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How Women Are Reclaiming Their Financial Freedom

08/25/2011 03:53 pm ET | Updated Oct 24, 2011

Financial expert and author, Manisha Thakor, devotes her life to helping women achieve economic empowerment and financial freedom. In her two engaging books, On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance and Getting Financially Naked: How To Talk Money With Your Honey, she shows how women can make financial choices that are in alignment with their personal values in order to create greater peace of mind.

Thakor approaches her own financial choices with three core values: small joys, financial independence and simplicity. When I ask her why she is drawn to empowering women through financial literacy, she says, “one of the reasons I am so passionate about this is so women have a choice, the freedom and the power to express themselves and make themselves happy. Women have not been taught to view money in a positive light. Financial literacy equals choice.”

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