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A kitschy framework yields surprisingly sensible advice. Owens (Confident Investing) incorporates commonplace language and everyday experiences to render complex or foreign finance concepts comprehensible, and though she errs on the side of cutesy—a thought exercise is a purser-cize— she generally strikes an admirable balance. She emphasizes becoming knowledgeable about the stock market and investing as a way to build personal wealth and independence, and underscores her point with examples of dozens of women who've made it. Her firm, cheerful tone—she encourages developing a Wealthy Outlook and Wealthy Habits—and a plethora of resource listings and sound suggestions make this a winner for women looking to gain financial freedom, as long as said women don't mind learning about investing in dieting terms. (Jan.)
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Owens’ system zeroes in on seven wealth-habits as she drills down into specifics about good financial behavior. Not as in-depth as a Quinn or an Orman, the author nevertheless pursues a philosophical approach with definite tasks and activities cited, such as get organized, first, by understanding your current ledger of assets and debits; and motivation to earn, in turn, will prompt investors to do the appropriate homework on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other instruments. The last, she suggests, is the formation of a “sisterhood of the purse” investment club, helping ensure that monetary goals are met if not exceeded. Most valuable aspect of the book? Skip the chapters and go right to “pursessentials” at the end, where she summarizes all seven strategies. --Barbara Jacobs
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (December 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416570810
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416570813
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #439,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are several guides in print, and on TV, for women to use to assist them with getting their lives in order. In "A Purse of Your Own: An Easy Guide to Financial Security" Deborah Owens, a renowned wealth coach, teaches how women can gain their own sense of financial security.
Using the 7 Wealthy Habits, that can be used as daily financial mantras; she describes scenarios of different women who knew what they needed to do in order to obtain financial security. She also draws on examples of those women who discovered their own power of the purse by accident and those who simply did not know where to start, but were hungry for financial literacy. Owens takes us step by step on how to gain control and not fear money as some women.

Providing long-term tips on how to pick a reputable and trustworthy broker, Owens shows how everyday household brands are a great way to buy stocks. She also discusses traits women carry such as multi-tasking and nurturing that can be used when choosing to purchase mutual funds and bonds. I also appreciated the fact that although the author has an extensive background, she does not make learning all about financial growth too complicated. She gives free resources that are worthy to use in the future such as the Wall Street Journal and how to form an investment club.

One thing is for certain, the author is quick to point out that yes, we live in an economy that has and is still facing challenges. However, with a little faith, journal writing and good practice of financial education, women can reach their goals of financial growth.

Owens provides a book that is an investment worth every penny from every woman's purse.

Reviewed by Jada Temple for EKG Literary Magazine
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THIS BOOK IS A GREAT FINANCIAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AND ESPECIALLY WOMEN. THIS IS A SUBJECT WE NEED TO TEACH OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE MONEY. MS. OWENS IS GREAT EDUCATOR ON MONEY MATTERS. I WISH SHE HAD BEEN AROUND WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE. EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE AND SHARE HER KNOWLEDGE.
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Good book. The book arrived on time and it was in good condition. It is a good book and has tons of information but I would start with another book that is written in a language that is easier to understand for folks who may have no prior financial language exposure. I found myself having to stop and google a lot of concepts and ideas presented in the book. But overall it is well written and very informative.
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By TEP on September 9, 2015
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Love, love, loved this book! While every section did not apply to me at my current stage in life, I took a lot of great notes, visited a lot of suggested websites and look forward to the results that I will get from Deborah Owen's recommendations.
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This is a great book. I recommend it for all women, but espeically believe it should be required reading for young women. The approach the author takes to investing is basic and easy to understand. The author keeps the attention of the reader with real-life examples of women we can identify with.

This book does not read like a text book.

The book covers investing, financial security and giving women tools to empower themselves to succeed.

Highly recommend.
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This is a terrific book at a terrific price. The author tailors book for women to get financialliteracy training but the advice is suitable for men as well. She is extremely knowledgeable and presents wealth creation advice and expertise in a simple, and easy to understand manner!
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I have not finished reading the book but I LOVE IT!! The reference to a purse does help associate finance terms so much easier where I can remember things and comprehend. I got the book in great timing, no complaints all around.
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I am thoroughly enjoying this book as I anticipate purchasing stock in the coming year! It is informative, as well as empowering for me!
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