Celebrate Financial Literacy Month With These Awesome Personal Finance Guides
April is financial literacy month, so we’re taking a moment to feature a collection of guides and how-tos’ to help you budget, save, and watch your capital grow.
An Economy of Well-Being by Mark Anielski
In the face of political, financial, and environmental upheaval, it’s difficult to slow down and build lives of mindfulness and joy. These things are within reach, but how can we go about creating a new world, using common-sense economics?
In An Economy of Well-Being, author Mark Anielski presents a practical guide for building a new economy of well-being to help communities and nations become more flourishing and happier places to live.
Finance and Philosophy by Alex J. Pollock
Finance and Philosophy provides a concise and witty account of how bankers and financial regulators think, of the alleged causes of the cycles of booms and busts, of the implicit and often un-thought-out assumptions shaping retirement finance, fiat money, corporate governance. Pollock deftly shows how poorly bankers have measured the risk their banks have been exposed to. With candor and clarity, he uncovers the persistent and unavoidable uncertainty inherent in the business of banking. We learn that a banker’s confidence in his ability to measure banking risk accurately is the lure which has repeatedly led to bank failures. Pollock has a modest and compelling suggestion: Acknowledge the unavoidability of ignorance with respect to financial risk, and, in the light of this ignorance of the future, act moderately.
The Public Wealth of Cities by Dag Detter, Steffan Fölster
How to leverage existing resources to meet the current and future needs of cities
Crumbling streets and bridges. Poorly performing schools and inadequate social services. These are common complaints in cities, which too often struggle just to keep the lights on, much less make the long-term investments necessary for future generations.
It doesn’t have to be this way. This book by two internationally recognized experts in public finance describes a new way of restoring economic vitality and financial stability to cities, using steps that already have been proven remarkably successful.
Big Money Thinks Small by Joel Tillinghast
Investors are tempted daily by misleading or incomplete information. They may make a lucky bet, realize a sizable profit, and find themselves full of confidence. Their next high-stakes gamble might backfire, not only hitting them in the balance sheet but also taking a mental and emotional toll. Even veteran investors can be caught off guard: a news item may suddenly cause havoc for an industry they’ve invested in; crowd mentality among fellow investors may skew the market; a CEO may turn out to be unprepared to effectively guide a company. How can one stay focused in such a volatile profession? If you can’t trust your past successes to plan and predict, how can you avoid ris ky situations in the future?
Set For Life by Scott Trench
Learn to build a stable financial foundation that will carry you through times of economic uncertainty. Fans of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Total Money Makeover will love the actionable advice in this personal finance bestseller
Set yourself up for life as early as possible, and enjoy life on your terms
Are you tied to a nine-to-five workweek? Would you like to “retire” from wage-paying work within ten years? Are you in your 20s or 30s and would like to be financially free―the sort of free that ensures you spend the best part of your day and week, and the best years of your life, doing what you want? By layering philosophy with practical knowledge, Set for Life gives young professionals the confidence they need to conquer their financial goals early in life.
The Cryptocurrency Revolution by Rhian Lewis
The Cryptocurrency Revolution explains the most important takeaways from the continued growth of digital currencies and blockchain technology and explores the transformative possibilities of borderless payments, decentralized finance (‘DeFi’) and machine-to-machine transactions.
The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains by Antony Lewis
There’s a lot written on cryptocurrency and blockchains. But, for the uninitiated, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains provides a clear guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it.
Baby Steps Millionaires by Dave Ramsey
You Can Baby Step Your Way to Becoming a
Most people know Dave Ramsey as the guy who did stupid with a lot of zeros on the end. He made his first million in his twenties–the wrong way–and then went bankrupt. That’s when he set out to learn God’s ways of managing money and developed the Ramsey Baby Steps. Following these steps, Dave became a millionaire again–this time the right way. After three decades of guiding millions of others through the plan, the evidence is undeniable: if you follow the Baby Steps, you will become a millionaire and get to live and give like no one else.
Money-Smart Solopreneur by Laura D. Adams
In Money-Smart Solopreneur, Laura D. Adams answers questions every aspiring and new entrepreneur has about creating a business and building a secure financial future. It’s a complete guide for what to do, critical mistakes to avoid, and how to start a solo business without taking too much risk.
