Receive Free Financial Books From the Falkin Investing Organization

The Falkin Investing Organization, a 501c (3) nonprofit dedicated to free financial education worldwide is today launching its brand new program which gives out free financial books every month to randomly selected people.

To receive a book, you simply need to write a personal letter (no emails) to the Organization, and choose the book you would like to receive off our pre-approved list. At the end of every month we will randomly select several letters as winners, and mail you the book of your choice.

The list of books you can choose from is below (A-Z order):

  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton Malkiel
  • Beating the Street - Peter Lynch
  • Confessions of a Street Addict - James Cramer
  • How to Make Money in Stocks - William O'Neil
  • Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders - Jack Schwager
  • One Up on Wall Street - Peter Lynch
  • Reminiscences of a Stock Operator - Edwin Lefevre
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki
  • Rich Dad's Guide to Investing - Robert Kiyosaki
  • The Intelligent Investor - Benjamin Graham
  • The Little Book That Beats the Market - Joel Greenblatt
  • The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason
  • Think and Grow Rich - Napolean Hill

(This is the approved books list as of now, 13 total books. If you would like to see a book added to this list please simply contact us.)

Letters must be typed out, signed, and include the following information:

  1. Your Full Name
  2. Age
  3. Your Mailing Address (so we can send you your book)
  4. Your Email Address (so we can notify you if you won)
  5. A Little About Yourself - Why you want this book, how long you've been investing, etc.

As of now this program is ONLY open to those currently living in the United States or in Canada. You need to mail your request letters to the following address (note: this address is subject to change due to our offices set to be moved):

Mail to:
Falkin Investing Organization
636 E. Lincoln
Birmingham, MI 48009

For more details please see the programs page on the FIO website. Any questions please simply email me.



  1. Posted by Cody on February 6, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Once we receive a book, would we be eligible to write another letter and receive another book? :grin:

  2. Posted by Cody on February 6, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Oh and I forgot to ask...which one book on this list would you say is the best "beginner" book?

  3. Posted by Blain Reinkensmeyer on February 6, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Yes, new letter for a new book. If your letter is not drawn, it automatically goes back into the pot and is eligible for up to 3 months.

  4. Posted by Blain Reinkensmeyer on February 6, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    My vote would go for either how to make money in stocks, or rich dad's guide to investing. :cool:

  5. Posted by thewild1 on February 6, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    that is a pretty cool setup you got going now.

  6. Posted by Bryan on February 6, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Blain congrats on getting this going. It's always cool to see people taking the time out for charitable causes. Nice going.

  7. Posted by Blain Reinkensmeyer on February 6, 2008 at 9:58 pm


  8. Posted by My Trader's Journal on February 7, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I've been busy with my new job and haven't been around here much. This is a cool offering. Keep up the good work.
    BTW, without having me search through previous posts did you get out of your VIP position from a month or more ago? I sold naked puts at 35 thinking it would stop falling at 36, ha. Then I sold naked calls at 40 to bring in extra cash. I'm barely above break even and expect to have the shares assigned to me at Feb expiration, unless it can get a shallow rally to let me "win" on both options.

  9. Posted by Blain Reinkensmeyer on February 7, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Wild man. I don't recall this pick exactly, what post I featured it in. Lately I have shorted Google before earnings and now I am in a short position with AMZN. Shorted at $72 and was doing great yesterday when the stock closed at $68.49. Then today it opens at $67.22 and rallys some 8% to a intraday high of $72.71. Good lord what a throw up job. Stock closed at $70.91 but I am skeptical that my $74.25 stop will hold up tomorrow.


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