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! You have my full support to be as unconventional as your heart desires.

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

To submit an article, please send an outline directly to casualmoneytalk@gmail.com

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

Compensation

The rate completely depends on the quality and length of your article. Feel free to reach out for more information. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When can I expect to be paid?

A: Payment will be issued as soon as your full article is accepted to be published.

Q: How will I be paid?

A: I’m happy to pay via PayPal or send you an Amazon.com gift card via email.

Q: I’m a personal finance blogger, can I contribute an article?

A: You’re more than welcome to.

Q: Will I get a byline?

A: Yes. You will be given author credit for your article, like this (as an example):

Q: Can I include a link to my website/social media profile in my article?

A: Sorry, links are not allowed in the body of the article, but you could include a link in the author bio. 

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

A: Unfortunately, no. Our goal is to showcase money stories that are personal, not promotional.

Q: Can I become a regular contributor?

A: Once you’ve published 15 articles on Casual Money Talk, you would be considered a regular contributor, and gain access to more perks. Email me to learn more.