Broke Millennial

Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together
Narrated by: Erin Lowry
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (247 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Stop living paycheck to paycheck and get your financial life together (#GYFLT)! If you're a cash-strapped 20- or 30-something, it's easy to get freaked out by finances. But you're not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money. It's time to stop scraping by and take control of your money and your life with this savvy and smart guide.

Broke Millennial shows step by step how to go from flat broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn't just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded B word (budgeting). Financial expert Erin Lowry goes beyond the basics to tackle tricky money matters and situations most of us face #IRL, including:

  • Understanding your relationship with moolah: Do you treat it like a Tinder date or marriage material?
  • Managing student loans without having a full-on panic attack
  • What to do when you're out with your crew and can't afford to split the bill evenly
  • How to get "financially naked" with your partner and find out his or her "number" (debt number, of course)
  • And much more

Packed with refreshingly simple advice and hilarious true stories, Broke Millennial is the essential road map every financially clueless millennial needs to become a money master. So what are you waiting for? Let's #GYFLT!

©2017 Erin Lowry (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC

Critic Reviews

" Broke Millennial takes the typical preaching and finger-wagging out of money lessons and replaces them with humor, empathy and a fun, pick-your-financial-path twist, while offering helpful and practical advice to successfully navigate all the financial questions you'll face in the real world." (Farnoosh Torabi, financial expert and host of the award-winning podcast So Money)
What members say
Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    175
  • 4 Stars
    49
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    4
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    160
  • 4 Stars
    33
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    3
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    146
  • 4 Stars
    46
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    5

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

helpful book

i had to get past the authors almost condescending references to "us millenials" and her voice but once I got about 1/3 of the way in I felt i was actually picking up some really helpful tips!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love it.

I love this book because it helps me understands finances better and is helping me get a better grip on my financial life which I think EVERYONE needs.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Disappointed

If you are a beginner to personal finance this might be a good read for you. If you are anyone else dont waste your audible credit on this. You can find better and more in depth financial advice through blogs.

With that being said, I like her "get started now" attitude towards personal finance.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mo
  • 02-13-19

A really great, detailed, easy to understand book

I really enjoyed reading this book. There was a perfect balance between detailed information and tips on finance as well as millennial humor. Neither aspect overshadowed the other. This book will definitely help me. I plan on gifting it to everyone. Thank you!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Why take advice from someone without uni debt

A struggle to listen to someone with so much privilege talk about money. Pass on this

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Game changer

I don't usually write reviews for anything but I think this books deserves it. If you are someone who is struggling with your personal finances or isn't but want some more information or motivation to feel more in control of your financial future then this book is perfect. I wish I had read this book 10 years ago but even know it has opened my eyes and ears to a lot of information that I never knew. I am actually looking forward to a better financial future and it is partly thanks to this book.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Ups and downs

The book assumes the reader is a suburban girl living in either nyc or the bay area trying to make it. Total sex and the city vibe. The content is solid, but you wont learn anything new if you have even the most basic understanding of personal finance. This could be useful for the first book you touch but not much more than that

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

There is hope for your generation!

Very interesting! As a boomer with kids in college, I see how young people all over just ‘don’t get it’. This book is easy to understand with exceptional advice that should be simple to follow with the right motivation.
Well done, Ms Lowry!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

All I can say is AMAZING!!

This is not a paid review , I have no idea how those even work , but I know when I read reviews sometimes they seem un-authentic . I’m just letting you know this is not that . This is a real review from a real person that has really paid for and listened to this book. Guaranteed if you apply what you learn in this book you’ll make back what you spent 100xs over. As a broke millennial myself I used to struggle with direction and managing my finances. Not that I was irresponsible, I just genuinely lacked the knowledge of what I’m supposed to be doing with all the money I make . This book helped me raise my credit score , take full advantage of all of my retirement options , set myself up for success in the future, automate my accounts , build my savings and soooo much more . Not only do I recommend you listen to this book but I recommend you pass it on to another fellow broke millennial , this is the kind of knowledge that should be spread at a fast pace .

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very helpful

Very helpful information. Great place to start if you dont know who to ask for help with finances. She gives lots of experts, books, and websites to go even further seeking help if needed in a variety of categories.