Submit a Money Story

After tooting my own financial horn for 2 years, I’ve decided to make Casual Money Talk less about me, and more about you, the readers.

I’m happy that many could resonate to the challenges I run into, but let’s face it, I am but one person with a unique genetic makeup and a singular path to wealth. My life experiences cannot be relatable to everyone.

That’s why I want to share perspectives from people of all walks of life – the 1%, the average Joe, the single parent with 2 kids, the side hustler, the digital nomad, the struggling millennial, the Airbnb host, the homemaker, the almost-retiree, you get the idea.  

Basically, everyone is welcomed to share their money stories on Casual Money Talk.

Submission Requirements

A personal money story that is:

  • Original (isn’t published elsewhere) 
  • Extremely well-written
  • Over 1,000 words long
  • Chock full of interesting details that bring your story to life (including dollar figures where appropriate)

Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine!

While no money topic is off limit here, I’m particularly interested in these types of stories at the moment:

  • How your financial life is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Stories about financial infidelity and/or financial abuse
  • How you paid off huge chunks of debts
  • How you (help your parents) overcome a severe lack of retirement savings
  • Money issues that impact the LGBTQ community
  • Dealing with money and mental health issues simultaneously

Compensation

The standard rate is $50 (via PayPal or an Amazon gift card). However, payment is negotiable for articles longer than 2,000 words.

As an alternative to receiving payment, you can choose to include a link to your personal website or social media in the author bio.

Submission Guidelines and Process

To submit an article, please send the full article directly to casualmoneytalk@gmail.com. I look forward to reading it!

I will do my best to reply within 1 week. If you don’t hear from me within 10 calendar days, feel free to submit your article to another site.

Once your submission is accepted for publication, Casual Money Talk retains all rights related to the article, i.e. your article cannot be published anywhere else (print or digital).

Your payment (unless you choose the link alternative) will be sent within 10 calendar days of the publication of your article on Casual Money Talk.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I remain anonymous in my story?

A: Absolutely. Feel free to use a pseudonym.

Q: Can I include links in my article?

A: Sorry, links are not allowed in the body of the article. You can have 1 link in your author bio in lieu of payment.

Q: Can I submit an article on behalf of a company?

A: Unfortunately, no. The money stories need to be personal, not promotional.

Q: Can I submit more than one article at a time?

A: Sure thing! As long as they meet the submission requirements, it’s no problem.

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