Stocks, Bonds, and Soccer Moms: New Self-Help Book Debuts on Best Sellers List

Dec 04, 2013, 11:09 ET from Michelle Perry Higgins

SAN RAMON, Calif., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the biggest difficulties for contemporary mothers is juggling their ever-growing list of responsibilities. They're expected to be a caring mother, loving wife, supportive friend, and hold down a job while making it all look effortless, leaving many to feel as if they are drowning from the effort.

Author and financial planner Michelle Perry Higgins wants to throw them a life preserver. In her lighthearted new book, Stocks, Bonds, and Soccer Moms; 7 Steps to a Balanced Life, she shows readers how a few simple changes in one's routine can ease stress and deliver a higher quality of life.

Apparently, the topic has resonated with thousands of women across the country. Within its first week, Stocks, Bonds, and Soccer Moms reached Amazon's Top 100 books in Parenting and Relationships.

"I'm very excited about the success of the book," she says. "I felt it was important for me to share my advice with as many women as I could," she states frankly, "even if it meant revealing the ugly phases of my past life."

Ms. Higgins recounts how before she found balance, her home and work life suffered to the point that she considered divorce. "At the time, I was trying so hard to be supermom," she reveals, "but that is a fiction we don't need to live by anymore. What I learned along my journey has had a major positive impact on my relationships and my life."

Arriving just in time for holiday gift-giving, Stocks, Bonds and Soccer Moms; 7 Steps to a Balanced Life is now available as an e-book and in hardcover on or at  

Michelle Perry Higgins is a financial planner and principal of California Financial Advisors. She is the author of The Everything Binder; Financial, Estate and Personal Affairs Organizer, has appeared on CNBC, has been quoted in Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, The Los Angeles Times and is a Wall Street Journal Expert Panelist. Find her on social media: Twitter: @RetirementMPH.

Maloon, Powers, Pitre & Higgins, LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor. Securities offered through Financial Telesis Inc. (Member FINRA/SIPC). Financial Telesis Inc. and California Financial Advisors are not affiliated companies.

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