About the Book"[This book] provides the foundational support women need to talk to each other about their money, invest to grow their wealth, and to take the actions required to shift their assets into alignment with their values. Written for smart, savvy, successful women who have investable funds they attained through earning, inheritance, or other forms of asset building, Activate Your Money starts where other personal finance books leave off. It delivers the depth of information women need to make informed investment decisions across their entire portfolios. Starting with checking and savings accounts and proceeding asset-class by asset-class, the central part of the book provides readers with core investment knowledge, as well as concrete examples about how and where they can invest their money in alignment with their values. A section that explains the importance of values-aligned investing and grounds readers in their current financial situation precedes these chapters. The book concludes with a segment dedicated to helping women find communities of support and guidance on empowering their daughters and granddaughters to be smart, confident values-aligned investors. This book will launch with a companion website that contains downloadable tools readers can use to take action. It will also be accompanied by a curriculum that guides women through the process of starting and running their own "Invest for Better" finance clubs. Written in three sections, Activate Your Money helps readers: Explore values-aligned investing and acquire tools through which they can understand their own money beliefs and values; Discover socially responsible investment options, asset class by asset class, and make decisions about where to put their money; Break the taboo on discussing money with partners, advisors, friends, and daughters"--
Educate yourself about finance and socially conscious investing with a woman-centered approach
Activate Your Money provides the foundational support women need to talk to each other about their money, invest to grow their wealth, and to take the actions required to shift their assets into alignment with their values. Written for smart, savvy women who want to feel financially empowered, Activate Your Money starts where other personal finance books leave off. It delivers the depth of information you need to make informed investment decisions across your entire portfolio. Starting with checking and savings accounts and proceeding asset class by asset class, this book provides you with core investment knowledge, as well as concrete examples about how and where you can invest your money in alignment with your values.
You don't have to do it alone. As women, our strength is in relationships, and this book will help you use that strength to attain better financial outcomes for yourself and your family. Activate Your Money will help you find communities of support and position you to share your knowledge with other women and enable the next generation of smart, confident values-aligned investors. Activate Your Money also includes a companion website that contains downloadable tools you can use to take action and a curriculum that guides women through the process of starting and running their own values-aligned investment clubs.
Unlike any other investing book out there, Activate Your Money offers expert guidance, a uniquely woman-centered approach, and a focus on doing good while doing well. Whether you are just starting out or are already a seasoned investor, this book has something for you. Use it as a reference that you can return to again and again as you build your knowledge, confidence, and values-aligned portfolio.
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Praise for ACTIVATE YOUR MONEY
"As women, we care deeply about our families, our communities, and the world we will leave our children and grandchildren. Our money is too often an afterthought. Activate Your Money brings these worlds together. It offers a completely different way of thinking about our money, our power, and our potential."
--Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling Author, Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
"When women take control of their money, we make different investment choices and we outperform men. Activate Your Money shows you how to be a smart investor, how to put your money where your heart is, and how to have fun along the way."
--Kate Byrne, President, Intentional Media/SOCAP Global
"Nothing can be accomplished alone and that includes investing. Activate Your Money shows how to join with others to build your investment muscles, achieve your financial goals, and support the things you care about."
--Kristine Lilly, World Cup Champion; Co-founder, TeamFirst Soccer Academy; Author, Powerhouse: 13 Teamwork Tactics that Build Excellence and Unrivaled Success
"Activate Your Money brings women and the power of their money to the forefront of the conversation around investing for financial and social return."
--David Stein, Author, Podcaster, and Host, Money for the Rest of Us
"If I had read this book earlier, my life would have been very different. I would have felt empowered about my finances, retirement, and investing. I could have avoided some of the mistakes I made if I had even half of the information that I read in Activate Your Money. I can't wait to give a copy of this incredibly useful book to my female clients!"
--Stacie Rasmussen, Financial Advisor, Abacus Wealth Partners
"Through investment advice and specific examples, Activate Your Money brings the concepts of investing for positive change to a broad audience in language that makes you feel included. Regardless of your income or level of experience, this book has something for you."
--Rosita Najmi, Head of Global Social Innovation, PayPal
About the Author
JANINE FIRPO is a seasoned values-aligned investor and social innovator. She has a long history of working at the intersection of women and their money. From Apple Computer to the World Bank to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Janine has always found herself making an impact. Today, she supports women-led businesses and pioneering financial models through her role as lead investor in the Next Wave Impact Fund and board chair of Zebras Unite.