Review Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together
by ERIN LOWRY
Youth is wasted on the young, they say. One reason is that this particular group of the society does not make good financial decisions as they live to their mantra, “you only live once.”
Broke Millennial is a finance book written from a millennial perspective and written for millennials who are struggling to keep their finances sound. This book is different from the rest of the existing finance books in the market as it does not simply deal with the same old problems people don’t realize when managing their finances but tackles the heart of the matter with relatable narratives and simple yet practical insights about finance going straight to the heart of a millennial.
Erin Lowry discloses different money matters in this book, including practical steps to master financial matters of young people.
About the Author
Erin Lowry developed her knack for writing finance books as she wrote for Fast Company, Refinery29, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. She authored two books, 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 style is often described as light and conversational. MarketWatch named Lowry’s book as one of the best money books of 2017.
Table of Contents
The book contains eighteen chapters for easy reading. The content is as follows:
Chapter 1: Money Isn’t the Worst! Seriously.
Chapter 2: Is Money a Tinder Date or Marriage Material?
Chapter 3: Do You have a Gold Star in Personal Finance?
Chapter 4: Dealing with the Dreaded B-Word
Chapter 5: Picking the Right Financial Products
Chapter 6: Credit Reports and Scores: The Report Card for Life
Chapter 7: Wait, I Shouldn’t Just Pay the Minimum Due on My Credit Card?
Chapter 8: Yikes, I Already Have Consumer Debt. What Now?
Chapter 9: Student Loans: How to Handle Them Without Having a Full-On Panic Attack
Chapter 10: I’ve Got Debt, So Why Should I Care About Saving?
Chapter 11: I Can’t Afford to Split this Dinner Bill evenly!
Chapter 12: Getting Financially Naked with Your Partner
Chapter 13: Paying Rent to You ‘Rents: Overcoming the Emotional and Financial Battles of Living at Home After College
Chapter 14: How to Negotiate Salary by Learning to Ask for What You Want
Chapter 15: Investing: No, It Isn’t Gambling!
Chapter 16: Retirement: Can It Ever Happen for Me?
Chapter 17: I’m Not Rich Enough to Hire a Financial Planner
Chapter 18: But My Broker Said I Can Afford This Much House
Epilogue: Now That You’re A Financial Badass, Keep It Up!