What does it mean to be 'bad' at money? Money is not a maths problem. Spending, saving, splitting the bill or asking for a pay rise - these are moments dominated by our own hang-ups, habits, anxiety and ambitions. Money features in our friendships, family life, our choice of late-night treat and who we date. And yet it's so often hidden behind shame and silence. We need to start talking about it. Funny, frank, and filled with insights, practical advice and conversations with everyone from company CEOs to debt advisors to housemates, Open Up is the book that will transform your relationship to money. It shows how talking can change your life, relationships and bank balance, and influence bigger issues like pay gaps or the living wage. This book strips away the awkwardness to help you gain knowledge, take control of your finances and finally get 'good' with money.
AUTHOR: Alex Holder talks about money. Her viral 'Make Them Pay' campaign sought to end the pay gap between men and women; it received backing from the then Prime Minister, and helped change an actual law. She's lived on GBP15k and GBP130k, had her gas meter turned off and been named by the Evening Standard as a top 5 Inspiring Female Leader. She is also one of Business Insider's 30 Most Creative Women globally, and writes regularly for ELLE, Grazia, Refinery29 and the Guardian among others.