Bonus Book Giveaway Box 1
I’ve been waiting for the right time to create a contest giveaway for many of my personal finance books I’ve amassed over the past year, and now is the time!
I’m participating in this massive online sale of some $1,087 worth of personal development products for just $97. If you got personal issues, this sale is for you! When you buy through Financial Samurai starting at 9amPST/12noonEST, you will be eligible to get a bonus box of personal finance and investment books you see in the two pictures to the right. Additionally, $5 of each sale goes to the Kidney Foundation, whose goal is to educate and prevent the disease!
Contributing Personal Develop Authors: Leo Babauta, Charlie Gilkey, Pace & Kyeli, Jonathan Mead, Steve Kamb, Jules Clancy, Ev’Yan Nasman, Ali Luke, Benny Lewis, Adam Baker from Man Vs. Debt and Karol Gadja. All these folks make their living online and specialize in developing eProducts that help you become a better person. They depend on their online income to survive, which means there’s a minimum quality standard otherwise these guys won’t last for the long run.
It’s been a hectic second week back after labor day and I’m so encouraged by what I’m seeing in the economy. It’s as if the world decided to suddenly get back to work after a long dormant summer.
The one tip I want to leave you guys with is that no matter how rich your client, your boss, or your prospect is, they cannot resist free. It doesn’t matter whether you take them out to lunch, buy them a drink, take them to a baseball game, or send them a book. He or she can be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and that small $20 gesture will do the world for you!
You may think it’s odd that you are giving something to someone who can afford anything, but you are mistaken. Those who are richer than you and can afford anything are generally the ones who are always giving. Hence, as soon as you give them something, you’ll stir up their appreciation that they never knew they had.
In the spirit of free, here are some of the posts out there which do just that.
Yakezie Giveaways Galore! Read more…
Author: Robert Pagliarini, author of The Six-Day Financial Makeover and president of Pacifica Wealth Advisors. You may have seen him on Dr. Phil or 20/20.
Publisher & Book Info: St. Martin’s Press, hard cover, 301 pages, $25.99.
Review: The main premise for Rob’s book is that everybody’s day is split into three eight hour parts: work, sleep, and everything else. Rob’s hope is to get you motivated to do more during the everything else portion to maximize your own potential. First of all, I don’t know anybody who only works 8 hours a day. 10 hours of work a day seems more realistic. Second, who gets to sleep 8 hours a night? Sounds like elusive bliss to me. Let’s assume 6 hours of nightly sleep instead, which ironically leaves the same 8 hours of time for everything else!
The Other 8 Hours is an enjoyable read because each chapter contains not only practical advice, but real life inspirational stories to help motivate readers to action. Too many times we just come home, plop on the sofa, and do nothing. That’s no way to live. Below are Rob’s top 10 things he recommends doing with your spare time to help increase wealth and purpose.
Top 10 Creator Channels: Read more…
Author Bios: Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar have their MBA’s and CFA’s and are the coauthors of “On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide To Personal Finance.”
Publisher / Physical Description: Adams Media. Paper back. 148-pages of easy reading.
The Summary: With a tag-line of “how to talk money with your honey,” how can you not like a book with this kind of wit? Personal finance books tend to be a little bit mundane and redundant, but not so with Manisha and Sharon’s latest offering.
The first point of interest simply lies on page two. All page two says is “To All Women…” As I am not a woman, I immediately began preparing myself for some male criticism. Does ‘To All Women” really mean “Stay Away All Men”? To my relief, the real meaning of page two is about empowering women to become financially independent on their own.
Getting financially naked really is about having as clear of an understanding of each partner’s finances as possible. The authors don’t want women to one day wake up realizing all their money is gone after their husband invested their finances in some unscrupulous investment. Women need to have a full grasp of each others finances so that there are no surprises. Even before marriage, our authors go through steps to discover whether a couple is financially compatible. Financial matter shouldn’t be taboo among serious couples. Read more…
Publisher: The Penguin Group. Hard cover. 257-pages. Price: $26.
Author: Charles Farrell, JD., LL.M., investment adviser with Northstar Investment Advisors, in Denver. He writes the “Retirement Roadmap” column for CBS Moneywatch.
Review: “Your Money Ratios” sings to me! For someone who loves using ratios such as the 1/10th rule for car buying, and 30/30/3 rule for home buying, I absolutely adore this book. Charles’ writing style is very balanced and easy to understand. When it comes to math, many people, including myself fall asleep. But, if you can just do simple division and multiplcation, this book will keep you on the right path towards financial security.
Charles’ “Unifying Theory of Personal Finance” is his core philosophy that all decisions you make should help move you from being a laborer to being a capitalist. In other words, make money work for you, and not the other way around. It’s important that with every single monetary decision you make, you ask yourself will this help you become a capitalist or not.
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The first winner is Eric, a senior from UCLA! Eric commented sincerely about his concerns post graduation, and whether or not it is a good idea to go to a “2nd tier” business school or just work for whatever company that hires him first.
We’ll be working with Eric to strategize a plan after UCLA and coach him through the process of finding a job in his desired field of finance, or applying to business school. Read more…
“It’s not whether you have your MBA, it’s where it came from,” writes John Micklethwait, Editor-In-Chief of The Economist. I’m sure on at least two levels, he’s upsetting people. On one level, those without MBA’s are going to find it presumptuous that getting an MBA is a foregone conclusion. On another level, there are thousands of MBA grads who didn’t attend the top tier schools who will take offense as well.
John is smart to be so opinionated because after all, the people who will be buying his magazine are those who have always wondered whether getting an MBA is a good idea. He forces the assumption that if you picked up his magazine, you must get an MBA, and not just any MBA, but one of the top schools from his polls.
I don’t entirely agree with John, but let’s face reality, getting an MBA is gradually becoming the new standard for newcomers to the world of finance because some go-getter decided it was the right thing to do and succeeded to get others to follow. The MBA is also too expensive to not try and go to the best school possible (although it’s not the end of the world). The inertia is too strong to reverse now!
Here are some of the takeaways from the magazine: Read more…