Prince Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money

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Now updated-the classic guide that teaches women how to take control of their own finances

When this groundbreaking yet compassionate book was first published ten years ago, it lifted a veil on women's resistance to managing their money, revealing that many were still waiting for a prince to rescue them financially. In this revised edition, which reflects our present-day economic world, Barbara Stanny inspires readers to take charge of their money and their lives. Filled with ...

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Overview

Now updated-the classic guide that teaches women how to take control of their own finances

When this groundbreaking yet compassionate book was first published ten years ago, it lifted a veil on women's resistance to managing their money, revealing that many were still waiting for a prince to rescue them financially. In this revised edition, which reflects our present-day economic world, Barbara Stanny inspires readers to take charge of their money and their lives. Filled with real-life success stories and practical advice-from tips on identifying the factors that keep women fearful and dependent to checklists and steps for overcoming them-this book is the next best thing to having one's own financial coach.

Barbara Stanny teaches financial responsibility.

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Editorial Reviews

The Seattle Times
A heart-to-heart talk about the psychological and financial tools women need to take control of their economic destiny.
BUST Magazine
An easy read and a painless intro to the not-so-mysterious world of financial security, Stanny helps you realize that what it all comes down to is being responsible for yourself, your future, and your finances.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143112051
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/24/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 428,808
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Stanny is a journalist, former syndicated columnist, career counselor, and co-author of two books, including How to Be Happily Employed. She holds a master's degree in counseling psychology and lives in Washington state.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1 The Problem 1
Ch. 1 The Guide Makes the Journey 3
Ch. 2 If I'm So Smart, Why Am I So Dumb About Money? 19
Pt. 2 The Process 39
Ch. 3 Realization #1: No One Will Do This for Me 41
Ch. 4 Realization #2: Learning Follows a Curve 59
Ch. 5 Realization #3: All the Answers Aren't Out There 83
Ch. 6 Realization #4: There Are No Secrets 103
Ch. 7 Realization #5: Risk Is Not a Synonym for Loss 123
Ch. 8 Realization #6: I Don't Have to Do This Alone 145
Pt. 3 The Power 171
Ch. 9 The Financially Savvy Woman 173
Ch. 10 Realization #7: I Can Make a Difference 189
Appendix: Resource Guide 207
Notes 213
Index 215
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2002

    A Tiny, Small Step in the Right Direction

    When social independence relies upon economic independence, the need for such a book is clear. Unfortunately, in a real world of gender and age discrimination where the double standard has all but been made the ideal, economic independence for women is still an illusion. In an equitable world where the work of both men and women are valued equally, women would not be reduced to poverty unless they were an adjunct to a man. To achieve that world, however, much work needs to be done to alter attitudes which continue to create an unfair preference for female submission in relationships. This book offers a 'beginning' to deal with the inequities by making awareness an important feature in practical management of individual lives that may offer some measure of both economic and social independence for both. Now, if corporate America could get the message, successful human resource management might be the outcome which offers hope to escape poverty.

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