m 29). I’d love to win it, I already have an entire circle to pass these books through now that my friends and I are starting to discuss personal finance in earnest!

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55 Almond Eastland June 22, 2018 at 9:42 am

I would like the adulting package because both of my sons are about halfway through college and are in serious relationships (my youngest is engaged). They don’t really listen to my money advice, but hopefully getting it from a third party would be more impactful. My oldest son’s boyfriend has expressed interest in learning to manage his money better, so maybe there’s hope there, too.

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56 Stevo June 22, 2018 at 9:43 am

PF Bundle #1!

I think I’m finally starting to make ground on getting my wife interested in FIRE!! And I think these books would help me seal the deal. I realized that instead of focusing on the stuff I nerd out about most (tracking spending, budgeting, net worth), switching over to talking about early retirement and a life free of our busy and stressful downtown desk jobs is what’s getting her excited ha.

I think being 2 months into her maternity leave isn’t hurting either :p (she’s getting a taste of retired life!)

This has been a fun week of posts!

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57 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 3:01 pm

HAH! Nice!! Keep working on her! :)

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58 Erin June 22, 2018 at 9:45 am

I’d love the Adulting (Bundle #2) package. I signed up for YNAB last week because I need to overhaul my budget.

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59 Janessa June 22, 2018 at 9:48 am

I would love bundle #1. I listen to Dave Ramsey’s podcast a lot while I run so I would love to really dig into the Total Money Makeover. I’m working on getting on a budget and also tracking net worth like you have.

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60 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Cool name!

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61 Amber June 22, 2018 at 9:48 am

I love the #1 bundle. It has a couple of the classics I have read a while ago from the library. I would love to have them in my own collection and share with colleagues at work!

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62 Emily Lane June 22, 2018 at 10:00 am

I need bundle #2 for navigating my 20’s. It’ll help me kick ass, save $$!

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63 Nancy June 22, 2018 at 10:03 am

Bundle #2 please. I work with young military members and this would increase my lending library. I might also rotate them through my house for my recently graduated teen…who knows, maybe hearing good info from someone *other* than mom would click!

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64 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Love that you have a lending library!!

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65 Pam C June 22, 2018 at 10:16 am

Classics for me because I’m no longer a young adult, and I’m trying to declutter so no new collections allowed.

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66 Enriqueta June 22, 2018 at 10:22 am

I’m 59 and looking at retirement in the eye and have no money :(

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67 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 3:04 pm

Well it’s good you’re hanging around $$$ blogs then!! I hope you find some good ways to help speed the wealth up! :)

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68 SMS June 22, 2018 at 10:36 am

I would love # 3! Years ago I made a small start at coin collecting but did not know what I was doing. Now semi-retired and would like to try again. This would be perfect!

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69 Sara June 22, 2018 at 10:36 am

I would like the Adulting bundle to share with my little brother, who has gotten in the habit of “doing the thing” before doing the math. He will soon be doing the dad thing and just came to the realization that kids can be expensive, and he could use all the coaching he can get.

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70 O June 22, 2018 at 10:40 am

Bundle #2! Because I am 23 and the ~adulting~ is being attempted with varying success rates. ;P

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71 Elise June 22, 2018 at 10:50 am

Bundle 1, because I’m not in debt and want some classics!

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72 Maggie June 22, 2018 at 11:09 am

Bundle #2. Although, I could have used “Budget Weddings” 2 months ago…. :P I’ll be sure to pass that one along first, so I don’t have MAJOR regret about all that spending I did.

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73 Alex June 22, 2018 at 11:13 am

I’ve been collecting coins and banknotes for the last 4 years – thanks a lot eBay!
So I would really appreciate the Book Bundle #3: Coin Collecting Starter Package to see exactly how much I’ve overpaid :-)
Thanks.

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74 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 3:07 pm

Haha… don’t worry, we all get click-happy with our purchases ;)

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75 Yanira June 22, 2018 at 11:31 am

Thank you for sharing all this wealth knowledge!
Bundle #1. I am still learning and working on improving my finances and my financial future.

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76 Matt K June 22, 2018 at 11:41 am

Package 2, Adulting! I’m 27 and new to the financial freedom world. A lot of learning has occurred recently and it makes me excited that I am taking steps towards a better future. I am also teaching my friends and family along the way. I haven’t heard of any of these books in this list so I think this package would suit me very well!

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77 Lisa June 22, 2018 at 11:54 am

Not going to lie, was interested in Bundle #3 because it would probably be easier to win, and it’s exciting to win things, right? But try as I might, yeah, not interested in coin collecting whatsoever. Wouldn’t want to take it away from the real nerds. =D

I’d be interested in Bundle #1 because I keep hearing about Dave Ramsay and I’ve never read his book. Usually when I hear a book has a lot of detractors because of the message (and not, say the writing) and then I read the book, I find that the worst critics have not read the book. They are interpreting articles they’ve read written by other people who haven’t read the book. So I wanted to give him a fair shake.

