Author(s): Heather McGregor
"Finally, a book that talks about money in a way that's accessible, useful and - crucially - interesting. Mrs Moneypenny walks us through the perils and pitfalls of personal finance and makes a persuasive case for the need for gender-specific advice for independent women everywhere". (Justine Roberts, CEO, Mumsnet). Get a money makeover from the legendary FT columnist, Mrs Moneypenny, author of Mrs Moneypenny's Careers Advice for Ambitious Women. Why do personal finances present such a hurdle for women? And what can we do about it? In her bestselling book Mrs Moneypenny's Careers Advice for Ambitious Women, Mrs Moneypenny stressed the importance of financial literacy and introduced the idea of a 'financial finish line' - or how much money you need in your lifetime. But how do you know what 'enough' looks like? And how do you get there? In the essential and punchy guide Mrs Moneypenny's Financial Advice For Independent Women, the hilarious and wise Mrs Moneypenny shows you how to set your own financial finish line, and then how to go about reaching it.
From increasing your income to cutting your bills cutting your grocery bills, from starting a business to saving a pension, she gives practical, easy ways to think about your money and take control of your life. Whether you're struggling to remember what interest rate you are paying on your mortgage, or are an entrepreneur trying to raise the finance for your business, this book will inspire you, inform you, and above all, empower you. "Clever, wise, funny and necessary. This book should be by every woman's bed". (Jeanette Winterson). "This is just the book I wish someone who cared about me and my indigent future had pressed into my clueless hands when I was in my twenties". (Rachel Johnson). For over 14 years Mrs Moneypenny has been entertaining readers of the Financial Times with her weekly column. She presented the Channel 4 series 'Superscrimpers', and the Mrs Moneypenny show has run at the Edinburgh Fringe, off Broadway and the Hay Festival. She is the author of Mrs Moneypenny's Careers Advice for Ambitious Women. Heather McGregor owns and runs Taylor Bennett, the executive search firm.
She is a committed philanthropist in the area of employability and social mobility, having founded the Taylor Bennett Foundation in 2008, and is currently the chair of Career Academies Foundation.
Clever, wise, funny and necessary. This book should be by every woman's bed -- Jeanette Winterson This is just the book I wish someone who cared about me and my indigent future had pressed into my clueless hands when I was in my twenties -- Rachel Johnson With her characteristic vim, Mrs M encourages women to take control of their finances and gain more freedom - an important message delivered with punch and style -- Martha Lane-Fox, entrepreneur Ignore your personal finances and you ignore the means to fulfill your own potential as a woman. Don't do that - read this book instead -- Sarah Brown, President, Theirworld Utterly essential reading for every woman! Be prepared to take action and control of your finances - life changing stuff -- Chantal Coady, Founder and Creative Director, Rococo Chocolates If financial ineptitude is holding you back in your relationships, or your professional life, then this book should be the cure. Heather McGregor makes it simple to be really smart about money -- Anne Ashworth The Times