Sheryl Sutherland is author of Girls Just Want to Have Funds: Every Women's Guide to Financial Independenceand Money, Money, Money, Ain't It Funny: How to Wire Your Brain for Wealth. A director of The Financial Strategies Group (www.strategies.co.nz), she began financial planning in 1981 and is an independent adviser with her own business based in Christchurch, where she lives with her husband and two children. Sheryl's interest in women and money was aroused when she worked on a thesis which examined women in the economy and how they were represented in literature during the nineteenth century. She has a BA and Dip FAC (Otago) and a DipPFinPlan (Waikato), is a member of the PAA (Professional Adviser's Association), and Canterbury Justices of the Peace Association. Sheryl has appeared on television and is a frequent radio interviewee, most recently appearing on on CTV, Newstalk ZB, Women on Air and TV One's Breakfast. Since 1981, she has run her own financial seminars throughout New Zealand and presented at many conferences. These include various institutions such as universities, schools, government departments, polytechnics, Women in Business and other groups. For some years she wrote a regular column for the Christchurch Press, and still writes for magazines such as M2woman and interest.co.nz on financial matters Financial Alert, NZ Women in Business and Baby and Child. With Martz Witty she co-authored Smart Money - how to structure your New Zealand business or investments and pay less tax. Follow Sheryl's blog at http://moneyaintitfunny.blogspot.co.nz/.