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Master Your Personal Finances By Reading These Helpful Books in 2019

Become master of your domain… Your financial domain that is.

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Be honest with yourself, you definitively could use this. Personal finances should be treated as new housewives treat home economics; a subject they probably didn’t give much thought to until they came face to face with it in real life.

You’ve probably already had a number of encounters with personal finances and realized their fragility and how quickly it can suffer if you ignore them. You better give it some attention!

Learn to actually plan out your expenses in the long run so living from paycheck to paycheck no longer seems unbearable. Give yourself the peace of mind to finally not worry about the end of the month by learning how to handle your personal finances through these books.

 

#1 All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan

All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan
This book is pretty essential reading if you’re interested in the 50/30/20 savings method that’s become an essential tactic of a lot of personal savings experts in recent years. Based on the idea that you should spend 50% of your income on essentials like bills, 30% on ‘fun’ things and save the remaining 20%, ‘All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan’ explores the concept in detail, helping people approaching intelligent personal finance for the first time to understand the concepts involved.

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#2 The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
This book has been a game changer for myself and countless others since it was first published in 2003 by bestselling author and financial guru, Dave Ramsey. The beauty of the book is its simple, actionable and proven plan to getting a grip on your personal finances. Dave’s plan is presented in a set of follow-along steps designed to give anybody a clear path to achieving financial freedom and wealth.

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#3 Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Rich Dad Poor Dad is one of those books that completely changes how you think about money and personal finance. It challenges preconceived notions of how to get rich and teaches you about what you should invest in. Definitely a must-read for budding entrepreneurs and if you’re looking to increase your bank balance in the long-run.

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#4 The Simple Path to Wealth by J L Collins

The Simple Path to Wealth by J L Collins
It’s an easily readable book and it presents a simple framework that anyone can follow to save more, invest smartly, and begin the journey towards financial independence.

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#5 Money Honey: A Simple 7-Step Guide For Getting Your Financial $hit Together

Money Honey: A Simple 7-Step Guide For Getting Your Financial $hit Together
My (biased, as I’m the author) opinion of this book is that it’s a money management guide that is ACTUALLY fun, entertaining, and easy to understand. This book has resonated with female millennials. The subtitle itself is telling… A Simple 7-Step Guide for Getting Your Financial $hit Together. Women who want to empower themselves and take control of their finances should definitely read this!

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#6 The Quick-Start Guide to Financial Success by Dirk Maierhafer

The Quick-Start Guide to Financial Success by Dirk Maierhafer
The Quick-Start Guide to Financial Success will help you with life’s financial challenges, such as getting out of debt, buying a car, paying for college, buying a house, saving for retirement, and many other financial milestones that will have a lifelong impact on you and your family. Unfortunately, there is a lack of basic financial education being taught in today’s world, and this is one of the biggest reasons people are struggling financially. But you can have a better life. This book can be picked up by anyone at any point in life so they can start making sound financial decisions immediately.

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#7 The Wealthy Barber: The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning

The Wealthy Barber: The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning
This book is a great entry for those seeking financial advice. The story-driven format is great for not overwhelming the reader with financial jargon. The book covers the idea of paying yourself first and discusses key elements of spending, saving & investing money.

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#8 The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon
This book provides some common sense financial advice, principles like: avoid debt, live below your means and invest.

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#9 Think And Grow Rich

Think And Grow Rich
This book does a wonderful job describing the psychological elements of finance. The idea is that becoming rich begins with our mindset around money.

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#10 More than Enough: The Ten Keys to Changing Your Financial Destiny

More than Enough: The Ten Keys to Changing Your Financial Destiny
Dave Ramsey shares practical and inspirational advice for taking control of your finances. The book doesn’t list general basic steps towards budgeting and living debt-free. It explores the concept of prosperity, giving back to one’s community, and how finances are inextricably linked to romance in relationships. The book’s focus on goals and values go beyond recording numbers on a spreadsheet. It helps you reflect on your approach and beliefs about money, and how you can enhance your life through managing your money well.

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#11 The Power of Zero by David McKnight

The Power of Zero by David McKnight
It is said that it’s not what you make, it’s what you save that’s important. There’s an often forgotten corollary to this: It’s not what you save, it’s what you get to keep. What’s the point of saving $1M if half or more is going to end up disappearing when you need it the most in the form of taxes. This is a powerful book on how to use the right parts of the savings tax codes to minimize, if not eliminate, your future tax liability. After all, we can pay tax on the seed or on the entire harvest. It’s up to us.

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#12 Become Richer Than You Are, Robert Parent

Become Richer Than You Are, Robert Parent
This book explains a simple approach to becoming financially independent using very simple methods. It helped me get from debt to financially independent. – started with giving myself an allowance and paying off all credit cards in a couple of years.

