Armed with a bit of knowledge, women tend to be very good with money ...but mention the word 'pensions' to most and brows quickly start to furrow with confusion. "The Money Goddess" is a fun but also a practical, informative personal finance guide tailored specifically to the needs of women. The book features a fictional group of girlfriends who experience all the ups and downs of financial life, interwoven with expert advice on subjects ranging from debt to investing, buying a house, pensions and much more. Whether you're just hopeless with money, or not so bad but haven't changed your building society since they gave you a Paddington Bear for opening an account, this is the perfect companion for any woman of any age. It's never too early or too late to make sure you're in the know when it comes to money.
Paula Hawkins was deputy personal finance editor of The Times. She has worked in journalism for ten years, writing for a variety of publications and media on a range of subjects, from money to art and science. Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since, apart from brief sojourns in Paris, Brussels and Oxford, where she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics.