4 Books You Should Read To Make The Most Of Your Money

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It may already be March, but it’s never too late to start on a little self-improvement, especially where our finances are concerned. Books don’t have to be all fiction and fairy-tales, you can actually learn a thing or two, even while you commute to work. (But if you are in need of a thriller fiction novel, read our list of current faves!) Below, are the best books to help you start saving money and spending wisely!


Living Well, Spending Less by Ruth Soukup


Written by the founder of the site ‘Living Well, Spending Less’, Ruth is a mother and a wife who understands the need to effectively budget for a simpler, less stressful life. Ruth comes across as a down to earth woman, who genuinely wants to share her ideas and her practical ways of saving money, without sounding like she’s telling you off! If you’re after some more hacks to save money, you need to read our article on this little-known gems!


The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsay

This book was originally published in 2003 but since being updated, it has spent 2 years on the New York Times Bestsellers list, selling almost 5 million copies! It is essentially a collection of Dave Ramsay’s best advice, from clearing debt to saving for the future to investing and managing your cash flow. It’s the perfect book to help you make life-changing and long-lasting improvements to your finances. We have also discovered the best apps for you and your money here!


Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

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Your Money or Your Life goes beyond all the money-saving tips & tricks, and delves deeper into why we spend the way we do; why it is we are programmed to want materialistic things. This book has been labelled life-changing by many of its readers, transforming the way they think about money, how they choose to spend it and how they wish to live their lives.


I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi


Aimed at all the twentysomethings, I Will Teach To Be Rich is for those who are overwhelmed with all financial advice being thrown at their way. Ramit has a straight talking, simplified style of explaining and tells you exactly what you should be doing with your money. The ideal read for someone just starting out, and in need of a little help understanding the world of finance. Here’s our financial guide to what every 20-year-old should aim to achieve.

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  1. Thanks for sharing ! These books are going to be so helpful

  2. Great suggestions — I’ve heard good things about the first two and will check out the others. I also loved Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s book It’s Your Money, written for women to help them become financially independent and successful. Thanks for the list!

    Hillary | http://www.flinntrospection.com

  3. I’m currently reading “Rich Bitch” by Nicole Lapin and am obsessed with it already. Only on Chapter 3, but it seems like it would be a perfect fit on this list!

    Janelle | http://www.thesweetsceneblog.com

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