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Women Empowering Themselves: A Financial Survival Guide - For Women at Risk of Drowning Financially Before, During and After Divorce Paperback – June 10, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1598589818 ISBN-10: 1598589814

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  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (June 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598589814
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598589818
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,282,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

HOLLIS COLQUHOUN has over twenty years of experience in the financial industry. Starting out as an institutional trader and salesperson for a Wall Street brokerage firm, she later became one of its first female partners. Hollis worked in the Fixed Income Departments of several New York firms then moved into the distressed securities market where she helped set up a new brokerage operation for one of Wall Streetʼs masters of "value investing". Three years later, Hollis stopped working to devote more time and attention to raising her three daughters and also became very involved in local community projects and a nonprofit education foundation.

After a divorce, Hollis returned to work a nonprofit credit counseling agency, receiving certification as an Accredited Financial Counselor and as a Certified Personal Finance Counselor. Hollis has counseled thousands of clients who drowning in debt and in need of financial guidance. She has also conducted workshops on budgeting and credit for local community organizations and New Jersey State welfare to- work programs. When not working with local nonprofit organizations or promoting financial education for women, Hollis pursues her interest in martial arts. She has a black belt in both Karate and Tae Kwon Do and teaches self-defense classes for women and young adults.


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This book is a must read for all women.
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It is a well organized, comprehensive, and easy to follow financial primer that is filled with invaluable information and resources.
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This book helped me understand the importance of managing my money, for my ultimate independence.
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The full title of this book is Women Empowering Themselves: A Financial Survival Guide - For Women at Risk of Drowning Financially Before, During and After Divorce, but it's a great resource for anyone. It's short and to-the-point, with detailed tables for recording your assets, liabilities, and expenses. The authors have also included a few inexpensive, easy recipes in the back to help with menu-planning and grocery expenses, and there is an extensive list of resources.

The authors also point out several financial mistakes that women often make (no, buying too many shoes is not one of them) and how to avoid them. Every woman needs to read this book, even if you think you'll never get divorced. The sudden death of a spouse can have devastating financial effects as well, if you're not prepared. Following the advice in this book will help women feel more in charge of their financial health, no matter their circumstances.

I got this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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If you are in financial trouble or just beginning your acquaintance with financial responsibility, this book is a great place to start. This book is part workbook, real-world application, and guide to wrestle your finances into proper shape.

Get ready to be educated and quick. The tables and graphs make it easy to break down where your money goes and easily points out where you as a stay-at-home mom have income value. It's vital to know where your money is coming from and where it's going. It's best summed up by what my grandfather used to say, "Them that understands interest collects it them that don't pays it."

Although this book is clearly geared toward women going through divorce, it is an excellent tool to teach anyone how to become financially wise. There is nothing superfluous in this volume, including the money smart food recipes in the appendix. All the information is clear, concise and instantly usable. I know a few people that could really benefit from this work, including myself.
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Hollis Colquhoun and Antoinette Babek have created a must-have financial guide for any woman seeking to find financial independence. They have created an easy step by step method to help any woman understand where they currently are financially and figure out where they want to be with easy to use and follow exercises. They have taken what can be an overwhelming process and basically hold your hand from beginning to end. You will feel and will be financially empowered by the time you finish this book.
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By Kat on December 9, 2009
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This was a easy to read and follow book, great for any women. The information is priceless. If followed the results are empowering. Throughout the book there are coloms and suggestions for helping women to take control of their money. It seems that naturally women tend to put there own needs last. This book helps women to understand and put their finacial help high on the priority list.
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What a terrific resource for all women! Well written, informative with personalized stories that readers can relate to, this book is so much more than a "how-to" guide. As an investment professional specializing in the female market, I recommend this book for all my clients, no matter what their marital status. As a mother of two daughters, I think Ms. Babek's and Ms. Colquhoun's book should be a must read for all young women embarking on careers and relationships.
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