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What We're Reading Now

It's a new year! Though it still looks a lot like the old one, it has lots of potential. How can we harness that potential when all we want to do is curl up in a warm blanket with a good book? By doing exactly that! Begin the new year by reading some of our favorite personal empowerment books. It's an easy way to begin prioritizing your health and security.

While you're at it, check out the next Woman’s Compass Forum course starting 2/2/21. Compass curious and want to learn more? We will be offering some fun online events this month to help you get to know us better. Email us HERE to RSVP for one of the following dates:

Jan 12 - Compass cocoa or cocktails - 8 pm EST

Jan 19 - Compass lunch at 12 noon EST

Personal Finance Books

  • Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties by Beth Kobliner. She recently updated this book. You gotta love a personal finance expert who taught Elmo about money!

  • The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom by Suze Orman

  • Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security by Jean Chatzky

  • Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez

  • Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach (We wish this was written by a woman but it’s a great book)

  • The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich by David Bach (AMAZING fundamental principles of saving automatically)

  • Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together by Erin Lowry

  • Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life by Barbara Stanny (Galia LOVES HER and all her books. She has a great story. She's seen her present many times)

  • The Art of Money Paperback by Bari Tessler (Galia can’t recommend this book enough if you feel STUCK with money)

  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko

  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns by John C. Bogle (Founder of Vanguard - Galia truly believes in his principles of investing. Lowest cost bar none!)

  • Women’s Worth: Finding Your Financial Confidence by Eleanor Blayney

  • Clever Girl Finance: Ditch Debt, Save Money and Build Real Wealth by Bola Sokunbi

Mind/Body Wellness

  • Brain Body Diet by Sara Gottfried, MD - A leading authority on women's health, Dr Gottfried offers personal experience and cutting edge science this book addressing current health issues that affect women and their quality of life.

  • Deep Listening by Jillian Pransky - A recovering self described "over-striver," Jillian Pransky is a leading expert on mindfulness and restorative yoga, offering easy to follow and practical techniques for learning how to relax and find healing and peace within.

  • The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal PhD - Drawing from neuroscience, psychology and evolutionary biology, Kelly McGonigal shares why movement is so fundamentally vital and joyful for us - and how it serves as one of the best antidotes to chronic stress, loneliness and depression.

  • Meditation for the Love of it by Sally Kempton - Michelle's all time favorite guide to meditation, exploring and offering a variety of ways to access joy in mindfulness and find a personal connection to a meditation practice.


  • On Your Case: A Comprehensive, Compassionate (and Only Slightly Bossy) Legal Guide for Every Stage of a Woman's Life by Lisa Green - One of the only books I could find offering general legal guidance for women. (The scarcity of books for women on this topic is yet another reason why a course like Woman's Compass Forum is so important!) Written by TV legal analyst and attorney Lisa Green, this book is full of practical advice on a range of topics.

  • The Invisible Conversations™ with Your Aging Parents by Shannon A. White - Recommended by one of our students, this book will help you start or continue the conversations you need have with your aging parents about health issues, money and much more, with emphasis on maintaining dignity and respect.

  • Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury. The leading book on negotiation strategy for nearly 30 years, based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project. Updated step-by-step guide to conflict resolution and reaching agreement. I first read this in law school and still find it useful in resolving all types of disputes - legal, business and personal!

  • If you want to shake things up with a little fiction there are plenty of great legal thrillers to consider - standards like John Grisham and Scott Turow - and my personal favorite To Kill A Mockingbird. (Always trying to keep law interesting!!)

This is a long list, we know! Find just one that sparks your interest, grab your coziest blanket and dig in!

Remember, our next course starts Feb. 2, 2021! Let us help you design a 360 degree life plan to take you into 2021 and beyond. Get Grounded For Life with Woman's Compass Forum.

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