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The Best Books to Get Your Finances in Order

This year has been uncertain in more ways than one. Even if your financial situation seems out of your control right now, these authors have been through it all and are here to guide you through each stage of your personal finance journey. Their books offer concrete advice on how to take control and manage your money successfully and confidently. Discover budgeting tips, easy hacks for mapping out your spending habits, creative ways to save your hard-earned dough, and finance tracking guidelines to help you meet your money goals.

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    The Richest Man in Babylon Book Cover Picture
    The Richest Man in Babylon Book Cover Picture

    The Richest Man in Babylon

    by George S. Clason

    The Richest Man in Babylon Book Cover Picture
    The Richest Man in Babylon Book Cover Picture

    Mass Market Paperback
    $9.99

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    Financial Freedom Book Cover Picture
    Financial Freedom Book Cover Picture

    Financial Freedom

    by Grant Sabatier

    Financial Freedom is a step-by-step path to make more money in less time, so you have more time for the things you love. It challenges the accepted narrative of spending decades working a traditional 9 to 5 job, pinching pennies, and finally earning the right to retirement at age 65, and instead offers readers an alternative: forget everything you’ve ever learned about money so that you can actually live the life you want.
    Financial Freedom Book Cover Picture
    Financial Freedom Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $18.00

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    Broke Millennial Book Cover Picture
    Broke Millennial Book Cover Picture

    Broke Millennial

    by Erin Lowry

    Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. Packed with refreshingly simple advice and hilarious true stories, Broke Millennial is the essential roadmap every financially clueless millennial needs to become a money master.
    Broke Millennial Book Cover Picture
    Broke Millennial Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $15.00

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    Broke Millennial Takes On Investing Book Cover Picture
    Broke Millennial Takes On Investing Book Cover Picture

    Broke Millennial Takes On Investing

    by Erin Lowry

    Millennials want to learn how to start investing. The problem is that most have no idea where to begin. In this second book in the Broke Millennial series, Erin Lowry answers those questions and delivers all of the investment basics in one easy-to-digest package. Tackling topics ranging from common terminology to how to handle your anxiety to retirement savings and even how to actually buy and sell a stock, this hands-on guide will help any investment newbie become a confident player in the market on their way to building wealth.
    Broke Millennial Takes On Investing Book Cover Picture
    Broke Millennial Takes On Investing Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $15.00

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    You Are a Badass at Making Money Book Cover Picture
    You Are a Badass at Making Money Book Cover Picture

    You Are a Badass at Making Money

    by Jen Sincero

    You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—Jen Sincero combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.
    You Are a Badass at Making Money Book Cover Picture
    You Are a Badass at Making Money Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Financially Forward Book Cover Picture
    Financially Forward Book Cover Picture

    Financially Forward

    by Alexa von Tobel

    Technology has made virtually every aspect of our lives cheaper and more convenient. Shouldn’t it do the same when it comes to managing our finances? Alexa Von Tobel, the author of the bestselling classic Financially Fearless, says that it can. In this straightforward and jargon-free guide, she shows us how to use the simple tools found on any smartphone to put more money back into our wallets.
    Financially Forward Book Cover Picture
    Financially Forward Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $25.00

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    Financially Fearless Book Cover Picture
    Financially Fearless Book Cover Picture

    Financially Fearless

    by Alexa von Tobel

    Through the LearnVest Program, you’ll create your customized 50/20/30 plan. 50/20/30 simply refers to the percentage breakdown of how to spend your take-home pay each month. The 50 gets the essentials out of the way so you don’t have to stress about them. The 20 sets your foundation for the future, then the 30 is left to spend on the things that bring happiness to your life.
    Financially Fearless Book Cover Picture
    Financially Fearless Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $22.00

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    Kakeibo Book Cover Picture
    Kakeibo Book Cover Picture

    Kakeibo

    by Fumiko Chiba

    People in Japan are masters of minimal living, able to make do with less in all aspects of life, whether it’s de-cluttering personal belongings or savvy seasonal cooking. At the heart of all this is the kakeibo: the budgeting journal used to set savings goals and track spending. The premise is simple: at the beginning of each month, the prompts in this book help you to plan how much you would like to save and what you need to do in order to reach your goal. The kakeibo then gives you space to jot down your weekly spending and reflect on the month just gone. The act of completing your journal ensures that saving is a part of your everyday life, while also giving you the opportunity to reflect and improve every month.
    Kakeibo Book Cover Picture
    Kakeibo Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $15.00

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    Your Money or Your Life Book Cover Picture
    Your Money or Your Life Book Cover Picture

    Your Money or Your Life

    by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

    For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Its time-tested wisdom applies to people of all ages and covers topics like investing in index funds, managing revenue streams like side hustles and freelancing, tracking your finances online, and having difficult conversations about money.
    Your Money or Your Life Book Cover Picture
    Your Money or Your Life Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $18.00

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    You Need More Money Book Cover Picture
    You Need More Money Book Cover Picture

    You Need More Money

    by Matt Manero

    You Need More Money Book Cover Picture
    You Need More Money Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money Book Cover Picture
    The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money Book Cover Picture

    The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money

    by Jill Schlesinger

    After decades of working as a Wall Street trader, investment adviser, and money expert for CBS News, Jill Schlesinger reveals thirteen costly mistakes you may be making right now with your money. Drawing on personal stories and a hefty dose of humor, Schlesinger argues that even the brightest people can behave like financial dumb-asses because of emotional blind spots. So if you’ve saved for college for your kids before saving for retirement, or you’ve avoided drafting a will, this is the book for you. By following Schlesinger’s rules about retirement, college financing, insurance, real estate, and more, you can save money and avoid countless sleepless nights. It could be the smartest investment you make all year.
    The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money Book Cover Picture
    The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    The Index Card Book Cover Picture
    The Index Card Book Cover Picture

    The Index Card

    by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack

    The Index Card Book Cover Picture
    The Index Card Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $14.00

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    This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order Book Cover Picture
    This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order Book Cover Picture

    This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order

    by John Schwartz

    John Schwartz and his wife, Jeanne, are pre-retirement workers of an economic class well above the poverty line, but well below the one percent. Sharing his own alternately harrowing and hilarious stories, John will walk you through his own journey to financial literacy, which he admittedly started a bit late. He covers everything from investments to retirement and insurance to wills (at fifty-eight, he didn’t have one!), medical directives and more.
    This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order Book Cover Picture
    This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ Book Cover Picture
    The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ Book Cover Picture

    The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+

    by Suze Orman

    Retirement today is more complex than ever before. It is most definitely not your par­ents’ retirement. You will have to make deci­sions that weren’t even part of the picture a generation ago. In The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+, Suze Orman gives you the no-nonsense advice and practical tools you need to plan wisely for your retirement in today’s ever-changing landscape. You’ll find new rules for downsizing, spending wisely, delaying Social Security benefits, and more-starting where you are right now.
    The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ Book Cover Picture
    The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.99

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