Giveaway – Personal Capital intro to Finance

I am happy to start my blog giveaways back up and this first one is great!  The winner of this giveaway will receive a signed copy of Personal Capital by J.L.Eaton.  This book sells for $14.99 on Amazon.

The cover of this book looks a little dull, but don’t let that fool you!  This is one of the best financial books I have read in a long time.  It covers everything from taxes to investments, retirement accounts, real estate, and more.  It is the perfect book for somebody who is just starting to learn about finances.  It explains the basics really well.

In the intro Eaton points out that he wrote this book for those of you who have recently joined the professional workforce after finishing college and who are just starting out in their respective careers.  I completely agree, but I do think it is helpful for anybody who is a “beginner”.

My favorite quote from the book is:  If you are truly wealthy, you have the freedom to quit your job today and never work for income again.  If your earned income is what makes you believe that you are wealthy, then read the first sentence again.  I love that quote (and completely agree with it).  You can be wealthy and have a very small income if you know how to budget that income.

The book is split into five sections: Basic Economics, Debt, Taxes, The Basics of Real Estate, and Investments.  Each section has 4-6 chapters explaining the topics.  Even if you are proficient at one or more of the categories there is still a lot of information to learn.


If you would like a signed copy of J.L.Eaton’s book Personal Capital then all you have to do is one (or more) of the following.  Leave a separate comment for each entry.

  • Let me know why you would like this book
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You can earn up to 6 entries.  This giveaway will end on Thursday April 8th.  The winner will be announced on this blog and they will have 48 hours to contact me with their information in order to claim the prize.  Good luck!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Crazy_in_MD March 24, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I would like this book b/c it could help me understand the economics portion (along with the other stuff). I got a D in Econ in College. Every little bit helps. 🙂


2 Crazy_in_MD March 24, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I subscribe via RSS


3 Laura March 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I would like this book because I've read plenty of books on personal finance, but this one would give me some more advanced information on general economics, which I would love to learn more about.


4 Laura March 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I follow you on GFC.


5 Laura March 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I subscribe via RSS.


6 Laura March 26, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I follow you on Twitter @couponlover16.


7 Finance Teacher April 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I would love to receive this book. I teach Personal Finance in high school. I am always looking to learn new information that I might be able to share with my students.


8 Church Lady Chronic-ails April 2, 2010 at 11:53 am

I am a single mother of four daughters, and have realized that even as they grow up, the expenses keep hanging around. Fortunately, I see them often, but being on a limited income, budgeting is harder now that I'm single. Any tips I can find to help would be well used, and I am intrigued at the myriad methods you seem to be in the know about on how to save money and find good deals. Too much advertising out there is confusing and overwhelming. I'm in for all the help and knowledge I can find and will enjoy sharing your site with my blog readers and facebook friends!I want to see your creative resource!!!


9 Stephanie April 2, 2010 at 2:38 pm

i would like to learn more about personal finance, knowledge is power!


10 Stephanie April 2, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I am a follower


11 Stephanie April 2, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I subscibe via email


12 Stephanie April 2, 2010 at 2:41 pm

just added your button on my blog


13 FertilityNerd April 6, 2010 at 10:56 pm

I would love a copy! I'm always trying to find new ways to handle our finances better…I need all the help I can get!


14 FertilityNerd April 6, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Signed up to follow you


15 FertilityNerd April 6, 2010 at 10:59 pm

added your site to my rss feed reader!


16 FertilityNerd April 6, 2010 at 11:00 pm

now following you on twitter


17 Sandy H. April 7, 2010 at 12:55 am

I subscribe via email! 🙂


18 Sandy H. April 7, 2010 at 12:56 am

I subscribe via email @ … 🙂


19 Sandy H. April 7, 2010 at 12:59 am

I subscribe via facebook (Sandy Bell).. and posted a link to this giveaway on my page!


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