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Refinery29 Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances... And Everyone Else's

Refinery29 Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances... And Everyone Else's


Refinery29 Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances... And Everyone Else's

ratings:
4.5/5 (15 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Sep 4, 2018
ISBN:
9781508268567
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Audiobook

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Description

Does it feel like you're 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 it's 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 listeners 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 you're living paycheck to paycheck
  • How to effectively ask for a raise and make sure you're being paid fairly
  • How to have fun without going broke
  • The joy of saving for future you

With a vision of what your dream bank account balance looks like, some expert advice to help you achieve it, and the support of a powerful community with the same goal, you'll be a step closer to taking control of not just your wallet, but your life.

Released:
Sep 4, 2018
ISBN:
9781508268567
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

As Work & Money Director at Refinery29, Lindsey Stanberry provides millennial women with the smart, entertaining, financial and career advice they deserve. She developed her passion for these topics after her story “How I Saved $100,000 To Buy an Apartment” received a massive response from R29 readers. In 2015, she launched Refinery29’s first Work & Money vertical, covering everything from retirement funds and paid family leave to the inspiring female entrepreneurs she met in Haiti while interviewing Chelsea Clinton. She recently appeared on CBS This Morning as part of the Refinery29 series on the financial lives of millennials. She lives in Brooklyn with her frugal husband and one-year-old son. Refinery29 Money Diaries is her first book. Refinery29 is the leading digital media and entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 550 million across all platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, social, shareable content, and live experiences, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more independent, stylish, and informed life. Money Diaries has been featured on CBS This Morning and in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, and more.

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  • (5/5)
    If you are looking for a basic crash course, this is great! If you already know the basics then it's a good and fun refresher.
  • (5/5)
    must read or listen to, especially for women. really empowering.
  • (5/5)
    It was well worth the listen! Refreshed on a few important things that I need to do. Perfect for basic learners of finance.
  • (2/5)
    I had to stop listening to this; the examples are incredibly smug, trite glimpses into whatever prim and manicured "real lives" somebody caught once on a premium cable channel sounded like through the fourth or fifth up martini at a millenial's bar.

    In truth, some of us can suffer identity theft, receive absolutely zero help from law enforcement or financial institutions (instead be made one of the suspects), receive *professional* advice to declare bankruptcy and watch one's accounts like a hawk therafter...subsequently make almost double the minimum payment on each of multiple accounts for 150 consecutive months, survive two consecutive family emergencies and suffering 2/3 (at best) of one's normal income to fulfill a relocation to a half-dead local economy in order to lend support to a struggling family member. Nothing in this book paints even a glimpse of the futility experienced watching the water level rise in the cage while *still* being chained to the ratwheel.

    There are costs to finance that aren't discussed here...quicksand-like traps that financiers use to offset how much those with better credit scores ought to cost that get exerted on others, instead. Some of us can bust our asses pairing down to, literally--beans and rice, while paying more than we spent each month while still being dependent on cards due to tourism-based economic swings and still drown in 30% APR and gaps a paycheck just can't stretch. Books like this are absolutely zero-help in real-world scenarios, and they could stand to improve by getting out and talking to people--not just special little gems whose parents could afford to put them through school and have all sorts of little, first-world necessities that make up their daily expenditure; get out into the heartlands and interview some real flesh and blood robots who are propping this country up on sweat and fractured bone for a change.

    It's dire outside--try harder to think of a solution than--literally: everyone else out there. MUCH harder, please.