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Unsolicited Advice & a Book Giveaway
Don't miss a chance to snag a free book + my new direction for this newsletter.
(Don’t miss details on a big book giveaway at the bottom of this newsletter!)
Back in April, I confessed that this newsletter had failed and I was taking some time off to evaluate and figure out next steps. I wrote: “Money will continue to be a through line, but may not be the primary focus of forthcoming newsletters. This will now be a space in which I’m allowed to play once again.”
In the spirit of play, a new topic has caught my attention: Unsolicited Advice.
I’m a heinous perpetrator of unsolicited advice.
It’s hard to know if this compulsion is simply a byproduct of my personality or tied into my birth order (hello fellow oldest daughters) or something to do with being on the cut off day of Taurus and Gemini or being born in the year of the snake or being a millennial raised to believe my voice matters, which means I over index the importance of my opinion and give it far, far too much value.
Instead of shying away from this flawed personality trait, I’m leaning all the way in.
Give me your scenarios, your quandaries, your questions, or just send me an AITA to get my hot take. Topics don’t need to be money related – but I’m always happy to talk about money.
Submit your (un)solicited advice request here.
BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY
Spring cleaning season has come and gone, which means I have lots of books to give away, including my own! There are actually 65 books looking for new homes. I apologize to my international readers, but this giveaway is for U.S. residents only due to shipping costs.
Here’s a list of all the titles:
Broke Millennial audiobook on CD (2 copies)
Broke Millennial Workbook (25 copies)
Broke Millennial Takes On Investing (15 copies)
Broke Millennial Talks Money (3 copies)
This is How We Rise by Claudia Chan
No Mistakes by Keiko Agena
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
Get A Financial Life by Beth Kobliner
The Financial Recovery Workbook by Michele Cagan, CPA
Hitting Rock Middle by Sallie Holder
Money Diaries by Lindsey Stanberry
When She Makes More by Farnoosh Torabi
Money Mammoth by Dr. Brad Klontz
The Price You Pay for College by Ron Lieber
Women with Money by Jean Chatzky
Bringing Up the Boss by Rachel Pacheo
Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
The Automatic Millionaire Workbook by David Bach
How to Be a Financial Grownup by Bobbi Rebell
Ideas, Influence, and Income by Tanya Hall
The 30-Day Money Cleanse by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley
The Everything Guide to Investing In Your 20s & 30s by Joe Durate, MD
Welcome to the Writer’s Life by Paulette Perhach
The Millennial Money Fix by Douglas Boneparth, CFP
Submissions close at 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, June 28.
Please be sure to read all the details below before submitting.
HOW TO CLAIM A BOOK
Priority: BOGO tier
Who doesn’t love a good Buy One Get One sale?!
Priority will be given to those who have purchased a Broke Millennial series book within the last four months *hint, my workbook came out May 9th*. This includes purchasing a book right after reading this to score the deal. Send me a copy of your receipt with your book request.
This is still first come, first serve. You are not guaranteed your top title.
Secondary: Freebie tier
After the BOGO tier has been fulfilled, any remaining titles will be distributed to the “freebie” tier. No purchase required.
How to submit
Send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
Subject line: [Tier name] + [Requested book title]
Body of email:
Name your tier(don’t forget to attach proof if you’re BOGO)
Pick three book titles and rank them in order of preference
Tell me your mailing address
This offer is only available to U.S. residents due to shipping costs. I will not be responding to all the submissions individually. You’ll get an email confirmation if you snagged a book.