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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ISBN:Refinery29 Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Your Finances...and Everyone Else's
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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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    The gist: For all its flaws and surface level information, this book did make me sit down, make a better budget, cut expenses, and start planning for bigger responsibilities, which isn?t a bad thing. It?s the type of book I?m glad I got from the library, because even though parts...

    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...

    I was expecting this to be more like the Money Diaries account, and while I really liked this, but I do feel like it just touches the surface while the account has helped me go deeper. I learned a few things in the book, but the advice given was nothing new - think if you don?t buy $...

    I bought this book thinking it was going to be a larger collection of the Money Diaries from Refinery29 that I have devoured over the years. However, this is more of a self-help finance book than it is a collection of diaries. As it is written by an American author and focuses on North...

    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...

    Finance 101 + Curiosity into Other?s Lives This book would be great for a beginner getting more involved with their finances & investing. I felt I already knew a majority of what Lindsey was teaching, so much of the book felt like a refresher. However, there were some good ta...

    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...

    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...

  • Jane
    Mar 04, 2019

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

  • Katharine
    Nov 27, 2018

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    The gist: For all its flaws and surface level information, this book did make me sit down, make a better budget, cut expenses, and start planning for bigger responsibilities, which isn?t a bad thing. It?s the type of book I?m glad I got from the library, because even though parts...

    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...

    I was expecting this to be more like the Money Diaries account, and while I really liked this, but I do feel like it just touches the surface while the account has helped me go deeper. I learned a few things in the book, but the advice given was nothing new - think if you don?t buy $...

    I bought this book thinking it was going to be a larger collection of the Money Diaries from Refinery29 that I have devoured over the years. However, this is more of a self-help finance book than it is a collection of diaries. As it is written by an American author and focuses on North...

    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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Julie Ehlers
    Jan 27, 2019

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

  • Heather
    Dec 30, 2018

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    The gist: For all its flaws and surface level information, this book did make me sit down, make a better budget, cut expenses, and start planning for bigger responsibilities, which isn?t a bad thing. It?s the type of book I?m glad I got from the library, because even though parts...

    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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    The gist: For all its flaws and surface level information, this book did make me sit down, make a better budget, cut expenses, and start planning for bigger responsibilities, which isn?t a bad thing. It?s the type of book I?m glad I got from the library, because even though parts...

    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 ...

  • Lucie
    Oct 17, 2018

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    The gist: For all its flaws and surface level information, this book did make me sit down, make a better budget, cut expenses, and start planning for bigger responsibilities, which isn?t a bad thing. It?s the type of book I?m glad I got from the library, because even though parts...

    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...

    I was expecting this to be more like the Money Diaries account, and while I really liked this, but I do feel like it just touches the surface while the account has helped me go deeper. I learned a few things in the book, but the advice given was nothing new - think if you don?t buy $...

    I bought this book thinking it was going to be a larger collection of the Money Diaries from Refinery29 that I have devoured over the years. However, this is more of a self-help finance book than it is a collection of diaries. As it is written by an American author and focuses on North...

    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...

    Finance 101 + Curiosity into Other?s Lives This book would be great for a beginner getting more involved with their finances & investing. I felt I already knew a majority of what Lindsey was teaching, so much of the book felt like a refresher. However, there were some good ta...

    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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

  • steph
    Jan 23, 2019

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

  • Rebecca Shook
    Oct 12, 2018

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    The gist: For all its flaws and surface level information, this book did make me sit down, make a better budget, cut expenses, and start planning for bigger responsibilities, which isn?t a bad thing. It?s the type of book I?m glad I got from the library, because even though parts...

    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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

  • Emilie Hendryx
    Dec 21, 2018

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

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

  • Michelle
    Apr 13, 2019

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

  • Meg
    Mar 07, 2019

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    The gist: For all its flaws and surface level information, this book did make me sit down, make a better budget, cut expenses, and start planning for bigger responsibilities, which isn?t a bad thing. It?s the type of book I?m glad I got from the library, because even though parts...

    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...

    I was expecting this to be more like the Money Diaries account, and while I really liked this, but I do feel like it just touches the surface while the account has helped me go deeper. I learned a few things in the book, but the advice given was nothing new - think if you don?t buy $...

    I bought this book thinking it was going to be a larger collection of the Money Diaries from Refinery29 that I have devoured over the years. However, this is more of a self-help finance book than it is a collection of diaries. As it is written by an American author and focuses on North...

    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...

    Finance 101 + Curiosity into Other?s Lives This book would be great for a beginner getting more involved with their finances & investing. I felt I already knew a majority of what Lindsey was teaching, so much of the book felt like a refresher. However, there were some good ta...

  • Kathryn
    Oct 15, 2018

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

  • Courtney Spencer
    Apr 08, 2019

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    The gist: For all its flaws and surface level information, this book did make me sit down, make a better budget, cut expenses, and start planning for bigger responsibilities, which isn?t a bad thing. It?s the type of book I?m glad I got from the library, because even though parts...

    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...

    I was expecting this to be more like the Money Diaries account, and while I really liked this, but I do feel like it just touches the surface while the account has helped me go deeper. I learned a few things in the book, but the advice given was nothing new - think if you don?t buy $...

    I bought this book thinking it was going to be a larger collection of the Money Diaries from Refinery29 that I have devoured over the years. However, this is more of a self-help finance book than it is a collection of diaries. As it is written by an American author and focuses on North...

  • Kerry
    Oct 31, 2018

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    The gist: For all its flaws and surface level information, this book did make me sit down, make a better budget, cut expenses, and start planning for bigger responsibilities, which isn?t a bad thing. It?s the type of book I?m glad I got from the library, because even though parts...

    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 ...

  • Jamie K
    Nov 17, 2018

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Jackie Bergeron
    Mar 08, 2019

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    The gist: For all its flaws and surface level information, this book did make me sit down, make a better budget, cut expenses, and start planning for bigger responsibilities, which isn?t a bad thing. It?s the type of book I?m glad I got from the library, because even though parts...

    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...

    I was expecting this to be more like the Money Diaries account, and while I really liked this, but I do feel like it just touches the surface while the account has helped me go deeper. I learned a few things in the book, but the advice given was nothing new - think if you don?t buy $...

  • Myles Cooper
    Dec 08, 2018

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    I skimmed over it ...

  • Chelsea
    Mar 09, 2019

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    The gist: For all its flaws and surface level information, this book did make me sit down, make a better budget, cut expenses, and start planning for bigger responsibilities, which isn?t a bad thing. It?s the type of book I?m glad I got from the library, because even though parts...

  • Dillon
    Oct 31, 2018

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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

    Recently I've become obsessed with Money Diaries on Refinery29. It's so interesting to see how other people spend their money?and, by extension, how they live their lives. It was that obsession, coupled with a desire to think about what my financial goals are now that I'm doing OK mo...

    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 ...

    One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break or on my late afternoon break if I didn't read it on my lunch break is get on my phone and read the latest Money Diary update. I have been reading these daily diaries for about a year now and I find them utterly fascinating. I love read...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feeling lucky that I learned financial sense early and also that I moved to Austin when it was still possible to buy a house on a single public school employee?s salary. ...

    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). ...

    This is probably the most useful book on personal finance I've read. The money diaries are also entertaining to read. ...

    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 ...

    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...