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  • SmartyPig

    1. 2. A Fun Personal Finance Book <ul><li>By Wise Bread the #1 personal finance blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Secrets to living the good life without breaking the bank. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun and actionable tips based on the personal experiences of our writers. </li></ul>
    2. 3. Reviews For The Book “This book is just what we need right now: a reminder that tough economic times don’t mean we have to stop living well, just that we need to indulge more creatively.” Kimberly Palmer, Senior Editor of U.S. News & World Report “Wise Bread has something for just about everyone, from world travelers to stay-at-home parents.” Donna Freedman MSN Money “A treasure-trove of innovative, practical ideas for saving money without sacrificing the joy in life. What perfect timing for this dough-saving advice.” Jeff Yeager, Author of The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches
    3. 4. Featured Contributors <ul><li>Leo Babauta </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of Zen Habits, named one of the best 25 blogs by Time Magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>Author of The Power of Less. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharon Harvey Rosenberg </li></ul><ul><li>Award-winning journalist whose finance column appears weekly in the Miami Herald and regularly in other newspapers. </li></ul><ul><li>Author of The Frugal Duchess: How to Live Well and Save Money . </li></ul><ul><li>Trent Hamm </li></ul><ul><li>Author of 365 Ways to Live Cheap and editor of 1001 Ways to Make Money If You Dare. </li></ul><ul><li>Created popular personal finance blog The Simple Dollar. </li></ul>Featuring guest contributions from of the top names in blogging and personal finance.
    4. 5. Featured Contributors <ul><li>J.D. Roth </li></ul><ul><li>Author of popular personal finance blog Get Rich Slowly and health blog Get Fit Slowly. </li></ul><ul><li>Named “most inspiring money blog” by Money magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>The Digerati Life </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher of top personal finance blogs Digerati Life and Smarter Wallet. </li></ul><ul><li>Silicon valley insider who worked at various startups as well as big companies like Oracle, Hewlett Packard, and Cisco. </li></ul><ul><li>Linsey Knerl </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart’s Elevenmoms member and host of Wise Bread’s radio show. </li></ul><ul><li>Featured in Time Magazine, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Seattle Times, Shape, and All You Magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday Bram </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent contributor to Investopedia & LifeHack.org. </li></ul><ul><li>Author of Working Your Way Around the World . </li></ul>
    5. 6. Wise Bread Writers <ul><li>Nora Dunn, Professional Hobo </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Financial Planner </li></ul><ul><li>Traveling the world full-time since 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Rains, Career Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Professional Resume Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Over 15 years consulting businesses, military personnel and job seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Carrie Kirby, Reporter </li></ul><ul><li>Reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger for the Chicago Tribune </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Michael, Advertising Copywriter </li></ul><ul><li>Deals hound </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing insider </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Winfrey, University Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Spirituality and relationships expert </li></ul><ul><li>Making less money at a job she loves </li></ul><ul><li>David DeFranza, Discovery Channel Producer </li></ul><ul><li>Travel deals guru </li></ul><ul><li>Adventurer </li></ul><ul><li>Myscha Theriault, Food & Wine Critic </li></ul><ul><li>Food, green and travel writer featured in WSJ , Miami Herald , and USA Today </li></ul><ul><li>Spent much of her teaching career overseas </li></ul><ul><li>Andrea Dickson, Technical Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Freelancing, beauty and fashion expert </li></ul><ul><li>Living large in a big city </li></ul><ul><li>Margaret Garcia-Couoh, Professor </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time telecommuter </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in secluded Sierra Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Xin Lu, Software Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Silicon valley tech guru </li></ul><ul><li>Real estate investing enthusiast </li></ul>
