Love Is Not Enough: A Smart Woman’s Guide to Making (and Keeping) Money Hardcover – 1 May 2007
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‘Essential Reading.’ Harper's Bazaar
‘Putting a deep pink picture of a girl buying shoes on the cover of Merryn Somerset Webb’s “Love is Not Enough” only partially disguises the fact that this is a book about money…But since Kate Middleton was seen with a copy, even a picture of Inland Revenue stooge Adam Hart Davis would be unlikely to halt sales. Subtitled “A Smart Woman’s Guide to Making (& Keeping) Money”, Webb’s book covers all the bases, from our shopping compulsion to pensions, investments and pre-nups. She edits the financial magazine Moneyweek, so she knows her stuff; plus, she’s got a child and has negotiated the whole dilemma of working motherhood. Money is scary, but not thinking about it just makes it worse; so take a deep breath, feel the fear and do it anyway.’ Laura Tennant, The First Post
Let's face it! Prince Charming and his bank balance, just aren't coming to bail us out financially. 'Love Is Not Enough' -- the definitive lifestyle, financial bible for sassy women -- will teach you not to care, and show you how to face the future with security and know-how. Better than the Spice Girls for Girl Power! Money may not buy you love but it certainly helps with life's other little luxuries. From shopping sprees to pension plans, ISAs to investments, money plays a crucial role in our present and future comfort. We may not like to admit it, but diamonds -- or cold, hard cash -- really can be a girl's best friend. So why, when women have much to celebrate, are we reluctant to talk about it? Why, when we have more wealth in our own names than ever before, do women take less interest in money than men? And why do we still feel that demonstrating an interest in finance is somehow!unfeminine? Because let's face it -- for most of us, Prince Charming and his bank balance just aren't coming. If we want to secure our futures we're going to have to do it ourselves. The good news is that it's not hard to do.Dealing with our personal finances is much, much easier than the financial industry would have us believe. Women tend to make better investors than men too -- our instincts, so to speak, are on the money. All we need is a bit of know-how and the confidence to put it into practice. Combining years of financial expertise with a healthy dose of scepticism and an easy sense of humour, Merryn Somerset Webb's sharp, witty and appealing guide to personal wealth for sassy women provides the answers. Whether you're drowning in debt, negotiating a higher salary or tackling the thorny issue of a pre-nup, just one read through and you'll be in a position to sort your finances out for good, transforming them from a constant worry into a source of peace of mind. See all Product description
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Great book but please do an up to date version!
It was almost unpleasant to agree.
Wow, the financial system is by men, for men, and laws haven't helped us females much, yet. Why?? Hm.
Where are the legal eagles in frocks and bras, running to aid their equals? Is higher pay and emotional blindness really worth that much? A bitter taste.
I'm glad she wrote this book and it should be discussed in all schools, in history, maths, a.s.o. because the lessons are very, very difficult to meet and change. Children need to know this, before moving , and drowning in temptations. Sigh. Don't be shortsighted.
The question is whether or not, in my twenties and thirties, I would have read (and understood) it all without having gone through the various processes involved myself.
The section on investing I am sure can still be useful to me and I mean to tackle that again at a later stage.
Only criticism wd be that it's a bit American, a bit stingy and also if you actually work in fashion it is not true to say a fake handbag is the same as the real one but as with all things choose the advice that applies to you.
Maybe getting a bit out of date with the new financial deals for first time buyers but still an excellent and readable start to financial advice.