Wednesday, December 3, 2008, PM | 1 Comment
Harvard MBAs Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar have come up with a readable guide to help female twenty-somethings get a better grip on their money.
On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance. This book is a self-help guide and like its name suggest has been written for twenty- and thirty-somethings women.
I have never known of any personal finance subject that does not cover both genders. Personal finance is personal finance.
A person’s gender has nothing to do with it. What I mean is men and women, both, can have same financial problems.
But personal finance is extra important for women—80% of women die single, whereas 80% of men die married.
So the odds are women are going to be in charge of their finances at some point.
The book further states that two-thirds of women today at retirement rely on Social Security as their primary source of income.
Women should not have to choose between essential medicines and food.
If you think about the keys to financial success, it’s about saving and investing wisely.
But it’s also about protecting yourself, especially for women.
Money is the No. 1 cause of stress in life in general and in marriages in particular, and it doesn’t have to be that way.
We talk about getting financially naked with our partners when we are in a serious relationship.
That communication can save a lot of stress down the road in our relationship.
In a Nutshell
When I read the book, I said to myself: “My blog – personal finances – is exactly about the things they talk about. They emphasize on the problems, on the most part, what women face.
I blog about problems facing all of us concerning both men and women.”Facebook.com/doable.finance