During my time in the mountains this weekend, I decided to make some quality reading time. I picked up Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich, by Lois Frankel, at the library last week and took it along with me. I don’t generally review finance books because, to be honest, I have read very few that I could make it all the way through. Most of them bore me to tears before I can get to the “meat and potatoes” of the book.
I was pleasantly surprised with Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich. Dr. Frankel held my attention for the entire 9 chapters of her book. The chapters are very concisely written with plain, clear language that anyone can understand.
I found myself nodding along at the mistakes I’ve made and making mental notes of the ones I haven’t made yet (but was planning to). The book’s focus is on the many ways that women are programmed, and often program themselves, to fail financially.
I am guilty of doing many of the things that women to do sabotage themselves. I feel guilty saying no to requests for loans, gifts, and solicitations. I have “left money on the table” during negotiations for fear of being seen as greedy. I have undervalued myself time and again. This book was a real eye opener, and I plan to continue to educate myself on this topic. Who knows, maybe I’ll increase my self-worth along with my net-worth.
In short, this was a great read. Not every part will apply to any one person, but enough of the book applies to all women that I don’t think you can go wrong with spending a few hours on this book.