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In A Purse of Your Own, wealth coach Deborah Owens draws from more than twenty years of experience in the fi nancial services industry for a revolutionary and simple approach to investment literacy: Women can take control of their lives and purses by leveraging the feminine powers of intuition, creativity, and empathy to build personal wealth.

Filled with quizzes (Pursercises), resource guides (Pursessentials), and examples of real women from housewives to executives who have drastically changed their lives (Purseonality Profi les), A Purse of Your Own will show you how to:

• Apply the 7 Wealthy Habits you MUST learn to be fi nancially secure
• Buy stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and create a well-balanced portfolio on any budget
• Understand the language of investing and how to manage risk
• Find a good fi nancial advisor (and recognize the warning signs of a bad one)
• Protect what you will build

Creating and maintaining wealth can come only from understanding how money works. Use Deborah's "Power of the Purse" wealth-building strategy and your money will work for you!

About The Author

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Deborah Owens is a 20-year veteran and former vice president in the financial services industry. She is the CEO of Owens Media Group, which creates financial empowerment content for the web, print, radio and TV.  She is a sought after speaker on the topic of financial empowerment and entrepreneurship and has toured nationally with TD Jakes Enterprises, Working Mother Media, and the NASD.  The Power of the Purse  Tour begins in 2010 with the mission of engaging, enlightening and equipping one million women to become financial empowered by forming Purseonal Support Groups.  For more information visit

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (December 29, 2009)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416571087

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Raves and Reviews

"Deborah's message of financial empowerment is critical in today's society. Her commitment to helping people of all incomes build wealth aligns with our organization's mission and values.”--Bishop T.D. Jakes

"[Deborah] is not only incredibly knowledgeable, she has that uncanny ability to make everyone feel she has a personal relationship with them. She has star quality” --Janet Wigfield, Working Mother Media.

"An essential part of every woman's wardrobe is a great handbag and an essential part of every woman's household is A Purse of Your Own. Thanks, Deborah, for your extraordinary wisdom and practical concepts to building wealth. This is the perfect tell-it-like-it-is guide for women to purse-sue actual wealth building during any economic climate."
--Glinda Bridgforth, author of Girl Get Your Credit Straight

"It's time for every women to dream a bigger dream and do what they are best at. A Purse of Your Own shares how every women can use her unique talents to fill her purse and support one another."--Nell Merlino, creator of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, Make Mine a Million $ Business, and Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want it Their Way in Life, in Love, and at Work

"Women are making tremendous strides in higher education, the workplace, and the boardroom. It's time we see these gains reflected on our personal balance sheets and A Purse of Your Own shares how to make it happen."--Pamela McElvane, CEO and Publisher of Diversity MBA Magazine

"It's a fact. Financially successful women think differently. And no one explains this better than Deborah Owens. She empowers all women to realize and act on their true worth."
--Barbara Stanny, author of Prince Charming Isn't Coming; Secrets of Six-Figure Women; and Overcoming Underearning.

“A plethora of resource listings and sound suggestions make this a winner for women looking to gain financial freedom”
Publisher’s Weekly

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