Updated on 01.14.08

Want 31 Days To Fix Your Finances In One Easy To Read File? Here’s How To Get It!

Trent Hamm

Several readers suggested converting the popular 31 Days To Fix Your Finances series to a single file for easy reading. I’ve been hesitant to do this for several reasons, but due to the repeated requests, I have assembled an eBook that contains every entry in the series in Adobe Acrobat format, one handy document that you can print off and use as you wish.

I spent a significant amount of time preparing this PDF, essentially compiling the information available at that URL into a single, well-formatted document, designed for easy reading. It ended up being nearly a small book in length – 60 pages, in fact. If you print it out like a book, it would take up 15 sheets of paper and form a 60 page booklet – a nice sturdy pair of staples in the middle would do the trick! In other words, it’s basically a personal finance book in electronic form.

Great! How can I get it? If you would like this file, click this link. It will take you to a special PayPal page, where you can pay $2 securely and safely and download the file.

Why are you doing it this way? First, I spent a significant amount of time preparing the document so that it is easy to read and also so that it will print well in a booklet format – not exactly a task I enjoy. Second, I don’t want to place it up on the server for anyone to download because I’m concerned that it may become very popular and devour all of my bandwidth very quickly. Third, I’m interested in seeing whether or not there is any merit to the concept of micropayments and micropatronage as a method of ensuring content that people enjoy on the internet. On the other hand, I also want information to be free. This is the best concept I had for balancing all of these facts and ideas.

What’s the catch? There is no catch. Once you have the PDF in your hands, you have my full permission to give it away in whatever way you’d like. Mail it to everyone in your family who may be having financial problems. Send it to all of your friends. You can even post it as a free download on your own site as long as you also include a link back to The Simple Dollar. The only thing you may not do with it is sell it on your own, as this information is meant to be free.

Be sure, though, that the HTML version of 31 Days will always be free to anyone who wants to read it. This method of distributing a PDF copy of it is merely an experiment. I will never, ever distribute any content via a paid PDF that isn’t already available for free on the site.

Again, if you want a PDF copy of “31 Days To Fix Your Finances,” just click this link and pay $2 via PayPal.

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  1. jake says:

    smart idea. i hope you get a good profit and upgrade to greater bandwidth :)

  2. George says:

    Excellent idea – I’ve only read a small portion of the “31 days” posts just because they haven’t been all in one spot for me. My two bucks has been sent, and I eagerly await the ebook. :-)

  3. Seems like it would be something interesting to give a read since I am a pretty new member to the blog, plus it would be great to support the Trent. I’ve submitted in my PayPal transaction. Best of luck, Trent.

  4. Susan Sabo says:

    yes, would love to have the build a better blog in this format!

  5. wow trent, the file was VERY well done. As asked I will share it with others giving you full credit along the way. If you guys haven’t picked it up, I definitely encourage it. Thanks for the fast response. And if you do follow Susan’s advice on future PDF files, I’ll be in line awaiting a copy.

  6. tim brown says:

    yes yes yes do it
    push the button

  7. dwlt says:

    Just about to order this booklet, and I’d love to see the “Build A Better Blog” series in the same format. In fact, I’d pay $10 for the blog booklet!

  8. FlintZA says:

    Have you considered getting this published, maybe through an online ‘publisher’ like lulu.com? You’ve already done the work, this would just get you more exposure.

  9. Rachel says:

    I have submitted my $2 via PayPal. I am excited to get this booklet. Thanks!!

  10. Lizki says:

    And this is free?! THANK YOU so much.

    Printing this for myself & sending the link to my step mum who is drowning in debts.

    Enjoy your weekend,

  11. Ishtar says:

    I like the micropayment system. If only more companies and entrepreneurs could use it.

  12. Cmauch says:

    I didn’t even have to think about it. I bought the .PDF, if for no other reason to say thanks for your amazing advice. I am sure you have and will save me the 2 bucks thousands of times over!

  13. Shauna Redmond says:

    Sorry you had to go through all that time to make a booklet! I know this is too late, but for a minimal charge at almost any print shop they have programs to make booklet pdf’s for you. Here we charge $30. I do graphic design it takes me a push of a button to accomplish what you probably took hours to do! Another hint – once you make your document with the page sixe set up to 5.5 x 8.5 inches convert it to PDF. Go into acrobat (9 or later) hit print and on the drop down menu you should have an option print to booklet. Choose your paper size at 8.5 x 11 (letter size) and it will print to a booklet automatically! Although your end user would have to know that too.

    Next time you need a booklet let me know. Keep it in its native size but convert it to PDF and I could get back to you in less than a day with a completed booklet. :)

    PS definitely buying your booklet. Thank you!

    Shauna Redmond
    Graphic Design
    Date-Line Digital Printing
    Fairbanks, Alaska

  14. Patty says:

    I’m a 24 (turning 25 year old) girl who’s on the verge of getting more serious in life.. and I definitely need real advice on personal finance. I read day 1 & 2 to get an overview and I’m going to do this exercise. Not only does it change the way I’ll view and handle money, it does make you re-evaluate other priorities in life.

    Thanks so much Trent! I hope I can affect people as positively in the future as you do now. Kudos!

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