Author Bios: Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar have their MBA’s and CFA’s and are the coauthors of “On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide To Personal Finance.”
Publisher / Physical Description: Adams Media. Paper back. 148-pages of easy reading.
The Summary: With a tag-line of “how to talk money with your honey,” how can you not like a book with this kind of wit? Personal finance books tend to be a little bit mundane and redundant, but not so with Manisha and Sharon’s latest offering.
The first point of interest simply lies on page two. All page two says is “To All Women…” As I am not a woman, I immediately began preparing myself for some male criticism. Does ‘To All Women” really mean “Stay Away All Men”? To my relief, the real meaning of page two is about empowering women to become financially independent on their own.
Getting financially naked really is about having as clear of an understanding of each partner’s finances as possible. The authors don’t want women to one day wake up realizing all their money is gone after their husband invested their finances in some unscrupulous investment. Women need to have a full grasp of each others finances so that there are no surprises. Even before marriage, our authors go through steps to discover whether a couple is financially compatible. Financial matter shouldn’t be taboo among serious couples.