24 hr Freebie Alert: Download David Bach’s Start Over, Finish Rich

“A recession is a terrible thing to waste–so don’t waste this one! Use it instead to get rich.”
— David Bach

I have personally declared 2010 as the year in which I get my financial house in order. Financial expert David Bach explains that this year will be the best opportunity for building wealth we have seen in decades. And, as the economy recovers, you must be set up to recover with it. David’s easy, take-action plan will show you how.

His latest book, Start Over, Finish Rich supplies the ten crucial moves you must make in 2010 to get back on track and recapture your dreams of a richer future. Learn how to:

* Get out of debt
* Fix your credit
* Rebuild and improve your retirement plans
* Take smart risks
* Reorganize your financial life for the high tech age
* Update your real estate plan
* Change your thinking about money
* Recommit to wealth

Now here’s the special offer: David has partnered with AOL and their Personal Finance site, Walletpop to make this book free TODAY ONLY.

Just click on this link to download your copy now.

So what are you waiting for? Hurry and learn how you can make 2010 your best year (financially) ever!

Another freebie from Oprah.com: Jean Chatzky’s The Difference

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I got so excited to hear the news from http://www.phbestdeals.com/:  Jean Chatzky will offer her new book, The Difference, as a free download for 24 hours exclusively on Oprah.com. The book will be available for download from 11 a.m. ET Friday until 10:59 a.m. ET Saturday. Learn the top five things you can do to thrive during tough times, myths and facts about the wealthy and what barriers stand between you and financial security.

Download your free copy here.

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Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

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Oprah Freebie: Holiday Hits 2008

I totally love this.  Oprah has teamed up with some of the biggest names in the music business to create a one-of-a-kind holiday mix. 

Faith Hill, “Joy to the World” from the album Joy to the World
Tony Bennett, “I’ll be Home for Christmas” from the album A Swingin’ Christmas
Il Divo, “O Holy Night” from the album The Christmas Collection
Josh Groban, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” from the album Noel
Brian McKnight, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” from the album I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Amy Grant, “O Come All Ye Faithful” from the album The Christms Collection
Harry Connick Jr., “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” from the album What a Night! A Christmas Album
Aretha Franklin, “Silent Night” from the album This Christmas

These eight songs can be downloaded free for the next 48 hours.  Click on this link.

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Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

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Freebie picks of the week

I’ve come across some website gems which I’d like to share with everyone.

  1. Open Yale Courses – Lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses are made available to the public free of charge via the internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.
  2. Finetune – In addition to its web-based player,  Finetune has a fantasic desktop application which enables Mac and PC users to listen to both Finetune and iTunes playlists, as well as search by name for favorite artists as well as get a custom radio station of their work.  I’m hooked on the David Cook radio channel.  =)
  3. Cookstr – Starting this month,  a new website will showcase the recipes of star chefs like Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, as well as those of less-well-known but highly regarded cookbook writers.  According to the NYTimes,  visitors to Cookstr can search for recipes using a wide range of parameters, from the more obvious — ingredients, season, occasion — to more specialized criteria, like lactose-free, kid-friendly or requires-only-one-pot-to-cook. The site will start with 2,500 recipes, most likely to increase to 10,000 within a year.   Go and sign up to their newsletter now. 
  4. Hulu –  Hulu offers shows from nbc, Fox, pbs and other channels, including free full episodes of SNL, The Daily Show, The Office and other hits the TiVo-less masses often miss, plus films like Ghostbusters, The Fifth Element and Lost in Translation.  Note, Hulu’s video library currently can only be streamed from within the United States.

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Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

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Open Yale Courses

This is way cool.  I just found out that Yale has made several of their courses free over the internet.

Taken from the Open Yale Courses FAQ:

  1. What is Open Yale Courses?

    Open Yale Courses provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.

