Terrific book about how women can get smart about their finances.
Great book for single women who want to get smart about money.
This book is about money attitudes. It gives a plan to help women be more confident in managing money. The information is a bit outdated, but it is still useful to women who may feel intimidated about managing their money and want to just hand it all over to someone else. Some of the stories in this little book, including the author's own story, show the things that can go wrong with that strategy. This book won't solve all your problems but will help you to feel better about reading and learning more to handle your own money.
Wasn't what I expected. You would think, growing up in the household of one of the founders of H&R Block, you would learn something about finances. Right? Wrong! Barbara relied on her father for financial help, then her husband. This book is filled with stories of women who let their husbands, boyfriends, fathers do all of the financial talking, planning, and investing for them. While I was reading this book, I was really getting angry at these women that put all of their trust into one individual to plan their financial future. From an early age, I remember my parents telling me to save half of my allowance. Then when I got a job, my father told me to sign-up for the 401K plan at work. Then he told me to max my contribution so I could get the max amount for the employer contribution. My parents were always very open to financial matters. I remember when I told my father I finally passed the $50K salary mark. He said he reached $50K the year he retired, 20 years ago. To this day my mother pays the bills, has her own credit cards in her own name, and her own bank accounts in her own name. If she buys it, she pays for it. My father is still honest and has commented about the state of his investments in today's economy. It's a different generation!