Review: Money Out Loud by Berna Anat

Money Out Loud by Berna Anat

Money Out Loud: All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us
Berna Anat
Quill Tree Books
Published April 25, 2023

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About Money Out Loud

So no one taught you about money, either? Let’s figure this me$$ out together. 

In this illustrated, deeply unserious guide to money, Berna Anat—aka the Financial Hype Woman—freaks out her immigrant parents by doing the unthinkable: Talking about money. Loudly. 

Because we’re done staying silent, anxious, and ashamed about our money. It’s time to join the party and finally learn about all the financial stuff that always felt too confusing. Stuff like: 

  • How to actually budget, save, and invest (but also make it fun) 
  • How our traumas shape our most toxic money habits, and how to create new patterns
  • How to build wealth in a system designed to keep us broke 
  • How to use money to fund our biggest dreams—and change the world

No more keeping our money on mute. It’s time to grab the mic.

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My Review

I’m hardly starting out in the workforce today, but I love that a book like this exists because I remember what it was like starting out and trying to figure out all these mysterious financial things. It seemed like everyone else already knew them or that it was bad manners to talk about them, so I felt kind of adrift.

Throughout the book, the author maintains a high energy, cheering her readers on at every turn. She makes things really easy to understand. There were nuances and differences in types of accounts that I hadn’t realized until reading this book, so I’d say it’s pretty comprehensive for a beginning guide.

I also like that she breaks things down and gives readers the opportunity to process ideas about money and finances. She asks probing questions about our earliest memories of money, promises we may have made ourselves, and invites us to look at how those views impact our ideas now.

On the whole, I loved this book. I’m not someone who enjoys spending a lot of time going over my finances line by line, but I loved the ways she suggested making this more fun and helping to develop consistent habits. There’s so much great information in this book. I recommend it to anyone looking for more information about the basics of managing money, saving, reducing debt, and preparing for the future. It’s good stuff!

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Content Notes

Recommended for Ages 14 up.

Berna Anat is a first-generation Filipino American. She acknowledges the ways in which the financial system disadvantages poor, marginalized BIPOC communities.

Profanity/Crude Language Content
Strong profanity used very infrequently. More often words with special characters are used as stand-ins for swear words.

Romance/Sexual Content

Spiritual Content
The author mentions that she has a strong personal spiritual practice.

Violent Content

Drug Content

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