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Guide Picks - Top Ten Books About Money
There are literally hundreds of books out there about managing your money. How do you choose? Here are my top picks for personal finance books.
1) Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money & Achieving Financial Independence
Do you spend more than you earn? Would you like to change jobs but can't afford to? Are arguments about money affecting your relationships? Whether you are deeply in debt, financially comfortable, or already wealthy, this book can transform your relationship with money and may transform your life.
2) The Family CFO: The Couple's Business Plan for Love and Money
If you work in the corporate world, you may be very comfortable with the business tools suggested in this book for your own finances, like a business plan, a Board of Directors, and a Chief Financial Officer. The book shows you how to use corporate tools to reach your money goals without getting sidetracked by emotions.
3) The Unofficial Guide to Managing Your Personal Finances
Practical, easy-to-understand guide to managing your personal finances, including basic information on credit cards, banks, investing, insurance, buying a car or home, taxes, financing college educations, retirement planning, estate planning, and more. This book is ideal for those who are in the early stages of taking control of their money and planning their financial future.
4) Motley Fool's You Have More Than You Think: The Foolish Guide to Investing What You Have
The creators of the number one most popular financial site, www.fools.com, show how inexperienced investors can invest the smallest amounts of money and still make a profit. Their far-from-foolish advice includes how to reduce your debt and find money to invest, how to find the best investments, how to manage your 401(k), and more. Fun and easy to read.
5) The Millionaire Next Door
The authors debunk the myth that most American millionaires have inherited their wealth. By demonstrating how hard work and smart investing have made millionaires out of average Americans, this book shows us that we too can be among the ranks of the wealthy. Very interesting reading.
6) Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Money
Don't be offended by the title. This plainly written book shows that anybody can learn to manage their money effectively, and is full of consumer tips, advice on mortgages, debt, mutual funds, auto loans, bank fees, credit cards, and other money related matters.
7) Courage To Be Rich: Creating Life of Material and Spiritual Abundance
This is not a nuts and bolts book about money, but rather a look at the emotional and psychological barriers that keep us from realizing our full financial potential. The book is for those who have not yet taken control of their financial future because they are being held back by attitudes about money.
8) Couples and Money: A Couples' Guide, Updated for the New Millennium
As a psychologist and a Certified Financial Planner, Dr. Victoria Collins brings a unique perspective to solutions for couples, married or unmarried, who are in dispute about financial issues. The book includes practical advice, worksheets, and true stories that will help couples achieve financial harmony and work toward common financial goals.
9) Average Family's Guide to Financial Freedom: How You Can Save a Small Fortune on a Modest Income
The Tooheys, named among the "Best Personal Finance Managers in America" by Money magazine, offer practical advice on how average families, with children, in debt, with modest incomes, can take control of their financial lives. Putting their own advice into action, they amassed $467,000 in 8 years on an income of $65,000. They show you how to turn your average income into above-average wealth.
10) Women, Men, and Money: The Four Keys for Using Money to Nourish Your Relationship, Bankbook, and Soul
William Devine goes beyond the practical ins and outs of personal finance and gets to the emotion and meaning behind money, "showing you how to earn, spend, invest, negotiate, and communicate about money" in a way that will enrich your relationship with your significant other.
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