My top 5 personal finance books
I am always getting asked for recommendations for the best personal finance books, so I thought I would write a post about it. I have read so many fiction and non-fiction books over the years, and many have left a lasting impression on me. The Famous Five, Nancy Drew and Mallory Towers in my childhood and a few of my favourites in my adult life were Touching the Void, I am Pilgrim and We Need To Talk About Kevin
Get Rich, Lucky Bitch
“You have to decide NOW that you are enough. You are smart enough, pretty enough, clever enough, ready enough. You can be richer starting today, if you’re brave enough to define exactly what you want.”
At number one on my list has to be Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First-Class Life, by Denise Duffield Thomas. I have read it numerous times and love her no-nonsense attitude and simple suggestions to help female business owners to improve their money mindset and increase their earning capacity. She is awesome and I learn something from her every day!
The Science of Getting Rich
“By thought, the thing you want is brought to you; by action you receive it.”
Another book that I have listened to and read time and time again is The Science of Getting Rich. Although this book was written in 1910, the principles still apply as much today as they did then. It is based around the idea that you can create what you want, and if you want to have money, then your mind is the biggest tool that you have. The book will help you to understand how you can use your mind effectively to help you to create your dreams.
This a wonderful book, which will really help you to think about your money mindset and see the difference that you can make to your life by thinking differently about money. Sheconomics was co-written by Simonne Gnesson and Karen J Pine.
Simonne is a passionate advocate of Financial Coaching, and has been transforming lives through her business Wise Monkey Financial Coaching. I did my financial coaching training with Simonne and am very grateful to her for her advice and support in the early days.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
“If you realize that you’re the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Don’t blame other people for your problems.”
This was the first personal finance book that I ever read and it has stayed with me ever since. The difference between the mindsets of the rich dad and the poor dad just fascinated me and inspired me to learn more about money mindset. Written by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad will give you a great start in investigating how your mind can actually make a difference to your money!
Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich
Lois Frankel’s book is great! Written by a woman, for women, it hits the nail on the head about the challenges that many women face. Although some of it is relating to the American market, the money mindset stuff is just fascinating, and helps you to understand some of the common mistakes that many women make.
These are some of my favourite books about money, but I am always enjoy finding new ones, so if you have any you recommend, please comment below and tell me what you loved about it.
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I am Eileen Adamson, a Your Money, Sorted coach, working online with UK based women, helping you to develop a better relationship with money. I can help you to understand your money mindset and implement changes which will allow you to feel calm, positive and confident as you become happier, healthier and wealthier.