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Historical, social expectations often limit women's financial freedom, confining them to roles that clash with today's economic demands. The risk of depending solely on a single income often goes overlooked, particularly for women, creating a challenging landscape for achieving financial autonomy.
In On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good by Elise Loehnen, the author uncovers the ingrained rules women follow to be considered "good." These cultural norms, encapsulated as the Seven Deadly Sins, both praise and limit women, perpetuating what Outset sees as the tension between financial security and societal expectations.
Why read this: If you're grappling with the challenges of being feminine while striving for financial safety, this book offers vital insights. It helps you understand the complex context of this struggle, clarifying how societal expectations can hinder women's financial wellness—a must-read for those looking to navigate the delicate balance between traditional roles and economic independence.