Item description for The Financially Confident Woman: The Least Every Woman Needs to Know to Manage Her Finances and Prepare for the Future by Mary Hunt...
Now revised and updated, this guide helps readers with their finances as Hunt encourages them to learn from her mistakes. She shares the story of her long journey back from the brink of financial disaster and explains how to avoid the hidden dangers of credit cards.
Outline Review This isn't your typical book about finances and budgeting. Mary Hunt and her family recovered from devastating debt in the '80s--a debt incurred secretly over years of using credit card after credit card, compounded by the spectacular failure of the business she started with her husband. There's a strong religious component to her beliefs about money and responsibility, but she comes across as upbeat and modest, rarely dogmatic (except about the evils of easy credit). She encourages openness about money problems, and there's a sense of genuine caring in her writing that eliminates the distance between her and the reader--a quality she's put to good use with her Cheapskate Monthly newsletter. This is one of the best books you can buy--regardless of your gender--about the financial pitfalls of modern life and how to climb out of them.
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Studio: DPL Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2008
Publisher DPL Press
Edition Revised, Expand
ISBN 1934508012 ISBN13 9781934508015
Availability 0 units.
More About Mary Hunt
Mary Hunt is founder and publisher of "Debt-Proof Living(R)" (formerly "Cheapskate Monthly(TM)"), which has 35,000 print subscribers and an average of 800,000 website hits per month. Her books have sold more than a million copies, she was the financial columnist for "Woman's Day" magazine, and her daily newspaper column is syndicated through United Features. The author of "7 Money Rules for Life," Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as "Good Morning America," "Oprah," and "Dr. Phil." She and her husband live in California.
Mary Hunt currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Financially Confident Woman?
A good 'tips' book for creating new money behaviors - easy reading, nice gift idea Jun 30, 2008
Written by Mary Hunt - the editor and founder of the Cheapskate Monthly - the Financially Confident Woman is a quick read with lots of sound ideas for stretching a dollar and establishing financial independence. Pertinent scriptures are quoted for inspiration and motivation.
This short book is a great gift idea for women trying to take charge of their finances and clear their financial clutter. It also works out as a nice "bathroom" book - there is one tip per page, so it makes for easy browsing.
The advice is perfect for helping anyone create new money-related behaviors. Again, nothing too outrageous, but nice reminders just the same.
Mary Hunt's INCREDIBLE, but this is her weakest book. Aug 19, 2004
I'm a HUGE Mary Hunt fan... her cheapskate lifestyle and debt-proof way of life has completely turned my finances around for the best! I've read nearly all of her books and love them so much I am quick to buy many copies and give them to others... EXCEPT THIS ONE. As a feminist, I found this book enormously patronizing. I felt that when she generalized women's spending habits, she made grossly inaccurate assumptions like I don't understand how a credit card works. If you don't know how a credit card works, read this book! I do not recommend this book unless you are a woman completely clueless about money. If you consider yourself financially savvy and trying to gain more tools, go with "The Complete Cheapskate." If you're married and trying to get a debt-proofed life, go with "Debt-Proof Marriage..." "The Gourmet Cheapskate" is also incredible! I also highly recommend her cheapskatemonthly.com newsletter, but the books are better if you're trying to make a personal change in your life with your finances. Good luck!
Help is here for the financially challenged! Jan 26, 2000
I found this book to be extremely helpful and informative. Mary Hunt offers practical advice in a manner that makes you feel like you're listening to advice from a good friend or relative who has been through it all. She also made me feel like I wasn't a freak for having bad financial habits but that I needed to learn how to break them. For those of you out there who are compulsive spenders (like myself), this book is a great way to start getting on the right financial track.
Practical, funny, encouraging help from one who's been there Aug 29, 1996
Mary really gave me hope! I thought this was just for women but discovered what she had to say applied to both me AND my wife.
This book is a real answer to prayer and has given us a great leap forward down the road to getting out of debt...once and for all!
Waytago, Mary! Hope you sell a million copies!
-RPR, Franklin, TN