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If you can take only one lesson away from this book, let it be this: The only person you can depend on to take care of you financially is...you!!!
Successful businesswoman Georgette Mosbacher learned this lesson the hard way. Rich and socially prominent now, this smart, ambitious woman grew up in poverty, helping to raise her three younger siblings while her grandmother and mother worked to keep the family afloat after her father's death. As an adult, divorces from two powerful men left her financially and emotionally bereft, while a split from the former Cabinet Secretary Robert Mosbacher rocked her world yet again. Georgette's eventual triumph over these deeply painful experiences taught her, at her very core, that women cannot depend on anyone but themselves for their financial and emotional well-being. She learned the critical role that money plays in every woman's ability to achieve her goals. And she learned many specific yet simple strategies to ensure her won financial security and, beyond that, to accumulate real wealth--the kind of wealth that ultimately enabled her to make her loftiest dreams come true.
Now, Georgette shares the secrets of her financial success and emotional triumphs with you. Whether you're starting your first job or entering your golden years, whether you're married, single, widowed, or divorced, whether you're living on a modest income or earning a bundle, Georgette's simple step-by-step plan for economic independence will give you the tools you need to take control of your money and make your own financial dreams come true.
As down-to-earth and outspoken as Georgette is herself, It Takes Money, Honey is a truly comprehensive money guide, covering all aspects of a woman's financial life. Sharing examples from her own experiences, along with those of a diverse group of women, Georgette offers sound, straightforward strategies to help you live within your means, build your savings, invest for the future and achieve your financial goals. She shows how to create a financial safety net so you will never be caught short in a crisis, from the loss of your job to the loss of your husband. You'll learn about ways you can maximize your earnings and minimize your debts. And you will learn how to overcome the emotional hurdles that prevent us from making the most of our money as well as how to develop the attitude and style that are essential to achieving your goals in life.
Among the specific issues she addresses:
- How to break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle
- How to get out of debt, and stay out of debt for good
- How to easily build a fully diversified easy-to-understand investment portfolio with as little as $100
- How to make sure you're paid what you're worth
- How to make a success of your own business
- How to ensure financial fairness in your relationship with men
- And why it's critical for every woman to build a secret stash of cash that only she knows about
But It Takes Money, Honey is about a lot more than just ensuring financial security. It is, in fact, a guide to realizing all of your goals, a realistic and pragmatic manual that will show you how to live the kind of life you dream about. Not the kind of life your parents wanted for you, not the kind of life that your husband or boyfriend wants, not the kind of life that your friends hope to lead, but your own, very personal vision of what will bring you happiness and fulfillment. Because, as Georgette says, Life shouldn't only be about being safe. Financial security is crucial but it's not enough. You should always, always be reaching for more.
In It Takes Money, Honey, Georgette tells you exactly how to get it. The rest is up to you.
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