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Showing posts with label money. Show all posts
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011



PhotobucketWooHoo!  The Superbowl Cash Giveaway is here.  One lucky winner will win $200 CASH (USD) during the Superbowl on Feb. 6th, 2011.  Fifteen blogs have teamed up to host this fun cash giveaway!  We hope that you will have fun entering, find new blogs to follow and maybe even win $200 CASH!  You must enter to win and there are up to 45 ways to enter :)

Anytime between now and Superbowl start time (6:00 PM EST) on Feb. 6th, you may enter to win $200 CASH (paid via Paypal) using the form below. You MUST have or create a Facebook account and paypal account to enter this contest.

To win the cash pot of $200 please:

1) "Like" Facebook fan pages from the list below.  Go to the links of the participating Facebook fan pages and "Like" ALL or however many you choose of the pages participating.  Then return to this page and select the appropriate box corresponding to the Facebook fan page name in the form below and submit the form by clicking "submit".  Repeat this process for each Facebook fan page you "like" or were already a fan of prior to this giveaway.

2) TO EARN MORE ENTRIES,  while you are on the below Facebook fan pages update the status with the following text:  

Enter to win $200 CASH paid via paypal! Ends on Super Bowl Sunday 2/6!

Please note that you will need to copy each blogs text separately, as the blog address changes with each blog.  After updating the status, fill out the form below for each Facebook update. For example, if you "liked" a fan page AND updated it's status you will need to fill out the form below twice and submit it twice. Click only one blog per entry submission.

3)  And to continue to earn more entries, comment on this blog post and other participating giveaway blog posts, then submit the form.  Click on "comments" below and then leave a comment answering the following question.
How do you plan to spend the $200?  Navigate to other blogs for this entry as well via their Facebook page.  All blogs should have their blog link under the profile picture on their Facebook page.  After commenting, submit the below form for each blog you comment on!

Participating Blog Facebook fan page links:

I hope that you can take your time browsing through Facebook fan pages and enter up to 45 times in total.  Email addresses will only be used to notify the winner.  They will all be discarded after the winner has been verified.

Please remember to fill out this form for every entry option completed. Each Facebook "Like", Facebook comment and blog post comment are SEPARATE entries and require you to submit the form again for each blog.

The winner will be randomly drawn during the first half of the Superbowl via The winner will be notified by email by the start of the second half and will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize. Remember, you MUST have a Paypal account and Facebook account to enter this giveaway!

Good luck!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010



Welcome to the Holiday Gift Giveaway Blog Hop

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Just in time for the Holiday Season, I will be giving away-
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1. $25.00 CASH via Pay Pal to (one winner). I know that it is nice to get a little extra spending money this holiday season. (USA AND CANADA)  

2. $25.00 gift certificate to (one winner). This is only open to USA ONLY. For information on Jasmere please visit the website. You will have to open an account to redeem the gift certificate. 

3. $25.00 gift cards (2 Winners) to USA ONLY. For information on please visit their website

       Main Entry: 
      Follow my publicly on Google Friend Connect AND tell me if you are in the US or Canada. If you are from Canada you will be only entered in the first contest.

      Bonus Entries: Separate comment for each entry.
      1. Follow me on Twitter.
      2. Like Books R Us on Facebook
      3. Follow Books R Us on Networked Blogs.
      4. Subscribe to my blog via email. (Email must be verified for entry to count)
      Giveaway ends on December 5, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST. The winners will be selected by and notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. Good luck! 

      I also have a special announcement on how YOU can be apart of the biggest blogging event of the year: BLOGMANIA! Click HERE for information.  Registration to be a part of blogmania opens today! 


      Thursday, November 4, 2010


      Changing the Conversation: Transformational Steps to Financial and Family Well-BeingIn Changing the Conversation: Transformational Steps to Financial and Family Well-Being, Gary Klaben mentions that America's future is still bright even after many political and fiscal system dysfunctions. American's need to figure out how to unlock the needs of today s individuals and families defines the challenge of achieving a better future. Changing the Conversation -- taking note of today s anxieties in the workplace, in communities and in homes -- argues that a new kind of conversation is urgently needed. People require a new and profound support system involving mutual trust, long-term relationships, interdependence, intimate knowledge and practical consolidation to reduce complexity and live simpler, happier lives. Changing the Conversation outlines the journey from dependency to mastery, from self-discovery to multigenerational financial and family realization. It is filled with insightful, even startling, conversations about what really matters and how to think, prioritize and act. But before you can start to decide the optimal structuring of assets, cash flow, taxes and estates for a family, you must first appreciate the emotional steps necessary to truly transform financial and family well-being. All of us must anticipate change, prepare to manage it, and seek to lead it whenever possible.

      My Thoughts-

      When I started to read the book,  I though it was like any other financial book that told us what to do with our money. Changing the conversation was very different and used real-life examples and essays to explain what we need to do to help ourselves financially. It was well written and very easy to read. He describes the problems that we are facing daily and how we got into that situation. He stresses the family and how young children should taught how to manage money. I have learned in life that you should take care of yourself before worrying about money. Some of you may not agree with me but if you do not have spiritual and physical well being, what good is money anyway. This is a great book and a must read for everyone. Maybe it will help you solve some of your financial problems.

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      Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from The Cadence Group for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.

      Wednesday, July 28, 2010


      This week, the

      Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

      is introducing

      Dark In The City Of Light
      Bethany House (July 1, 2010)

      Paul Robertson


      Paul Robertson is a computer programming consultant, part-time high-school math and science teacher, and the author of The Heir. He is also a former Christian bookstore owner (for 15 years), who lives with his family in Blacksburg, Virginia.


