For many young women starting out in life, any topic involving money can be intimidating, but a lack of financial knowledge can have a disastrous, long-term impact on the pocketbook—and their credit ratings. No one knows this better than financial correspondent Nicole Lapin who, despite working as a business and money reporter, had to learn personal finance from the ground up, enduring some hard knocks along the way.’

Inspired by her own not-so-sentimental education, Lapin has written RICH B$– A SIMPLE 12-STEP PLAN FOR GETTING YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE TOGETHER…FINALLY (Harlequin; March 2015), a guide to personal finance that you don’t need a dictionary to understand.

Nicole Lapin - 12 Steps To Financial Empowerment

 

How to achieve financial empowerment?

Financial empowerment can be found by following each of Lapin’s 12 straightforward steps, which can lead you from confusion and perpetual penury to knowledge and financial security in no time.  From the nuts and bolts of hardcore personal finance to the ins and outs of investing to the complexities of love and money, Lapin explains it all in ways that are both easy to understand and easy to implement.

NICOLE LAPIN is a Redbook financial columnist, as well as a special money correspondent for The Insider and The Wendy Williams Show. The only finance expert you don’t need a dictionary to understand, Lapin got her start in finance at age eighteen, reporting from the floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade for First Business Network. She went on to become the youngest anchor ever at CNN and then to claim the same title at CNBC, where she anchored the only global finance show on the network, Worldwide Exchange, while contributing financial reports to MSNBC and Today. Nicole has also served as a business anchor and correspondent for Bloomberg Television.