Let’s face it. We all struggle with finances from time to time. Some people seem to be stuck in a perpetual hamster wheel where they run faster and faster but seem to get nowhere or even farther behind! Now that summer is approaching, there is no better time to get off that hamster wheel, grab a few books on personal finance, and make changes that will allow you to become more financially stable.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
This book, which is 22 years old, is the number one bestselling personal finance of all time. Robert T. Kiyosaki tells stories from his youth and lessons learned from his real father (poor dad) and his best friend’s dad (rich dad).
The Total Money Makeover
Dave Ramsey has a wildly popular radio following of more than 8 million who tune in each week to listen to his no-nonsense approach to tackling finances. His direct approach to savings and paying off debt make Ramsey one of the top financial experts out today.
Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School?
The public education system teaches children the basics of math, reading, history, and science. Unfortunately, they don’t focus too much on teaching personal finances. Cary Siegel decided to write this book when he realized that his children’s schools were inadequately preparing his children for the financial part of becoming an adult. His 99 principles are broken down into 8 different broad lessons that even a student in high school can easily understand.
Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
With the premise that earning a lot of money doesn’t equate to happiness, authors Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez, and Mr. Money Mustache (a pseudonym, we’re sure) show readers that it’s not really about budgeting at all. Rather, it is more about living within a person’s means by changing bad habits all while enjoying life.
AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip
TODAY Show financial expert Jean Chatzky and Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Officer Michael F. Roizen join forces in this book to teach you about the connection between the numbers in your bank account and your overall health and wellbeing. They advise adopting financial habits that mirror the ones you use to stay healthy, and making changes to your lifestyle so you can be secure physically, mentally, and financially.
Read one or read them all. Just don’t let summer slip by without picking up one of these fantastic personal finance books that can turn your financial health from one with bad habits and mounds of debt and stress to one of security and financial freedom.