One of my blog friends, Abigail Perry just published a book called Frugality for Depressives which is a book about achieving financial goals while living with depression and chronic fatigue. And unlike me, her advice is valid. She's earned and saved money while living with depression and chronic fatigue.
Abigail does a great job integrating sound advice with realism, and I have no doubt that I have many real life friends who would love this book. Thus, I'm giving away one copy of this book.
To enter the giveaway, you can contact me and let me know that you want to enter to win a copy of Frugality for Depressives. Seriously, just contact me.
Message me in Facebook, text me, tell me in real life, call me (you know I won't answer, but if you leave a message, I'll enter you), Tweet at me (@hannahlrounds), or leave a comment with a VALID email address, and I'll pick a winner on Monday, May 9th.
If it turns out that you don't win the book, you can always buy it on your own. These are the various links.
Buy the PDF directly
(It’s been pointed out that you can buy the PDF directly and still read it in your Kindle. )
Buy the ePub directly
Or buy it on Amazon
If you don't want a copy of the book yourself, but you've got a friend who needs it, feel free to share this post and my contact information with them.
The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone for participating. Samantha was the prize winner for the online commenters, and my friend Katie won the offline comment prize.
Normally I don't touch politics on this blog, but this year seems to be the year of the political outsider, so as an outsider, I want to propose a few politically unpalatable proposals that I think would make my country better.
Of course, by the time these proposals made it through the political machine, they would be so bastardized that even I would disown them, but I'm feeling idealistic. As a voter, I want to see political candidates grapple with these underconsidered policy proposals. And as a blogger, I want to hear your thoughts!
Recently, Rob made a $400 dollar mistake. He went to a physical therapist.
Visiting the physical therapist wasn't the problem. The problem was that he assumed that the doctor on campus was an in-network physician, but it turns out the therapist is out of network.
Are you a frequent recipient of unsolicited advice? I mean other than when you read my blog?
I hate unsolicited advice, but I have to admit it's been beneficial in my life. For example, a friend once told me that I needed to stop wasting my time hanging around nice guys. "Your willingness to hang out with nice guys," he said, "Is the reason that so few good men ask you on dates."
After the feelings of shock and anger wore off, I saw that he had a point. Nice guys were a safe, flattering time suck. I loved to receive attention from nice guys, but I had no reason to date them. Good men, on the other hand, represented possible commitment, and I gave them little opportunity because I wasted my time with nice guys who had no long term potential.
It's not that hanging around nice guys is bad. It's just that if your goal is to attract a good man, hanging around nice guys is a waste of your most precious resource, time (and flirting energy).
You might be interested to learn that I've fallen prey to the "Nice Guy" problem in my personal finances too. Have you? You'll have to look at your net worth (and your stuff) to find out.
I'm a wife, a mom, an employee, and a personal finance nerd who is devoted to spreadsheeting my way through life.