Tuesday, January 10, 2012

If you don't control your money someone else will

Women Empowering Themselves: A Financial Survival Guide by Antoinette Babek and Hollis Colquhoun

If you are in financial trouble or just beginning your acquaintance with financial responsibility, this book is a great place to start. This book is part workbook, real-world application, and guide to wrestle your finances into proper shape.

Get ready to be educated and quick. The tables and graphs make it easy to break down where your money goes and easily points out where you as a stay-at-home mom have income value. It’s vital to know where your money is coming from and where it’s going. It’s best summed up by what my grandfather used to say, “Them that understands interest collects it them that don’t pays it.”

Although this book is clearly geared toward women going through divorce, it is an excellent tool to teach anyone how to become financially wise. There is nothing superfluous in this volume, including the money smart food recipes in the appendix. All the information is clear, concise and instantly usable. I know a few people that could really benefit from this work, including myself.

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