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David Bach

A Proven Roadmap to Financial Security & Living the Life You Want

3.6 (80 ratings)
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Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach is a personal finance book that empowers women to take control of their money and build wealth. It provides actionable tips for saving, investing, and living a financially secure life.

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    Busting the money myths

    How many times have you heard the saying “Knowledge is power”? Probably more than once or twice. Yet, knowledge is only potential power. It’s what we do with knowledge that counts. 

    Unfortunately, money is a subject riddled with misinformation. This makes taking action overwhelming at best and downright detrimental at worst. 

    So let’s start by busting the most common myth: the myth that wealth depends on income. 

    Now you may be thinking, “What part of that is a myth? A fat income is how you become rich!” But let’s take a look at some numbers. Say you earn $2,000 a month. Over a 40-year career, $960,000 will pass through your hands. Earn $5,000 a month, and that sum leaps to $2,400,000. Yet, a GoBankingRates report revealed that 42 percent of US adults have less than $10,000 tucked away for retirement! 

    For most of us, the problem isn’t a lack of money – it’s how that money is handled. An eight-figure net worth doesn’t mean much if you spend eight figures each year. Consider hip-hop star M. C. Hammer. In the early 1990s, Hammer was one of the world’s highest paid performers – earning a cool $35 million in just one year – and his spending reflected his status. But less than five years later, the superstar was filing for bankruptcy. 

    Smart Women avoid this fate at all costs. Later sections will explore the specifics of where your earnings should go and how effortless proper distribution can be, but for now, understand that “finishing rich” won’t require more money than you already have. By retaining more of your current income, that mythical place called wealth can become your new home. 

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    What is Smart Women Finish Rich about?

    Smart Women Finish Rich (1998) is a guide to financial empowerment. The personal finance classic walks readers through everything from saving to investing to – ultimately – building a values-based life and funding your dreams. 

    Smart Women Finish Rich Review

    Smart Women Finish Rich (1999) is a valuable resource for women looking to take control of their financial future. Here's why this book is worth the read:

    • It provides practical strategies and advice specifically tailored to women, empowering them to make smart financial decisions and achieve their financial goals.
    • Backed by research and real-life examples, the book offers actionable steps and insights to help women build wealth and secure their financial freedom.
    • The author's engaging and relatable tone makes the book an enjoyable read, keeping readers engaged while learning essential financial concepts.

    Who should read Smart Women Finish Rich?

    • Anyone intimidated by personal finance
    • Young women starting out in their careers
    • Individuals approaching retirement

    About the Author

    David Bach is an American financial author with ten New York Times bestsellers (including The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich) to his name. His work has regularly been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, and Fox. Bach is also the founder of FinishRich Media, which has brought his FinishRich Seminars to thousands worldwide. 

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    Smart Women Finish Rich FAQs 

    What is the main message of Smart Women Finish Rich?

    Smart Women Finish Rich teaches women how to take control of their financial future and build wealth.

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    Is Smart Women Finish Rich a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Smart Women Finish Rich is worth reading as it provides valuable insights and strategies for women to achieve financial security.

    Who is the author of Smart Women Finish Rich?

    The author of Smart Women Finish Rich is David Bach.

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