Announcing the winner of the FinancialGenius book giveaway!


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Published January 23, 2015|2 min read

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We're proud to announce that Jennifer from Virginia has won our FinancialGenius book giveaway!The FinancialGenius book bundle is a carefully selected group of five excellent personal finance books. Each one covers a key area of personal finance. Together, they'll give Jennifer a well-rounded education on how to save money and invest in the future.Missed on your chance to win these excellent books? Don't fret. Sign up to our mailing list to get personal finance advice and more sent directly to your inbox. You'll also be the first to know about new giveaways.

Want to recreate the book giveaway on your own? Check out the books that Jennifer won:

For your investments

Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investmentby David F. SwensenDavid Swensen is an investment legend - the Chief Investment Officer at Yale University since 1985, he realized an average annual return of 11.8% on Yale’s investments over the ten years to 2009. Swensen asserts that the for-profit mutual-fund industry fails the average investor, and this book provides the tools for personal investors to take back control of their funds.

For your budget

I Will Teach You To Be Richby Ramit SethiIf you don’t know anything about finances, this is the place to start. Ramit Sethi wrote this book for millennials, and it shows in his humor and attitude. While the title of his book and his blog may be "I Will Teach You To Be Rich," what he’s really teaching is financial literacy, a valuable tool that is the first step to any wealth-building.

For your debt

Debt-Free by 30: Practical Advice for the Young, Broke, and Upwardly Mobileby Jason Anthony and Karl CluckWhile this book may be targeted at people in their first decade after college, it’s useful for anyone who is drowning in debt. The authors wrote the book after eliminating $27,000 of their own debt, so you know that this advice is tried and true.

For your big decisions

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them: Lessons from the Life-Changing Science of Behavioral Economicsby Gary Belsky and Thomas GilovichA personal finance guide and an introduction to a new psychological field, this revised edition of the 1999 classic brings updated research and new insights into behavior during a rough economic downturn. While it might make you feel uneasy about past financial mistakes, this book is a must-read for anyone who touches money.

For your mind

Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things With Moneyby Carl RichardsAnother guide that focuses on human psychology, The Behavior Gap aims to give simple advice that goes against our preconceived notions. Described as "the anti-Jim Kramer," Richards’ calm style reminds readers that getting too emotional about money hurts in the long run.