Monday, January 17, 2011

re:Read: Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?

A lady keeps her ass tight, and her assets tighter. Are you in great financial shape?

Just like your favorite teacher in school, Susan Hirshman understands that humor is an excellent educational tool. “Let’s face it, finance can be boring and it can be hard to keep people’s attention,” she says sagely, “People learn when they are relaxed and when they can relate to the subject matter.” We’re taking this as a cue to make 2011 the year when we stop yakking and start investing. Because, as they say, talk is cheap. AMEN!

 Where do you fall into Hirshman’s painfully accurate category breakdown of irresponsible female behavior?

Princess: Believes that someone else will take care of them.

Polly Anna: shops till she drops and still thinks it will all work out in the end.

Pauper: Believes that her financial situation is hopeless anyway, so why bother.

Procrastinator: Feels like she’s already stretched so thin and has no time to focus now.

Perfectionist: Feels that finance is too intimidating to learn, and since she thinks she won’t be good at it she avoids it altogether.

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