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An assistant vice president at Welts Fargo Bank, where she had worked for more than a decade, Glinda Bridgforth capably managed a $90 million unit. Yet her own financial situation was spinning out of control. It was 1988, and time for what she now affectionately calls her "three Bs"—breakdown, ...
An assistant vice president at Welts Fargo Bank, where she had worked for more than a decade, Glinda Bridgforth capably managed a $90 million unit. Yet her own financial situation was spinning out of control. It was 1988, and time for what she now affectionately calls her "three Bs"—breakdown, breakout, and breakthrough. Today, she's not only a financial success, she's the guru for helping African-American women through the same monetary ups and downs she experienced. Drawing on Bridgforth's business savvy, the experiences of her clients, and her own hard-won turnaround, Girl, Get Your Money Straight! is an upbeat, inspiring guide to help black women everywhere get smart about money and start funding their dreams.
Where other finance books for African Americans offer basic advice, this is the first to delve deeply into the emotional and cultural factors that affect how black women manage their money. Written in a fresh, fun sister-to-sister style, Girl, Get Your Money Straight! offers a perfect mix of emotional "coaching" and nuts-and-bolts financial advice. Through affirmations and exercises, Bridgforth shows readers how to take control of the emotional issues and situations that lead to money mismanagement and then outlines a seven-step plan to financial wellness that includes setting goals, paying off debt, developing a spending plan, and investing for the future. Each of her "seven financial prescriptions" includes worksheets, exercises, and heartfelt, inspiring examples of African?American women from all walks of life.
According to The Wall Street Journal, black women are currently the demographic most eager for financial counseling and advice. Perfect for this information-hungry audience, Girl, Get Your Money Straight! is a hip, empowering, and engaging road map to healing your bank account and building a life that you love.
About the Author:
A regular contributor to numerous publications, including Essence, Black Enterprise, and Money Magazine, Glinda Bridgforth runs her own financial management company, which emphasizes holistic counseling. A frequent guest on television and radio shows nationwide, as well as a sought-after seminar speaker, she divides her time between Oakland, California, and Detroit, Michigan.
Posted September 19, 2002
She did it, Ms. Bridgforth. Something finally put in simple terms for anyone to understand. I read the book and it has taught me a very valuable lesson. Some of us may have a tendency to live beyond our means but it doesn't do anything but create an illusion of ones life style. I have taken her knowledge, wisdom and understanding of financial reasoning and incorporated it into my life. She teaches you the difference between a want and a need and once you grasp this way of thinking you are on your way. If you talk to your money and appreciate it, it can and will work for you. I have recommended this book to friends and we are thinking about some serious investing for African American Women. Thank you for an excellent read. Rikki, Cincinnati, OHWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 30, 2002
Glinda pulls no punches in this comprehensive, straightforward, yet caring guide to eliminating debt through proven strategies. I've read several financial planning books, all with great advice. But this books really tackles the WHY of how we get ourselves in debt. I have given 4 copies to friends and family. What could be better than starting the year off committed to healing our wallets and ourselves. Anyone will be able to benefit from this book, but SISTERS, you especially will love something that speaks to the inner you!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 23, 2001
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN TRUELY A BLESSING IN MY LIFE HELPING ME GET MY FINANCES STRAIGHT. ITS A BIG HELP ON SHOWING YOU HOW TO START A SPENDING PLAN (NOT BUDGET). ITS GREAT FOR EVERY WOMAN TO READWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 16, 2001
After I bought the book and began to read, I found myself sharing the information with friends. I ended up sending a copy to a friend in Wisconsin and a friend in Seattle (who isn't African-American, but who will definately benefit from the teachings of managing money). The book contains a lot practical advice. I applaud the author for not being afraid to put Christian beliefs (the importance of tithing) in the book as well. To me, if you don't start the road to getting 'your money straight' by going down on your knees in prayer, you will NEVER get there. 'But seek ye first the kingdom of God and all His righteousness and all His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you' (Matthew 6:33)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.