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It's Your Money, Honey: A Girl's Guide to Saving, Investing, and Building Wealth at Every Age and Life Stage

It's Your Money, Honey: A Girl's Guide to Saving, Investing, and Building Wealth at Every Age and Life Stage

Laura J. McDonald, Susan L. Misner

ISBN: 978-1-118-15748-0

Jan 2012

304 pages


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Turning smart girls golden; the women's guide to personal finance

Rebranding finance with a feminine spin, It's Your Money, Honey is designed to encourage women of all ages to take a greater interest—and play a greater role—in the financial issues that affect their everyday lives and financial futures. Conversational, irreverent, and intelligent, this guide to wealth creation, wealth management, and financial protection as it relates to women and their families provides exactly the kind of advice that smart women today need to know in order to take charge of their finances.

Organized by decade and the events—from childrearing to retirement—that need to be planned for, presently enjoyed, or recovered from, It's Your Money, Honey is packed with expert information in the no-nonsense style of a girlfriend who knows her stuff. Finances aren't that hard, you just have to deal with them yourself.

  • Finally, a book that understand that every woman needs to make time for a personal finance education
  • Highly accessible, the book is designed to be read whenever you find yourself with a spare second, providing important information in bite sized chunks
  • Helps women prepare for major life events with the help of real life stories, helpful checklists, and easy-to-apply Golden Rules

Born out of the notion that too many smart women let their financial situations be ignored, swept under the rug, or dictated by others, It's Your Money, Honey is everything you need to know about money but were too busy to ask.

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Preface: Why We Wrote This Book ix

Introduction: Turning Smart Girls Golden: Finance and Females 1

Chapter 1: The First Taste of Freedom: Finance and Starting Out 11

Chapter 2: Love, Relationships, and Money: Finance and Relationships 33

Chapter 3: For the Love of Those Little Cost Creatures: Finance and Kids 65

Chapter 4: Building Your Dream Career: Finance and Work 97

Chapter 5: So Crazy, It Just Might Work: Finance and Business 127

Chapter 6: The Big-Ticket Items of Life: Finance and Major Purchases 159

Chapter 7: Making Your Money Work For You: Finance and Investing 191

Chapter 8: The Best Third of Your Life: Finance and Retirement 223

Chapter 9: Ready to Launch: Finance and Next Steps 245

Golden Girl Finance Club: Meeting Discussion Guide 257

About Golden Girl Finance 273

About the Authors 275

About the Expert Contributors 277

Index 281