This blog post was written by Student Advisory Council member, David Gonzalez.
As 2021 concludes, 2022 presents us with opportunities to embark on new intellectual and personal pursuits. Perhaps you have the goal of wanting to get your finances in order. Or maybe you want to understand more complex finance topics. Maybe you simply have a goal to expand your reading list this year. These five personal finance books can help you accomplish all of these goals and start you on a journey toward better understanding and taking control of your own finances.
- The Money Manual by Tonya B. Rapley
This book is about simplifying personal finance. With its clear language and interactive writing sections, it navigates its readers through methods for reducing debt, saving, and smart spending.
- Your Money or Your Life (updated version) by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
An update on an older work, this book is designed to help the reader reconsider their relationship to their personal finances, particularly damaging behaviors that could keep one from achieving financial security.
- The Simple Path to Wealth by J.L. Collins
Derived from a series of letters from the author to his daughter, this comprehensive book focuses on investment and retirement. Through practical advice and clarification of seemingly complex financial topics, it can help you kick off your journey toward wealth building.
- What to Do with Your Money When Crisis Hits by Michelle Singletary
Whether you are currently in a financial crisis or want to be ready in case of one, Singletary’s work shows readers how to rearrange their priorities so that they can get their financial health back on track.
- Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything by Alexandra Carter
This book seeks to transform how readers communicate in their personal and professional lives so that they may enhance the quality of their pursuits and relationships.
The world of personal finance is filled with confusing and difficult language that is often evolving, so being informed with the latest information—along with timeless knowledge—will make all the difference. Regardless of the book(s) that you may choose to read this year, it is always important to keep in mind that personal finance is a journey of perpetual learning. Good luck to you in the new year!