I love reading books – romance, finance, cooking, mystery, science fiction, gardening, and just whatever. I enjoy them even more when they are easy to read, offer great facts, or grab my attention. This particular book, Get Financially Naked by Manisha Thakor, MBA, CFA, and Sharon Kedar, MBA, CFA, did all of that.
While the book is designed to teach you “How to talk money with your honey,” it can definitely be helpful for singles too. Many couples fail to discuss money before they move in together or get married, so they don’t know what to expect. While it is best to do this prior to signing on the dotted line, talking about finances is even more important once you are married. Get Financially Naked is designed to empower women with the ability to take control of their financial life and get it together.
Several exercises are contained throughout the book, designed to provide insight into how people think about money. These mini-exercises are designed to be taken individually, making it possible to learn important personal truths about the way that you think about money, spend money, and save money, even if you don’t currently have your own honey.
The primary goal of Get Financially Naked is to teach you how to manage your financial life responsibly while achieving your financial dreams and goals. It offers techniques that can be used on an individual basis, while also providing pointers and lessons on how to talk about your finances with your significant other, married or not.
Even if you believe that you already have a firm grasp on your financial life, reading the book can open up a few new possibilities while also giving you some food for thought. One of the aspects that I especially like about the book is that it provides examples of other couples and how they approached certain types of financial scenarios. This is great for anyone who wants to start up a conversation about finances with a significant other, but simply doesn’t know where to start.
I like to approach a book such as this with the expectation that even if I only take away one new, valuable tool or thought, I have come away a winner. It is an easy read as well as being a book that you can put down for a few days and pick it up again without wondering what you were reading about last. Just the title alone is enough to get your guy to take a look through as well – honestly!
I did receive Get Financially Naked for the purposes of reviewing it, but to tell you the truth, I did request this type of book. Even if you aren’t quite sure that you need to improve your financial house of cards, consider picking this one up for an extra touch of motivation when it comes to realizing your financial dreams and getting in tune with your significant other as far as how to spend and save joint funds.