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78 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 3:09 pm

YOU SHOULD HAVE STUCK WITH THE COINS!!! ;)

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79 Poor Law Student June 22, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Here’s to another chance! I would love the ADULTING book set!
I graduate from law school next year with 180k of student loans. I got a full ride but undergrad really killed me.
Neither of my parents had college or student loans, so the books would really educate me and help me stay motivated to beat financial burdens new to my family. Plus if you ever need a lawyer ;)

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80 Katherine June 22, 2018 at 12:18 pm

#3 the coin collectors stuff! I have always been interested in coin collecting but have never really taken the dive to get really into it and think getting to read these books would be a great opportunity to start that hobby!

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81 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 3:10 pm

Yes they would!!! You’d have fun with them! :)

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82 lisa June 22, 2018 at 12:34 pm

I’d have to go with the classic pf books.
Mainly because I’m not young. It would be wishful thinking to be in my (choose a number below 50). Can’t go wrong with a classic anything. Classic cars, classic rock…………

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83 Kelly Sar June 22, 2018 at 12:52 pm

Classif PF books! Because I don’t need a book on weddings.

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84 Bridgette June 22, 2018 at 1:06 pm

I would love to win package #2. I love all the books in the package but the one that caught my attention was The Personal Finance in Your 20’s & 30’s. Although, I’ve passed that age group, I would love to read what I’ve missed in my 20’s & 30’s. This is one collection of books that I would love to pass on to the younger generation because some of them are Young, Fabulous, Broke and need a Financial Life on A Budget.

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85 Trista June 22, 2018 at 1:17 pm

New subbie! I just wanted to say that I’ve enjoyed the share of great reading material here. I’ve added several books to my Amazon cart that are applicable to my situation – a late bloomer in taking care of my own finances, after years of letting my husband handle everything. He passed two years ago and it was an eye opener. I am on a mission to help others like me wake up and take care of their money. Thank you for educating people like myself.

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86 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Oh woww, I’m sorry to hear! But excellent job taking the reigns and diving in!! I’m glad you found some good ones to peruse! :)

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87 Ed June 22, 2018 at 1:23 pm

I would like the adulting package. I’m 28 and engaged, and want to make sure we’re on track for our future life

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88 Liz June 22, 2018 at 1:40 pm

I’m interested in Bundle 1! I’m in my 20s, but I feel like I’m ready for the next level :)

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89 Jewels June 22, 2018 at 1:50 pm

100%, I’ll take group #1! I’ve read 3 out of 4 of those books from the library, but would love to have them in my permanent collection. Every time I read Dave Ramsey, it kicks my butt into gear! Can’t get too tired of hearing him “yell” at me through his books. Also, The Wealthy Barber is such a simple message, but is such an important one for everyone to hear. Also, a creative way to narrate. A great one to pass down to the kiddos!

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90 Ron June 22, 2018 at 1:52 pm

I’d really love the Coin Collecting books! My gramma gave me coins for many years, and I now have some time to go through them…but I don’t know where to start! These would give me some confidence as I look through the many, many coins she gifted me (I’ve had them for 40 years.) BTW, Gramma is still going strong at 98 years old! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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91 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Go Gramma!!! You’re my favorite person of the week! Haha..

Let me know if you ever need help valuing/grading them later… I love this coin stuff! :)

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92 Marcin K June 22, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Hey!
Although the first bundle looks great and informative, I know that for a college student like me learning how to budget and get better financial freedom would be better. Turning 20 next year It would definitely be a better start to my young adult career knowing more about budgeting and my finances so that hopefully i manage my early-life debt better and can get rid of it ASAP!
All in all, as an upcoming young adult, a bundle for young adulting seems pretty fitting to get me on the right track!

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93 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Dannng you’re interested in this stuff at only 19??? You are going to be SO FAR AHEAD later!!!! Most of us take forever to start paying attention to our $$$! :)

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94 Laura June 22, 2018 at 2:13 pm

I’d love bundle #1. I follow DR and SO but haven’t ever splurged on buying their books. Plus I’d love to pass on the learning after I’m done with them; maybe even leaving a dollar bill or two in the books for the next lucky owner. As a single mom I really want to read the other two books as well seeing that it’s harder to build wealth on a single income. I’m always looking for new ways to do something better

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95 brian @ singledadmoney June 22, 2018 at 2:25 pm

LOL – I’d be interested in Bundle #2 – The Adulting Package – I’m not sure I’ve ever learned exactly how to adult!!! Even better, that low-budget marriage book likes like something I may need when I do it again. I did it once and it lasted almost 18 years and I have no problem with the thought of doing it again, PLUS, doing it low-budget is exactly my style (though some women don’t like low-budget). The other books in that bundle will be read, and then given to my 21 year old daughter!!!

