DNF Diary: Clever Girl Finance
In this Did Not Finish Diary I talk about Clever Girl Finance by Bola Sokunbi.
I have been a fan of self help and finance books since college. I picked this up hoping for a fresh new take on finances by a woman of color. I tried to finish the audiobook but I couldn’t get past the simple fact that I had heard this advice before.
The audiobook was read by the author who has great charisma. I loved how she read and I think if you are learning about finance you should read this book.
I have read multiple books about finance so far. Because of this her book seems to just state things I already know.
It did inspire me to download a spending tracker app on my phone. I had one last year but deleted it after not using it for two months straight.
Listening to her book I did realize I need to be tracking better. I am good at dividing my money up and setting a budget but I always over spend on eating out and groceries.
I don’t simply eat out but I also buy lots of groceries. It’s a bad habit.
Anyway, the book is good but after a certain amount of time I just did not want to keep going.
She talks about how she got into debt and her upbringing so there was a disconnect with me. I couldn’t understand how she was raised this way. I also couldn’t gather up empathy for her financial struggles when she got out of it easily in comparison to others.
It was this that made me realize I should stop listening. This is a self-help book and financial book. If I couldn’t openly listen to the author’s point of view without judging them I shouldn’t listen to the book or continue reading.
The author has a YouTube channel and seems like a genuinely kind person. I would definitely recommend it if you know nothing about finance or you just got your first job. It is very helpful.
Since I am older, have been to college, rented and now split bills with my partner I didn’t benefit from the financial advice because I’ve heard it all before.