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Women with money : the judgment-free guide to creating the joyful, less stressed, purposeful (and yes, rich) life you deserve / Jean Chatzky.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.

Physical Description:
xviii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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332.0240082 CHA Book Adult General Collection
332.0240082 CHA Book Adult General Collection

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Ask successful women what they want from their money and they'll tell you: independence, security, choices, a better world, and-oh yes-way less stress, not just for themselves but for their kids, spouses, partners, parents, and friends. Through a series of Happy Hour discussions (when money is the topic, wine helps) and one-on-one conversations, Jean Chatzky gets women to open up about the one topic we still never talk about. Then she flips the script and charts a pathway to this joyful, purpose-filled life that today's women not only want but also, finally, have the resources to afford.

Chatzky's candid three-part plan-formed through detailed reporting with the world's top economists, psychiatrists, behaviorists, financial planners, and attorneys, as well as her own two decades of experience in the field-involves helping women understand themselves in relation to money. Readers will wrap their hands around tactical solutions to get paid what they deserve, become inspired to start businesses, invest for tomorrow, make their money last, and then use that money to foster secure relationships, raise independent and confident children, send those kids to college, care for their aging parents, leave a legacy, and-best of all-bring them joy!

Author Notes

Jean Chatzky lives in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Chatzky, an award-winning financial journalist and founder of, examines how women relate to their finances, asserting that it's not simply about accumulation or status but also security. This book begins with an introspective exploration of the factors that shape a woman's relationship to money. The second part dives into managing one's funds through earning and investing. Finally, Chatzky delves into how to spend money for the lives women want, while also caring for children and aging parents. The author further offers insight into entrepreneurship and managing rental properties and includes helpful exercises and steps for consideration. Thoughtfully arranged, this volume is designed to follow women's stories from childhood through retirement. Chatzky's profiles of successful business owners and investors supply solid facts and figures that provide perspective into women's past and future relationships with money. VERDICT Women desiring a book tailored to their unique financial needs will find this work approachable and informative.-Jennifer Clifton, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

HerMoney: An Introductionp. ix
Part I You and Money: An Explorationp. 1
Chapter 1 What Do You Want from Your Money?p. 3
Chapter 2 Your Money Story (and How It Affects You to This Day)p. 21
Chapter 3 Why Is Money So Maddeningly Emotional?p. 41
Chapter 4 Your Money and Your Relationshipsp. 57
Part II You in Control of Money: Making the Most of the Resources You Havep. 73
Chapter 5 Getting Paid What You're Worth ... Plus Taxp. 75
Chapter 6 Yes, You Are an Investorp. 93
Chapter 7 Investing in Your Own Thingp. 119
Chapter 8 Buying Real Estate You Live In ... and Real Estate You Don'tp. 141
Chapter 9 The Joy of Spendingp. 161
Part III You Using Money: To Create the Life You Wantp. 177
Chapter 10 Raising Kids Who Launch and Flourishp. 179
Chapter 11 Caring for Your Older Parentsp. 199
Chapter 12 Leaving a Legacyp. 223
Afterword: The Big Takeaway (or What Have We Learned Overall)p. 243
Acknowledgmentsp. 247
Sources and Resourcesp. 249
Indexp. 259