Nuru Personal Finance Cards Review and Giveaway

By glblguy

nuru-cardsSometime back I received a deck of Nuru Personal finance cards in the mail from the folks over at Nuru Planet. Basically what Nuru Planet has done is take a vast amount of personal finance information and placed it on a deck of cards about the same size as a standard deck of playing cards (2.5″ x 3.5″).

Each card contains information on a personal finance topic that is both informative and easy to read. The deck consists of 28 cards that cover 7 different categories:

  • Essential Vocabulary
  • Personal Planning
  • Investing
  • Loans
  • Retirement Vehicles
  • Credit
  • Insurance

The cards are durable, waterproof and pocket sized. The last feature is the most attractive to me, as you can just keep them in your pocket and whenever you have time and read through them. I’m one who likes to maximize my time and these cards could really provide you with something educational to do while waiting for the bus, sitting in traffic, waiting at the doctors office, etc. They even come with a ring to hold them together.

Who are they suited for

The cards contain a vast amount of information, but mostly on basic financial topics. They would be best for someone with little to no financial knowledge and probably not the best choice for someone who reads lots of personal finance blogs or personal finance books. Personally I think they would make an excellent gift for a high school or college student, especially for the price of only $10.

Would I buy them?

I wouldn’t buy them for myself, but would definitely consider purchasing them for someone else. I knew all of the information on the cards already and personally don’t like carrying things in my pockets, but I know quit a few people whom I think would really like them.

If you’re interested in purchasing a set, head over to Nuru Planet (not an affiliate link). They also have decks for other topics including cars, golf, emergency first aid, and nutrition. I am seriously considering purchasing a deck of the emergency first aid cards to keep in my truck.


If you would like a set, I’m giving away the deck I received. Entering is easy, just add a comment and tell me why you would like to win them. Make sure you include a valid email. I’ll randomly select and announce the winner on February 2nd, so you have until the February 1st at 12:00 noon EST to enter.  Good luck!

20 Responses (including trackbacks) to “Nuru Personal Finance Cards Review and Giveaway”

  1. Momma @ Says:

    It’s really sweet of you to have a give-away for your set of cards. I’m commenting for the chance to win them so that I can use them to help educate my daughters about basic finance in an interesting way.

  2. jolyn Says:

    I would like them because I understand very little about investment terms. And very soon I can start incorporating them into my young teenage son’s financial education.

  3. Laura Says:

    It’s super nice of you to do this giveaway! I would love them for myself and my roomie. We are both super busy and also have started going to the gym more, and these cards would be perfect little reading and chatting materials on the bike or elliptical! THANKS!

  4. celticbuffy Says:

    I would love to have a set to use with my 15 year old daughter who will be starting her very first job this spring. Now is the time to start her on the financial education journey that I am just on myself.

  5. AnnMarie Says:

    I’d like to win them to give to my brother and SIL who could definitely use some easy financial advice.

  6. Jan Says:

    This is wonderful! I’d love to be able to give them to a friend’s little sister, she’s 15 and looking to start a new job, and I’d love for her to be able to start on the right foot right away!

  7. Stacy Says:

    I’d love to be able to use them to teach my kids about finance!

  8. Sarah Joy Says:

    I want them. That’s all.

  9. Catherine Says:

    I would like the cards to give to my nephew who is a LOAD. At 25 years old, he lives at home, eats all the food and contributes little. In his defense, he is a full-time student. But that doesn’t excuse his priorities which pretty much are as follows: girls, sports, studies, and finally, contributing to his own financial well-being (and car repairs).

    Thank you. Catherine

  10. S of 52 Faces Says:

    This is great! My best friend would appreciate this gift!

  11. Kathryn Says:

    I came late to the party. My first mortgage was 80/20 with 15% & 18% adjustable APRs, respectively — the finance charges were based on a fixed rate but the you paid 3% more in principal each year. That was only one of the many, many opportunities for financial growth I’ve encountered. Bottome line: I have 2 daughters, 13 & 16, I would like to help steer clear of financial minefields. I believe the task would be made easier using Nuru’s Personal Finance Cards. Thanks for your willingness to share.

  12. Gypsie Says:

    I would love to win those cards. We are slowly working our way out of debt but since DH isnt a very good reader, this would make it much easier for him to learn more about personal finance.

  13. Diane Says:

    I’d like these cards to teach my sons more about basic finance. The 17 year old would benefit greatly and I think it would be a good review with possibly some new information for the 22 year old. Thanks for sharing!

  14. CIF Says:

    My husband and I are trying to get on track financially. I’ve taken a lot of personal finance classes and done a lot of reading– he has not. He will be starting a new job involving a lot of travel, and these cards would be very helpful to him (and to me!).

    Thanks for your blog!

  15. Scott Says:

    I would give them to my 14 year old daughter.

  16. lori shaneck Says:

    I have been reading your blog for awhile now, and some of the info is very useful for me. My husband is laid off presently and I work at a bigbox retailer-so our money is very tight. Each and every little bit helps, I have found. I believe these cards would be very helpful to us in our present situation.

  17. mindy Says:

    i would like them because i can use all the help i can get thanks for the giveaway

  18. Kim V Says:

    I would give them to my son who is graduating college this Spring. He can use all the financial advice he can get.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Marilyn Says:

    I’d love to share them with my son as we discuss financial matter