Everything you need to get your financial situation in order is available at your fingertips. So, why not take advantage of it? There are personal finance books, websites, and magazines that all want to feed you the information to transform your finances.
I have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with self-help books in general, but especially with personal finance books. I didn't always feel this way because I assumed personal finance books would be boring, but thankfully I was wrong. The best personal finance books weave a story in between teaching you a thing or two.
The following books only scratch the surface of the books I credit to my knowledge and financial revamp. They are truly vital to anyone wanting to transform their finances.
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1. Clever Girl Finance: Ditch Debt, Save Money And Build Real Wealth By Bola Sokunbi
This book is written by a woman of color for women, and it's a beginner's guide to personal finance. You'll learn about saving, budgeting, investing and managing your finances so you can build real wealth. You'll also learn about your financial well-being and achieving financial wellness. The book includes stories of everyday women who have achieved financial independence
2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not! By Robert Kiyosaki And Sharon Lechter
This book is a classic circa 1997, but the information still rings true today. The book is based on Kiyosaki's life and the contrasts between his biological poor father and his friend's rich father. You'll learn about building wealth through investing in assets, real estate investing, business ownership and financial intelligence.
3. All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan By Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi
All Your Worth is written by the senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, as well as her daughter. This book is a guide that outlines six steps to help rid yourself of financial hardship. You'll learn about the 50/30/20 budgeting rule, counting the dollars not the pennies, homeownership benefits, and strategic debt.
4. Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big By Julia Pimsleur
Pimsleur recognizes that women are creating businesses at nearly twice the rate of men, but only 3% of all women business owners reach revenues of over $1 million. Julia has created a guide to help women dream bigger, so they can reach the $1 million revenue mark. You'll learn about overcoming emotional and practical hurdles and turning your ideas into actions. You also get an appendix of exercises.
5. Nice Girls Don't Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make With Money By Lois P Frankel
This best-selling book focuses on the conscious unlearning of habits that society has pushed onto girls. The habits prevent women from becoming financially independent and living their dreams. You'll learn about subconscious fears of money, empowerment and assertiveness, and the importance of investing like men are taught to do.
6. Millionaire Women Next Door: The Many Journeys of Successful American Businesswomen By Thomas J. Stanley
Stanley exposes the reality of wealth in America and its actual distribution. He focuses on revealing the habits of successful self-made businesswomen. You'll learn about choices, working styles, and lives of successful businesswomen.
7. Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman's Guide To Financial Freedom by: Marianna Olszewski
Olszewski reached success with a multi-million-dollar business after humble beginnings. She strived for abundance and financial independence and wants to teach women how to become as fabulous as her. You'll learn about the path to financial independence, how to say "yes" to yourself, how to fall in love with your money, and how to embody success.
8. Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan For Getting Your Financial Life Together… Finally By Nicole Lapin
Lapin takes her readers through her own personal journey of financial well-being while serving you sass. She shows the readers her mistakes, experiences and how she got her finances in order. You'll learn about investing in yourself, speaking the "language of money," and rehabbing bad habits.
9. Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man By: Patrice C. Washington
Washington is a woman of color who takes her readers through her path to financial security. She educated herself about finance, changed her spending and attitude habits. Patrice offers actionable advice that every woman can use. You'll learn about getting out of debt (as she did by age 25), rebuilding your credit, and fulfilling your financial dreams with or without a man.
10. Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life By Barbara Stanny
Women are earning six figures or more at faster rates than for men. Women are gaining wealth through entrepreneurship, corporate executives, and many other careers. Stanny outlines the seven key strategies that have helped these high-achieving women which include profit motive, audacity, resilience, encouragement, self-awareness, non-attachment, and financial know-how.
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