Review Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together
by ERIN LOWRY
Common among the Millennial is their venture to go out and see the world. With modern-day societies defined by consumerist aspirations, that getting left behind the latest trend is tantamount to death.
Such is the mindset of this era, compelling even those who are financially-challenged to step up and spend money that they don’t have. And telling one to “save up” would make one sound self-righteous and prudish. What the book, “Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together” aims at is to arm the younger generation financial wisdom so that they can make informed decisions.
Financial expert, Erin Lowry establishes a credible connection with her readers through language that doesn’t drown one with jargons. It is technical when necessary, but wholly relatable with practical examples.
Through a language that the generation of today can understand, “Broke Millennial…” is a work that is easily accessible. But don’t let the title deceive you. The book is meant for individuals from any age group looking into saving more while not being pressured to be overly frugal. It teaches moderation and practicality while still being able to blend well with the highly-consumerist nature of the era.
The book is rife with entertaining anecdotes that tell of simple, but helpful advice that would scaffold the common Millennial to become money-smart and financially stable.
About the Author
This isn’t Erin Lowry’s first rodeo. In 2017, the author had published, “Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner’s Guide to Leveling Up Your Money.” It went on to become one of the best books on financial matters, garnering the praise of the reading population. Lowry had also appeared in numerous television shows in well-known American stations to advance her reach in rendering people financially literate across the country. Lowry had also written for the likes of Fast Company, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Refinery29. She also has regular convocations and speaking engagements in academic institutions.
Table of Contents
The author discusses the following matters at length:
- How one’s relationship with money should be understood in the face of modern-day spending
- How Student Loans should be managed with grace
- How to manage your spending when going out with friends and you are compelled to pay for much of the bill
- How to be transparent with your partner regarding your financial situation