From Publishers Weekly
A comprehensive and coherent breakdown of basic financial and wealth management information from a J.P. Morgan financial adviser. An increasing number of women are controlling more and more of the wealth in America, but studies suggest that women's financial literacy is not increasing. Hirshman, who counsels investors on their personal finances, uses comparisons with dieting--a framework also used in Alice Wood's excellent Wealth Watchers--and the metaphor holds up well: both dieting and investing require discipline, take time, and yield rewards. Hirshman presents reviewing a net worth statement as "stepping on the financial scales," and investment categories as the basic food groups. Though it's not overtly stated, the advice is aimed at an audience with a fairly old-fashioned view of finances--she speaks passionately about the need for women to be equal partners in their marital finances and admonishes women that "a man is not a financial plan." Hirshman provides all of the information necessary for a solid financial background, and cheers on her readers with a positive message: "The only person responsible for you is you."
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“Imagine a banker with world-class credentials sitting down at your kitchen table to hold your hand, offer you tea and sympathy, and set up your financial life, savings, retirement, and insurance . . . and the detailed goals quiz alone is worth the book price.”—New York Post
“Hirshman’s advice is sound and far from watered down for the female audience.”—Forbes.com
“By recasting investment decisions into a more familiar realm, Susan Hirshman shows that demystification by analogy really works, and your assets will be the major beneficiary.” —Derrick Niederman, author of Number Freak
"Women, this one’s for you... if you think you are a little rusty on your financial picture or you let someone else handle the big stuff, there’s new book on the market teaching women to be financially literate and watch your money exactly the way you watch your calories — carefully with an accountable eye." —DIYFrugal.com