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Mustachian and forum member monstermonster has combined years of expertise in the personal finance arena with wit and humor to create a personal finance book for the Internet age. Yes, it's a personal finance book WITH CATS.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2052814389/get-your-money-together-your-purr-fect-finance-wor

It went live just today, and pledges in the first 48 hours are crucial for getting it "featured" by Kickstarter. So if you can go donate, do so! Even the minimum amount is helpful, as it counts as an extra unique donation.

Even if you feel like you--a badass Mustachian--don't need a personal finance book, it makes a great gift for friends and family who might be less financially literate than you. ;)

And really, with adorable illustrations styled like this:
   

Who wouldn't love it?

Go watch the video on the Kickstarter page and tell me it's not amazing.

Go back this now, it's an awesome project by one of our own!  :)
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 01:26:49 PM »
You're too sweet, ARS. Thank you <3 <3 <3 

Lots of mustachian bits in this book, but with a little less cursing and a little more cats than MMM!

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 01:30:31 PM »
I'm allergic to cats, but I pledged anyway. :-)
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 01:31:01 PM »
Hey MM - congrats on this launch!

I love the creativity you ooze! Hope everyone supports this!!
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 01:37:03 PM »
Anddddd pledged.

Good luck!

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 01:38:03 PM »
I have no cats and not much of an idea of who David Bowie is (ducks), but I pledged too. This looks really cool!

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 01:39:37 PM »
I'm slowly turning into a Crazy Cat Lady and I like personal finance so... I'm in!

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 01:40:13 PM »
I pledged, despite the total lack of dogs.

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 01:57:58 PM »
I pledged, despite the total lack of dogs.
One person who bought the "your cat included" perk already requested it actually be a picture of their dog. So there will be at least one dog.

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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 02:01:52 PM »
I pledged, despite the total lack of dogs.
One person who bought the "your cat included" perk already requested it actually be a picture of their dog. So there will be at least one dog.

Maybe a stretch goal for some huge amount of money could be a separate edition with dogs... :-)

You'd have to come up with a lot more puns.
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2017, 02:05:12 PM »
I pledged, despite the total lack of dogs.
One person who bought the "your cat included" perk already requested it actually be a picture of their dog. So there will be at least one dog.

Maybe a stretch goal for some huge amount of money could be a separate edition with dogs... :-)

You'd have to come up with a lot more puns.

That would be barking mad. A bone-headed plan. If she did that we'd put her in the doghouse.
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2017, 02:15:15 PM »
Maybe a stretch goal for some huge amount of money could be a separate edition with dogs... :-)

You'd have to come up with a lot more puns.

That would be barking mad. A bone-headed plan. If she did that we'd put her in the doghouse.

I guess it was a pretty far-fetched idea.
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 02:26:05 PM »
B A KOOL KAT LIKE ME AND PLEDGE! <3

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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2017, 02:33:37 PM »
I pledged! 
Awesome fun cat bowties are available, too!  Check it out, folks.

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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 02:53:13 PM »
I pledged! Iím seriously excited to have a more accessible resource to recommend to friends who are intimidated by money!!

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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2017, 02:56:21 PM »
I pledged and shared it with my facebook friends. I love the cat pun counter.

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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2017, 03:03:47 PM »
CATastrophically good!  I pledged.  :)

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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2017, 03:12:34 PM »
CATastrophically good!  I pledged.  :)

The pages will be dog-eared by the time you're done with it.
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2017, 05:07:32 PM »
Trying to work out which level pledge I need to go with.  I know I need the bowtie for my cat so at least that level.

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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2017, 05:24:05 PM »
pledged!
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2017, 05:27:18 PM »
Y'all are gonna make me cry a bit with happiness <3

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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2017, 05:49:17 PM »
Iím in!

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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2017, 08:19:11 PM »
I pledged! Which is totally not surprising, since I also absolutely LOVE her podcast.

Although I agree, more dogs is always better ;) But Oh My Dollar Cat is a damn cute cat, so I'm still on board =P

Also sent the link to a friend who loves Bowie, cats, and *needs* money help.
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2017, 08:35:19 PM »
Tomorrow AM we should all hit the Twitter share button at the same time and see if we can get this to trend. Its so cool what happens if trending kicks in.

Having been in MM's spot on something like this not long ago, I was blown away by how the fire spread through twitter that day.
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2017, 08:49:20 PM »
Tomorrow AM we should all hit the Twitter share button at the same time and see if we can get this to trend. Its so cool what happens if trending kicks in.

