Friday, January 1, 2010

January Book Give Away - TMMO




 
 
Happy New Year everyone!
 

Are you all excited about having a fresh start? I am! The New Year really motivates me to think about what I'd like to change or work on. One thing that I'll be focusing more time on is our finances. I know some of you have that goal too or maybe you know someone that needs help in this area.  


I'm so delighted to be able to offer Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover as this month's book! Most of you know that I'm a big fan of his (although I don't agree with his politics). He gives good practical advice and I like how he tells it like it is.  He has helped millions of people take control of their finances.

Take a minute to check out the reviews on Amazon if you're not familiar with him. You don't have to be in debt to benefit from reading this book. This book is really for everyone at whatever phase you're in. From just starting out and you don't even know where to begin to planning for retirement. Here's a link to his site that supports this book My Total Money Makeover.


In addition to the book, I'm also giving away his Deluxe Envelope System planner. It includes a place for your cards, checkbook, notepad and pen, coin purse, AND envelopes so you can start using his envelope system (which I'll talk about in a separate post soon).


To EnterAll you have to do to enter is leave a  comment. Please feel free to enter if you think someone you know would benefit and then pass it on if you should win. Anyone can enter, blog or not. Non-U.S. readers can also enter. I do need a way to contact you so please leave an email addy if you don't have a blog.

 I will post the winner Monday morning.

153 comments:

Sue said...

I'm going to check out this author- who couldn't use some advice and guidance at this time? Thanks for the opportunity to win this, Manuela. I hope the new year ahead brings you all good things.... hugs, Sue

gail said...

I've heard Dave Ramsey is very inspiring. We all need sound advise when it comes to our finances. I have not entered a giveaway before, so today might be my lucky day. Love your blog Manuela. Have a happy New Year.

Blessings Gail [from Australia]

MelsRosePlace said...

Oooh sounds like something i could put to good use. Yes please enter me that would be great, Melinda (from Australia) xx

Miss Janice said...

Good Lord, I thought I was already a follower of your blog...anyway, I am now for sure! Better still, my best friend, Teresa Jane, signed up to follow you right before me! Teresa lives in Evans, Georgia and we are both born and raised in Augusta. We both LOVE your blog!

Amy said...

I'd love a chance to win. I love good reads too, including tour blog.

Ally's Corner said...

Happy New Year. You know our family is doing it the Dave Ramsey way. Just signed up for a 13 week class at our church!!

Ally

countrymummy said...

Please add me to your giveaway list. I'm planning a 'no spend' January. Just grocery shopping and essentials. No random supply or sale shopping for me. I came here via 'Fabric, Paper and Thread'. Would like to follow and will be back again soon. Happy (and wealthy!) 2010.

nysher said...

Great idea for the New Year!

Cindy Lou said...

Oh this would be great...I have heard so many people talk about him! I am wanted to save money this year and just a good way of knowing would be great! This a is great give-away!!Thanks!!!!

jenniferparkcox said...

Thanks for the opportunity. I'd love to learn more about budgeting - and the envelope system!'


Thanks for the opportunity!

Jennifer in Boise

Grammie/Mom said...

I have heard of Dave Ramsey and I could use his insight to get my finances in order. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

Michellee said...

That is one of my goals this year too. I need all the help I can get with my finances. In the Grip of Grace, Michelle

Kelley B said...

Dave Ramsey has a lot of sound advice. I have followed him for years. I have a friend who could really benefit from this advice...can't seem to hear it from me. I am a new follower and love your blog. Happy New Year!

MrsCari said...

I'm ready to also work on my finances so I would love to enter!

Thank you for this giveaway and Happy New Year!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Kelley said...

Like your blog, I love this guy's stuff! Thanks for offering it, even if I'm not the winner!

Happy new year!
Kelley
In Amarillo today; in Oklahoma City tonight... Join with me in singing, "On the road again..."

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I've been telling my New England family they should read this book. They are careful with their money but I think Dave would give them lots of wisdom!

Kath said...

Oh, a Great way to start the year (applying Dave Ramsey's financial plan)!! Please count me in. :~) Thank you.
Blessings,
Kath

Julie said...

What a wonderful gift for starting the New Year! My husband would love for me to read up on this, I'm sure! Not my strong point, but one that I'd like to develop!

Happiest of New Year's wishes to you, Manuela!

Bonita said...

That's a great give-away and I can't recommend that book highly enough! Don't enter me in the contest since I already have it, but thanks for offering it.

slip4 said...

Boy could we use this giveaway! I have heard of Dave Ramsey but could use any help he can give us!

Always April said...

I could totally use this! Thanks for bringing us such a great give away!

