Money Order: The Money Management Guide for Women

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Gail Shapiro
Simon and Schuster, Aug 22, 2001 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Make Your Money Work for You
Thirty or forty years ago, most women depended on a weekly allowance from their husbands to run the household and care for children. Although today's women share the breadwinning with their husbands or support families on their incomes alone, their money management skills simply haven't kept pace with their earning power. It's time for women to embrace a new paradigm, doing away with the notion that control of finances is a man's job.
Like no other book on personal finance, Money Order offers a new model for managing your money, one that reflects women's constantly changing money needs and helps you develop real financial savvy and resourcefulness. Based on Womankind's grassroots Financial Literacy Project, Money Order covers all the basics, including how to
  • Establish and maintain good credit
  • Save for your children's college education
  • Manage debt
  • Finance car and home purchases
  • Insure yourself and your property
  • Prepare for retirement

But it doesn't stop there. Packed with insider tips from women financial experts, as well as real-life stories, exercises, and useful charts and graphs, Money Order is a comprehensive primer that teaches you to treat your money as your greatest asset -- not as an endless burden.
Once you have your day-to-day financial life on track, this book will provide you with new options to save, spend, and invest your money. Money Order encourages you to share your financial knowledge with other women and to make meaningful investments that will effect real economic change in your life and the lives of others.
 

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Contents

Introduction
13
CHAPTER ONE Changing the Way Women Think About Money
19
CHAPTER TWO Where Do You Want to Be?
29
CHAPTER THREE Where Are You Now?
37
You and Your Credit
61
Major Purchases
77
Protecting Yourself Protecting What You Have
111
CHAPTER SEVEN Making Money Work for You
137
CHAPTER EIGHT Planning for LongLiving Woman
153
CHAPTER NINE Negotiation or Use What Youve Got to Get What You Need
189
The Collective Power of Womens Philanthropy
201
Notes
215
Resources and Readings
217
Contributing Authors
229
Index
233
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About the author (2001)

Money Order was written collaboratively by professional women who teach at Womankind under the direction of Gail R. Shapiro, one of the organization's founders and its executive director.WOMANKIND EDUCATIONAL AND RESOURCE CENTER, INC., is a nonprofit organization that promotes educational and economic empowerment for women and girls. Located in Wayland, Massachusetts, Womankind reaches women all over the United States and Canada through its Leaders Training Program.

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