How to Dress a Naked Portfolio

Today’s women are stretched thin, like well-worn fabric. They are at a disadvantage with time, energy, and financial resources, even more so after the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only do women face a gap in lifetime earnings and retirement savings, but the financial savings confidence of women is lower than men—and the gap widened during the pandemic.

Think of investments—savings accounts, CDs, stocks, bonds, mutual funds—as clothes to hang in your investment closet.

Is your closet bare, and you don’t know what to buy or where to shop?

Maybe your closet is packed with investment clothes, but you are not sure if they go together, or if they are right for you?

Are you somewhere in between—you’re pretty sure you’re on the right track, but want another perspective?

How to Dress a Naked Portfolio: A Tailored Introduction to Investing for Women* focuses on beginner investors. This step-by-step guide for women starts with eight questions and only you know the correct answers. Your personality, values, income, and family circumstances shape all your life decisions and investing is no different. Using understandable comparisons, you will put together an investment outfit, piece by piece. The result will be both beautiful and uniquely you!

*A portion of book proceeds will go toward financial education for women.

Friends and family enjoyed the book launch party on November 6th, click here for photos of the event.

How to Dress a Naked Portfolio

How to Dress a Naked Portfolio

Today’s women are stretched thin, like well-worn fabric. They are at a disadvantage with time, energy, and financial resources, even more so after the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only do women face a gap in lifetime earnings and retirement savings, but the financial savings confidence of women is lower than men—and the gap widened during the pandemic.

Think of investments—savings accounts, CDs, stocks, bonds, mutual funds—as clothes to hang in your investment closet.

Is your closet bare, and you don’t know what to buy or where to shop?

Maybe your closet is packed with investment clothes, but you are not sure if they go together, or if they are right for you?

Are you somewhere in between—you’re pretty sure you’re on the right track, but want another perspective?

How to Dress a Naked Portfolio: A Tailored Introduction to Investing for Women* focuses on beginner investors. This step-by-step guide for women starts with eight questions and only you know the correct answers. Your personality, values, income, and family circumstances shape all your life decisions and investing is no different. Using understandable comparisons, you will put together an investment outfit, piece by piece. The result will be both beautiful and uniquely you!

*A portion of book proceeds will go toward financial education for women.

How to Dress a Naked Portfolio

In an industry rife with financial jargon, How to Dress a Naked Portfolio helps to make investing seem approachable to those looking for answers. This book offers a quite readable introduction to investing concepts. It also provides needed guidance for building a personal financial framework for goal setting, budgeting, and saving. My hope is that resources like these will engage more women to feel empowered to learn, and confident to take a more active role in shaping their financial futures, in style!
~ J.S., Financial Advisor

At age 33, I can honestly say that despite my bachelor's degree and over 12 years in a professional business setting, this book unlocked concepts and subsequent knowledge that I shied away from in the past. Lack of familiarity with any subject can be daunting when faced with it, but obstacles are less challenging as knowledge is gained. Bowers excels in making subjects such as identifying goals, various investment strategies, risk management, and financial terminology accessible to the reader. Her analogies and inclusions of Bowers' own professional life as an investment advisor, wealth manager, and financial planner make the book's contents both relatable and friendly. I wish I could return to my high school years and present a copy to my 18-year-old self.
~ Rebecca Warren

This should be on every grandparent’s gift list for the graduating high school student!
~ Victoria M., MBA

When I needed help to understand financial concepts I was referred to Bev. She was very helpful, explained things very clearly, and was able to answer my very unprofessional questions. She is a great asset.
~ Helen R.

I think this book is relevant for any woman (or man, for that matter) dealing with or thinking she might be dealing with money - not just high school and college students.  I learned from it and I am 82.
~Shirley K.

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