About Jason Unger
I know exactly where you’re coming from. I’ve been there.
I started my independent life knowing not much at all about money management. How do I save? Am I really ready to invest? And am I doing it right?
After I graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University, I got my first job, an entry-level position at a publishing house. Getting a paycheck was great, but I didn’t know what to do with it — well, other than spend it on stuff I wanted. My rent cost half my monthly income, I had student loans to pay off, and even though I knew I had to start doing things right, I didn’t want to deal with it.
I started investing thanks to one of those free lunch things that a co-worker invited me to. Somewhere, I knew that I was probably getting the short end of the stick investing with these guys, but I was young and figured I had a good opportunity to get started early. So after I dropped a lot of cash investing, I started reading personal finance books to see if these guys were really working for me.
They weren’t. But I didn’t know what to do. And I was worried that, even if I did know what to do, I wouldn’t be able to manage it all.
Thankfully, as I soon learned, you don’t have to be a professional money manager (or have a fancy title after your name) to do it right. Not only is money management pretty simple for the dedicated, it’s also easy for people who don’t want to keep receipts, pencil in their spending in a budget, or try and find the best time to invest in the market.
But it took me a while to figure that out. I learned it, and now, my finances are on autopilot.
I’m still paying off my student loans, but thanks to automation, I’m saving money doing it. I now own a house — and have a baby — and get to spend more time with my family than I do worrying about my money.
My bills pay themselves, I don’t need to try and time the market, my spending is tracked automatically, and my short-term savings is getting a high-yield interest rate.
What’s the deal with the book?
I documented the system I use to automate my finances in a downloadable ebook, conveniently titled Automatic Finances: 17 Days to Your Financial Freedom.
You don’t have to be a financial genius to do the steps in the book. You just have to want to make your money work for you, and take the time to set it up. After that, you’re good to go. It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme — it’s a money management process. And it works.
How to reach me
I’m always happy to chat about better ways to manage your money — seriously. Or just to shoot the breeze. That’s why I make my email and phone number public.
If you want to say hi, reach me here:
jason [at] jasonunger dot com