Book Review: How I Managed $20,000,000,000.00 by Age 32

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Full disclosure: I was given a complimentary copy of the book by the author. When I was contacted to review the book, I was immediately intrigued by the title. How I Managed $20,000,000,000.00 by Age 32 was an interesting and easy read. The main book is only about 154 pages and can be read in one sitting. The appendix takes up the rest of the 201 pages.

Mr. Slome definitely has had success at an early age. And his book shows that success doesn’t just come. It comes with hard work. He worked his way up to manage a $20 billion fund at American Century Investments.

Mr. Slome starts off the book by going over some life influences that shaped his thinking. Then he talks about the path that took him to where he is now including some mistakes that he made along the way. Other chapters talk about efficient market theory and his investment philosophy. He even has a chapter devoted to hedge funds along with a good explanation of them. He also talks about a typical day as the top portfolio manager for one of the largest mutual funds in the country.

The real nuggets in this book are the chapters about investment strategies, choosing an investment manager, and what to do with your own portfolio. Even his investment philosophy is something you can apply to your own investments.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to run a large mutual fund or to get inside the head of a successful mutual fund manager, then this is the book to get! If you’re in the stage of your life where you’re focused on investing (and already out of debt), this book has some solid investment advice, as well as some good advice on choosing a financial advisor. If you don’t fit into those categories, this is not the book for you. If you are, I can wholeheartedly recommend this book! God bless!

Also, check out the rest of the virtual blog tour. Comment here for a chance to win a free copy of the book yourself (courtesy of the virtual blog tour)! Also, the author may drop by and answer any questions you might have!

Presidential Giveaway Day Seven Grand Prize!

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Day Seven of the Presidential is finally upon us! It’s the grand prize giveaway you’ve been waiting for! It’s worth over $66!

And it’s by far the easiest one to win. All you have to do is write your nickname in a comment below! How easy is that?

Without further ado, here is the Presidential Giveaway Day Seven Grand Finale Top-notch First-rate Grand Prize worth over $66 dollars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This incredible Dave Ramsey prize pack includes the New York Times bestseller The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, The Total Money Makeover Journal, and an Amazon Gift Card worth $26.49!

Why $26.49, you ask? Well, originally I intended on purchasing Turbotax 2008 Basic Federal as a prize, but I thought that the Amazon gift card would be a better choice so that you could actually pick what you wanted to buy. If you choose, it will pay for TurboTax Basic which is currently at $26.49. But, you can buy anything you’d like with it.

Amazon is my favorite online retailer. I buy stuff from there all the time because of the free shipping (over $25) and no tax in my state!

How do I win?

  • Write a comment below with your nickname, along with a valid email address.
  • Do it before 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST) on March 2, 2009.
  • All winners will be selected randomly and announced on March 3, 2009.
  • Enter only once; duplicate entries or IP addresses will be disqualified.
  • I cannot guarantee safe delivery of items. In the rare case that mail is lost, stolen, etc. I cannot be held responsible.
  • All local laws, rules, and regulations apply.
  • Sign up for the Christian Finance Blog RSS feed to keep up to date on the winner and any upcoming giveaways!

Thanks for entering and hope you win! And I hope you had as much fun as I did. This is definitely not the end of giveaways here at Christian Finance Blog. Make sure you subscribe to the feed to keep up with upcoming contests and giveaways!

Enter to win Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, Day Five, and Day Six!

Presidential Giveaway Continues! Day Six!

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Day Six already for the Presidential Giveaway! The Presidential Giveaway Grand Prize is tomorrow! Don’t miss out! In the meantime check out today’s prize:

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The Total Money Makeover Audio Book by Dave Ramsey ($24.99 value) (abridged and read by the author)

This one is in English not “en español”! It’s got three CDs and it’s perfect for anyone who commutes to work and has no time to read. Just listen and that’s it! It’s probably the easiest way to “read” a book. If your commute is 30 minutes each way, you can probably get through a couple of books a month this way!

How do I win?

  • Write a comment below about your commute to work, along with a valid email address.
  • Do it before 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST) on March 1, 2009.
  • All winners will be selected randomly and announced on March 3, 2009.
  • Enter only once; duplicate entries or IP addresses will be disqualified.
  • I cannot guarantee safe delivery of items. In the rare case that mail is lost, stolen, etc. I cannot be held responsible.
  • All local laws, rules, and regulations apply.
  • Sign up for the Christian Finance Blog RSS feed to keep up to date on the winner and any upcoming giveaways!

Thanks for entering! Presidential Giveaway Day Seven is coming up tomorrow! It’s gonna be a huge Grand Prize giveaway!

Enter to win Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, Day Five, and Day Seven!

Presidential Giveaway Day Five! More Dave Ramsey!

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Dave Five already! Two more days to go! Here’s today’s Dave Ramsey prize:

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La Transformacion Total de su Dinero by Dave Ramsey ($13.99 value)

You weren’t expecting this, were you? I haven’t forgotten about my brothers and sisters of Hispanic persuasion! Perfect for the Spanish-speaking person in your life.

Random fact: did you know that the U.S. is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world after Mexico with 45 million Spanish-speaking people! That’s why I took like 9 years of Spanish in school. I’m still not fluent, though!

How do I win?

  • Write a comment below about any Spanish word and its definition (keep it clean, this is a Christian blog after all), along with a valid email address.
  • Do it before 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST) on February 28, 2009.
  • All winners will be selected randomly and announced on March 3, 2009.
  • Enter only once; duplicate entries or IP addresses will be disqualified.
  • I cannot guarantee safe delivery of items. In the rare case that mail is lost, stolen, etc. I cannot be held responsible.
  • All local laws, rules, and regulations apply.
  • Sign up for the Christian Finance Blog RSS feed to keep up to date on the winner and any upcoming giveaways!

Thanks for entering! Presidential Giveaway Day Six is coming up tomorrow! Don’t you just love getting prizes! I know I just love giving them out!

Enter to win Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, Day Six, and Day Seven!

Presidential Giveaway Day Four!

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A new day, a new giveaway! Day Four is here! We’re about halfway there! Make sure you enter to win Day One, Day Two, and Day Three !

Today’s prize is part of what I hinted at during the CFB Inauguration Day . The “live like no one else, so you can live like no one else,” is a Dave Ramsey quote. So it’s Dave Ramsey prizes from here on out!

Check out today’s Dave Ramsey prize:

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Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey ($24.95 value)

Dave Ramsey is one of my favorite personal finance experts because his plans work! I’m currently on the Dave Ramsey “Debt Snowball” and expect to be 100% debt free by September of this year! I can’t wait. Check out his podcast on iTunes and also his TV show on hulu.com for free. I don’t have the Fox Business Network so it’s nice to be able to watch Dave for free online.

How do I win?

  • Write a comment below about how you’re debt free or still working on it, along with a valid email address (how easy can it get?)
  • Do it before 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST) on February 27, 2009.
  • All winners will be selected randomly and announced on March 3, 2009.
  • Enter only once; duplicate entries or IP addresses will be disqualified.
  • I cannot guarantee safe delivery of items. In the rare case that mail is lost, stolen, etc. I cannot be held responsible.
  • All local laws, rules, and regulations apply.
  • Sign up for the Christian Finance Blog RSS feed to keep up to date on the winner and any upcoming giveaways!

Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter! Come back tomorrow for Day Five of the Presidential Giveaway for another great Dave Ramsey prize!

Enter to win Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Five, Day Six, and Day Seven!