The Woman's Guide to Money

Description

245 pages
$21.95
ISBN 1-897178-08-5
DDC 332.024'0082'0971

Publisher

Year

2006

Contributor

Reviewed by Tanya Rogoschewsky

Tanya Rogoschewsky is a librarian at Red Deer College in Red Deer,
Alberta.

Review

The Woman’s Guide to Money is not a straightforward guide to the
basics of money management, such as selecting a financial adviser or
constructing a stock portfolio. Its target audience is women who are
interested in pursuing a broader definition of prosperity, and who want
to take the time to examine their relationship with money and its impact
on all aspects of their lives.

Keehn uses a step-by-step process to help the reader achieve both
personal and financial empowerment. Each chapter tackles many of the
money myths that women have internalized. Self-assessment questionnaires
and action-item checklists help readers consider how they define
success, what gives them joy, what their career goals are (and how
compatible they are with their other life goals), and finally how they
can create an action plan for pursuing their dreams.

Although much of Keehn’s advice has appeared elsewhere, she does a
credible job of synthesizing the information, which includes tips and
quotations from a wide range of writers, financial advisers, and
philosophers. Given the popularity of The Secret and other
self-empowerment books, The Woman’s Guide to Money should find an
enthusiastic audience.

Citation

Keehn, Kelley., “The Woman's Guide to Money,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 15, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/16950.