Book Review and Giveaway: The Wealth Cure by Hill Harper

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Because it's my birth month (a big shout out to my fellow September friends!) I'm going to be giving away TWO books this month (and there's plenty more in store!).  I had the opportunity to read and review The Wealth Cure by Hill Harper.  If you don't know who Hill Harper is, he's famous for acting in the television series, CSI New York.  He also is a New York Times Bestseller for the books The Conversation and Letters to a Young Brother.  Oh, and did I mention that he's hot?  Hot and smart (he graduated from Harvard)?  *drool* (sorry my dear male readers, I got side tracked).

Anyways, I didn't really know what I was expecting when I first read this book.  I thought it might be just another personal finance book, telling the reader that he or she needs to do this or that in order to get their finances in order.

It was actually quite different from what I had expected.

I learned a lot about life AND about finances.  So two birds with one stone!  Hill Harper told his story, about how he grew up thinking about wealth (both his parents were physicians), about what he thought about love (his parents were divorced) and about how his friends and acquaintances in the movie/ Hollywood celebrity industry thought about money and managed their money.  It was a really good book and I learned a lot about Hill Harper and about money.

Hill Harper never seemed like he was frivolous with his money, but he did make some big purchases on real estate over his years.  He talks about how we can be truly wealthy (and it's not what you would think, this definition of wealthy).  He travels across United States to clear his mind about his life and what his thoughts are on money, love, living, friendship after a diagnosis of a serious medical condition.  He learns about what truly matters when you are faced with a life threatening disease, and as you might have guessed, it's not about our material possessions.

I also learned some cool history, like where the term “The Real McCoy” actually originated from.  (Do you know where it came from?)

The book read like an autobiography/personal finance book/ and spiritual book (without all the new-age lingo) in one.  It was good and I would recommend it, more for the spiritual learning that you will get from learning how to redefine your relationship with money.  I think it's a great book for people who are interested in learning more about whats important about life.

So, I hope to give one book away!  It's a new book (haha, youngandthrifty.ca got UPGRADED yeahhhhh) and its worth a whopping $30 Canadian (or $26 USD).  Oh and did I mention its hardcover?  Which means it will cost me more to ship it to you.  Value for your entry!!

The Wealth Cure Book Giveaway:

There are two ways to enter:

  1. Subscribe by RSS for one entry and comment below OR YOU CAN
  2. Subscribe by Email for two entries and comment below
  3. If you already subscribe, thanks for reading (I heart you)!  Just let me know below and I’ll give you one entry
  4. For an additional entry (you have to do 1,2, or 3 as well), spread the word of the giveaway by tweeting this:

The Wealth Cure by Hill Harper book giveaway (ends Sept 21  @youngandthrifty) http://goo.gl/eZBZE

Winners will be drawn via random.org and announced on September 23, 2011.  Contests closes September 21, 2011 (Wednesday) at 11:59PM PST.

Good luck everyone!  Thanks for reading Y&T!

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Young is a writer and former owner of Young and Thrifty and the main "twitter' behind Young and Thrifty's twitter account. She lives in Vancouver, BC and enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with her anxious dog, and finding good deals. If you like what you read, consider signing up for email updates.

41 Comments

  1. jpts on September 7, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I already subscribe to both. Please enter me in this contest. Thanks.



  2. shyla on September 7, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Already subscribed!



  3. Investing Newbie on September 7, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Hey there! I do already subscribe by RSS feed, but not by e-mail. Will let you know when I do.

    Also I do know about the term Real McCoy! I’ve been a bit more active lately about finding out about these idioms and their true meaning. My favorite is “happy as a clam!” I’ll let you do the research, but it makes so much sense!



  4. Chelsea on September 7, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Already subscribed – please enter me!



  5. T.M @ My University Money on September 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    This sounds like an awesome book, not just your usual “skip your daily coffee to become a millionaire” jazz. Definitely enter me up under the usual categories? Do we get an extra entry for having the best acronym/name in the business?



  6. fabulouslyfrugirl on September 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Yay! Another give away! 🙂 Thanks so much Y&T!

