Women, Money, and Investments

Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar

"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... ."

Candace Bahr, Ginita Wall.

"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!"

An eBook

Jean Chatzky

"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!"

Also available on audio.

Jonni McCoy

"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."

Olivia Mellan and Sherry Christie

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.

Liz Perle

"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."

Lois P. Frankel

"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."

David Bach

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."

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

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.

Vickie L. Bajtelsmit

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.
An eBook.

Richard Paul Evans
Evans explains that money should not be the preoccupation of our lives, but instead our focus should be on the principles that free us to concentrate on God, family, and relationships-- life's true riches.

Why I wrote this book especially for women -- Hard times -- Decide to be wealthy -- Take responsibility for your money -- Keep a portion of everything you earn -- Win in the margins -- Give back -- Is it ever too late to start?

Marilyn Crockett and Diane Terman Felenstein

Park Avenue women form an investment club, but focus more on education than making money: Here is advice on money management and financial planning, investments, insurance, divorce, and widowhood.

Value Line, Inc.

Investment information and analysis for approximately 1,700 stocks, 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Available in print at the library and online.

David Kansas

A guidebook for the beginning investor. Includes a glossary of terms used in the finance industry, a how-to on reading stock market tables, and information on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate investing.

Mikelann R. Valterra

A practical, step-by-step guide for underearning women who are ready to turn their lives around. It demystifies the process of underearning, explores its underlying psychological and emotional issues, and offers practical advice and strategies to help overcome it.
Also available as an eBook.

Patricia M. Annino

"Too often, women ignore the state of their financial affairs and/or depend on others in their lives to keep them in order. It is only too late that they (or their dependents) realize the significance of having their affairs in order not only in case of untimely death, but with increasing life spans and advances in medical care, in case of incapacity from illness or dementia. Annino, with 20 plus years of experience in estate planning, offers a book that explains, step by step and across many different living situations, why being prepared is necessary and how to determine your specific wants and needs in order to plan appropriately."

Suze Orman

Suze Orman investigates the complicated, dysfunctional relationship women have with money. At the center of the book is The Save Yourself Plan--a streamlined, five-month program that delivers genuine long-term financial security.

Michelle Singletary

How couples can alleviate the financial issues that lead to conflict, covering such topics as having joint bank accounts, buying and selling real estate, and ensuring a financially secure retirement.