Review: Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms by Amanda Steinberg

Quick review for a quick read. I think “Worth It” managed to check all the boxes of a financial planning guide that worked for me. It’s a combination of a bio,graphy (with Amanda Steinberg talking about her own money story and how it was shaped from when her family was blindsided by multiple life events), financial planning guide, and inspirational/motivational story. It’s no nonsense, and I appreciated the fact that Steinberg’s rhetoric was easy to understand while being informative, honest, and practical. This book doesn’t just tackle one aspect of personal finance, but rather delving into multiple measures like saving, managing debt, investing, exploring your “money personality” and most importantly asking the question “What can my money do for me?”. This book is targeted towards women and I honestly appreciated that considering so many financial guides are often defaulted towards men in business (while neglecting the fact that women have a big footprint, which Steinberg cites from statistics in this book on quite a few occasions). I appreciated also that this isn’t a guide that felt lecturing or ever felt like it talked down to the audience.

One of my favorite contemporary guides to personal finance. The audiobook was wonderfully narrated by the author and I definitely see myself returning to this narrative – not just for the wealth of advice but also being inspired by Steinberg’s story as well.

Overall score: 4.5/5 stars.


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