I didn’t really like this book. It wasn’t really meant for me, so that’s why I’m giving three stars instead of 2 because this book is more for someone recently out of college/twenties who haven’t really been taught about money. If you have read other financial books, I think this one is shippable.
Although good, this book didn’t add anything new to the financial management genre, but it did add a female writer to a historically male field. The author speaks to you like a friend and provides questions that will have you tease out your values and really be introspective about your financial being. It would be a book I recommend to others.
I like that this book talked about money not just in terms of actual cash, but also in how it is influenced by our careers, privileges and goals, and other factors. This was a good book that focused on psychological and emotional aspects of money and it’s influence on our lives. I really enjoyed the call outs and the reflection questions. This was a good book for navigating money as a woman that focused more on the sociological, psychological, and emotional aspects of spending money in a capitalist world. 4/5
An interesting book on finance for eomen, albeit younger women. As a 60+ year old woman there is little in the book that is pertinent to me. That said, it has value to the younger female reader.
I love love love that we are finally seeing women in the financial sectors. It's exhausting to look at economics/finances from solely a patriarchal viewpoint. Men's finances and women's finances can be completely different, and trying to shove them all under one umbrella doesn't work for women. I appreciated that this was an empowering book highlighting the ways that we can have it all, be money smart, and have fun doing it.
This book started off well - but then I felt like it lost its way a little bit.
It says it's about financial wellbeing, and money - but it drifted away from this topic quite a bit.
When the book was actually referring to money and finance, I was super interested - but all of the other bits didn't capture me.
It's a lot more than just money - but unfortunately it's not actually what I wanted from a book that is titled 'Money Talks'....
Ellie Austin-Williams' "Money Talks" is a real game-changer, blending financial smarts with a feminist touch. It's like having a chat with a savvy friend who knows all about the pressure of keeping up appearances, especially in our social media-driven world. Ellie dives into how our spending is shaped by everything from influencer culture to those big life moments, urging us to check if our spending actually matches our values.
It's like getting a toolbox for handling money woes. And it's not just about budgets and savings; it's a deeper look at how money, mental health, and being a woman in today's world all intertwine. For anyone feeling the pinch or just wanting to get smarter about money, "Money Talks" is a breath of fresh air.
I’m not actually familiar with the author of Money Talks – she’s a finance influencer – but the book sounded fascinating and I was happy to be approved for a NetGalley copy. 2023 has been my year of getting financially savvy and I’d love to continue this journey.
Money Talks is a really accessible book that talks about money – duh – and finance without any barriers. I loved that it openly discusses the intersection between money and personal wellbeing – so many of us experience financial anxiety at least a few times in our lives, and it just isn’t talked about. Austin-Williams even details how comparison culture, rife in our age, affects finances, bringing societal pressures unlike in other generations. I firmly believe that openly and regularly talking about finance helps to break down taboos around money, and it empowers us too.
Austin-Williams intersperses real-life examples and case studies, plus well-positioned questions throughout, making it a real handbook of sorts. I think it’s an essential read for women of all ages, even those in their first-ever jobs as teenagers. There are endless facts and nuggets of information that I know would’ve made a big impression on me 12 years ago when I stepped into the murky world of full-time work.
I'm absolutely convinced that money is one of the most important topics that we as women need to educate ourselves on throughout out lives, especially when discussing relationships and marriages with men. The premise of thi book sounded excellent on that basis - however, I believe the execution was a bit lacking in content, organization and purpose. The writing felt a bit all over the place, jumping from one idea to the next without much of a link, a good amount of the advice offered was quite redundant. If you're a very young woman who has absolutely no finial education, this pwuld ba a nice starter book, but if you've ever taken a home economics class or read a finances 101 pamphlet from your bank, I wouldn't recommend this.
I really enjoyed this book. I like how it focuses more on the pyschology of money and how our lifestyle choices impact our earnings and savings.
In "Money Talks" by Ellie Austin-Williams, the profound impact of money on our lives and mental well-being takes center stage. The book dissects various sources of financial anxiety, from societal pressures associated with "girl boss culture" to the influence of social media on spending habits. It doesn't shy away from the role of privilege, race, and class in our quest for financial success. Ellie combines her own insights as a financial influencer with expert opinions, offering real-life anecdotes and practical tips at the end of each chapter. "Money Talks" is a comprehensive guide that encourages readers to empower themselves and improve their financial well-being, recognizing money's profound role in shaping our lives.
I always like to read a good book about how I can maximize the money I make and this book had some really helpful tips and insights.
Thank you Netgalley, the publisher and the author for the advanced reader's copy.
Looking for a easy to read financial book. This is it.
Non-fiction reads can be long and complicated. This one does not follow this trend. Give it a try.
Firstly - a money book that takes into account being a woman, mental health, and how to take leaps to ensure your financial wellbeing, is gold!
I love that this book takes a look at influencer culture, and how we are influenced by what we see on social media. It also takes a look at comparison culture when it comes to weddings, and how we should look at our values when purchasing most things.
Interesting book. I have learned a few things and I have an interest in finances. Thanks for the free copy.
Money Talks by Ellie Austin-Williams is a financial guide for women. Discussions of how women were historically marginalized financially are important to understand how women have been kept out of money-making and spending decisions. There are a lot of tips on how to budget, make best choices when events and emergencies come up, and encouragement to learn more because this is an ever evolving system. This is very much a beginner book that I'd recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about saving their money.
Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
I don't think finance for females is talked about enough. It always seems to be heavily emphazied on the male spectrum. I am beyond excited to acquire Money Talks and share not only me review and thoughts but share this with our readers as well with tips, tricks, and information for women to lead their best healthy financial lives. More to come....