Women & Money

Women & Money

Owning the Power to Control your Destiny

Book - 2007
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A groundbreaking book that investigates the complicated and perilous relationship women have with money - and offers solutions to bring about fundamental change, from the nation's #1 expert on personal finance.
Publisher: New York : Spiegal & Grau, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385519311
Branch Call Number: 332.024 ORM
Characteristics: xii, 255 p. ;,25 cm.


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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

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.

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.

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.

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!

Jul 17, 2008

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

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