Start Investing and Grow Your Own Wealth

Follow this simple 12-step plan to join—and master—the money conversation, and leap over the wealth gap once and for all.

The launching point for you—and for ambitious women like you—to build your wealth, cement your financial independence, and secure the net worth you need to create the life you want; all from famed financial correspondent and Millennial money whisperer Nicole Lapin.

Forget the pie-in-the-sky promises and pipedreams. This is a money-in-the-bank masterclass from one of the top voices in the women’s personal finance community.

From automating your savings; to easy, no-stress ways of investing; to taking smart risks with your money that compounds your wealth and keeps you out of debt; New York Times bestselling author and renowned money expert Nicole Lapin is ready to start you on your journey toward your ultimate destination: being filthy friggin’ rich.

In Miss Independent, you will learn:

The meanings of the most common (and some less common) financial terms and how to make them work to your advantage.

The best method for establishing your number—the amount of wealth you want to accumulate before you retire—and getting it.

To rethink how you approach money goals and true financial independence.

The pros and cons of various financial decisions, such as buying a house, and the effect they could have on your financial life.

Miss Independent sweeps away all the fear and misconceptions about saving and investing and achieving financial independence, and then teaches you all the different ways and paths that you can take to become a millionaire.

The 12 Simple Steps

To Grow Your Own Wealth

Step 1

Find Your Power

What's Your Money Problem?

Step 2

Put a Price Tag on Your Dreams

How to Reverse Engineer Your Goals

Step 3

The Big Things Make the Biggest Difference

Spend the Most Time on the Things that Matter Most

Step 4

STFU, You’re Not Too Old

Set Yourself and Your Balance Sheet Up for Success Now

Step 5

Automate Your World

Get into a Rich Routine

Step 6

Cash Is Queen

Maximize Your Safest Asset

Step 7

Girl, Get Some Bonds

Safe Assets Just Got a Little Sexier

Step 8

Retire in Style

Take Care of Your Fabulous Future Self

Step 9

Get Real About Real Estate

Build Out Your Safe Assets from the Ground Up

Step 10

Index Funds and Chill

Time to Get Risky

Step 11

The Riskiest Business

A Look Inside the Most Advanced Assets

Step 12

Keep It Together

How to Build and Protect Your Portfolio

I'm Sold. Order Now.
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  • Miss Independent is so incredible. Finances can be overwhelming and stressful, but Nicole talks about the human experience, as well as giving sound financial advice.

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  • Obsessed with Miss Independent. Nicole makes the world of money understandable once and for all. I was blown away with how much I learned in Rich Bitch and this book takes it to a whole other level.

  • I wish I'd had Nicole's books earlier! She makes business and finance feel accessible, but does it in a sassy, humorous way.

  • A financial diet is like a regular diet: if you allow yourself small indulgences, you won’t binge later on. Nicole offers you a plan you can stick to.

  • Nicole shows you that taking care of yourself and your finances is not just OK but the only way to succeed.

  • If you’re a woman and you like money, you need to read this book. Immediately. You can’t afford to miss this one, ladies!

  • Nicole is the real deal. Her influence on women to get their finances and careers in order is unparalleled.

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  • Nicole brings to life in a highly readable way the real pitfalls and solutions of growing your wealth and career in a complex world.

  • Having the life you want isn’t just about managing your career brilliantly. It’s about getting control of your finances—starting right now. Nicole’s sassy, smart, and super-easy-to-digest books will help you do exactly that.

  • Nicole is a wonderful role model for women today, one that so many of us can relate to. Take her guidance to heart, and it will change your life.

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  • Essential reading for twenty-first-century women wanting to rise to the top of the economic ladder.

  • Whether you want to branch out with your own startup or get ahead in your current job, Nicole knows just how to develop those skills to get you where you want to be. She’s a perfect role model for young women.

  • Nicole delivers expert financial advice straight up, no chaser, in a tone that’s as lively as it is likable.

  • Nicole does a fabulous job educating people about money while always keeping it fun and entertaining.

  • Nicole is truly inspiring and shares essential money tips for women who want to take control of their lives.

  • Nicole’s advice is a swift kick in the pants to the young, ambitious, upstart women out there who want control over their lives, debts, and careers.

  • What I love about Nicole is that you don't need a dictionary to understand her advice. It's crystal clear, straight up and spot-on.

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