Your Feminine Mystique

I’ve been writing books about women and money for over a decade. But it’s only in the past few years that I’ve witnessed a growing trend. Women are coming together for the sole purpose of financial education. And not just in formal investment clubs. Women are forming money book clubs or simply study groups on the subject. They are gathering in person, or through the internet. ( offers fantastic money groups).

HandsThis phenomenon sends me right back to the early 70”s when, sparked by Betty Friedan’s book “The Feminine Mystique,” consciousness raising groups began sprouting up. For the first time, women were sharing more than tips on how to catch a man or raise a child. We began searching for meaning and purpose outside the proscribed roles of mother and wife. Those tiny gatherings around kitchen tables sparked perhaps the most dramatic social change in history: the feminist revolution.

But you know what the feminists forgot? Money. Today women make up half the workplace, but financially many of us are still in the dark ages.

I am thrilled with this new dimension of consciousness raising. Women finally understand they need to be financially savvy. And we’re figuring out fast that learning in groups is especially powerful. Women by nature are relationship oriented. We learn best from each other. Combining girl-talk with financial-speak greatly decreases intimidation levels and ups the fun factor exponentially. The result: a growing cadre of economically independent women are reclaiming their power, taking charge of their lives, and having a great time in the process.

In case you missed it, a study group guide is included in the paperback edition of Secrets of Six-Figure Women. I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback from women who have followed it.

Have you joined (or started) a money group? I’d love to hear about your experience.

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Comments & Feedback

  • Hi Barbara,

    How are you? To answer your question, yes! I’ve started a Money Club for Women and have been offering it now for several months. I do love the experience and we all learn something from each other. I lead them through a topic that we discuss and then we share successes and challenges. We also have guest speakers join us on occasion.

    Since starting and promoting this group, I’ve learned that there are many women that say that they need to work on this area of their life, but when it comes down to it, the majority never follow through. They just have too much fear around money and they’re not willing to commit to the process. I’m hoping that this will change soon. In the meantime, I’m grateful for the courageous and committed women that I work with now.

    All the best to you, as you continue to spread your wonderful message!

    Big hugs,

  • How wonderful, Robin. How can women find our more about your Money Clubs?

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When a devastating financial crisis rocked her world, Barbara Huson knew she had to get smart about money… and she did. Now, she wants to empower every women to take charge of their money and take charge of their lives! She’s doing just that with her best-selling books, life changing retreats and private financial coaching.

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