Sunday, June 14, 2009

Giveaway: The Richest Man In Town: Twelve Commandments in Wealth by W. Randall Jones

Thanks to Valerie at Hatchette Books, I have a giveaway for 5 copies of The Richest Man In Town: Twelve Comandments of Wealth by W. Randall Jones!



Here's a brief description of the book, courtesy of Hatchette Books:
Secretly, if not overtly, almost everyone in America desires to become rich: to make it big, to enjoy the fruits of the most successful life imaginable. But unfortunately, most of us don't have a clue how to reach these all too elusive goals. Quite simply, there's no definitive road map for getting there, no proven plan, and certainly very little access to those who have become "the richest man in town." But now W. Randall Jones, the founder of Worth magazine, is about to change all that. He's traveled to one hundred different towns and cities across the country and interviewed the wealthiest resident in each. No, these are not those folks who inherited their wealth, or happen to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Rather, these are the self-made types who, through hard work and ingenuity, found their own individual paths to financial success. Remarkably, during his research, Jones found that these successful people were not so different from one another. They all shared many of the same traits and followed what the author calls the Twelve Commandments of Wealth: stay hungry (even when you're successful) . . . you really do learn more from failing than you may think . . . absolutely be your own boss, the sooner the better . . . understand that selling is the key to success . . . where you live doesn't matter . . . never retire, and other, more surprising revelations. Practical, unique, and inspiring, this book lets you peek inside the living rooms of dozens of America's most successful people-and shows how you, too, can become THE RICHEST MAN IN TOWN.

About the Author:
Randall Jones has spent 25 years in the magazine and media business. He is the founder of Worth magazine, the financial lifestyle magazine for active wealthy investors, and is also the founder of The American Benefactor magazine, the first magazine about philanthropy from the donor's perspective. He was recently honored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America as "Philanthropist of the Year."

To listed to a clip from the book, click here or visit
http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/books_9780446537834.htm


Randall Jones, founder of Worth magazine, talked to 100 of the wealthiest individuals in 100 towns and communities across the country. Remarkably, during this research, Jones found out that these successful people were not so different from each other - they all had the same traits in common: The 12 commandments of wealth. Now he shares them with you. [Jones'] book is kind of tribute to the system of the American Dream.
-David Patrick Columbia






CONTEST DETAILS:
To enter, share one practice that you have for preserving or growing your wealth.

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win.
2. For an extra entry, sign up to be a follower. If you're already a follower, let me know and you'll get the extra entry as well.
3. For another extra entry, subscribe via googlereader or blogger or by email and let me know that you do.
4. For another entry, blog about this giveaway and send me the link.
5. Leave a separate comment for each entry or you'll only be entered once.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at midnight of June 30, 2009.

30 comments:

  1. Hi,
    One way I have found to preserve my money is to pay off my credit cards every month.

    chey127 at hotmail dot com

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  2. Sweat the small stuff. That is look to cut spending wherever you can -- bringing your own lunch, brewing your own coffee etc.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Posted on my blog side bar under current giveaway. http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

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  4. We both have money taken out of our check and put directly into a credit union. We have no checking on this account and have to drive 40 miles to make a withdrawal. That helps keep the money in there!

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  5. I subscribe.

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  6. I invest in an IRA=)
    I would so love to read this, Please enter me in your giveaway!

    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  7. Just wanted to let you know I've posted to my blog...no need to enter me for a chance to win (I'm not into financial books, lol..although I probably should be!)

    http://goodcontest.blogspot.com/2009/06/contest-open-richest-man-in-town-by-w.html

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  8. I would love to win a copy of this book. If I happen to be so lucky you can reach me at alison [at] domorewithyourmoney [dot] com.

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  9. I already follow your blog!
    Thanks,
    Alison

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  10. Please include me in your giveaway

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I follow your blog


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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  13. Looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  14. This looks great! Please enter me!

    I try to keep little expenses like coffee and such to a minimum - they add up fast!

    BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader).

    BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. Little things add up - been more careful to cut out impulse purchases - sticking to a list and using coupons when possible.

    budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I am a follower.

    budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I changed my way of thinking. I no longer see shopping or going to the mall as fun. I realized that I was buying clothes, shoes, dvds, and electronics that I did not need. The purchases would just clutter up the house and would eventually be discarded/donated. I still shop when I need something, and then I tend to shop at sales or use coupons.
    heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

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  19. I stopped impulse shopping.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. I follow - janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. Subscribed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. Take advantage of the internet. Before you order a pizza, purchase anything online, or hire someone, do a quick search. You'll usually find you are missing coupons or negative reviews. It has helped me countless times to save a buck or two or make mistakes on purchases.

    Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  23. Just subscribed via google reader. Thanks!

    Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  24. Determine an investment plan that you're comfortable with and stick with it - don't try to time the market. Thanks for the giveaway.

    glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

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  25. I'd love to win this book. I read the Millionaire Mind and The Millionaire Next Door and loved them.

    lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

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  26. To preserve my money I don't charge anything anymore and pay cash (debit card) for everything!

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  27. I love the blog about the give a way book, The Richest Man in Town.

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