Having been in MM's spot on something like this not long ago, I was blown away by how the fire spread through twitter that day.

Sounds great! How about 9 am Eastern Time?

If you aren't available at that time, just tweet as soon as possible after 9.

Works for me!

MM - have you got a hashtag going for this thing?
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2017, 08:54:06 PM »
9 EST sucks for those on the West Coast...

I like the idea though!
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2017, 09:04:57 PM »
Really like this idea, funded.

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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2017, 09:21:57 PM »
Will pledge and send to friends! GO M2222222!

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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2017, 09:54:23 PM »
Ohhh tweet storm at 9AM eastern will be great, I have a secret goal to reach 50% funded by 24 hours (1PM eastern tomorrow), and I'm so close.


Hashtag some people were using was #kittystarbudget but it wasn't consistent. Also #purrsonalfinance


OVER 100 PEOPLE ON THE FIRST DAY! HOLY KITTENS.

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2017, 10:12:47 PM »
Oh man, I love this! I can't donate much, but I chipped in a few dollars, and shared on Facebook.

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« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2017, 11:01:39 PM »
Pledged!  Because Cats!
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2017, 08:03:06 AM »
Y'all are amazing! The forums are my second highest referrer of traffic right now - 30% of the pledges are coming from the forums!

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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2017, 08:17:01 AM »
Just shared it on Facebook, I know soooo many people in that Venn diagram section between millennial, cat loving and crappy with finances. I would buy several copies for them as gifts, but I'm hoping that by sharing it they can buy their own and save me money.

Also, I just pledged! Awesome progress in the first 24 hours!

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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2017, 08:37:27 AM »
Dammit - got pulled into a meeting. Twweeting now.
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2017, 08:44:27 AM »
Pawed it forward, too bad getting my fur ball immortalized in the book is too expensive.

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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2017, 09:48:24 AM »
I pledged and am about to share the link on Facebook :)
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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2017, 01:57:06 PM »
You are all freaking amazing! We've had a phenomenal first 24 hours! I think this thing is really going to happen.

Now I'm going to email kickstarter staff directly to ask to get featured.

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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2017, 01:58:51 PM »
You are all freaking amazing! We've had a phenomenal first 24 hours! I think this thing is really going to happen.

Now I'm going to email kickstarter staff directly to ask to get featured.

Go get 'em!

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« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2017, 02:08:18 PM »
Now I'm going to email kickstarter staff directly to ask to get featured.

You can do that? Cool!

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« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2017, 04:04:33 PM »
So excited! Purrrr, purrrr.

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2017, 08:50:38 AM »
I haven't looked at teh total this morning. Too nervous to. Is it still climbing? Are you already funded?
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2017, 09:13:27 AM »
Kickstarter is at $4535. Impressive for just a couple of days.

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2017, 09:15:03 AM »
Kickstarter is at $4535. Impressive for just a couple of days.

So she's got $3000 to go.

If she hits it in the next 60hrs, I'm taking Momma out for Cheeseburgers to celebrate. Maybe even vegan cheeseburgers since this is a MM thing.
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« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2017, 10:14:04 AM »
Fun facts from my massive spreadsheet

  • Total number of print books ordered: 148
  • Total number of print books DONATED: 87
  • Average pledge: $29.28
  • Average pledge excluding high rollers: $23.11

  • Amount til goal: $2,961
  • Total number of print books DONATED: 87
  • Number of backers needed at avg pledge: 101
  • Number of backers needed at non-highroller avg pledge: 128

Current rate of pledges: 3 per hour.
If I can sustain that, that puts me at between 34-43 hours til I reach the goal. But it's definitely slowing down. I did just get some pickups from internet celebrities so that's helping.

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« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2017, 10:37:29 AM »
Got a friend to pledge.

Working on a second friend.

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« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2017, 06:43:24 PM »
Pledged!  MM, I love your energy and creativity; you are an inspiration.
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« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2017, 07:44:06 PM »
What a great idea and such a fun video!  And ... cats!  I just pledged.  Best of luck to you!

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« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2017, 08:51:27 PM »
Took me a hot minute, but I finally pledged. You're SO CLOSE already!

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« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2017, 08:25:41 AM »
No lie, checking your progress is a morning ritual right now =P You're cooking through this, and I'm not surprised! Need to talk another friend into this today. Hmmm, maybe I can sell her on the atheism/NOT dave ramsey angle. Although she's another dog person, so it could be a hard sell ;)
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« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2017, 08:46:47 AM »
1st post on MMM and pledged .....