Guest Author - Sharon Michaels
The author, Jill Keto, believes “the economy is falling apart…but that doesn’t mean you have to.” She also believes that with knowledge, positive action and common sense we women can weather the storm and may be even come out ahead financially. That’s a tall order for one paperback book.
Don’t Get Caught With Your Skirt Down: A Practical Girl’s Recession Guide is a mini-textbook to understanding the recession of the 2000’s. This newly released financial guide was written with her husband as contributor. Jill Keto is an entrepreneur and mechanical engineer – it is her husband who is the Harvard Business School graduate. This book proves to be a combination of Jill’s been there and lived through it writing style and Dan’s financial prospective.
If you’re looking for a financial thesis on surviving the recession, this isn’t it. If you’re interested in understanding something about the current economy and what you can do as a woman to survive and maybe even thrive, then Don’t Get Caught With Your Skirt Down is a book you’ll want to read. The author has aimed her book squarely at today’s women – probably women twenty to sixty.
The premise of the book is learning how to understand the current state of the world economy and its affect on you personally and professionally. Over half the book is an economics lesson. It covers how we all got ourselves into this economic mess, why we are going to be here for a while and how to proactively help ourselves out. The author has both economic and practical real-world tips to share.
The main lessons I came across were:
1. Be proactive with your finances – learn to handle your own money
2. Learn to understand the economics of recession and how it affects your life personally and professionally
3. Don’t get caught up in the negativity
4. Learn how to modify your lifestyle and appreciate the hidden opportunities
5. Put into practice a viable financial plan
Don’t Get Caught With Your Skirt Down asks the question, “Why suffer when you can prosper?” That’s a valid point – you have a choice, you can suffer or you can prosper. You can take control of your financial situation and turn it into a proactive vehicle to change your life for the better or, you can suffer through the rough times. Life is full of choices!
This book won’t give you an MBA, it will though give you some practical ideas for taking control of your financial life. Don’t Get Caught With Your Skirt Down is written for everyday women with everyday lives facing everyday challenges.
I view reading a book this way; If you come away with one new good idea then it was a worthwhile use of your time, money and energy.
Here is a direct link to Amazon.com if you'd like to read more about this book or to purchase it: Don't Get Caught with Your Skirt Down: A Practical Girl's Recession Guide
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