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A guide to investing basics by the author of Broke Millennial, for anyone who feels like they aren't ready (or rich enough) to get into the market

Millennials want to learn how to start investing. The problem is that most have no idea where to begin. There's a significant lack of information out there catering to the concerns of new millennial investors, such as:

  • Should I invest while paying down student loans?
  • How do I invest in a socially responsible way?
  • What about robo-advisors and apps - are any of them any good?
  • Where can I look online for investment advice?

In this second book in the Broke Millennial series, Erin Lowry answers those questions and delivers all of the investment basics in one easy-to-digest package. Tackling topics ranging from common terminology to how to handle your anxiety to retirement savings and even how to actually buy and sell a stock, this hands-on guide will help any investment newbie become a confident player in the market on their way to building wealth.

©2019 Erin Lowry (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"A great intro for newbies to the terribly complicated financial world, mixed with personal advice on how to handle debt and emulate the mindset of the wealthy. A wonderful resource." (Danielle Town, author of New York Times best seller Invested and founder of The Invested Practice)

“A new book about money that teens and millennials will actually read.... This not only has great insights and tips about handling money, but it's written in a casual, relatable way.” (Time)

"Erin delivers exactly what she promises in this easy-to-digest, conversational book. If you're a Millennial who wants to invest but don't want a boring tome to put you to sleep, this guide gets you started without drowning you in technical jargon. 'Level Up' your money by reading this book!” (Kristy Shen, cofounder of Millennial Revolution and coauthor of Quit Like a Millionaire)

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I wish I bought this book in my 20s

From age 18 until almost 27, I was addicted to drugs and alcohol, and I racked up an insane amount of debt due to my addiction. Now, I'm 35 years old and am finally on my feet. After being able to keep a decent amount of money in my savings account for the first time in my life, I figured it was time to start learning about investing, but I had nowhere to start. Last year, I read over 280 books (a lot about cognitive psychology and decision-making), and many discussed investing and those decisions, but none of it made sense. I needed a book that started from the beginning and could dumb it down for me because I don't even know how a 401k works except that I should have it. That's when I came across Erin Lowry's book.

I'm not exaggerating when I say that I binged this book in a day. Lowry starts the book by explaining what I've run into, which is books and others skipping a lot of steps when giving investment and saving advice, and people like me don't even know where to start. In an early chapter, Lowry gives a bunch of definitions that went over my head, and she said they'd make sense later. By the time I finished the book, she was right. It's like I learned a new language. I was even able to share the concepts in a semi-decent way to my girlfriend as I was reading it.

I can't give this book enough credit for how helpful it is, and I wish I read it sooner. As the father of a 12-year-old son, this is definitely getting added to the list of books I'm going to have him read as a young adult in five or six years. Today, I walk away from this book with a plan of where to put my money, what services to look into, and how to make good decisions when doing it. I think my favorite part of this book was her chapter on ethical investing. I really appreciated it, and I can't wait to go binge her other two books now.

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Such a fantastic resource!

Really accessible and wonderfully written - was an excellent primer on starting to invest! Quite highly recommend.

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Great Beginners Guide

Erin does a great job of making what would otherwise be lofty jargon for the market easy to understand and also cites some great sources. She also makes the book relatable.

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Didn't seem like the author was trying to sell me anything.
A good survey for stocks.

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Fantastic Book!

I sincerely enjoyed this short book. It was spunky, and right on the money for a millennial such as myself. I found the book to be clear, inspiring, and instructional. I honestly feel like I understand investing terminology much better after listening to this book! The narration was great too.

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For the beginner

Basic beginner information that some may find valuable. Narrative has some political biases that some may not enjoy.

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inspiring

I loved this! Definitely would recommend if you are looking for info on investing. Setting goals 🙌🏼

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financial education

great listen, audio is priceless
books like these exercise my brain all while physically doing other things. build your bank by building your brain & habits

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Loved this book tremendously.

Erin has a way of breaking down difficult concepts in a way that helps you understand them, and doesn’t make you feel stupid for not knowing them sooner.

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Great book

This book is very good for someone starting out and learning wealth, saving, and investing. It bridges knowledge and references areas where you can go and learn more while providing an educational experience through storytelling from personal experience.

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  • 03-13-21

good read

A really good book that can help in a general sense. It gives you ideas of what you need to do and you could apply the overall principles but this a very American centric text, the mathematical examples are also very US focused, so if living in the UK, you would need to do your research on equivalents.

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  • chloflow
  • 03-03-21

Much better for the American audience

This book is just what I wanted in terms of being a book about investing for complete beginners. I have learnt lots of valuable information and it’s definitely not been a waste of time. However as a person listening from the UK. I have had to cherry pick which parts of the book I can take on board vs which parts don’t have much to do with my own situation.
It’s still a good starting place though and I’m pleased Iv listened!

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  • Who's there?
  • 01-08-21

Good for complete beginners

Good book if you have ZERO idea what investing is. But if you have even the slightest understanding then this will not be for you.
It felt a bit dragged out after the first half but lots of good info worth anyway.

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  • Abigail
  • 10-08-20

Investing tips

I would say more about budgeting than investing. The intelligent investor is more indepth.

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  • 06-27-19

Great over veiw book

Good guide for getting started. It is one of the first personal finance books I have listened to. i feel a lot more competent now then when I started. Easy listening too which made it a real breeze to get through!