Lessons in Personal Finance: A Back-to-School Giveaway
If you haven’t noticed yet, there’s been a bit of a theme to this week’s posts. I’ve been talking about careers, reading, writing, and going back to school to learn about investing… and it all leads to one pretty awesome giveaway, if I do say so myself!
All summer, I’ve been trying to think of a giveaway that I would want to win. If there’s one thing I love more than almost anything else, it’s books. And the topic I’m obviously most interested in reading about these days is personal finance. So, I decided to combine the two and give readers a chance to win a couple of my favourite personal finance books.
Thanks to donations by the authors, I’m giving one reader a signed copy of Debt-Free Forever by Gail Vaz-Oxlade and a copy of How Not to Move Back in With Your Parents by Rob Carrick. Gail and Rob are two of the people I look up to most, when it comes to Canadian personal finance writers, so I’m really excited to share some of their words and advice with you.
And to sweeten the pot, I want to throw in a copy of MoneySense’s Beginner’s Guide to Personal Finance. I read the guide in one sitting, this summer, and I think it’s an incredible resource for any Canadian who is just starting to get serious about their finances (hence the title).
If you’re noticing that the word “Canadian” keeps being repeated, that’s because I’m only making this giveaway open to residents of Canada. I think some of the content in the books could be beneficial to anyone, but there’s a lot of technical jargon that only applies to our savings vehicles, and I want a Canadian to soak up every bit of the advice. I hate the thought of excluding other readers, but I can promise there will be another giveaway for everyone to enter before Christmas!
To enter this giveaway, you can tweet about it (1 entry), follow me on Twitter (1 entry), like my Facebook page (1 entry) or write a comment on this post that answers the question below (2 entries). You can also do all of these things for a total of 5 entries. (Remember to use Rafflecopter to make your entries count!)
The Back-to-School Giveaway is open to Canadians only. This giveaway starts on Friday, August 30th at 12:00 a.m. PST and ends on Sunday, September 8th at 12:00 a.m. PST. The winner will be announced in a blog post on Monday, September 9th at 4:00am PST. Good luck!
Name one personal finance lesson that you think kids/teens/college students should be taught in school.