Erin Lowry, the author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together, is a Personal Finance Expert who helps millennials navigate their big money questions and teaches them how to control their finances like a boss. Her first book was named by MarketWatch as one of the best money books of 2017. She has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, CNBC and Fox & Friends, written for companies like Fast Company, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Refinery29, and regularly speaks at universities and conferences around the country.

In her newest book, Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner’s Guide to Leveling Up Your Money, Erin focuses on giving millennials a solid introduction to investing and developing a healthy money mindset, when it comes to investing in millennial money. In this episode she talks to the guys about merging finances in a relationship, paying off debt, diving into the world of investing, and how you can make your money work as hard as you do.

Show Highlights:

  • The necessity of the Prenup
  • Navigating relationships and money 101
  • Discovering financial nudity with your partner
  • The Broke Millennial’s take on Investing
  • Why it’s ok to acknowledge money privilege
  • Dissecting the Emergency Fund
  • How to shift from fear to preparedness
  • Learning Your Own Risk Tolerance in Investing
  • What is a Time Horizon?
  • Are Micro-investing apps a good idea?

Key Takeaway: Instead of shying away from the world of finance, step bravely in. Erin teaches us that communication and being honest about your money aspirations and setbacks could unlock a world of financial freedom. When you are determined to learn and grow with your money, you will change your life for the better.

As a special bonus for Paychecks & Balances listeners, Erin has a 30-Day Rookie Investor Action Plan she will send you if you purchase a copy of Broke Millennial Takes On Investing. Send proof of purchase to info@brokemillennial.com and write “Paychecks & Balances” in the subject line of the email to claim your action plan. Offer good until June 1.

Additionally, Erin is also going on tour in April and May! She’s doing events around the country (and one in Canada) to help you learn more about how to start investing. Learn more at brokemillennial.com/tour

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