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Get Money

Narrated by: Kristin Wong
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn how to live the life you want, not just the life you can afford!

Managing your money is like going to the dentist or standing in line at the DMV. Nobody wants to do it, but at some point, it's inevitable: you need to clean your teeth, renew your license, and manage your personal finances like a grown-up. Whether you're struggling to pay off student loan debt, ready to stop living paycheck to paycheck, or have finally accepted that your Beanie Baby collection will never pay off, tackling your finances may seem immensely intimidating. But it doesn't have to be. By approaching personal finance as a game - something that requires you to set clear goals, as well as face challenges you must "beat" - personal finance can not only be easy to understand, but it can also be fun!

In Get Money, personal finance expert Kristin Wong shows you the exact steps to getting more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. Through a series of challenges designed to boost your personal finance IQ, interviews with other leading financial experts, and exercises tailored to help you achieve even your biggest goals, you'll learn valuable skills such as:

  • Building a budget that (gasp) actually works
  • Super-charging a debt payoff plan
  • How to strategically hack your credit score
  • Negotiating like a shark (or at least a piranha)
  • Side-hustling to speed up your money goals
  • Starting a lazy investment portfolio...and many more!

Simply put, with this gamified guide to personal finance, you'll no longer stress about understanding how your finances work - you'll finally "get" money.

©2018 Kristin Wong (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Most money books are boring and stale. Not this one. Kristin Wong's Get Money is both funny and wise, packed with practical tips for how to play the game of money - and win. If you want to take your financial life to the next level, you need this book!" (J.D. Roth, founder of Get Rich Slowly and author of Your Money: The Missing Manual)

"Kristin does the seemingly impossible: she makes learning about money a whole lot of fun. Get Money is a terrific, relatable read that covers the most important principles in a refreshingly clear way. Kristin doesn't preach from a mountaintop; instead, she shares her own struggles and offers great insights on why managing money can be so tough, as well as practical strategies for turning things around. If you want to get money, get this book." (Liz Weston, personal finance columnist and best-selling author of Your Credit Score)

"Well written in a tone that alternates between serious and humorous, Wong's timely, concise, and practical introduction is a quick and leisurely guide to modern financial literacy." (Booklist

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Fairly generic

I was hoping for more. There was nothing here that really surprised or intrigued me, maybe because I've read a lot of personal finance books. Some good reminders, delivered in a mostly-okay format, for those who are fairly new to all this.

When I'm reading a book that tells you how to find new furniture on sale, rather than suggests buying used furniture, I know it's targeted toward people who have more money than me. It's not as out-of-touch as some books—she certainly tries to be relatable—but it seems aimed toward people who have not had to learn the basics about money, because they've always had a safety net when they fuck up. I guess I'm more interested in the psychology of money than a lot of what's offered here.

This book also doesn't lend itself well to audio format. There are places where you'd just glance over a chart or list, or read the info that's relevant to you. It gets pretty tedious to listen to. Plus, there's the annoying "this is what this is, and this is what it's, YOU GUESSED IT, called" trope. For instance: your employer matching your 401k is called, oh god the suspense, a 401k match. The cutesiness might work in book form, but it gets really old on audio.

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Very fun and helpful

The autor tone is very nice, and the information is complete and easy to understand and implement

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Worth every penny.

Every person should have this book upon graduating from college. This book will save every young person time and confusion with money as they grow financially.

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I enjoyed what this book had to say about money and obtaining it. I feel like this is a book that all high schoolers should read.