Erin Lowry runs the fabulous Broke Millennial blog, where she helps people in their 20s and 30s get their financial lives together. She’s been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and on Fox & Friends. Tempted to get a copy for my younger sister. I liked Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together. *), This was a very informative and easy to understand guide on how to manage your own finances, geared right at my age group. Check out her brand new followup book, Broke Millennial Takes on Investing!Follow Erin on her blog at BrokeMillennial.com.. —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. Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. I think it’s so helpful. Smart and accessible, Broke Millennial Takes on Investing is a great primer for any new investor - whether "investing" for you means opening up a retirement account, starting small with an app, or choosing individual stocks. The best part is that it's not lifestyle preachy, while being useful. (Seriously, personal finance should be taught in school!) This was a very informative and easy to understand guide on how to manage your own finances, geared right at my age group. Her first book was named by MarketWatch as one of the best money books of 2017 and her style is often described as refreshing and conversational. Loved it! Erin's appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, CNBC and Fox & Friends. Broke Millennial will walk you through HOW to create a budget, HOW to get out of debt, and HOW to raise your credit score as well as WHY all of these things matter. I didn't grow up wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, so my mom taught me at a young age how to be financially savvy. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn’t just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded “B” word (budgeting). If that’s what it takes to get a non-nerdy millennial (unlike me lol) to pick up a finance book, hooray!! But while I currently have a decent job, savings, and only a small amount of student loans, I'm planning to go back to school this fall. The way the book is written, you can pick which chapters you want to read, and which to skip. The problem is that most have no idea where to begin. A guide to investing basics by the author of Broke Millennial, for anyone who feels like they aren’t ready (or rich enough) to get into the market Millennials want to learn how to start investing. Inspired me to rework my budget. I highly recommend! It was okay but really for people who had NO knowledge of financial stuff. She has written for Fast Company, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Refinery29 and regularly speaks at universities and conferences around the country. It’s time to get your financial life together - fill out the form Email subscribers get free access to my #GYFLT Worksheet, which includes my 5 step plan to get you feeling more in control of your finances. (Seriously, personal finance should be taught in school!)   Avoids being too patronizing and stays pretty positive and can-do about paying off serious debt, which most of us have. Make a Commitment to the Future Something else you’ll learn through Broke Millennial is the importance of investing and starting a … and I would have liked to see a bit less "hashtagging" and millennial slang (I don't use Tinder, so the "swipe left" terminology went over my head until I did a quick online search). Bill Gates, tech pioneer, co-founder of Microsoft, and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is an avid reader who people follow... To see what your friends thought of this book, Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together. Erin Lowry helps take the stress out of these tricky conversations. Broken down into 18 chapters and an epilogue, Lowry offers practical input on eve. This book really goes through nicely on all the things that school and parents have failed to teach me about. Righ. Erin Lowry is the author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together and Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money.Her first book was named by MarketWatch as one of the best money books of 2017, and her style is often described as refreshing and conversational. Erin's appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, CNBC and Fox & Friends. Yes, read this book! I didn't grow up wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, so my mom taught me at a young age how to be financially savvy. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published It's got practical advice and good organization. Broken down into 18 chapters and an epilogue, Lowry offers practical input on everything from budgeting to getting out of debt, to investments and retirement. I’m part of that weird in between group that doesn’t quite fit in either generation neatly. Even as a seven-year-old, I could see this as an opportunity to make a quick buck by selling donuts to her customers. If you found this review helpful, please share it and comment below. With scripts, tips, and troubleshooting advice, she takes you through every possible money talk scenario. “Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together” by Erin Lowry. It doesnt have the solution for what to do when running at a deficit every month (spend less but i make so little....). Between her own experience and in-depth research, Perhach offers a great guide for both the novice and experienced writer looking to level up his or her game! I can’t wait for Erin’s Broke Millennial Takes On Investing book in April!! Good use of real life examples. Wish there had been some more history about the Great Recession/housing bubble, and maybe even about privilege? Third book in the Broke Millennial series. Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together by Erin Lowry (Goodreads Author) Seriously if you need help with your finances get this book. The Broke Millennial book covers absolutely everything you wanted to know about money but didn’t know who to ask. Each chapter ended in a brief, bullet-point breakdown to make sure you read everything that was covered. This book still broke me. Erin Lowry is the author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together and Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money. ERIN LOWRY is the author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together and Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money. I also must mention that I'm providing this honest review in exchange for my ARC. 3.5 stars. Was informative, and even though she barely dives into investing, it was enough for me to take away and still feel informed, rather than confused. Not a bad book overall. This is a great primer. The title of this book is "stop scraping by and get your financial life together" which to me means it's aiming for someone who doesn't understand the steps to make that happen... so why would you expect it to give you all sorts of new info. 44 % of the better personal finance should be taught in school ). 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