So, in case it’s not obvious by now, I think I’ve become a tad obsessed with giving away personal finance books on my blog. In saying that, it’s tough to choose which ones to give away, because there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of them out there. But when Preet Banerjee sent an email saying his new book was coming out in January, I knew it would be good – and I was not disappointed.
In Stop Over-Thinking Your Money!, Preet starts by listing the five simple rules of financial success: disaster-proof your life, spend less than you earn, aggressively pay down high-interest debt, read the fine print and delay consumption (hey, wasn’t I just talking about fighting the urge to swipe on Other Voices last weekend?). If those five simple rules sound obvious, you’re right – you’ve probably heard them before. But what Preet does an amazing job of anytime he talks about money is explaining things in simplest terms; giving clear, real-life examples and talking to readers without any judgment. And even though I thought I knew a lot about each of those rules, I was still taking notes while reading through them.
Now, I say he “starts” by listing his five simple rules because that’s just the first half of this book. For me personally, turning the page to Part 2 felt similar to finding one last gift under your Christmas tree. You know, the one you really wanted but thought you weren’t going to get! Part 2 included everything I’ve been waiting to have someone explain to me in simplest terms: the basics of investing, insurance and financial advisors. I read Preet’s book from cover-to-cover in only two days, and the to-do list I have as a result made it easy to write this review on Goodreads. And now the fun part: I’m giving away 1 copy!
To enter this giveaway, you can tweet about it (1 entry), follow me on Twitter (1 entry), follow Preet 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 6 entries, or tweet about it daily to squeeze in a few more. (Remember to use Rafflecopter to make your entries count!)
Because of the Canadian content, the Stop Over-Thinking Your Money! Giveaway is open to Canadians only*. This giveaway starts on Wednesday, January 15th at 12:00 a.m. PST and ends on Thursday, January 23rd at 12:00 a.m. PST. The winner will be announced in a blog post on Friday, January 24th at 4:00am PST. Good luck!
What is your favourite personal finance book?