Women & Money

Women & Money

Owning the Power to Control your Destiny

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
The million-copy bestseller is finally in paperback!

In this groundbreaking book, Suze Orman, the nation’s go-to expert on all things financial, investigates the complicated, dysfunctional relationship women have with money.

With her signature mix of insight, compassion, and soul-deep recognition, Suze Orman equips women with the financial knowledge and emotional awareness to overcome the blocks that have kept them from acting in the best interest of their money–and of themselves. At the heart of the book is The Save Yourself Plan: a streamlined five-month program that delivers genuine long-term financial security. But what’s at stake is far bigger even than money–it’ s about every woman’s sense of who she is, what she deserves, and why it all begins with the decision to save yourself.

In addition to The Save Yourself Plan, you’ ll find inside

• a thoughtful analysis of the causes and effects of reckless financial behavior
• a persuasive argument for change that is free of shame and blame
• the 8 qualities of a wealthy woman
• a challenge to value yourself fully in all aspects of your life
• new information to help you grasp the impact of recent economic changes on your life right now and for the long term
• a thrilling, inspiring depiction of what it means to be in control of your financial destiny

Download Suze Orman’s free Money Tool iPhone applicaton in the iTunes store.


Baker & Taylor
A groundbreaking study by the best-selling author of The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom probes the complex relationship between women and money, addressing the impact of psychological practices and financial behavior on women's finances and offering practical solutions to create a fundamental change in how women handle their money. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Explores the complex relationship between women and money, addressing the impact of psychological practices and financial behavior on women's finances and offering practical solutions to change how women handle their money.

Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780812981315
9780385519311
0385519311
Characteristics: xii, 255 p. ; 25 cm

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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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