Friday, December 19, 2008

Living Rich for Less by Ellie Kay Giveaway!

Who doesn't need a book like this in the troubled economic times? Here's the info. I have one copy to giveaway to a United States or Canadian mailing address. I'll draw a winner next week and email the winner. :) To enter, just leave a comment with a money saving tip.

About the Book: You really can be rich in every way, every day.

So you want to own the home you love, make memories on wonderful vacations with family or friends, finance college educations, and help others too?

You can—starting here and now.

With lively humor, proven know-how, and practical principles for financial health, Living Rich for Less helps you stretch your dollars to realize the lifestyle of your dreams. Ellie Kay's entertaining and enlightening examples show you simple steps to save, spend, and give smart, and her three main principles are undergirded by dozens of effective rules and hundreds of Cha-Ching Factor™ tips that keep or put money in your pocket.

Ellie knows what it's like to be financially-strapped or struggling, wanting to be the Joneses but feeling as poor in spirit as in pocketbook. She went, within two and a half years, from being a new wife and mom with $40,000 in consumer debt and seven children (and college educations) to support, to being completely debt-free and within fifteen years able to pay cash for eleven different cars, give away three of those cars, buy two five-bedroom houses (moving from one to the other) and nicely furnish each, take wonderful vacations, dress her family in fine fashion; and support more than thirty non-profit organizations in more than a dozen different countries, giving away more than $100,000.

Isn't that the kind of transformation to a rich life that you want?

Living Rich for Less helps anyone get there in our taxed-out, maxed-out times. Because financial security doesn't mean just genuine prosperity, but being able to live luxuriously, give generously, and care for yourself as well as the others around you.

Why keep up with the Joneses when you can be them?

Check out the book on Amazon.



Anonymous said...

This sounds like a fantastic book!

My money saving tip is plan meals and buy groceries instead of eating out. Eating out adds up faster than we realize.


angela.donner @

Anonymous said...

Please enter me!

My most-fav money saving tip, of all that I have, is to reuse what you have. Instead of buying plasic forks and spoons, in your lunchbox take a real one. Also, if this is like my house, we always go through paper towls like crazy. I use reusable ones for nearly everything, and it's helped.

Little things make a difference, trust me.

Henry said...

My money saving tip is to leave your credit card at home to help you resist impulse purchases. Credit cards should really only be used for things like car and medical emergencies.

Luanne said...

I always plan my errands to use as little gas as possible, even though the price has gone down. I too brown bag it with reusable containers. We have a huge veggie garden in the summer and I freeze everything!

lilac grandma said...

Yes, I could really use this book!

lilac grandma said...

Forgot to add tip. When my children were little, I bought an end roll of newsprint from our local paper and they could draw for hours. Also, I think the crockpot is a real time and money saver.
Thanks, Melody

Melissa said...

At the grocery store, I keep a running tab of how much I am spending. I "round-up" the price of the item I put in my cart, and write the price down on my grocery list, adding as I go. This really helps me stay within my budget and curb impulse buys.

windycindy said...

I have read many good things about this book!
I have had my share of trouble with credit cards.
Currently, I belong to Debtor's Anonymous. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

Sorry that I forget to leave a money saving tip. I shop for Christmas gifts throughout the year. It puts much less stress on me and hopefully saves us money. Cindi

photoquest said...

We had a outrageous gas bill so we now combine our trips to utilize the gas in our car better another thing we do to save money i try to cook things that i can make a different dish with the next night with out having to buy all new stuff to cook like baked chicken potatoes and string beans can be turned into soup the next night with some addded veg stock and tomatoes. please enter me

Anita Yancey said...

What a great book. I could sure use some tips on how to live on less. My tip is shop around. You can find some great buys in Dollar Tree.Some brand names in the food section even have longer expiration dates than in the grocery store.

Lori L said...

My tip nicely compliments some other tips listed here.
When grocery shopping walk in with a complete list of what you need along with the estimated cost of the items figured out before hand. Follow the list and do not deviate from it. (Kudos to the tip of keeping a running tally of the total cost.) Sometimes it's the impulse purchases that add up.

Stacie said...

Please enter me! When grocery shopping I am a coupon clipper, but to maximize that I go through the store ad and if I have a coupon AND it is on sale I can sometimes get the item for nearly free! When items are greatly reduced and they are things we use all the time, I will buy multiples to stock up at that sale price. We also butcher a hog and that saves a huge amount rather than having to buy meat at the store.

valerie2350 said...

I'd love to have this book!
tip - before spending money, ask yourself if you really need it.

Stephanie said...

My tip is yard sales and thrift stores. 90%+ of our clothing comes from those places (and nearly all of my books!). I check there first if I need anything- it's a lot less expensive to buy something gently used than to buy something completely new (today, both my sweater jacket and my shirt are from thrift stores. The shirt I'm wearing is one of my favorites, too!).

Anonymous said...

We switched to cloth napkins - it's good for the environment and good for the budget. We each have our own (yes, color-coded) napkin ring, so we use one napkin per day (unless, of course, my 4-year old spills his oatmeal, or his juice, or his milk, or ....)

Gwendolyn B. said...

I buy Christmas cards during the after-holiday sales. Then I store them in the same I use to store scarves, gloves, and mittens. Once the weather turns cold and I need to wear gloves, my bargain Christmas cards are handy and I can get a jump on addressing them!
Thanks for the chance to win this book - it sounds great for these tough times!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Asylumgirl said...

I could totally use this!

My money saving advice is when you want something from a restaurant, talk yourself out of it, if you think about it, you'll realize that you have something at home that will suffice.


cpullum said...

My money saving tip is we have a vacation fund and one of the many ways we stock it is a huge water jug by the door. What ever the kids or my husband and I don't use for the day or loose change goes in the big water jug! Also garage sale money goes in there too! And we pick up every penny off the ground and put it in there!

Anonymous said...

I now go to Goodwill for my nursing uniforms and sweaters. Have saved hundreds of dollars! And use Ethos from theGreen Community. I have used this for almost a year now and have saved 100's of dollars in gas! At least 90 cents a gallon saved. I also have raised my deductables on insurance-home and auto and have saved 100's and paid my auto insurance for a year on a 0% interest card and saved 1 month's payment. I also pay the gov. $5-20 dollars out of my paycheck towards taxes which lowers my income level and taxable level which saves more money! I also lowered our water heater 15 degrees and saved $30.00 a month on electric bill. I bought all weather tires in the summer and saved a few hundred from buying them in the winter and wash all laundry with cold water saveing even more money! I have learned so much I know even more! Sincerely Deborah Waite

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