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Recommended Reading for Women Investors
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Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation – and Positive Strategies for Change By Linda Babcock
This book explores the personal and societal reasons why women are much less likely to ask for what they want and need. It provides resources to rethink your attitude toward negotiating and provides practical tools to start asking.
This 2013 started a conversation about women in the workplace that is still continuing. She encourages women to sit at the table and take risks, and she provides encouragement and advice on personal and professional achievement.
Amanda, the founder of DailyWorth.com, has written a book to encourage women to redefine their relationship with money. She shares advice for how women can better manage their money to reduce stress and feel empowered to pursue a better financial future.
Women’s financial needs are different from those of men, so Eleanor offers financial advice and information to meet the needs of women. This book covers exercises to understand your beliefs about money and practical lessons on the fundamentals of financial planning.
Reshma is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. This inspiring book looks at how girls are socialized to be nice, polite, and play it safe, which can lead to women holding themselves back. She encourages women to take risks and celebrate failure as a growth opportunity.
What Every Family Should Know About Money and Kids
Talking to your kids about money can help parents raise modest, grounded young adults who are financially wise beyond their years. If parents shy away from the topic, they lose the opportunity to model healthy financial behavior and teach lessons about their family values.
Using research from their work with wealthy families, the authors give practical insight into how families were able to pass on their wealth successfully. They define success as not just the money getting to the right heir, but more importantly, maintaining family harmony and having well-adjusted heirs prepared to receive the assets and be good stewards of the wealth.
This follow up book to Preparing the Heirs provides strategies and stories on how to preserve family unity in addition to family wealth.
Ramit offers a 6-week program aimed at getting control over your finances. It tackles basics like paying off student loans and debt, automating finances, and handling spending issues like buying a house or car with lower stress. This is a great book for young people getting starting on financial independence.
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