Get Your Financial Life Together with “Broke Millennial”
Welcome to The Nancy Ferrari Show! In this episode, I introduce you to my featured guest, Erin Lowry. Erin is a millennial personal finance expert, writer, speaker. In addition, she is the author of the new book Broke Millennial : Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together, released on May 2, 2017. She founded BrokeMillennial.com as a way to reach her fellow millennials. Those who are struggling to understand basic finance concepts.
Erin is a regular contributor to Forbes and US News & World Report and has been interviewed on several shows including CBS Sunday Morning and CNBC Business News, among many others.
This guidebook on personal finance is the road map to every financially clueless millennial needs to become a money master! She also emphasizes that you are not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money. Broke Millennial shows you step-by-step how to get from flat-broke to financial badass.
A starting point is to go on a “Cash Diet”. Time to get out the scratch paper and pencil and write down all your expenses. Within her book, she even encourages you to place cash in envelopes (as was done in the good old days) so you can see how much money you have left over after paying bills. This system will provide the discipline to avoid over-spending and keep you on track.
Erin shares some key financial issues:
- Understand your money mindset. Do you treat it like a Tinder date or marriage material?
- Manage student loans without having a major panic attack!
- What to do when you’re out with friends and can’t afford to split the bill.
- How to get “financially naked” with your partner.
Erin also provides valuable information about the difference between federal and private student loans and how to pay them back successfully.
Above all, be honest with yourself and know that you can manage your money and avoid a financial mess.
By incorporating simple and practical tips within “Broke Millennial”, you’ll be on the road to being in control of your money and your life!
“Broke Millennial takes the typical preaching out of money lessons and replaces it with humor, empathy, and a fun, pick-your-financial-path twist for successfully navigating all the financial questions you’ll face in the real world” ~ Farnoosh Torabi, financial expert and host of the award-winning podcast So Money
To learn more about Erin, please visit her site www.BrokeMillennial.com.
You can also follow her on Twitter and Facebook under the name Broke Millennial.
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