My name is Angela Campbell, and I am orginally from Brazil. My native language is Portuguese. I am an English as a Second Language Professor. I have lived in the US for 16 years. I live in Orlando Florida. I was raised in a world in which the man of the house takes care of the finances. And that is was I did. I let my husband take care of the household finances.
Even though I have a masters in Education and I considered myself an intelligent woman, I was financially illiterate. Every time I thought about finances and handling money I was discouraged or afraid. I was also afraid of the future and not knowing what to do with my money in case I was left alone. All books about finance were written in an intimidating manner (mostly for me because English is my second language).
About a year ago, I saw an add for your book Smart Women Finish Rich. I read it and it changed my life. I was surprized at the way you explained things. The way women like to have things explained, in a simple an easy to understand manner. Literally, the book took away the fear and it opened doors for me to start reading and learning about finance.
A year later I do not consider myself a financal expert, but I am on my way. I have a retirement account, I have an S&P small account. But most important of all, I have knowlege and finances do not intimidate me anymore. Ignorance is a terrible thing and it is very frighting.
I was so happy when I read your book that I even sent you a short e-mail thanking you for having written the book.
As I mentioned before, I am a teacher and I think one of the reasons you were so succesful with that book is because you explained thinks the way women understand.
I was surprized to know that women in the US leave the finances to the man the way they do in Brazil. I was wondering if you and your company would not like to expand your knowledge to the women in Brazil as well. I truly believe there is a big market there for that kind of knowledge. South American women are much more illiterate when it comes to money and much more depend financially on their husbands than American women. I think there is a huge market over there for that kind of knowlege. It is an idea that I think it could be very profitble. I am teacher, I have read several of your books, speak Portuguese and English, and I know the culture of the country. Maybe I could help somehow. It is a huge emerging nation and women are looking for changes. They go to college ,but when it come to finances, they are not prepared.Like I said there is a huge market for that kind of knowlege.
Again thank you.