THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW TO STRAIGHTEN OUT YOUR PURSE
In A Purse of Your Own, wealth coach Deborah Owens draws from more than twenty years of experience in the fi nancial services industry for a revolutionary and simple approach to investment literacy: Women can take control of their lives and purses by leveraging the feminine powers of intuition, creativity, and empathy to build personal wealth.
Filled with quizzes (Pursercises), resource guides (Pursessentials), and examples of real women from housewives to executives who have drastically changed their lives (Purseonality Profi les), A Purse of Your Own will show you how to:
• Apply the 7 Wealthy Habits you MUST learn to be fi nancially secure
• Buy stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and create a well-balanced portfolio on any budget
• Understand the language of investing and how to manage risk
• Find a good fi nancial advisor (and recognize the warning signs of a bad one)
• Protect what you will build
Creating and maintaining wealth can come only from understanding how money works. Use Deborah's "Power of the Purse" wealth-building strategy and your money will work for you!
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.