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Smart Women Finish Rich: 7 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreamsby David Bach
Synopses & Reviews
Everyone has a unique vision of a prosperous and secure future. Whatand#8217;s yours?
If someone asked you to describe prosperity and security, what would you see in your mindand#8217;s eye? Is it finally taking that trip to Paris? A beautiful beach house? Or maybe making that last mortgage payment and staying right where you are? In your vision are you captaining a sailboat? Hiking through a redwood forest? Or simply enjoying a precious moment of peace and contentment?
When it comes to financial planning, itand#8217;s easy to jump right into the minutiae of investments, skipping over the deeper questions of what you really want from your money, both now and in the future. But in Picture Your Prosperity, Ellen Rogin and Lisa Kueng do the opposite. First theyand#8217;ll help you figure out exactly what you need and want. Only then will they show you how to make the smart money decisions that can help turn your vision into reality.
If the thought of financial planning and investing sounds about as appealing as a trip to the dentist, youand#8217;re not alone. Many of us avoid the process because it feels too stressful, boring, or difficult. But as Ellen and Lisa have learned from their years in financial services, thinking about money becomes exciting and fun when itand#8217;s tied to your personal vision instead of a pile of technical details. And it can be easier than you think.
Once your goal is clear, the authors show you how to design your investments to create the life youand#8217;ve envisioned. Soon youand#8217;ll feel more in control of your finances and on the road to the things that matter most. Youand#8217;ll be able to create a plan thatand#8217;s broken down into manageable and, dare we say it, enjoyable steps. Youand#8217;ll learn how to handle your money with more joy and less stress, even during turbulent times.and#160;And youand#8217;ll explore ways your financial moves can have a huge positive impact on other people.
As Rogin and Kueng write, and#147;Your money is important, but money is meaningless if it canand#8217;t be connected to the rest of your life. Who cares what the totals on your balance sheet or in your bank account are if you canand#8217;t use them to build the kind of future you want? What good is having a brilliant investment strategy if you worry incessantly about losing it, constantly fight with your partner about money, or come home and kick your dog on days the market drops? What if instead you felt positive, peaceful, and prosperous?
Get ready to feel more excited than ever about your money, and about all the good things it can bring.
A unique book on the investing needs of women
Based on a hugely successful workshop, this book offers an interactive, enjoyable, motivating plan for women who want to take control of their finances and feel secure about the things that matter most to them.
Too often, financial advice jumps right to the minutiae of investments, skipping over the deeper questions of what people really want from their money, both now and in the future. Ellen Rogin and Lisa Kueng teach their clients and workshop audiences to do the opposite. First, people need to think deeply about their short-term and long-term goals, whether theyand#8217;re as practical as paying for college and setting up a retirement plan or as aspirational as buying a sailboat and traveling the world. Only then should people start considering their investment options.
Rogin and Kueng provide a clear, seven-step process for envisioning goals, designing a customized plan, and breaking the plan into manageable steps. Their fun voice, emphasis on positive thinking, and deep grasp of the nuances of investing will help women see the financial planning process as inspirational, full of possibility, and even fun. The end result for readers: having the resources they need to create the life theyand#8217;ve imagined.
A financial crusader for women's financial empowerment shares his motivating strategies for achieving real wealth and financial security--newly updated and revised.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
About the Author
A senior vice president of a major New York brokerage firm, David Bach is a partner of The Bach Group, which manages over a half-billion dollars of individual investors money. The national bestselling author of Smart Couples Finish Rich, Bach is the host of his own PBS television special, “Smart Women Finish Rich.” His investment principles are taught nationally through his Smart Women Finish Rich and Smart Couples Finish Rich seminars, which are hosted by 5,000 financial advisors in 1,500 cities with more than 100,000 attendees annually. He lives in San Francisco, California, with his wife, Michelle. Visit his website at www.finishrich.com.
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