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The Economy of You

The Economy of You (AMACOM, January 2014)

Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life

Weary of pink-slip anxiety and the never-ending money squeeze? Join the millions who are starting side-gig businesses, and taking back their financial futures!

About Me

I write about money–how to have more of it and how to manage the money you have. My new book, The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life (January 2014, AMACOM), tells the stories of 100 successful side-giggers who built financial security by launching side-businesses. (I also share the story of my own Etsy shop of money planners.) In addition, I write about money as the senior money editor and Alpha Consumer blogger at US News & World Report. I love helping people make smarter money choices, especially when it comes to navigating big life milestones, from college graduation to parenthood to homeownership. In my first book, Generation Earn: The Young Professional’s Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back, I cover many of those topics.

The Money Planners

As a personal finance author and columnist, I know that many people find managing money boring. But what if it didn’t have to feel like a chore? What if there was a more creative and visual way to get on top of debt, savings, budgeting, and earning?

I created Palmer’s Planners with the goal of making managing money (almost) as enjoyable as creating a painting or baking a pie from scratch. My planners, which are designed to help people navigate major life events and goals, feature creative exercises that make use of your right-brain, even when doing traditionally left-brain activities.