3 Year Blog Anniversary – Win an iPod!

One week from today makes a whopping 3 years since I started this fine blog. I originally did it because I was bored at work and I wanted to dispense some financial advice after reading so much during my free time.

Over the past 3 years, I’ve learned a lot about personal finance, a lot about blogging, and a lot about myself. I also learned that anybody can write, but it takes readers to make it really special.

As a big thank you, I’m going to give away an iPod I got for work to one lucky reader! You know, because my company has the best perks. It’s still in its box and plastic wrapping, but the truth is I have an iPhone and don’t need another iPod.

The rules for entering are really simple (described below), and the easiest way to enter is by answering this question:

What’s the best piece of financial advice you’ve ever gotten?

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67 Responses to 3 Year Blog Anniversary – Win an iPod!

  1. Jon says:

    The best piece of financial advice I have ever gotten is… to start investing early, and keep at it consistently over the long run, and good things will happen!

  2. June says:

    The best advice I ever got was to get out and stay out of debt…I just wish I’d gotten it before I got into debt in the first place!

  3. James says:

    Invest not only for yourself but your children. That way they don’t need to worry as much when there time comes for retirement.

  4. Congrats on three years of blogging :) That’s a long time! The best piece of financial advice I ever had was live within your means.

  5. Michelle says:

    Congrats on 3 years!

  6. Lorne says:

    The best piece of financial advice I have ever gotten was to have 20% of my paycheck (after RRSP deductions) direct-deposited into a separate savings account. I got used to taking care of business and handling daily affairs with the remaining (80%) money. Every 4 months I would invest the total of this separate account for the ‘long term’.

  7. elcane says:

    the best finacial advice i ever got was from jim rohn dvd “profits are better than wages,wages make you a living profits make you a fortune”

  8. Kathleen @ Frugal Portland says:

    The best advice I got was to consolidate student loans years ago, just before the rate hike. Congrats on your anniversary!

  9. Katherine says:

    Don’t spend more than you bring in~

  10. To use two credit cards on a monthly basis and pay them off monthly. Not only have I earned tons of money in cash back rewards, but built up my credit.

  11. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    dont have any debt

  12. Jenna P says:

    Never bet on the horses…

  13. Mary says:

    Give 10% to the Lord and the rest will work out.

  14. nickie says:

    save save save.

  15. sheila k says:

    this would be so nice! i don’t have one.

  16. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    To be happy with your money you must save some, spend some,and give some away.

    And pay cash as often as possible to avoid debt.

  17. Stacey B says:

    only buy what you can afford!

  18. Kyl Neusch says:

    invest in dividend paying stocks

  19. Deborah Stinson says:

    The best piece of financial advice I have ever gotten was not to impulse shop. Walk away and think about purchasing something for at least a day and then decide if you really need or want the item. This has saved me alot of money!

  20. Alecia H. says:

    To pay your bills immediately when you get paid so you won’t spend that money

  21. sherry jennings says:

    The best piece of advice is to pay bills on time and if you have any left think about if you really need the item at the store and if you dont need it walk away and buy something you really need.

  22. Chris H. says:

    only buy what you can afford!

  23. Mike S. says:

    I have 2 best pieces of financial advice I’ve been given. The first one may be too radical for this blog, but here goes: Tithe. Not from obligation, but as a grateful believer in Jesus, I tithe. SOmeone told me when I was a young fellow that if I tithed, I couldn’t outgive God. It was true, although defying fiscal laws, I can honestly say that when I tithe, I am blessed by things of a financial nature more than the amount that I tithe. And not so much when I do not. Weird, but true.

    Advise #2: An old crusty Master Sergeant told me that I should save 1/2 of all raises I got during the course of my military career, and enjoy the other 1/2. Unfortunately, I did not follow that advice, but became a crusty old Master Sergeant that wished he had the 1.4 million dollars like the old guy who gave me the advice ended up with!

  24. Mark Neely says:

    To use cash, when it’s gone, you are done spending !

  25. Marci Cline says:

    Would love to win this Nano!! THank you!! SWEET

  26. michelle taylor says:

    live on half your pay and save the rest.You ll never be broke a day in your life

  27. Renski says:

    Always pay yourself first so you’re sure to save a bit of money. It adds up.

  28. Wendy T says:

    It’s not exclusively financially related, but it’s certainly relevant. My best advice ever received was this:

    Work hard.

  29. Chrissy Nestor says:

    To just be confident in myself :)

  30. Christina Kelbel says:

    To save!!!!!!!!!

  31. Biki says:

    Make sure you max out the company matching program for money into the 401k and to save whenever possible

  32. Bea says:

    The best piece of advice is to spend less than what you bring in then invest your savings wisely.

  33. Allan says:

    Don’t invest with your emotions.

  34. Edwin @ Make Money Saving says:

    I’ve entered the contest, subscribed, followed, etc. A new ipod would be great.

  35. Laura Jacobson says:

    The best advice I got was from my dad….and its to keep a monthly budget! And..keep it up! Put everything into categories and have monthly amounts for each category….has helped so much to see where you spend your money…and save for those larger things that come your way!

  36. Wendy says:

    Best piece of advise for me: round up all purchases to the next dollar when writing down in your checkbook… those extra pennies will add up and move them over to savings.

  37. Alene Nielsen says:

    to keep a monthly budget

  38. VJ M. says:

    Not to use credit cards.

  39. Amy Baker says:

    Buy precious metals

  40. Ashlee says:

    Pay for big items in cash! & stay away from credit card debt.

  41. Francisca S. says:

    save money!

  42. Laureen says:

    Best financial advice: Put aside money as an emergency fund.

  43. SueSueper says:

    Start saving for retirement the day you start working.

  44. Peter says:

    The best piece of financial advice I’ve ever gotten was to never tell anybody how much money you really have.

  45. Gerardo Zamora says:

    To put away money every week no matter how much it is, and to invest in real estate.

  46. Save.
    Put it in a different account automatically. do not own a card for that account or a checkbook. You’ll need it one day .

  47. Melinda Dartmann says:

    start a retirement account as young as you can

  48. Rita A says:

    Put money away in a credit union.

  49. dani marie says:

    always have a rainy day fund. you never know when life is going to kick you in the butt.

  50. Ben J says:

    Buy low, sell high :)

  51. shanon hyatt says:

    Congrats toward your 3 years of blogging and thanks for making this giveaway available to us.The best advice I was ever given was to stay away from credit cards-did I listen ????

  52. kelly nicholson says:

    What’s the best piece of financial advice you’ve ever gotten?

    dont invest with sloopy nork

  53. Angela Neynaber says:

    Best advice was from my grandmother: Save Save Save!

  54. Jessica Rose says:

    Save it for a rainey Day

  55. Kirsten Kimball says:

    My father always told me to pay myself first.

  56. Courtnie says:

    Don’t sign up for credit cards while you are in college.

  57. shanta spradlin says:

    Buy the things you need, walkaway from the things you want.

  58. amy deeter says:

    save as much as you can

  59. Susan Smith says:

    Don’t use credit cards

  60. Ash says:

    Save a little every month and it will add up

  61. Richard Hicks says:

    to save 10% of check everyweek for retirement

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  62. Jennifer J says:

    The best advice I ever heard was to live under your means. Thanks!!

  63. Jessica A says:

    Always save some of each of your pay checks.

  64. mary gardner says:

    pay yourself first (save)

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  65. Jimmy says:

    Never spend more money than you have

  66. Theresa says:

    The best financial advice was credit cards are for emergencies only. If I don’t have cash for it now, it can wait until I do.

  67. vivian says:

    is to start investing early ty.

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