Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Money money money
"Shoo, Jimmy Choo!" by Catey Hill is basically a modern girls' guide to money. I flipped through it and found it very funny and entertaining, and I felt like she was describing me and my friends. She basically tries to give a basic overview of all personal finance issues to 20-somethings that could use some help managing their money (aka you have a degree in Communications like myself). And while it is fairly repetive and all common sense, it really speaks to a demographic that I fall into, aka working college grad with a penchant for shopping, and it tries to make finance more relateable to a young woman's life. One thing that she talks about that I could really relate to was identifying your spending triggers, aka the whole empty calories issue. But everyone has different issues when it comes to finances and this book helps you identify what your trouble spots are, and helps you put a plan in place to reach your financial goals. So while this book isn't really providing any earth-shaking information (basically it was everything Cam and I had been talking about, the only difference is the message comes wrapped up in a bright pink package with a stiletto on the front), it's definitely a book that I would suggest to any of my girlfriends!