Starting the Year with Change

Starting the Year with Change

It’s my first read of the year and an unlikely one at that. I killed two birds with one stone by reading this book. I fulfilled my commitment to provide a review in exchange for Revell providing me with a copy of the book and I can check off one of the categories of books required to fulfill the Modern Mrs Darcy 2015 Reading Challenge. The category…a book in a genre you don’t typically read.

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about finances before, and seemingly, that’s precisely why Mary Hunt wrote The Financially Confident Woman: What You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Money…to encourage women to become knowledgeable and thus confident to actively participate in their own financial well-being.

What I loved about this book is that it’s not a treatise on how to get more money, but more importantly how to manage the money you have. Before tackling the cure, Mary insightfully questions the cause, the financial beliefs responsible for irresponsible behavior. Exposing six insidious beliefs we might hold unaware that wreak havoc in our financial lives, Mary then thoroughly and methodically shares nine habits that, if implemented, will radically change anyone’s financial future no matter what shape their finances are in. Topics include giving, saving, investing, debt, frugality, emergency funds, financial assessment, getting what you pay for, and planning for retirement.

Complete with explanations of terms, nuggets of wisdom, terrific tips (her “Seventy-Seven Ways to Spend Less Money” and “Ways to Raise Cash for Your Stash” really get the juices flowing), The Financially Confident Woman covers the basics and so much more. The concluding Six-Week Plan of Action is meticulous, methodical, and entirely inspiring, stirring the reader to act, not just analyze, which to me is the sign of a worthy and worthwhile self-help book for…

“If you change nothing, nothing will change.”

For every woman who reads it, The Financially Confident Woman could very likely change everything.  



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  1. Sounds like one I NEED TO READ!

    • You’re so welcome! Thanks for taking time to comment. No matter your situation, there’s so much in this book that’s helpful. There was no way to cover the abundance of advice available in this book with my short review. I do heartily recommend it…all the way to the final pages. Thanks for visiting!

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