My name is Karen, and I was born and raised in London, England. I came to the U.S. on a holiday with my family in 1979 and again in 1981. In 1982 I moved here for good and became an American Citizen in 1990.
I too just finished your book, SMART WOMEN FINISH RICH today and it blew my mind.
Where were you when I was younger; I’m not old yet, but I wish you were around, to tell me WAKE UP KAREN!
Your book helped me to get my financial life in order where there was none. I keep my home and my work in order, but I was still missing that ‘something’ I could not put my finger on. Until the day that my husband and I were searching for a book to read for our trip to Orlando, Florida, with the kids. He picked a novel, I picked you! 🙂
Best decision I ever made — my 401k is maxed (I’m dreading what my paycheck will look like next week). My bank now pulls automatically on pay day my forced savings directly into my account instead of my usual bi-weekly statements to myself “I’ll pay myself next week!!!” My son goes off to college next year, and I’m trying to play catchup financially — wishing I did and knew (my parents told me to do this long ago) all the things I should have done when he was born but didn’t, but he’ll go to college, and my daughter will too, now that I’ve made arrangements for her. Also, I intend to write up my Will thru my company, which offers this service, not to mention everything else that you mentioned in your book.
Five years I’ve worked here and I never bothered to inquire, aaaarh!! I work for one of those major television networks, who always offer everything, but you have to make the effort to ask. I did.. finally.
My father, who is a retired accountant, was the first to tell me “Karen.. you must always pay yourself first, write your Will up, max your retirement account out and then some etc., read your bank statements and always write your own checks.. etc., the list goes on….
I told my father about you, and he said to tell you “thank you”. He said to me, so it took some young hot man to get you back on track instead of your old dad 🙂
Thank you again David.