    I already subscribe via RSS and will tweet this! 🙂



  7. Cole on September 8, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I already subscribe! Sign me up!



  8. Damian D on September 8, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Hey there – already subscribed! thanks!!



  9. Ann K on September 8, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Great minds think alike…the first thing I said when i saw the cover of the book was, ‘Geez, he’s hot!’.
    I wouldn’t mind reading the book too though 🙂
    I am already a subscriber so please enter me in the contest



  10. young on September 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    @Ann K- lol 🙂 Great good luck!



  11. young on September 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    @Damian- Thanks for reading Damian and GL!



  12. young on September 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    @Cole- You got it! GL!



  13. young on September 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    @fabulouslyfrugirl- There’s even more where that comes from! 🙂 Good luck!



  14. young on September 8, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    @MUM- Definitely, it was very introspective in a subtle way (not direct/ nagging like). Well, MUM, I didn’t see that clause in the contest rules and regulations, but I do like your acronym/name. I think that award goes to Financial Uproar though “FU”.

    LOL.



  15. young on September 8, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    @Chelsea- good luck!



  16. young on September 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    @Investing Newbie- OMG I haven’t seen you in forever! How are you doing? Just looked up happy as a clam idiom- interesting, never knew it! I wouldn’t be happy in high tide… but a clam would!



  17. young on September 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    @jpts- kay GL!



  18. young on September 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    @shyla- GL!



  19. SophieW on September 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    This book sounds interesting. You can only read so many how-to books before you need a good story to get the juices flowing again.

    Anyway, I’m already subscribed through email.

    Thanks for another chance at a book Y&T 🙂



  20. Be'en on September 9, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Am a subscriber! count me in..



  21. Christine Bryant on September 9, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I’m so glad to have stumbled upon this blog…can’t wait for my emails…I’m like a sponge right now…ready to take in and learn so much to be a better me. 🙂



  22. Hamardo on September 9, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I have read The Conversation and Letters to a Young Brother and walked away very encouraged being that I am a young African American male now in graduate school. I subscribed by email and would like to be entered in give away for his latest book The Wealth Cure. Have a Blessed day.



  23. Misa on September 9, 2011 at 8:23 am

    This is awesome and encouraging to see advice on one of the most talked about topics. IF I get this book. I’ll have to share this with my lil bro cause we’re meant to take our place & let money know where it’s pace is!



  24. Kellen on September 9, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Subscribed by email – about time I did that anyway…



  25. Tonnia Switzer on September 9, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I found your site from a link on Twitter. Thanks for the review on Hill Harper’s book. Please enter me in the book giveaway contest.



  26. Jane on September 9, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Thanks for posting such a great giveaway fellow Virgo. I subscribed by email.



  27. Financial Samurai on September 10, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Damn, that’s a good looking man!



  28. young on September 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    @Financial Samurai- You are so awesome, ‘mate. Secure enough with your masculinity to acknowledge the handsomeness of other men. 🙂



  29. young on September 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    @Jane- Yay!! Someone acknowledged the virgo-essness! Happy birthday my virgo friend!



  30. young on September 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    @Tonnia- Hi Tonnia, I’m unsure which way you entered the contest. Did you subscribe by RSS or email?



  31. young on September 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    @Kellen- Aweee thanks! 🙂



  32. young on September 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    @Misa- Hi Misa, which way did you subscribe? RSS or email 🙂



  33. Misa on September 11, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I subscribed through my phone. But I’ll try again through my computer.



  34. Misa on September 11, 2011 at 11:23 am

    And it was through RSS



  35. young on September 11, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    @Misa- Great thanks! I’ll enter you.



  36. Gloria Johnson on September 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I have read all of Hill Harpers Books which are great reading for the soul, so I am dying to read the Wealth Cure. So enter me into the drawing.



  37. young on September 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    @Gloria- Thanks Gloria- did you subscribe by email or RSS? 🙂



  38. Gloria Johnson on September 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I thought I subcribed both ways, both I know with the email for sure.



  39. young on September 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    @Gloria Johnson- Okay thanks! 🙂



  40. Nicole C on September 14, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Sounds like an interesting book. I already subscribe through email. Thanks!



  41. Laura on September 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I all ready subscribe to RSS, but I’ll tweet this as well!
    Love your give aways!



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