I started this blog on August 27th, 2010. I can hardly believe it, but I’m officially coming up on the 10 year anniversary of this blog. There have been highs, there have been lows, but one thing has been consistent – my amazing readers. You’ve been with me through it all – leaving comments, showing your support with social shares, and I’ve even gotten to meet some of you. If there weren’t readers, this blog would be way less fun, so that you.
And, to show my thanks, I decided to host this massive giveaway with over $500 in prizes!
How to Enter – It’s Sooo Easy
Enter to win the raffles by sharing this post via:
That’s it (just click the links above to do it)!
(To be sure all your points are counted, please comment below with what you’ve shared so I can record your points. Thanks!!)
Each share is worth a point. AND, you can share as much as once a day till the drawing ends if you want. All your shares will count.
What Can You Win??
Since this blog anniversary is so meaningful to me, I wanted this giveaway to show meaning as well – you know, to show my appreciation, but also to hopefully impact those that are looking for a new start financially.
For my blogiversary this year, I’ll be hosting 10 days of giveaways, representing my 10 years of blogging. See the table below for the listing of awesome prizes!!
You can enter all the way up to the last day. So if you don’t catch wind of this giveaway until August 26th, don’t worry, you can still enter and potentially win the big prize!
My Journey With This Site – Thanks For Joining Me!
I started this site when I was 25 years old. I wasn’t tech savvy (don’t believe me? Take a look at the screenshot below!) and I knew nothing about blogging. but I knew I wanted to make a difference.
Rewind to a few months’ earlier
My then-mother-in-law gifted me with a book. It was Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University”. She probably still doesn’t know it, but that book changed my life. It transformed my beliefs about debt and money. Before that book, I believed that debt was a tool. I thought that as long as you could earn money with debt, it was okay. After that fateful read however, I realized how much risk could be involved and what the true stakes were.
My beliefs flipped and my emotions quickly took me on an entirely new course. One filled with frugal living, endless side hustles, and a flurry of promotions at work. All to obliterate debt, and to ultimately put myself on a path to financial freedom.
Fast forward to today…10 years later
Me and my family have absolutely no debt. We own a 2,000 square foot house on 6 acres, we’ve got two great cars, and there’s hundreds of thousands of dollars in our investment accounts. We don’t have a financial care in the world. Life is good.
Let’s Do Another 10 Years!
This blog takes a lot of work (case and point, I’m currently writing this post at midnight while everyone else in the house is sleeping). Sure, it generates a decent income, but I don’t really need the money anymore.
So why do I continue to blog?
I absolutely love the impact.
Tonight, a random person that I’ve never met could search the phrase, “How can I get out of debt?”. They could stumble upon one of my posts, read the full excerpt, and because of just a few words that I put onto a page years ago, their life could be transformed forever…just like when my mother-in-law put that book of Dave Ramsey into my hands.
Simple words on a page…they can change lives. And I love being a life saver, a life changer, a life transformer.
It’s been an amazing 10-year journey and believe me, I’m just getting started. Let’s at minimum do this another 10 years shall we? And let’s get it started with this giveaway!
What Entering Does For You – Now and in the Future!
The first benefit of entering this giveaway is pretty obvious – you could win prizes!! Books that could change your life and giftcards that could change your wallet!
Secondly, by sharing this post via your social channels, you’ll be more prone to see my posts in the future and maybe even subscribe and follow me! Do that and you’ll get free financial advice for life. You won’t regret it. There’s some good stuff coming!
Finally, by sharing this giveaway with others, it could change their lives.
- They could win a giveaway prize
- They might subscribe and receive a free eBook (“101 Ways to Make More Money”)
- And who knows? They may stumble upon that post that’s life-transforming. And they’ll have you to thank. Don’t miss this chance to change a life!
- Winners will be drawn via Rafflecopter
- Must be 18 or older to win
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.