From managing her own finances as a single woman to transacting billions for her clients as a bond broker, author Sharon Durling knows money--what to do with it and how to multiply it. Better yet, she shares the 411 so we can easily understand it and get control of our pocket books and bank accounts.
Engagingly written and highly interactive, A Girl and Her Money will change the way women everywhere think and feel about money. Never has money-talk been so enjoyable and empowering!
- Topics include:
- Identifying Your Spending Personality
- Choosing a Money Lifestyle
- Chemo for Chronic Bad Debt
- "If Men Are from Home Depot, Women Are from Macy's"
- Coming Soon:
- A Girl and Her Brilliant Investments
- A Girl and Her Luminous Retirement
- A Girl and Her Fabulous Home Business
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Sold by:||THOMAS NELSON|
|File size:||604 KB|
About the Author
Sharon has an MBA in Finance from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. She has a passion for empowering people with hope and direction toward gaining control of their financial present and future. Her desire is that others experience the freedom that comes with letting go of fear about finances.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I LOVED this book. It was challenging but encouraging. I felt as though the author was sitting at dinner with me laughing, relating, and encouraging me to win at the money game. I CAN actually handle investing and saving and tithing and controlling my spending, now...maybe... no I know I can! Every girl needs this book, especially single gals.
If you like chick lit, you'll love this chick lit-y but non-fiction read. Except *you* will be the happy protagonist at the end of the story! As for some Biblical references noted by another reviewer, I barely noticed, since there were so many references to and quotes by others, including the likes of Dilbert, Ted Turner, Wall Street analysts, etc. Mostly it was refreshingly funny and inspirational, but not at all offensive to me. What the book did for me was help me really recognize and feel better about the smart money moves I¿m already making, and giving me great ideas for things I could do much better in terms of spending, managing debt, and even motivated me to give more. After finished it, I re-read and did all the quizzes at end of chapters. Quite revealing. Have bought copies for two friends, including my financial advisor who is recommending to her clients.
I bought this book because it looked cool and the reviews were pretty good. However, the thing was peppered with biblical passages and examples and I gave up partway through. There wasn't any indication that it was a spriritual financial guide, so beware if you are not a gung-ho Christian.
I admit that I can't even have a conversation about personal finances without feeling nauseous. Thankfully, I found this book to be a brilliant blend of sound financial advice and girl humor. Ms. Durling writes like a personal financial coach, and a friend who understands what I am going through. I read the book in 2 days, and by the end I had short and long term goals written out, monthly expenses charted and my net worth calculated. This book was exactly what I needed to feel confident in taking control of my finances. I highly recommend this book to every girl!
Never before have I read a book on the subject of money and found myself actually enjoying it. And NEVER before have a read a book on this oh so overwhelming topic (for me anyway) from cover to cover. If you, like me, are finally admiting that your relationship with money is suffering, and you are in need of some wise counsel--this book is for you. Ms. Durling has managed to write a clear, concise, and conscience guided book, and has done sone without sounding preachy! With wit and wisdom, the author shows you how to look at your past not-so-healthy realtionships with money to understand how they might be affecting you today. She also guides you through the process of knowing and understanding your "money personality." She sweetly encourages you to muster up the courage to take stock, or "know the score" of where you are currently with your finances, and urges you to begin to make small, very do-able changes that will greatly impact your financial future. Rather than being overwhelmed with all of the money and investing shoulds and should nots that make for great prison walls, this book, I promise, will bring feelings of empowerment. While reading "A girl and her money," I felt as though I had my own personal finance coach in my corner cheering me on and holding my hand every step of the way. There can be no question, Sharon Durling clearly understands money and what we girls should be doing with it. "A girl and her money" is a must read for anyone who wants to gain control of her finances--and future--and have fun at the same time! K. Mapel, Atlanta Georgia