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

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 reader Does it feel like you?re NEVER going to finish paying back your student loans? Do you spend more on cof...

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Title:Refinery29 Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances... And Everyone Else's
Author:Lindsey Stanberry
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

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

  • Sarah
    Dec 07, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...

    I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things. 1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me 2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff. 3) When...

    As a huge fan of Refinery 29s money diaries series, I just had to get this book and luckily I wasn't disappointed. I think that this is an excellent introduction to dealing with money. This has a great combination of personal anecdotes (although I kind of don't like the author's husban...

    Only giving this two stars because I gave up on it at page 289 when the money diary person was putting more into their 401k in a year than I make in a year. Horribly depressing and honestly tortured myself too long reading the money diaries that do not look at all like my life (except ...

    This is a great book for women at the beginning of their careers or in their 20?s. I wish I had read it when I was 21 and graduating college or starting my first ?adult job?/starting grad school; I could have avoided some hard lessons learned if I?d had some real world practica...

  • Crista Colvin
    Oct 09, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...

    I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things. 1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me 2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff. 3) When...

    As a huge fan of Refinery 29s money diaries series, I just had to get this book and luckily I wasn't disappointed. I think that this is an excellent introduction to dealing with money. This has a great combination of personal anecdotes (although I kind of don't like the author's husban...

    Only giving this two stars because I gave up on it at page 289 when the money diary person was putting more into their 401k in a year than I make in a year. Horribly depressing and honestly tortured myself too long reading the money diaries that do not look at all like my life (except ...

    This is a great book for women at the beginning of their careers or in their 20?s. I wish I had read it when I was 21 and graduating college or starting my first ?adult job?/starting grad school; I could have avoided some hard lessons learned if I?d had some real world practica...

    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, ...

  • Katharine
    Nov 27, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...

    I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things. 1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me 2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff. 3) When...

  • Serena
    Jan 10, 2019

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

  • Heather
    Dec 30, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

  • Laura
    Nov 17, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

  • Bakari
    Dec 22, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

  • Lucie
    Oct 17, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...

    I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things. 1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me 2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff. 3) When...

    As a huge fan of Refinery 29s money diaries series, I just had to get this book and luckily I wasn't disappointed. I think that this is an excellent introduction to dealing with money. This has a great combination of personal anecdotes (although I kind of don't like the author's husban...

  • Diana
    Oct 12, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

  • Elise P
    Nov 24, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

  • Kate
    Jan 11, 2019

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

  • Rebecca Shook
    Oct 12, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

  • Alana Benjamin
    Nov 13, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

  • Saskia
    Nov 09, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...

    I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things. 1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me 2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff. 3) When...

    As a huge fan of Refinery 29s money diaries series, I just had to get this book and luckily I wasn't disappointed. I think that this is an excellent introduction to dealing with money. This has a great combination of personal anecdotes (although I kind of don't like the author's husban...

    Only giving this two stars because I gave up on it at page 289 when the money diary person was putting more into their 401k in a year than I make in a year. Horribly depressing and honestly tortured myself too long reading the money diaries that do not look at all like my life (except ...

    This is a great book for women at the beginning of their careers or in their 20?s. I wish I had read it when I was 21 and graduating college or starting my first ?adult job?/starting grad school; I could have avoided some hard lessons learned if I?d had some real world practica...

    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, ...

    I will admit some of the financial advice is kind of ?duh?, but overall I felt like this helped clarify some of the ?adult? savings and expense issues. I?ll definitely come back to reference some of the later chapters at one point or another. It has definitely made me pay clo...

    This book is refreshing in its tone and layout; I like how each chapter is dedicated to how money relates to each part of your life: Life, Love, Work, Debt, Kids, Home, Wealth etc. The mini financial challenges and clean illustrations also make it interesting. As a New Zealander I coul...

