8 Personal Finance Books to Make You a Money Mastermind

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The top 8 personal finance books you need to read to become a money mastermind.

Read more, grow more! Blog posts, like ours, are a great resource to read to learn more about finances and saving. However, I always find it nice to crack open a book and gain knowledge the old fashioned way too. Finance books are perfect to bring on a trip or to keep in your car when the internet might not be readily at your fingertips. The personal finance books we have listed below are some of our favorites!

Sadly, in college, I didn’t have someone tell me the amazing book hack of a library until a few semesters into school. Who would have thought that the library had textbooks? Not me. I would look up some of these great books at your local library or get a group of friends to each buy one (used) and pass them around. 

The top 8 personal finance books you need to read to become a money mastermind.

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1. Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By

Author: Cary Siegel

Review: This book lines up with my article on 8 Extremely Important Money Lessons You Should Have Learned. Like I state, we rarely get taught about the importance of money and management in school. 99 Personal Money Management Lessons to Live By provide practical principles to apply to your life. Great book to give to a high school or college graduate. Easy read!

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2. The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Author: Dave Ramsey

Review: One of Dave Ramsey’s most famous books with over 5 million copies sold. A motivational read and a well-proven plan to get your finances into place. Dave’s plan is simple and straightforward. An easy way to think of making over your finances like you would makeover yourself or work on a fitness plan. What is also nice about this book is the personal examples of everyday people that Dave gives to help put the plan into perspective and apply it your own life.

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3. Personal Fiance For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson

Review: I personally love the “For Dummies” books. Even if you are not a “dummy” about personal finance, I still think this book is worth the read. This book provides readers with ways to grow financially even as the ever changing market fluctuates. The book is broken into parts and then chapters which allow you to jump around for what information you are looking for. The book aligns with The Savvy Couple frequent topics of budgeting, saving, escaping debt, and investing.

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4. 925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World

Author: Devin Thorpe

Review: Devin Thorpe has collected over 150 essays that he wrote for FamilyShare.com and they allowed him to put together this book to help people with their money. The book is very easy to read as it feels like, and is, a collection of articles on various topics/questions related to money. You can jump around from topic to topic like a blog. My favorite chapter is the articles under Frugal Living because I can start to apply the advice to my life immediately.
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5. The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke

Author: Suze Orman

Review: Growing up, I was always drawn to Suze Orman and her show. My favorite part of the show was the segment “Can I Afford It?” where people called in or asked her personal finance questions on if they can afford something or not. Suze is so real and down to earth and so is this personal finance book. Perfect for young millennials looking for a book to grow on their knowledge of credit scores, student loan debt, and big-ticket purchases like a car or home. Also, available in Kindle and Audible edition to download for your next vacation or a long drive.

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6. How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven path to money mastery in only 15 minutes a week!

Author: Avery Breyer

Review: If you are living paycheck to paycheck, then this is the book for you! Who does not have 15 minutes in their week! That is only a few minutes every day to set aside to make a big impact in your life. Just like us, this book stresses the importance of having a budget. After reading this book, you will be motivated to creating a budget and stop the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck. Get your finances organized today!

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7. Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

Author: Erin Lowry

Review: The Savvy Couple teamed up with Erin before her book was available and scored ourselves a free copy! Erin is a fellow personal finance blogger and gives advice to millennials on how to get your financial life together #GYFLT. As your reading through the book, there are questions posed and space for you to record your response. I think this really appeals to millennials and allows you to reflect on the book in a more personal than any of the other finance books listed.

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8. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

Author: Thomas J. Stanley

Review: With over 2,400 reviews on Amazon, this book has 4.4 out of 5-star reviews. This book will motivate you to know that if you invest well and live below your means that you too can be a millionaire. After first being released in 1996, people have gone back and reread the book and still find things to improve their financial lives. Very eye-opening book and will have you immediately making changes to live more like a millionaire.

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