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REVIEW 003: THE SMART MONEY WOMAN by Arese Ugwu

July 10, 2017

184 pages

Overall Rating: 4 stars

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General

This book focuses on the life of a typical Nigerian lady in her youths trying to feel among the upper east side of Lagos which is very true as most working class ladies in their youths want to live large and look expensive. “This book tackles, debt, spending, the consumerist culture of the African middle class, the fear and misconceptions surrounding money and the lack of it, love, friendships, cultural and societal pressures and the roles they play in success”.I have read quite a number of financial and motivational books but this one was very apt and the principles stated are easy to follow

 

Writing
Arese Ugwu’s choice of words are very clear and down-rightly plain. She sounded like a typical Nigerian lady telling a story to a bunch of eager youths. One thing I was happy about in her writing style was that she inculcated the Nigerian culture into it without being too Nigerian and also being too Western. Imagining how the story was not difficult. Arese explained savings and investments without explaining finance and investments.

 

Plot

So many times, I found myself nodding and agreeing to the non-financial story line of the book. The relationships, friendships and societal pressures to either make money or settle down. There wasn’t any plot twist in the book; I actually didn’t expect there to be any.However, I think there was a lot of advertising done in the book which at a point got annoying and I wanted to start skipping pages

 

Character

Did I have a favorite character? Nope. I like Zuri and her friends though but none was my favorite.

 

In conclusion, TSMW gets 

 

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