First let me say that I am a female who works in the financial industry (financial adviser). I absolutely fed up with the racism and sexism in America. "Women and Money," "Blacks in Business," etc. If someone tried to make a club and called it White Men in Law, etc. they would be attacked as chauvanistic and racist. The fact is that gender is way down on the list of relevant considerations for building wealth and retirement planning. If you believe otherwise then you have been dupped by Suze. Of course, a book targeting your sex or race serves as a marketing tool to make you think you are getting customized value.
Suze is not qualified to provide financial advice. She is a marketing machine similar to many others who have made money only be claiming to be an expert, marketing themselves on TV and selling books - Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robbins, David Bach - all con artists. The reviewer talks about the value of Suze discussing the tax changes in 2010...give me a break! That is known and even the self-proclaimed "experts" (who are also con men) on Yahoo Finance talk about this weekly. People who are spending all of their time marketing themselves and writing books telling you how to make money aren't making money except from your sales. If they really knew how to make money they would not have time to write so many books and go to TV. Think about it.
Don't waste your time with this book. You should know how to get through this very difficult stock market before anything else. Save all you want. But if you don't understand what is going on in the stock market and economy you won't have much when you retire. Already the market has sold off while most people did not expect it. Things are going to get worse and last a long time. For starters, you should read "AMERICA'S FINANCIAL APOCALYPSE: How to Profit from the Next Great Depression," I recommend the CONDENSED Edition. The long version is overwhelming for non-professionals. This book is the single most informative investment book I have read.
A valuable a book that tells you how to invest your money over the next several years rather than one that makes you feel special and good about being a female. If you don't know what to expect of the economy and stock market over the next several years you are going to get burned bad. If you ask Suze what to invest in she will tell you the same BS other clueless individuals preach-index funds. Good luck. You had better be in gold, oil, foreign currencies, and health care.
So many people write books that try to motivate you without guiding you. These books are generic and of very low value. If you do not realize this then you probably think the US is in Iraq to fight terrorism instead of for oil.