It all starts with a 1040EZ form after your first paycheck. Then all of a sudden, you’re juggling insurance, retirement, college savings, and healthcare costs. It’s easy to get lost in the maze of financial responsibility. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone: Many finance experts have written guides to help you get the most out of every paycheck. These 10 books will help get your ledger back on track.
Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms
From the founder and superstar CEO of DailyWorth.com—the go-to financial site for women with more than one million subscribers—comes a fresh book that redefines the relationship between women, self-worth, and money. Worth It shows women how to view money as a source of personal power and freedom—and live life on their terms.
Millions of women want to create financial stability and abundance in their lives, but they don’t know how. They are stuck in overwhelming confusion and guilt, driven by internalized “money stories” that have nothing to do with what is really possible. As the founder of DailyWorth.com, a financial media and education platform, Amanda Steinberg encounters these smart, ambitious women every day. With this book, she helps them face their money stories head on and wake up to the prosperity that awaits them.
Smart Women Love Money: 5 Steps to Financial Empowerment
by Alice Finn
How can women achieve true independence and powerful freedom, and follow their passions if they don’t understand money? In Smart Women Love Money, wealth management adviser Alice Finn gives women a blueprint of how to make millions—by investing their money the smart way.
Two-thirds of all women, at some point in their lives, will have to independently manage their finances and those of their family. Yet studies show that most women have little or no confidence in their ability to invest, or even any interest in investing.
Alice Finn is changing that. She believes that women can have it all and pay for it—they just have to know how. Finn founded PowerHouse Assets to engage women in their financial futures and teach them how to invest their money wisely. And now, Finn has created a program to bridge the gender gap in investing and to get women excited about financial planning. She cuts through the intimidating jargon of Wall Street and gets women talking about their finances and what they want for their financial futures.
Unshakable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook
by Tony Robbins
After interviewing fifty of the world’s greatest financial minds and penning the #1 New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible. Robbins, who has coached more than fifty million people from 100 countries, is the world’s #1 life and business strategist. In this book, he teams up with Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 financial advisor in the US for three consecutive years by Barron’s. Together they reveal how to become unshakeable—someone who can not only maintain true peace of mind in a world of immense uncertainty, economic volatility, and unprecedented change, but who can profit from the fear that immobilizes so many.
Rescue Your Money: How to Invest Your Money During these Tumultuous Times
by Ric Edelman
In this updated edition of Rescue Your Money, New York Times bestselling author and investment guru Ric Edelman offers no-nonsense, practical advice for how to keep your investments safe in any economic climate.
Everyone knows that the ideal investment strategy is to buy low and sell high. But how do you know what stocks will pay off? And how do you know when it’s the right time to sell? No matter what you hear, there’s no such thing as a sure bet: following fads, listening to the media, and even taking the advice of an investment manager on a roll won’t guarantee a payout. To help you understand how to do it correctly, Edelman shows you the one major goal you should have as you seek investment success; the two major obstacles you’ll encounter; the one big question you’ll have to face; and two basic “truths” that confront—and confound—every investor.
Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy
“Wealth Matters” columnist for The New York Times reveals the decisions, behaviors, and worldviews that lead to true wealth. For the better part of the past decade, Paul Sullivan has written about and lived among some of the wealthiest people in America. He has learned how they save, spend, and invest their money; how they work and rest; how they use their wealth to give their children educational advantages, but not strip them of motivation. He has also seen how they make horrendous mistakes. Firsthand, Sullivan knows why some people, even “rich” people, never find true wealth, and why other people, even those who have far less, are far better off financially. This book shows how others can make better financial decisions—and come to terms with what money means to them. It lays out how to avoid the pitfalls around saving, spending, and giving money away and think differently about wealth to lead a more secure and less stressful life. An essential complement to all of the financial advice available, this “timely…smart” (Publishers Weekly) guide is a welcome antidote to the idea that wealth is a number on a bank statement.
Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People
The author of Making the Most of Your Money presents a clear and efficient guide to creating a sound financial plan that will virtually run itself. Quinn maintains readers only need a handful of simple, low-cost financial products and strategies.
Budget Kit: The Common Cents Money Management Workbook
The bestselling guide to getting finances under control—now fully updated and revised for these financially challenging times. “One of the most usable resources we’ve ever seen.” —Money magazine
No matter your financial goal, a well-defined budget is the first step to achieving success. The Budget Kit offers consumers a foundation of knowledge, advice in reining in out of control spending, and necessary background information on personal investing. Judy Lawrence, trusted budget coach and personal financial counselor, uses straightforward and easy-to-understand exercises to teach readers how to meet their financial needs and goals.
Wealth Watchers is the story of Alice’s journey from a life of having it all to a life of dealing with frustrating financial setbacks. In this book, you will find all the tools you need to organize your finances, complete your monthly budget, determine your disposable income, and understand which spending patterns are knocking you off-track. At the heart of the program is one simple calculation: your Daily Disposable Income (DDI), the money you can spend each day without going into debt. In this book Alice explains how it can help you make purchasing decisions, big and small, one day at a time, and build positive habits to last a lifetime.
The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living: How a Spending Fast Helped Me Get from Broke to Badass in Record Time
Popular blogger Anna Newell Jones of AndThenWeSaved.com delivers this self-help manifesto that reveals how a “spending fast” will help you get on the road to living debt-free.
In 2009, young photographer Anna Newell Jones was rapidly suffocating under the weight of too much debt. An inveterate “spender,” she was in way over her head, to the tune of almost $24,000. She knew her debt was only going to get worse if she didn’t take action, but she didn’t know where to look for help. On a whim, Anna decided to go on a spending fast—an idea she heard in passing but knew little about. Creating her own method, she learned what worked and what didn’t and wrote about it on her blog, AndThenWeSaved.com. Amazingly, Anna was able to eliminate all $23,605.10 of her debt in only 15 months! She was interviewed in Forbes, Self, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and the Chicago Tribune.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad (What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!)
Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences – his two fathers. This text lays out Kiyosaki’s philosophy and his relationship with money.