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|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Refinery29 Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances... And Everyone Else's Reviews
I love reading Refinery29's Money Diaries so I had to pick up this book and check it out. Overall I enjoyed it, although I found most of the financial advice to be stuff I already knew. I think a lot of people would find some or all of it helpful, and I appreciate that it was written in easy to understand language that broke down things like establishing a 401k, researching and choosing a health insurance plan, and purchasing a home in step-by-step chunks that would make sense to any reader. I a ...more
One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love reading about how different woman from different walks of life with different jobs, incomes, experiences, families, etc. spend their money. I like learning about what is a priority for them and what is not. I like seei ...more
2.5ish stars, I guess...I mean, it was fine. The "diary" parts were equal parts interesting and annoying. Like, it's interesting to see how other people spend the money they make, but I don't need to hear every single thought about their daily lives you know? It also seemed like all the diaries were written in the same voice which makes me wonder about the authenticity but then, I skimmed the entries so maybe I'm wrong lol. There was really nothing earth-shattering here, but it was nice (as a fe ...more
I just learned about the Money Diaries on Refinery29 and am slightly obsessed with them now and this book is a decent companion with follow-up and discussion on general personal finance. The book is full of challenges to complete so you are aware of your complete financial picture as well as saving some extra dollars. Honest about the reality of starting life with debt (hopefully only educational but does discuss consumer debt) this book is a good one for a more complete overview of life goals a ...more
The money diaries themselves are interesting but the financial advice given is highly questionable. Of course finance is personal and everyone handles it differently, but I don't feel that this book really acknowledged this. Rather it presented the advice as fact, which is troublesome as I'm sure they have younger readers who will take their advice to heart and not do their own independent research.
A couple points that bothered me:
-The authors never even address the possibility of aggressively ...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
This is probably decently helpful for ages 18-23 or so. As a financially solvent 30-year old, not so much. I mostly read the book for the diaries, but honestly, they are way less fun than reading on the website (where you get the ever-entertaining comment section).
Loved everything about this book, particularly the fun and palatable design. However, as with many of the books I read these days, I would ask that the author more explicitly acknowledge the existence of single people and the possibility of exponential financial progress (debt payoff, down payment) a partner can bestow. I was surprised there wasn't more of this, given the millennial bent. Looking forward to seeing more from this author.