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  • Published: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775531531
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 182

Girls Just Want To Have Funds

A Woman's Guide to Financial Independence



How women can become financially independent: an expert shows how with practical tips and case studies

How women can become financially independent: an expert shows how with practical tips and case studies.

Do women have different financial goals from men? Generally speaking the answer is no. However, women do have different life patterns and these greatly affect their ability to save or invest and, importantly, our ability to take risks.

Sheryl Sutherland has been a financial advisor for New Zealand women for over twenty years. In Girls just want to have Fund$, she helps the reader move towards creating a financial plan for life. Her style is relaxed and pitched at 'every woman'.

Working through 'money myths', the author helps the reader identify her own goals and values. Sutherland uses case studies, exercises, quizzes and questions to encourage readers to think about their own personal financial situation and in turn moves them towards savings and investments. Financial terms are explained in plain English. And the text is littered throughout with pithy and humorous statements, and bold money facts.

She discusses partnerships and money, tips for compromise, and commandments for every woman. There's a chapter on the Art of Investing which explains growth and income, risk and return, liquidity and more; another on tactics for lifting the debt burden; legal issues are covered as well as financial advisors, retirement, mortgages, monitoring portfolios and estate protection.

  • Published: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775531531
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 182

About the author

Sheryl Sutherland

Sheryl Sutherland is author of Girls Just Want to Have Funds: Every Women’s Guide to Financial Independenceand Money, Money, Money, Ain’t It Funny: How to Wire Your Brain for Wealth. A director of The Financial Strategies Group, she began financial planning in 1981 and is an independent adviser with her own business based in Christchurch, where she lives with her husband and two children. Sheryl’s interest in women and money was aroused when she worked on a thesis which examined women in the economy and how they were represented in literature during the nineteenth century. She is the Christchurch ‘Her Business’ network co-ordinator.

She has a BA and Dip FAC (Otago) and a DipPFinPlan (Waikato), is a member of the PAA (Professional Adviser’s Association), and Canterbury Justices of the Peace Association. Sheryl has appeared on television and is a frequent radio interviewee, most recently appearing on on CTV, Newstalk ZB, Women on Air and TV One’s Breakfast. Since 1981, she has run her own financial seminars throughout New Zealand and presented at many conferences. These include various institutions such as universities, schools, government departments, polytechnics, Women in Business and other groups.

For some years she wrote a regular column for the Christchurch Press, and still writes for magazines such as M2woman and interest.co.nz on financial matters Financial Alert, NZ Women in Business and Baby & Child. With Martz Witty she co-authored Smart Money — how to structure your New Zealand business or investments and pay less tax.

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