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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2017, 09:27:53 AM »
1st post on MMM and pledged .....

Awesome!

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2017, 09:42:02 AM »
Shared it on Facebook! Iím with BJ that I just keep checking progress. :)

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2017, 10:01:26 AM »
I could watch that cat play with money for hours!

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« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2017, 01:36:15 PM »
I can't stop watching it grow! You're more than 80% of the way there!!!

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« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2017, 01:46:00 PM »
I can't stop watching it grow! You're more than 80% of the way there!!!
That's what she said!
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« Reply #55 on: October 16, 2017, 01:54:11 PM »
WE ARE DOING SO WELL. OVER $6000!!!! Just 3 people away from 200 backers!

Paula from Afford Anything just got back into town from the MMM chautauqua and she is going to share, and I have a few other potential bites.

Here's the thing: I really want to hit the damn goal before Wednesday night when I leave for Camp Mustache Canada...but that's seeming unlikely?

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« Reply #56 on: October 16, 2017, 02:25:17 PM »
I pledged. 

Seems pretty anti-mustachian to just give my money away. But it sounds amusing enough.
Maybe it will help us get the kick in our pants to get our savings back to 70%. With the kiddo in daycare, it's down to like 50%...

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #57 on: October 16, 2017, 02:53:52 PM »
Honestly the Queer Relationships lost it for me. Right then. Yet wow, it is very entertaining ~

Just my two cents for what it is worth. You want it to appeal to everyone. It really is unique, fun and keeps your attention.

Since MMM is endorsing it, and it was very entertaining plus educational, I'd probably drop that word. It's an in your face type of word that usually attached to an agenda or porn, something not G rated, sadly. JMHO of course. Address it fully, just keep the wording to something which doesn't define a sexual desire (by default) but an arrangement instead. No words come to mind at this moment.Example- If a best friend were ill, I may have married her/him to keep her alive maintaining health benefits. Considering I was unmarried. Also as someone else addressed, if there is cussing omit it. Use slang or funny terms instead. Keeping it light hearted.


I'd avoid anything controversial while still covering all subjects, fully. The first decade of my working life was owning a marketing company disguised as a Welcome Service for newcomers while working for our County promoting Tourism. We became the fastest growing County in California during that time and turned a little hole in the wall Visitors Center into a designated California Welcome Center. Avoided anything remotely close to controversial....mainly promoting recreation since that is our Counties resource. Again, these ideas are just my once cents worth. Love the cat!!

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« Reply #58 on: October 16, 2017, 03:04:09 PM »
Erica, I'm not interested in appealing to anyone who finds the fact that providing information specific to same-sex relationships is a turn off. I don't consider gay marriage controversial to my target demo, rather a selling proposition.

I'm queer, and about half of my clients are queer. If you think the fact that queer folks need information that is specific to their concerns off-putting, my stuff is not for you (for example, same-sex second-parent adoption is still illegal in many states, causing much more complicated financial issues when planning for education and taxes.)

Dave Ramsey provides homophobic education, if you'd prefer to ignore the fact that queer relationships exist and have specific needs. I'm not willing to ignore that.

As you know from marketing, the riches are in the niches, not in trying to appeal to everyone.
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« Reply #59 on: October 16, 2017, 03:14:52 PM »
The queer-friendly/feminist aspect is one of the main reasons I supported it. I know from my gay and trans friends (and from being a single woman in a HCOL area) that some aspects of economics/personal finance can be very different, and more difficult, when you are not in a "traditional" family structure. There is a real need for financial advice that is inclusive for that segment.
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« Reply #60 on: October 16, 2017, 03:18:23 PM »
Erica - I hear your message on choosing words carefully, but I also know M^2 knows her demographic and knows they are comfortable with the words she chooses. I also know she needs to be a bit edgy and out there and that is what gives her a leg-up. (Ahem)

She's got this. She knows what she's aiming for, and if you look at those donations, she's on target for it.
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #61 on: October 16, 2017, 03:28:14 PM »
The queer-friendly/feminist aspect is one of the main reasons I supported it. I know from my gay and trans friends (and from being a single woman in a HCOL area) that some aspects of economics/personal finance can be very different, and more difficult, when you are not in a "traditional" family structure. There is a real need for financial advice that is inclusive for that segment.
Yep. Finances are also complex for couples choosing to not get married, for whatever reason. When I was in a cohabitating but not married relationship, I had a tough time finding good information that applies to my needs.


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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2017, 03:36:59 PM »


Since MMM is endorsing it, and it was very entertaining plus educational, I'd probably drop that word.

Is he? That's awesome. I was thinking a tweet from him would give this a boost.

Knowing him, I think he'd be in favor of the queer issues being addressed.
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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2017, 03:43:58 PM »
The queer-friendly/feminist aspect is one of the main reasons I supported it. I know from my gay and trans friends (and from being a single woman in a HCOL area) that some aspects of economics/personal finance can be very different, and more difficult, when you are not in a "traditional" family structure. There is a real need for financial advice that is inclusive for that segment.
Yep. Finances are also complex for couples choosing to not get married, for whatever reason. When I was in a cohabitating but not married relationship, I had a tough time finding good information that applies to my needs.

Yes! My wife and I forked over so much money before the fall of DOMA, getting all the 'extra' marriage paperwork in order. We didn't have a guide, and it was so confusing, and often contradictory, and stupidly stressful. Having a book that helps cohabitating people get thing sorted is going to be. so. OSSUM.

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2017, 03:45:44 PM »


Since MMM is endorsing it, and it was very entertaining plus educational, I'd probably drop that word.

