||Girl, Get Your Money Straight!
A Sister's Guide
to Healing Your Bank Account and Funding Your Dreams in 7 Simple Steps
Format: Paperback, 272pp
Publisher: Broadway Books
BBP Sales Rank: 7,289
List Price: $12.95
FROM THE PUBLISHER
In the spirit of lyanla Vanzant meets Suze Orman comes an empowering, practical
handbook for financial health from a leading source of financial advice for
African American women.
An assistant vice president at Welts Fargo Bank, where she had worked for more
than a decade, Glinda Bridgforth capably managed a $90 million unit. Yet her
own financial situation was spinning out of control. It was 1988, and time for
what she now affectionately calls her "three Bs"-breakdown, breakout, and
breakthrough. Today, she's not only a financial success, she's the guru for
helping African-American women through the same monetary ups and downs she
experienced. Drawing on Bridgforth's business savvy, the experiences of her
clients, and her own hard-won turnaround, Girl, Get Your Money Straight! is an
upbeat, inspiring guide to help black women everywhere get smart about money
and start funding their dreams.
Where other finance books for African Americans offer basic advice, this is the
first to delve deeply into the emotional and cultural factors that affect how
black women manage their money. Written in a fresh, fun sister-to-sister style,
Girl, Get Your Money Straight! offers a perfect mix of emotional "coaching" and
nuts-and-bolts financial advice. Through affirmations and exercises, Bridgforth
shows readers how to take control of the emotional issues and situations that
lead to money mismanagement and then outlines a seven-step plan to financial
wellness that includes setting goals, paying off debt, developing a spending
plan, and investing for the future. Each of her "seven financial prescriptions"
includes worksheets, exercises, and heartfelt, inspiring examples of
African American women from all walks of life.
According to The Wall Street Journal, black women are currently the demographic
most eager for financial counseling and advice. Perfect for this
information-hungry audience, Girl, Get Your Money Straight! is a hip,
empowering, and engaging road map to healing your bank account and building a
life that you love.
About the Author:
A regular contributor to numerous publications, including Essence, Black
Enterprise, and Money Magazine, Glinda Bridgforth runs her own financial
management company, which emphasizes holistic counseling. A frequent guest on
television and radio shows nationwide, as well as a sought-after seminar
speaker, she divides her time between Oakland, California, and Detroit,
If you're tired of feeling powerless over your finances and are ready to start
funding your dreams, then come on girl-it's time to get your money straight!
Author and financial expert Glinda Bridgforth knows that healthy money
management is rarely just about dollars-it's about getting to the root of why