Does it feel like youre NEVER going to finish paying back your student loans? Do you spend more on coffee per month than you put into your 401(k)? Do you avoid looking at your bank balance because its easier to live in denial?The first step to getting your financial life in order is tracking what you spend.Money Diaries, the breakout series from Refinery29, offers readers a revealing and often surprising look at the personal finances of others: what they spend, how they save, and even the purchases they hide from their partners and friends. Featuring all-new Money Diaries, valuable advice on how to get rich (and afford life in the meantime) from a handpicked team of female financial advisers, and money challenges that will save you up to $500, Refinery29 Money Diaries will empower you to take immediate control of your own money, including: Why budgets are bulls&!t and what to do instead How to make repaying your loans as painless as possible How to start an emergency fund even if yo...
|Title||:||Refinery29 Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances... And Everyone Else's|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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Refinery29 Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances... And Everyone Else's Reviews
I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure.
Thanks to author,publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free,it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.
I expected this to have more money diaries but it was more of a "money diaries then discuss" kind of structure, which I'm not complaining about.
This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they raised some good issues. If you're serious about saving and getting your financial act together, you probably should get a book on just that - this isn't completely comprehensive, and it's coming from one perspecti ...more
It is undeniable that money has changed in the last few decades. Our salaries, our investments, our bank accounts all look different from the baby boomer generation. I think this book is a great read for the younger population because it shows what we’re all spending our money on. It’s a view into the dirty secrets of other hard-working women. You can read other personal finance books that will tell you to be a spendthrift, save for a house, and never spend money on restaurants. This book says o ...more
My husband and I listened to this together. The advice is pretty basic but very approachable for newbies.
I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things.
1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me
2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff.
3) When you've been paying bills for 20 years, you forget the things you've had to learn along the way. This was supremely helpful in reminding me of all the financial common sense that I want to develop in my children.
I'd defin ...more
This is a great book for women at the beginning of their careers or in their 20’s. I wish I had read it when I was 21 and graduating college or starting my first “adult job”/starting grad school; I could have avoided some hard lessons learned if I’d had some real world practical advice. There is a lot of general information and advice that is a solid foundation. It’s not an investment or money management handbook by any standard, but is a great read. I really enjoy the diaries and like seeing ho ...more
This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was bemused (as the parent of a millennial dependent) to find that apparently it's never "Not" okay. In fact, the question was not actually addressed after the author acknowledges a 2015 PEW Research study that finds t ...more