ON YOUR OWN TWO FEET BY HE­LEN BAKER

Lift Magazine - - Reviews / Books - Re­viewed by Karen Nor­man­ton

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS BOOK?

This book was sent to me by a friend as I had men­tioned I was in­ter­ested in bud­get­ing and set­ting my­self up for fi­nan­cial in­de­pen­dence as a sin­gle mum.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

This book is a good first port of call for any fe­male want­ing to re­assess their fi­nan­cial po­si­tion and get an un­der­stand­ing of what is im­por­tant, where to start and how to get in a po­si­tion of power and take own­er­ship in re­la­tion to your money.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO READ?

I found this to be a really easy read and fin­ished it in two nights af­ter my 3-year-old was in bed. It is writ­ten in a way so as to make it very easy to understand and really easy to glide through even when in a sleep de­prived, sin­gle mummy state!

WOULD YOU REC­OM­MEND IT? WHY OR WHY NOT?

If you’re a be­gin­ner and just start­ing to look at your fi­nan­cial po­si­tion then this is a great once over giv­ing you a com­pre­hen­sive list of what you need to think about and where you could go to get the as­sis­tance you re­quire. This book gives a good cov­er­age for women of any age whether you are a young sin­gle (or an old sin­gle for that mat­ter!), a mar­ried mother, a sin­gle mother, a re­tiree, or ill. If you are a lit­tle more into your fi­nan­cial jour­ney you may want more de­tail, but I val­ued it as a con­fir­ma­tion that what I’m do­ing and how I’m man­ag­ing my fi­nan­cial po­si­tion is on the right track.

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