5 Money and Money Mindset Books That Will Change Your Life
So you want to improve your life and your finances but you can’t exactly afford a financial planner / advisor/ coach. You still have many options in the book world. While there’s no true way to replace all the great advice you might get from a financial advisor or money coach there are a few books I recommend reading. I recommend reading these books because they helped me to get my money life in order. These books gave me a new lease on life. They also renewed my energy to help other women out there in the world. So here goes.
This book is about the coming of age of Lisa Nichols and how it changed her outlook on money and abundance. It’s definitely a pivotal book for me as it helped me to adjust my own mindset around money. She does visualization and affirmations that really set your soul on fire. This book helped me to understand my role in the world and how I can help more women like me. It’s a definite must-read in my opinion.[Tweet “Lisa Nichols’ Abundance Now is a “Must Read” #moneymindset #abundancemindset”]
This book is perfect for this day and age where women are either the higher earner in their households or the sole breadwinner. Farnoosh talks about making sure your spouse still feels love and appreciated. This book also reminded me that even though I might bring more money into our household it’s ok to let my husband buy things for me. It’s ok for him to pay for things I might need. This helps to solidify his role as my spouse and not my child/ butler/ groundskeeper, etc. This also helped to remind me that it isn’t necessary to be the “strong black woman” because I have support. I have someone who loves me and loves us and wants the best for us! That is such a relief![Tweet “Farnoosh helps us to be the breadwinners without losing our men #moneyandrelationships”]
I read this book when I first started to get deep into “I want to become wealthy” mindset. It was quite eye-opening. At the time, I went through Financial Peace University as well. These two combined really got me on a roll with coming to grips with my money situation and finally building the wealth I wanted. I will say this…Dave Ramsey kind of makes me feel on a “money diet” rather than a lifestyle change and the extremeness of some of his ideas can lead to a feeling of failure if you backslide even a little. We did end up backsliding a bit when we moved back to the U.S. in 2014. Saying that I still recommend reading this book if you are looking for actual tactics and success stories to motivate you![Tweet “Dave Ramsey is the swift kick we all need to makeover our money #money”]
This book is a must-read for women. I will be honest here: I think women get the short end of the money stick. We are often highly under-educated about finances, we are underpaid, and often overcharged for things that make our lives easier. I personally feel it’s a damned if you do, damned if you don’t type of situation. Well, Suze takes that situation by the horns. Her mission is to educate and empower women to make and manage their own money. It’s such a breath of fresh air reading this book. I am sure you will enjoy it!
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This book is more about the behavioral aspects of money and history. Deborah goes into the 8 money archetypes that we exhibit and how we can start to change them. There are some serious eye-openers here: I found out that, though I have a strong warrior archetype, I also occasionally exhibit the behaviors of a money tyrant. Wow, right? I highly enjoyed this book and also recommend it if you are interested in getting into the deeper subconscious issues around money (which you should!)
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So there you have it. It’s not hard to read and learn about personal finance. It’s not your fault if you didn’t learn about personal finance when you were younger, however, it’s up to you to learn now. Also, while there is something to be said for reading personal finance books, it’s up to you to implement what you read!
Avoid procrastination and take the first steps.
- Open that savings account
- talk to HR about that retirement account
- set some goals for getting out of debt.
Whatever you do start now with even the smallest step. Martin Luther King Jr once said, “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, to take the first step”. So go forth and take those small steps forward today, because next year you will wish you started today!
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