Book Review: On My Own Two Feet

It has been said of our society that, “We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge.” This is particularly true in the realm of money. One of the fundamental premises of On My Own Two Feet is that the “right” personal finance guidance is already out in the public domain–it’s just tough to identify it in the sea of available information.

On My Own Two Feet by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar is a book of practical, straight-forward advice for how to handle your money. Aimed at women in their twenties and thirties, the information is valuable for men and women of any age.

You know, I’ve read a couple of books on finance, and this is probably the most accessible one. As soon as I finished, I had a clear plan of action and knew exactly what to do. Usually when I read these books, I’m wondering how I’m supposed to invest/save for retirement if my employer doesn’t offer a 401k or 403b plan. Not so with this one. Here they tell you exactly what to do, how much you need, and what the options are. They break down all of the terminology so that it’s easy to understand but without dumbing anything down. The examples make sense, and the situations presented are applicable to my life. There’s also a whole section devoted to what happens when you couple up, so Thakor and Kedar cover all of the bases.

So, yeah, I definitely and wholeheartedly recommend this one.

POC Reading Challenge: 18/15; Women Unbound: 10/8

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4 comments

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  2. Annamaria Mullaney

    This is really interesting! I don’t think you’ve taken into account the human factor, but still a good post.

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