    First 2 chapters are good. After that it?s just women whose parents still support them. They don?t have a large student loan debt. Either don?t have cars or it?s paid off completely, minus 1 money diary. These people aren?t really examples. It?s is basically one demographic...

    There?s a lot of good info in this book, I just really came to dislike the chatty style it was written in. And the the random nature of the savings challenge didn?t make sense to me. I get that the book is trying to make learning about finances less daunting for women, but it just ...

  • Emilie Hendryx
    Dec 21, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

  • Kathryn
    Oct 15, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

  • Sam Duffy
    Oct 25, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

  • Kayo
    Aug 28, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

  • Kimmie
    Sep 11, 2018

    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 ...

  • Kerry
    Oct 31, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

  • Hailley Griffis
    Oct 02, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...

    I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things. 1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me 2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff. 3) When...

    As a huge fan of Refinery 29s money diaries series, I just had to get this book and luckily I wasn't disappointed. I think that this is an excellent introduction to dealing with money. This has a great combination of personal anecdotes (although I kind of don't like the author's husban...

    Only giving this two stars because I gave up on it at page 289 when the money diary person was putting more into their 401k in a year than I make in a year. Horribly depressing and honestly tortured myself too long reading the money diaries that do not look at all like my life (except ...

    This is a great book for women at the beginning of their careers or in their 20?s. I wish I had read it when I was 21 and graduating college or starting my first ?adult job?/starting grad school; I could have avoided some hard lessons learned if I?d had some real world practica...

    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, ...

    I will admit some of the financial advice is kind of ?duh?, but overall I felt like this helped clarify some of the ?adult? savings and expense issues. I?ll definitely come back to reference some of the later chapters at one point or another. It has definitely made me pay clo...

    This book is refreshing in its tone and layout; I like how each chapter is dedicated to how money relates to each part of your life: Life, Love, Work, Debt, Kids, Home, Wealth etc. The mini financial challenges and clean illustrations also make it interesting. As a New Zealander I coul...

    First 2 chapters are good. After that it?s just women whose parents still support them. They don?t have a large student loan debt. Either don?t have cars or it?s paid off completely, minus 1 money diary. These people aren?t really examples. It?s is basically one demographic...

    There?s a lot of good info in this book, I just really came to dislike the chatty style it was written in. And the the random nature of the savings challenge didn?t make sense to me. I get that the book is trying to make learning about finances less daunting for women, but it just ...

    Money Diaries... This book is more entertaining than educational, as it follows 6 singles and couples as they navigate their 20s and 30s financially, recording a week's worth of purchases. Most of this book is fluff- it all is regurgitated from more successful financial books. Interest...

    Really really enjoyed this book. Unlike other personal finance books I didn?t get lost. In fact, I felt I understood every chapter and instead of closing this book feeling like a failure at my personal finances I walked away feeling empowered and knowledgeable. A huge thank you to th...

  • Jamie K
    Nov 17, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...

    I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things. 1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me 2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff. 3) When...

    As a huge fan of Refinery 29s money diaries series, I just had to get this book and luckily I wasn't disappointed. I think that this is an excellent introduction to dealing with money. This has a great combination of personal anecdotes (although I kind of don't like the author's husban...

    Only giving this two stars because I gave up on it at page 289 when the money diary person was putting more into their 401k in a year than I make in a year. Horribly depressing and honestly tortured myself too long reading the money diaries that do not look at all like my life (except ...

  • Leilani
    Sep 10, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

  • Marissa
    Oct 13, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...

    I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things. 1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me 2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff. 3) When...

    As a huge fan of Refinery 29s money diaries series, I just had to get this book and luckily I wasn't disappointed. I think that this is an excellent introduction to dealing with money. This has a great combination of personal anecdotes (although I kind of don't like the author's husban...

    Only giving this two stars because I gave up on it at page 289 when the money diary person was putting more into their 401k in a year than I make in a year. Horribly depressing and honestly tortured myself too long reading the money diaries that do not look at all like my life (except ...

