As a self-proclaimed book lover the perfect way to spend book lovers day (#bookloversday) for me is to curl up with a lovely cup of tea (read: large glass of red wine) and a bowl of popcorn and not move until I physically have to (usually to go get another glass of wine).
There are plenty of way to celebrate book lovers day though, whether it be joining a book club, contacting your favourite author, going to a book reading, or visiting your local library.
However, for me it’s doing some research and investing in some great new books. You can never have enough! It all depends on your taste, but below is a list of excellent titles that can help you with saving, budgeting, and making the most of your money – as well as telling you the best places to buy them.
by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
This co-authored book is an international best seller. It looks into the spending habits and profiles of ‘millionaires’ in America. It’s hailed as a game changer for the millions who have read it and “is great for all those people who have just come into the game of personal financing, because [it] talks about the fundamentals of personal finance with simple, consistent instructions.”
by Farnoosh Torabi
Recommended by Forbes for young 20 something’s, this book is about learning to live on an entry-level salary. Coming out of university into the working world is a hard adjustment and this book helps advise against racking up credit card debt and spending above your means.
by Dave Ramsey
The Total Money Makeover is a great book for organizing your finances and developing a financial plan. In this book the plan laid out is called “The Baby Steps”. By following these steps the author says that with perseverance you can live a debt free life. Some of the major advice given in this book is using cash to pay for all your purchases. It’s simple and easy to read, and “The Baby Steps” are clear and direct. A good please to start the road to a debt free life.
by Lacey Lane
Only written two years ago this little book is a cheap buy at £2.99, and offers good clear advice on small everyday ways you can save money and pull back those precious pennies. It draws your attention to all the money and resources you are wasting in your everyday life without even realising it!
by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox
This is an American author and the book focuses on the American system. Nevertheless, it has good solid advice on clearing debt and as the author herself was at one time in $100,000 worth of debt, it’s a book whose advice you can rely on! It’s a book with a real message of hope.
6. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
by John C. Bogle
This book is a great common sense guide to investing. Recommended by Business Insider, it is a good book to read if you are interested in investing in stocks and shares and want to know how to get the best returns on your money. It’s not a book for everyone, as it’s more specialised than just your everyday savings advice and life tips, but it’s a good start for those who are interested in becoming stockholders.
by Piper Terrett
Although written in 2009, so arguably some of the advice may be slightly out of date, this is a solid common sense and feel good book. It covers areas such as creating new affordable budgets, cutting bill amounts, lowering your shopping bill, getting through Christmas debt free, and other everyday money concerns that the rest of us all face.
These are all good books to invest in and find a few spare minutes to read. There’s years’ worth of expertise and research poured into these titles and you will learn a lot of new tips and advice to help you out with your budgeting and saving goals.
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