The Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu is a highly educative and informative book which teaches its readers to manage their finances by telling the story of an Average Nigerian girl, Zuri who found herself in a financial mess. Arese takes her readers on an enlightening journey, exposing the major mistakes people make in spending which often leads to the accumulation of debts.
The Smart Money Woman does not only point out these common financial mistakes, it gives simple and intelligent steps to take to correct this habit, make one debt free and lead one to what the author calls ‘financial freedom’ (when passive income exceeds your expenses).
The author manages to make the book as Nigerian as possible by employing common Nigerian slangs and setting her scenes in quintessentially Nigerian surroundings. She also mentions popular Nigerian Women who have excelled in different areas of their lives; this should motivate female readers, but also validate Arese’s points.
One could rightfully say that Arese Ugwu’s book is not only close to home and realistic, it is recommended for individuals (both male and female) seeking to acquire more knowledge on how best to handle their finances.