If you’re interested in tackling your personal finances, personal finance books are an excellent resource. They can teach you about a variety of financial topics, from budgeting and investing to mortgages and other loans and retirement, annuities, and insurance. There are also audiobooks available on personal finance, which are a great way to learn more. In addition to reading them on your own, you can borrow them from your local library. And while you’re at it, why not read the book and listen to the audiobook version?
Dave Ramsey’s “I Will Teach You to Be Rich”
I Will Teach You to Be Rich is a do-it-yourself guide to building wealth. The 2009 New York Times best-seller is packed with practical advice for today’s millennials on how to get out of debt, build credit, and increase net worth. Although it does not contain the latest stock tips, it does provide some useful guidance on how to make money last.
Using a system allows you to make money-saving decisions guilt-free. While changing your spending habits requires hard choices, the system makes the process less painful. In reality, most people don’t start saving until their forties, so it is critical that you’re ready to change that. If you’re like most Americans, it’s likely that you’ll be working for many years before you’re ready to retire and begin saving for your retirement.
Brian Portnoy and Joshua Brown’s “I Will Teach You to Be Rich”
This book focuses on experiences, rather than the accumulation of money. The author spent years living frugally, but then began investing the extra money he earned to become financially independent. The author argues that delayed gratification is not worth sacrificing experiences for material goods. Moreover, you should spend money more freely when you’re young, rather than later on.
While the …