  2. Why is Yale sharing some of its undergraduate courses free worldwide?

    While it has long upheld the principle that education is best built upon direct interactions among teachers, students, and staff, Yale also believes that leading universities can make an important contribution to expanding access to educational resources through the use of internet technology. The goals of the project also align with the University’s aim to increase its presence and strengthen its relationships internationally.

  3. What is included in these online courses?

    Each course includes a full set of class lectures produced in high-quality video accompanied by such other course materials as syllabi, suggested readings, and problem sets. The lectures are available as downloadable videos, and an audio-only version is also offered. In addition, searchable transcripts of each lecture are provided.

If you have the time and would like to learn something new,  please do listen to the lectures.  ‘I’ve certainly learned a lot from the Financial Markets course.

Here are some of the courses:

Biomedical Engineering
Ancient Greek History
Game Theory
Financial Markets
Milton
The American Novel Since 1945
The Civil War and Reconstruction Era
France Since 1871

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Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

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Midweek Reading & Freebies

 Here are some great articles from here and around the world.

FOR FAMILIES

 

  • Anatomy of a Marriage (BusinessWorld)
  • 10 Secrets To Help Your Children Handle This Financial Crisis (iVillage).  Key takeaway:  Reduce stress as a family.  “Whatever happens,  we’re together.  When all is said and done that really is what matters most.”
  • The Next Meltdown: Credit-Card Debt (BusinessWeek)
  • The New Age of Frugality (BusinessWeek):  “I can’t help the economy…I’ve got to help myself”.

FOR INVESTORS

  • Those With a Sense of History May Find It’s Time to Invest (NYTimes).  Key takeaway:  “Investors with a stomach for risk and a long time horizon should consider following Warren Buffet….we will perceive this (time) as being a great value-buying opportunity… the most important securities are being given away”.
  • Wall Street’s Big Bounce: Don’t Start Cheering Yet (Time).  “Wild swings to the upside may feel great, but they’re still wild swings”. 

ABOUT THE CRISIS

  • The Next Meltdown: Credit-Card Debt (BusinessWeek)
  • Poor Countries Face A Different Kind of Crisis (Time).  “In many developing countries, the most urgent crisis is not what is happening in financial markets but what has happened in commodity markets.”

FOR YOU AND ME 

  • Live Frugal, Stop Complaining, and Be Happy (RatherBeShopping).
  • Your Happiness Project:  Don’t Follow the Stock Market too closely (TheHappinessProject)
  • Great Tips For Bargain Christmas Gift Giving (from the Gift Therapist)
  • Strategies to Deal with Unhappy Events (TheHappinessProject)
  • Seth Godin asks Is Effort a Myth? (SethGodin)  “While luck may be more appealing than effort, you don’t get to choose luck. Effort, on the other hand, is totally available, all the time.”

and finally…. 

FREEBIES!!!!

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Enjoy a pampering FREE Lancome makeover

Ever once in a while, all moms just have to take a break from the daily grind for a little ME time. Are you up for a break? Well now, calling all kikay moms! Come to Rustan’s and pamper yourself to a free makeover with Lancôme’s Color Experts this September!

Free consultation on proper skin care, base application, eye color advice and more! Try Lancôme’s newest Onyx Splendor 2008 Fall collection, and our new makeup products — Color Fever Dewy Shine lipsticks, Ombre Absolue eyeshadows and Virtuose Black Carat mascara!

Call 813-3739 (Rustan’s Makati) or 633-4636 (Rustan’s Shangri-la Plaza) and ask for the Lancôme counter to set up your free makeup session with one of Lancôme’s Colour Experts!

GELA LAUREL-STEHMEIER
September 12 in Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza
September 19 in Rustan’s Makati

SABS HERNANDEZ
September 26 in Rustan’s Makati
September 27 in Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza

TATIN YANG
September 13, 20, 27 in Rustan’s Makati

MARIS DELOS REYES
September 12 in Rustan’s Makati
September 19 in Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza

STACEY TAN GANA
September 13, 20, 26 in Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza

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Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

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