No matter how smart or accomplished, many women find it difficult to look after their bottom line. I've spent years talking with and listening to women around the country, and it breaks my heart that by the time they come to me, there's little I can do to help. I've learned that they struggle with money (even when they have lots) because they don't have a healthy relationship with it. That's why I wrote Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny. It addresses the roots of this dysfunctional relationship and gives women the emotional and financial tools to start healing.

One of the fundamentals of money management is savings. My Save Yourself Plan is designed to get women on their way to long-term financial security. Any female—single, married, young, or old—can protect herself by funding her own emergency account. Peace of mind follows from knowing you can take care of yourself regardless of what life throws in your path. I am absolutely thrilled that the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade shares my passion for helping women safeguard their financial futures.

Between February 27, 2007, and March 31, 2008, if you open a new money market deposit account at TD Ameritrade and agree to deposit at least $50 a month (I hope even more) for 12 consecutive months, the firm will reward your commitment with a $100 deposit to your account. That's right; you're going to get paid to save yourself. Read the book, follow the plan, and earn $100. Find out more about this revolutionary initiative at Now go and get started.


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