**UPDATE: The winner is Carrie [email protected] Congratulations!**

While I may have skill at finding ways to live frugally, I know very little about investing. I find as I search the web that many investment sites are completely over my head. I appreciate when someone can break it all down for me in digestable pieces as a fellow Yakezie member, Barbara Friedberg can do.

Barbara has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master of Business degree in finance. She is a portfolio manager by trade, but a teacher at heart, and that is apparent in her blog, Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance. She breaks down investing and personal finance in easily digestable pieces and then gives an action plan for her readers; these are directions for how you can put what she just explained into action in your own life.

If you are new to Barb’s blog, you will want to check out the section, “Action Steps“; these are 12 concrete things you can do to improve your financial life immediately. In addition, I loved her post, “Wealth In Life: 25 Cheap Ideas for Fun.” Barbara is clearly not one to steer away from controversy; her post, “How Television Can Save You Money” illustrates that. I love that she is able to break from many financial gurus who say tv is a waste of time and money.

In addition, she is currently offering a FREE ebook, *20 Minute Guide to Investing*, which you can find on her sidebar.

If you are looking for a place where you can learn personal finance strategies and learn basic investing principles from a natural born teacher, you will want to check out Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.

**The Giveaway**:

Barbara has generously agreed to give one lucky winner a $25 Amazon gift card to use as you choose.

To enter the giveaway, simply follow Barbara’s RSS feed.

**Additional Method of Entry**:

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-Blog about this giveaway or post it on Facebook or Twitter and then come back here and leave the link in the comments section.

This giveaway will end on June 3rd at 11:59 p.m., CST. The winner will be chosen via random.org

*I received no compensation for this giveaway*.

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