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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean Chatzky Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Get Rich, Don’t Bitch

Today, more than ever before, wealth is something every woman has the power to create. Yet Jean Chatzky constantly hears all the excuses why women can’t and don’t master their money. Now, she reveals the secrets and the strategies she created to take control of her own money–strategies through which she gained her “money confidence.” It’s time for you to find yours!

In Make Money, Not Excuses Jean shares these valuable lessons:

• Where to start
• How to get over your “I’m not smart enough to deal with money” feelings
• Why being a “good-enough investor” will make more money for you in
the long-term (while trying to be a “great investor” will drive you crazy)
• How (and where) to save your money
• Why women make better investors––and higher returns––than men
• How to track where you’re overspending
• How to pay off your debt

Jean is unsurpassed in her ability to explain money and investing in simple, straightforward ways. Here she breaks down the scariest parts of dealing with money–from investing in stocks to saving for your retirement—and makes them practical, easy, empowering, and, yes, even enjoyable. This is your road map to real wealth.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Chatzky writes like the smart, candid best friend you wish you had.”

    Newsweek

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/11/2014

    " I bought this book at a library book sale for 25 cents, as I often like to peruse personal finance books. I find that no matter how many of them you look at, there are always little tips and tricks that are good for keeping motivation high. I've seen Jean Chatzky in magazines and on television, and I really thought I liked her. Turns out I am pretty lukewarm to her. She writes with a female reader in mind, but her stereotypes of what this female reader is like are farfetched and annoying. She assumes her readers are 30 to 45, and that they are obsessed with clothing and handbags and shoes and makeup and facials and spa treatments and botox. WHAT? Needless to say, I found it very difficult to relate at all. Furthermore, this book is one of the "wordy-est" lengthy books of its sort, but there is ultimately very little information in here. Most of the chapters are broken down into sections called "Don't bitch" and "Don't make excuses".....as if her readers are some whining fashionistas who are financial airheads. My two stars are in honor of each chapter's "Map to a Million", where she demonstrates ways that small changes can really make a HUGE impact in your long-term peace of mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aileen | 2/5/2014

    " I liked the section on organizing your documents, bills and paperwork. Practical, useful advice. I went out and bought my very first electronic labeler so I can start to get organized. Course, it would have been better if I had remembered to get the batteries for the darn thing as well. Doh! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Trina | 1/24/2014

    " This is an easy beginner book on managing finances and the myriad of reasons that women don't manage their money. If you feel your spending is out control or you are concerned about having something set aside in the future this is the book to read. Chatzky's book isn't groundbreaking but it is practical; in fact many of the things mentioned are lessons learned by average people who are currently riding out The Great Recession. It is choked full of advice: consolidate credit cards, eat at home, and downsize your home just to name a few. Sage advice in this horrible financial times. The Map to a Million is fun to read, sends out tiny tendrils of hope. In order for me to be a 30 year millionairess I just need to "find $675 a month to invest, tax deferred, at 8 percent" then I am set! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 1/20/2014

    " This contained all the tips/recommendations/information that are usually in her books, as well as a list of excuses that women typically have. For someone who really is struggling to take control of their finances, this would be a good read. "

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