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Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together Paperback – May 2, 2017
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“This book is well worth its list price….It’s the youthful perspective that makes this so refreshing. It’s well-written and researched by a millennial for millennials…without the judgment, sarcasm and superiority we older folks too often convey when we talk to young adults about money.” —Michelle Singletary, The Washington Post
“A new book about money that teens and millennials will actually read…. This not only has great insights and tips about handling money, but it's written in a casual, relatable way.” —Time
“Broke Millennial does a great job of presenting practical how-to money advice in a conversational way…. The tone is one that makes you feel like, 'we're all in this together,' and not the typical talking to you like you're a kid that you often find in other books geared toward young adults."—Jason Dorsey, bestselling author, millennial expert, and president of The Center for Generational Kinetics
“It’s a price worth paying to own a helpful book like Broke Millennial. Erin Lowry explains nearly everything consumers need to know about finances, in layman’s terms and simple steps. Best of all, though it’s meant for 20-somethings, this book isn’t specific to them: you really can give it to a wise middle-schooler or a grownup in need of the info. For anyone old enough to read this book, Broke Millennial won’t be a bust.” —Twin Cities Business Magazine
“If you haven't quite got the hang of ‘adulting,’ follow Erin Lowry's spot-on, often funny financial advice. You'll be inspired by how she successfully sidestepped student loan debt, negotiated a 40% (yes, 40%!) raise, and managed to tackle a host of thorny money situations. Best of all, Erin reveals how you can do all this too. Broke Millennial is not your typical personal finance book. This is the wisdom I wish I had in my twenties and early thirties!”
—Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, cofounder of AskTheMoneyCoach.com and New York Times bestselling author of Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom
"Broke Millennial takes the typical preaching and finger-wagging out of money lessons and replaces them with humor, empathy and a fun, pick-your-financial-path twist, while offering helpful and practical advice to successfully navigate all the financial questions you’ll face in the real world."
—Farnoosh Torabi, financial expert and host of the award-winning podcast, So Money
"The ultimate millennial guidebook on money matters…. I highly recommend it."
—Jason Vitug, bestselling author of You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life
"My go-to personal finance book when I am working with millennials…. It’s filled with practical step-by-step instructions and guides that any twenty- or thirty-something can easily use to change their financial situation."
—Lauren Greutman, Frugal Living Expert at Lauren Greutman.com
“Rich with specific advice to guide readers on the path to financial wellness. Millennials who may be overspending because of #FOMO need to read this book stat!”
—Bobbi Rebell, author of How to Be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom
“Thinking about money, especially when you don’t have much, can be painful. But Erin Lowry shows that you don’t need to be a mathematical genius to get on the right track. She makes it easy for people to build a financially healthy plan for life. Spend some time with this book, and your financial decisions and confidence will improve, no doubt.”
—Nicholas Clements, cofounder of MagnifyMoney.com
About the Author
ERIN LOWRY is a millennial personal finance expert, writer, and speaker. She founded BrokeMillennial.com as a way to reach her fellow millennials who are struggling to understand basic personal finance concepts. Lowry’s writing has appeared in New York Magazine, Forbes, and U.S. News and World Report, and on Business Insider and Thought Catalog. Some of her many opinions have been featured in USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS Sunday Morning, NBC News, Refinery29, Marketplace Money, and Mashable. Lowry lives in New York City with her spunky rescue dog, Mosby.
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But here's a quick overview of what you can expect.
- The mindset and mental blocks you may have around money (based on how you grew up)
- How to overcome bad financial mindsets and how to create a good financial mindset
- Different situations you might be in and how to handle them (allows different people to relate in different ways)
- Ideal benchmarks for you to hit in order to be "on track" with your money at certain ages
- Different financial products (investment accounts, bank accounts, credit cards) and how to look for the best ones
- Basics of investing and retirement planning
- Basics of buying a house vs renting
- Info about credit cards and credit reports
Basically, this book covers all things personal finance in a really approachable and digestible way. I've been studying finance for years, and rarely come across something this comprehensive that still holds my attention. There's a good balance of storytelling and practical advice.
It's not an investment book or advanced level retirement planning guide or hardcore tax strategy book. It's a solid book on how to go from not knowing much about your money to totally killing it. It would be comparable to Ramit Sethi's I Will Teach You To Be Rich, if you like that book, you'll love this one too.
Eileen Keenan Skrobacz
Two things stand out. One, it couples sound financial knowledge with advice on how to reorient your attitude towards money in a more productive way, especially with partners and peers. Two, the advice on both debt and investing were extremely relevant to where I am financially.
An example of excellent framing: Erin suggests having a great credit score as financial insurance to give you access to the best credit products if you find yourself in a financial bind which you intuit, but reframed my relationship and understanding of debt and my own credit score.
Can't recommend this enough!
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Enjoyable reading. Highly recommend this book.