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#13 The Market Whisperer: A New Approach to Stock Trading

The Market Whisperer: A New Approach to Stock Trading
THE MARKET WHISPERER is an essential guide to day trading the stock market. It is ideal for those with no background or experience, as well as for experienced day traders who lack sufficient skills for active stock trading. It will guide you towards becoming financially independent and put you in control of your own destiny

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#14 Financial Fornication: Avoid Financial And Credit Dis-Ease

Financial Fornication: Avoid Financial And Credit Dis-Ease
If you are dealing with the pain of Financial STDs (Substantially Tremendous Debt), bestselling book Financial Fornication will help you with fun and practical strategies to avoid and get our of debt. Financial Fornication, is a dynamic book by Tarra Jackson, known as Madam Money, written in the style of metaphors with real-life relational experiences and examples. It uses examples of personal and physical relationship to our relationships with money, credit and financial institutions.

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#15 4 Financial Languages: The Secrets to Communicating About Money

4 Financial Languages: The Secrets to Communicating About Money
Are you sick and tired of fighting about money with your partner? If financial fights and money misunderstandings are causing havoc in your relationship, Personal Finance Expert Tarra Jackson’s book 4 Financial Languages will teach you the 4 dominant Financial Languages and how to communicate with your partner about money.

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#16 The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America
Experience is key in all aspects of life, so learn the rise and falls of various decisions before one man makes it big on Wall Street.

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#17 Stock Trading: Definitive Beginner’s Guide by Brian StClaire

Stock Trading: Definitive Beginner's Guide by Brian StClaire
How-To’s and Books for Dummies are popular for a reason. Although it won’t bring you overnight success, this book serves as a beginner’s guide to the world of investing.

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#18 Investing All-in-One For Dummies

Investing All-in-One For Dummies
Speaking of Books for Dummies, why not an actual guide written by the alpha of how-to’s. Personal and Business Investing 101 are broken down in this 8-in-1 finance guide.

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#19 Bull: A History of the Boom and Bust

Bull: A History of the Boom and Bust
A collection of stories, players and events from the various timeline within wall street. Not a focus or guideline for getting into investing, but stories humanising those in the suits on playing the investing game.

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#20 Incremental Improvements: Change Your Life One Small Step At A Time

Incremental Improvements: Change Your Life One Small Step At A Time
This book is written by financial advisor, Mike Brodsky, who shares ideas and strategies for making improvements in many aspects of one’s life. While the book covers various topics, the chapter on personal finance provides a very thorough overview of this subject, with lots of information and professional wisdom that can help the reader to gain a better understanding of this discipline. The book includes lots of helpful ideas regarding personal finance, as well as personal development.

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#21 The Madoffs Among Us by William Francavilla

The Madoffs Among Us by William Francavilla
Wealthy, smart and successful people get swindled every day, and it’s not always from petty thieves or ex-cons, but from people they believe they can trust, including financial advisors, stock brokers, and realtors. There are many steps one can take to help insulate against suffering financial ruin and they can be found in an eye-opening book, The Madoffs Among Us: Combat The Scammers, Con Artists, and Thieves Who are Plotting to Steal Your Money (Career Press), by William M. Francavilla, CFP.

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#22 I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition

I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition
I Will Teach You To Be Rich 2.0 is the definitive guide to managing and navigating your personal finances in 2019 and beyond. Ramit has devoted his life to breaking down the complexities of personal finance and making improved personal finance an attainable goal of the layman. Ramit gives actionable tips on automating your finances, fixing your credit card and student loan debts, investment strategies, and a lot more.

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#23 Financial Adulting: Take Control of Your Financial Future

Financial Adulting: Take Control of Your Financial Future
“Financial Adulting” is an easy to read book on finance. It tackles issues that young people care about most: budgeting, investing, and insurance. Readers will also find useful tips on estate planning basics, and tax.

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#24 The Financial Black Belt Academy’s by Kenneth E Rupert

The Financial Black Belt Academy's by Kenneth E Rupert
The Financial Black Belt’s Financial Self-Defense Training is a proven strategic financial management program that incorporates the instructional practices, discipline, and belt structure of HapKiDo and the basic and advanced financial practices of personal finance. This innovative financial wellness program provides the knowledge necessary to be financially successful, provides the strategic path upon which knowledge can be applied, and provides the predictive actions required to achieve the strategic goals set forth in the program.

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#25 Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide To Money

Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide To Money
This is an excellent book for anyone who’s struggling to manage their finances. The author does a great job in sharing dozens of stories of families that are struggling with debt and managing their bills. Dave Ramsey, having been bankrupt himself a couple times, knows all to well about the pain that most families are going through keep up with expenses. He share a lot of strategies in not only the best way to pay your debt fast but also how to save more even if you have a low income.

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Contributors to this article
Stephen Hart from Cardswitcher

Joe Flanagan from GetSongbpm

Nicolas Deskos from LUMES Eyewear

Scott Perry from Catchers Home

Rachel Richards from Money Honey Rachel

Dirk Maierhafer from DirkWrites

Jesse Perreault from Car Loans Canada

Jess Chua from Inner Life Goals

Josh Zepess from Broke Is No Joke

Robert Parent from Aingels Inc

Meir Barak from Tradenet

Tarra Jackson from Madam Money

Ashley Lomelin from Allegro, LLC

Mike Brodsky from Incremental Improvements

Jaquelyn Mahalick from Finn Partners

Sam Rexford from ChillReptile

Jason Papier from WRP Wealth

Ken Rupert from Financial Black Belt

Petros Eshetu from PetrosEshetu

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