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Nice Girls Don't Get Rich : 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make with Money Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 10, 2005
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How about this--"You might not be able to quit your job and still make your annual pilgrimage to Tuscany. The new BMW every two years might be out of the question initially." In a section about maintaining what you already own, she talks about having sprinkler systems repaired and having your treadmill serviced. She encourages us to join a gym, and go to a spa. Give me a break!
My husband and I haven't had a vacation in 10 years, and are driving 8- and 13-year old cars. Around here a gym is at least $360 a year, an impossibility for us and not necessary anyway when you can walk, and buy dumbbells and used exercise videos for a few dollars. Spend money at a spa when I can take a bubble bath? A sprinkler system to keep the crabgrass green? Good grief.
She talks about controlling your expenses by cutting down on emotional and impulsive spending, which for my husband and I is a paltry sum. But she doesn't say much at all about dealing with health care and insurance costs, which is a big worry for lots of people.
In other words, she just doesn't get my life and the lives of many Americans. Judging from what I *know* to be bad advice for someone like me, it makes me take the rest of the book with a grain of salt as well.
Following each case scenario, coaching tips are offered to prevent or stop us from falling into female behavior traps that can be financially crippling. Each tip is in bulletpoint format making the information easily accessible for reference.
Dr. Frankel employs an easygoing, winning writing style to deliver hard-hitting strategies designed to knock women out of their financial complacency and dependency. The advice ranges from simply balancing a checkbook or weekly budgeting to setting up a private foundation.
If you've read Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, this new book provides the tools necessary to build your wealth after you've attained that desired position. I highly recommend adding it to your "nice girls" collection.
Nearly everyone has made at least one of these mistakes (okay, maybe Donald Trump never did). But I think Frankel offers more than a collection of mistakes and "if onlys." She's got some good ideas you won't find everywhere.
Brainstorm with big picture thinkers -- and then get advice from the nitpickers.
Get out of your safety zone (no guts, no glory).
Listen to your intuition.
Just these three could save you the price of the book -- and there are many, many more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book in my early 20's and it empowered me to change the ways I thought about money. Highly recommended for every woman!Published 3 months ago by Izabella Wentz
This book is a must have for women in their 20s, 30s or 40s. Its my third copy. I am 31 and I reccommend this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Felicia O'chelle Cunningham
I have really enjoyed reading this. It is easy to read and I like her style of writing. Have gleaned a few good ideas or concepts for my ladies groupPublished 12 months ago by Jerri Loveland
All women need to read this book. Frankel is like Orman, but directed specifically at women. I'm good with finances, and I still learned from it.Published 19 months ago by Dorota Miller
Those things your mother told you and that you chose to ignore! You will love this book and smile a lotPublished on December 27, 2013 by arkwebgirl
I don't know what others got from this book, but I am really loving this book. She outlines the mistakes that are made and gives you the solutions with examples of how to correct... Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by Wesanda Simms
Definitely going to gift this book to the women in my circle! Got it on Kindle; getting it in paperback.Published on June 25, 2013 by Tara McLeod