Beth said...

Happy New Year Manuela! I've been a fan of Dave Ramsey for years. I would really like his book and evelope system!

Rhonda said...

What a great give away. We could all use a financial makeover for the new year!

The Busy Blaine's said...

We have been seriously considering using his program to get us on tract. What a great way to start the year!

vintage girl at heart said...

Just wanted to say Happy New Year to you and how wonderful it is to always visit you for bright cheerful and thrifty decorating ideas!!!
Looking forward to the New Year and new inspiration!!

Chrissie said...

Fabulous give away!! I could make full use of the advise in the book!! Enter me please!! (",)

Julie said...

Sounds like a good book to have! I'm crossing my fingers!

Happy New Year!

Heather said...

Happy New year! That book is awesome. It really helped me a lot when I read it a couple years ago! Whomever wins is going to be very lucky!

aahcoffee said...

What a great idea! My hubby is hitting the road as a truck driver soon (after being a banker for several years) and I know we'll have some big changes to make!

Miki said...

I love the birds in your photo for this post! I have always wanted to try that envelope system and would also benefit from reading this book. Thank you for hosting this - what a great way to start off the new year with financial help :-) MIKI

Adrienne said...

What a great way to kick off the new year. We have taken Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University and it made BIG changes in our finances. I'd love to have the book to review and sharpen my skills. Thanks for your giving heart that wants to help your friends improve their lives. We, too, are focusing on our finances this year. ~Adrienne~

june@craftyniche said...

Great book!

Stephanie said...

What a great way to ring in the new year! Good financial advice is always welcome. Thanks, and Happy New Year!

Sibyl said...

Manuela

Love your site. Always looking at ways to enhance our lives. The Dave Ramsey book would help out bunches.

Thanks
Sibyl

Lorri said...

I am a very big fan of his. He will be in Dallas Texas in March and trying to find someone to go with me. I love his advice and straighforward answers to financial questions. Please enter me, I would love to win!

T said...

I love Dave Ramsey!
tlsthompson@gmail.com

Mrs.Rabe said...

I'm in! The only debt we have is our house, but I would like to get that paid off even sooner than we are on track to do, and to not feel stretched to the limit every month! My goals for this year!

Lynsey said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway! This book has been on my list to buy for months. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!!

Tammy said...

Happy New Year!! I have heard of Dave Ramsey, but have never tried his method.

Thanks for the chance to win!!
Tammy M
kolkatamom at bellsouth dot net

makingthemostofbeingathome said...

happy new year!!!! what a fabulous giveaway thank you so much for sharing this with us.

xx

Laura said...

I'd love to read his book! Don't know why I haven't yet. I've only ever heard great things about dave!

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Me me, I want to win. And I certainly could use some advice on money matters. Have an awesome day! kdc

Alana Jo said...

I would love to enter.

Thanks!

Alana @ www.justniftythrifty.com
yahoobuckaroo@hotmail.com

mizdarlin said...

Happy New Year!
Hmm...don't know if it would help..a fixed income, a bit of debt..sure can't hurt, I guess...sign me up-and thanks..

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Love the practical side of this giveaway as we enter a new year with new beginnings. Finances seem to be first in all our planning.

Love the idea of the envelope. My oldest daughter and her family use an envelope system and it certainly works for them.

Shabby Soul said...

I would really like to win this!! Being debt free would be awesome & I have heard many good things about his program!

2Belles2Beaux4me said...

Would love to begin this year with Dave Ramseys system myself. Blessings!

Mindy Jennings said...

Love Dave Ramsey. Would love to win your drawing!

theconfidentmom said...

I have not read his book, but am familiar with his viewpoint with handling money. I would love more information and a chance to really understand his philosophy. Thanks!

ginny said...

I am hoping for a more financially secure new year. It has been totally horrible since 2007 when my husband lost his job. Then I lost my job in 2008 and we exhausted all our savings.
I would love to win that book.

Sharon said...

I'd love to be blessed with this. Please enter my name....

Manuela said...

Happy New Year Manuela!! I love your fresh new blog header. So pretty!
That's a book my husband would enjoy reading. ;)
Have a lovely 2010!

baby sis said...

I was just thinking about buying that for my daughter in College. I would love to be able to share his advice with her!! Thank u for the great giveaway!!!!

whatever ~ cathieb said...

as always - so very generous of you!

thanks for sharing!

wishing you and your family a very happy & healthy 2010!

Julie said...

Manuela,

oooo, great giveaway, especially right here at the New year beginning, a time of goals, and dreams and wishes of transformations and changes in our lives. Dave Ramsey is awesome. Keep on posting all your beautiful pics and inspiring posts. Love to visit here with you. Blessings for 2010 to you!!!

