Women & Money

Women & Money

Owning the Power to Control your Destiny

Book - 2007
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Why is it that women, who are so competent in all other areas of their lives, cannot find the same competence when it comes to matters of money?

Suze Orman investigates the complicated, dysfunctional relationship women have with money in this groundbreaking new book. With her signature mix of insight, compassion, and soul-deep recognition, she equips women with the financial knowledge and emotional awareness to overcome the blocks that have kept them from making more out of the money they make. At the center of the book is The Save Yourself Plan--a streamlined, five-month program that delivers genuine long-term financial security. But what's at stake is far bigger than money itself: It's about every woman's sense of who she is and what she deserves, and why it all begins with the decision to save yourself.


Join the Movement to Save Yourself with this Unprecedented Offer to Readers of Women & Money:

Suze Orman believes that having an account of your own is the cornerstone of long-term financial security, and so she has begun a national movement called Save Yourself to turn this wish--that every woman have an account in her own name--into a reality. She is joined in this crusade by the financial brokerage firm TD Ameritrade, which has come up with an extraordinary offer for readers of WOMEN & MONEY. Follow Suze's Save Yourself Plan and open an account in your name with TD Ameritrade. Commit to an automatic deposit of at least $50 per month for twelve consecutive months, and TD Ameritrade will provide the incentive in the form of a $100 deposit into your account in the thirteenth month. In other words, you save $600 or more over the course of a year, and TD Ameritrade will reward that effort with a $100 bonus. Learn more inside the book or at www.saveyourself.com .


Offer valid for one new TD AMERITRADE account (non-retirement) opened between 2/27/07 and 3/31/08, and funded by 12 monthly consecutive automatic electronic deposits of $50 or more. First $50 must be deposited within 30 days of opening account. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. resident aged 18 or older. See www.saveyourself.com for obligations and limitations and to accept this offer. This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where TD AMERITRADE is not authorized to do business. Random House, Inc., does not endorse, is not associated with, and has no responsibility for the TD AMERITRADE offer. TD AMERITRADE, Random House, Inc., and Suze Orman are separate and not affiliated, and each of them is not responsible for the services and information provided by the other(s). TD AMERITRADE, Inc., member NASD/SIPC.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2007
ISBN: 9780385519311
0385519311
Branch Call Number: 332 .024 ORM
Characteristics: xii, 255 p. ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: Women and money

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kpelish
Jun 22, 2017

Published in 2007 before the massive financial crisis of 2008--so I wonder if Ms. Orman now has an updated book and would be more cautious about market investments (there's a hard sell for TD Ameritrade accounts). There are pros and cons to this book; I ranked it lower because her tone at times is too directive/overbearing and she starts off extremely simply with asking women to open checking/savings accounts (which, to me, seems like a rite of passage at age 18). I think at this point in our society, women are savvy enough to know they need to consider their finances long-term. On positive notes, she does rightfully emphasis that women need to rely on themselves for retirement; pensions are gone. She offers helpful calculators on her website. The latter part of the book goes beyond simple savings and into tactics for long-term financial health and security. I learned a new tactic in revocable trusts as an important partner to one's will--and that you can avoid the costs and length of probate court.

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brusselsprout
May 18, 2016

My book club selected this book. It helped me to become more aware of my finances and did a lot to identify some mental traps that I fall into as a woman. I hate that some of them were true (the fact that women don't watch out for themselves financially, don't discuss finances with their partner, don't save for retirement, loan money to people they shouldn't, etc.). I think some of the recommendations are good (basic things like "pay off your credit card," etc.), but I think working with a certified financial planner is something I will do to tailor a plan to my own personal situation. Suze's bold personal story is inspiring and her advice to develop characteristics of a wealthy woman is straight forward and wise.

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StarGladiator
Aug 08, 2013

Interesting to note that TD Ameritrade, together with Schwab and E-trade, and whatever top brokerages still exist, make up the top banks' and top hedge funds' "internalization business" - - whereby they purchase, on an almost daily basis, 100% of the trades from those brokerages, and match them internally on their own computer systems. What they are doing, is in effect, both controlling the public or retail stock trades, while having the foreknowledge to mount trades upon trades based upon the retail stock trades market. In other words, EVERYTHING is rigged, but you will not be hearing that from Orman.

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Charity86
Aug 08, 2013

This book has a lot of solid financial advice specific to women, but I was a little put off by what I consider to be "sales pitches". The author often refers to additional content that is available on the Suze Orman website, however, when you visit the site, it directs you to multiple "kits" that you can purchase for upwards of $30 instead of offering free material to readers. If you're just starting out or trying to get a handle on an overall financial plan, this may not be the right title for you.

shirleyron Apr 26, 2011

OMG. Love this book, love this book, love this book. Preach Suze!!!

She gives you a complete understanding about everything you need to do as a woman to set up your life financially.

Everyone should read this book and follow it!

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JL
Jul 17, 2008

Empowering. Based on US but Suze's views transcends borders

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