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Summary

The founder and superstar CEO of DailyWorth.com - the go-to financial site for women with more than one million subscribers - reads this fresh approach that redefines the relationship between women, self-worth, and money. Worth It shows women how to view money as a source of personal power and freedom - and live life on their terms.

Millions of women want to create financial stability and abundance in their lives, but they don't know how. They are stuck in overwhelming confusion and guilt, driven by internalized "money stories" that have nothing to do with what is really possible. As the founder of DailyWorth.com, a financial media and education platform, Amanda Steinberg encounters these smart, ambitious women every day. With this book she helps them face their money stories head on and wake up to the prosperity that awaits them.

Worth It outlines the essential financial information women need - and everything the institutions and advisors don't spell out. Steinberg gets to the bottom of why women are stressed and anxious when it comes to their finances and teaches them to stay away from strict budgeting and other harsh austerity practices. Instead she makes money relatable while sharing strategies she uses herself to build confidence and ease in her own financial life. Through her firsthand experiences and the stories from other women who've woken up, Steinberg's powerful and encouraging advice can help women of any age and income view money as a source of freedom and independence - and create bright financial futures.

©2017 Amanda Steinberg. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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"The author's passion in helping women gain financial freedom is evident in her strong delivery. She is matter of fact and confident in the way she presents her money tips and has a feisty attitude in her delivery that empowers and enlivens a topic that can be tedious." ( AudioFile)

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A good starting book for women at any stage

This book is a enjoy to listen. Engaging, helpful, well narrated, addressed financial problems that would be reference for young girls never thought about taking care of money. will recommend.

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Super inspiring book!

Really inspiring book which motivates us women to take charge of our finances! Loved it!

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  • Natasha Smith
  • 25-10-17

Out of touch with those from poverty background

This book is an upper-class perspective that's accessible to the middle class (for the most part). No one who makes under $75,000 a year - which I believe she refers to as the median American income, although I was under the impression that was about $59,000 a year - is really considered. Mainly, this is high-powered white feminism in action. If you were raised with minimal financial literacy because your parents never expected you to have to earn an income, you will probably find it helpful.

Mostly, it focuses on building your net worth. If you're worried about how you're going to feed your kids next week, you earn minimum wage, or your budget is stretched to its gills to cover the basics, you'll find little that resonates with you in this book. Not because none of the advice is ever helpful, but because the perspective is SO out of touch for those raised in poverty.

I also can't take anyone seriously who categorically defines "good debt" and "bad debt" in the way she does. She never cautions against taking student loans (like when they might be a liability) or discusses how to navigate them at all, although she does go through the potential pitfalls of house-buying and mortgages (again, helpful if your parents never explained this stuff to you). I'm not saying it's a terrible book; I think it's actually quite nice for what it is. I like DailyWorth. I like Amanda. And I can see why this book might appeal to many. I actually enjoyed the part about building a business you can potentially sell instead of just freelancing. Her stories are lovely.

But I grew up going to food banks and never made more than $10,000 in a year until last year, in my late 20s. I have to take so much of the book with so large a grain of salt that it's difficult to actually stay focused. Really, Amanda, you realized in your twenties that you could save SO MUCH MONEY by moving from New York to Philadelphia, because Philly real estate was soooo cheap in comparison? ...Yes, different cities have different costs of living. You'd have to be raised very deep in a Manhattan bubble for this to ever surprise you. Never once does she acknowledge her privilege or talk about the realities of poverty, because she simply isn't familiar. Her examples often have half-million dollar homes, earn $10,000 a month, or otherwise are out of sync with many of us. She focuses on net worth, a valuable conversation for people who are living beyond their means and dealing with credit card debt brought on by unnecessary lifestyle choices. But a luxurious conversation for many. A little awareness would have helped me enjoy this book more - like a clear acknowledgement that it's focused on upper-class issues.

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  • Jen Turrell
  • 11-02-17

A breath of fresh air in a stuffy room!

If you could sum up Worth It in three words, what would they be?

Roots and Wings

Who was your favorite character and why?

Amanda is my favorite character. I love her because she is so real, vulnerable and relatable. I love how she shares so many stories from her own life and experience and those of her mother as well. It feels like talking to a friend about her life, except that she is sharing ideas that can help us all.

What about Amanda Steinberg’s performance did you like?

I love it when authors read their own books. Hearing the author's own voice adds so much to the story!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were a few times when it made me laugh, but the reaction I had most was a whole lot of "me too!" moments and several "wow, I never thought if it that way before!"

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I have read a lot of books about personal finance and this is by far my favorite. I highly recommend it to all women who want to grow deeper financial roots and want to be able to spread their financial wings to fly farther!

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  • Colin P.
  • 18-03-18

Fantastic for women and men

This book gives great realistic advice for financial stability. It takes the realities of life and shows a practical way for one to have it all. Steinberg has a confidence through humility in her writing that makes her completely relatable. Couldn’t recommend it more highly.

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  • DIANA
  • 11-03-18

Worth every Cent!

Worth is a great book to start getting a grasp on your life in a wholistic way. The author breaks down ways and habits that can be adopted easily and quickly. This book takes the jargon and complexity of money and life management into doable and enjoyable authentic principles. I recommend this book to everyone who needs to get their life in order.

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  • J. J. Well
  • 01-03-18

love this

loved this book and information. Entertaining as well as informational and useful...I'm have already started my journey!!

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  • Margaret
  • 28-02-18

Essential for women ready to own their life

Wow. This was such a hit for me. It was awesome to get a knowledgeable and down to earth woman's perspective on personal finance and getting out of what she calls and money coma. I've been in one for a long time, and thankfully I'm still young, but this year was the year I decided I'm taking responsibility and creating a better financial future for myself. This book was to the point which I loved. She goes over both mindset and practical concepts. Actual financial terminology, how to choose investments, account types, financial professionals to work with, how to split your money and manage it, etc, to how to identity your values and priorities in terms of what to spend vs save on, what society says is a good investment vs what actually is, etc. so so good and easy to listen to as well. Thank you Amanda!

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  • GwenDee
  • 01-10-17

Worth It

This was a good review of the history of women and money. It gave some examples of how you should begin to take charge of your financial life. It has a definite upper middle class slant but still could serve as a good introduction. I would say give it a listen and then pick up more financial information.

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  • Kseniya D
  • 16-09-17

Wake up call you need today!

A must read to all the women who were caught in the story of shame over not understanding how to manage their finances!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-07-17

Get With It Ladies

She shared powerful stories and dished out great information beyond the "budget" your money narrative!

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  • Holly Anderson
  • 16-06-17

Every woman needs this information!

This book offers a fresh perspective on managing money by first uncovering your money habits and then empowering you by turning those things around into your own very reachable, very possible plan.