6 Personal Finance Books Women Must Read

6 Personal Finance Books Women Must Read

Women, who control half of the personal wealth in America, earn higher long-term returns on investments than men. Fewer women invest than men. Some recent investment and finance books geared specifically to women aim to encourage women to become more active as investors.

The Women’s Guide to Successful Investing
Nancy Tengler

What if you could hire a top global wealth advisor with experience managing tens of billions of dollar to manage your investment portfolio? Reading The Women’s Guide to Successful Investing, an Amazon Best Business and Investing Book of the Month, is like hiring Nancy Tengler for personal investment guidance. The experienced wealth advisor and former chief investment officer provide women with the tools they need to make sound investment decisions. A value investor, she focuses on how to find undervalued investment opportunities and long-term investing strategies. The book is an engaging read in which Tengler, now a creative writing teacher, demonstrates investment strategies through case studies. She is also the author of New Era Value Investing and Relative Dividend Yield.

Rich Woman: A Book on Investing for Women – Because I Hate Being Told What to Do
Kim Kiyosaki

The spouse of the best seller Rich Dad Poor Dad has come out with a sequel for women. Targeted the beginning investor, the book debunks the myth that men are better investors. From cutting through the financial jargon and what investment questions to ask to how to retire young, the focus is on financial education. With an endorsement from Donald Trump, the book addresses investment issues important to women through the eyes of a group of female investors.

Every Woman Should Know Her Options: Invest Your Way to Financial Empowerment
Laurie Itkin

Itkins shows how anyone can turn a modest monthly investment contribution into a large retirement nest egg. The author chronicles how she started investing with a $1600 inheritance and with a consistent investment strategy grew her portfolio to a million dollars. Itkin grew her investments by investing instead of spending, investing small amounts and living below her means.

I’m On My Own and So Are You: Financial Security for Women
Judy Reisnick

Reisnick is an inspirational investment advisor in many ways. She did not start her financial career until 40 but had her investment advisory firm specialising in providing investment advice to women within eight years. This 2013 edition is an update on her 1998 book, but much has changed. Since then, she has managed through the dot-com bubble, 2008 financial crisis, a four-year disability leave and an ill daughter and grandchildren left stranded by an absent husband. Reisnick now focuses on women in transition – death, divorce, unemployment. She helps women become investment savvy and financially resourceful so when the unexpected does happen they are prepared.

Property is a Girl’s Best Friend
Various Authors

Ten female real estate investment professionals (plus one male) from Australia and New Zealand show women of any age the ropes of property investing. The book covers different property investment strategies, tax and legal issues, joint ventures; and finding, negotiating and analysing deals. While some of the issues are region-specific, most of the information is relevant to property investment in any market.

Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl and Why You Should, Too
LouAnn Lofton

The editor from the Motley Fool group demonstrates how the world’s most successful investor uses girl traits, such as patience and discipline. She details the eight female traits that make women more successful investors than men and shows how Buffett employs them. One clear benefit is less testosterone, which means women take less risk than men.

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Anna V. Haotanto

Anna V. Haotanto

Anna Haotanto is passionate about finance, education, women empowerment and children’s issues. Anna has been featured in CNBC, Forbes, The Straits Times, Business Insider, INC and The Peak Singapore.

She was nominated and selected for FORTUNE Most Powerful Women conference in 2016 (Asia) and 2015 (San Francisco, Next Gen).

Anna has 10 years of experience in the financial sector and is currently a Director in Tera Capital. Her previous work experience includes positions at Citigroup, United Overseas Bank, a regional role in Business Monitor and a boutique private equity firm based in Shanghai. She graduated from Singapore Management University (Finance and Quantitative Finance).
Anna V. Haotanto

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