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Contest: Win 1000 business cards from Jukeboxprint

Well, I am happy to announce that the next giveaway on GMBMFB is courtesy of Jukeboxprint.com!

I am giving away TWO (2) sets of 1,000 semi-gloss spot UV business cards (14 pt. double sided printing). This includes FREE delivery within Canada and the USA. :)

You may recall that I ordered my business cards from Jukeboxprint.com last month:

  

Their customer service team was top notch. I was also very impressed with the quality of the printing, and of the card stock. That’s what sets them apart from other print shops – beautiful heavy-duty paper stock makes your cards stand out. And don’t worry, if you don’t have the software (or the time to design your own cards from scratch), Jukeboxprint.com offers a free online business card creator, and the ability to download free card templates for you to custom modify. :)

There are THREE ways to enter (for a total of 3 possible entries):

  1. +1 entry: Tweet about the contest (copy and paste the following: “I just entered to win 1000 business cards from @jukeboxprint and @krystalatwork! Enter now! http://wp.me/pPQjl-2eY“).
  2. +1 entry: Follow @jukeboxprint on Twitter
  3. +1 entry: Comment on this blog post and tell me what you would use the business cards for.

Rules:

  • I am giving away two (2) sets of 1,000 business cards. Each person who enters is only eligible to win one (1) prize.
  • Shipping is free within Canada and USA.
  • Contest closes November 2, 2011 at 5pm PST.
  • The winner will be picked using Random.org.
  • If you are an anonymous commenter, please remember to leave your e-mail address in your comment, otherwise your entry will be disqualified.
This prize is not transferable and may not be used as credit. The prize is for printing of the cards only and does not include design. Prize must be claimed and order placed (including artwork submission) within 30 days of the winner being announced.

Good luck! :)

P.S. The winners of The Wealthy Barber Returns book giveaway are… Tom Hanger, Morgan, Zoey, and Putri! CONGRATS! :) I’ve contacted all of you already, so check your e-mail!

Book Review & Giveaway: The Wealthy Barber Returns by Dave Chilton

My review of Dave Chilton’s new book, The Wealthy Barber Returns, is not very timely. A few people already beat me to the punch (okay, everyone beat me to the punch), but I was still thrilled when my editor Adam Mayers decided to give me 4 autographed copies of the book to giveaway on this blog. So, this review is better late than never. :)

Truth #1: I find it hard to read personal finance books. They’re usually dry and boring. So I usually choose to read marketing books instead. Yeah, I know, not much better.

Truth #2: I have never read The Wealthy Barber (his first book), nor did I know much about Dave Chilton before three key people in the personal finance world recommended the book to me.

So anyway, there I was, with The Wealthy Barber Returns in my hands. While I was really excited to do a giveaway on my blog, I was less than thrilled about having to read it. I mean, I know that The Wealthy Barber is the best-selling book of any kind in Canadian history – and that is a huge deal – but since I hadn’t read it before, I didn’t really know what to expect. So I went to the local Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte (fact: PSLs make everything better). While in the line-up to order my drink, I started reading the book. Well, I didn’t even get past the 1.5 page introduction, and he had me hooked. A personal finance book that was funny hilarious? It couldn’t be! It’s like finding the financial Holy Grail.

I loved this book. Dave’s advice was straight-forward, and the tone was casual and inviting – like he was having a real conversation with me. He has this incredible gift of make personal finance interesting, and easy-to-understand. Basically, he writes like I wish I could write. :)

I can assure you that if you are interested in personal finance, you will devour this book. I couldn’t put it down! This is the perfect book for 20-somethings because the advice is practical, and you will never find yourself overwhelmed with complex personal finance concepts. Plus, it’s really, really funny.

Now, you’re all here to try and win one of four autographed copies of The Wealthy Barber Returns, courtesy of Moneyville.ca and the Toronto Star.

There are THREE ways to enter (for a total of 5 possible entries):

  1. +1 entry (up to a maximum of +3): Tweet about the contest (link back to @krystalatwork and this blog post).
  2. +1 entry: Like GMBMFB on Facebook.
  3. +1 entry: Comment on this blog post and tell me how you first got interested in personal finance.

Rules:

  • I am giving away four (4) autographed copies. Each person who enters is only eligible to win one (1) copy.
  • Open to Canadian and U.S. residents ONLY. (Although, I’m not sure how applicable his advice would be to my American friends).
  • Contest closes October 21, 2011 at 5pm PST.
  • The winner will be picked using Random.org.
  • If you are an anonymous commenter, please remember to leave your e-mail address in your comment, otherwise your entry will be disqualified.

Good luck! :)

P.S. The winner of the RateSupermarket $100 Starbucks gift card was … (drumroll please) … Amanda Wong! Congrats! :) Someone from the RateSupermarket team will be contacting you shortly.

My new business cards (and a serious fail at vlogging)

Well, I was super stoked about receiving my new business cards in the mail yesterday that I really want to try and attempt another vlog. But about 5 seconds into recording, it turned into a tragic mess and then it just got worse from that point on. I was originally not going to post it, but just like in real life, you can’t take back a first impression. Or in my case, a second impression. So, in an effort to stay true to my pathetic attempt at getting better on camera, here is my ridiculously embarrassing, horrifyingly awkward video (please don’t stop reading my blog) …

And to make up for it, here are a few pictures of my cards:

To show you the comparison between the thick 24 pt. cardstock that I used for these business cards, compared to the 10 or 12 pt. cardstock that is used for my full-time job business cards, I’ve stacked up 8 of each beside each other. The difference is quite remarkable!

If you like these business cards, you can hire me to design some for you (just kidding, kind of). But I am also giving away 2 prizes of 1000 business cards each from Jukeboxprint.com. The contest won’t run until the beginning of October, but this is just a heads up for anyone who is thinking about ordering cards in the near future! :)

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