Financial trainer Susan Hayes believes that every woman can and should get to grips with money management. In The Savvy Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom she gets to the heart of why you might be having problems and, lIke straight-talking American expert, Suze Orman, she comes up solutions whatever your situation. Think about it ... How many times have you said to yourself, 'This is the year when I finally get to grips with my finances'? But somehow time slips away and twelve months later you are no better off. How many times have you decided to stick to a budget only to see events get in the way and your good intentions frustrated? Do you have a nagging sense that you're not in charge of your money and that your future financial well-being is beyond your control? Even worse, in these challenging economic times, are you so stressed about money that you cannot even begin to see a way out of your situation? Whether you're figuring out how to squeeze enough money from the family budget to save for a much-needed holiday, finally preparing to tackle years of lifestyle debt, or taking a leap of faith and starting your own business, The Savvy Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom is brimful of down-to-earth and encouraging advice, and practical user-friendly methods, to show you how to get where you want to go. By following Susan Hayes's guidance you could find that it takes as little as an hour a week to check your financial well-being, to make sure you are on track to accomplish your goals and to achieve ongoing peace of mind about money. Corkwoman Susan Hayes has had a life-long love affair with business (as a little girl she held board meetings with her teddy bears) and went on to get a BSC in Financial Maths and Economics from NUI Galway. She is managing director of the international financial training company Hayes Culleton. Because of her can-do approach to resolving even the stickiest economic questions in her many media appearances (RTÉ, TV3, Today FM, 4FM, Sunday Independent) she has become known as the Positive Economist.
Henri de Marne is among America's best-known experts on every aspect of home ownership. For 32 years, people have depended on him for answers to questions such as:. What should I do when moss is growing on the north side of a roof?. How can I stop the toilet tank from sweating?. How can I paint a basement floor and not have the paint peel off?. What is the best way to get rid of carpenter ants?. Where can I get replacement hardware for my old windows?. Why have my windows been steaming up ever since I installed a new furnace?The one disadvantage of a column, of course, is that you don't necessarily save all those columns, to be handy when you need the information.This is a big collection--probably the most complete handbook for homeowners that has ever been published--and in the same conversational, easy-to-understand language that readers have come to expect over the years.
The Savvy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home: How to Care For, Improve and Maintain Your Home is becoming the manual for new homeowners, particularly for women. Research into the books currently available shows that there hasn't been a comprehensive book written as a basic homeowner's manual for the non-tool-savvy owner. Using the mantra, "Nothing is obvious to the uninformed," The Savvy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home explains how a house works, what the homeowner needs to do to keep on top of potential problems and how to save money doing so. It also covers moving, insurance, seasonal check-ups, yearly maintenance, saving for big ticket jobs, responsibilities of the homeowner, joining a community, finding schools, finding the right contractor for any job, dealing with pests and importantly, preparing for emergencies, whether weather-related or local. Her advice: It's okay to feel apprehensive about this ownership thing. You can do it. It doesn't take a genius to own and maintain a house. If you (or your partner) aren't handy with a hammer and nail, or comfortable with a power drill, so what! Either learn to do it yourself, befriend someone who is comfortable with wielding the appropriate tool, or learn to find the right professional to do the work for you.
Learn to master your finances with this practical guide full of tips and techniques that help you live rich while spending less. Money isn’t the most important thing in a woman’s life—but it effects every aspect of how we live. So if you want to enjoy the best of life, it’s important to be money savvy. Living the Savvy Life teaches you how to be mindful about money so that you have it when you need it—and also when you truly want to splurge or treat yourself. Living the Savvy Life isn’t about being a cheapskate, a miser, or a tightwad. It’s about having security and peace of mind by spending less than you make. It’s about knowing where you stand financially on a daily basis so you can make intelligent fiscal decisions. It’s about cooking at home more often so you can afford an occasional dinner at your favorite restaurant. It’s about having a wardrobe made entirely of clothes that fit and look great on you. It’s about enjoying your time off because you planned for it and know you can “afford it.” It’s about attaining and maintaining a balance that can sustain the life you love.
People are waiting longer to get married. They see the distinct advantages of remaining footloose for a while, of having time to set up a solo household, of traveling and having adventures before they settle down, of getting established in a career. That means that when they marry, merging their two lives has greater complexity. Remarriage following divorce or death of a spouse is also more common as people live longer. And sobering as the fact may be, second marriages have a greater failure rate than first marriages. It's not surprising, then, that many couples thirty-five and older are looking for savvy advice about the particular issues they face in marrying at this stage of their lives. Kay Marshall Strom and Dan Kline have the wisdom of their own experience to offer. They found each other after first marriages that ended in death and divorce. Further help comes from their interviews with a wide range of couples who married for the first or second time, varying in age from their mid-thirties to their late-eighties. This book deals with the practical, emotional and spiritual elements of building a life together, taking up issues from what to do with all your stuff to parenting a blended family, from handling two careers to fighting fairly. In this "savvy couple's guide" you'll find wise counsel for living happily even after.
It's time for women to have the upper hand when it comes to career development and success. This guide will teach you step by step how to unlock your true potential and create the life you should have had years ago. The success principles taught in this book go through everything from returning to work after a break to exercises you can use today to build the future of your dreams tomorrow. Lindsey Brookes is decorated in her own professional life and has had the luxury of working with fortune 500 companies. She worked up the corporate ladder and finally quit to pursue her passion for helping other women achieve their dreams.
What Every Woman Needs to Know to Bring About Change in the Voting Booth In a presidential election year with our currently divided political climate, it is more important than ever for women voters to be educated and informed about issues that affect them deeply. Your Voice, Your Vote 2020–21 Edition is a manifesto for every woman voter and for male voters who care about the women in their lives. Martha Burk empowers the reader to cut through the double talk, irrelevancies, and false promises, and focuses directly on what's at stake for women not only from now through the 2020 election, but also in the years beyond. Written from a nonpartisan viewpoint, Dr. Burk lays out the records of both the Democratic and Republican parties as well as their platforms on topics such as: Health carePay equityReproductive rightsMaternity leave, family leave, and child careSocial security, sick leave, and long-term careViolence against womenLGBTQ rightsEducation and Title IX Taxes and the economyWomen in the MilitaryAffirmative actionThe Equal Rights Amendment Informative and insightful, Your Voice, Your Vote should be carried to every political rally, every press conference, every precinct meeting—and into the voting booth.