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Book Giveaway: A Million Bucks by 30

Alan Corey has graciously agreed to giveaway a copy of his new book to a lucky reader!  If you haven't already, check out my book review of "A Million Bucks by 30". 

…  He told me about his story/book where he set a big financial goal at the age of 22 to become a millionaire before the age of 30.  Not only did he reach his goal on average income (below average in NYC), he did it before the age of 29. 

He didn't win the lottery, have a high salary job, or an inheritance.  When it comes down to it, Alan Corey's success evolved from his frugality, bargain hunting real estate investing style and his bigger than life determination.

There are 2 ways to enter:

  1. Simply leave a comment here (+1 entry). 
  2. Subscribe to the free email updates (+1 entry) (privacy policy – we will never sell/giveaway your info)

Rules:

  • In order for your email subscription to qualify, the email address must be verified.  Upon entering your email in the form, Feedburner will send an automated email to verify the address (check your spam folder).
  • Please only 1 comment entry / person and 1 e-mail subscription / person.
  • All previous email subscribers will be automatically entered.  

Contest will close Wednesday 5pm EST Jan 23, 2008 and the winner announced Friday Jan 25, 2008.  Good luck!

-Contest is now closed

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FT About the author: FT 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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  • Trainee Trader January 21, 2008, 8:12 am

    It looks like a very interesting read.Very interesting blog, keep up the good work.

  • Traciatim January 21, 2008, 8:30 am

    Count me on this one, most of my family I think could get a great read out of how to build wealth through lack of spending all your money.

  • Minimum Wage January 21, 2008, 8:30 am

    Oh, sure. I’d love to see him try that on a minimum wage income.

  • MunEconomist January 21, 2008, 8:54 am

    I’m in as well.

  • Chris January 21, 2008, 9:03 am

    Sign me up for the giveaway :)

  • Amanda @ Me vs Debt January 21, 2008, 9:13 am

    Count me in :)

  • Mikel January 21, 2008, 9:47 am

    Might as well put me in even though I am turning 32 on Friday……

  • George January 21, 2008, 9:50 am

    I’m past 30, but maybe I can aim for a million by 40. :-) Please sign me up.

  • Jummy January 21, 2008, 9:51 am

    This looks like a very handy book. Please consider this my entry to the giveaway.

  • Cheryl January 21, 2008, 9:55 am

    Personally, I’d love to get a copy of that book. It would be next on my reading list. :)

    As a side note, I really love that I’ve finally found a Canadian personal finance blog. Reading about Roth IRA’s does no good to me – but Americans know little of RRSPs & RESPs, so this is helpful. :)

    – Cheryl

  • Michelle Dawn January 21, 2008, 9:57 am

    Oh now 30 might be tight, but I’m sure this book will come in handy no matter what age you are. Consider me officially entered x2 :)(Does it count that I subscribed a few days ago?) Cheers.

  • carolyn January 21, 2008, 10:05 am

    Looks like a great book

  • FourPillars January 21, 2008, 10:26 am

    Count me in.

    Mike

  • Sean January 21, 2008, 10:28 am

    Great blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Cisco Kid January 21, 2008, 10:36 am

    I’m 30 now, but maybe with the right guidance I can hit the mill by 40 ;-)

  • Jason January 21, 2008, 10:49 am

    Definitely count me in! :) I missed that particular boat being at 34 – but 40 maybe something different.

  • Cannon_fodder January 21, 2008, 10:57 am

    Ok, if it is a million by 30 and I’m well past that, how about we shoot for $2 million by 60?

    FT – I’m an RSS subscriber. Does this count in lieu of the email subscriber as an additional entry?

  • Canadian Dream January 21, 2008, 10:58 am

    Another free book give away? of course I’m in on that!

    Tim

  • The Financial Blogger January 21, 2008, 11:00 am

    It seems that it is the right Monday for book give aways ;-)

    I have one on my blog too!

    http://www.thefinancialblogger.com/the-rrsp-book-review-and-giveaway/

  • Kyle January 21, 2008, 11:03 am

    Thanks for the contest.

  • stefan January 21, 2008, 11:05 am

    I wanna win!

  • Frugal Dad January 21, 2008, 11:08 am

    I’d love a copy of the book!

  • Chris January 21, 2008, 11:14 am

    Too bad I missed 30…maybe I could make 40 :)

    I’d love a copy of the book anyways!

  • Aaron January 21, 2008, 11:25 am

    I’m feeling lucky! Thanks!

  • KC January 21, 2008, 11:25 am

    Count me in!

    Thanks!

  • Chris January 21, 2008, 11:46 am

    Sounds like an interesting book.

  • Isabelle January 21, 2008, 11:52 am

    sign me up!

  • telefantastik January 21, 2008, 12:03 pm

    i’m in
    thanks!

  • Daniel M, January 21, 2008, 12:21 pm

    Do I really need to leave a comment? What if I don’t want to?

    Great blog, keep on posting. ;-)

  • Marianne O. January 21, 2008, 12:39 pm

    Keep the posts — and the contests — coming! Always a pleasure to read your blog.

  • Sarah January 21, 2008, 12:41 pm

    Well, I’m someone else past 30, but I could use the advice.

  • Mike January 21, 2008, 12:44 pm

    I’m <30, so can’t wait to read it hehe.

  • Tim January 21, 2008, 12:48 pm

    Maybe I can read this to see where I went wrong…will am to be a millionaire by 50??

