Money is one of the biggest stresses in peoples lives. In fact, in a 2014 survey, 72 percent of Americans stated that they felt stressed about money at some point in the previous month. One of the ways to combat these feelings is through education and taking control of your financial wellness. Luckily, there are a lot of amazing financial wellness books available on the market today. With that in mind, here are five financial wellness books for women.
1. On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance
For women who aren’t familiar with the world of personal finance, On My Own Two Feet is a great primer. It discusses everything from credit cards to student loans and even provides guidance on discussing money with your partner.
The book provides you with a nuts-and-bolts overview of personal finance, making it a great option if you don’t know your APRs from your IRAs.
2. Prince Charming Isn’t Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money
While the title of Barbara Stanny’s book suggests it focuses on women not relying on men to save their financial lives, that doesn’t encompass everything the book discusses. Instead, this easy-to-read and entertaining financial wellness book concentrates on the concept of pinning your future on a maybe, like landing a raise that you may not get.
The book was a best seller in the ‘90s, but an update was released in 2007 that applies better to today.
3. I Will Teach You to Be Rich
Ramit Sethi rejects the concept of skipping the daily latte as a way to achieve financial balance. Instead, he believes that making more money should be your goal.
He provides solid tips for improving your financial situation through everything from side hustles and entrepreneurship to investing. Additionally, he covers how to handle your debt, and even includes a script for talking to your credit card company.
Ultimately, it’s a great read for anyone looking take control of their financial destiny.
4. Live Richer Challenge: Learn How to Budget, Save, Get Out of Debt, Improve Your Credit and Invest in 36 Days
If you want to start living a richer life and need quick results to stay motivated, Tiffany Aliche has your back. The book includes a step-by-step approach for seizing control of your finances in just over a month. The information is easy to digest and generally accessible, making it a solid choice for anyone struggling with their financial lives.
5. Your Money or Your Life
Recently updated for 2018, Your Money or Your Life, provides readers with nine steps that help transform their relationship with money and reach the point of financial independence. The style is easy-to-read and highly accessible.
Examples are available throughout the book, making some of the analysis easier. Additionally, snippets from people who’ve gained control of their finances also pepper the book, showing how nearly anyone can overcome hardship.
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