How One Woman Is Using Cat Puns to Explain Personal Finances

PetMD Editorial
Published: June 07, 2018
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Understanding the intricacies of money management and budgeting can be a daunting task for many. Budgeting, saving and planning your financial future can be intimidating and complex. This makes it hard for people to understand personal finance, much less actually want to take the time to really understand it.

One woman in Portland took notice of the lack of user-friendly financial guidance—especially for younger millennials who may not be completely broke but are also not flush with cash. To help fill the void in money management guidance and to make it more digestible, Lillian Karabaic has created a personal finance workbook and tutorial that is filled entertaining cat puns, analogies and illustrations.

It’s called, “Get Your Money Together: your purr-fect finance workbook.” Karabaic explains on her Kickstarter, “Most personal finance is boring, stressful, and quite frankly, has far too few cats. There's a lot of resources out there for learning about personal finance, but most of them don't take into account the way many of us work these days: variable income, side hustles, and no access to things like a 401K.”

The workbook is designed to make personal finances more approachable while also making the topic fun and entertaining. Chapter titles in the book are littered with cat puns and references like “Purr-fecting the Budget,” “The Financial Litterbox,” “Credit, The American Laser Pointer Chase” and “Building Your Cat Tower (Mortgages).” She uses fun metaphors and illustrations to make learning about money management easier. It’s not just for those who are not mathematically inclined, but also for anyone who is intimidated by trying to figure out how to financially plan when they don’t follow the cookie-cutter mold of living the American dream.

As Karabaic explains, “Get Your Money Together's secret weapon is approachability—I understand that most of this money stuff has more to do with anxiety, stress, shame, or just confusion about what to do. Instead of overwhelm, I have made clear tools for you to make a plan for your future—with plenty of cats!”

Who wouldn’t want to learn how to be fiscally responsible through cat illustrations and cat puns?

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