LOS ANGELES, CA, Dec. 11, 2021 / 24-7PressRelease / – Monica Parker interviewed 100 women about their relationship with money after a heartbreaking bankruptcy and found that women seek well-being, mental, emotional, and even spiritual currency. Her new memoir: âOops! Forgot To Save Money (And It Turns Out I’m Not Alone) âcontains stories – the good, the bad, and the best – about women, money, and the full range of emotions from shame, envy, and greed Resentment against joy, charity, opportunity, and generosity.
Parker says, âWhile writing this book, I interviewed nearly 100 women about their relationship with money. Many of them have never spoken to anyone about money. It is as if they were being asked to open their secret diary and share their most secret thoughts. People talk to me; They tell me things that they would not normally share with others. “
âOops! I Forgot to Save Money,â published by Smart House Books, is available now and is available on Amazon, Indigo, Barnes and Noble, Ingram and iammonicaparker.com.
Hacks and Designing Women star Jean Smart calls Parker “The Erma Bombeck of Bucks,” and the nickname fits Parker’s downright-comical âanthropologicalâ approach to money, marriage, denial, and liberation.
After Monica and her husband were eventually inundated with calls from debt collectors and letters labeled in red with “Completion Notice” were delivered to their front door (and then blindly pushed into their denial drawer), Monica and her husband finally sat staring at a bankruptcy attorney’s desk – their countless credit cards taken away, their credit destroyed.
It was the wake-up call. âI had to grow up and face myself,â says Parker. “It was definitely about getting my act together.”
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Monica Parker grew up in a war-torn and insecure family, grew up in Toronto, Canada, and eventually found a foothold in Los Angeles. There she worked alongside legends such as Sir Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas, Dan Aykroyd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, John Cusack, John Candy and Kim Cattrall.
“For women in particular, money is overloaded with emotional significance,” says Parker. âWe think we’re not worth it, so we don’t deserve success. And these stories can apply to gazillionaires as well as to those who live below the poverty line. “
She says financial misconduct can be changed, although it doesn’t happen overnight. âFirst comes the realization and admission that these behaviors exist, and then the work of erasing them and replacing them with healthier ones. The hole in our soul can be healed. “
Monica wrote her book âOops! I forgot to save money âas a cautionary story. She says it’s not a “How To”, but a “Don’t Ever!” From the lessons she learned from her interviews and personal journey, she offers a few pieces of wisdom for those trying to avoid the all-too-familiar sinking feeling that comes with looking at credit card statements after the vacation:
â¢ Stop living in Fantasyland. âStop pretending you have a lot of money. You don’t. Start becoming more aware of your money, how limited it is, and that paying for meals may be more important than buying a new PS5 for the kids. ”
â¢ Prioritize what is important. Monica started making lists of what was really necessary and important in her life, what wasn’t and where to put money so that she could make better financial decisions. She says you can do the same with your vacation expenses. âUltimately,â says Monica, âthe most important thing is to be with and reconnect with friends and family. Your family really wants you, not the jewelry you might show up with. So don’t think that you have to go to the trouble of buying expensive gifts for everyone. A can of homemade cookies that come from the heart tastes really sweeter. You’re not Oprah – not everyone needs a car. “
â¢ Stay away from âbuy now, pay laterâ plans. âMake sure that you don’t get tempted by theâ buy now, pay later âoffers. You are a potential financial hole. The interest on these tempting loans alone will only make things worse. “
â¢ Give yourself a little … but not TOO much. âI’m not a Marie Kondo person. I think we should indulge ourselves a little. But first ask yourself these questions: âCan we afford this? Will we regret it the morning after? ‘ It’s a bit like eating too much cake: it could hurt! “
Parker says, “I learned so much about bringing money talk to light on this trip, but the lesson I have learned to appreciate most, besides the value of compound interest, is that, as women, we are the gold.”
About: Monica Parker was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, until she was 13 when she immigrated to Toronto, Canada with her parents. Her television career began when she created, wrote, and starred in an outrageous practice show for an independent television station. She has written for numerous television series and has appeared on stage, film and television in both Canada and the United States, and has worked with notable talents such as Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas and Kirstie Alley. As a producer, Monica has focused on socially relevant television films such as Hunger Point, about anorexia, starring Barbara Hershey and Mad Mens Christina Hendricks; and The Party Never Stops, a deadly binge drinking story that earned its star, Nancy Travis, a Prism nomination.
Monica is currently starring on her insightful and fun one-woman show; Sex, Pies & A Few White Lies, which gave birth to their soon-to-be-released fun but true anti-diet non-fiction book Getting Waisted – A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin. It’s a book that appeals to anyone who can relate to having tried over and over again to lose weight only to gain it over and over again. Her story is funny and painful, but also inspiring. She believes some people just shouldn’t be sylphic and she’s just too happy to be her “pie” piper.
Among the many awards that Monica has recently received, she was recently asked to serve as a board member of the prestigious Humber College television program. She is a sought-after speaker and thought leader on a subject that is close to her heart; âSelf-love instead of self-hatred. Monica currently has a recurring role on the hit show by SciFy; In spite of.
Monica has been married to her wonderful, patient, and holy husband, Gilles, since dinosaurs roamed the earth, and is the mother of their less patient, yet wonderful, 28-year-old son, Remy. Currently splitting their time between Toronto and Los Angeles, they’re determined to find the perfect cottage by magical Muskoka Lake and spend as much time there as possible.
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