Making Change: A Woman's Guide to Designing Her Financial Future

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Simon and Schuster, May 17, 1999 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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"This book is about you and your money...."

The author of the bestselling Money Doesn't Grow on Trees extends her proven financial guidance to the millions of women who want to take control of their financial lives. In Making Change, Neale S. Godfrey -- single mother, successful author, and financial guru -- shows you exactly how to make your finances, your future, and your life work for you. Giving expert advice with a down-to-earth approach, Godfrey guides you toward financial security with her "Design It...Do It" motto, whether you're starting out or just determined to gain the financial confidence and competence you've always wanted.

Full of quizzes, planning tools, and inspiring anecdotes, Making Change shows you how to discover your financial personality and teaches you the life skills you will need to "make change" in the ways that count most:

* Learn how to manage personal banking and budgeting effectively

* Find essential information on saving and investing wisely

* Discover the secrets to creating, maintaining, and repairing credit

* Visualize the steps you need to take for making important financial decisions

* Evaluate your financial options for the future

You'll have everything you need to design and create the financially secure life you want -- and deserve.

 

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In her previous work (e.g., A Penny Saved, LJ 4/1/95), Godfrey discussed ways to make children financially responsible. Here she focuses on women's need to take control of their money and their lives ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Where Do I Come From?
Budgeting
xxxv
Banking
lx
Women and Investing
5
What You Need to Know About Investing
21
Making Large Purchases
35
Coupling
49
When Kids Enter the Picture
77
Uncoupling
97
Financial Options Farther Down Lifes Road
126
More Life Changes
142
Index
165
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Neale S. Godfrey, the former President of the First Women's Bank and Founder of the First Children's Bank, appears on Sally Jesse Raphael, CNBC, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and Oprah. She lives in Chester, New Jersey, with her two children.

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