Kristin Wong freelance writingOn January 1st, as I hopped on my bike to ride down to the Rose Bowl parade, I got an email on my phone. It read, “I would very much like to represent your book.”  A million thoughts raced through my head. Thoughts like:

  • There must be some mistake. Really? My book?
  • Oh my god I’m going to write a book.
  • How do you write a book?

Over the next few months, reality would gradually set in as I met with publishers, started writing, and declined weekend plans. But for now, I jumped back on my bike, howled “woohoo!” and rode into the freezing cold with my husband.

So what’s it about? Money, of course! I don’t want to give away too much because it’s still in its early stages, but it’s essentially everything I’ve learned writing about money for five years. It’ll include worksheets, interviews with experts, and personal stories about my own relationship with money. 

We’ll announce the pre-order in the coming months, but if you want to stay updated, for now, sign up for my email list here:

I took a few weeks off to focus on the book, but it isn’t the only thing that’s kept me away from the blog. I’ve also been writing for some incredible places about some fun topics:

It still feels surreal to see my name on the New York Times website, and I even got to visit the building in March. I actually called my husband and asked, “is this real life?”

Finally, another bit of news I want to share: I’m in the running to moderate a SXSW panel on women in tech. Specifically, it’s a panel of first generation citizens sharing their stories of immigrating to the U.S. and finding success. You can check out more details about the panel here (and we could really use your vote!)

It’s been a wild year, but I’m now back to regularly scheduled blogging (and vlogging on my YouTube channel). Thanks for reading, watching, and supporting!


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Kristin writes about money, travel, and human behavior at Lifehacker, the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Mentalfloss. She's also written for NBC News, Fox Digital, and Scripps Network Interactive. Her book GET MONEY will be available on 3/27/18 with Hachette Books.

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