How Not To Buy Cat Food When You Don’t Have A Cat

by Hank Coleman

After I graduated from college, I swore that I would never eat ramen noodles again. I cannot even imagine having planned so poorly for retirement that people must buy cat food to survive. But, that’s the subtitle of Mary Kelly’s new book, “Money Smart – How Not To Buy Cat Food When You Don’t Have A Cat“, which is aimed at young Americans in their 20s and 30s who are just starting out in their career.

Money Smart – How Not To Buy Cat Food When You Don’t Have A Cat

Money Smart by Mary KellyHer book is an easy read to help put these age groups on the right track so that they will never have to eat cat food during their Golden Years in retirement when they don’t have a cat. Mary’s book covers the basics for the younger generation and gives them concrete steps to learn how to start saving money, creating a spending plan, investing for retirement and other financial goals, when to buy a house, how to manage their credit, and so much more.

In this episode of the Money Q&A podcast, “Your Money: Your Choices”, I interview Mary Kelly about her new book, “Money Smart – How Not To Buy Cat Food When You Don’t Have A Cat“. We talk about personal finances and retirement for the younger crowd, those in their 20s and 30s, who are just starting out in their lives. We also delve into how we as parents are failing out children to a certain degree and also how our school systems are not doing much better jobs teaching our children about personal finance. It’s a great episode, and you won’t want to miss it.


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Roth IRAs, CDs, stocks, insurance, your 401K . . .what are the right choices for your financial future? Your Money: Your Choices will clear out the cobwebs and confusion surrounding these concepts and more with clear and concise information. You’ll hear tips and tools that you can put into action right now to help save your hard earned income in way that will protect your future for a healthy retirement. Whether you are a single mom or a father of five, “Your Money: Your Choices” will get you on track and put your money back in your control where it belongs!

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About Hank Coleman

Hank Coleman is the founder of Money Q&A, an Iraq combat veteran, a Dr. Pepper addict, and a self-proclaimed investing junkie. He has written extensively for many nationally known financial websites and publications. Hank holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and a graduate certificate in personal financial planning. Email him directly at Hank[at]

Hank Coleman has written 578 articles on Money Q&A. Learn more about Money Q&A on Twitter @MoneyQandA and @HankColeman.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Simon Elstad

Excellent interview. Being smack in the middle of this age-group I can totally identify with some of the concepts she poses. Definitely looking forward to reading the book. Thanks



It’s really hard nowadays to save money by the right way, specially when we come to the place where we should pay or lose things, it looks a great book that will help to understand new ideas.


Kali @ CommonSenseMillennial

Love the title of her book! Pretty funny. It’s on my reading list now!


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