Book Giveaway – The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

unnamedI’m giving away a copy of “The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated,” written by my friend Helaine Olen of and Harold Pollack. These two cut through the hype and clutter to tell you what you really need to know about money.

To enter to win, leave a comment here on my blog (not my Facebook page). Make sure to include your email address, which won’t show up with your comment, but I’ll be able to see it.

All comments are moderated, so it may take a little while for your comment to show up.

The winners will be chosen at random Friday night. Over the weekend, please check your email (including your spam filter). If I don’t hear from a winner by noon Pacific time on Monday, his or her prize will be forfeited and I’ll pick another winner.

Also, check back here often for other giveaways.

The deadline to enter is midnight Pacific time on Friday. So–comment away!

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  1. This sounds great! With a recent marriage and the addition of 2 stepkids, things have gotten complicated recently, and I’m trying to find a way to streamline our finances. This book could really be useful.

  2. My husband and I have simplified our finances (just in time for retirement), but it took a lot of determination. Personal finances need to be as uncomplicated as possible or we can’t keep track of where we are.

  3. Sassy Mamaw says

    Yours was the first personal finance blog I started reading. I am now devouring everything I can, with retirement 11 years away and still in debt. Any additional information or ideas would be wonderful!

  4. Here’s to de-mystifying personal finance! This looks like a great book.

  5. Tyler myers says

    Always wanted to check out Helaine’s book.

  6. I love to red but I eve seem to win anything

  7. Always up for new ideas. Would love to win this.

  8. I’ve asked Ms. Olen and Dr. Pollack if there are plans to translate their book to Spanish. Personal Finance books in that language tends to be, sadly, dominated by Kiyosaki or Kiyosaki-like books.

  9. I read Helaine’s first book, Pound Foolish, and thought it was great. Totally readable and accessible without all the financial mumbo jumbo.

  10. As a millennial who received zero (and I mean ZERO) financial guidance from family members and/or other adults in my life growing up, I’ve been feeling very alone and misguided lately when it comes to my finances and my future. I’ve been looking for different resources online, and this book seems a great place to start!

  11. brian O'rourke says

    The book looks elegantly simplistic, which is not the same as simple!

  12. Even if I don’t win, I will buy the book because I really enjoyed Helaine’s “Pound foolish” (your recommendation liz); she is such a great writer and am looking forward to learn even more.

  13. I can definitely use help with my finances and would love this book.

  14. Average Jo says

    Sounds interesting. Love your advice. Have been following you in the Los Angeles Times for many years.

  15. Need help with retirement goals,would love to get this book.

  16. I’d like to read this book!

  17. Mark Baldridge says

    Your books are very helpful.

  18. Steeve Joseph says

    Just the title gets me excited!!!!!

  19. Kathy Reichard says

    This is a great book;I would love to have a copy.