Mind Over Money: 5 Steps to Build Your Financial Confidence
We asked our favorite finance bloggers how to get started. Several suggested Suze Orman's Women & Money and Jane Bryant Quinn's Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People. Here, more ideas.
Millionaire Women Next Door, by Thomas J. Stanley, PhD. "The approach here is more about psychology -- getting yourself to the point where you want to have a financial plan!"
- Cathy, chieffamilyofficer.com
Why Women Earn Less: How to Make What You're Really Worth, by Mikelann R. Valterra. "Includes realistic action plans regarding retirement savings and investment planning."
- Sharon Harvey Rosenberg, frugalduchess.com
PocketMoney (iPhone) - "I think tracking your spending habits is one of the best things you can do to take control of your financial life."
- Madame X, myopenwallet.net
Garage Sale Rover (Android) - "It links with Craigslist, tells me the quickest route to save gas, and it's free!"
- Dawn Cadwell, frugalforlife.com
Mint.com - "An excellent free budgeting tool that's also packed with personal-finance and money-management content."
- Silicon Valley Blogger, thedigeratilife.com
Thesimpledollar.com - "It's helped me learn a lot of the basics, like how to calculate interest."
- Kelly Rigotti, almostfrugal.com
Originally published in Ladies' Home Journal, November 2010.