    This is a great book for women at the beginning of their careers or in their 20?s. I wish I had read it when I was 21 and graduating college or starting my first ?adult job?/starting grad school; I could have avoided some hard lessons learned if I?d had some real world practica...

    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, ...

    I will admit some of the financial advice is kind of ?duh?, but overall I felt like this helped clarify some of the ?adult? savings and expense issues. I?ll definitely come back to reference some of the later chapters at one point or another. It has definitely made me pay clo...

  • Myles Cooper
    Dec 08, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

  • Sophia Joy
    Jan 07, 2019

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...

    I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things. 1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me 2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff. 3) When...

    As a huge fan of Refinery 29s money diaries series, I just had to get this book and luckily I wasn't disappointed. I think that this is an excellent introduction to dealing with money. This has a great combination of personal anecdotes (although I kind of don't like the author's husban...

    Only giving this two stars because I gave up on it at page 289 when the money diary person was putting more into their 401k in a year than I make in a year. Horribly depressing and honestly tortured myself too long reading the money diaries that do not look at all like my life (except ...

    This is a great book for women at the beginning of their careers or in their 20?s. I wish I had read it when I was 21 and graduating college or starting my first ?adult job?/starting grad school; I could have avoided some hard lessons learned if I?d had some real world practica...

    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, ...

    I will admit some of the financial advice is kind of ?duh?, but overall I felt like this helped clarify some of the ?adult? savings and expense issues. I?ll definitely come back to reference some of the later chapters at one point or another. It has definitely made me pay clo...

    This book is refreshing in its tone and layout; I like how each chapter is dedicated to how money relates to each part of your life: Life, Love, Work, Debt, Kids, Home, Wealth etc. The mini financial challenges and clean illustrations also make it interesting. As a New Zealander I coul...

  • Rachelle
    Jan 05, 2019

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...

    I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things. 1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me 2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff. 3) When...

    As a huge fan of Refinery 29s money diaries series, I just had to get this book and luckily I wasn't disappointed. I think that this is an excellent introduction to dealing with money. This has a great combination of personal anecdotes (although I kind of don't like the author's husban...

    Only giving this two stars because I gave up on it at page 289 when the money diary person was putting more into their 401k in a year than I make in a year. Horribly depressing and honestly tortured myself too long reading the money diaries that do not look at all like my life (except ...

    This is a great book for women at the beginning of their careers or in their 20?s. I wish I had read it when I was 21 and graduating college or starting my first ?adult job?/starting grad school; I could have avoided some hard lessons learned if I?d had some real world practica...

    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, ...

    I will admit some of the financial advice is kind of ?duh?, but overall I felt like this helped clarify some of the ?adult? savings and expense issues. I?ll definitely come back to reference some of the later chapters at one point or another. It has definitely made me pay clo...

    This book is refreshing in its tone and layout; I like how each chapter is dedicated to how money relates to each part of your life: Life, Love, Work, Debt, Kids, Home, Wealth etc. The mini financial challenges and clean illustrations also make it interesting. As a New Zealander I coul...

    First 2 chapters are good. After that it?s just women whose parents still support them. They don?t have a large student loan debt. Either don?t have cars or it?s paid off completely, minus 1 money diary. These people aren?t really examples. It?s is basically one demographic...

    There?s a lot of good info in this book, I just really came to dislike the chatty style it was written in. And the the random nature of the savings challenge didn?t make sense to me. I get that the book is trying to make learning about finances less daunting for women, but it just ...

    Money Diaries... This book is more entertaining than educational, as it follows 6 singles and couples as they navigate their 20s and 30s financially, recording a week's worth of purchases. Most of this book is fluff- it all is regurgitated from more successful financial books. Interest...

  • Slight Look
    Dec 17, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...

    I "read" this as an audiobook. While much of it was a review, I took away a couple of helpful things. 1) I need to have a better summary of my financial accounts in case something bad were to happen to me 2) Salary negotiation - I have always stunk at this! Learned stuff. 3) When...

