- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Career Press (February 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1564146898
- ISBN-13: 978-1564146892
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,756,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Why Women Earn Less: How to Make What You're Really Worth Paperback – February, 2004
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The book lets the reader clarify their emotional relationship to money. Are we ashamed because we earn too little or too much? Do we let fear rule our finances, fear of asking for a raise, fear of what people will think of how we spend? What money values did we grow up with? Do we hang on to our parents money values out of habit, even though they don't work for us? I always thought money was about facts, about math. I was suprised to find out just how many emotions were involved in my financial choices. Once those emotions are identified, Ms. Valterra gives us a practical path to follow to either change the values that don't work for us or redirect them into positive areas.
The book is full of real advice. Several examples from her clients, so the reader can relate to real people in real situations. A number of worksheets are included so you can find out where your money is going, (are you like me and always amazed at how broke you are at the end of the month?Read more ›
When I heard that she was publishing this book, I couldn't wait to read it. In each chapter, she dispels the myths, pulls you out of "The Money Fog" and gives action steps to break the insidiousness of underearning.
I refer to her book every day. It is an absolute good fit whether you decide to use the steps in the book, go on to professional consultation (financial as well as psychological - and she gives helpful hints to work with those professionals) or with groups such as Debtors Anonymous.
If you want to turn your relationship with money around, this is the book to get!!!
The description above is me, and why I got intrigued when my girlfriend told me about this book. WOW -- what a mind opener -- between 'Waiting for Prince Charming' and 'Giving Myself, My Talents, and My Earnings Away" (two psychological traps Ms. Valterra writes about), I have been asleep when it comes to my money situation. This book has served as a great wake-up call and my attitude has already shifted.
Part two of the book gets very practical, and helped me know what to do next -- I hated budgets, but 'spending plan' put a different emphasis on managing money, so I'm trying it out.
Because of this book -- simply written, easy to read, and "real", I am awake and ready to take control. Thanks Ms. Valterra, you've done me a huge favor...(and thanks Lisa, for giving me the nudge to buy it.)
Mikelann gives a clear, balanced, and usable plan to rethink and retool your financial wellbeing. I highly recommend this book for those looking for emotional connection or need a usable workbook (yes it's a workbook too!) to take full control of their worth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent!. She has done a great job at reserching and understanding the psychology of women.
I gave it away as a gift to my best girlfriends
This is an excellent book if you are generally interested why women earn less. It gives great tips to improve your income. A must read for all working women.Published on December 19, 2012 by Sonja Fisher
Do you feel as if your career is stuck under a rock and your salary is buried six feet under? You're not alone. Read morePublished on December 6, 2007 by Rolf Dobelli
This book is wonderful and a must have for any woman that works outside of the home or runs her own business. Read morePublished on July 6, 2007 by Amazon Customer