Synopses & Reviews
Understanding your money isn't a once-a-year (or once-a-lifetime) project, but something that's easier to manage when you tackle it every day, and The Refinery29 Money Diaries is the perfect step-by-step guide to all things personal finance--from managing college loans to saving for a house, asking for a raise, and much more
The first step to getting your financial life in order is tracking what you spend. Refinery29's hugely popular franchise "Money Diaries" offers readers an up-close-and-personal look at the financial lives of millennial women from all around the country who share every detail of their spending over seven days--even the purchases they hide from partners and friends. And now, the series creator is taking the franchise offline for the very first time with the ultimate financial resource for these young women: The Refinery29 Money Diaries.
Interwoven among 52 brand-new money diaries will be weekly financial challenges to encourage you to take immediate action. Some will be simple (choose a money mantra), others more challenging (learn how to rollover your 401(k)). Some weeks might have seasonal advice (for example, how to prepare your taxes or how to save for the holidays). Every challenge will keep you engaged, while helping you to be more confident about managing your money.
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 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 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.