  • Dan S January 21, 2008, 12:57 pm

    Count me in…thx

  • Julie January 21, 2008, 1:05 pm

    I never win anything!

  • Gerry Crouse January 21, 2008, 1:41 pm

    Count me in.

  • Cam January 21, 2008, 1:43 pm

    In for freebies…

  • Mike January 21, 2008, 1:47 pm

    Always looking for a new read on personal finances.

  • Brian January 21, 2008, 1:54 pm

    What better way to be frugal than start by getting a book for free!

  • Kevin Hsu January 21, 2008, 2:08 pm

    Count me in. Looks like an interesting read!

    Great blog by the way.

  • Jeff English January 21, 2008, 2:12 pm

    Count me in.

  • Middle Class Millionaire January 21, 2008, 2:15 pm

    I like the price.

    MCM

  • Mary January 21, 2008, 2:18 pm

    Another fellow Canadian chiming in…love your blog and thanks for the chance to win!

  • Pat January 21, 2008, 2:32 pm

    While past 40 , I have 2 daughters who might learn a lot from this. Thanks for sponsoring this contest.

  • Newinvestor January 21, 2008, 2:52 pm

    Looks like an interesting read. Glad to join the draw.

  • Rod Payne January 21, 2008, 3:11 pm

    first the book, then the flux capacitor…….

  • Jesus January 21, 2008, 3:14 pm

    Another interesting book, count me in.

  • Colin January 21, 2008, 3:18 pm

    I’m in!

  • Keith January 21, 2008, 3:42 pm

    Can I win please?

  • Tom January 21, 2008, 4:02 pm

    “….at the age of 22 to become a millionaire before the age of 30. Not only did he reach his goal on average income….”
    “..When it comes down to it, Alan Corey’s success evolved from his frugality, bargain hunting real estate investing style and his bigger than life determination.”

    I’d like to see the actions taken in the book broken down and see the dollar amount attributed to each. I’m sure the frugality parts are good advice, but their effect on becoming a millionaire in 8 years are negligible. As most likely was the bargain hunting portion of his real estate investing. The fact of the matter I would bet is basically he played the real estate bubble correctly….borrow as much as possible, put as little amount down on each property. Hard to not become a millionaire in the last decade following that advice.

  • cormierjf January 21, 2008, 4:03 pm

    I’m 32 with a 8 month old, is it too late for me…?

  • Swanny January 21, 2008, 4:14 pm

    I want a chance to win the book please.

  • JN January 21, 2008, 4:26 pm

    count me in :)

    thx

  • Kenny January 21, 2008, 5:03 pm

    I’m < 30, so I’m in!

  • Dividend Investor January 21, 2008, 5:42 pm

    Actually I am 23 now, and I have a goal of having $200,000 in 6 years. Thus i believe that this book would really help me exceed my goals.

  • Meg January 21, 2008, 7:36 pm

    Sounds too good to be true – but I love happy endings. :)

  • Gary January 21, 2008, 8:39 pm

    Put my name in

  • Bancroft January 21, 2008, 10:04 pm

    Everyone loves a contest!! Count me in!

  • Joel January 21, 2008, 10:22 pm

    I would love to win the book :-)

  • cmjxj January 21, 2008, 10:30 pm

    Please add me to the winners list.

  • Brenna January 21, 2008, 10:45 pm

    I’m already 30 but I still want to be much wealthier than a millioniare

  • Tom Krieglstein January 21, 2008, 11:05 pm

    I’m in like a cat in a new poop box.

  • Karl January 21, 2008, 11:22 pm

    :D

  • Mungk@l January 21, 2008, 11:48 pm

    Please also add me in. Thanks :-)

  • ES January 22, 2008, 12:24 am

    Count me in!

  • Brian January 22, 2008, 12:32 am

    Hey, from what I’ve heard it sounds like a good read!

    I’m in!

  • Lexi January 22, 2008, 5:19 am

    i’m in too! i’m way over 30 but maybe it’s not too late for me yet

  • Mike January 22, 2008, 8:12 am

    Count me in!

  • Kevin January 22, 2008, 9:54 am

    I have 5 more years to go before 30. Hopefully this book can help.

  • MB January 22, 2008, 1:11 pm

    At 25 and deep in debt, I’d be hard pressed to make $1M by 30. But, it would be lots of fun to try.

  • Johnn January 22, 2008, 2:32 pm

    Count me in too, please.

  • xtralimey January 22, 2008, 2:40 pm

    I’m inspired just from reading the review. I’ve now set myself the goal of moving to a much cheaper rental. Hopefully from current $850+utilities to $450 inclusive and save like a demon for a year. If he could do it in New York, I should be able to do it here.

  • G January 22, 2008, 3:04 pm

    Lord knows I could use some advice!

  • Craig January 22, 2008, 3:28 pm

    Count me in too please!

  • Konstantin January 22, 2008, 3:31 pm

    Pick me please :)

  • Jason January 22, 2008, 3:59 pm

    Sure, I would love to have a free book. Not that I ever win these sorts of things. ;)

  • Ben Harvie January 22, 2008, 4:21 pm

    Pick me…pick me!!!!

  • Jimmy January 22, 2008, 4:25 pm

    I wouldn’t mind the book :)

  • betshopboy January 22, 2008, 6:26 pm

    Count me in please.

  • Daisy January 22, 2008, 7:47 pm

    I’d love to win this book.

  • Bob Pluss January 23, 2008, 12:27 am

    Can’t win if you don’t try.