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"Just consider it your ultimate beginner's cheat sheet to the world of personal finance."
We've heard it over and over, and over again: Millennials are the brokest generation. It's hard to ignore those headlines when it really does feel like almost everyone you know is drowning in debt, delaying homeownership, and living off of instant noodles and mac and cheese. But just because everyone says you're broke doesn't mean you have to actually be broke. This book by Erin Lowry will teach you how to get out of a financial rut and master your money (so you can really stick it to the uncle who loves to remind you that "when he was your age," he already owned a house).
The book even outlines ways to navigate tricky, real-life financial scenarios that 100% are bound to come up — like what to do when you're out at dinner and can't afford to split the bill evenly, or how to ask your partner how much debt they have.
It's safe to say that we all wish we had learned more about money when we were in high school. Teens of today, now's your chance!! This book gives you the foundation you need to start building solid finances even before you head off to college. You'll learn how to manage a credit card and savings account, think about college from a financial perspective, control your spending, and more.
Some personal finance books are just plain dry, but this one is bound to keep you engaged from page one (I know I certainly was). The Financial Diet was actually the first personal finance book I read straight out of college. And I admit that at the time, I wasn't totally into money management but I got sucked in by the cute cover. However, the credit card management principles I learned, among others, and the unique set of tips from the personal experiences of the author made this book one that I would definitely revisit — even just for fun.
The author, Andrew Hallam, became a millionaire as a high school English teacher(!!!). His book about financial literacy might change your perspective on who becomes rich — because, as Hallam shows us, you don't need to be a Wall Street guru to invest wisely and build your wealth.
Rachel Richards is an investor and financial advisor who gives you access to her wealth management knowledge right here in this book. Think answers to the most commonly-asked financial questions, Richards's four golden rules for investing, a four-bucket savings strategy, and more.
If you swear you've heard of Clever Girl Finance before, you're not wrong! It's the popular finance website created by Bola Sokunbi. But now she's taking it a step forward in print. Sokunbi's book empowers women to get out of debt, take charge of their financial life, and build their wealth. You'll learn the usual basics like budgeting, saving, and the importance of investing. But, you'll also learn how to maximize a small salary, and you'll hear the stories of real-life women who have been where you are and transformed their financial lives.
If you had a quarter for every time you heard, "I wish they taught this in school," you'd probably have enough money to pay someone to watch TikTok videos for you. Siegel wrote this book on the premise that there's a ton about personal finance that doesn't get taught in schools — even though it's one of the most important topics that'll carry us throughout our lives. And, the book is overall more approachable than most other finance books out there — it features just eight super digestible lessons you can breeze right through and still have time to get your TikTok fix.