Nadine said...

Dear Manuela,

What a great giveaway! I started reading his book, but had to give it back to the person I borrowed it from. Please enter me!

Blessings for this New Year!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Wendy said...

Oh wow! I've heard great things about him. We just bought a house 3 months ago and I'm anxious to learn any new way to save money! I most certainly do not want to become a statistic!

Stacy said...

I am a big fan of his too! I listen to his radio show almost every night.
Thanks!

Sarah said...

I forgot to leave me email. Sorry!

whitelinechasers@yahoo.com

Terri and Bob said...

Ok, I am totally needing this. Even if I don't win, I am going to check this out!

Anonymous said...

thanks for letting non-Us residents enter! just have discovered your blog & love it!
royal_bay@hotmail.com

The Nordquists said...

LOVE Dave Ramsey! I think he could definitely help me out!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a great way to help someone begin the year off right!! Hubby and I have facilitated his classes before and it is awesome to see how much help people receive!!

Don't enter me in as I have these great tools already - just wanted to say- I wish I had thought of this for a giveaway!!

blessings
mary

Connie said...

What a great giveaway! Who doesn't need help with finances during this struggling economy? Thanks for the chance to win!

Vicki in UT said...

I would love this book for my son and DIL. They are overcoming some bad habits and getting on track money-wise, and this is a system they are trying to follow. The book would help them.

momma-o-minnie said...

Our family has used a "form" of the envelope system. We discovered money missing from our envelopes, so instead we use an envelope to write how much is available (say for food) and then write down how much we spend and subtract. When we reacy -0- then we're done - Oh well....
I never read Dave Ramsey's stuff - a friend of mine had and gave us this idea.

Jennifer said...

I would love to win this and start the year off on the right foot!

Melanie said...

I have heard a lot about Dave Ramsey and have seen him on Neil Caveto. It sounds like a lot of common sense advice. I don't know what his politics are but hopefully they are conservative:) Maybe that is why you don't like him? LOL

Happy New Year.

Richella said...

Manuela, what an awesome giveaway! What a lovely, lovely pattern you've set for yourself--you're so generous in so many ways!

Happy New Year!

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Manuela,
I so loved looking around your blog and the gorgeous pictures of your house. Oh my goodness you do such marvelous things. I just love your porch and I'm so envious. I have no place for a porch. I have a sad, neglected west facing patio though. I hope to plant a tree in the backyard this year.
Thanks to you I read the Dave Ramsey book a year ago and we're trying to follow his advice. I even bought the high school course for the kids to do. Wound up we all loved it and I highly recommend it for homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike. My oldest has strictly adhered to his advice from this series, has his emergency fund funded and has even started his 401K with the company he works for. He's only 19. It's so great knowing that he'll have better money management skills than we did. So I couldn't sing Dave's praises enough nor your's for introducing me to his philosophies and advice. Thank you, Thank you.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Happy New Year Manuela! Would love to win.

Tiffany said...

The reason i found your blog is because of the dave ramsey posts you did a while back! :D This year Needs to be better than the last and i hope it win!!

Deborah said...

I know I need advice on investing. I'm 56 years old and had my money invested in something called the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) where I can pick from several plans within TSP. I picked the wrong plan and lost most of my money, so now sit at retirement age without enough to retire with, so I'm facing many more years working than retirement. So yes, I could definitely use Dave Ramsey's book. Count me in!

dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Gayle said...

I've always heard good things about Dave Ramsey - it would be helpful to learn more about him!

Suzann said...

I have heard quite a bit about Dave Ramsey, but I have never had the opportunity to read anything by him. What a treat it would be to win this.

Anonymous said...

Some good inspiration. Just what we all need now. What a great giveaway.

Beth said...

Happy New Year!
Beth

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Well, I'd heard of him. But didn't know anything about his politics. So I Googled him to see. Manuela, I think we must be of like minds!
Brenda

Jill said...

Wow! I would love to win this packet!!! We have friends that have followed his plan for the last year and have made great progress in their journey to become debt free. Blessings to you in this wonderful new year ahead of us.

Jill

T&C said...

I could really use some help in the finance department. I need all the help I can get.

adsgram said...

Manuela...I just got a new PC, and found you through another blog I have been following. IMy son and DIL follow Ramsay, and are doing quite well for almost newlyweds. I would love to be entered into your giveaway, please.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

Lynne
dlynne172@yahoo.com

Judy said...

I listen to Dave from time to time. He offers good financial advice for all of us.

Gloria said...

Hi Manuela. Just popped in to say I hope your new years went well and to also say have a great year ahead. Look forward to reading your posts this year. Take care.

