I asked you to share what wealth meant to you for a chance to win “” by New York Times best selling author and CSI: NY actor Hill Harper and the vast majority of readers agreed that wealth is not about living an opulent life. It’s about the richness you find in your faith, family and friends.
With this in mind, Harper wrote his non-traditional finance book that teaches readers how to take control of their money. After reading all your comments, I declared reader
REllis the winner because like Harper she believes in having your money work for you. REllis wrote:
Wealth is living debt free! When you are debt free you tell your money what to do and you are more likely to fulfill your purpose in life. When you are fulfilling your purpose in life you are passionate about what you do which inspires others and makes this world a better place. Wealth is being complete — emotionally, spiritually, physically and financially.
REllis, I hope this book helps you achieve a debt-free life that leads you to fulfill your purpose in life. This book will give you tips on building an emergency fund, getting out of credit card debt, and getting health insurance. Please me your mailing address within 48 hours so I can send you the book.
If I don’t hear from you, the book will go to one of the runner-ups. The first runner-up is Teresa, who believes in paying it forward. She said she uses her extra money as a “family benevolence fund” to help others with groceries and gas money. The second runner-up is Kris who said being wealthy is understanding the importance of faith and family.
The 264-page book is not a quick fix, but Harper will help you understand the difference between smart and dumb money. Smart money being cash that grows and works for you while you sleep. He will provide you with a financial plan that includes investing by giving back. He also includes his survival story and through that he shows you how to treat any money problems you may have.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on the book and read more about Harper’s journey and money advice, you can purchase a new copy on for $14.35 (orig. $26).