Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Review: The Financially Confident Woman by:Mary Hunt

The Financially Confident Woman: What You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Money
About the Book:
Too many women feel like they lack the know-how to take control of their financial lives. But it's not the level of their knowledge that's the problem, says personal financial expert Mary Hunt; it's their lack of confidence. Being in debt isn't a money problem--it's an attitude problem. And Hunt is here to help women develop a confident, capable attitude toward money so that they can take control of their finances.
Using the lessons she's learned from her own hard-fought battle with debt, Hunt empowers women to develop nine essential money habits, including giving, saving, investing, rejecting unsecured debt, preparing for emergencies, getting what you pay for, and more. She also includes a six-week action plan to help women get started right away.

About the Author:
Mary Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, a syndicated columnist, and a sought-after motivational speaker who helps men and women battle the epidemic of consumer debt. She is founder and publisher of the interactive website Debt-Proof Living, which features financial tools, resources, and information for her online members. Her books have sold more than a million copies, and her daily newspaper column, Everyday Cheapskate, is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate. Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as NBC's TODAY and Dr. Phil. She and her husband live in Colorado.

My Review:
 It's fun ready Mary Hunt's take on finances, debt, and getting a handle on it. She doesn't just address the issue, she also addresses the symptoms to the bigger issue, that is usually at the root of it all. In a male dominated society the woman feels the pinch of being the weaker sex in all areas of life, but especially in the financial realm. The author manages to take you through the entire process to make us more confident women when staring into the eyes of the debt monster. She incorporates a 6 week action plan to get us up and moving in the right direction.

 The reason behind our stubbornness or fear of debt is something that will take a change of attitude towards it. And using the lessons she has learned over the years and through her own problem with debt, she takes us aside to teach us what she has learned. Saving is my area in need of a major overhaul, but that's okay because the author addresses that as well. She goes on to explain a lot of terms that I either misunderstood completely or didn't understand that well.This book is a help to the novice or veteran saver!

Quote from the book..."Debt prevents us from following our dreams or following our heart's desire to serve others in some profound way."

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.