Why is it that women, who are so competent in all other areas of their lives, cannot find the same competence when it comes to matters of money?
Suze Orman investigates the complicated, dysfunctional relationship women have with money in this groundbreaking new book. With her signature mix of insight, compassion, and soul-deep recognition, she equips women with the financial knowledge and emotional awareness to overcome the blocks that have kept them from making more out of the money they make. At the center of the book is “The Save Yourself Plan” — a streamlined, five-month program that delivers genuine long-term financial security. But what’s at stake is far bigger than money itself: It’s about every woman’s sense of who she is and what she deserves, and why it all begins with the decision to save yourself.
“Bestselling author (2005’s The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke, etc.) and host of her own CNBC show, Orman encourages women to ‘give to yourself as much as you give of yourself’ in her ninth financial advice book, sure to resonate with legions of readers who will appreciate her straightforward advice and supportive tone. Aiming squarely for a female audience, Orman guides readers through the very basics of finances. She explores why women have dysfunctional relationships with money and notes the ways they undervalue themselves or ‘treat themselves as a commodity whose price is set by others,’ while also sharing the story of her own evolving relationship with her finances. Though her explanation of the ‘8 qualities of a wealthy woman’ (harmony, balance, courage, etc.) is more inspirational than practical, she also presents a concrete five-month ‘save yourself plan’ for financial repair, starting with setting aside checking and savings accounts, fixing one’s credit rating, saving for retirement, setting up a will and purchasing home insurance. This encouraging guide will not intimidate women who are foundering financially.
“This groundbreaking book from bestselling author and personal finance expert investigates the complicated and perilous relationship women have with money, and offers solutions to bring about fundamental change.” Consumer Finance