Time again to declutter the ol’ bookshelves!, And something tells me you’ll appreciate these gems I found more than my “real life” friends would ;)
If you want any of them, just shout below and you’ll be entered to win! You’ll notice some of them from previous giveaways or features on the blog here…
The “originals” owned by J. Money!!! Haha… Good luck!
Book #1: “Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence”
Distilling the best of the popular ChooseFI podcast, this book pulls from the collective knowledge of those who have decided to build a lifestyle around their passions instead of allowing their finances to dictate their future. These stories demonstrate universal principles, giving you the opportunity to pick the elements that are the most applicable to your financial situation and “choose your own adventure.”
The book covers a wide range of topics that will help you build a strong financial foundation:
- Developing a growth mindset
- Defining your values and aligning them with your spending
- Cutting years from your estimated retirement date
- Questioning the status quo on “required expenses”
- Cutting travel expenses and putting family vacations within your reach
- Learning how to earn more and live with abundance
- Updating the common accepted wisdom on college education and the debt associated with it
- Cutting through the noise on investing to discover strategies that work
- Showing how to implement investment strategies that enable the lifestyle you desire while controlling downside risk
Whether you have mountains of debt now or are recently debt-free and wondering what to do next, Choose FI : Your Blueprint to Financial Independence will give you the information to guide your next move.
More at Amazon: Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence
Book #2: “Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required”
Another FIRE’y book, from tag team Kristy and Bryce of Millennial-Revolution.com – one of the more feistier blogs out there ;)
A bull***t-free guide to growing your wealth, retiring early, and living life on your own terms.
Kristy Shen retired with a million dollars at the age of thirty-one, and she did it without hitting a home run on the stock market, starting the next Snapchat in her garage, or investing in hot real estate.
Learn how to cut down on spending without decreasing your quality of life, build a million-dollar portfolio, fortify your investments to survive bear markets and black-swan events, and use the 4 percent rule and the Yield Shield–so you can quit the rat race forever.
Not everyone can become an entrepreneur or a real estate baron; the rest of us need Shen’s mathematically proven approach to retire decades before sixty-five.
Book #3: “ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income”
Picked this bad boy up from a local thrift and couldn’t pass it by ;) Especially for only 50¢! Though admittedly I bought it more for nostalgia reasons than for learning (Darren and his ProBlogger.net site was pioneering back in the day!), so whoever wins this one will have to let me know how helpful it still is a decade later ;) It is the 2nd edition though! Lol…
Thousands of aspiring bloggers launch new blogs every day, hoping to boost their income. Without solid advice from experts, most will fail. This bestselling guide, now fully revised with new and updated tips and tricks from two of the world’s most successful bloggers, provides the step-by-step information bloggers need to turn their hobby into an income source or a fulltime career.
More at Amazon: ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income
Book(let) #4: United States Defense Savings Bonds Booklet
Lastly, the booklet as seen in our post last month – “You Save More Than Money With United States Savings Bonds!” These were issued by the Treasury Department during World War I and World War II, and were primarily aimed at “common citizens” to help raise money for the war efforts.
Here’s a snippet of how they worked:
“When you fill this album with 50¢ stamps, it will have a total value of $37.50 and it will buy a Defense Savings Bond worth, in 10 years, $50. Your postmaster will give you, or you may secure from the Treasury Department at Washington, details of the Regular Purchase Plan, which has been adopted by many thousands of investors who are buying Savings Bonds each month at other intervals of their choice.”
The bonds came in $25, $100, $500, and $1,000 amounts, and essentially gave people a 2.9% (compounded semiannually) interest rate. But this one can be all yours for the special rate of $0.00 ;)
Want any of these?
Let me know which in the comments below or via email (only *one* per person please), and I’ll randomly select the winners at the end of the weekend.
Thanks for helping me be a good little minimalist!! Give these guys a new loving home for me! :)
UPDATE: Giveaway now over! Thanks for playing, everyone! The winners of the 4 books are…
— Quit Like a Millionaire –> Brandon S.
— Choose FI –> Laurie C.
— Pro Blogger –> Kate V.
— Bond booklet –> Austin K.
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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!