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:

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  • 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!

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81 Comments

  1. Trainee Trader on January 21, 2008 at 8:12 am

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



  2. Traciatim on January 21, 2008 at 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.



  3. Minimum Wage on January 21, 2008 at 8:30 am

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



  4. MunEconomist on January 21, 2008 at 8:54 am

    I’m in as well.



  5. Chris on January 21, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Sign me up for the giveaway :)



  6. Amanda @ Me vs Debt on January 21, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Count me in :)



  7. Mikel on January 21, 2008 at 9:47 am

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



  8. George on January 21, 2008 at 9:50 am

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



  9. Jummy on January 21, 2008 at 9:51 am

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



  10. Cheryl on January 21, 2008 at 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



  11. Michelle Dawn on January 21, 2008 at 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.



  12. carolyn on January 21, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Looks like a great book



  13. FourPillars on January 21, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Count me in.

    Mike



  14. Sean on January 21, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Great blog. Thanks for the giveaway!



  15. Cisco Kid on January 21, 2008 at 10:36 am

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



  16. Jason on January 21, 2008 at 10:49 am

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



  17. Cannon_fodder on January 21, 2008 at 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?



  18. Canadian Dream on January 21, 2008 at 10:58 am

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

    Tim



  19. The Financial Blogger on January 21, 2008 at 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/



  20. Kyle on January 21, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Thanks for the contest.



  21. stefan on January 21, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I wanna win!



  22. Frugal Dad on January 21, 2008 at 11:08 am

    I’d love a copy of the book!



  23. Chris on January 21, 2008 at 11:14 am

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

    I’d love a copy of the book anyways!



  24. Aaron on January 21, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I’m feeling lucky! Thanks!



  25. KC on January 21, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Count me in!

    Thanks!



  26. Chris on January 21, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Sounds like an interesting book.



  27. Isabelle on January 21, 2008 at 11:52 am

    sign me up!



  28. telefantastik on January 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    i’m in
    thanks!



  29. Daniel M, on January 21, 2008 at 12:21 pm

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

    Great blog, keep on posting. ;-)



  30. Marianne O. on January 21, 2008 at 12:39 pm

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



  31. Sarah on January 21, 2008 at 12:41 pm

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



  32. Mike on January 21, 2008 at 12:44 pm

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



  33. Tim on January 21, 2008 at 12:48 pm

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



  34. Dan S on January 21, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Count me in…thx



  35. Julie on January 21, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    I never win anything!



  36. Gerry Crouse on January 21, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Count me in.



  37. Cam on January 21, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    In for freebies…



  38. Mike on January 21, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Always looking for a new read on personal finances.



  39. Brian on January 21, 2008 at 1:54 pm

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



  40. Kevin Hsu on January 21, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Count me in. Looks like an interesting read!

    Great blog by the way.



  41. Jeff English on January 21, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Count me in.



  42. Middle Class Millionaire on January 21, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    I like the price.

    MCM



  43. Mary on January 21, 2008 at 2:18 pm

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



  44. Pat on January 21, 2008 at 2:32 pm

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



  45. Newinvestor on January 21, 2008 at 2:52 pm

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



  46. Rod Payne on January 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    first the book, then the flux capacitor…….



  47. Jesus on January 21, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Another interesting book, count me in.



  48. Colin on January 21, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I’m in!



  49. Keith on January 21, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Can I win please?



  50. Tom on January 21, 2008 at 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.



  51. cormierjf on January 21, 2008 at 4:03 pm

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



  52. Swanny on January 21, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    I want a chance to win the book please.



  53. JN on January 21, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    count me in :)

    thx



  54. Kenny on January 21, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I’m < 30, so I’m in!



  55. Dividend Investor on January 21, 2008 at 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.



  56. Meg on January 21, 2008 at 7:36 pm

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



  57. Gary on January 21, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Put my name in



  58. Bancroft on January 21, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Everyone loves a contest!! Count me in!



  59. Joel on January 21, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I would love to win the book :-)



  60. cmjxj on January 21, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Please add me to the winners list.



  61. Brenna on January 21, 2008 at 10:45 pm

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



  62. Tom Krieglstein on January 21, 2008 at 11:05 pm

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



  63. Karl on January 21, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    :D



  64. Mungk@l on January 21, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Please also add me in. Thanks :-)



  65. ES on January 22, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Count me in!



  66. Brian on January 22, 2008 at 12:32 am

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

    I’m in!



  67. Lexi on January 22, 2008 at 5:19 am

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



  68. Mike on January 22, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Count me in!



  69. Kevin on January 22, 2008 at 9:54 am

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



  70. MB on January 22, 2008 at 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.



  71. Johnn on January 22, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Count me in too, please.



  72. xtralimey on January 22, 2008 at 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.



  73. G on January 22, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Lord knows I could use some advice!



  74. Craig on January 22, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Count me in too please!



  75. Konstantin on January 22, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Pick me please :)



  76. Jason on January 22, 2008 at 3:59 pm

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



  77. Ben Harvie on January 22, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Pick me…pick me!!!!



  78. Jimmy on January 22, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I wouldn’t mind the book :)



  79. betshopboy on January 22, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Count me in please.



  80. Daisy on January 22, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I’d love to win this book.



  81. Bob Pluss on January 23, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Can’t win if you don’t try.



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