Been patronizing our local Goodwill here a lot lately, and had to snag a few books that were looking a bit lonely and needing a new home ;)
Maybe you can offer a safe and comfortable place for them? Or know of a friend who could cherish them and improve their lives at the same time? They would make great stocking stuffers for someone, if you ask me…
Here are the three books – just shout in the comments or email me if you want any of them!
“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo
From Amazon (as if you didn’t already know what it’s about ;)):
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again.
Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).
With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
“The Automatic Millionaire” by David Bach
One of my favorite finance books, and one of my favorite authors – especially after meeting him after a night of partying once and seeing how gracious he was chatting and laughing with all us drunks ;) In fact, it’s very possible he was drunk too! Haha…
But the book is one of those classics that I’ve been recommending for years… And this one in particular comes with some fun doodles from the prior owner who listed out his goals circa 2004, so you get some nice voyeuring in too! :) I wonder if he ever accomplished them?!
Summary from Amazon:
The Automatic Millionaire starts with the powerful story of an average American
couple–he’s a low-level manager, she’s a beautician–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.
What makes The Automatic Millionaire unique:
- You don’t need a budget
- You don’t need willpower
- You don’t need to make a lot of money
- You don’t need to be that interested in money
- You can set up the plan in an hour
This one little book has the power to secure your financial future. Do it once–the rest is automatic!
“The Four Tendencies” by Gretchen Rubin
Now this one I haven’t read fully, but I have perused it over the years as well as taken her personality quiz which was a fun rabbit hole to go down (I’m an “Upholder” as it turns out, and not the “rebel” I thought I was!)
During her multibook investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question “How do I respond to expectations?” we gain explosive self-knowledge.
She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively…
With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It’s far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.
Want one of these?
Tell us which one, and why, in the comments below or via email and you’ll be automatically entered to win. U.S. only though please as the shipping will already cost more than the spare change I ponied up for these suckers ;)
We’ll let the giveaway go until the end of the weekend, and then randomly pick the winners shortly thereafter…
Good luck!! And happy early Christmas!
UPDATE: Giveaway now over! Congrats to the following winners:
- Magic of Tidying Up: Miss Jacques
- Automatic Millionaire: Rachael
- Four Tendencies: Donna D.
PS: If you’re wondering why there’s a keyboard in all those pics in front of my laptop, it’s because my dang “y” and “t” buttons stopped working which is apparently needed for every other dang word in the English language, haha… Haven’t had the time to check how much it’ll cost to repair (anyone have an idea?!), but in the meantime my wife gave me the good idea of just using an external keyboard and so there we are! Looking like a big dork at the coffee shops daily, haha… but at least it works!
*Links to books above are Amazon affiliate links
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!