Ben from Money Smart Life is holding a contest. He’s offering a one-hour consultation with a certified financial planner, which is the perfect way to kick-start your 2007.

I teamed up with a financial planner, Kristine McKinley, to offer professional financial advice to the winner. Buying financial advice for someone else is my charitable contribution to the blogosphere for 2006. She is a great advisor and is giving me a break on the price in the spirit of helping others out financially. If purchased directly from Kristine, the cost of the advice would be $150.

To enter, simply write about an idea from a personal finance blogger that has inspired you to financial change. Submit your stories via Ben’s contact page. Many of you have e-mailed me in the past few months with your success stories, telling me how Get Rich Slowly has helped you cope with debt, begin to save, learn to invest. These are exactly the stories Ben wants. I encourage you to enter this contest even if your biggest inspiration came from another site. This is a great opportunity to get some professional financial advice!

To learn more, read the guidelines.

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