She Handled It, So Can You!

An Inspiring and Empowering Financial Guide for Women

About the book


When there’s a crisis at work, she handles it. When a parent, child, or spouse is ill and needs more care, she gives up her time and resources . . . and handles it. In professional and personal circles, when things go sideways, women sacrifice time, energy, and money to handle it, often to their own detriment.

Finances are no different. In an industry that speaks a very masculine language, it’s time to acknowledge that women are not a “cute little niche,” nor are they “flaky.” Financial education often takes a back seat since women are busy doing things that truly matter, tending to the people they love. But 80 percent of men die married and 80 percent of women die single. A woman bears the ultimate responsibility for her financial security and she will likely be “the last woman standing,” left holding the bag after a divorce, elderly parent care, or the death of a spouse.

Arwen shares the life lessons that she has garnered through speaking with thousands of women about their money over the past two decades. Through childhood financial struggles, many personal failures, witnessing her mom’s inspirational financial journey, and a few wild creature rescues, Arwen explores each step along her money journey with humor, deep honesty, and fascinating stories. Her raw trials and triumphs are sure to help readers understand that, after a very rough start and many mistakes, if

She Handled It, So Can You!

Speaking Testimonials
“I simply could not put it down!”

Judy Hoberman

iHeart Radio and podcast host of “Selling In A Skirt”, TEDx Speaker and best selling author of Walking on the Glass Floor

“Arwen, you did it! Weary of stereotypical stories about women and money – then this book is the one you need.”

Sheryl Brown-Hickerson

CEO of Females & Finance, National Speaker and host of The F Word podcast

“Women are so much stronger than they think! Her practical stories will help any reader have the confidence to take action toward their financial dreams.”

Jen Du Plessis

National Speaker, Podcast Host, Mortgage Mastery Mentor, CEO of Kinetic Spark Consulting

“It is a must-read, Arwen will move your heart. She will inspire your life and teach you solid financial principles to empower you!”

Stephanie Fullerton

Owner of Fullerton Financial Planning, National Speaker, Radio Host of Fullerton Financial Hour and author of Living a Happy, Healthy, and Inspired Retirement

“Reading this book is like sitting down with your best girlfriend. Arwen turns boring spreadsheets into funny, raw, and real stories that inspire and inform. Every woman needs to read this book!”

Marcella Allison

Founder of Titanides.com, a Women-Only Business Network and author of Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me This Sh*t Before; Wit and Wisdom from Women in Business

“This book will give you the confidence to know that you are not alone and that no matter where you are you can win in your finances and in life.”

Eva Macias

Financial Adviser, National Speaker, CEO of Eva Macias & Associates, bestselling author of A Latina’s Guide to Money

“Arwen has lived through, and genuinely understands, the financial pitfalls that woman uniquely face, that’s what makes her new book so refreshing.”

Wendy Posillico

Mindset Coach, Speaker, and Founder of Strands of Strength

“I used to think if I didn’t make a lot of money, I couldn’t have a good retirement, but thanks to Arwen’s wisdom in “She Handled It, So Can You!” – I know can too!”

Natalie Stephens Herrington

Author of The Forgotten Ones, Student Life Director at Compassionate Hope Foundation


About The Author


Arwen is a National Keynote Speaker, speaking more than 40 times a year, creator of the YouVersion Women & Money devotional, and is the host of the She Handled It! podcast. She is often featured as a guest expert on TD Ameritrade Network, Yahoo Finance, OANN and many others.

Arwen met with thousands of women during her 22 years of co-owning Becker Retirement Group (with her husband Randy) and being a financial advisor. Through those encounters, it led her to create the training organization, LIFE with Arwen (LIFE – Leaders Inspiring Financial Empowerment). LIFE trains financial professionals to better understand how women learn differently, how to connect using story, and best practices to thrive in marketing financial services to women.

Arwen and Randy are adoring parents of three boys and reside in Kirkland, Washington. When she isn’t speaking or coaching, she is training for athletic or endurance races, traveling, writing, or crafting.


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