BookTalk with ASW: 10 Things Every Woman Should Keep in Her Purse by Shani Curry-St.Vil

Good Morning loves!! I hope you all are doing well. Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? I wish you all safe travels during this holiday season as well as piece and happiness with your loved ones. Today I would like to share a book that I have been reading called 10 Things Every Woman Should Keep in Her Purse by Shani Curry – St. Vil. Shani heads the company by the name of Purse Empowerment which lends financial advice to women by helping them create a budget and stick to it, manage debt, tackle credit card issues, invest in real property, and save for future goals. All the issues that I just mentioned are discussed in her book.

One of the best things that I enjoyed most about the book was that she provided her readers with instances from her life whether they were good or bad. It shows women everywhere that even though you may have made that mistake (s) there is room for improvement but it will involve sacrifices. On the contrary, there may be women who are checking off the list in each chapter because they have accomplished the majority of tips that Shani stated in the book. Either way there is always room for growth. I would highly recommend this book to ALL ladies, married or single.

{Key points}

{1} Try your best to only use your credit card on Purse Pitfalls (i.e. car fixing, house repairs, in between jobs, left without health insurance, etc.) – Not on materialistic items. That is how you accumulate unnecessary debt.

{2} Always pay your bills on time. Point blank!

{3} Create a budget for each month. If you fail to plan, plan to fail. We all have needs and wants but we all have to ask ourselves do we need this item (s) right now? Saving a couple of hundred dollars extra month instead of purchasing that bag or tech device is more important! I, ASW create “want” lists all the time and when the time is right I head in the store or order my purchase online. There is a time and place to splurge!

{4} Buy U.S. Saving bonds. They can earn interest for 30 years, after which you are able to cash them out.

{5} Invest in the stock market. Determine goals before buying into the particular company.

{6} Keep ALL insurance cards in your wallet!

{7} Keep extra cash with you. You may never know when there comes a time when debit cards are not accepted.

To order your copy of 10 Things Every Woman Should Keep in Her Purse click HERE!

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and thank you so much for all of the support that you show ASW!

With Love,


BookTalk with ASW: Produced By Faith – Enjoy Real Success Without Losing Your True Self by DeVon Franklin

Good Morning ASW Readers!! So last Summer I did two posts where I talked about books that I read which were A Belle in Brooklyn by Demetria Lucas & How To Get Out of Your Own Way by Tyrese. This summer I have started reading DeVon Franklin’s 2011 popular novel, Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success Without Losing Your True Self. DeVon Franklin is an African-American male who serves as vice president of production for Columbia Pictures and he is also a Christian minister and motivational speaker. Franklin’s purpose for writing this novel was to share his life experiences and how he was able to excel career and relationship wise by continuing to put God first!

I have only read three chapters so far but little by little I am to truly growing as an individual. I realize that I have to let go and let God control the next level in my career and life plans. As Christians, we sometimes get discouraged when we continue to pray for certain things and when days, months, years go by and we aren’t seeing the results we tend to question God and our faith then diminishes. It is important to continue to Trust in God and know that he has our best interest at heart and to stay on the path that God created for us before we even stepped foot on this earth.

Since the beginning of the year I have been attending these women Bible study classes at my church. The pastor’s wife leads the Bible study sessions and she does a magnificent job at preaching the word of God. Every Tuesday night when I leave church I feel renewed and restored from what I heard. It is great to be able to read my book for leisure as well as my book for Bible study because it has strengthened my faith in God.

I digress, if you are looking to switch/move up in your career as well as strengthen your faith, I highly suggest that you read his book. I would like to leave you with a few principle’s that DeVon Franklin shared in his book:

  • Commit to the process of success that God has planned for me, no matter how long it takes.
  • God has the authority to put my ambition in check.
  • Strive to let the love Christ be apparent in everything I do.
  • Do not allow sin to reside in any area of my life. If I allow it, I understand it will limit my ability to receive God’s full blessings.
  • Don’t take shortcuts; if I want to be true to my beliefs, then shortcuts do not exist.
  • Remember on the down days to never give up on myself and the dreams God has given me.

To order your copy of Produced by Faith click HERE!

Thanks for reading and have a terrific Tuesday ✌.