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I'm On My Own and So Are You by Judy Resnick

Publisher: Exlibris
Pub. Date: October 2012
ISBN-13: 9781479739493

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About I'm On My Own and So Are You: Financial Security for Women from the author:

Prince Charming hit the road sometime back in the 1950s.

The world of business isn’t a fair place. 

Total dependence on others can be dangerous to your health and your wealth.

Only you are responsible for your own financial security.

It’s not that the times are changing. The times have already changed. Women no longer spend all their lives at home. Men no longer go out and make all the money.

The bottom line is that there isn’t a single person out there who can truly guarantee any woman her own financial security --- except herself.

This means that if you’re married, you must educate yourself financially, even if your partner is making money for both of you. If you’re living with someone, you must do the same. And if you’re earning your own money, you still have to educate yourself, because your paycheck only supports you today --- it’s what you save and invest that supports you tomorrow. Ignoring the issues doesn’t work, not if you want to end up self-sufficient and secure; not if you want to avoid pushing a shopping cart down the block.

Hear me again. There is one basic economic fact of life with which you must come to terms: You, and only you, are responsible for your own economic survival.

That’s right. Not your husband. Not your business partner. Not your father. Not your family. You. So if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to get your economic act together and take charge of your money.

But alongside these dire warnings comes good news. I can help you learn to take care of your finances. I can teach you how to feel more secure. I can help you put aside your fears about the subject of money. I can help because I had to learn how to take care of myself the hard way --- all by myself.

It was a tough, sad and lonely road. But this is part of what makes my information valuable. As a friend said to me, “Judy, you have an incredible, painful story. So do a lot of women. The difference is that yours has a positive result.”

I went from losing my health, my money, and most of my adult family to becoming a highly successful entrepreneur. But the best part of my story isn’t the money I’ve made, the car I drive, or the presents I can buy. The best part is that I can wake up every morning, look at myself in the mirror, and be totally confident that I know how to take care of those I love the most, including myself.