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BOOK REVIEW: THE SMART MONEY WOMAN BY ARESE UGWU (AN AFRICAN GIRL’S JOURNEY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM)

DESEWA’S KEY POINTERS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM!

This review has been a long time coming! When I made the decision to start reading more books this year, The Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu was the first book I read. I must say, it is by far one of the best books I’ve ever read by an African author and a woman.
As a young lady who is currently serving and preparing for the working/ earning life, The Smart Money Woman just came to the perfect time. It is a big eye opener and a value driven really! A friend of mine said “I’m wondering why the book is just coming out now, I wish it had come out earlier to save alot of us from certain money disasters that could have been avoided and terrible money habits that we should have never indulged in, but hey… Cheers to ignorance and naivety!” Lol! So true.
The Smart Money Woman teaches both men and women the act of controlling money instead of having it the other way round, it explains the way to control money and use it to create wealth in the long run.
There’s just so much to write about what I learnt from this book guys, Arese explained alot! One of the goals my friends and I made this year is to make better decisions even as regards to money. I have certain tips and pointers from the book that I use as guidelines towards my journey to making Smart Money decisions.
* The first guideline for me is understanding that you are the CEO of your life. Hence, you shouldn’t be investing time to people and relationships that do not add value to your life.
* Developing a wealthy mindset .
*Building wealth.
*Understanding the relationship between earning and spending.
* Conquering money fears.
* Saving.
* The Smart money Budget: knowing how to allocate resources.
* Dividing your income into : Long-term financial goals, Short-term financial goals and Living expenses.
*Creating account for different goals.
* How mentorship is a great way to build network and accelerate personal growth.
*YOUR NETWORK IS YOUR NETWORTH.
*Knowing your friends : Understanding who and who is in your circle.
Honestly fam! I wish I could go on and on and elaborate on that points but I will definitely bore you lol! At the end of the day, I loved the book and I love love love the fact that it was written in form of a novel and the love story between Zuri and Tsola: Tsola contributed a great deal in helping Zuri become a better, independent and Smart woman. I always say this, don’t date a guy who wouldn’t help you grow, there’s really no point!

That’s it fam! A big shout out to my friend Marilyn for helping out with simplifying this post and Thanks for reading!

Love y’all and God bless!

What do you think?

Written by Desewa Martins

Writer. Blogger. Child of God. Foodie. A lover of everything beautiful who is driven by the passion to tell the stories and journey of the human lives through personal experiences.

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