CLOSED! Your Money: The Missing Manual – Book Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 18, 2010

Update: This giveaway is now closed…winners will be announced soon!

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to not only meet, but hang out with, JD Roth…author of Your Money: The Missing Manual and blogger behind the uber-popular blog Get Rich Slowly. We talked “shop” mostly…blogs, businesses, books. We had a few things in common…like our blogs launching us into the book business…that kinda stuff.  And there were a few in not so common…he loves cats…I don’t. *achoo*

I was struck by how genuine JD is.  How real and “normal” he is. (Despite his “psycho-killer” look!)  He is fun, personable and a pleasure to chat with.  And these qualities shine through in his book and his writing!

Steve is the personal finance guy around these parts…he read the book and this is what he has to say:

The book is easy to read, easy to follow and easy to digest.  JD does a fantastic job of building one concept on top of the previous concept.  It is practical, well structured and full of the wisdom that he learned as he got his family out of debt, and kept them out of debt.  His passion and desire to help others keep themselves from falling into a situation similar to his is evident. A real treasure of a book.

I glanced through the first few chapters…and for someone who doesn’t know a ton about the intricacies of personal finance (remember, I leave this topic for my husband), I appreciated that he wrote both to “beginners” like myself, as well as to those who have a better understanding and depth of personal finance knowledge.

So here’s the deal…I’m giving away 5 copies of his book Your Money: The Missing Manual this week!  Entry details…

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Friday, August 20th at 5 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment just saying what one aspect of personal finance would you like to learn more about.

3. Entry #2: Follow me on Twitter and tweet at JD…tell him Hi for me!

@jdroth Erin from @5dollardinners wanted me to say Hi! And that she’s giving away 5 copies of your book this week! http://bit.ly/aB08K1

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!

Emily August 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

I would love to learn more about the balance of paying off large debt (i.e. house/car) vs. saving.

Emily August 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

I subscribe by email :-)

Jane August 19, 2010 at 11:52 am

I’d like to know how to budget money better–

Wendy August 19, 2010 at 11:54 am

I’d like to learn more about how to get your family on board with saving money and being frugal. Right now they just think I’m cheap! I get the emailed newletter.

Vicki Powers August 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

General money management would be helpful to me!

Vicki P August 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

I receive your email and follow on Twitter.

Candace August 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I’d like to learn more about prioritizing ways to use money, i.e. paying down mortgage, building savings, retirement savings, college savings, etc. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Candace August 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I am an email subscriber!

Tanya C. August 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I’d really like to learn more about ways to save for retirement and college for my children, along with the best ways to pay off debt.

Tanya C. August 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I happily subscribe to your emails. I think I’ll check his out too.

Andrea W August 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I wish I knew more about and was better at budgeting.

Georgette B August 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm

We live on social security, would love to find more ways to handle money with that limited income. younger people please save, save, save

Glenda Penny August 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I would like more information on saving for retirement

Lauren August 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I would like to learn more about investing.

Lauren August 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I am a Facebook fan.

Amy August 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Long term saving/investing.

Wilma P August 19, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Want to learn more about investing.

Tracy Zeringue August 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I would love to understand more about investing for my retirement and my child’s college education.

Tracy Zeringue August 19, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I do not have a Twitter account.

Tracy Zeringue August 19, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I am a Facebook Fan.

Tessa B. August 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I would like to learn how to buy a house!

Tessa B. August 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I subscribe via RSS feed!

Simon August 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm

I’d like to be able to pay for my kids to go to college but I have no idea where to start.

Simon August 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm

facebook fan

Tonya August 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm

facebook fan

Tonya August 19, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I would like to know more about the quickest ways to save a large amount of money (CDs, investing, different savings account(s))

Alicia August 20, 2010 at 6:54 am

I enjoy general finance articles, but cant figure out how to budget when you live paycheck to paycheck. hmmf. :)

jenny martin August 20, 2010 at 9:39 am

I really need help budgeting!…and setting up an emergency fund.

jenny martin August 20, 2010 at 9:40 am

facebook fan
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jenny martin August 20, 2010 at 9:42 am

tweeted
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Melody August 20, 2010 at 9:57 am

I would love to learn more about transitioning from 2 incomes to 1.

Freedom Journey August 20, 2010 at 10:04 am

I’d like to learn more about how to handle extra income in a tight budget…without spending it all on fun things!

Ellen August 20, 2010 at 10:28 am

I’d like to learn more about long term investing for retirement.

Ellen August 20, 2010 at 10:28 am

Also, I subscribe via Google Reader.

Pamela August 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Looks like a great book! I need to learn how to do better on making and keeping a realistic budget. Followed you on twitter and sent a tweet to JD. Thanks for the review of the book, I’m a fan of him as well.

Pam

Pamela August 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

For the third entry, I think it’s the third… LOL I also subscribe to you in Google Reader, as well as get the email newsletter, thanks!

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