Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Financially Confident Woman Book Review


 About the Book 

Too many women feel like they lack the know-how to take control of their financial lives. But it's not the level of their knowledge that's the problem, says personal financial expert Mary Hunt; it's their lack of confidence. Being in debt isn't a money problem--it's an attitude problem. And Hunt is here to help women develop a confident, capable attitude toward money so that they can take control of their finances.
Using the lessons she's learned from her own hard-fought battle with debt, Hunt empowers women to develop nine essential money habits, including giving, saving, investing, rejecting unsecured debt, preparing for emergencies, getting what you pay for, and more. She also includes a six-week action plan to help women get started right away. (Goodreads)

My Review

 I enjoy reading about financial issues and new ideas. The first part of the book is all about how you got into debt. Also, she talks about how at some point in a woman's life she will most likely have to manage her own finances. I think that's a wise thought. Many women leave it to the men, which I think is fine but if married the wife should at least know what is going on. It was interesting to read about Mary's own life and personal choices that brought her into debt and what she did to change. 
The last parts of the book are ways to save or cute back, for example use less electricity and so on. She talks investments which was my favorite part because she included graphs to I could see the numbers visually. 
Most of what she had to say I had already read but I did find the stats about women something new. The action plan is doable and I think many women will find this book helpful. I think this also would make a great beginner book on financial/debt issues. 

"I received this book from Revell for free in exchange for an honest review."  

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