Women, Money, and Investments

Money management advice for women, including tips for basic home economy, salary negotation, avoiding marital money problems, and investing for your own financial security.

Women & Money: A Practical Guide to Estate Planning

By Patricia M. Annino

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"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."

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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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The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me for Women

By Richard Paul Evans

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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?

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Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny

By Suze Orman

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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.

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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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Your Money and Your Man: How You and Prince Charming Can Spend Well and Live Rich

By Michelle Singletary

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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.

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Why Women Earn Less: How to Make What You're Really Worth

By Mikelann R. Valterra

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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.
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The Wall Street Journal: Complete Money and Investing Guidebook

By David Kansas

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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.

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The Value Line Investment Survey

By Value Line, Inc.

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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.

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