The Great PCS Book Giveaway #1

As you may have heard, we’re getting ready to PCS.  Two weeks until the packers come and I’m on fire, clearing out and trying to get stuff done.

I’ve got a small stack of random personal finance books and I’m giving them away, one book at a time.  Some are great, some are good, but I’ve ditched all the duds.  To enter, please leave a comment, answering the day’s question.  Today, qualify by listing your #1 personal finance tip.  Each individual contest will be open for five days, then I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner.

Today’s offering is a great book from the authors of Wisebread10,001 Ways to Live Large on A Small Budget.

Comment away, my friends, and tell me your best financial tip to enter.  Last entry received at noon on Monday, May 31st.

Be sure to enter for the other prizes as well:  Day 2 and Day 3.

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • My #1 Personal Finance tip is think about saving a dollar at a time. Make a pitcher of lemonade instead of buying a case of soda. Hang your wash on a line if you have one and savie the dryer for winter time. Have the kids make birthday cards instead of buying them. A dollar here and there adds up real quick! –

  • Aisha Jones

    Best and #1 personal financial tip: Make a budget and stick to it! It allows you to keep track of how and where you are spending your money.

  • My tip: Pennies do add up. Use coupons, sign up for samples, don’t upgrade the cable or internet if it isn’t necessary, buy drinks in bulk at the store instead of individually at the gas staion, etc. All those little charges add up and drain your cash. Once you get in that mindset of not spending frivolously, it’s easier to incorporate it in every aspect of your life.

  • jessica

    i save all our change and cash it in for vacations. the full jar has a couple hundred dollars in it. its like free money!

  • susan

    Set a budget, stick to it! No excuses!

  • Christie

    For me, making a 2 week menu for family dinners is key to saving money. I write out the sides and everything so that I get all that I need when I go shopping. For us, when we have to pick things up for dinner every few days, it can run into big $$ because we tend to impulse shop while we’re at the store. Making menus cuts evryday trips to the store down drastically!!

  • wendy wallach

    My best financial tip is to avoid using credit cards whenever possible.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  • Marianna

    Budgets and the envelope system, without a doubt! Not that I’m that good at them myself… hahaha

  • And the winner is…Marianna. The random number generator selected number 8. I’ll be emailing you, Marianna. Thank you to everyone for playing and check out the other contests!