Nati said...

happy new year! looks like a great giveaway! :)

Sarah said...

Who couldn't use advice on managing money.
~ Happy New Year!
Sarah

mcnairy said...

Reading his book would be a great way to start out the new year. Please enter me. Thanks for offering it. Susie

jillybee123 said...

What an awesome give-away you are having. A big blessing you are passing on with this one.

I've read his books, all are great. Mr. Wonderful and I are signed up at church later this month for his class. We started one last fall, but had to stop due to my Mom going into the hospital.

If I win, I will be giving it to the 24 yr. old daughter of friends. She graduated from college, with tons of student loans and is just overwhelmed. Even with 3 part-time jobs.

Blessings to you,
Jilly

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

I have heard of Dave Ramsey, but never read his book.....who couldn't benefit from better financial planning......Manuela...Happy New year...I look forward to your posts....

Audra said...

Who couldn't use a little or a lot of money advise? Count me in!

Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

What a cool giveaway! Could really use this!

Thanks!
Blessings,

Kelly

Keeping Up with the Benson's said...

OOOO I love DR! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Helen said...

Please add my name to your giveaway!

Rachel Phelan said...

What an awesome give away. I really like his advice. I get emails with some of his tips and answers to questions sent in to him. You're right, everyone could use some of his advice, whether or not you're in debt. :)

Lou Cinda said...

This is something everyone can benefit from, especially in these economic times. Great give away!

Lou Cinda

Kendra said...

Wow! I REALLY could use this! Thanks!

Michelle M. said...

I have his book on tape and love it! It would be nice to have a hard copy :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Hellow from out here in wet West Georgia ... sun please come out to stay!

What a great give-a-way -- you're a one stop inspiration shop, Manuel! Destiny
Destoandtheboys@cs.com

Indian Thoughts said...

Happy new year. I am not in for give away. :)

STEPH said...

oh yay! I would love love love to win this book. My husband and I have been talking about Dave Ramsey and his methods. This is just what we need to get started.

ElleX said...

Thank you doing this book give away. Dave Ramsey is right on the money when says we should pay off all debt.

I love your blog (I loved your old blog, too!)!

Happy New Year!

Susan at Charm of the Carolines said...

Dave is from middle Tennessee. And this man walks the walk as well as talks the talk. I've been listening to him for what? 15 years now. Truth is enduring.

Susan at Charm of the Carolines

Kate said...

Great gift and great timing with the new Year. Thanks for offering!

misskp said...

Wow, Manuela! The only new years' "resolution" I made was to read this book and follow the envelope system....well, and take better care of myself physically. I can't believe you're offering the book as your first giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win it!

miss_k_p@yahoo.com

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Would love a chance to win this give away I do have this book but would love to give a copy to my daughter.
Cyndi

Jill said...

I have this book and love it! I need to read it again for a refresher. One of my best friends is a single mom with 2 teen girls. If I win this I would give it to her.

Thank you and hugs!
Jill

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Happy New Year to you my sweet friend! Thank you so much for always offering inspiration, creativity and practical ideas to help us all craft a better life.
Love and good thoughts!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

P.S. I'm a huge fan of Dave Ramsey, so please do enter me into your give away!

Kelly B said...

I have been thinking about trying his book out. It would be great if I ended up winning it instead!! ;0) I have always found your blog so inspiring. The way you decorate and redecorate always inspires me. I am making a new years resolution about adding more toile into our house. Now that is one I know I will be able to stick to!! ;0)

Kristi said...

I have heard alot of good about
Dave Ramsey, and have seriously considered trying his books! Would love to win this! Happy New Year!
Kristi
lks2001@cebridge.net

Rosemary said...

Happy New Year Manuela!!!
Rosemary

Rita said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing

cstironkat said...

Please enter me, I really appreciate this giveaway.

Jennifer said...

I would love to win this. My husband and I have been talking about doing this money makeover. Thanks.

kathy55439 said...

I have heard great things about Dave Ramsey////

Anonymous said...

I've heard of this book and would really love it! Thanks for such a timely giveaway.

Melissa
vegafarm@wwt.net

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Wow! Sounds like this book was written just for me! Sign me up for your giveaway please! Thanks!
~Donna

Anonymous said...

Great idea for the New Year!

Tabyc@aol.com

James Woosley said...

I love Dave Ramsey and have taught his FPU program 13 times! No need to enter me in the drawing, I just wanted to say what a wonderful thing it is for you to give away such an encouraging book for the start of 2010. I hope whoever wins it puts it into practice...and it will change their family tree!

All the best,

James Woosley
http://www.WoosleyCoaching.com

Nicole D. said...

