Sometimes it can seem hard to believe, but there are women that do not know much about the financial world around them. Not the hard stuff, but the simple stuff like balancing a chequebook or saving for the future.
In the world of finances, things can quickly get out of hand. One bad cheque can set off a mountain of overdraft fees to make your account a nightmare. You add onto that the complexities of mortgages, 401k plans, CD’s, and IRA’s and you can give yourself a migraine with MONEY written all over it. Where’s the Aleve when you need it?
Today, February 14th, Oprah and Suze Orman join forces to help women navigate their way through the financial mire that is our world today. Until 8 PM Central you can download the e-book form of Women & Money by Suze Orman. I wish I could recommend this book as one that has “changed my life” but I have yet to read it. I just know that such a good resource for anyone. I plan to read it in hopes of learning to better manage myself and also understand some of these crazy financial dealings of today.
I will be the first to admit that I have no clue what is going on with the financial market. We have life insurance, we have a 401k, and that’s all I know. I am trying to learn about these things so that I can know better how to plan for the future. For me, it seems something always comes up to try to derail my best laid savings plans.
Maybe it’s the new tires you need for your car or the child that suddenly had a growth spurt and needs an entire wardrobe change. Perhaps a medical expense or unforeseen repair on your home. Something pops up out of nowhere and you are left counting your pennies the day before payday. Your fingers are crossed that your cheque to the electric company will clear or you can put gas in your car to get to work tomorrow.
Why is it that the more we make, the more we spend?
Maybe this book will help all of us, for I feel that there are many in the world falling into this cycle of cheque to cheque living.
If nothing else, at least we can learn something good.
You can watch Suze Orman Saturday Nights on CNBC. I have enjoyed her in the past and even learned a couple of things.
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