Currency

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I feel ill-prepared to make personal finance decisions for myself. Budgets, 401k plans and the importance of savings accounts weren’t really part of my education at any point, and since I was thrust into the “real world” five years ago, my knowledge of these subjects hasn’t gotten any more extensive. Part of this is my fault, for not educating myself on these very important topics. So when I hear about websites like LearnVest and American Express’s new online publication Currency, which aim to educate and inform women in their 20’s and 30’s about personal finance, I know there are resources I can turn to when I want to learn more about investing, paying off my credit card debt or negotiating a raise — among other things.

Currency is the latest site to enter this much-needed market, and it helpfully gives advice in three categories: Big Decisions, Planning & Savings, and Spending. More than 25 personal finance writers are contributing to Currency, including New York Times writer Matt Gross and Manisha Thakor, CFA and co-author of On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance and Get Financially Naked.

iPadAnd, to celebrate the launch of Currency, we want to give one lucky fan of The Gloss on Facebook an Apple iPad with a leather case featuring the Currency logo, an over $500 value.

In order to enter to win, you have to tell us what you can learn about personal finance from Currency. You must first become a fan of The Gloss on Facebook. If you’re already a fan, you can skip to step two. If not, click here and hit the “Like” button. Then, head over to getcurrency.com and check out the site. When you find an article that you can relate to or that you find informative, leave a comment here, or on our Facebook page, with a link to the story, and you’ll be entered to win this amazing prize. You will have until Sunday, October 10 at 5 p.m. EST to enter to win. One entry per Facebook fan. No purchase necessary.

One winner will be selected at random from the entrants, and notified via Facebook message on Monday October 11. You must have a U.S. mailing address to be eligible to enter (no P.O. boxes). Become a fan of The Gloss on Facebook today to be automatically entered to win more giveaways like this in the future.

And, check out some of the giveaways going on at our sister sites: Crushable is giving one lucky Facebook fan a Buried prize pack complete with a movie poster signed by Ryan Reynolds and Blisstree wants to give its readers a new Sony Vaio netbook and one year of Internet security software from F-Secure.