Smart Girls Marry Money Kindle Edition
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Agreed with the part about how romantic love isn't enough to sustain a lasting relationship. Agreed that you must take into account a person's financial security to some extent before making a decision to commit to them. And that goes, by the way, for men as well as women. Agreed that women still have it tougher in the workplace than men do.
But I'm a little confused about the leap from those truths to the conclusion that a woman's best route to success is marrying rich.
The authors employ some really shoddy reasoning to make their point. So, it's great if you marry a rich guy and he divorces you and you get millions in alimony. But then they include a whopper of a sentence that made me giggle out loud, about how the female ex-CEO of Hewlett Packard got fired after a few years on the job and this was proof that the business world was still a boys' club (because male CEOs never get fired) and then: Carly Fiorina "struggled to piece her life back together, after receiving a $21 million severance package."
Huh? So a multi-million dollar "severance package" from a divorce spells success, but the same severance package from Hewlett Packard does not? In what world is the failure of a marriage more easily recovered from than the loss of a job, given equal financial gains from each?
I suppose if you see your marriage as nothing more than a ticket to Park Avenue, then this makes sense.Read more ›
Let's look at a few examples that lead me to this conclusion.
In reality you can work your entire life and never make partner. Have babies and feel like a total sham for who you are pretending to be in a man's world when you are a woman and should be allowed to be home with your baby no guilt. Now, there are careers that support the female way of being be it teaching, nursing, psychology, physical therapy, hair cuttery-- softer, much softer arenas. But then there are those career fields driven by men, engineering, law, medicine, finance, finance, oh and did I mention finance?? CEO, CPA, business owner etc, $$$ are all men.Read more ›
I work in business with a lot of married men. I am frequently shocked by how sex crazed married men are. We are choosing women who are young and pretty, and when they age on us if we can, we trade them in on a younger model. So I saw nothing wrong with how the book was presented and men really have absolutely no leg to stand on when it comes to being shocked. I know a high number of successful but unattractive men who actually think that young woman they date are attracted to "them." Isn't amazing how men "fall in love" with women that have fit bodies? I have no idea why almost any man, no matter how physically repulsive thinks they deserve a super model. Secondly, most money "earned" by successful men is not much earned as stolen (yes I am talking to you super attorney and physician who is on big pharma's payroll and prescribes for cash.)
Go on girls, control us as you see fit and as Johnny Depp said in Pirates of the Caribbean "Take all you can, and give nothing back."
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Not impressed with the authors` theory. I couldn't even finish the last two chapters. Don't bother reading. It's not worth it.Published 19 months ago by Aerial Danielle Davis
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