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Prince Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Now updated: the classic guide that teaches women how to take control of their own finances When this groundbreaking yet compassionate book was first published ten years ago, it lifted a veil on...

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This book is wonderful

I found Barbara Stanny through David Bach's (*The Automatic Millionaire*) recommended reading list, and I'm pretty sure her books are changing my life. Ignore the whiners who complain "There's not enough investment advice in this book!" because that's not what *Prince Charming Isn't Coming* is about--and it's not at all what it *claims* to be about. It's about realizing that YOU, and only YOU, are in charge of your financial life, and that controlling your money and owning your future is actually much easier, more gratifying and less trouble than NOT enriching your life and understanding your money. Barbara Stanny is like an Abraham Lincoln for women--she sets us free. Her communication style is impeccable, and I want to give a copy of her--okay, her books--to everyone I know. HIGHLY recommended.

Worth reading!

I'm not sure how she did it, but by the time I finished reading *Prince Charming Isn't Coming*, I was inspired to pull my head out of the sand and start paying attention to my money. There was no "a-ha!" moment, nor did any lightbulbs go off over my head, but I now feel more confident about investing and have started reading financial magazines. Joan Rivers points out that others may be smarter about money than you, but no one will care more about your money than YOU will. That stuck with me. This is definitely a book for beginners, but Barbara has a list of suggested reading, as well as some organizations worth looking into at the end of the book. I highly recommend this book to any woman who has always let her husband (or some other man) take care of the finances for her. If the women profiled in the book can become successful investors, so can you!

You CAN buy experience. . .

I have had this book for two hours. My husband has been trying to get me to take over the chequebook and I have been sticking my head in the sand-- knowing how much we need and what is going out and coming in has been depressing. I read Barbara's first chapter and asked for all the information on our finances which he gladly gave to me. I will be up all night sorting this mess out and instead of feeling safe in my ignorance, I feel a huge burden lifting as I am becoming informed as I begin to untangle things.Barbara's most valuable degree is the one that she got from her gilded life and then being forced into the University of Hard Knocks. She is forthright and direct in her writing approach and shows how anyone can suffer from ignorance and benefit by finding out about things that directly affect them-- and to never trust lawyer ex husbands! I am so thankful that I bought this wonderful book and for her exposing the emotional side that I wasn't aware that I was dealing with in confronting monetary issues. Thank you, thank you Ms Stanny!

It's great.

"Prince Charming Isn't Coming", is captivating. Stanny's personal experiences are engaging, and her "Seven Realizations of Financial Enlightenment" is a process that all women should go through and learn from. What I really liked about this book is that it gives the reader a resource guide at the end. A list of sources that one could use to continue the journey of taking control of one's finances.

A wealth of financial advice for women.

Balancing my checkbook makes me crabby. Theword "investment" gives me cramps. Fortunately,*Prince Charming Isn't Coming* is the perfectpanacea for women who suffer from financialphobia and monetary pain. Barbara Stanny's book is worth reading! Heradvice is grounded in experience, which makesit valuable. She shares how her own fiscaldisaster led to her financial self-education.Now she is educating others. Financial wisdom is an essential goal for all women, insists Stanny. She identifies "TheSeven Realizations of Financial Enlightenment,"priceless insights that serve as the basis forher motivational money guide. The bookincludes sound investment advice, greatresources and fundamental reasons for whywe should take charge of our financial situation. Before reading *Prince Charming Isn't Coming,*the only stock market I shopped was a localgrocery store. Halfway through the book, Iwas perusing Wall Street Journals, browsingthe web for investment sites, and correctlydistinguishing between Peter and David Lynch. "When a woman...makes financial decisionsbased on who she is, not on what she shoulddo, and when she acts firmly and confidentlyon those decisions, then she becomes a verypowerful woman," Stanny writes. Power,eh? I like that. *Prince Charming Isn't Coming* is more than afinancial fairytale, but it has a happy ending.
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