Mary Hunt’s financial advice guide, The Financially Confident Woman, is a good book for helping to manage finances and control spending. The book is nicely formatted and includes sound financial advice. This book is probably best suited for young women who want to learn more about finances.
Probably the most interesting parts of the book are Hunt’s stories of managing her finances throughout the years. Young readers will learn more about things such as credit cards, debt, and Social Security. For readers looking for financial stability, Hunt has outlined a helpful six-week course of action for gaining confidence financially.
I especially like the section where Hunt provides seventy-seven ways to spend less money. Additionally, the glossary of terms in the back is a really handy guide.
Some of Hunt’s advice is common sense (i.e. “a financially confident woman lives below her mean”), but the book also has thought-provoking commentary. I like that Hunt explores how girls and women are often treated as if they do not need to concern themselves with money – and instead are encouraged to focus more on stereotypical feminine pursuits – even though it is vital that women are well educated in financial matters, regardless of their career goals.
I received this book from Revell Books in exchange for an honest review. You can buy the book here on Amazon.