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

By JLP | 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.

Topics: Books | 40 Comments »


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

  1. vg Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    Count me in.
    -vg

  2. dreamy1 Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    Count me in too! :D

  3. Wanda Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    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. jason Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    please randomly select me :)

  5. GLM Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    For my graduating kid !

  6. Vinod Jain Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    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.
    Vinod

  7. John G. Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 6:44 pm

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

  8. Dave Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    This is my entry.

  9. Edgar Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 7:18 pm

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

  10. Jim Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

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

  11. aBookworm Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    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. shawna Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    Here’s hoping I get randomly selected!

  13. Rachel Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Sounds like a good book for a recent college grad!

  14. Andy Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 8:59 pm

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

  15. LT Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    I would love a copy!

  16. Sam Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    My daughters could use a copy.

  17. MyOwnMillions Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    I’m in! My fiance will love this.

  18. MsMiniducky Says:
    May 29th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

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

  19. bala Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 12:10 am

    comment

  20. Phil Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 4:11 am

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

  21. Mike Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 6:05 am

    This would be great for my sister, count me in

  22. Brian Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 7:16 am

    My wife needs it!

  23. ciwood Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 9:48 am

    Always looking for a new resource for my students.

  24. WearyTraveler Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 11:29 am

    I’d love a copy!

  25. Missslady Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 11:54 am

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

  26. Sach Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 11:55 am

    I am IN !!!

  27. Victor Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Yeahhh..Free stuff!!:D:D

  28. Bryan Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    The Stars are aligned. One copy is mine…muhaahaahaa

  29. Glenn Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    This wiould be a great book for my teenage daughter.

  30. Agus Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Count me in! Thanks.

  31. Brenna Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Sounds great, count me in.

  32. Edwin Says:
    May 30th, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Sounds good, I’m in.

  33. Musiqlova Says:
    May 31st, 2007 at 5:19 am

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

  34. YeaYuh Says:
    May 31st, 2007 at 7:34 am

    Book looks interesting.

  35. bluntmoney Says:
    May 31st, 2007 at 8:49 am

    I’d love to read it!

  36. Hunter Says:
    May 31st, 2007 at 9:11 am

    I would love a copy. :)

  37. Scott Rassbach Says:
    May 31st, 2007 at 11:30 am

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

  38. Esmo Says:
    May 31st, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    I just wish everyone knew personal finance :)

  39. Eric Says:
    May 31st, 2007 at 9:52 pm

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

  40. Futuralogic Says:
    June 1st, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Count me in. Thanks!