A very practical, user-friendly guide to investment planning written specifically for women.
How do you see your future? Will you be working hard until you're seventy? Or retiring early - wealthy, independent and financially free? The difference between these scenarios is simple: investing.
In this life-changing book, Joan Baker demystifies the jargon and shows how you can make investment work for you. No matter what your age, if you're in a couple or single, or even if you're a complete investment novice, you can take control of your finances.
Gone are the days of relying on a man for your financial future - after all, it's far too important to leave to anyone else. A Man Is Not a Financial Plan gives every woman the skills and inspiration they need to achieve the future they dream of.
About Joan Baker
Joan Baker is a financial advisor who gives one-on-one advice to individuals as well as speaking at seminars and conferences on personal finance and investing. She has written five books for Allen & Unwin.
Allen & Unwin
Author: Joan Baker
Review: We all know that we need to save more of our money, in fact we needed to start saving yesterday. The hard part is making saving part of your life, and finding a way to make your money work better for you.
A Man is not a Financial Plan by Joan Baker, is a book that demystifies the jargon of how, where and why to invest. The title of the book suggests the idea that some women still think that finding a wealthy man is a way to achieve financial success in their lives. Half their luck if it happens, for the rest of us wealth is created through saving and investment, and this book explains how to go about doing that.
The book outlines the important processes of how wealth is created, budgeting, managing risk, borrowing, how and why to diversify, off shore investment and property investment. There are charts to help to explain concepts, and it touches on how to change current behaviors and spending habits.
The power is of course, in the application of the concepts into your life. The premise of the book is absolutely correct, everyone should have some sort of financial plan. Whether you find a wealthy man or not.