Rich Bitch by Nicole Lapin (Signed)


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Do your eyes glaze over just thinking about the mumbo-jumbo language of finance? Do you break out into hives when faced with getting your financial life together? Well, sister, you are not alone. In RICH BITCH, money expert and financial journalist Nicole Lapin lays out a 12-Step Plan in which she shares her experiences—mistakes and all—of getting her own finances in order. She talks to you not like a lecturer but as your friend. And even though money is typically an “off-limits” conversation, nothing is off-limits here.

Lapin rethinks every piece of financial “wisdom” you’ve ever heard and puts her own fresh, modern, sassy spin on it. Sure, there are some hard-and-fast rules about finance, but when it comes to your money, the only person who can tell you how to spend it is you. Should you invest in a 401(k)? Maybe not. Should you splurge on that morning latte? Likely yes.

Instead of focusing on nickel-and-diming yourself, Nicole’s advice focuses on investing in yourself so you don’t have to stress over the little things. But, in order to do that you have to be able to speak the language of money. After all, money is a language like anything else, and the sooner you can join the conversation, the sooner you can live the life you want.

RICH BITCH rehabs whatever bad money habits you might have and provides  a plan you can not only sustain, but also thrive on. You won’t feel deprived but rather inspired to go after the rich life you deserve, and confident enough to call yourself a RICH BITCH.

Product Details:

  • Signed by the author
  • ISBN-13: 9780373893171
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 2/24/2015
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

6 reviews for Rich Bitch by Nicole Lapin (Signed)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Todd S.

    AWESOME read. Outstanding book. Nicole Lapin has a plan to simplify and help me understand how to organize my finances and how to spend money wisely. It’s straight-forward and has humor too. I would recommend it to all of my friends. I have given it to my 13-year-old daughter to start reading. It’s never too early to understand Money. Kudos to the author who nailed this subject. Can’t wait for Nicole Lapin’s next book.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Many finance books are beyond the ordinary person. Not in the sense that they can’t be understood or one can’t afford the sticker price. It’s the fact that they are just plain old boring. No one wants to wade through piles of information that can be said in a much more candid, concise manner. For example, I’m a big fan of Roth IRAs. The section on them was short, sweet, indicated in so many words the reasons you should buy them. When I was checking them out years ago I read piles of information on them. Nicole Lapin’s advice could have helped me narrow down the reason they were a wise investment. Nothing says you can still wade through the particulars, but you’ll be looking at it from a different perspective.

    I had to chuckle when I hit the first step, “Admit You Have A Problem.” Of course you do if you are even considering picking up a copy of this book. There’s no reason that anyone should have to read a gloom and doom book and I found Lapin’s approach to be quite refreshing. No, you probably won’t find anything new, but you won’t have to struggle through mounds of information to discover the same things Lapin is trying to tell you in a very blunt, humorous manner. There are numerous, humorous sidebars with confessions and tips. All from a “beach” side perspective as you’ll quickly discover.

    Lapin is a Rich Beach, offers up Beach Tips, and offers up plenty of Rich Beach confessionals. Many of the sidebars in the book break out some very important points she wants to emphasize from one Rich Beach to the wannabe one. For example, in one of her tell-all confessionals, Lapin talks about making “extra money on the side by selling all [her] old clothes on eBay.” Don’t sell this book or we’ll know who did it. It’s seriously not rocket science that she’s the thrifty sort and not surprising that she has gotten her financial life together.

    I enjoyed reading about her journey, but felt the 12-step plan was a little gimmicky. There’s a hook to everything I suppose, but the advice to financial success is all there. I know it works because even though I hadn’t read her book years ago, I lived through these steps and know they work. There’s the simple stuff like “How Much Cash Should I Stash” (I did that) to the more complicated “What Do I Invest In?” This isn’t a highly detailed book and isn’t intended to be one. It’s what I would call a basic guide to financial success, the outline. If you want to get into more detail on a particular subject such as capital gains or that 401(k) read the boring stuff or consult a financial consultant. Me? I’m totally debt-free and I’d say that Lapin has laid out what it takes to get there.

    By Naomi on February 25, 2015
    This book is a wonderful mix of extremely important financial advice and just enough entertainment to keep me reading. I’ve picked up so many financial books in the past that I’ve made about 1/4 of the way through and this one kept my attention while providing me with financial advice. Nicole manages to demystify personal finance in a way that is easy and fun to read. After watching her anchor on CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg over the years I am glad she has finally written a book!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emily P.

    I’m underemployed, have $5000 in credit card debt, am still paying off my student loans, and have ZERO plans for retirement. There—I said it. Know why? Because the first step toward taking control of your finances, according to Nicole, is admitting that you have a money problem, which is something I haven’t had the guts to do…until now. Finally, a step-by-step plan to tackle these issues and get back on track in a way that doesn’t feel like I’m getting yelled at or being talked down to. Thanks so much for empowering me to finally make some changes!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    This book’s most valuable asset is it’s ability to make the whole topic non threatening. For me personally, I have always gotten so freaked out and overwhelmed when I think about financial stuff, that I fully shut down and don’t start learning. Rich bitch feels like your smart girlfriend is just chatting with you, rather than your dad’s co worker is trying to educate you. It’s easy to read, easy to understand, and honestly gets me excited to make some changes that other people have probably tried to tell me before, but until now I had never been able to hear.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tara S,

    As someone who does not deal much with finance, this book was a real eye opener for me, very helpful and in terms I understand – which is rare in the finance world!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    What a terrific book! I’m always looking for resources related to finance, so I put on my reading glasses to check out what I assumed would be a guidebook for young women. Wow, was I surprised by how much I learned from this information-packed, fun-to-read book! I recommend this book to women (and men) of all ages. I finally understand the specifics of allocating, saving, and investing–I can stop smiling and nodding! Who knew there’s still time for financial rehab–I can make new choices and take better control of my family’s future. (By the way, my teenage SON actually read and enjoyed the BITCH TIPS.) Get this book!!

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