The book is simple enough for a beginner but savvy enough to be of real value to every reader. No other finance book provides this blend of empathy, humor, and most of all, immediacy. As a mentor to her peer group and speaking from her own experience, author Vanessa Summers is well equipped to help young women develop a sense of confidence and competence about their money matters.
Step-by-step, Get in the Game! shows young women why it is important for them to start investing now. It explains how to define their personal financial identities, control unrestrained spending, and pay themselves first by building three 'adventure backpacks' (retirement, emergency funds, and immediate cash).
Summers explains the basics of 401(k)s, IRAs, mutual funds, and other financial instruments and includes a special section on Internet research. There's even a wrap-up that helps the reader get comfortable with the wealth of information the book shares -- without feeling overwhelmed.