Mvelopes 1 Year Membership Giveaway and Friday Roundup

A product I have come to love, yes love, is Crown Mvelopes (Mvelopes Personal).   I’ve been using the product for over two years and it’s helped me keep our family spending in order and stay on plan each month.

I really believe this particular product can make a difference for someone in managing money this year.  So, for the February monthly giveaway, I’m giving away a 1 year free membership to Crown Mvelopes! What does that mean?  Well, you get to use the product completely FREE on me for an entire year!

Check out this product description to learn more about Mvelopes.  You can also read my Mvelopes Personal product review.

Mvelopes Personal is an online budgeting system that makes it easy to create an effective personal budget and track every aspect of your spending as it happens. It will help you always know exactly how much you have left to spend, instantly know the impact of every spending decision, effectively manage credit card spending, and quickly create an easy to use household budgeting plan. Click here to learn more.

One Year Free Membership to Crown Mvelopes

Mvelopes GiveawaySo what do you have to do to win the one year free membership to Crown Mvelopes?

To be entered, just leave a comment on this post and tell us about your top financial goal for 2010.  Do this by Thursday, 3/4/10 at 8 PM ET.  The winner will be announced on Twitter and right here in the comments on 3/5/10.

And now, on with the links and round up…

Personal Finance Links

I hope you’ll take a few minutes out of your day to explore these interesting and helpful posts from other personal finance blogs.

  • Debt Free Adventure: Matt explores the question:  should you buy or rent your home?  What do you think?  Check out the calculator Matt uses and see what’s best for your situation.
  • Money Help for Christians: Craig explores how to have a stay at home wife or mom in the family.  Craig’s advice?  You need to start living off one household income as soon as you decide this is a goal for your family.  I couldn’t agree with him more.
  • Out of Your Rut: Kevin helps us explore buying a used car or a new car and determining which one is the better deal.  Personally, we’ll continue to by used cars and hopefully, pay for car replacements with cash someday.
  • My Money Minute: Jason keeps the discussion going this week on tax refunds and whether or not they’re good or bad.  Jason’s opinion differs from mine, but I respect his thoughts on the subject.  Don’t forget to read my post:  Income Tax Refund: Is It Good or Bad?
  • Redeeming Riches: Jason (lots of Jason’s around the personal finance blogosphere) started a new series this week titled:  10 Money Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000.  Jason is committed to helping everyone save $10,000 by next year.  Sign me up!

One Money Design Around the Web

  • Christian PF: Do you ever wrestle with this question:  Will Money Buy Happiness? I say: who cares!  Let me know your thoughts over at Christian PF.
  • Christian PF: If you loaned Uncle Sam interest free this past year make sure you manage your income tax refund wisely with this approach.
  • Bible Money Matters: One of the most important goals for my wife and I have is to leave an inheritance for our children.  Not only do we desire our children to financially prosper, the Bible says it’s our responsibility.

Personal Finance Blog Carnivals

What is a personal finance blog carnival?  If you’re interested in learning more, here is a great definition from

Blog Carnivals typically collect together links pointing to blog articles on a particular topic. A Blog Carnival is like a magazine. It has a title, a topic, editors, contributors, and an audience. Editions of the carnival typically come out on a regular basis. Each edition is a special blog article that consists of links to all the contributions that have been submitted, often with the editor’s opinions or remarks.

This week One Money Design was featured in:  Carnival of Personal Finance #245 “Dollar Doodles” edition.

Update:  winner of random drawing

The winner of the random drawing is comment ID 3328.  Congratulations to Robert Snyder!

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  • Rishi

    My top financial goal is to start saving for kid’s eduation and our retirement
    .-= Rishi´s last blog ..$100 Gift Card for staying twice at Westin Hotels =-.

  • Jason @ MyMoneyMinute

    Thanks for the link love! I have a feeling our opinions are closer than we realize.

    This year, our financial goals are to continue paying off student loans, but we’re also banking away a bit of cash as well. We’ve got cars getting up in miles, maybe moving closer to work, and maybe even babies on the way, so we wanted to be prepared should the ‘perfect storm’ of life happen all at once!

    I’ve heard great things about Mvelopes! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the 1yr subscription.
    .-= Jason @ MyMoneyMinute´s last blog ..Military Saves Week =-.

  • Robert Snyder

    2009 was a year of change as I was laid off from my job of 21 years. Fortunately, about 3 months prior to the layoff we had paid off the last of our debts not counting the house. We had also made good progress toward building our emergency fund. We simply continued to live in the frugal way we had been living while paying off debts. Two weeks ago I started a new job with a new company with very similar compensation to what I had before. Thanks to being debt free we were able to survive the 8 months with barely touching my severance package from my previous employer.
    One of our plans prior to getting laid off was to start a giving fund that we would populate out of each pay same as our food or entertainment envelopes for example. This giving envelope will be used for anything that comes up where we hear or see a need. Now that I am back to a stable job situation, one of our first goals will be to begin populating that giving fund.

  • Kevin@OutOfYourRut

    Thanks for including me in the list Jason! (There really ARE a lot of Jason’s in the PF world!)

    I’m truly humbled by the inclusion, especially given the high quality of your work.

    I owe you man!

    Kevin (a name which is conspicuously unique in the PF world!)
    .-= Kevin@OutOfYourRut´s last blog ..OutOfYourRut’s First Ever Friday Personal Finance Round Up =-.

  • Shannon

    My financial goal for this year is to get out of debt and work on our budget.

  • Lauren

    My biggest goal is to find a budget system that works for us and stick to it. We’ve tried a few different ways, and just can’t find one that works for us.

  • Jason @ Redeeming Riches

    Hey J – thanks for the link and the mention – from one Jason to another!
    .-= Jason @ Redeeming Riches´s last blog ..This Week in Personal Finance – February 26, 2010 =-.

  • Craig Ford

    Thanks for including my article. I really appreciate it.
    .-= Craig Ford´s last blog ..Pyramid Schemes, Sales Parties, and the Home Business =-.

  • Bobbi

    My 2010 goal is to get rid of my cc debt and aggressively save to catch up my retirement. I am very close to paying everything off but it just seems so far away. I use a budgeting software, but I am really having a hard time with it lately. I think I could use something new. Thanks

  • Maria

    I am currently a graduate student. My financial goal is to stick to a strict budget so I can finish school without acquiring any more debt – credit cards or student loans. Then, I can be in the position to start saving when I get a job, and not be paying loan interest!

  • Glenn

    My top financial goals for 2010 is to increase our families savings, to tithe more than 10%, and to stay on our spending plan for the entire year!

  • Ben

    My goal for 2010 was to begin using mvelopes to help us manage living on a budget. Just haven’t been able to purchase it yet.

    God Bless you Jason, keep up the great work.