    6. 7. Great Tips Preview <ul><li>What kind of tips can you expect from the book? </li></ul><ul><li>9 Ways to See the World For Free </li></ul><ul><li>Big Savings Even if You Miss the Sale </li></ul><ul><li>12 Ways to Live Rent or Mortgage Free </li></ul><ul><li>6 Steps to Eliminating Your Debt Painlessly </li></ul><ul><li>20 Signs a Pink Slip is Coming </li></ul><ul><li>10 Ways to Feel Like a Millions Bucks </li></ul><ul><li>50 Ways to Get the Most Out of Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>6 Horrible Financial Products to Avoid </li></ul><ul><li>10 Ways to Go Green and Save Money </li></ul><ul><li>7 Ways to Score Free Food </li></ul>
    7. 8. Great Tips Preview <ul><li>Get Hidden Cell Phone Discounts </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Way to Save 3 Months' Salary </li></ul><ul><li>Best & Worst Places to Stash Cash at Home </li></ul><ul><li>12 Fabulous Frugal Party Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>6 Ways to Pay Less for College </li></ul><ul><li>Get a free e-book with purchase: 108 Ways to Raise Your Fuel Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Find out how at www.wisebread.com/money-saving-book/free-gift/ </li></ul>
    8. 9. Honors For Wise Bread Blog One of the best Web sites to help you scrimp through the recession. Slate Magazine One of the best friends of the unemployed. PC World Top 100 most useful Web sites. MSN Money CNBC On the Money’s Sites of the Day “With the Dow below 7,000 right now, there may be a growing audience for Wise Bread’s ‘Cornmeal: Fresh Ideas for a Frugal Family Staple’ and its tips on removing car dents with a cigarette lighter, aluminum foil and an air duster.” New York Times
    9. 10. Wise Bread Blog Also Featured In
    10. 11. Wise Bread Blog Media Mentions Bay News 9 featured one of our bloggers, Myscha Theriault in a piece titled “Bay area finance blogger attracting national attention” KCAL9 news featured Wise Bread as one of the Top Five personal finance destinations on the web.
    11. 12. Wise Bread Blog Media Mentions TIME magazine featured our blog and blogger, Linsey Knerl in a recent issue.
    12. 13. Wise Bread Relationships <ul><li>Member of Federated Media. </li></ul><ul><li>Member of Wal-Mart’s Elevenmoms team. </li></ul><ul><li>Syndicates content to MSN Money’s Smart Spending Blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming content syndication deals with Consumer Reports, Hearst, and Macmillan. </li></ul><ul><li>Cobranding discussions with Bankrate.com. </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of Money Tips Network, featuring 8 of the top 15 personal finance blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the LifeRemix network which features members such as New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss. </li></ul>
    13. 14. Wise Bread Founders <ul><li>Greg Go (tech & content guru) </li></ul><ul><li>About.com Guide to Online Business </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythm & Hues, Academy award-winning media company </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker at Blog World Expo ’08 </li></ul><ul><li>Lynn Truong (sales & blogger relations) </li></ul><ul><li>CBS/King World Productions </li></ul><ul><li>Grey Worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker at BlogHer ’08 & Blog World Expo ‘08 </li></ul><ul><li>Will Chen (marketing & seo expert) </li></ul><ul><li>Top 20 Digg contributor </li></ul><ul><li>Attorney: Analyzed media plans for Dannon, Mattel and Genentech </li></ul><ul><li>Quoted in Forbes, USA Today, Nielsen’s Media, Mastercard Small Business, and more </li></ul>Three high school friends got together at the end of 2006 to discuss financial matters. Blogs were on the rise, but there weren’t many great, relatable personal finance blogs. So we decided to pull our resources and expertise together to create one.
    14. 15. More Information <ul><li>Contact us </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(310) 997-0186 </li></ul><ul><li>More info & press kit at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.wisebread.com/money-saving-book </li></ul><ul><li>$14.95 Hardcover / 352 pages / 978-1-60239-704-0 6&quot; x 9&quot;/ Full color throughout </li></ul><ul><li>Skyhorse Publishing (distributed by W.W. Norton) </li></ul>

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