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A Purse of Your Own

A Purse of Your Own

An Easy Guide to Financial Security

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THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW TO STRAIGHTEN OUT YOUR PURSE

In A Purse of Your Own, wealth coach Deborah Owens draws from more than twenty years of experience in the fi nancial services industry for a revolutionary and simple approach to investment literacy: Women can take control of their lives and purses by leveraging the feminine powers of intuition, creativity, and empathy to build personal wealth.

Filled with quizzes (Pursercises), resource guides (Pursessentials), and examples of real women from housewives to executives who have drastically changed their lives (Purseonality Profi les), A Purse of Your Own will show you how to:

Apply the 7 Wealthy Habits you MUST learn to be fi nancially secure
Buy stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and create a well-balanced portfolio on any budget
Understand the language of investing and how to manage risk
Find a good fi nancial advisor (and recognize the warning signs of a bad one)
Protect what you will build

Creating and maintaining wealth can come only from understanding how money works. Use Deborah's "Power of the Purse" wealth-building strategy and your money will work for you!
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416571087 | 
  • December 2009
List Price $16.99

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USING YOUR PURSE FOR PROTECTION

THE INCIDENT IS SAID TO HAVE OCCURRED ON Arain-soaked road near Dallas. Four older women were riding in an Impala when a vehicle sped through a red light and smashed into them, the impact sending their car spinning. Although clearly at fault, the other driver, a male, climbed out and approached with his hands thrown up, as if to say that he’d had it with women drivers. If this man hoped to intimidate these “little old ladies,” his plan backfired.

The Impala’s driver rolled down her window and when the man said something that made her feel threatened, she blasted... see more

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Author Revealed

Q. how did you come to write A Purse of Your Own?

A. My mother is the reason that I have made financial empowerment for women my mission. She is the most generous person in the world and like most women puts everyone else's needs above her own and the end result is a lack of financial resources at retirement age.

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