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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Demetria May 12, 2010 at 5:22 pm

We are nearly debt-free with kids ages 4, 2 & 3 months, after 30 months on the Dave Ramsey plan. We plan to teach our kids the principles that Dave Ramsey and the Bible have taught us, namely, to STAY OUT OF DEBT!! The borrower truly is slave to the lender, as the Bible says, and we want our kids to walk in freedom in this area of their life from the get-go. :)

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OldNuffToKnoBtr May 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Of any money you receive or earn. 1 tithe10%, 2 Save 10% 3 budget the remainder to meet current or future needs.

Don’t forget to plan for big expenses like taxes and insurance in what I call a spending savings account.

Have 6 months of income saved in an emergency account.

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Lauren Siano May 12, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Don’t spend money you don’t have!

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Lauren Siano May 12, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

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Lauren Siano May 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I am a Facebook fan.

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Melody Carpenter May 12, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Don’t use credit!!!

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Melody Carpenter May 12, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I subscribe via email.

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Rosa May 12, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Leave within or below your means.

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Denise May 12, 2010 at 9:51 pm

If you can’t pay for it, then you can’t afford it!

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Denise May 12, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I’m an email subscriber :)

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Denise May 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm

And I follow you on Twitter @sdenise

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Kelly May 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm

I subscribe via email and facebook. Also, my husband and I are trying to invest our money in a business to raise our income. We are trying hard to get out of debt so our daughter will grow up knowing how to be financially savvy.

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Sherri Smith May 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm

This sounds like a great book full of wonderful information.

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Sadie May 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I would love the money book. I’m working on making inroads on medical debt but I am always willing to add and learn more.

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Donna May 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm

We want to teach our kids to live below their means.

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Julia in WDM May 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I got this via email.

jcammcguire at yahoo dot com

thanks!

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Manda May 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm

My mother taught me, it is just money…You cannot take it with you when you die, so spend freely!
I have learned, that is the truth, however, what the H$&& are you supposed to do before you die?!

So, I would like to teach my daughter, money is a necessity and a want. You need to have money to get you things you will need to sustain a decent life. You want to have have money so that you can have a long and stress”less” life. After
all life creates enough stress.

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Katie May 12, 2010 at 11:34 pm

I am a subscriber via google reader.

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Katie May 12, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Tithing 10% is very important

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Linda Kish May 12, 2010 at 11:54 pm

The difference between a want and a need.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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Linda Kish May 12, 2010 at 11:55 pm

GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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DONNA BARNETT May 13, 2010 at 12:53 am

would love to give this book to my granddaughter who is graduating this month. The most important thing I teach her is that if you can’t pay cash for it, save up until you can. Don’t get in debt for anything except a house.

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Melissa May 13, 2010 at 5:52 am

I’l love my children to learn not to make the same mistakes I did during college with credit cards…!

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Melissa May 13, 2010 at 5:53 am

I am a subscriber!

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Shannon Runnels May 13, 2010 at 5:59 am

#1 principle – God blesses those who obey Him… so tithe! He pours out His blessing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Shannon Runnels May 13, 2010 at 5:59 am

I am an email subscriber. Thanks!

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Mercedes May 13, 2010 at 6:37 am

With a teenager not far from graduation, I strive to teach him how to manage his money well. He is currently learning to compare prices and the value of coupons. Every penny counts … use it wisely.

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Lauren May 13, 2010 at 6:40 am

I tell my daughter that she has to do chores & then write them down when she’s done. If she doesn’t write them down, she doesn’t get paid. Same thing when I go to work – if I don’t clock in, I won’t get paid. She earns commissions based on the chores she does.

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Lauren May 13, 2010 at 6:40 am

I follow you on Twitter.

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Lauren May 13, 2010 at 6:43 am

I’m also a fan on Facebook!

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Terry Dickinson May 13, 2010 at 6:43 am

We are trying to teach our teen and tween the true value of a dollar. When they want something they need to figure out how long their dad has to work to earn it for them and then they need to work i.e. chores twice as long to earn it. Over the last few years the “I wants” have greatly decreased and the pride when they are able to make their own purchases is amazing. We also have taught them to give back to the community.

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Keri Ahrendt May 13, 2010 at 7:37 am

What a great idea for a personal finance book! It’s hard to find ways to get young people interested in stuff like this, I wish I would have read a book like this when I was young!

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Betty S. May 13, 2010 at 7:57 am

SAVE SOME! It is not all for spending.

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Betty S. May 13, 2010 at 7:58 am

Facebook Fan.

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Megan cassidy May 13, 2010 at 8:09 am

create a manageable budget, track spending and see your money saved!

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Leah C May 13, 2010 at 8:20 am

Stay out of debt by not spending money you don’t actually have in your account!

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Leah C May 13, 2010 at 8:21 am

I am an email subscriber!

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LisaE May 13, 2010 at 9:23 am

I try to teach my girls to save more than you spend. Don’t use credit cards unless for true emergencies only. Pay cash for as much as possible from an allotment and ance it is gone for the week (or 2 weeks) do not spend anymore by digging into savings or checking account.

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Shanna May 13, 2010 at 9:42 am

Pay with cash and stay within your budget at all costs, and don’t touch your savings…

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Neily May 13, 2010 at 10:13 am

don’t allow balances to stay on credit cards!

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Neily May 13, 2010 at 10:13 am

I subscribe to your e-mail

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Jackie May 13, 2010 at 11:09 am

I’m an email subscriber and would love to “Enjoy YOUR Money”!! hee hee! And mine too!!

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Trish Barton May 13, 2010 at 11:53 am

I have simple advice for children: Do not allow yourself to get into credit card debt. Spend less than you earn.

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Trish Barton May 13, 2010 at 11:53 am

I subscribe to your blog through an RSS feeder!
Thanks for the giveway opportunity.

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katklaw777 May 13, 2010 at 11:56 am

Do not live beyond your means!!! Credit cards are not a good thing, Listen up!!!

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katklaw777 May 13, 2010 at 11:57 am

I subscribe via email.

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Candace May 13, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Pay off your credit card every single month!

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Candace May 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm

I am an email subscriber!

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jan May 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I enjoy getting your blog by e-mail. I’d love to win the “money” book for my 18 yr. old grandson. Thanks

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Shannon May 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Using cash for Groceries, household products, entertainment and dining out…helps keep the cash in your pocket!

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