Susan L. Hirshman
Financial planner and analyst

Susan L. Hirshman was a managing director at a leading global financial services organization and is the author of two personal financial guides. She is a sought-after speaker at wealth management conferences, and has appears regularly in publications and on business news shows.


Hirshman’s first book, “Does This Make My Assets Look Fat? A Woman’s Guide to Finding Financial Empowerment and Success” (SMP, 2010) suggests that many dieting rules can be applied to wealth management. Her second book, “I Want a Fat Asset: How to Achieve Financial Success” will be published by St. Martin’s Press this September.


Hirshman is president of SHE LTD, a consulting firm focused on enhancing the financial literacy of women globally.  She also has experience working as a CPA with a global accounting firm.  Hirshman holds an M.B.A. from Baruch College and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Financial Planner, a Chartered Life Underwriter, and a Chartered Financial Analyst.


She currently resides in Manhattan.



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Previously published as part of DOES THIS MAKE MY ASSETS LOOK FAT?. As Susan Hirshman sees it, the rules of successful dieting are the same rules that apply...

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Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?
A Woman's Guide to Finding Financial Empowerment and Success
St. Martin's Griffin

A revolutionary personal finance guide for women that applies the rules of dieting to money management.

The Financial Diet: Susan Hirshman shares her expert perspective on finances and investing—not just what successful wealth management means, but how to achieve it. In a humorous and friendly presentation, Hirshman weaves these lessons with the universal terms of dieting.

"Susan's presentation was excellent and [she was] an absolutely delightful and engaging guest presenter."
-Ruth Nisenshal, Director, Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation