Getting Good with Money Book Summary - Getting Good with Money Book explained in key points
Listen to the Intro

Getting Good with Money summary

Jessi Fearon

Pay Off Your Debt and Find a Life of Freedom-without Losing Your Mind

4 (45 ratings)
16 mins

Brief summary

Getting Good with Money by Jessi Fearon is a practical guide to help readers take control of their finances. It offers actionable tips and strategies to reduce debt, increase savings, and build wealth for long-term financial security.

Table of Contents

    Getting Good with Money
    Summary of 7 key ideas

    Audio & text in the Blinkist app
    Key idea 1 of 7

    The different types of money struggles

    Personal finance is just that – personal. Everyone’s experiences are different. That said, money struggles can typically be separated into four categories that correspond with different personality types.

    The first category is the Floater. These individuals are stuck living in the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, with seemingly no end in sight. Floaters may feel like they aren’t making any headway toward their financial goals, so they often give up altogether. 

    Next, there’s the Daredevil. This archetype can easily be identified by their lack of a savings account. They may not be stuck in the paycheck cycle, but they can’t make big purchases without sinking into debt.

    Third, we have the Spender – people who just can’t seem to control their excessive spending habits. Spenders might justify their purchases as “amazing deals,” but they often fail to stay within their budget. 

    And our last category is the Avoider. These individuals are so wrapped up in major money issues – like paying off student loans or saving for retirement – that they’re completely burned out. Weighed down by all of their responsibilities and worries, it’s easy for this group to lose sight of their future.

    Most of us will fall into at least one of these categories at some point during our financial journeys. You may have found yourself identifying with one, several, or even all four of these personality types already. It doesn’t matter where you are in your personal struggle with money – identifying your unique type is the first step to making real, positive changes.

    The truth is, learning to manage money is about 20 percent math and 80 percent changes in behavior. In other words, you’re going to have to discover what actions have led you to where you are now and figure out how to change them in order to improve your situation.

    For instance, Floaters can benefit from learning how to create and stick to a budget. Daredevils will be on much more solid footing if they build up a savings account. Spenders can see improvements from discovering – and then steering clear of – their triggers when it comes to overspending. And Avoiders can fix their issues by reevaluating their future goals and creating a plan to put them into action.

    Want to see all full key ideas from Getting Good with Money?

    Key ideas in Getting Good with Money

    More knowledge in less time
    Read or listen
    Read or listen
    Get the key ideas from nonfiction bestsellers in minutes, not hours.
    Find your next read
    Find your next read
    Get book lists curated by experts and personalized recommendations.
    Shortcasts New
    We’ve teamed up with podcast creators to bring you key insights from podcasts.

    What is Getting Good with Money about?

    Getting Good With Money (2022) combats common money struggles by demystifying the often complicated world of personal finance. Following one family’s journey to financial freedom, it equips readers with practical strategies and helpful tips to develop better money habits and build their dream life.

    Who should read Getting Good with Money?

    • Anyone interested in personal finance
    • People looking to develop better money habits
    • Families who want to live debt-free

    About the Author

    Jessi Fearon is a writer, certified financial coach, and founder of the personal finance blog Her work has been featured on popular websites such as Buzzfeed, Rockstar Finance, Money Saving Mom, and The Penny Hoarder, among others. 

    Categories with Getting Good with Money

    Book summaries like Getting Good with Money

    People ❤️ Blinkist 
    Sven O.

    It's highly addictive to get core insights on personally relevant topics without repetition or triviality. Added to that the apps ability to suggest kindred interests opens up a foundation of knowledge.

    Thi Viet Quynh N.

    Great app. Good selection of book summaries you can read or listen to while commuting. Instead of scrolling through your social media news feed, this is a much better way to spend your spare time in my opinion.

    Jonathan A.

    Life changing. The concept of being able to grasp a book's main point in such a short time truly opens multiple opportunities to grow every area of your life at a faster rate.

    Renee D.

    Great app. Addicting. Perfect for wait times, morning coffee, evening before bed. Extremely well written, thorough, easy to use.

    People also liked these summaries

    4.7 Stars
    Average ratings on iOS and Google Play
    29 Million
    Downloads on all platforms
    10+ years
    Experience igniting personal growth
    Powerful ideas from top nonfiction

    Try Blinkist to get the key ideas from 7,000+ bestselling nonfiction titles and podcasts. Listen or read in just 15 minutes.

    Start your free trial