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Celebrating 5 Years of Million Dollar Journey!

Yes, you read right, it’s already been five years since Million Dollar Journey kicked off! It all started in early Dec 2006, just over three years after graduating from University and in the process of turning around our personal finance situation towards building wealth.

It still baffles me how much this site has grown over the years.  It all started with a personal online journal to track my finance journey which evolved into the community you see today.  A strong and loyal readership who is as passionate about personal finance and investing as I am.  Proudly, we have grown to over 16,000 subscribers and have received over 10 million hits over the past five years.

As a token of my appreciation, I’d like to again give something back to the readers and the community (about $1000!).

The Giveaways

Gift Cards

For the readers,  I’m offering multiple prizes to increase the chances of winning.  Having said that, we’re giving away $25 Amazon.ca or Amazon.com gift cards, 20 to be exact ($500 total).  Hopefully this will go towards financial books that you’ve been meaning to pick up.


In addition to the prizes, I’d like to do something for the Kids Make a Wish Foundation this year.   This is a first for us – MDJ will donate $1 for every incremental facebook “Like” on the MDJ facebook page by contest closing date.

Simply click the “Like” button at the top of the MDJ facebook page and we’ll donate $1 for every “Like” greater than the today’s 405 (up to a maximum $500 donation).

How to Enter:

To be eligible for the prizes above:

1. New and Existing Money Tips Newsletter Subscribers will be given an entry (you can subscribe here). (+1 entry)

What is the Money Tips Newsletter?

The Money Tips Newsletter is a free email newsletter that I will send out once or twice a month.

The content includes highlighted articles on Million Dollar Journey, exclusive offers for Million Dollar Journey readers, and original content that doesn’t make it to the front page of this blog.  Thus far, I have 10 scheduled Newsletters editions that all subscribers will see.  The topics range from the basics of investing, the Smith Manoeuvre, to the top credit cards in Canada.

As mentioned above, your privacy is important to us. We will never sell your information to third parties, as well, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

2. Leave a comment in this post indicating your favourite personal finance topics. (+1 Entry)

The reason I’m asking this is because I’m looking to grow the content on this site and I’d like to hear about the favorite money topics of those who matter most – the readers.  Some common topics include, personal money stories, debt reduction, investing strategies, tax tips, money saving ideas, credit card comparisons, retirement or whatever else you can think of.

3. Click “Like” at the top of the Million Dollar Journey facebook page.  (+1 Entry)

In addition to donating $1 to the Kids Make a Wish foundation for every facebook “Like” from readers, we’ll give you an extra entry in the draw.

The Giveaway Rules:

Lets go over some of the rules. All contestant entries will be shoved into an electronic hat and drawn at random.

  1. Only confirmed (new and existing) newsletter subscribers on the date of draw are eligible.
  2. Only one comment per person and please include a valid email address.
  3. To be fair to all contestants, each winner can only win once.
  4. Only those with a North American mailing address may enter.
  5. Contest will end Sat 5pm EST Dec 17, 2011 and the winners announced shortly after!

Good luck!

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FrugalTrader About the author: FrugalTrader is the founder and editor of Million Dollar Journey (est. 2006). Through various financial strategies outlined on this site, he grew his net worth from $200,000 in 2006 to $1,000,000 by 2014. You can read more about him here.

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  • Dee December 17, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Time just flies, doesn’t it? I like personal stories/case studies, comparisons (i.e. invest in TFSA or RRSP?, things like that), practical how tos for financial products (you’ve decided you want to invest in some Tim Hortons stock, now how do you go about buying the stock?), explanations of financial terms, all sorts of things… while I’m interested in stocks and investing, I really like a personal spin on those topics, otherwise they tend to get really dry.

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