Erin Lowry is a millennial personal finance expert, writer and speaker. Erin Lowry explains nearly everything consumers need to know about finances, in layman’s terms and simple steps. It was a good documentary. The target audience is who need some directions in their college life and later. It's got practical advice and good organization. Broke Millennial is a bit of a rarity in that it’s a book that encourages you to skip chapters and read ahead — almost like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” for financial advice. *), This was a very informative and easy to understand guide on how to manage your own finances, geared right at my age group. While it was easy to read with a conversational tone and easy to digest, it didn’t exactly suck me in. It is important to know all you can with finances, but I admit it has always overwhelmed me, so I was looking forward to reading this and gaining more insight and knowledge. I think it’s so helpful. Sadly, no management/budgeting tips aside from navigating financial packages/institutions. Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn't just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded "B" word (budgeting). But while I currently have a decent job, savings, and only a small amount of student loans, I'm planning to go back to school this fall. Each chapter ended in a brief, bullet-point breakdown to make sure you read everything that was covered. I didn't grow up wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, so my mom taught me at a young age how to be financially savvy. About Broke Millennial Takes On Investing. Be the first to ask a question about Broke Millennial. Erin hasn't connected with their friends on Goodreads, yet. I really like how she broke up the chapters, and it is a book you can go back to frequently depending on what financial path you are on at the moment. Erin Lowry answers your big investing questions (like should I even invest while paying down student loans?) The book has been helpful in making some changes and knowing how to make those changes the right way. Her first book was named by MarketWatch as one of the best money books of 2017 and her style is often described as refreshing and conversational. Third book in the Broke Millennial series. Moderate coverage in blog quality depth and variation.   It was okay but really for people who had NO knowledge of financial stuff. Good info presented in an easy-to-digest and organized manner. I KNOW what i need to do i just cant do it bc of my debt. Erin Lowry is a personal finance expert and is also the author of Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner’s Guide to Leveling-Up Your Money. Erin's appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, CNBC and Fox & Friends. I'd still consider getting a physical copy to take notes in. Some of the cutesy jokes and parenthetical asides (so much about Snapchat and nudes...don't care) didn't work for me but the advice is solid and matches up with the personal finance literature I've read thus far. Her first book was named by MarketWatch as one of the best money books of 2017 and her style is often described as refreshing and conversational. Refresh and try again. I can’t wait for Erin’s Broke Millennial Takes On Investing book in April!! The book was really informative and might as well be a perfect book for adulting for young people. I only skipped a couple chapters that were irrelevant to me, and read the rest, even if I was already successful in that area, because it was good to confirm the strategies I already use or learn something new about it. I only skipped a couple chapters that were irr. Was informative, and even though she barely dives into investing, it was enough for me to take away and still feel informed, rather than confused. Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. For those who have been dealt the "real life" problems than this book is very basic and introductory. I also must mention that I'm providing this honest review in exchange for my ARC. Finance writer Erin Lowry arms you with everything you need to have important conversations about money whether it’s with a spouse, friend or employee. May 2nd 2017 At the beginning I thought the author was maybe trying a *little* too hard to relate to millennials with all the hashtags etc., but once we got down to it, all of the content is excellent, and I didn’t even mind all of the millennial-speak. Been a while since I've posted a review, sorry for the few weeks hiatus. First off, I guess I'm a little confused by the (seemingly) large amount of people who are giving this book 3 stars or less based on the fact that they already knew a lot of the information shared since they read other financial books/blog/etc on the regular. ERIN LOWRY is the author of 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 first book was named by MarketWatch as one of the best money books of 2017 and her style is often described as refreshing and conversational. This book...isn’t terrible, but it’s not amazing either. ERIN LOWRY is the author of 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 first book was named by MarketWatch as one of the best money books of 2017 and her style is often described as refreshing and conversational. Latest posts: Blog on Broke Millennial… Money on your mind? The title of this book is "stop scraping by and get your financial