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The Broke and Beautiful Life: Small Town Budget, Big City Dreams

The Broke and Beautiful Life: Small Town Budget, Big City Dreams
Your Price: $19.95 CDN
Author: Stefanie O'Connell
Publisher: Coventry House Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 202
Pub. Date: 2015
ISBN-10: 0692321306
ISBN-13: 9780692321300

About the Book:

Your Money Matters

Even successful actors don't work all the time. You must be able to budget your money to make it through any lapse in employment. Stefanie O'Connell is a professional actress and freelance personal finance writer who lives by making her budget stretch. In The Broke and Beautiful Life she will teach you how to start balancing your work and finances.

Whether you've grown accustomed to getting by on shoestring savings or a cushy six-figure salary, knowing that days of zero earnings are always just one closing notice or contract end away is enough to induce perpetual anxiety.

The beautiful thing about financial planning is that it can serve to quell the angst that accompanies impending unemployment and fluctuating income, empowering artists and individuals rather than serving as a source of stress. To successfully budget on an actor's income, those with ever-changing earnings can start by getting grounded in the numbers.

After moving to New York City to become a Broadway actress, Stefanie O'Connell faced one of two inevitabilities when coping with unemployment – spiral into debt or learn how to effectively manage her money. Punctuated with humour, insight, and essential money management lessons, The Broke and Beautiful Life offers practical strategies to make smarter financial decisions today as a means to fulfill the goals and dreams of tomorrow.

Specializing in personal finance (with an emphasis on personal), Stefanie O'Connell engages those who shy away from the word "investing," scoff at the word "budget," and equate interest rates with "snooze fest." She encourages readers to redefine their relationship with money and approach budgeting as an exciting and sexy tool to transform from "broke to beautiful" while enjoying every step along the way.

Whether you are an actor who struggles to make ends meet, or you're just starting your career and want to get off on the right foot, this book will help you learn how to do it.

What people say:

"The Broke and Beautiful Life, written by actor Stefanie O'Connell, is a delightful book that will help you redefine your relationship with your finances and achieve financial freedom while pursuing the career you love." — Back Stage

"A financial expert with a best friend's voice. Think Mindy Kaling, but with more Excel spreadsheets." — The Greenwich Time

About the Author:

Stefanie O'Connell is a graduate of New York University's drama and psychology programs at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. She discovered the world of financial planning out of necessity. Since then, she's been living her dream of performing while pinching pennies to make the rest of her goals a reality. Her work have been featured on such major media platforms as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, AOL's Daily Finance, and many more.