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Reading...#40

June 25th, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Since the start of 2015, I have tried to keep track of what I'm reading bookwise. I finished #40 this afternoon called, "Nice Girls Don't Get Rich." It was nonfiction and it is spot on about how many times women don't pursue jobs because they want to be in helping careers, and unfortunately these careers are lower paying. It also talked about how women don't want to feel they are entitled to money. I am not sure, but I think this author is probably a baby boomer because a lot of what she wrote certainly hit home for me. She cited 75 mistakes women make when it comes to money...saving instead of investing...not saving...counting on prince charming to help them live happily every after. It had some sound and practical advice as well.

One of the comments she made was when girls are growing up, there used to be a mindset that girls are not good in math. I wanted to shout, "How True!" because that is how I grew up. I was told I was dumb in math. I think if someone had fostered a more positive view, I might have had more confidence.

Lois Frankel is the author and it is a quick and easy read on a general topic.

5 Responses to “Reading...#40”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    My girls if you asked them which subject they are best in would say, Math! My favorite subject too. I'm actually excited that my youngest daughter is taking some engineering classes and the first one she did fabulous with! Smile

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Ccf, I am delighted to learn your girls like math. I bet a lot of that is because you like math and encouraged them.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I grew up in an age when women were encouraged to put all their faith in their husbands for their future and financial support. Wow. Big mistake, for so many us.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Yes, indeed, CB. Exactly what the author was saying about Prince Charming.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I don't think I was ever told I wasn't good at math ... just never really did well in it.

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