(Admit it, you totally have Eminem stuck in your head right now)
A little over a month ago I started a new job. For the most part, I kept the details under wraps and took a few weeks off the blog to adapt to the new position (which requires a lot of writing and editing).
Well, I’m back and excited to give you the tell-all scoop on what’s happening.
In early April, I took a rather unconventional route to end up with a job at a startup company called MagnifyMoney. When I say startup, I mean I’m the first hire in the office and there are only three of us, well four when Goofski comes into play.
So, what made me leave a safe, steady job to come work with a startup?
Well, a bit less for the adventure or more for the mission: “You lose too much money in the banks’ fine print. Our mission – show you how to get it back.”
I was foaming at the mouth to work here because I truly believe this is a way make a difference for the American consumer. My goal with Broke Millennial is to promote financial literacy and make dealing with money less intimidating (perhaps even fun?!). Suddenly, I saw an opportunity to pursue this hope on a bigger level and with two men who had years of experience in the finance industry.
The founders are using their insider knowledge to make complicated financial products easy to understand. The strategy is to help people figure out which products are best for them based on actual value and not by commissions a bank pays us to say X,Y,Z products are the best. Currently, the company isn’t receiving commissions for referrals to products. You can be putting hundreds or thousands of dollars back in your pocket, by switching to the products that best fit your financial situation. Curious how to find them? Take this quiz to see what MagnifyMoney recommends for you.
What is it like to work for a startup?
I’ve had a lot of people ask questions about what it’s like working for a startup. I have no point of comparison with other startups, but my favorite part is that I’m far more than just a number in a corporation. There is legitimate investment in my career and future. The founders take time to sit down with me to discuss various financial topics and treat me as an equal.
Last month, when I published the “Burn Out” post, I had a phone call from one of the founders (who was out of town at the time) within two hours of hitting publish. He wanted to make sure I was doing okay (which I was, just needed to figure out a balance with all my writing obligations). Can’t say that’s a common response in most companies.
What does this mean for Broke Millennial?
Not much. I’m still keeping this blog and plan to populate it with content on my regular schedule. I promise it won’t be a ton of promotional writing for Magnify either. I was just excited to tell you all about my new job (and I kept getting asked).
But, if you can’t get enough Broke Millennial, you’ll be able to get more regular doses of my writing style if you check out the MagnifyMoney blog or interact with us on social media.
Oh yeah, and we’re doing videos too! Here is one from MagnifyMoney founders about our mission.
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