Enjoy your Money! Book Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 12, 2010

UPDATED: This giveaway is now closed.

Winner is #86 – Samantha R. Congrats!!!

If you are looking for a fabulous gift to give a friend or loved one who is graduating this year, might I suggest this one: Enjoy Your Money! How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It by Steve Miller.

Indeed, a great gift for grads!

Since my Steve is the personal finance expert in our family, he asked if he could read this book and let you know his thoughts.

Enjoy Your Money! is a fantastic financial instructional book. The book captured my attention from cover to cover. I really enjoyed Miller’s clever imagination to draw a parallel from the movie The Breakfast Club. The book takes you on a teaching journey with this group of students who call themselves the Counterculture Club. The one thing they have in common is that their parents were lousy with money. The students learn how to not make the same mistakes their parents made with money. They walk through the steps of making money, saving it, learning the basic principles of investing, and the importance of giving. The book offers many different financial lessons, that come from the heart of a teacher. This is a book I will use with my boys as they grow up!

If you’d like to enter to win a copy of this great personal finance book geared towards today’s teens and young adults, then follow the rules below. I’ve got 1 book to giveaway!

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Thursday, May 13th at 10 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment sharing one “financial truth or principle” you want to teach your children (or those close to you, if you don’t have kids.)

3. Entry #2: Follow me on Twitter and leave a SEPARATE comment. If you don’t tweet, it’s TONZ of fun and you should join in!

4. Entry #3: Become a Facebook Fan, or subscribe by email or in an RSS reader! Be sure to leave another comment for your third entry. :)

5. Winner will be selected by Random.org.

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure: I did receive a review copy of the book being given away.

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jenny martin May 12, 2010 at 9:19 am

follow u on twitter
jennymartin116

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jenny martin May 12, 2010 at 9:19 am

i subscribe, and am a fb fan

jennymorrillmartin

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Jessica May 12, 2010 at 9:31 am

I want to teach my kids NOT to rely on credit cards!

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Jessica May 12, 2010 at 9:32 am

I am following on Twitter.

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Jessica May 12, 2010 at 9:33 am

I subscribe in google reader.

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janis May 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

I want to teach my kids that if you don’t have the money to buy something then you don’t need it. Credit cards are evil!

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janis May 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

I am a facebook fan!

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janis May 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

I follow you on twitter

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Mary Louise May 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

As a 4-H educator I think more youth need this information.

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Laura Pilker May 12, 2010 at 9:49 am

I will teach my kids to only buy things you have the cash to cover.

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Laura Pilker May 12, 2010 at 9:50 am

and i follow you on RSS

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Laura D May 12, 2010 at 9:56 am

I want to teach my kids that everything we have is a gift from God and we should use our money to honor Him. (Whether that be by using coupons, getting deals or simply not purchasing things we really don’t need.)

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Laura D May 12, 2010 at 9:56 am

I subscribe through google reader.

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Starving Student Survivor May 12, 2010 at 10:03 am

I follow on Twitter. @opo16

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Mary Kay May 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

I am a Facebook friend!

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Mrs. Z May 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

I want to teach my future children to not spend more money than you have. Credit cards are not free money. Fortunately, my parents taught me this from a young age, so I haven’t had a problem like this, but I know plenty of people who have.

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Mrs. Z May 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

I follow you on Google Reader!

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Amanda May 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

I want to teach my children (when I have them, don’t have any yet) how to be frugal, how to budget and spend wisely, how to use coupons and to not get into debt or overspend.

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Amanda May 12, 2010 at 10:40 am

I’m a fan on Facebook, I’d love to read this and win this book!

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Samantha R May 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

I want to teach my kids the value of saving. It is better to wait til you have the money in your pocket to buy something. In turn, this will hopefully teach them how to work and earn their own money.

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Samantha R May 12, 2010 at 11:10 am

I subscribe in google reader

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Trish May 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

I love this, it falls right in line with my values and ideas about money!

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Trish May 12, 2010 at 11:32 am

I follow you on twitter, as well

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Trish May 12, 2010 at 11:33 am

I also get your blogs in my Google Reader

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Valerie Barber May 12, 2010 at 11:46 am

I would like to teach my boys about investing early and the power of compound interest — starting with $50 per month at age 18.
Thanks for pointing out this book. I’ll definitely check it out.
Val

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Debra May 12, 2010 at 11:53 am

We pay cash for everything except our mortgage & instruct our kids to do the same…if the don’t have the $ saved up…then they will just have to wait. I also like to instruct them on balancing their money between saving for short term goal, long term goal, spending money, and tithe.

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Diana May 12, 2010 at 11:56 am

I will teach my children about delayed gratification, you don’t need everything now, you can often save money if you wait. That and teach them about stockpiling (food, etc). They don’t seem to go together but I have saved money through both of these ways!

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Diana May 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

I subscribe through google reader.

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Sarita Rogers May 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

1. Spend less than you earn.
2. Pay yourself.

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Sarita Rogers May 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Following on Twitter @chickitasarita

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Sarita Rogers May 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Subscribed to RSS feed in Google Reader.

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Anastasia May 12, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I would actually love to show this book to my 16 year old! He needs to be grounded to the facxt that money can be saved and used for more than just fun stuff!

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Kyleen May 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

3 banks: one for spending, one for saving, and one for charity.

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Kathleen May 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Pay yourself first is a principle that I learned and am going to teach my kids.

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Lisa May 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Pay with cash.

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Lisa May 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I follow you through a reader.

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Kristin May 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm

one thing to tell my future children: do not accumulate debt! my husband and i have student loans, and we wish we had started paying them down sooner. we want to put our kids through school, but if we can’t, we want to instill this in their brains!

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Rhonda Hall May 12, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Will definitly read the book and try to teach the grandkids..I tried to teach my kids but credit cards and loans too easy for their generation to get and misuse.

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Rhonda Hall May 12, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I follow you on twitter. By the way, I love the frog stories.

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Rhonda Hall May 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I subscribe to your email..

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Valerie S May 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Probably has been said a bunch already, but I want my kids to really understand the impact of credit card debt on their lives. I was never taught about credit cards and now I am suffering for it.

vjsweeley at gmail dot com

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Valerie S May 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I follow on twitter: valceratops

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Valerie S May 12, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I subscribe in Google Reader.

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Deanna May 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Debt isn’t worth it – save up money before you spend it.

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Deanna May 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I subscribe to your blog in Google Reader.

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Julie Nguy May 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I’m a subcriber! Thanks.

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andrea May 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I want to teach my kids to budget their money and not spend money they don’t have!

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Jess S May 12, 2010 at 5:01 pm

There are obviously many we will try to teach our kids. A big one, though, will be that credit cards aren’t evil if you use them to your advantage and pay them off every month. We’ve taken two free vacations in the last three years on credit card bonuses/paybacks that didn’t cost us a dime because even though we use the cards, we never let a month go by without paying the balance in full.

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Amanda May 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I subscribe

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Amanda May 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I want to teach them to save, save, save!

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