Many women, whether they've managed million-dollar budgets at work or managed kids, bills, and car payments at home, feel at a loss when it comes to figuring out their finances. Now, in Smart Women Finish Rich, renowned financial adviser David Bach gives women the tools and the program they need to create a rich future. Whether you're working with a few dollars a week or a significant inheritance, Bach's seven-step program can provide a huge payoff. Smart Women Finish Rich will put you in control of your finances and your future.
"David Bach is a financial genius with a passion for helping women get rich. Read this book--and prosper!"
--Laurie Beth Jones, bestselling author of Jesus CEO
"Finally, a book for women that talks about money in a way that makes sense. David Bach is not just an expert in managing money--he's the ultimate motivational coach for women. I can't recommend this book enough. It's a must-read!"
--Barbara DeAngelis, Ph.D., bestselling author of Real Moments
"Finally, a financial planning guide that addresses the unique issues that women face today. But what I like the most is that David starts with the most important principle: aligning your money with your values."
--Harry S. Dent, Jr., bestselling author of The Roaring 2000s
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|Release Date: 10-21-2009|
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Smart Women Finish Rich
Chapter OneSTEP ONE
LEARN THE FACTS-AND MYTHS-ABOUT YOUR MONEY
Wendy sat in my office, perched on the edge of her chair, alert, inquisitive, and a little bit embarrassed. An experienced and highly successful real estate agent, she had come to me for a financial consultation-and the facts of her situation were hardly reassuring. Although she earned well over $250,000 a year and was able to put two kids through private school at an annual cost of $15,000 each, her personal finances were a mess. A self-employed single parent, she had less than $25,000 saved for retirement, no life or disability insurance, and never bothered to write a will.
In short, this intelligent, ambitious businesswoman was completely unprotected from the unexpected and utterly unprepared for the future. When I asked Wendy why she had never done any financial planning, she shrugged and offered a response I'd heard countless times before: "I've always been too busy working to focus on what to do with the money I make."
Looking across the restaurant table, I could see the sadness in my mother's eyes. A good friend of hers had just gone through a bitter divorce. Suddenly, after more than three decades of marriage to a wealthy surgeon, the friend now found herself living in a tiny apartment, struggling to make ends meet as a $25,000-a-year secretary. Like many formerly well-off women, she had never paid much attention to her family's finances, and as a result her estranged husband was able to run rings around her in the settlement talks. It was a terrible thing-all the more so because it could have been prevented so easily-and it made me wonder if my mother...