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Get Money on the Mind with These 10 Great Resources

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By Lara Robins

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Bored out of your mind in quarantine? Do some facemasks and spring cleaning, but don’t slack on a very important part of self-care: financial wellness. You don’t need to be a finance major to be smart about money – just a Netflix subscription, a book, or even just an Instagram account.

Check out these shows, movies, books, and more to learn a thing or two about money the easy way. 


1.    @thebudgetmom

If you’re always overspending and it’s getting out of control, @thebudgetmom is the inspo account for you. It’s aesthetic AF and full of practical tips to save money, even when it feels like you’re too broke. 


2.    Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School?

If you’re in college and transitioning to financial independence, all the years spent in school on geometry and biology won’t take you too far. This book is perfect for college students realizing they were never taught a lot of important things about managing money. Plus, it’s pretty straight to the point – the 99 lessons are organized into less than 200 pages. 


3.    MillenialMoney.com

This site is a great resource if you have your sights set on the long-term. Learn more about saving, investing, and credit, because it’s best to start tackling these tools ASAP in your early 20’s. 


4.    The Wolf of Wall Street

Here’s a fun one. Take a break from your new budgeting app or planner and watch a money-themed flick, ft. Leo DiCaprio.


5.    The Side Hustle Show

Looking to learn how to make some extra money? The Side Hustle Show is a podcast that features special guests that discuss how they successfully built their side hustles, like freelancing, blogging, and other online businesses. 


6.    TheFinancialDiet.com

This site features anything you could ever want to know about personal finance and money-saving hacks. From big topics like paying off student loans to cheap DIY projects, you’ll spend hours down the rabbit hole exploring this site. 


7.    Dirty Money

If you need a breather from worrying about your bank account, indulge in a little binge-watching. Check out Netflix’s docuseries Dirty Money, a shocking series all about corporate corruption, fraud, and all sorts of scandals. 


8.    @CleverGirlFinance

This account is all about empowering women to be financially successful, but it’s packed with valuable and practical advice that’s useful for just about anybody. Plus, the brand has a blog, podcast, and YouTube page full of content about all things money. 


9.    Broke Millennial

Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together is a great read for college students looking to get their lives together when it comes to debt, budgeting, and more. This guide is motivating and super relatable for broke college students. 


10.    Ozark 

Here’s a resource where you can learn what NOT to do. All jokes a side, if you haven’t tuned into Netflix’s Ozark, you’re missing out! Reward yourself for all of your money management efforts with this dramatic and thrilling series where money is the root of all evil. 


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