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And The Winner of the $100 Amazon Gift Card Is….


I always love giving gift cards away on my site. No only is it fun to get the reaction from the winners, but it also improves my website reach, allowing more people to understand what it takes to get out of debt, save money, and grow rich! In the two week span of the giveaway, my subscriber numbers and Facebook follower numbers went up quite nicely:

  • Subscribers increased by 72, which took me from 1,031 to 1,103!
  • Facebook followers increased by 65, from 440 to 505!

This means that at the very least there are 72 new people that are learning more about their finances. For all of you new people, I encourage you to comment and ask questions. I would be happy to help in any way that I can!

Okay okay, on to the winner of the contest. There were a total of 940 entries and when I put these numbers into the random number generator, it spit out number 815, which was…. Tammy W.! I absolutely loved her email address as well, which was “livesimply”. As you may have guessed, she very graciously accepted the gift card and is already pondering how she should spend it. Congratulations Tammy!

Stay tuned for the next giveaway!



My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.

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  1. I haven’t tried winning any contest. Congratulations to the winner anyway.

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