About the Book"Financial Adulting is an easy-to-follow, informative, and fun financial guide. The book covers everything you need to know and do to be a confident and competent financial adult. It includes all the personal finance education most of us were missing, but also the accompanying tactical step-by-step guidance so readers can take action and create systems to set themselves up for success months and years after they read the book. Gerstley shares everything readers need to know about budgeting, building their rainy day fund, retirement investing, understanding insurance, filing taxes, increasing their credit score, making a plan for student loans, and everything in between. Personal finance is also very personal. We all value different things and therefore our money lives will all look unique. Readers will not have to give up their lifestyles or what they love most. They can live big meaningful lives now while also reaching their financial goals. Full of practical advice, Financial Adulting will be a resource that readers will first read cover to cover and then come back to again and again when it's time to adjust their 401(k)s, when they are preparing for a salary negotiation, or are mapping out how to save for a new goal. Gerstley shares all of this from an important racial justice and feminist perspective, as we can't talk about money and personal finance without talking about equity. Financial adults understand this important context and recognize that they may be coming from a place of disadvantage due to historic and systemic obstacles. Financial adults also recognize that their privilege can and should be used to help close racial and gender wealth gaps. The book provides readers with everything they need to become confident and competent financial adults and start building meaningful wealth, one small manageable step at a time."--
Perfect for anyone seeking to get a firm handle on their personal finances, Financial Adulting is a must-have resource that demystifies and simplifies complex topics and makes understanding personal finance fun
From the founder of The Fiscal Femme, a popular feminist money platform, and author of The 30-Day Money Cleanse, Ashley Feinstein Gerstley's Financial Adulting: Everything You Need to be a Financially Confident and Conscious Adult delivers an easy-to-follow, informative, and fun financial guide. From budgeting and consumer activism to retirement investing and paying down debt, you'll learn everything you need to know and do to be a financially savvy adult.
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Praise for Financial Adulting
"Financial Adulting is the step-by-step guide we all wish we had when we graduated college. Although most of us start 'financial adulting' much later, wherever you are in your journey, Ashley provides the perfect toolkit for uncovering a lifelong financial planning strategy while also investing in a more equitable world."
--Farnoosh Torabi, host of the So Money podcast and author of When She Makes More
"In Financial Adulting, Ashley provides an engaging and inclusive path towards becoming a money savvy grown-up. She also brings in rarely talked about lessons from history and ways we can better align our spending with our values."
--Erin Lowry, author of the BROKE MILLENNIAL series
"A must-read! Ashley covers the important and often complex financial topics in a way that even a reader with no financial background can understand."
--Tiffany Aliche, New York Times bestselling author of Get Good with Money
"Most of us didn't learn about money in school. Financial Adulting is a crash course on what women really need to know to be the boss of their financial lives. This book perfectly pairs the 'why' behind important money moves and the 'how' with helpful exercises, so you can get. it. done."
--Elyse Steinhaus, head of financial content at theSkimm
"Financial Adulting is a must-read for anyone who wants to build their financial foundation while also making the world a better place. Ashley demystifies even the most complex topics and provides critical context on some of the big problems with our financial systems. She gives readers an action plan for each area of their finances and a recipe to maintain their financial prowess going forward."
--Stacey Tisdale, CEO of Mind Money Media, Inc. and author of The True Cost of Happiness
"Financial Adulting is the most comprehensive, real-world guide out there to master your financial life. No more pretending everyone starts from the same place or has equal opportunity--Ashley breaks down all the ways our financial system advantages some and disadvantages others, and she does it with empathy and humor. This book will make you angry about how unfair our system is, but also give you the confidence to navigate that system like a pro, no matter your starting point."
--Tanja Hester, author of Wallet Activism and Work Optional
About the Author
ASHLEY FEINSTEIN GERSTLEY is an author, speaker, and personal finance expert. In 2012, she created The Fiscal Femme, a feminist money platform on a mission to end inequality through financial well-being, and has helped thousands of people feel financially confident, achieve major financial goals, and destress their relationships with money.