The Money Queen's Guide: For Women Who Want to Build Wealth and Banish Fear

The Money Queen's Guide: For Women Who Want to Build Wealth and Banish Fear

by Cary Carbonaro

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ISBN-13: 9781630475574
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Pages: 186
Sales rank: 1,272,606
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cary Carbonaro is an MBA and CFP. She is an Ambassador for the CFP Board. She has over 24 years in financial services and is currently a Managing Director with United Capital. She has been in dozens of Newspapers, magazines and TV programs related to personal finance. She is a lifelong advocate for woman. She is described as a girls, girl, founding President of a sorority in college and believes in education and equality. She is also a yoga instructor, comes from a very large Italian-Irish family and loves to spend time with family and friends.

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Money. The Bible tells us, “It’s the root of all evil.” Benjamin Franklin said, “Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” Margaret Thatcher reminded us, “It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.” Voltaire said, “Don't think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.” Sound pretty disconcerting?

But then we remember when Rita Davenport said, “Money isn't everything. . .but it ranks right up there with oxygen.” Or when Groucho Marx said, “While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.” And then there was Jim Young, played by Ben Affleck, in the movie Boiler Room, who said, “Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn't have any. They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby.” We can all agree there are some pretty conflicting views on money.

Needless to say, money is one hot topic that has built quite the reputation as time goes on. It is something for which we strive and for which we yearn. It is something we acquire and then divest and invest into other things. Sometimes we hold onto it for an extended period while other times it leaves us as quickly as we earned it. We all know someone who cannot save a dollar no matter how much she makes. And then there is that friend in our circle who saves every dollar she earns. Most people feel the wealthiest folks are those that make the most money. And maybe they are. But the reality is that the wealthiest people in this world not only make the most money, but also save and invest the most money. It is pretty darn easy to be rich today and poor tomorrow. No matter how much you make, if you spend it all, there will be little, if any, left.

But that practice is generally the exception, not the rule, especially for women. Many times, young women are raised to be dependent upon men, rarely armed with the extensive knowledge they need to not only earn money, but also be self-sufficient and save it. We are told that we will always be supported and prince charming will always provide for all of our financial needs. I don’t believe in this fairy tale. Women are just as capable as men of taking care of themselves and their finances. The truth is that as women, we are independent and able to support ourselves. In fact, it is our duty to be responsible for ourselves both personally and professionally.

The Money Queen's Guide Fact: According to the 2009 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 4 in 10 working wives out earned their husbands.

But remember when I told you we would learn from my mistakes? Well my first mistake was undertaking the difficult task of supporting myself and my husband as the financial breadwinner. When it all fell apart, every decision I made during our marriage positioned me for economic destruction. The truth is that I was so fearful of becoming dependent on others that I picked an emotionally unavailable man who I only connected with on a surface level. In fact, my father jokingly said we exchanged resumes and he looked good on paper. It was never a fairy tale love story. It was the easy way out. He was good looking, smart and successful. But, ultimately, he was the wrong man for the wrong reasons. But funny enough, my journey was one that paralleled so many other women of the world.

Like many modern day women, I came from a very traditional household. Growing up watching the dynamic of my mom and dad, I decided I wanted to be more like my dad. . .I wanted to be the one who made the money.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Are You a Material Girl?

Chapter 2: The Five Keys to Financial Planning

Chapter 3: Fail to Plan; Plan to Fail

Chapter 4: Your Best Financial Life

Chapter 5: Your Roaring 20’s: The Journey Begins

Chapter 6: Your Thrifty 30’s: Becoming Established

Chapter 7: Your Fantastic 40’s: What’s Next?

Chapter 8: Your Fabulous 50’s: Avoiding the Landmines

Chapter 9: Your Smooth 60’s: A Time to Celebrate

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I loved this book! Great info as it was simple and straight forward... yet extremely valuable. I saw Cary on TV and thought I'd buy. Definitely happy I did.