Launching Financial Grownups: Live Your Richest Life by Helping Your (Almost) Adult Kids Become Everyday Money Smart

  • 8h 9m 49s
  • Bobbi Rebell
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

In Launching Financial Grownups, popular personal finance expert Bobbi Rebell gets candid about the very real-life challenges of getting young adults to choose to be financial grownups and develop their own financial foundation and security. She shares her own personal setbacks and solutions (both from her own past, and as a parent), and walks listeners through the ups and downs of financial adulting milestones. Rebell has put together a practical adulting launch plan for parents of young adults along with tips on how to open money discussions, the questions to ask your children, the most effective listening strategies, when to step in to stop them from making mistakes, and when to let them learn from their mistakes.

Launching Financial Grownups provides the tools to help your teen or young adults navigate the challenges of adulthood, including debt, credit cards, peer pressure that leads to bad money decisions, negotiations, how to manage their own household, different investing opportunities, insurance needs, charitable giving, the legal documents they need to have in place in case of an emergency, and even starting to think about their retirement planning. It also addresses recent demographic trends driven by the pandemic, including young adults moving back into their childhood homes, and becoming financially dependent after having been independent.

About the Author

BOBBI REBELL, CFP® is a financial literacy advocate and journalist. She is a speaker, conference host, and moderator, and works as a spokesperson for brands aligned with her values. Bobbi is also the host of the critically acclaimed Money Tips for Financial Grownups podcast, which has more than 700,000 downloads. In 2021 she launched a new venture, as a fun way to promote adulting and being a financial grownup. Earlier in her career Bobbi was a global business news anchor and personal finance columnist at Reuters and held various journalist positions at top news outlets including CNBC, CNN, and PBS. Bobbi is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received her Certificate in Financial Planning from New York University. Her first book How to be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom was released in 2016. She lives in New York City with her family.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Orientation
  • Chapter 2 - The Family Ecosystem
  • Chapter 3 - Blind Spots
  • Chapter 4 - D is for Debt
  • Chapter 5 - Career Foundations
  • Chapter 6 - Homeroom
  • Chapter 7 - <Lifestyle> Inflation
  • Chapter 8 - Exit Strategy: Getting Your Kids to Pay Their Own Bills
  • Chapter 9 - Paycheck 101
  • Chapter 10 - Jobs with Benefits
  • Chapter 11 - Grownup Investing
  • Chapter 12 - Grownup Home Economics
  • Chapter 13 - Generosity
  • Chapter 14 - Driver’s Ed
  • Chapter 15 - Cultural Studies
  • Chapter 16 - Till Death Do Us Part
  • Chapter 17 - Stepping Back: A Parental Pep Talk
  • Epilogue: My Advice for Financial Grownups