I first was tipped off about your book, Smart Women Finish Rich, by a male dental resident this past July 4th weekend, when my wisdom teeth were giving me problems. His wife had made him read it, and he insisted that I find it and absorb every word. Well, since then I have, and I gained a great deal of knowledge about money! Being a 19-year-old college sophomore, I felt very ignorant, and knew that I had better learn quickly, so the book recommendation could not have come at a better time. Instead of buying that Chanel quilted bag, I’m going for my first payment to a Roth IRA by the end of the summer, and plan on putting the rest of the money I have set aside to invest in a money market account until I figure out which mutual fund I’d like to invest in.
Your book has also inspired me to stick to my goal of starting a Women’s Center on my college’s campus. It is something that is necessary on so many levels, and finance is just one more thing we can help women my age become more aware of!!
Thanks so much for everything you’ve taught me, and maybe, when my idea gets off the ground, I can rope you into making an appearance!