The Smart Money Woman


Rated 4.60 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings

The Smart Money Woman – An African girl’s journey to financial freedom

Meet Zuri. She’s living a fabulous life.  Great car, gorgeous apartment, well paid job.

Meet Zuri. Broken down car, an apartment she cant afford, a job she’s about to lose.

What’s a broke girl to do?

With her best friends Tami (the flighty fashion designer), Lara (the tough oil and gas executive), Adesuwa (the conservative lawyer), and Ladun (the fabulous housewife), Zuri grows a little, learns a lot and navigates her way to making better financial decisions and building wealth.

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. With each chapter comes a Smart Money Lesson, there to help you work your way up the financial ladder.


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    1. Rated 4 out of 5


      Simply Amazing!!!

    2. Rated 5 out of 5

      Funmi Odelola


    3. Rated 5 out of 5


      Great read, I could really connect with some of the characters in some of their experiences. There were however about two text omissions here and there. Still doesnt take away the fact that its a great read, thanks Arese!

    4. Rated 5 out of 5


      Awesome read, got me thinking where is my money going? Thanks alot Arese for this book… got a copy for my kid sis that’s 14yrs old cos she’s so good at managing her finance , she loves it so much….

    5. Rated 5 out of 5


      I am very impressed; and motivated. I’ve been fascinated by the need to afford to live the life for a while now and I’ve read loads of books. but this one actually gives me a plan, I’m now motivated to get moving, analyse my life, plans and spending, find a mentor. Actually start working towards achieving my dream. I saw this book with my friend and read it in transit (to work and back), but i must get my copy; and the money journal as well. Thank you Arese.

    6. Rated 5 out of 5


      Your book is the best on practical financial independence I have read so far. It made a very entertaining read, thus, further driving home the key lessons. I have recommended it to everyone around me have given a few to read. Fantastic job, Arese. Thanks for making the subject so practical and for telling the story the “Naija way”. Looking forward to “The Smart Money Man”.

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    8. Rated 4 out of 5

      Oyindamola Ajibola

      motivating, looking forward to reading the book

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    10. Rated 5 out of 5


      Great book indeed it is. I love the practical Lagos life it portrayed. I couldn’t help but recommend it to my female friends around.
      Job well done ma’am!

    11. Rated 5 out of 5

      Adedamola Olabintan

      I’m sure it took hard work to gather this together because of how much it as impacted me especially the career of Omosede, intimidating I must say and also my new morning motivation “good conversation is my kryptonite”. Smart money woman indeed!! Thanks ma, you’re an inspiration.

    12. Rated 5 out of 5


      A really great read! So much to learn. Every young woman should own a copy. I’ll be sure to keep mine well, so my daughter can read it when she’s old enough.

    13. Rated 5 out of 5


      This book is really interesting,I could relate with the bad spending habits and I love the lessons she puts at the end of each chapter,definitely learnt a lot.
      Money well spent,normally I won’t buy any finance book because I assumed they are always vague,You could recommend good finance books for me
      Also, Arese you are doing a good job on the bridge talk show and your blog by educating people about finance in simpler terms.Believe me,you’ve got me hooked on this finance thing;I love the way you analyse and explain stuffs.
      Looking forward to reading your books in the future and watching more of your finance videos.
      Lol,sorry for the long story

    14. Rated 5 out of 5


      I hate reading those generic inspirational books. This book breaks the norm using a fictional story line to pass a message. I love love love it.
      It has paved the way to financial freedom for me.
      Thanks Arese

    15. Rated 5 out of 5


      The book is interesting…when I started I didn’t drop the book till I ws done with it…its so educative and fun to read

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