Book of the Month
Make Money, Not Excuses:
Wake Up, Take Charge, and Overcome Your Financial Fears Forever.
By Jean Chatzky.
A few years ago, after reporting on money for fifteen years, Jean Chatzky finally cracked the code. If you want to get rich, you need only do four things:
1. Make a decent living
2. Spend less than you make
3. Invest the money you don’t spend
4. Protect the financial world you build so that a disaster doesn’t take it all away from you
Sounds easy. So why, then, is it so hard, particularly for women?
Because women, more than men, make excuses. They tell themselves that they’re “just not good with money,” or that their husband “likes taking care of the finances.” They convince themselves that they deserve that new pair of shoes, or that they’re too disorganized to tackle the tower of financial paperwork on the desk.
In this book, Jean takes all of the excuses women make about money and turn them on their heads. She tells you how to decode the financial jargon to read your bank statements, how to save money (and where to put it) and why you are likely already a great investor.
Copies of the book can be found at local and online book retailers.