It is hard to believe that it has been five years since I started this blog. Five years is actually kinda old for a blog. This blog was started back in 2007 because I wanted to write a blog about my own personal finances which were much more modest than most of the personal finance bloggers around back then. I was already writing my Bank Bonuses blog at that time but I wanted to keep it focused on its niche. A lot has happened since I started this blog: I finished law school,traveled,moved,got married, passed the bar. And I’ve kept blogging through all of it. I think any success that this blog has achieved can be attributed to the simple fact that I didn’t stop blogging. As the saying goes,80% of success is just showing up. That I am able to make a living from my blogging is something I didn’t think would happen a couple of years ago and it is a happy reality for now.
To celebrate five years I’m having a giveaway that consists of all the personal finance books I have that I no longer want and a $5 Amazon Gift Card. The books are Can I Retire?: How Much Money You Need to Retire and How to Manage Your Retirement Savings, Explained in 100 Pages or Less, this is a great book on retirement but it isn’t that great of a coaster so the book does have some water damage; The Vigilant Investor: A Former SEC Enforcer Reveals How to Fraud-Proof Your Investments; The Monopoly Method: An Insider’s Guide to Navigating Wall Street and Becoming a Better Investor: Make Decisions Faster, Make Them More Profitable, and Make Them with Less Risk; The Globe-Trotting Golfer’s Guide to Retirement, this book is signed to me but maybe your name is Andy too; The Digital Diet: The 4-step plan to break your tech addiction and regain balance in your life; Z.E.O.: How to Get A(Head) in Business (Zen of Zombie Series); Global Millionaire and the CreditCard.com book of Cartoons.
All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. One entry per person and all other usual rules apply. The winner will be chosen at random next Wednesday,February 8,2012.