“A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!” – Charles Dickens

In the spirit of the season, I made you a big promise yesterday. Every day for 12 days (starting yesterday), ETR is going to give you a fun, useful gift.

When I told MaryEllen and the ETR crew about this idea of mine, they thought I had been drinking too much eggnog. “It’s fine for you to act like Santa Claus, promising all those gifts,” they said. “But we don’t have 500 elves here to help us create a dozen new ‘toys’ for our readers!”

But then they put on their Santa caps and thought about it. And then they thought some more. And by the end of the day, they had figured out how to do it.

(I’m really excited about this!)

Today is the second day of ETR’s 12 Days of Christmas Give-Away Bonanza – but it’s the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas. And, as you remember from the carol, the gift for the first day is a partridge in a pear tree.

Well, we don’t have any partridges at ETR. But we do have something that you’ll probably like even more. Today’s gift will teach you how to live like a billionaire… even if you’re still trying to make ends meet. Click here to pick up your second gift.

Keep reading ETR to find the next 10 special gifts ETR has prepared for you.

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Mark Morgan Ford

Mark Morgan Ford was the creator of Early To Rise. In 2011, Mark retired from ETR and now writes the Wealth Builders Club. His advice, in our opinion, continues to get better and better with every essay, particularly in the controversial ones we have shared today. We encourage you to read everything you can that has been written by Mark.