Kristin Wong Kicks it with Luke

Welcome to Day 3 of our series celebrating the Kickin’ It with Luke event! The third author contributing her book to the financial literacy gift basket — which will be raffled off this Saturday — is Kristin Wong.

On top of being an amazing freelance writer, author and award-winning journalist, Kristin has been a powerhouse in getting Personal Finance by Women off the ground. You might recognize her efforts through her picks on last week’s Apex Money, and her behind-the-scenes support has been instrumental.

Kristin’s book — Get Money — is a phenomenal read for anyone who’s trying to make their money fun.

Managing your money is like going to the dentist or standing in line at the DMV. Nobody wants to do it, but at some point, it’s inevitable: you need to clean your teeth, renew your license, and manage your personal finances like a grown-up. Whether you’re struggling to pay off student loan debt, ready to stop living paycheck to paycheck, or have finally accepted that your Beanie Baby collection will never pay off, tackling your finances may seem immensely intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, by approaching it as a game–or something that requires you to set clear goals, as well as face challenges you must “beat”–personal finance can not only be easy to understand, but it can also be fun!

In Get Money, personal finance expert Kristin Wong shows you the exact steps to getting more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. Through a series of challenges designed to boost your personal finance I.Q., interviews with other leading financial experts, and exercises tailored to help you achieve even your biggest goals, you’ll learn valuable skills such as:

  • Building a budget that (gasp) actually works
  • Super-charging a debt payoff plan
  • How to strategically hack your credit score
  • Negotiating like a shark (or at least a piranha)
  • Side-hustling to speed up your money goals
  • Starting a lazy investment portfolio…and many more!

Simply put, with this gamified guide to personal finance, you’ll no longer stress about understanding how your finances work–you’ll finally “get” money.

Learn more here!


Thank you so much to Kristin! Learn more about Kickin’ It With Luke and how we’re using financial literacy to fight addiction in Dayton, Ohio.

If you’re interested in a financial literacy basked from Personal Finance by Women for your nonprofit’s event, or supporting future efforts, please do get in touch!