Merryn Somerset Webb, star of Channel 4's hit series `Superscrimpers', shows you how to face the future with both money and confidence in this financial bible for sassy women.
Money may not buy you love but it certainly helps with life's other little luxuries. From shopping sprees to pension plans, ISAs to investments, money plays a crucial role in our present and future comfort. We may not like to admit it, but diamonds - or cold, hard cash - really can be a girl's best friend.
So why, when women have much to celebrate, are we reluctant to talk about it? Why, when we have more wealth in our own names than ever before, do women take less interest in money than men? And why do we still feel that demonstrating an interest in finance is somehow...unfeminine? Because let's face it - for most of us, Prince Charming and his bank balance just aren't coming. If we want to secure our futures we're going to have to do it ourselves.
The good news is that it's not hard to do. Dealing with our personal finances is much, much easier than the financial industry would have us believe. Women tend to make better investors than men too - our instincts, so to speak, are on the money. All we need is a bit of know-how and the confidence to put it into practice.
Combining years of financial expertise with a healthy dose of scepticism and an easy sense of humour, Merryn Somerset Webb's sharp, witty and appealing guide to personal wealth for sassy women provides the answers. Whether you're drowning in debt, negotiating a higher salary or tackling the thorny issue of a pre-nup, just one read through and you'll be in a position to sort your finances out for good, transforming them from a constant worry into a source of peace of mind.
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Merryn Somerset Webb studied History and Economics at Gonville and Caius College prior to becoming a Daiwa scholar and completing an MA in Japanese language at The School of African and Oriental Studies, London University. In 1992 she moved to Japan to continue her Japanese studies and to produce business programmes for NHK, Japan's public television station. A year later she took a job as an institutional broker at SBC Warburg. Returning to the UK in 1998 she became a financial writer for The Week magazine before taking on the role of launch editor for the respected financial weekly Moneyweek. Today she continues to edit Moneyweek, has columns in the Sunday Times and Saga Magazine and is a frequent radio and television commentator on financial matters.