Only a fiction writer would begin a non-fiction financial self-help book with a tension filled action sequence. But then, author Tristi Pinkston is a fiction writer, which is perhaps why I found Million Dollar Diva such a pleasure to read.
Apologies to both Brett and Ethan, the financial experts of this treaties, but when the book first arrived I thought it was a romance. Pretty girl, holding shopping bags in front of the Eiffel Tower on a powder pink background. I’m thinking foreign spies, racing European sports cars and an heiress with attitude.
Actually I wasn’t that far off. This book was about a woman with attitude sharing her financial secrets with… okay I can’t actually tie in the European sports car, but you get the idea.
Million Dollar Diva is a financial book aimed at women readers. The subtitle reads, “The Smart Woman’s Guide to Getting Rich Safely.” Co-written by bestselling authors Brett Kitchen and Ethan Kap, this book is packed with expert advice and sound principles for getting out of debt and accumulating wealth. But before you zone out on me, this is actually a fun down to earth read, and that is thanks to Tristi Pinkston.
Tristi acts as the diva guinea pig, laying out her own family finances and allowing both Kitchen & Kap to analyze her debts and offer advice on how to get out of the red and begin earning more green. Through Trisiti’s experiences, we gain a firsthand look at how to take the basic principles that these two financial wizards espouse and see how they work in a real life situation.
What’s more they suggest ways of increasing income and using that income to earn additional cash in ways that are safe, and secure from the ups and downs of the stock market.
I would have liked to see these authors address other types of debt besides credit cards/auto/mortgages. Or the situation so many of us are in today, trying to live on more than we make thanks to job loss and the economic downturn. But perhaps that is material for a future book.
Trisit asks all the questions she knows we would ask, and it feels like we are sitting right there in the room with her. There are inspiriting stories (I actually used one in my Sunday School class last week), online resources to help us analyze our debt and the pace is light and fast moving.
If you’re female, and not yet a Million Dollar Diva, then this book is for you. Available at Amazon.com for under $10.00, and investment you’ll be glad you made.