Archive for January 2015

Contest: Guess The Number Of Exclamation Marks In Original and New “I Was Broke. Now I’m Not.”

Today marks the first full day that the completely revised and updated I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. is available!

As part of the festivities, we are offering the “Release Special” for people who purchase a copy of the book.

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We’re also launching a contest called “Guess The Number Of Exclamation Marks!!!!!”

As you know, I am a big fan of this form of punctuation. I tend to speak with exclamation marks and my writing reflects. As I began the process of rewriting the book, I could not believe how many of those little “!” I had used in the original copy of I Was Broke. Now I’m Not.

So, in honor of my complete overuse of this punctuation, we’re going to award a free copy of the completely new I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. to two people:

  1. The person who most closely guesses the number of exclamation marks in the original book
  2. The person who most closely guesses the number of exclamation marks in the newly updated book

Enter your guess below. Only one entry per person. You must provide a valid email address so we can contact the winner. Contest ends at 11:59 PM Eastern on Thursday night, January 15, 2015. Can’t see the the entry form? Copy and paste the following link in your favorite browser: http://goo.gl/forms/zyaYx7VpSr

What Are You Doing Sunday Night At 8PM Eastern?

“What are you doing Sunday night at 8PM Eastern?”

A slightly strange question, I know! But I am FIRED UP about the free live online event I will be teaching at that very time.

We’re celebrating the complete rewrite, expansion and release of my book, I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. which officially releases Sunday!

In keeping with our team’s mission of helping people accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their personal finances, we wanted to be able to provide a free equipping event that can help the year 2015 be your best financial year yet!

I’ve even asked my bride, Jenn, to join me so she can share her own unique perspective of our family’s money journey. I really think you will find it to be a time of great encouragement and practical teaching that will challenge you to take your next financial steps.

It’s free, but you must REGISTER.

5 Key Decisions That Helped Us Win With Money – A Special Evening with Joe & Jenn Sangl” Live Online Event Details

  • DATE: Sunday, 1/11/2015 at 8:00 PM Eastern (7:00 PM Central; 5:00 PM Pacific)
  • DURATION: 60 minutes total (45 minutes teaching – 15 minutes Q&A)
  • LOCATION: LIVE Online
  • COST: FREE! (but you MUST register to secure your spot)
  • REGISTER: Click HERE or copy and paste the following link in your favorite browser: http://iwasbrokenowimnot.com/5keydecisions

Nothing Happens Until You Decide

I once heard a friend say, “I decided to decide.”

It was amusing when he said it because it was a strange use of the English language. However, he said it with such passion that it forced me to explore what he was really saying. I realized that this was one of the 5 Key Decisions That Helped Me Win With Money.

You see, we’ve all made decisions before where we did not follow through. Here are some common examples:

  • Getting physically fit  We decide to lose weight and get in shape. We purchase the treadmill and a weight set. A gym membership is secured. We purchase all the right workout gear. And then the treadmill and weight bench become just another place to store junk. The gym membership card is never scanned.
  • Reading a book  We decide we are going to read a book that we’ve heard others talking about. We purchase the book. The book arrives in the mail. It sits on the counter, nightstand, or near the toilet. Then it becomes buried under more books we wanted to read. Five years later, we rediscover the book and realize we’ve never read it.
  • Preparing a budget  We wanted to prepare a budget. We knew that having a budget was a good idea. A good budget tool was discovered (like this one). We even took the time to put some numbers into it. We went even further and forced INCOME – OUTGO to equal EXACTLY ZERO. Then we promptly pulled out the credit card and went to Olive Garden – completely violating the budget we just prepared.

“Deciding to decide” was one of the 5 Key Decisions That Helped Me Win With Money. It meant that not only was I making a decision, I was committing to actually follow through with it!

When I finally “decided to decide” to get my finances in order back in December 2002, it completely changed the trajectory of my financial future.

This is why I’m hosting a live online event where I could share all of these decisions in more detail with you right now, at the start of 2015. I really hope you will be able to join me and my bride for this special one-of-a-kind online event (it’s FREE).

5 Key Decisions That Helped Us Win With Money – A Special Evening with Joe & Jenn Sangl” Live Online Event Details

  • DATE: Sunday, 1/11/2015 at 8:00 PM Eastern (7:00 PM Central; 5:00 PM Pacific)
  • DURATION: 60 minutes total (45 minutes teaching – 15 minutes Q&A)
  • LOCATION: LIVE Online
  • COST: FREE! (but you MUST register to secure your spot)
  • REGISTER: Click HERE or copy and paste the following link in your favorite browser: http://iwasbrokenowimnot.com/5keydecisions

5 Key Decisions That Helped Us Win With Money

There have been moments in my life where I’ve made a decision knowing it would change my life forever.

Decisions like:

  • Asking my girlfriend (Jenn) if she would marry me
  • Making an offer on a house
  • Applying for a job
  • Deciding to have children
  • Buying land

However, there have been other moments where I’ve made a decision without truly realizing the future impact it was going to have on me. For example, when I made the decision to begin contributing to my company retirement plan as a new college graduate, I didn’t really grasp the incredible power this was going to have to fund my future plans, hopes, and dreams. When I started my baby girl’s college fund back when she was four years old, I had no idea how this decision would help give wings to her educational dreams.

Perhaps one of the greatest examples was the decision my bride and I made to begin preparing a monthly budget – and choosing to stick to it. We had no idea the impact this would have on our finances – and our life! This one key decision enabled us to accomplish dreams we really never thought possible. Dreams like purchasing a new car with cash, becoming debt-free except for our house, and even paying off our home mortgage!

As I was thinking about these decisions, I thought it would be great to host a live online event where I could share these decisions in more detail with you right now, at the start of 2015. I really hope you will be able to join me and my bride for this special one-of-a-kind online event (it’s FREE).

5 Key Decisions That Helped Us Win With Money – A Special Evening with Joe & Jenn Sangl” Live Online Event Details

  • DATE: Sunday, 1/11/2015 at 8:00 PM Eastern (7:00 PM Central; 5:00 PM Pacific)
  • DURATION: 60 minutes total (45 minutes teaching – 15 minutes Q&A)
  • LOCATION: LIVE Online
  • COST: FREE! (but you MUST register to secure your spot)
  • REGISTER: Click HERE or copy and paste the following link in your favorite browser: http://iwasbrokenowimnot.com/5keydecisions