The Financially Confident Woman by Mary Hunt ~ Personal Finance Book Review

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Mary Hunt
Nonfiction / Personal Finance


Have you ever felt that you lack the know-how to take control of your financial life? You're not alone. But it's not a lack of savvy that's the problem, says personal financial expert Mary Hunt; it's a lack of confidence. And Hunt is here to help you develop a can-do attitude toward money so that you can take control of your finances.

Using the lessons she's learned from her own hard-fought battle with debt, Hunt empowers you to cultivate nine essential money habits, including
  • giving
  • saving
  • investing
  • rejecting unsecured debt
  • preparing for emergencies
  • getting what you pay for
  • and more
She also includes a six-week action plan to help you get started right away.

You're smart, you're capable, and you're just a few steps away from a positive, confident financial future.

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My Thoughts

Like most people the New Year brings with it the determination to get on top of my finances. For years now I have been reading a book by Mary Hunt to help me get and stay on track. This year I read The Financially Confident Woman

Mary starts the book out with a humorous retelling of her first disastrous bookkeeping class in high school. If you've ever taken a class on bookkeeping or accounting that has left you less than confident about mastering the necessary financial skills needed you're going to love this book. One of my favorite qualities about Mary's books are that they are honest but leave you feeling hopeful. For example here's what she said in the introduction:
"This is not a book about how to get more money. It's about how to become financially confident by learning how to manage what you already have. It's not a book equating poverty with spirituality. It's a book about right living, abundance, joy, and the peace of mind that results from financial confidence."
To me that is the perfect description of this book. Each chapter takes you through the steps of figuring out where you are at financially and then setting a course for financial stability. Mary's use of personal stories and Biblical concepts set this book apart from the myriad of others on the market. Chapter 10 is titled A Financially Confident Woman Lives Below Her Means. As an example of how easily implemented her advice is she gives three ways to simplify that won't hurt in the least.

  1. Stop buying clothes that need dry-cleaned.
  2. Make water your beverage of choice.
  3. Sell stuff.
The very last part of the book is a six-week plan for financial confidence that is VERY doable. Each week she asks you to spend the week implementing a small step that will help you achieve the goals set forth.

I would recommend this book for any woman that is looking to become more savvy about her finances. This resource will definitely boost your confidence in your ability to manage what you have.

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Mary Hunt
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