Women & Money

Women & Money

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Why is it that women have such a complicated, dysfunctional relationship with money? Orman hits home with advice that is at once intuitive and pragmatic. Her 2018 financial plan provides straight-talk for these tough times, when none of us can afford to sit back and relax when it comes to our money.-- Adapted from publisher information.
"At the center of this fully revised and updated edition, Suze presents an all-new Financial Empowerment Plan, designed to get you to a place of emotional and financial security as quickly as possible--because the most precious commodity women have is time. Divided into four essential components, the plan will teach you how to: protect yourself; spend smart; build your future; give to others. Also included is a bonus chapter on investing--for those who are living by Suze's unbreakable financial ground rules and ready to learn how to invest with confidence."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, [2018]
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9780812987614
0812987616
Branch Call Number: 332.024 ORM
Characteristics: xiii, 206 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Women and money

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debwalker Sep 18, 2018

Life lesson - a woman needs her own money, and can never have too much. "Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe." - A wise auntie

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kpelish
Jun 22, 2017

Published in 2007 before the massive financial crisis of 2008--so I wonder if Ms. Orman now has an updated book and would be more cautious about market investments (there's a hard sell for TD Ameritrade accounts). There are pros and cons to this book; I ranked it lower because her tone at times is too directive/overbearing and she starts off extremely simply with asking women to open checking/savings accounts (which, to me, seems like a rite of passage at age 18). I think at this point in our society, women are savvy enough to know they need to consider their finances long-term. On positive notes, she does rightfully emphasis that women need to rely on themselves for retirement; pensions are gone. She offers helpful calculators on her website. The latter part of the book goes beyond simple savings and into tactics for long-term financial health and security. I learned a new tactic in revocable trusts as an important partner to one's will--and that you can avoid the costs and length of probate court.

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brusselsprout
May 18, 2016

My book club selected this book. It helped me to become more aware of my finances and did a lot to identify some mental traps that I fall into as a woman. I hate that some of them were true (the fact that women don't watch out for themselves financially, don't discuss finances with their partner, don't save for retirement, loan money to people they shouldn't, etc.). I think some of the recommendations are good (basic things like "pay off your credit card," etc.), but I think working with a certified financial planner is something I will do to tailor a plan to my own personal situation. Suze's bold personal story is inspiring and her advice to develop characteristics of a wealthy woman is straight forward and wise.

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StarGladiator
Aug 08, 2013

Interesting to note that TD Ameritrade, together with Schwab and E-trade, and whatever top brokerages still exist, make up the top banks' and top hedge funds' "internalization business" - - whereby they purchase, on an almost daily basis, 100% of the trades from those brokerages, and match them internally on their own computer systems. What they are doing, is in effect, both controlling the public or retail stock trades, while having the foreknowledge to mount trades upon trades based upon the retail stock trades market. In other words, EVERYTHING is rigged, but you will not be hearing that from Orman.

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Charity86
Aug 08, 2013

This book has a lot of solid financial advice specific to women, but I was a little put off by what I consider to be "sales pitches". The author often refers to additional content that is available on the Suze Orman website, however, when you visit the site, it directs you to multiple "kits" that you can purchase for upwards of $30 instead of offering free material to readers. If you're just starting out or trying to get a handle on an overall financial plan, this may not be the right title for you.

shirleyron Apr 26, 2011

OMG. Love this book, love this book, love this book. Preach Suze!!!

She gives you a complete understanding about everything you need to do as a woman to set up your life financially.

Everyone should read this book and follow it!

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JL
Jul 17, 2008

Empowering. Based on US but Suze's views transcends borders

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