Women, Money, and Investments

Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey

By Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar

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"You may think that marital bliss means money doesn't matter, but in today's troubled economic times, that's simply false hope. And with layoffs galore and debt mounting, financial stress is through the roof. Think keeping afloat and affectionate is impossible? Think again. This inspiring, action-oriented guide helps young women in committed relationships understand and manage their money matters. Complete with charts, graphs, case studies, and tip-based advice, this succinct, straightforward guide speaks to worried women... ."

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It's More Than Money, It's Your Life: The New Money Club for Women

By Candace Bahr, Ginita Wall.

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"Many women find that life is much more complex than it used to be, especially when it comes to money. No matter where you are today economically, it doesn’t take major changes to improve your finances. Through their expert advice and unique blend of wit and common sense, the authors of It’s More Than Money–-It’s Your Life! show you how taking a series of small steps will lead to big success.

"This upbeat and conversational book will help you get to where you want to go. Use the Money Truths and Dreams questionnaire in Chapter 1 to zero in on the chapters that will help you the most. Then read the book carefully from beginning to end for a complete 360-degree view of your financial life that includes:

  • Communicating with your partner about money
  • Discovering your Money Style–are you a hoarder, avoider, or splurger?
  • Learning the seven truths about women and money
  • Taking control of spending and saving (and having fun in the process)
  • Tailoring your investments to goals such as retirement and education
  • Coping with divorce or widowhood
  • And much more

"This book has everything you need to change your financial life forever and become a 'Money Star.' You don’t have to know much about money–you just need a desire to improve. Read this book, share it with your friends, and you’ll want to start a Money Club right away–because amazing things happen in the Money Club!"

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Make Money, Not Excuses: Wake Up, Take Charge, and Overcome Your Financial Fears Forever

By Jean Chatzky

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"Jean is famous for her ability to explain money and investing. In a clear and accessible way, she breaks down all the scariest parts of dealing with money--from investing in stocks to saving for your retirement--to make them doable, easy, and yes, even enjoyable. She also includes throughout a 'Map to a Million,' great tips on easy and quick financial changes you can make immediately . . . that really add up!"

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Miserly Moms: Living on One Income in a Two-Income Economy

By Jonni McCoy

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"This book will help you save thousands of dollars a year on everything from groceries to electricity--as well as reveal the hidden costs of holding a job and common money wasters. Practical, proven strategies, tips, and recipes will help you live frugally without feeling deprived."

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Money Shy to Money Sure: A Woman's Road Map to Financial Well-Being

By Olivia Mellan and Sherry Christie

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Practical advice for women who have bought into such myths as: "Somebody else should be taking care of all this for me," "If I take risks with my money, I'll lose everything," or "It's selfish to put myself first. I'm supposed to take care of everyone else," from a money therapist and a financial writer.

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Money, a Memoir: Women, Emotions, and Cash

By Liz Perle

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"A bold and personal book that digs below the surface of one of society's last taboos--money--and illuminates how women's emotional relationship with it affects every part of their lives Long ago, and not entirely consciously, Liz Perle made a quiet contract with cash: she would do what it took to get it--work hard, marry right--but she didn't want to have to think about it too much. The subject of money had, since childhood, been quietly sidestepped, a shadowy factor whose private influence was impolite to discuss. This deliberate denial eventually exacted its price, however, when a sudden divorce left Perle with no home, no job, and a four-year-old with a box of toys.

"She realized she could no longer afford to leave her murky and fraught relationship with money unexamined. What Perle discovered as she reassembled her life was that almost every woman she knew also subscribed to this strange and emotional code of discretion--even though it laced through their relationships with their parents, lovers, husbands, children, friends, co-workers, and communities. Women who were all too willing to tell each other about their deepest secrets or sexual assets still kept mum when it came to their financial ones. In Money, A Memoir, Perle attempts to break this silence, adding her own story to the anecdotes and insights of psychologists, researchers, and more than 200 'ordinary' women. It turned out that when money was the topic, most women needed permission to talk. The result is an insightful, unflinching look at the once subtle and commanding influence of money on our every relationship."

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Nice Girls Don't Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make with Money

By Lois P. Frankel

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"From executive to entry level, single to married, every woman needs to know the subconscious behavior that prevents her from developing a healthy and successful relationship with money--from depending on men for financial advice or support to a reluctance for negotiating. Frankel offers help in recognizing these self-defeating behaviors--as well as financial and investment advice and tips to help women claim wealth and riches."

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Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams

By David Bach

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A nine-step program by an experienced investment advisor about spending, taxes, wills, investments, insurance, and retirement plans. He bases his advice on his belief that "financial planning is as much an emotional issue as it is an intellectual one."

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Starting and Running a Profitable Investment Club: The Official Guide from the National Association of Investment Clubs

By Thomas E. O'Hara and Kenneth S. Janke, Sr.

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Offers advice on joining or starting an investment club, detailing the NAIC's method for investing in growth stocks. Also includes the unique forms and worksheets the NAIC has developed for selecting, analyzing, and comparing stocks.

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The Busy Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom

By Vickie L. Bajtelsmit

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A finance professor advises women, who have left money matters up to husbands or fathers, to take charge of their finances. She offers advice on record keeping, health and life insurance policies, employee benefits, and investing.
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