Friday, January 18, 2008

On My Own Two Feet

Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar wrote their personal finance smash hit, On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl's Guide to Personal Finance, for women like us. Women making some money but continuing to struggle with credit card debt, student loans, rent payments. This book is for us who studied humanities, literature, social sciences, linguistics not finance, business, or accounting. Written in compelling non-jargony language, this quick read can teach us all about how to get the most out of what we're making.

I saw an interview with Ms. Thakor on the news the other morning and I realized how ignorant I am about personal finance. My dad helps me with all of my finances and without him I'd be completely lost. I am definitely picking up a copy soon and I hope you all start thinking about it so that we can go on fun vacations together in the future!!

And finally, some words from the authors:
This book is dedicated to all women.

We wrote this book because the unfortunate reality is that the majority of women are not living from a position of financial strength. As a result, all too many women are experiencing financial stress in the present and financial hardship down the road. It doesn’t have to be this way! Learning a few simple yet powerful financial lessons while you still have time on your side will both increase your confidence today and your financial security tomorrow.

Check out this interview done by Feministing back in June for even more info.


Manisha said...

Dear Kristin (and the entire Lip Gloss & Pepper Spray Community!),

Thank you so much for this post & for highlighting our financial literacy advocacy efforts for women. It is our deepest desire that every women be able to live her life from a position of financial strength. We are passionate about spreading the message that good personal finance does not have to be difficult. For those of you just getting your toes in the financial waters, we encourage you to sign up for our (free) periodic e-newsletter on our website, Our goal is to make this subject as fun and inviting as possible. Here's to all women getting Money $mart!!

With Deepest Gratitutde,
Manisha Sharon :-)

mega said...

i would like to second ms. sharon's thanks. being a young, financially independant woman is not as glamorous as it sounds, and just making it is really not as satisfying as i imagine making it would be. i will definitely check out this book.

thanks again.