Beyond Bitcoin by Simon Dingle, Steven Boykey Sidley
After over a decade of Bitcoin, which has now moved beyond lore and hype into an increasingly robust star in the firmament of global assets, a new and more important question has arisen. What happens beyond Bitcoin? The answer is decentralized finance – ‘DeFi’.
Tech and finance experts Steven Boykey Sidley and Simon Dingle argue that DeFi – which enables all manner of financial transactions to take place directly, person to person, without the involvement of financial institutions – will redesign the cogs and wheels in the engines of trust, and make the remarkable rise of Bitcoin look quaint by comparison. It will disrupt and displace fine and respectable companies, if not entire industries.
Holistic Wealth by Keisha Blair
Imagine a life where you are financially savvy and independent, living with purpose and generosity while inspiring others.
Imagine facing life’s disruption with confidence, knowing how to regain your balance in times of uncertainty. By expanding on the teachings shared in the highly acclaimed first edition of her book and in her viral article, “My Husband Died at Age 34–Here Are 40 Life Lessons I Learned from It,” viewed by more than fifty million people globally, author Keisha Blair presents even more revolutionary strategies–curated for the challenges of today’s world–that will help you find balance and success.
How Finance Works by Mihir A. Desai
If you’re not a numbers person, then finance can be intimidating and easy to ignore. But if you want to advance in your career, you’ll need to make smart financial decisions and develop the confidence to clearly communicate those decisions to others.
In How Finance Works, Mihir Desai–a professor at Harvard Business School and author of The Wisdom of Finance–guides you into the complex but endlessly fascinating world of finance, demystifying it in the process.
The Secrets of Getting Rich by David J. Perel
You may not be rich now or in six months, but you can become wealthy if you change your mindset and adopt proven financial strategies that have helped countless others become true millionaires. The Secrets of Getting Rich: Amazing Ways to Build Your Wealth provides the strategies to build your wealth quickly and permanently.
There’s no need to live frugally to achieve financial freedom in the future. Instead, you should focus on making smart choices based on your personal needs and wants. Of course, you can’t avoid spending some money but you’ll want to figure out how to put aside funds and accumulate wealth for later years.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
It’s been nearly 25 years since Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena.
It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time… translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world. Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert’s story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you
Money Like You Mean It by Erica Alini
Get a job, buy a house, spend less than you make, and retire at sixty-five. That’s advice for a world that has largely disappeared. Even good jobs today often have no guarantee of stability. Home prices have reached the stratosphere. Meanwhile, student debt drags you down just as you’re trying to take off in life.
To survive and thrive in today’s reality, you need a whole new personal finance tool kit.
Personal finance reporter Erica Alini blends the big picture with practical advice to give you a deeper understanding of the economic forces that are shaping your financial struggles and how to overcome them.
5 Day Weekend by Nik Halik, Garrett B. Gunderson
YOU WANT MORE
You know there’s a better way to live your life.
You have hopes and dreams.
You want out of the box — the financial squeeze — living by other people’s rules.
The best way to achieve your goal hasn’t been clear.
Now there’s a way.
5 Day Weekend(R) is:
- More than inspiration–It’s a plan. It shows you how to build multiple streams of passive, independent income.
- More than a concept–It’s real world. People’s stories and cases give examples and guidance.
- More than money–It’s purpose. It opens up your world to more and better choices. You can leave your 8 to 5 job behind and achieve your grandest goals.
The Feminist Financial Handbook by Brynne Conroy
The Feminist Financial Handbook provides actionable tips for women in business for overcoming these obstacles as they try to master money management and their lives. Because women’s experiences don’t exist in a vacuum relegated to their gender, the handbook explores financial issues with anecdotes and perspectives of women of different races, sexual orientations and abilities.
The Feminist Financial Handbook by Brynne Conroy
The Fearless Woman’s Guide to Starting a Business is a book for freedom-seeking female entrepreneurs and solopreneurs who want to know how to connect with their true passions, skills, and desires. It’s a book for startup business women who get honest with themselves about their reasons for wanting to start a business.