It’s the best time of the year! The smell of ink and paper, strolling between lanes and lanes of books, and choosing your next adventure! The Book Fair has arrived and is there anything that beats reading?! Maybe! But, as we aim to teach, here are five books to get your finance in order!
1. The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
Want a short, simple, easy read to understand your relationship with money? Then this one is for you. The Psychology of Money takes you on a journey to get to know yourself better, financially! We talked about emotional spending before and this book will make bring more insights into both your spending and saving habits because the way we view, deal, spend, save, and invest our money makes all the difference. It offers multiple lessons that will certainly change your outlook on money and wealth!
2. Atomic Habits by James Clear
“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.” Well said, Clear! Atomic Habits is not exactly a book focused on finance but it has valuable lessons that could be applied to your own personal finance strategy. One of the strategies the book focuses on is building good habits and breaking bad ones. It’s an easy and interesting read that sets you on the path to basically getting your shit together even financially!
3. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
You’ve probably heard of this book before. It’s after all one of the best-selling personal finance books of all time. It tells the story of two dads, one is rich and the other is poor. Hence, the title! And it explores their attitudes towards money and how it made only one of them rich. One of the main points the book talks about is how to be changing an employee’s mindset to a business mindset. Instead of focusing on living paycheck to paycheck, it will help you focus on how to build wealth.
4. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
You know, not all of us are entrepreneurs or meant to be one. Despite what the influencer verse is trying to sell us about the 9-5 work culture, it’s not that easy to get out of it. So you gotta make the best of what you have. That means getting the pay you deserve for your work. The book offers advice on climbing the corporate ladder and especially encourages women to take risks and carpe diem because we deserve it!
5. Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not) by Beth Kobliner
It’s never too late or too early to educate yourself or your children! This book is aimed at those aged between 3-23, but I think it’s for anyone who wants a basic understanding of personal finance. The earlier you start learning about finance, the better your future will look.