It was a lunch I’ll never forget. Just after I sold my first book to the publisher, I flew to NY and met my editor at a restaurant.
As we got acquainted, I asked if she invested. She got really embarrassed. I felt horrible.
”Oh no!” she stammered. “I have no money.”
I felt terrible and dropped the subject never to address it again. Two years later, after my book hit the shelves, she called me out of the blue.
“Remember that lunch when I told you I had no money. Well, I did, but it was sitting in cash in my retirement account,” she told me. “But after working with you, I realized how foolish that was.”
So she started educating herself, found an advisor and her 401 (k) was now fully invested. She even emptied her spare change into a jar every night and had invested that too.
I was really excited (and somewhat surprised) to hear this. But then she said what I hear all the time from women when they finally take the financial reins.
“I have to tell you, Barbara, I feel so powerful.”
And that’s why I do what I do. Why I’m so passionate about educating women financially.
It’s not about the money. It’s so every woman, like YOU, can say to herself with absolute conviction, “I feel so powerful.” And experience the incredible confidence that accompanies those words.
And here’s the good news. It doesn’t take a lot of time to get smart. It doesn’t take a lot of money to create wealth. And it’s never, ever, ever too late to start.
What are you doing to get smart (or smarter) about money? Leave me a comment below.