A Review of “On My Own Two Feet” by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar

May 29, 2007

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.

40 responses to A Review of “On My Own Two Feet” by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar

  1. Count me in.

  2. Count me in too! 😀

  3. I got a review book of OMOTF, and enjoyed reading it. The authors is doing a Q&A with some reader questions – check out my blog for their answers.

  4. please randomly select me :)

  5. For my graduating kid !

  6. This is the first time I ever logged on to a financial blog site and I like it. I think I can get something out of it and also may be contribute something from my own experiences.

  7. Hope you don’t strain your back more when putting my book in the mail!

  8. This is my entry.

  9. Sounds like a book I can give to my wife whom just turned 21.

  10. Ah yes, my wife, too, turned 21 – in 1969!

  11. I really could use this. It sounds practical, easy and most of all something a layperson like me can understand. I’m in for this great book giveaway!

  12. Here’s hoping I get randomly selected!

  13. Sounds like a good book for a recent college grad!

  14. Thanks for the book giveaway. I shall rub my lucky… something so that you may choose me.

  15. I would love a copy!

  16. My daughters could use a copy.

  17. I’m in! My fiance will love this.

  18. I’d love a copy for the newly minted cousin!

  19. This would be for my 18 yr old daughter to start her off right!

  20. This would be great for my sister, count me in

  21. My wife needs it!

  22. Always looking for a new resource for my students.

  23. WearyTraveler May 30, 2007 at 11:29 am

    I’d love a copy!

  24. Sounds like a good read. I would love a copy. Thanks!

  25. I am IN !!!

  26. Yeahhh..Free stuff!!:D:D

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  28. This wiould be a great book for my teenage daughter.

  29. Count me in! Thanks.

  30. Sounds great, count me in.

  31. Sounds good, I’m in.

  32. I’d like to get this book. Long time lurker. First time poster!

  33. Book looks interesting.

  34. I’d love to read it!

  35. I would love a copy. :)

  36. Scott Rassbach May 31, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Sounds good. Please put me in the lottery for the book.

  37. I just wish everyone knew personal finance :)

  38. Love your site….would love that book as well. Keep up the good work!!!

  39. Count me in. Thanks!