I think I could benefit from this - I've never been very responsible with money. Thanks!

Bombtastic Belle said...

This is a great giveaway! My husband and I are trying to get our finances under control since we 've started trying for a baby. I've never read DR's books, but I've heard great things about him.
eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

Our Big Family Blog said...

I'm not able to see his regular show but occasionally see him as a guest on other shows. He's so sensible! He has great advice and I'd love to read the book. I enjoy your blog.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy New Year to you, too! What a beautiful blog you have! So many wonderful decorating ideas!

Brandi said...

thanks for hosting this giveaway. I would love to have this so please enter me,.

DMarti2620 said...

I would love to win this. I really need some good advice on finances!

Lisa said...

This is great, I've had his name on a list of books I need to get for a year... ummm guess I really do need his help! THANKS this is Awesome of you

Martine said...

What a great giveaway. I certainly could use the book and the envelope system to help me reach my new year's goals. Thank you

Sandy said...

This is a great giveaway. Thanks for encouraging good financial responsibility.

Sandy
rickmc@recn.ca

Diane said...

Well I sure have heard a lot about Dave Ramsey and it's about time I read his book. So get me started here and pick my name! Happy New Year, Diane

jenjen said...

Am I too late? I would love to win. To say I am unorganized is an understatement :)

XOXO
Jen

PS -- Happy New Year Manuela!

Liisa said...

I have heard so much about this book and would love the opportunity to own it.

Your blog is so encouraging...thank you for the time you put into it.

Blessings,
Liisa
I'd rather not publish my email address so if I win I will email it to you if that is o.k. :)

Bonnie said...

I lost my job in March and have been trying to budget our finances. I would love to win as this would help us tremendously and I am a Dave Ramsey fan! Thanks!...Bonnie

autumntime said...

Sounds like a great book! I too enjoy listening to him- He has great advice for everyone to use in their finances. Thanks

Kathy said...

Now this I really need :-) I'm a regular follower of your blog
Happy New Year!

jennifer-pritchett@att.net said...

A beautiful site. I found it while searching homemaking. I hope to visit you lots in 2010. Jennifer

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

He gives great financial advice. Have a wonderful New year Manuela!
Blessings,
Marcia

Audra said...

I've heard a lot of good things about Dave Ramsey, and who couldn't use help in the personal finance area. Please include me in the book give-away. I really enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for your inspiration.

Colleen said...

Oh this sounds great! One can always use help with finances! Thanks for the chance..:-)

kakihara said...

Yes please, I could use some help with my finances!! Thanks for the chance to win! and Happy New Year!!!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Kim Stewart said...

Manuela,
I love your blog and was so happy when you came back from your blogging break! I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks so much!
Kim
mytupkim2003 at yahoo dot com

Audrey said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway, thanks!
Audrey
bretz@roadrunner.com

Dreams and Decor said...

Hubby and I love to watch his TV show, so I would love to win your giveaway! Hope you have a blessed and happy 2010! Patti

Connie said...

I have been wanting to get Dave's book for a while now. He totally makes sense and I love his 'we are debt free' shoutout he has on his show. I've been a follower of yours for awhile now and I must say i am never disappointed in your posts. I would love to win this book.
Thanks,
Connie

Donna said...

Dave Ramsey is very inspiring. I would love to read this book. Please enter me.

Rhondi said...

I'd like to read that book. I like what Dave Ramsey says.

buzzd said...

I could use this to get my finances in order

Anonymous said...

So many people are using his methods to become debt free & now you're giving us the opportunity to do so also! Thanks for entering me and for your cool ideas for frugal and very attractive living. God bless you, Manuela...Hope

Anonymous said...

I always find something fun each time I check your blog. Thanks for entering me in you giveaway!

Hope
jag2016@sbcglobal.net

Carolyn said...

I could use this more than I can say. . . I hope I'm not too late. Thanks for the giveaway!

Gracie said...

You're always busy with some surprise Manuela, great!

jAne said...

I'd dearly love to win this giveaway, Manuela. I don't know anything about Ramsey's politics but I know he's amazing with finances. :o)

Thank you for offering this giveaway - very timely for most of us!

Blessings,
jAne * tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com
ladyjanesjournal@gmail.com

Vintage Girl said...

Happy New Year to You!! What a wonderful giveaway, my husband listens to his radio show while driving. I love his ideas. Thanks and blessings, Heather

Manuela@TPOH said...

This giveaway is closed. Thank you!

Manuela

Cindy Conner said...

Dave Ramsey is excellent. My oldest daughter and her husband have taught Dave Ramsey for two years at our church and it has been a success.