Get Your Money Together: your purr-fect finance workbook

Created by Lillian from Oh My Dollar!

A fun, accessible illustrated workbook for your money - with cats explaining everything from budgeting to retirement.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

When are the kittens arriving!? Launch Party details + status update
about 1 year ago – Tue, Apr 03, 2018 at 01:17:57 PM

Hello fans of purrsonal finance!  

For the few of you that are not in on the weekly read-along emails, I realized you haven't heard from me in awhile! So here's an update:  The weekly challenges and chapter-by-chapter read-along wraps up next week (4/11), after which every single backer will be getting their shiny ebooks of the entire book (in DRM-free EPUB and PDF form.)  

You will see the email with the link to the ebook downloads come from Backerkit, and if you don't see one by 4/17 (tax day), please let me know and I'll directly email you one myself.  All gift ebook copies will be going out at the same time!

Join us at the book launch party!

We're having a launch party in Portland on May 17th at 5:30PM at Outlet PDX, the studio of Kate Bingaman-Burt, a zinester and illustrator who does creative work about money.  We'll have copies of the book, cat-themed snacks, and purrsonal finance merit badges. 
RSVP or learn more on Facebook.


What about the other things - stickers, bowties, Lawcat Zines?!

Lawcat zines are right next to me at this moment! Stickers and bowties are both being produced right meow, and are expected to be at my house next week! Once the print books have arrived we'll package them all up and ship them out. Here’s what the stickers look like (the lines are where you can peel them):

Most impurrtant - When are the print books coming?

I’m still hoping to get the books out to you later this month, but we had some surprises during production (that anyone who has self-published before probably would've foreseen) that might mean they arrive as late as mid-May for some folks.

Thanks to the excellent, helpful feedback of folks during the read-along, we added 25 pages to include more worksheets and information, and we ended up having to change the final print size to make better margins to write in! All these changes, while great for the final book, have slowed down print production - and significantly increased costs, unfortunately - but I’m committed to getting y’all the best book possible. 

The books are being printed abroad to keep costs down, and as soon as printing is done, they’ll be booking their ticket on a plane to Portland. I'll then pack up your extras and they books will be shipped to you! You will get estimated shipping updates + tracking numbers from Backerkit as soon as the books leave Portland!

When is 401Kittens (video of kittens + explaining investing) ready? 

"Kitten season" at local shelters is just beginning, so I'm waiting for available kittens for filming. I expect 401Kittens to be up on the web this summer! 

When will the audio version be ready? 

We've got the audio studio time booked for later this month, so likely sometime in June once we get the chapter markers inserted and everything edited!

It's not too late to join the weekly read-along!
over 1 year ago – Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 09:19:30 AM

Hello purrsonal finance kittens and humans! 

I don't want to crowd up your inbox - this will be my last email about this -  but I wanted to let you know that there's still time to join the weekly #purrsonalfinance chapter read-alongs. Chapter 2 went out this week to the 51% of backers participating, and you can easily catch up! 

Just head over to this simple form and you'll get the first two chapters immediately!  And don't worry, you won't get double-emailed as long as you use the same email as you do for this kickstarter - and I'll never send you spam, ever! Plus, you can always opt-out if it gets too much

Each week we reveal a new chapter and a new kitty of the week. Plus, we have a #purrsonalfinance money challenge, and you get a digital cat merit badge for completing each one! We're trying out instagram for live Q&A's each Sunday night so you can ask me questions about the chapter. The next one is today at 5PM Pacific time! Get notified about the livestream by following @oh.mydollar on instagram.

 

 

If you don't get the chapter within an hour of filling in that form, please email wheresmybook@ohmydollar.com and I'll troubleshoot.

When do the chapter emails come out? The new chapters come out on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, depending on your timezone (11 time zones are represented by our group of backers!)

What if I fall behind? Don't worry about it; if you get swamped and miss a week, it's easy to skip over a chapter or catch up later. You shouldn't have any problems catching up, and hopefully the weekly challenges will provide some cute accountability!

Can I give these weekly read-alongs as a gift? Yes! Just shoot me an email back with your giftee's name and email address and I'll send a "gift email" to your gift recipient that will let them opt-in to the weekly read-alongs.

When are my print books and stickers and cat bowties coming? We're still on track for the full release in April as originally predicted. I will let you know if anything changes! 

How are the pay it fur-ward classes going? We had 211 pay it fur-ward books donated, and we have 100 of the spots booked with Portland-area non-profits! If you're interested in facilitating a class and receiving free books and money curriculum for group that serves low-income folks in your area, I'll be sending out a (very short and easy) application later this month!

Check your inbox for the first chapter!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 06:41:40 PM

The first chapter is here!

Dora, our Chief Feline Officer,  assists with editing the book.
Dora, our Chief Feline Officer, assists with editing the book.

HOOOORAAAY!! THE WAIT IS OVER!

The first chapter of your ebook, and an explanation of our weekly chapter read-along (and how this came to be) should have hit your inbox from "Lillian from Oh My Dollar!" this afternoon. 

If you didn't get the email, it could have been that you previously unsubscribed from Oh My Dollar!'s email list or it went into your filters. Please check your spam and promotions tab and if you don't find it, shoot me an email at wheresmybook@ohmydollar.com

Starting now, we'll be doing weekly #purrsonalfinance challenges from the book,  catnip giveaways for #purrsonalfinance challenge photos, and I'll be doing live Q&A's each week! So hop on over to your email and get on the purrsonal finance train!

Herding cats is hard - ebook out by 2/7
over 1 year ago – Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 09:30:35 AM

Well, kittens, the ebook is going to be a week delayed

Herding cats (or designers, illustrators, editors, etc)  is hard, one of our cats is late (I think it stopped for a nap along the way)! The ebook won't be ready tomorrow as I'd hoped. It should be in your paws by 2/7 at the latest. 


My sincerest apologies for the delay - I want to make sure I deliver the best book possible to you, and we're rolling a snowball uphill right now!


While you wait, you can check out the most recent podcast episodes. 

With Budgets + Glitter,

Lillian

Surveys for you financial kittens!
over 1 year ago – Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 09:49:29 PM

Surveys coming from Backerkit

This is just a quick update to let you know that backer surveys are incoming from Backerkit! In the survey, you will have a chance to add on stickers (if you're an ebook-only backer), add on the Get Your Money Together online bootcamp, change your address, get your kitten a financially-themed bowtie, and other fun things.

The Get Your Money Together online bootcamp is only $39 to add-on for kickstarter backers, which is an excellent deal compared to the usual price of $89. So if you missed it in the kickstarter, now is the time to add it on.

Ebooks will be arriving next week! Keep your eyes on your inbox for all the financial kittens!

The cover is done!
The cover is done!

Hopefully you're tuning into the podcast! Last week's episode covered ways to curb your impulse spending and the week before we talked about how to set non-boring money goals. 

With Budgets and Glitter,

Lillian.