**UPDATED June 24, 2017. This post contains affiliate links
When you don’t know where to start
On Wednesday, June 4, 2008 I gave a presentation to moms based on Suze Orman’s “Women & Money“. I loved using my brain again! It was also helpful to solidify the points in my mind from Orman’s book as I prepared my presentation.
Since my family is young, it is important to me to get my finances and other important documents such as wills and powers of attorney in order. I’ve felt the drive to get things in place even more as a result of a tragic incident that propelled me into a medical state of anxiety and depression.
5 money areas to work on
This book offers great advice that goes way beyond budgeting. Suze stresses that women need to make it a priority and get their present and future financial life under control and organized.
Basically, the book contains a 5 month plan that breaks things down into manageable chunks to get finances organize in the following areas:
- bank accounts and savings
- credit score and credit cards
- insurance (life, home)
- retirement investing
- important documents (will, power of attorney for health and for finance)
I’m happy to report that my financial life is in order as a result of following this book and I’ve had positive feedback from my presentation where other women realize the importance of getting their financial houses in order also.
>>I’d love to know, do you have your financial life in order? Why or why not?
If you want to get your money in order, I highly recommend you check out Suze Orman’s “Women & Money” as well as her website at www.suzeorman.com where you can get your own custom, prioritized action list based on how you answer a series of questions.