From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In 2006, a group of 20-something women saw an episode of Oprah
that featured financial experts offering advice on paying down debt. Though all five were outwardly confident in their careers and goals, they were secretly drowning financially; between them, they had a combined $35,000 in credit card debt and barely any savings. Inspired by what they'd seen, they started a money group and took responsibility for educating themselves about spending (and saving) habits, goals and investments. Within a year they made great strides: they'd added thousands to retirement accounts, paid off more than $15,000 in credit card debt, saved more than $15,000 and had all bought or were well on their way to buying homes. The enterprising authors address the nitty-gritty of goal-setting, negotiations for raises, debt management and mortgages, and their plainspoken, encouraging style and helpful breakdown of information make this the perfect gift for recent grads—or anyone who needs convincing that financial health is attainable. (Oct.)
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"Anyone who's afraid to take hold of her financial life should grab this inspiring book with both hands. These five women, who started as a 'collective financial mess,' turned their situations around in less than a year. They can show you how to do the same."—Liz Pulliam Weston, MSN Money columnist and author of Deal With Your Debt
and Easy Money
is a great motivator for anyone looking to sharpen their financial skills and shine a bright light on their financial life. Witty and insightful, this book shows people how they can band together and achieve their financial wishes by getting those dirty little money secrets out in the open and working in concert with one another. It's a great read."—Howard S. Dvorkin, founder of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc., author of Credit Hell: How to Dig Out of Debt
“A perfect gift for recent grads—or anyone who needs convincing that financial health is attainable.”—Publishers Weekly
, starred review
“The perfect gift for recent grads—or anyone who needs convincing that financial health is attainable.”—Publishers Weekly
, starred review
“Their example ought to be enough to inspire others to form or join money clubs.”—New York Times