Get your free e-book at this Digital Book Signing
Now here’s a deal! Anyone who wants a free e-book of the new US edition of Findependence Day — or three books by other authors — can do so at a “Digital Book Signing” next Thursday. Just click here to register, then join us Thursday, July 18th at 3:30 pm EST. I’ll be one of four authors featured. Everyone who signs in will be emailed a BookStub [see illustration] signed by me (or other authors), immediately following the event.
For those for whom the concept of a digital book signing may be novel — it was to me as well! — click here for a short introduction to the concept or this 2011 New York Times article, Would you sign my Kindle?
In the case of the US edition of Findependence Day, readers who have already bought the hard-copy Canadian edition can now get the e-book at no extra cost. The story is much the same as the original but it’s all set in the United States, the financial terms are all American, there’s a new glossary and it includes end-of-chapter summaries of the key financial concepts learned. Apart from the Kindle, you can get the book on the Nook, iPad and most other popular e-book formats, or indeed in a format readable on laptop or desktop computers.
Of course, you don’t need to have previously bought the book to take advantage of this short window: those who have happened on this web site and were curious can now satisfy their curiosity without spending one thin dime: Canadian or American! Guerrilla frugality at its finest — hoist by my own petard!
The other three authors and their featured books are:
L.D. Nascimento; The Curse of The Golden City and The Path to the Fallen Stars
Andrew Bernstein; California Slim
Daryl Edwards, The Guardian Corps and Book One—The Argent
Obviously, we all hope to create a bit of word-of-mouth for our respective books and ultimately to stimulate actual sales. In the case of Findependence Day I’d encourage anyone who does download the book and enjoys it to post a short review at Amazon.com, which is one of the main ways the book can be purchased (whether Kindle, paperback or hardcover). Here is a sample of half a dozen recent mini-reviews of the new edition at Amazon (click on Newest reviews first).
Recent Reviews of US edition of Findependence Day
Here is a link to several other recent reviews that appeared in and around the American Independence Day. This is a link to the Reviews tab elsewhere on this site: they appear four lines down and are grouped together to distinguish them from older reviews of the first edition.
Finally, below is the summary of key concepts covered in Chapter 4 (see earlier blog posts for the first three; others will be posted over the coming weeks):
Chapter 4: Baby You’re a Rich Man
The concept of Human Capital
• A “Frooger” is a Frugality Guerrilla.
• Froogers make frugality a lifetime habit: first to eliminate debt; later to build wealth.
• Part of being frugal entails tracking expenses and making a budget.
• If your employer has a pension plan, you’d be wise not to pass up the “free money.”
• Teachers and government workers like Sheena enjoy “Cadillac” Defined Benefit (DB) pension plans where you know exactly how much you’ll receive in retirement.
• Younger tech firms like Jamie’s employer are more likely to offer 401(k) retirement plans that go up or down with the stock and bond markets.
• Once you’re free of all consumer debt, employees should start an IRA or Individual Retirement Account. Uncle Sam gives you a generous tax break as an incentive – as long as you’re not also covered by an employer-sponsored retirement plan like a 401(k) or 403(b).
• You can save $5,500 a year in an IRA, or $6,500 if you’re over 50.
• You’re richer than you think means young people are rich in “human capital” – millions in future earning potential.
• To get diversified long-term growth in the stock market, consider exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or index mutual funds.
• ETFs and index funds are cheaper than most mutual funds because they track broad stock market indexes like the S&P500.