Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom-Marianna Olszewski

  • Title: Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom
  • Author: Marianna Olszewski
  • Released: 2009-12-31
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  • Pages: 272
  • ISBN: 1591842557
  • ISBN13: 978-1591842552
  • ASIN: 1591842557

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From Publishers Weekly Broker and life coach Olszewski tackles money woes in this fluffy success GPS for women who want to take control of their finances. She stresses the importance of financial literacy and champions famous and ordinary women who expertly handle their money. Fine ideals all, but Olszewski's advice ranges from the obvious to the downright infantilizing—it's one thing to instruct women to claim their power, but a book purporting to be a financial guide surely should not include such advice as take a bubble bath or wear a flower in your hair. Though her tone is admirably positive and her emphasis on visualization and similar techniques may appeal to the dilettante, this spacey attempt won't be taken seriously by anyone attempting to take control of her financial life. (Jan.)
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From Former broker-dealer and now money-and-lifestyle coach Olszewski selects nine strategies for readers to pursue for financial freedom, in the process presenting a mix of spiritual, psychological, financial, and practical tenets. The requisite proofs of success are featured, including interviews with famous women (such as fashion icons Diane von Furstenburg, Tory Burch, and Tamara Mellon), tips and tricks (for instance, create a vision board), and nine items to remember, from maintaining a positive self-affirmation to giving back. Moneywise, the rules are somewhat universal: love and respect the dollar (and sock everything you can into your IRA or 401(k)). Best takeaways are found in her success secrets and try this sidebars: No means nothing to me, Red flags are red for a reason (such as, don’t force happiness), and See the good all around you. Somewhat platitude-laden yet worthwhile reinforcement. --Barbara Jacobs pdf