If you’re committed to improving your financial health in 2018, add these books to your reading list! We asked several money experts to share their best personal finance books, and here’s what they said:
1. “The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living: How a Spending Fast Helped Me Get From Broke to Badass in Record Time” by Anna Newell Jones--“While this book is on removing debt, it dives into going from spender to saver and how reducing debt allows you to do this. It touches on mentally cleansing the notion of what one thinks they cannot accomplish to owning the process. I absolutely love the approach that it gives with making it a family and friend affair and what this means to the (social side) of being on a financial wellness journey.” Marsha, The Finance Bar
2. “Small Change: Money Mishaps and How to Avoid Them” by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler--“Ariely has a lot of insight into the many irrational ways we think about and manage money, while Kreisler helps present it all with humor. If money were the objective ‘means of exchange’ that dictionaries describe, we'd all have an easy time managing money brilliantly. But of course, viewed through the human mind and heart, it's far from objective. That's why we need the insights Ariely provides so well.” Matt Bell, Matt About Money
3. “End Financial Stress Now: Immediate Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Financial Outlook” by Emily Guy Birken--“A great book for those who are sick and tired of being stressed out about money. The book includes great research and details of what you can do to feel better right away!” Leisa Peterson, MBA, CFP, WealthClinic
4. “Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together” by Erin Lowry--“A step-by-step guide with lots of enjoyable stories for how to take greater responsibility for your financial future and still have a life. I LOVE this book.” Leisa Peterson, MBA, CFP, WealthClinic
5. “The Millionaire Mind” by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.--“My favorite personal finance book for 2018 that I recommend to everyone is ‘The Millionaire Mind.’ This book provides a roadmap as to how average millionaires found their riches through very attainable ways. After reading this book, I felt like becoming a millionaire is no longer a wild dream but a very attainable goal.” Brian Meiggs, My Millennial Guide
6. “The 7 Fruits of Budgeting” by Roslyn Lash, AFC--“This upcoming book—which is scheduled to be released in the spring—will be one of the best personal finance books released this year! In this book, readers will learn how to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck, reduce debt, rebuild credit, and save for their future.” Roslyn Lash, AFC
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