Five Year Blogoversary Giveaway

by Andy Hough on February 1, 2012

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 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.

1 Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents February 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

Great giveaway!

2 MarilynsMoney February 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Enter me, I’m in!

3 William P February 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm


4 James R February 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Please enter me as well. Great site!

5 Naz February 2, 2012 at 12:53 am

enter me in, please

6 Garrett Oakes February 2, 2012 at 9:06 am

Congratulations on 5 years.

7 Linden Townhouse February 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Please put my name in the hat too! Congrats on five years!

8 Tina February 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Congrats on 5 years!!! Those are some great books I’d love to read.

9 Diogo February 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

5 years and I only found it a couple of months ago. Better late than never:)

10 Naomi February 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I have been reading your website for 2 years now. Keep up the great work!

11 Amy February 3, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Congratulations on being around for so long!

12 My Frugal Miser February 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Congratulations on making it five years. I started a blog back in 1997… I don’t even think the word “blog” existed then. It was more of a diary and didn’t last too long. Truth be told, Tight Fisted Miser played a big role in me deciding to give it another shot by starting My Frugal Miser, so thanks for the inspiration.

13 cashflowmantra February 5, 2012 at 7:49 am

Congratulations on 5 years. You are to be commended for sticking with it so long.

14 Kay Lynn @ Bucksome Boomer February 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Congratulations on five years! Great giveaway.

15 Andy Hough February 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I’m glad to hear I helped inspire your blog.

16 petra February 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Happy 5 years!

17 John @ Married With Debt February 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Great idea for a giveaway – congrats on 5 years!

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