Does thinking about money cause you anxiety and stress? Many women are the primary money managers in their families today and find themselves trapped by cultural and social conditioning which brings up feelings of negativity and inadequacy. It doesn't have to be this way. Money can be a tool for creating the life you have always wanted. Written for women by a woman, The Woman's Guide to Money helps women take life-changing actions that will free our lives of money-related guilt and worry. By rethinking the way we look at money, we can learn how to help ourselves overcome the barriers that prevent us from pursuing our own prosperity. Many of us tend to have a preprogrammed sense of guilt when it comes to money, when instead we should have confidence and satisfaction. In this step-by-step guide, women will learn how to see the differences between "net worth" and "self-worth," how to overcome the fear of finances, and how to set goals and follow through with a plan. This book is about freedom, independence, and empowerment; it reveals how women can and should look beyond mere dollars to formulate an understanding of true wealth and abundance — one that is not about greed and power, but concerned with life-enriching prosperity.
"Recognizing one's own behavioural biases is a key step in the development of a financial plan, but is too often overlooked when focusing on basis points instead of overall suitability. This book provides easy-to-follow guidance for individual investors to determine what kind of investors they really are and to prepare successfully for their retirement."— Peter Klein, Associate Professor of Finance, RBC Investments Fellow, Academic Director, Global Asset and Wealth Management MBA, Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University"This book is one of the best in highlighting the importance of proper asset allocation and how to achieve it. Written in a practical, easy-to-comprehend style, this book will help investors avoid financial fiascos." — Ken Kivenko, Investor Advocate, President, Kenmar"When it comes to investing, understanding yourself is as important as understanding capital markets. Richard Deaves masterfully blends investment theory with behavioural finance to help you become a better investor." — Howard J. Atkinson, CFA, CIMA, author of The New Investment Frontier III