      What Evil Haunts the Shadows of 1870s Paris?

      Baron Ferdinand Harsanyi — After his wife's mysterious death, this Austrian attaché holds control over mines whose coveted ore could turn the tide of war.

      Therese Harsanyi — Swept up in new romance and the spectacle of Paris, the Baron's daughter is blind to the dangers stalking her family and the city she loves.

      Rudolph Harsanyi — Unsure whom to trust, the Baron's son's grief over his mother's death twists into growing anger and a desire to break free.

      As France and Prussia plunge toward war, one family is caught in a web of deceit, political intrigue, and murder that threatens to tear them apart.

      If you would like to read the first chapter of Dark In The City Of Light, go HERE.

      My Thoughts-

      I recently studied about the Franco-Prussian war in history last semester and I feel that the novel was an accurate depiction of the life and times during that time period. I was not fond of the layout of the book. The book was interesting but the way it was divided into little chapters confused me at times. The scenery and characters were always changing and it took me a while to get all the characters straight. The description of the scenery, clothing and the people were vivid and accurate. Once I was able to figure out the characters, the story was great.

      Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the publisher and I was not compensated for my review.

      Saturday, April 17, 2010



      There's Always a Way: How to Develop a Positive Mindset and Succeed in Business and LifeIn the book There's Always a Way: How to Develop a Positive Mindset and Succeed in Business and Life,  Tony tells us about his life story. We always see Tony with his Ponytail and shouting "You can do it" but his life has not always been easy. He had run-ins with the law and his mother sent him away to live with his uncle. While he was there he became a successful body builder. His whole life changed when he had a car accident. He had numerous surgeries and his body building dream was put on hold. He was in the worst shape and he gained over 50 lbs. He had to change his life. He is living proof that you can always achieve what you want in life.

      In his book he explains:

      1. Tony explains how to use fears and insecurities to sharpen one's selling game and build self-confidence.
      2. Tony demonstrates dynamite secrets for self-motivation, overcoming negativity, and thinking out of the box.
      3. Tony explains how to build a positive mind set, create a buzz, exploit humor, find a niche, set goals, ask the right questions, close the sale, make the customer into a star, achieve peak selling performance, and turn oneself into a lean, mean selling machine.
      4. Having grown his business in a tough market, Tony explains how to stand out in these down times.
      My Thoughts-

      When I started to read the book, I thought that this was just another book by a celebrity. Boy was I wrong. I had seen him on TV and he always had such energy. In reading the book I found out things about him I did not know. The book was well written and I enjoyed the photos. There was a wealth of information that can help you succeed and the information was presented in an upbeat way. That is what I would have expected from Tony. I recommend this book to everyone to help you make a positive change in your life.


      Thanks to the author and SSA public Relations I am able to give away a copy of this great book.


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      Contest ends on May 2 at 12mn Eastern

      Thanks for reading and good luck-

      Disclaimer: I was given a free book from SSA Public Relations for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.
      Thanks to the Product Review Place for listing this opportunity on their blog.

      Tuesday, February 2, 2010


      With all the financial problems that America and the consumers are faced with daily, many cannot get ahead. In the book, Master Your Debt: Slash Your Monthly Payments and Become Debt Free the authors discuss a variety of topics that include:

      •  Win the mortgage game: avoid foreclosure, obtain the best refinance, and modify your mortgage even if it is "under water"
      • Clean up your credit report and dramatically boost your credit score. 
      •  Negotiate new terms and payments for burdensome medical bills, student loans, and credit. card.Protect yourself from the devastation of identity theft.
      • Master the new credit card rules, and avoid the rate and fee traps.
      • Learn a revolutionary strategy that will help you become mortgage free in 5 to 7 years, change the way you pay all your bills, and save hundreds of thousands of dollars.
      • Pay for college without going broke.

      The book contains websites, numbers, government programs and other information that a consumer can used to help them out of debt.

      About the Authors-
      JORDAN E. GOODMAN is a nationally recognized expert on personal finance. He is the author of the bestselling Everyone's Money Book and twelve other books. For eighteen years, he was the Wall Street correspondent for Money Magazine and also served as a regular commentator for NBC News at Sunrise and Mutual Broadcasting System's America in the Morning. Today, Goodman appears regularly on many radio shows, including public radio's Marketplace as well as on TV programs on Fox, CNN, CBS, CNBC, and MSNBC. He also speaks regularly to large groups such as the Harv Eker wealth seminars. Visit Goodman's Web site:

      BILL WESTROM is a consumer advocate and veteran mortgage professional who has become a critic of the traditional banking system. His own businesses, IFS Development Group and, focus on educating and empowering homeowners so they can make smarter choices about mortgages and employ an innovative mortgage reduction strategy; equity acceleration. Westrom's mission is to "change the financial landscape of this country by helping homeowners get more out of what they own and what they earn."

      My Thoughts-

      With two children going to college in two years, the book was just what I needed. Although I read the whole book, I zoomed in on the chapter “An Education in College Costs". I was unaware of all the different programs that were offered. There are many forms to fill out and if filled out incorrectly you could get less money for college. There are examples given throughout the book and they are very easy to understand. If you are in financial difficulties from credit cards or bankruptcy the book will guide you in the right direction. I liked all the resources that are listed in the Appendix and most of them are discussed in the book.

      Disclaimer: I received a copy from FSB Associates for my honest review. I was not compensated for the review.