Just thought I'd update. I checked Women & Money out of the library yesterday and read it today. Obviously it was a very fast read!
I wasn't too impressed with the first half of the book. She spends the first four chapters discussing the numerous reasons women haven't taken control of their finances in the past and outlining exactly why it's important to do so. Which is a worthy discussion, but I think it could have been condensed into one chapter. Then the first two chapters for her 5-step Save Yourself plan cover topics you have already covered extensively if you've read any personal finance books - savings and credit cards.
I appreciated the second half of the book a lot more than the first. She spends the last 3 chapters of the 5-step plan discussing wills and trusts, life and home insurance policies, and retirement investment. Even if some of the information was redundant from her other books (and others' personal finance books), there was at least one new point that I took away from each chapter, so I feel like it was a worthwhile read. The best chapter, I felt by far, was the second to last chapter in which she discusses the impact our personal relationships have on our relationship with money, and vice versa. It was really interesting and inspiring, especially if you're someone who is struggling to take some power back over your finances and your relationships simultaneously.
The book is written as a general overview - it appears more in-depth exploration of the topics is available on Suze's website. (There's a code in the book that gives you access to the W&M section of her site.) Like I said, some of the information was redundant from her other books, but I think it was worth the few hours it took to read.
Hope that helps!
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