Category Archives: Giveaway

Best of the Rest: Thank You Giveaway Edition

Before I give you all something special, take a moment to check out my most recent WiseBread posts: 5 Ways to Give Cash as a Gift and 5 Ways to Become a Better Negotiator

Awhile ago, I promised that when the March Money Madness ended for me, I’d give away some books for your wonderful support. And now it’s time for you to cash in! I’m going to list a bunch of books below and let me know in the comments which one you want. All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know which book you want, and next week, I’ll randomly choose winners for each book.

Here we go!

1 Copy of The 10 Commandments of Money by Liz Weston

There’s no better review that what Jim at Bargaineering wrote about the book, so go check that out. AMAZING book.

1 Copy of Your Money Ratios by Charles Farrell

Why not manage your family finances as you would a business? Farrell is a money manager who makes a convincing argument for that approach. He uses rations more common in the business world, such as the debt-to-equity ratio and the capital to income ratio so that readers can figure out how they are really doing. The book is direct and numbers-focused, and offers answers to questions like “How much should I be saving?” and “How much insurance do I need?” –Reuters

2 copies of It’s About More Than The Money by Saly A. Glassman

Glassman, senior vice president of investments at Merrill Lynch, demystifies investing and offers instantly useful advice on getting your feet into the water. She urges readers to complete a full financial audit and evaluate spending habits honestly and objectively before they move on to her sensible investment plan and setting their own rules. She includes stories of success and failure to clarify key points, and provides valuable advice on will, estate, and tax planning, gifting to children, and asset allocation. –Publishers Weekly

1 Copy of Psyc Yourself Rich by Farnoosh Torabi

Farnoosh really gets it. Her insights are amazingly practical, thoughtful, and sophisticated; a very rare combination when it comes to personal finance experts. Psych Yourself Rich achieves a lofty goal: explaining a complex problem within practical everyday terms–without pulling any punches. Her advice is always actionable, and her deep commitment to really helping young people through tough financial problems comes across loud and clear. I would love to see more experts follow Farnoosh’s lead. -Ian Cohen, CEO and President,

Complete Set of ‘The Skinny On’ Series (6 books) by Jim Randell

Jim has been close to many ultra-successful people. He has watched and learned. He synthesizes it all for you in this funny, precise and profound book on life and success. A wonderful read. –Eric Hippeau, CEO, The Huffington Post

Good Luck!

I was included in the following carnivals this week:

Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by Financially Digital (Editor’s Pick!)

Festival of Frugality hosted by Wealth Pilgrim

Tassimo BrewBot Giveaway

While I’m not a huge fan of coffee, I do drink tea regularly and when given the chance, I love a nice cup of hot chocolate. So when I was given the opportunity to try out the Tassimo T20 BrewBot, I got excited to say the least.

What I was amazed at is the versatility. It not only makes coffee, but lots of different types of cold-weather drinks, including lattes, hot cocoas, and teas. In fact, it can make 7 different drinks. It’s a great gift to give away, or better yet, keep for yourself. And what a better way to kick off the official launch of Winter (yesterday) than to give away a Tassimo T20 BrewBot (a $129.99 value!) to one of my loyal readers? Some people can’t live without their coffee (or espresso or other fancy drink of choice), and it will definitely keep you up late into the night (so that you can read some of my popular posts). And when you want your coffee now, the BrewBot is there to QUICKLY serve you up something delicious.

To Enter:

Subscribe to get blog updates delivered to your email. (If you’re already registered, just let me know in the comments).

Bonus Entry:

Like my Facebook Page and let me know in the comments section.


Winner must live in the US. Entries close on December 28th at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be picked via and will be emailed soon after.

Thanks and Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I received a BrewBot to review that is similar or identical to the one I am giving away.

1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway

Heyo! While writing my Yakezie member post, I did a little digging (into my own site) and found out that today is my one year anniversary of blogging. And what better way to celebrate than to give money to my wonderful fans?

So to start off, I’m giving away $100 in cold hard cash (or paypal, which is like cash, but not quite as cold).

That’s a lot more than Lauren got for our one year anniversary (she got $10).

Also, because I have awesome blogger friends, we’ve got more even more prizes you can win!

Forest at Frugal Zeitgeist has offered to give away a $25 gift certificate to Who wouldn’t love that?

Jesse at Personal Finance Firewall has offered to give away a copy of Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You To Be Rich. This was the first personal finance book I ever read and if you don’t win, you need to buy a copy anyway.

Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff has offered to give away a copy of Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth, who is one of the top personal finance bloggers over at Get Rich Slowly. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win because I haven’t read it yet and want to get my hands on it!

Greg at Control Your Cash has offered to give away a copy of his book, Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense. Never heard of it? Read a review anywhere. You’ll definitely be impressed.

Kevin over at Financially Poor has offered to give away two copies of Enjoy Your Money! How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It by J. Steve Miller. This is a great book for recent graduates or college students looking to learn how to handle their money.

Thanks so much for their amazing generosity and for getting me all excited about this giveaway!

How Do You Enter?

There are 3 ways to enter, with a max of 3 entries per person:

1 entry for leaving a comment letting me know what you would like to see at Sweating The Big Stuff in the next year.

1 entry for following me on twitter and tweeting about this giveaway (use one of the buttons on the page).

1 entry for subscribing to my RSS or email feed and letting me know in the comments.

I’ll use to choose a winner and announce it on Sunday, the 12th. Get your entries in soon and good luck!