My Bday Giveaway, Yakezie Round up, and Uncommon Money News (Vol. 102)
|July 13, 2010||Posted by Roshawn Watson under Uncategorized|
By: Roshawn Watson
In celebration of my upcoming birthday, I’ve decided to offer you an opportunity to win a $60 gift certificate from CSN Stores. CSN stores has over 200 online stores featuring products from a variety of areas including: home improvement, cookware, dining room sets, baby accessories and much more. You should have no problem finding a place to spend your new found cash. No purchase is necessary to enter :) Each of the following constitutes a chance to win.
How To Qualify for My Bday Giveaway:
1. Leave a comment below telling me your favorite birthday experience
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I will select the winner using a random number generator. You must respond to my email request within 48 hours or another winner will be selected. Please leave an email address that you’ll be checking. You have until July 25th to enter.
Writing about this giveaway made me recall my favorite birthday experience. I had just
snow-balled paid off nearly six-figures worth of consumer debt. I decided to throw a party, so I rented out the second level of a restaurant that I liked, hired an extraordinary jazz musician, hired a photographer, etc. and invited my friends and family. It was a lot of fun, and I even briefly shared my story of becoming debt-free. We also celebrated at Carowinds, an amusement park that I enjoy. Several people brought presents, which was very kind and appreciated. However, I had already given myself the biggest gift I could ask for. I was debt-free excluding the mortgage, and the deep sense of accomplishment I felt when hitting that particular milestone is still hard to describe. To be in control of your financial life is phenomenal. I didn’t realize at the time the total impact having those chains of debt released from my income would have, but I just knew this change was monumental and essential. To celebrate becoming debt-free a) along with my birthday and b) having friends and family there to celebrate with me made the experience all the more memorable and special. To this day, people still tell me how that experience has affected them.
Disclaimer: Watson Inc and I received no compensation for this post!
Now, it’s time to do the weekly Uncommon Money News and Yakezie Round Up.
Uncommon Money News and Yakezie Round Up
In preparing to write my posts, I often come across noteworthy and sometimes bizarre financial and business news. Below are links to some of these sites. Enjoy!
Additionally, Joe from Joe Taxpayer’s A Bastille Day Roundup gave the link love this weekend with some great posts (really enjoyed the estate-planning article from Wealth Pilgrim). I am honored that Savings Down, Spending Up, But What Does it Mean? (awesome comments on post) was included. Funny About Money also did a Yakezie Round Up in honor of breaking into the top 100 of wisebread. That rocks and thanks for the mentions!
Posts Of The Week
Tax on Dividends, Capital Gains Will Remain at 20%: Geithner(and here)
10 Brands That May Disappear in 2011
Tax on Dividends, Capital Gains Will Remain at 20%: Geithner(and here) POW
Entertainment Money News
Robert Patinson, K Stew, and Taylor Lautner to get up to $40 million each for Break Dawn
Offbeat Money News
Tour a $50 million Hamptons House of fun
Yakezie Round Up
Even Lebron James Doesn’t Listen to President Obama and Goes to Miami (at Financial Samurai). I promise there is some relevance to personal finance (trust me!)
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