Last week I received three copies of On My Own Two Feet – a modern girl’s guide to personal finance by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar. It’s a great little book for beginners. It covers the basics that everyone (guys and girls) should know about personal finance without going into too much detail.
The book is arranged in three parts with several chapters supporting each part. The parts:
Part A – The Tools for Financial Empowerment
Part B – The Path from Saving to Investing
Part C – The Strategies for Real-Life Situations
The authors address all the personal finance basics like the time value of money, budgeting, credit cards, credit scores, investing, and insurance. I also enjoyed the appendix of the book with its charts and sample budget forms.
What did I not like about the book? Nothing really. Sure, of the information is redundant if you are already familiar with personal finance. However, I tried to keep in mind while reading the book that the authors weren’t really talking to me. If I were reading about personal finance for the first time, I would have found the book very enlightening.
Finally, although the book is written for women, the concepts can be used by both men and women. The book could have just as easily been written for both sexes.
Would you like a copy?
I have THREE copies of this book to giveaway. If you would like a chance to win a copy, just leave a comment. The only requirement to entering the contest is that you be a resident of the United States or Canada and that you leave only ONE comment. I’ll randomly select a winner on Friday. Have fun.
UPDATE: Wanda over at Well-Heeled interviewed the book’s authors.