Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Financially Confident Woman by Mary Hunt

This is a good introductory level book for women on finances. It is written on a very personal level as Hunt has included quit a bit of her own story. Women who are looking for a very readable introduction to responsible financial living will benefit from this book.

Hunt reminds us that financial confidence is not about getting more money. Rather, it is about learning to manage what we already have. By the end of the book, she says readers will have the tools to:
   assess our relationship with money
   take control of irresponsible behavior
   replace that behavior with responsible habits
   see that behavior become life long.

In the first part of the book, Hunt tells her own financial story. She then helps us explore our beliefs, attitudes, and values and how they impact the way we handle money. She explains how habits are formed and how we can change them.

She outlines nine specific habits of financially successful women in the second part of the book.

The last part of the book is a six-week plan of action. The plan contains lots of work, such as keeping track of expenses for a month, but Hunt's plan allows for an acceptable amount to be done each week.

This book contains good basic information on finances. Her suggestions are realistic and her plan practical. Some might feel her information is a little dated. She advocates balancing one's checkbook, for example. As she says of herself, “well, I'm kinda old-fashioned.” She does give several websites for help, such as in setting up a budget. This is a good book containing the minimum every woman should know about finances.

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Mary Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, syndicated columnist, and sought after motivational speaker. She is the founder of Dept-Proof Living, an organization dedicated to providing help and realistic solutions to individuals who are committed to responsible and debt-free living. She and her husband live in Colorado.

Revell, 224 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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