April is not just National Poetry Month, it’s also tax time. And while it’s safe to say that we’d all prefer a visit from Uncle Walt than Uncle Sam this month, many of us will likely be spending some or all of the next ten days paying the price for our months of procrastination.
The good news is, whether you’ve already filed or you’re just getting started, tax time is a great opportunity to take control of your finances. After all, by the time you’re done filing your taxes, all the data you need in order to make real changes in your financial future is right there in front of you in black and white. All you need is a plan, the right information…and a little motivation.
That’s why the LA Books Examiner is pleased to introduce money and life coach Marianna Olszewski, bestselling author of Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom.
But wait! All of the men out there who suddenly lost interest, don’t stop reading just yet…
This is not one of those financial guides that advise women to freeze their credit cards in ice. Marianna’s the founder of Madison Financial Management LLC, a multi-million dollar financial marketing company that she built from scratch before she was thirty, while earning an MBA and working on Wall Street. In the book, she offers nine fun but practical strategies that empower women to undo bad habits and take full responsibility and control of their finances – and not to rely on anyone to ‘save’ them, including you or anyone else in their lives. Most importantly, Marianna teaches women, in a language they can relate to and understand, how to overcome what she says are, for a lot of women, serious emotions (anxiety, anger, even shame) surrounding money and debt, and then helps them to realize that there’s nothing wrong with wanting, making, and having money.
There’s a lot for men to learn here, too. While Live It, Love It, Earn It is made up of interviews with high-profile business women you might only recognize from the business world, including designer Diane von Furstenberg, shoe mogul Tamara Mellon; Elaine Crocker, president of Moore Capital, Nina DiSesa, chairman of McCann-Erickson North America, and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, it also includes stories of everyday women who are overcoming financial challenges, getting out of debt, cleaning up their credit, and learning to prosper by following their passions — the women you might recognize in our lives: our girlfriends, wives, sisters, mothers, and aunts. And what could be better than learning about and sharing with them the tools that might help them live the kind of lives they’ve always wanted?
Live It, Love It, Earn It by Marianna Olszewski is available now in book stores and online. You can learn more about Marianna at her website, where she offers a preview of the book and fun bonus features that make getting serious about your finances much easier.
I had the great opportunity to interview Marianna Olszewski about her book and her life. Please take a few more minutes to read the revealing interview in Live It, Love It, Earn It, Part Two.