There are so many books about making money that it’s hard to know which to start with, and that’s often where people give up. But you just have to keep going – pick one up and read it. After all, education is power, so I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 books about making money. These are all AMAZING. Thank me later.
Spare Change by Iona Bain
Spare Change shows that anyone can have a more fulfilling approach to money regardless of personality, background or income. This inspirational yet down-to-earth book helps readers to take control and get the most out of their finances, from practical advice on how to save and tips on how to make your money go further, to dealing with socialising on a budget. Iona Bain helps readers work out their own personal relationship with money, then helps them formulate an action plan tailored to their own personal needs. This is the perfect handbook for the compulsive spender, budget-phobe, or just anyone who wants to improve their finances. It’s never too late to clean up your bank account.
The Financial Diet by Chelsea Fagan
The Financial Diet is the personal finance book for people who don’t care about personal finance. Whether you’re in need of an overspending detox, buried under student debt, or just trying to figure out how to live on an entry-level salary, The Financial Diet gives you tools to make a budget, understand investments, and deal with your credit. Chelsea Fagan has tapped a range of experts to help you make the best choices for you, but she also knows that being smarter with money isn’t just about what you put in the bank. It’s about everything – from the clothes you put in your closet, to your financial relationship habits, to the food you put in your kitchen (instead of ordering in again). So The Financial Diet gives you the tools to negotiate a raise and the perfect cocktail recipe to celebrate your new salary.
The Financial Diet will teach you:
- how to get good with money in a year.
- the ingredients everyone needs to have a budget-friendly kitchen.
- how to talk about awkward money stuff with your friends.
- the best way to make (and stick to!) a budget.
- how to take care of your house like a grown-up.
- what the hell it means to invest (and how you can do it).
The Meaningful Money Handbook by Pete Matthew
In The Meaningful Money Handbook, personal finance expert and podcaster Pete Matthew guides you through everything you need to know and everything you need to do to build a secure financial future for yourself and your family. You will learn:
- How to get out of debt as quickly as possible.
- Techniques for good financial control, so you can avoid getting into debt again.
- The importance of insurance for laying down a foundation on which to build a solid financial plan, which isn’t washed away by an unexpected disaster.
- How to save and invest simply and efficiently so that you can work your way towards future financial freedom.
The Meaningful Money Handbook is a practical guide to succeeding with money by cutting out the stuff you don’t need to know, and clarifying the essential things you need to do, to make a real difference to your life.
Don’t put it off any longer – pick up this book and start to take a meaningful approach to your money.
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy don’t live in Beverly Hills or Chelsea – they live next door. This new edition, the first since 1998, includes a new foreword for the twenty-first century by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley.
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
In an age of great economic uncertainty when everyone is concerned about money and how they spend what they have, this new edition of the bestselling Your Money or Your Life is an essential read. With updated resources, an easy-to-use index, and anecdotes and examples particularly relevant today, it tells you how to:
- get out of debt and develop savings
- reorder material priorities and live well for less
- resolve inner conflicts between values and lifestyle
- save the planet while saving money
- and much more
In Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin shows readers how to gain control of their money and finally begin to make a life, rather than just make a living.