From your Roaring 20’s, to your Thrifty 30’s, and all the way to your (hopefully) Smooth 60’s,The Money Queen Guidewill work to guide you through each of these financial decades and provide insight and detailed guidance into the steps you can take, and the decision you should make to build a financially responsible future. Financial security is an exciting journey we can take together. So pack your purse and get ready for the ride . . .
|Publisher:||Morgan James Publishing|
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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 ContentsChapter 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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