Book review and giveaway: Fight Back by Ellen Roseman

Good morning Loves.  Today we have a great giveaway for you – so tell all your friends.

I haven’t told you this yet, but I really hate wasting money.  I know you are probably thinking “Well no one likes wasting money” and although that may be true, I really hate spending money on things that aren’t worth it.  If I pay for a bad meal or buy something and then see it on sale a week later I literally feel sick to my stomach.

I will lay in bed at night and worry about all the other things I could have purchased with the wasted money.  But with the help of a new friend, I am now changing my formerly obsessive ways.

Just say NO to “the man”

I recently had the pleasure of meeting financial author and columnist Ellen Roseman who is an inspiration to consumers every =where.  Roseman is one woman who is not letting “the man” get her down when it comes to money.   Her new book Fight Back: 81 ways to help you save money and protect yourself from corporate trickery is truly inspiring.  It tells consumers how to fight for discounts, deals and money that is rightfully ours.

Most people try to avoid conflict because it’s uncomfortable and awkward, so instead of standing up for ourselves we just let things go to avoid the confrontation and in turn we end up making our selves sick.  Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever wish you said something in the moment but didn’t and then replayed the scenario in your head over and over again until you just can’t take it anymore? I know I have.

Stand up for yourself – you can do it

We may stand up for ourselves at the office, with our spouse and with our family – so why not with our money? Maybe it’s because we are comfortable giving our opinions to family and friends, but we don’t want to do it with a complete stranger.  But you know what I say? Don’t worry about what other people think – do what’s best for you!

Roseman’s new book is on sale now at Amazon and we are giving away an autographed copy to one lucky winner.  Enter below to win, but first here’s a sneak preview…

With easy tips from her every day experiences Roseman helps us save money on everything from our cable bill to our vacation.  What’s her number one message for consumers? Don’t let people take advantage of you.

Here are five (of the 81) ways Ellen Roseman saves money:

How to fight airline rules that do not make sense.

How to avoid getting in trouble when booking hotels online.

How to fight back when a store refuses to give a refund.

How to avoid losing money on a gym membership.

How to write the perfect complaint letter.

Now enter to win your own copy of Fight Back

One lucky Blonde & Balanced reader will win an autographed copy of this awesome book.  Use the Rafflecopter link below to enter.

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Good luck to everyone! The winner will be announced next week.

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  1. For Christmas, i want a plaid scarf and a new light for our foyer.

  2. That’s great Kristin – I hope Santa is good to you. Good Luck in the giveaway.

  3. melinda hawkins says:

    to be able to get my family gifts!

  4. Mrs. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    This Christmas, I dream of winning the lottery, but am very thankful for the blessings I already have (family, comforts, my husband, meaningful work, etc.)

  5. breaking bad dvd

  6. Better Health.

  7. Tammie Venne says:

    I would like some new baking pans

  8. need some new clothes

  9. For Christmas I’d like a smart phone and a year of service.

  10. I want my family to be happy.

  11. Wanda Bergman says:

    I would love to get a Paperwhite Kindle for Christmas.

  12. joseph gersch says:

    i want an ipad air

  13. I would like to get a new computer….

  14. I have wanted a dishwasher forever Thankyou

  15. Carl White says:

    Tell us what you want for Christmas this year.

    All current and past Victoria’s Secret Angels.

  16. I want a treadmill for Christmas!

  17. Cathy Burnett says:

    This year for Christmas I just want to have my family together for a huge wonderful meal! We have not been together in several years.

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