Review and Give Away: How Much Money Do I Need To Retire?

The book had been sitting on my desk in my home office for months, staring at me in plain sight as a reminder that I needed to read it. Someday. I had received How Much Money Do I Need To Retire from the author, Todd Tresidder, at the Financial Blogger Conference back in October, but I just couldn’t seem to find the time or the motivation to read it. Looking back, my mind just wasn’t in the right place. At the time, getting back on track with our retirement planning was just a twinkle in my eye. We only had […] Read more »

My New “Celebrating Financial Freedom” Course!

Celebrating financial freedom online get out of debt course

If you’ve been following my posts here on EOD for a while now, you may know that I offer a popular Christian get out of debt course that I’ve taught at various venues over the years. The course has always been offered in a physical version with a workbook and CD’s. I’ve been asked many times if I have the course available in an online format, and I’ve always had to say “no”. But not anymore. You Can Win Access to the Course for Free!  (Continue Reading)   You Asked, I’m Making it Happen Over the last few months, I’ve […] Read more »

Save Money Using Chippmunk + $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

We’re a week away from the official start of the busiest shopping season of the year. Who wants to save some money? Today I’ve got not one, but TWO ways to help you save money during this year’s holiday shopping season. First, I want to introduce you to a new coupon site called Chippmunk. Chippmunk is super cool because it’s an aggregate savings search engine. Whoah, back up, let’s try that again in plain English. It simply means Chippmunk scours the internet for the best deals so you don’t have to. I was playing around with it today and it […] Read more »

Review and Give Away: Are You Ready To Be a Soldier of Finance?

I had too much debt, no savings and had no idea how to build a real budget and live within my means. In June of 2009 my finances were a mess and I needed help badly. There are thousands of families with their finances in the same state of disarray today, and looking for something or someone to help them get on the right path. I had the opportunity to take an advanced look at a new book by blogger and Certified Financial Planner Jeff Rose which aims to help people in  situation just like mine. Soldier Of Finance leans […] Read more »

Pssssst, I’ve Got Something Really Cool To Show You……

If you like free stuff say, “Hell YEAH!” and throw a big fist pump into the air. If you’re currently sitting in an office environment and are concerned about what your coworkers will think, you can just do it mentally. Regular readers of personal finance blogs know that at any time there are a ton of giveaways in progress. There are even websites that are devoted completely to hosting giveaways. It is for that very reason that as of last week the Friday “I Love You Like a Blogger Roundup” posts include a “Kick Ass Giveaways” section. Since free stuff […] Read more »

The Psychology of Wealth Book Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a super awesome weekend! I had a terrific weekend but I’m a little sore and slightly injured. haha! Saturday morning I woke up and attended Isaac’s Opening Day Ceremonies and his first t-ball game! I played baseball from age 5-18 so I was very excited when Isaac told Alana and I that he wanted to play baseball. After that I was on my way to the Mud Warrior mud run I signed up for – 4 miles of mud and obstacles. I completed the run in a little over an hour and had […] Read more »

Christmas Stimulus Winners and My Top 15 Most Favorite Resolutions

Another Christmas Stimulus in the books! 🙂 Something else that I noticed was that we have lots and lots of weddings in 2012! Congratulations to all of you either getting married or that have a child getting married! Lots of love in 2012! 😀 I can’t tell you just how much I enjoyed reading all of your financial resolutions for 2012! Some of you even helped me add a couple more to my list!I liked them so much in fact that I decided to share my 15 most favorite resolutions! Not only that I decided to choose my favorite resolution […] Read more »

Brad & J’s 2011 $300 Christmas Stimulus

Guess who’s back with my very favorite giveaway of the year? Remember back in 2009 & 2010 when J Money from Budgets Are Sexy and Enemy of Debt joined forces to bring you our Christmas Stimulus Giveaway. Well we’re here for a third year in a row with $300 worth of cash money to give away to our favorite people — YOU THE READER! That’s right, this is when we dig into our own pockets to show our appreciation for all of you! No sponsors here, just two guys who enjoy what we do and want to say THANK YOU […] Read more »

The $500 Winner in the Kill Your Debt Giveaway is…

3 loooooooong weeks ago I posted the Kill Off Your Debt $500 giveaway. Hopefully you entered to win! If not, keep your eyes peeled open for my next giveaway in December. Then I will be co-hosting the 3rd annual Brad & J’s Christmas Stimulus 2011, where we show our appreciation for all of you. The giveaway went great and it was really fun to read all of the great things you would do once you’re debt free. Thank you all for participating!! After 533 entries — including 19 blog post entries and approximately 144 tweets — a winner has been […] Read more »

Last Chance at Winning $500

Today is your very last chance to enter this giveaway. Comments will be closed at midnight tonight! Click the banner and read the instructions to make sure your entry counts! P.S. I have really enjoyed reading the comments to see all of the different things you would do if you were debt free. The point was to get you to dream about all the things you would do but I hope it doesn’t stop there. I hope you all make those dreams a reality! Good Luck! 😀 Read more »

Share Your Debt Free Bucket List. Win $500 towards Killing Off Your Debt!!

Yep, you read that correctly! One of YOU is going to win $500!! Enemy of Debt and Life Insurance Finder have partnered up to help you reach your debt free goals. Life Insurance Finder is an Australian based company that allows you to compare and select the right life insurance for you and your family based on your needs. All you have to do to enter is tell us what's on your Debt Free Bucket List, plus if you want 10 EXTRA ENTRIES you can write about this giveaway on your blog. Don't have a blog? Not to worry because you'll have the chance to earn up to 5 EXTRA ENTRIES by tweeting about the giveaway. Please read and follow the instructions below to ensure your entry is accepted. Read more »

Two Giveaways and a New Business Venture

Today I wanted to take this opportunity to share some things with you in case you missed it over the weekend. Many of you know Budgets Are Sexy but did you know that Giveaways Are Sexy too? Well they are, and my friend J. Money is making sure of it. This week I am sponsoring a sexy giveaway!! I have offered up a Financial Peace University Lifetime Membership Kit ($119 value) and you are invited to enter the giveaway. After you finish this post be sure to head over and enter your name to win!! Read more »

Book Giveaway: The Wealth Cure by Hill Harper

Time for another book giveaway! 😀 I have not personally read this book yet but it is on my wish list. It sounds like a very inspirational story and a great read for those who want to transform their financial struggles into financial success. Today, I’m giving away one copy of this book and you will have until Wednesday by midnight to enter to win. Enter this Giveaway In order to be eligible to win the hardcover copy of The Wealth Cure all you need to do is leave a comment on this post describing a bad financial habit you […] Read more »

Financial Peace University Kit Bundle Giveaway Winner

It’s time to announce the winner of the Financial Peace University Kit bundle!! At first I planned to announce the winner like I have the others, but I decided to do this instead. I also added some prizes to this bundle as an extra special thanks from me. As I’ve stated before I really truly wish I could give everyone something. I really have enjoyed getting to know so many of you over the years and I can’t thank you enough for all of your support and participation. The winner of today’s giveaway has me really excited because she really […] Read more »