Ok, I know I’ve been gone for a bit but, to make it up to you, and because I really enjoyed doing the first one, I’m having another giveaway!
This time I’m giving away two more books . All Your Worth by Elizaebth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi, and Shiny Objects by James A. Roberts.
All Your Worth is a great money management book. It got me thinking about money in a whole new way. Instead of fussing over every penny, they recommend getting your money in balance. They advise that only a certain percentage of your money go towards debt, another percentage go towards fixed expenses, and another percentage go towards savings. The fussy budgets where every penny had to be spent on something never worked for me. With two kids, three cars, and an older house, there was always something that came up. This book became a great way to budget my money without having to do a budget down to the penny.
Shiny Objects is a fascinating book about why we shop the way we do. Marketing, using credit instead of cash, keeping up with the Jonses… it all contributes to how much money we spend. And that’s usually more than we can actually afford. I never thought I had bought into the whole “keeping up with the Joneses” thing, but this book showed me where I actually have. And marketing is sneakier than you think. Both on a product level and on a lifestyle level. We have been sold a lifestyle and it’s bankrupting us. Both books are great and I hope you decide to take a chance on them.
The giveaway will run from today until next Wednesday, the 9th of April. Like last time, all you have to do is comment to win. I’ll pick a commenter at random on Thursday and announce it in a seperate post. The winner can send me their mailing information and off it goes, anywhere in the world. Good luck and happy reading!