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96 Erin S June 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Bundle #2 I would love to read these books and pass them along to some family who are just starting out on their own, getting married, college, etc.
All of these books look great!!

Thanks for the chance to read and learn!

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97 Bert June 22, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Sign me up for the Coin Collecting Books. I used to be pretty active but then family and work took priority. Now that I’m an early retiree I’m looking at getting back into coin collecting and sorting through what I already have.

Thanks for the great Blog, I’m hoping my sons get into it. I keep forwarding them some of your articles.

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98 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Fun!! First thing I’d do is see if there’s a local coin club that meets once a month – by far the best way to surround yourself in the hobby and make new friends at the same time! :)

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99 Malinda June 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

I would love the adulting package!! I’m 25 and in need of a lot of guidance. I love learning about personal finance and budgeting but get overwhelmed by all the information out there it’s be great to really focus in on my solid starting blocks

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100 Chris Gagnon June 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The coin books would be great! My Great grandmother left me a whole bunch of coins and stamps 20 years ago when she passed.
Have never got through them all, and have very little knowledge about them.
This would be a good way to start! Cheers :)

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101 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Yes it would be!!!

I’m excited for you!

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102 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 5:07 pm

***UPDATE: Giveaway now over! Winners will be announced Monday morning! :)

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103 heidi June 22, 2018 at 7:59 pm

I would chose #1 cause it seems the most relevant for me, but I have to say that the Suze Orman Young Fabulous and Broke book really changed my life when I read it about 14 years ago. It put me on the road to being financially responsible! Great book.

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104 Jodi Renaud June 22, 2018 at 8:15 pm

Even though I am young , fabulous and somewhat broke (i would love that book) I think I would benefit most from bundle number one. -the classics. To do all of that debt free and on only $25,000 each for a yearly salary? I need that kind of advice. Also there is a suze orman book thrown in for good measure so how can you go wrong?

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105 D'etta Aki June 22, 2018 at 8:45 pm

Bundle # 2 please. My 19 year old grandson, his girlfriend, and their (surprise!) 7 month old daughter are starting out with help from family. He has already enrolled at the local university (withdrawing from Embrey-Riddle with a significant scholarship was his choice), is working fulltime and learning to be a Dad! He and his girlfriend were thrown into “adulting” before either anticipated, but are making good decisions, The finance for young folks books would help them see things from a perspective other than “geezer” grandparents, although they have been asking appropriate money questions and seem to be taking solicited (!) advice to heart. Thanks for your consideration…Grandma/GG

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106 Financial June 22, 2018 at 9:12 pm

Bundle 3!!! I have been saving change for AGES and would love to be able to go through my mountains with the education to know if I should just put the coin in the rolls and deposit it at the bank, or keep saving it because it’s worth more than face value.
I have two kids who will sort with me and get a good education at knowing the value of your assets.

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107 Jennifer June 23, 2018 at 11:02 am

You talk money and collect it too? I started my coin collection long ago and glued them to poster board to display as art on my wall. I have grown from a single 36″ x 28″ sized frame to multiple frames and continue to collect. I even spent a coupe paychecks to own a piece of the Saddle Ridge Hoard, that is safely tucked away and not glued to anything. It might be my retirement plan.

Thanks for the education into the money spectrum. I can’t wait to dig through cointhrill.com

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108 J. Money June 25, 2018 at 7:41 am

Ooooh Saddle Ridge – very cool!! I considered picking up something from it too but couldn’t pull the trigger :) Nice to meet a fellow collector, thx for stopping by!

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109 ClaireElaine June 25, 2018 at 3:29 pm

We would want Book Bundle #2: the Adulting package.

My fiancé and I are in our early thirties, and we already own two of Book Bundle #1. :-) We are engaged and looking to be married this year, and we really like the title “Get a Financial Life”. It just sounds sassy and fun to read. We haven’t read a Suze Orman book yet, though we’ve been looking at her “The Money Class” book. We read financial books together while we’re driving. That’s how we did “Total Money Makeover” and “Automatic Millionaire”. The descriptions on Amazon make it sound like these would be great for reading while driving.

Edit: He says I need to clarify: he drives, and I read out loud — he doesn’t read and drive at the same time, though now he thinks he has a good idea of how I get through so many books each year. LOL

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110 J. Money June 25, 2018 at 5:08 pm

Hah – love it!

This giveaway has since edited, but don’t let it stop you from finding them at the library!

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