life together" which to me means it's aiming for someone who doesn't understand the steps to make that happen... so why would you expect it to give you all sorts of new info. She’s been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and on Fox & Friends. You can either read from front-to-back, or skip ahead to sections that are best suited for your current situation. Broke Millennial Talks Money: Scripts, Stories, and Advice to Navigate Awkward Financial Conversations by Erin Lowry: It’s never too late or early to get smart about money. One of the better personal finance books I've read and not too outside the box of traditional approaches. Her first book was named by MarketWatch as one of the best money books of 2017 and her style is often described as refreshing and conversational. I liked Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together. Was informative, and even though she barely dives into investing, it was enough for me to take away and still feel informed, rather than confused. Erin's appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, CNBC and Fox & Friends. Hits shelves December 29, 2020. Broken down into 18 chapters and an epilogue, Lowry offers practical input on everything from budgeting to getting out of debt, to investments and retirement. Yes, read this book! Generation Oregon Trail? Welcome back. I do a weekly series in partnership with The Financial Diet. Erin Lowry helps take the stress out of these tricky conversations. Available for pre-order now. Some of the stuff wasn’t applicable to me (lol I HOPE I’ll be able to buy a house one day but today is not that day hahaha) but overall, I think this book is great. It doesnt have the solution for what to do when running at a deficit every month (spend less but i make so little....). Between her own experience and in-depth research, Perhach offers a great guide for both the novice and experienced writer looking to level up his or her game! Broke Millennial is a good read for cash-strapped 20 or 30-somethings, ready to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck and tackle those financial difficulties and situations. Broke Millennial is on YouTube!. (Seriously, personal finance should be taught in school!) While I am pretty savvy when it comes to budgeting, I only know the basics. Bill Gates, tech pioneer, co-founder of Microsoft, and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is an avid reader who people follow... To see what your friends thought of this book, Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together. My mom had decided to participate in the most cut-throat of suburban events -- hosting a yard sale. Tempted to get a copy for my younger sister. Broke Millennial will walk you through HOW to create a budget, HOW to get out of debt, and HOW to raise your credit score as well as WHY all of these things matter. —Jason Dorsey, bestselling author, millennial expert, and president of The Center for Generational Kinetics “It’s a price worth paying to own a helpful book like Broke Millennial. I think Erin Lowry means well, but some of these savings tips aren't feasible with our income/debt, but some definitely are and I appreciate those. With scripts, tips, and troubleshooting advice, she takes you through every possible money talk scenario. She has written for Fast Company, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Refinery29 and regularly speaks at universities and conferences around the country. However, if you are 30+, then some chapters might become condescending and make you feel stupid not setting up a retirement account or not doing this or that. I found this book to be helpful, even as a gen x/gen y cusper, because it gives readers tangible ways to go about saving money and paying off debt utilizing personal stories as well as utilizing tips from other finance gurus and bloggers. The way the book is written, you can pick which chapters you want to read, and which to skip. While I am not actually broke, and have already successfully achieved some of the goals this book encourages, there were other areas I felt very in-the-dark about. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I learned a ton from this book. The Broke Millennial book covers absolutely everything you wanted to know about money but didn’t know who to ask. I highly recommend! I looooooved this book!! Going to try using the envelop method, also looking into the different self employed retirement options that Erin mentioned. It was easy to understand and helped me to be able to see the areas I need to work on while also helping me see that I'm not in as bad of a place as I thought I was through some of. I would definitely recommend for anyone considered a "millennial", whether or not you currently struggle with money. While I am not actually broke, and have already successfully achieved some of the goals this book encourages, there were other areas I felt very in-the-dark about. This book really goes through nicely on all the things that school and parents have failed to teach me about. Who it’s for: I know this will come as a shock, but I would say this is a great book for, wait for it, millennials!More specifically, I would say late teens to late twenties. This is a great book to read it's got something to offer the recent grads and the seasoned personal finances vets. 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