The New York Times calls "Smart Mom, Rich Mom" "solid" and "witty." Foreword Reviews says it brings out the "fun" in "funds." Publishers Weekly calls it an "excellent book" and " invaluable resource" that "does much more than fill a niche; it bridges a huge gap." You can get your copy today!
What people are saying about "Smart Mom, Rich Mom:"
"Smart moms will learn how to make the most of each paycheck while cultivating career satisfaction and passing on an appreciation for present circumstances to the next generation. Women of all walks of life will gain confidence as the purpose of the 401(k) and the 529 account suddenly makes perfect sense, and financial security is within reach rather than an abstract concept." -- Foreword Reviews
There's a desperately needed dose of practical feminism in Palmer's (The Economy of You) excellent book, which targets middle-class women in their childbearing years, an often neglected audience for financial advice....This invaluable resource does much more than fill a niche; it bridges a huge gap." -- Publishers Weekly
"Anyone who tells you women don't need financial advice specifically for them is wrong. Whether you're the caretaker, the breadwinner, or both, 'Smart Mom, Rich Mom' will be an indispensable resource for you." -- Jean Chatzky, Today Show, Financial Editor
“Her general points — for example, that the spending and saving habits we develop in our 20s have a significant impact on our financial future — are solid. And she is occasionally very witty.” --The New York Times
About the book...
Smart Mom, Rich Mom
How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family
Of all life’s financial shocks, few compare to bringing home an infant. Just one tiny person costs $250,000 to raise—not including college!
How will you pay for it? That agonizing question fuels mothers’ choices about their careers, budgets, and families. Some lean in, some scale back, or seek new opportunities—there are no easy answers…but lots of rewarding possibilities.
Smart Mom, Rich Mom explores how women today are navigating the financially challenging career/parenting years. Written by a national money columnist and mom of two, the book chronicles people who have stayed in the game—full-time, freelance, self-employed, and more—and emerged more prosperous and empowered.
Smart Mom, Rich Mom mines their experiences to uncover both career advice and spending and savings strategies that everyone can use. Stories, checklists, action steps, planning tools, and more explain how to:
• Prepare financially for parenthood—whether you’re expecting your first child or your third • Balance thrift with generating income and investing wisely • Find flexibility at work while safeguarding your earning potential • Save for both college and retirement despite increased expenses • Plan for unexpected events, like a layoff or illness • And much more
Kids change our lives, adding joy but draining bank accounts. Smart Mom, Rich Mom helps you adopt healthy habits—and make hard decisions—that pay off in abundance.
In the News:
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review of "Smart Mom, Rich Mom"
The New York Times: "The Money Letter That Every Parent Should Write"
CNBC's On the Money, 'Smart Mom, Rich Mom' segment
Washington Post Sunday Business excerpt, "6 Smart Mom Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Money"
The New York Times: "Smart Mom, Rich Mom" is "witty" and "solid": "Behind a Powerful Portfolio, a Successful Career."
Foreword Reviews: Book review of "Smart Mom, Rich Mom"
Cosmopolitan: "What's Keeping You From Making More Money"
The Washington Post: "How to be a better money role model for your child."
The New York Times' Well blog: "Should Moms Manage the Money?"
LinkedInPulse: The Workplace Gender Bias That Won't Go Away
Yahoo Finance: 7 Tricks to Juggling Work and Motherhood
Money Girl Podcast with Laura Adams: "How to Grow Rich While Raising a Family"
Podcast with Farnoosh Torabi: So Money
WiseBread Review: 4 Brilliant Tips from Smart Mom, Rich Mom
Chicago Tribune: "New book aims to reduce financial cost of motherhood"
Huffington Post: What Smart Women Know About Money
Working Mother: "Spring Clean Your Finances"
USA Today: "Having Babies Early Could Help Your Career"
USA Today: "Advice from 'Smart Moms' on Family Finances"
Marketwatch: "How to Build Wealth While Having Kids"
Small Biz Trends Book Review Four Stars
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Mothers' Impact on Household Finances
The Economist: Balancing Wealth, Work and Motherhood
Forbes: "Motherhood affects our financial goals"
Public book events for “Smart Mom, Rich Mom” – please join me!
Politics and Prose Bookstore, Wednesday, June 1 at 7pm
Bethesda Library, Saturday, June 18 at 1pm
Arlington Public Library, Tuesday, July 12 at 7pm
(If you would like to schedule an event, please contact me!)