Personal Finances

The Money Club: How We Taught Ourselves the Secret to a Secure Financial Future--and How You Can, Too

By Marilyn Crockett and Diane Terman Felenstein

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Save Your Retirement: What to Do If You Haven't Saved Enough or If Your Investments Were Devastated by the Market Meltdown

By Frank Armstrong, III, and Paul B. Brown

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"...gives you specific, step-by-step plans you can use to save your retirement. Forget 'one-size-fits-all' solutions that don’t fit your life. Here are personal plans focused on your unique situation–whether you’re 5, 10, 15, or 20-plus years away from retirement or are scheduled to retire now. (There’s even a detailed plan for people who’ve already retired and want to make sure their money lasts!) No matter what the market meltdown did to your portfolio or how little you’ve saved, you can save your retirement–-if you start now."

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Buying a Second Home: Income, Getaway, or Retirement

By Craig Venezia

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The seven rules of buying a second home -- What a second home really costs -- Crunching the numbers : how much second home can you afford? -- Raising the cash you'll need up front -- How experts can save you time and money -- Narrowing your search : what and where to buy -- Picking the right house -- Fixer-uppers : finding the gems and avoiding the junk -- Buying straight from the seller : FSBOs -- How family and friends can help (and why they'll even want to) -- Finding your way through the mortgage maze -- You don't have to go it alone : buying with others -- Being a landlord : what you need to know -- Tax-saving strategies.

Includes accompanying CD-ROM: Windows 98; 2000; Me; XP; Macintosh

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