Money Shy to Money Sure by Olivia Mellan
A Woman's Road Map to Financial Well-Being

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If you feel nervous or confused when dealing with money decisions, you’re not alone. Many smart women recognize the need to make informed decisions about money yet are thwarted in their efforts because of anxiety and insecurity, emotions that often come out of parental, cultural and social influences.

Nationally known money therapist Olivia Mellan has long understood that you can’t make good money decisions unless you realize what role money plays in your life. In Money Shy to Money Sure, she and financial writer Sherry Christie lead you on a journey of self-discovery that will boost your financial confidence and expertise. They begin by analyzing the seven most common myths that hamper women when dealing with money, then counter those misconceptions with positive messages based on facts. Mellan and Christie present equally valuable advice about managing your money–including a primer on how the stock market works, tips on deciding which savings or investment options are best for individual circumstances, strategies for finding and working with a financial planner, and much more.

This money-wise, woman-wise guide to achieving financial confidence and security includes insightful quizzes to help you set goals, and action plans for reaching your objectives without sacrificing your principles or alienating your family. There are also inspiring success stories and cautionary tales from the lives of ordinary women and from such celebrities as Katie Couric, Linda Ellerbee, and Gloria Steinem.

If you feel anxious about your financial future–whether your struggling to make investment decisions or negotiating money conflicts with a partner–you’ll find in Money Shy to Money sure the best kind of therapy: encouragement, valuable advice, and the inspiration that comes from shared experience.

About Olivia Mellan

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Olivia Mellan, author of "Money Harmony" and "Overcoming Overspending," is a groundbreaking psychotherapist in the field of money-conflict resolution. She gives seminars nationwide and has appeared regularly on television, including "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Today Show," and "20/20," She writes a monthly column for "Investment Advisor," and has been interviewed widely in magazines ranging from "Money" to "Working Woman," She lives in Washington, D. C. Sherry Christie is a writer who specializes in financial matters. She lives in Jonesport, Maine.
Published June 1, 2001 by Walker & Company. 256 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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After discussing money ``types'' (hoarders, bingers, spenders, monks) and current cultural realities, psychotherapist Mellan offers a particularly balanced study of the often-hostile male-female relationships in private money matters.

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