Clever Girl Finance: Ditch debt, save money and build real wealth

Clever Girl Finance: Ditch debt, save money and build real wealth

by Bola Sokunbi

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Overview

Take charge of your finances and achieve financial independence – the Clever Girl way

Join the ranks of thousands of smart and savvy women who have turned to money expert and author Bola Sokunbi for guidance on ditching debt, saving money, and building real wealth. Sokunbi, the force behind the hugely popular Clever Girl Finance website, draws on her personal money mistakes and financial redemption to educate and empower a new generation of women on their journey to financial freedom. Lighthearted and accessible, Clever Girl Finance encourages women to talk about money and financial wellness and shows them how to navigate their own murky financial waters and come out afloat on the other side.

  • Monitor your expenses, build a budget, and stick with it
  • Make the most of a modest salary and still have money to spare
  • Keep your credit in check and clean up credit card chaos
  • Start and succeed at your side hustle
  • Build a nest egg and invest in your future
  • Transform your money mindset and be accountable for your financial well-being
  • Feel the power of real-world stories from other “clever girls”
Put yourself on the path to financial success with the valuable lessons learned from Clever Girl Finance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119580836
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 76,459
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

BOLA SOKUNBI is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), finance expert, speaker, podcaster, influencer, and the founder and CEO of Clever Girl Finance, a personal finance platform for women.

Table of Contents

About the Author xi

Acknowledgments xiii

You are in the Right Place xv

How to Use This Book xvii

Introduction xix

My Story xv

Part I The Start 1

Your What and Your Why 3

Chapter 1 Your Mindset 9

Let Go of Your Money Mistakes 11

Dream Big – Affirm Yourself to Being Wealthy 17

Shift Your Circle of Influence 22

Meet Latoya Scott 25

Chapter 2 Get Organized 29

Get Your Records in Order 31

Track Your Spending 37

Identify Your Bad Money Habits 42

Know Your Net Worth 47

Define Your Values 51

Set Your Goals 53

Meet Molly Stillman 55

Part II The Plan 59

Chapter 3 Budgeting 61

Budgeting 101 – The Basics 63

Setting Up Your Budget Using Categories 65

Budgeting Styles 68

Rewarding Yourself 72

Budgeting on an Inconsistent Income 77

Budgeting as a Couple 78

The Save Yourself Fund – Your Emergency Savings 84

My Story: How I Saved over $100,000 in Three Years 87

Chapter 4 Debt and Loans 93

Let’s Talk About Debt . . . Because It Sucks 95

Paying Off Your Debt 98

Student Loans . . . Facts and Basics 104

Meet Melisa Boutin 105

Where to Start with Your Student Loans 107

Ideas to Pay Off Your Debt Fast 112

Meet Naseema McElroy 117

Cashback and Rewards Credit Cards 119

Meet Monica Louie 121

Chapter 5 Investing 127

Investing 101 129

Meet Adeola Omole 136

Investing for Retirement 139

How to Start Investing 146

Meet Brittney Knies 149

Part III The Necessary 151

Chapter 6 Credit 153

Credit 101 155

Credit Scores 157

Busting Credit Myths 162

Chapter 7 Protecting Yourself 165

Creating a Backup Plan with the Right Insurance 167

Recession-Proofing Your Finances 174

Compromised Information 177

Chapter 8 Making More Money 181

Negotiating to Win 183

Side Hustles 189

Chapter 9 Key Financial Actions 193

Steps to Keep Your Financial Plans Intact 193

In Closing 197

Index 199

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