In this thought-provoking and insightful book, Colette Dowling confronts the myth of women's financial stability and explores female attitudes to money, dependency and desire.
Why do so few women feel in control of their finances? Despite improved salaries and increased qualifications, money runs through their accounts like water. Generally women don't save, invest or plan their financial future, yet this destructive vein of recklessness undermines their vital sense of, and need for, security.
In this controversial and powerful new book, Colette Dowling - author of the bestselling The Cinderella Complex - confronts the myth of women's financial stability and explores female attitudes to money, dependency and desire. Dowling strongly believes that women's dread of financial responsibility is related to their fear of ending up destitute. Under scrutiny, this fear exposes the reality that women want, more than anything, to be provided for.
Rooted in the author's personal experience and drawing on interviews with women of all ages, The Myth of the Money Tree not only successfully unravels the complex threads of women's relationship with money - explaining why, with all their success, so many women still feel financially insecure - but offers sound advice to help them find the way to something better.
Colette Dowling is the author of the international bestseller The Cinderella Complex and Perfect Women. She lectures throughout America, and has published over 100 articles in major magazines. The mother of three grown up children, she lives in New York City and Woodstock.