    As a huge fan of Refinery 29s money diaries series, I just had to get this book and luckily I wasn't disappointed. I think that this is an excellent introduction to dealing with money. This has a great combination of personal anecdotes (although I kind of don't like the author's husban...

    Only giving this two stars because I gave up on it at page 289 when the money diary person was putting more into their 401k in a year than I make in a year. Horribly depressing and honestly tortured myself too long reading the money diaries that do not look at all like my life (except ...

    This is a great book for women at the beginning of their careers or in their 20?s. I wish I had read it when I was 21 and graduating college or starting my first ?adult job?/starting grad school; I could have avoided some hard lessons learned if I?d had some real world practica...

    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, ...

    I will admit some of the financial advice is kind of ?duh?, but overall I felt like this helped clarify some of the ?adult? savings and expense issues. I?ll definitely come back to reference some of the later chapters at one point or another. It has definitely made me pay clo...

    This book is refreshing in its tone and layout; I like how each chapter is dedicated to how money relates to each part of your life: Life, Love, Work, Debt, Kids, Home, Wealth etc. The mini financial challenges and clean illustrations also make it interesting. As a New Zealander I coul...

    First 2 chapters are good. After that it?s just women whose parents still support them. They don?t have a large student loan debt. Either don?t have cars or it?s paid off completely, minus 1 money diary. These people aren?t really examples. It?s is basically one demographic...

  • Dillon
    Oct 31, 2018

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

  • Shar
    Jan 01, 2019

    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 ...

    I'm a little older than your target reader, but I loved the book. I know it will be a huge help to any individual living and working today. Lots of great advice. While it had so much to take in, anyone can take small steps to get financially secure. Thanks to author,publisher and N...

    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 th...

    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...

    Well, this book did what I wanted it to - it inspired me to get my sh*t together financially! It gives good practical advice on making financial plans. My main gripe is that it is US-centric, but to be fair, it never claimed to be anything but that. I know more than I need to about 401...

    A fantastic and accessible approach to personal finance. This book isn't a silver bullet to understanding finances, but will do a good job at putting you on the right track without scaring the personal finance ingenue. The inclusion of personal money diaries, and check-ins with millenn...

    I skimmed over it ...

    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). ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Review coming soon! ...

    I bought this book for a friend who just started working down their student debt. Typically for folks starting their personal finance journey I'd recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, but I felt this book was more digestible, positive, and less intimidating in tone and ...

    Am I money savvy now? ...

    For years, I have been an undercover stan of R29's Money Diaries. It is, by far, my favorite comment section. So this book was a must read for me. The money diaries were engrossing as usual but most of the advice sections in this book are really for people in the beginning journey ...

    This is a book on personal finance for people who have never previously heard the phrase ?personal finance.? If you have heard of personal finance, warning: you may rip your hair out upon reading. Money Diaries is a book-ized version of the popular Money Diaries Refinery 29 web...

    This is my favorite column on Refinery29 (which you really should subscribe to, if you already don't), and I mainly picked it up for the columns. In between the columns, there are chapters of financial advice. I'm older than the target audience for that advice, but I thought that they ...

    This book is written in a supportive, anecdotal style that I imagine would be appealing to those in their 20's and 30's. I am older, but found the advice generally to be sensible. Under the chapter sub-heading "When It's Okay to Lean on Mom and Dad - and When it's Not", however, I was ...

    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 i...

    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 w...

    Good book, but no good advice about budgeting I'm not the intended audience for this book, given that I'm male and 61 yro. But I like reading about personal finance because it helps me stay conscious about my personal budgeting. I like the idea of money diaries and have complete...

    I was pretty disappointed with the book as an avid Money Diaries reader on Refinery29. The book was lacking in the number of money diaries, especially after they've hyped it up for so long. The financial advice was suspect and the graphic design of the book was an eyesore after a while...