Is he? That's awesome. I was thinking a tweet from him would give this a boost.

Knowing him, I think he'd be in favor of the queer issues being addressed.
Possible you've been mistaken for MMM.  Personally - pledged / buying for the cats.  Queer issues being addressed will make it even more appealing to my wife (and me - but really, buying this to give to my wife).

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #66 on: October 16, 2017, 03:53:34 PM »


Possible you've been mistaken for MMM. 

Ah, that is possible. It has happened before.

Yeah, posted on the forums doesn't mean MMM-endorsed. More like "something that someone that signed up for his forum said."  :)

I was thinking of asking him to tweet this when it launched (and I started the thread), but he's been in Ecuador, so I hadn't done so.
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« Reply #67 on: October 16, 2017, 03:54:07 PM »
Not to pile on Erica here, but I do want to chime in a bit on this.

Someone's sexuality isn't controversial, provided that they're not harming anyone else. I don't think monstermonster or anyone else should cater to the insecurities of anyone else who feels otherwise. I know you were only trying to be helpful, but there are facets of your post that make me think of the way I was as a teen, before someone smacked me upside the head. Particularly the part about "in your face".

This was my attitude towards gay people as a teen. "I'm fine with it as long as it isn't in my face." A friend eventually made me realize that nothing about homosexuality is any more "in my face" than heterosexuality is. I just didn't recognize it because I'm heterosexual, and the world is made to accommodate that.

There are entire chapters of personal finance literature dedicated the the financial ins and outs of having a baby. Since most children are born as the result of heterosexual sex, and then raised by one or both of the heterosexuals involved, these chapters tend to reflect a strong, heterosexual bias. And that's fine, just so long as we all recognize that this is just as "in your face" as the Get Your Money Together project is when they say they address queer issues. Anyone to whom these sections do not apply, can skip them, I'm sure. Anyone made uncomfortable can either skip the workbook all together, or learn to deal with the discomfort.

Lastly, queer is not a pornographic word. I'm not sure where this misconception came from.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Get Your Money Together: Kickstarter for Badass Personal Finance Book
« Reply #68 on: October 16, 2017, 03:55:56 PM »
AWW YOU ALL MAKE MY GAY HEART SO MANY SIZES BIGGER.

To be fair, I do have a queer agenda. It is to get all the queers cat-based purrsonal finance education. RAWR!




Since MMM is endorsing it, and it was very entertaining plus educational, I'd probably drop that word.

Is he? That's awesome. I was thinking a tweet from him would give this a boost.

Knowing him, I think he'd be in favor of the queer issues being addressed.

Hey, ARS, now that he's back from Ecuador, willing to send the kickstarter over to him? One pitch for him is it is mustachianism for a less-affluent set ;)


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« Reply #69 on: October 16, 2017, 04:12:14 PM »
MM the "queer relationships" term popped off the page for me too.  Noticeable, but not in a bad way.   Mostly, because it is a term I had never heard used before.   I don't think of these relationships as strange, and the accounting / PFP term used in our studies was a lot more boring.

  Even in Canada, I 100% agree that this is a underserved  / critical topic that needs to be addressed because so many think common law relationships (of all types) now have the same rights as married ones do, but for estate planning and separation issues, they certainly do not, (province dependent).   Even blended married families have unusual situations and issues about money and student loan applications, estate planning, etc.

A term popping off the page is exactly what you need for your marketing, and it complements the cats and pun counter.

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« Reply #70 on: October 16, 2017, 04:28:48 PM »
The feminist and queer-friendly angle was part of what made it appealing to me, and what made me comfortable sending it out to my friends! None of us (mostly ladies) need more financial advice that's based around the assumption that we'll all get heterosexual-married and have babies. All of us need more discussion and advice about managing finances in queer relationships or in no relationship!

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« Reply #71 on: October 16, 2017, 04:31:21 PM »




Since MMM is endorsing it, and it was very entertaining plus educational, I'd probably drop that word.

Is he? That's awesome. I was thinking a tweet from him would give this a boost.

Knowing him, I think he'd be in favor of the queer issues being addressed.

Hey, ARS, now that he's back from Ecuador, willing to send the kickstarter over to him? One pitch for him is it is mustachianism for a less-affluent set ;)

I do not believe he is yet, I think week 2 is about to start.  (Someone correct me if I'm wrong.)
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« Reply #72 on: October 16, 2017, 04:34:24 PM »
Lol @ the fact that the executive editor of a huge lesbian pop culture website just asked me to write about this for her. Ahhhh...

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« Reply #73 on: October 16, 2017, 04:38:46 PM »
Lol @ the fact that the executive editor of a huge lesbian pop culture website just asked me to write about this for her. Ahhhh...

Badass! Please share if/when it happens :-)
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« Reply #74 on: October 16, 2017, 04:39:07 PM »
Lol @ the fact that the executive editor of a huge lesbian pop culture website just asked me to write about this for her. Ahhhh...

Huzzah!

The cool thing will be post tipping point, where it goes viral and you're ranting about the CMC connection and not being able to address all the media requests. ;)
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« Reply #75 on: October 16, 2017, 04:47:30 PM »
I'm straight and don't know a single Bowie song and I've never had a cat and I don't know if I've ever worn glitter in my adult life. But I think your niche is awesome and I support it entirely.

I hope this goes crazy for you!

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« Reply #76 on: October 16, 2017, 04:48:34 PM »
I'm straight and don't know a single Bowie song and I've never had a cat and I don't know if I've ever worn glitter in my adult life.
I still love you. <3 <3