Saving money shouldn’t be a life-altering task and hitting your financial goals shouldn’t seem impossible. A ton of money experts actually started with student loans and small bank accounts, later learning how to combat their financial restrictions and turn them into financial stability. We've gathered the best personal finance books we could find that offer advice on how to budget, earn more, save, while still enjoying the pleasures of life. Building your bank doesn’t mean you have to become a recluse who can never touch their money- this reading list will show you how.
6 of The Best Personal Finance Books to Help You Get Better with Money
More money, less problems
1. 'I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That Works' by Ramit Sethi
I Will Teach You to Be Rich Part 2 is the second edition of the original book, released in 2009. The previous New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller taught a generation how to build their savings and earn more money during a time of recession. Now a newer and updated edition is here, just in time for the predicted 2020 recession. In this guide, Sethi teaches readers vital skills like how to crush debt, talk their way out of late fees, and negotiate for a raise.
2. 'Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need' by Grant Sabatier
In Financial Freedom, author Grant Sabatier lays out how he was able to extend his $2.26 checking account to a net worth of over $1.25 million in just five years. With “Money is unlimited. Time is not. Become financially independent as fast as possible” as the theme, this guide pushes readers to live on their own terms right now. Working side hustles, negotiating with employers, and traveling for less are a few of the topics this guide explores, leaving readers with a roadmap to give them a fresh start.
3. 'Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money' by Erin Lowry
Erin Lowry lays out a guide for readers on how to invest for the first time. Answering questions like “What about robo-advisors and apps--are any of them any good?” and “Where can I look online for investment advice?”, this book will leave you assured in your future investment plans. Broke Millennial Takes On Investing comes after her first book, Broke Millennial, which focused on how to stop the paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle and live comfortably within one’s means.
4. 'The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good with Money' by Chelsea Fagan
This Refinery29 'Best Book of 2018' teaches readers how to master the art of saving in a year, create and stick to a budget, and offers the basics of investing. Chelsea Fagan includes a variety of money experts to provide a guide that will teach you to save in the simplest of ways. Grocery shopping over-ordering in, buying clothes on sale rather than at full price, and many other hacks included in this book will have readers saving their paycheck easier than imagined.
5. 'The 30-Day Money Cleanse: Take Control of Your Finances, Manage Your Spending, and De-stress Your Money for Good' by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley
This Amazon 'Best Book of 2019 So Far' guide teaches readers how to have a healthy relationship with spending. As someone who previously worked in financial services, Ashley Feinstein Gerstley was inspired to write this book when she realized the stress her personal finances caused her. Determined to change her habits, Feinstein Gerstley lays out a 30-day system that will relieve readers from money stressors, provide the basics of investing, and create a comprehensive, but enjoyable plan to grow their money.
6. 'Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford' by Kristin Wong
Get Money is all about stacking more money without it creating a boring lifestyle. Becoming financially stable seems like an impossible task for many and several people don’t know where or how to start. Personal finance expert Kristin Wong teachers her readers to build a budget, hack a credit score, find side hustles, and negotiate their earnings. This guide makes it possible to understand money without working in the finance industry.