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Financial Advice For Independent Women



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Mrs Moneypenny’s Financial Advice for Independent Women
Author: Mrs Moneypenny with Heather J. McGregor
Publisher: London: Portfolio Penguin, 2014
Call Number: English 332.0240082 MON -[BIZ]


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Everyone knows that money is important. Although not an end in itself, it is a means to an end – getting you where you want to be. When it comes to understanding and taking charge of one’s financial life, however, many people, especially women, switch off or simply take a back seat.  


Mrs Moneypenny’s Financial Advice for Independent Women talks about the importance of knowing and managing your personal finances, and how to go about doing so. Humorously written, this comprehensive book will help every woman take better control of their finances and achieve financial independence. It is packed with real-life examples and easily-achievable tips, such as borrowing (wisely) to save money, reconsidering getting that daily cup of cappuccino, and even the benefits of doing charitable works. There is also a “homework” section at the end of every chapter to motivate readers to start acting on the advice shared.


Although targeted at women staying in the U.K., the book provides confidence-building guidance and general financial advice that men, and anyone staying outside the U.K., can use. Readers can also glean knowledge on how to build financial savviness and give some thought to how they are managing their money.


A former investment banker, author Mrs Moneypenny has contributed to a weekly column in the Financial Times for fifteen years, entertaining readers from Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, and Sydney, amongst other places, with her witty and provocative wisdom.


Contributed by Tan Xiu Fang, Associate Librarian