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.

Although enough people could relate to the challenges I ran into, 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 helpful or relevant 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 Bitcoin investor, 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

Casual Money Talk welcomes personal money stories that are:

  • 100% original (isn’t published elsewhere & no duplicated content) 
  • Extremely well-written
  • Over 2,000 words in length
  • Chock full of interesting details that make readers giggle, nod in agreement, or say “Woah!”

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 email to [email protected] with the following:

  1. A quick bio
  2. Your topic or idea (feel free to browse around this site to get a feel for the kind of content we feature)
  3. An outline of what your article will cover
  4. Links to your past work 

After we agree to move forward, please understand that this could involve a few rounds of editing. Also, I reserve the right to reject the submitted draft if the writing is subpar to your previous work. 

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 per article is between $100 to $125, depending on quality and length. 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 has gone through the editing process and 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 a guest post?

A: You’re more than welcome to, as long as the submitted content adheres to the above guidelines.

Q: Will I get a byline?

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

CMT Author Bio Example

Q: Can I include an affiliate link in my article?

A: Sorry, links are not allowed in the body of the article, but you could include a link (either to your website or social media) 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.