Have you ever read any finance books? No matter who you are or where you are in life, learning more about money is always a good move. There’s a lot going on in the financial world. Learning about making more money or investing is always a worthwhile pursuit. Financial education is something that will serve you for years to come.
There’s plenty of content online, from personal finance blogs to helpful content put out by larger companies. But if your eyes need a break from the screen, here are three finance books to help anyone get better with money.
Your Money or Your Life
by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez with Monique Tilford
This book was originally published in 1992 by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. This book is considered the seminal piece for the FIRE movement. FIRE stands for ‘financial independence/retire early.’ This is a movement of people who work for a certain amount of years and then leave the traditional workforce with enough money saved or invested to support themselves without needing to work. As you can imagine, this was pretty radical stuff in the early 1990’s. The first iteration of the book spent a significant amount of time focuses on the lifestyle and midset shifts you need to make to start using money as a tool to free yourself from the work force.
This book isn’t just for those with dreams of financial independence. In this version (which was updated in 2008), there’s more information on investing and money management, as well as the focus on mindset shifts that anyone wanting to retire early needs to make.
As far as finance books go, this is a great place to start if you want to get in touch with the WHY behind your spending. This will help you start thinking of money as a tool. Many of us are ignorant of how our spending impacts our long term financial goals. This book will give you the tools you need to start a new relationship with money.
by Amanda Steinberg
Amanda Steinberg is the founder of DailyWorth, an online financial education platform for women. ‘Worth It’ is partially the tale of her own financial issues and partly a financial road map for readers. Anyone who wants to find their way out of bad money habits will find this a valuable read. ‘Worth It’ is stacked with statistics on how women in particular leave money on the table or are negatively affected by poor financial habits.
This is one of those finance books that’s good for anyone who wants to take a hard look at their own money and compare it to the larger world we live in. What does it mean for your finances when you put off investing? What opportunities should we be seizing?
by Kristin Wong
This book is for anyone who has been putting their head in the sand when it comes to their money. Ignoring money gets you nowhere, says Wong, and she has written a book to help you address your finances head on. With activities for the reader to put themselves through and interviews with other financial leaders, this book will help you get your finances in order in every area of your life.
‘Get Money’ is a good overall financial book for anyone to pick up. It covers everything from credit scores to debt payoff to negotiation.
These finance books can help you no matter what stage of life you’re in. Money effects our lives no matter our age or our lifestyles. Pick one of these up today to bone up on your money knowledge today.
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