Personal finance issues can be overwhelming. Check out some of these titles on about saving money, handling your money, investing wisely, and more. These titles focus on some basics and beyond: spend less, save more, prioritize needs over wants, decide on a realistic spending plan/budget you can live with, ditch debt, be happy with what you have, invest easily and simply, and save for retirement on your terms.
Author Ilyce Glink has this helpful guide for all those things you hope to get around to doing someday, but never do: getting your financial documents organized, getting your insurance up to date, diversifying your portfolio, setting financial rules for your children, estate issues, and more. She breaks down each chapter into easy-to-follow steps with helpful tips along the way.
Like most Americans, stay-at-home moms Chrissy Pate and Kristin McKee spent the lion's share of their budgets on what they assumed to be static costs such as groceries and utilities. But when using traditional couponing and cheapskate guides didn't help their budgets shrink by a dime, Pate and McKee decided to come up with their own way to save. - from Amazon.com
A how-to guide for cleaning up credit reports, maintaining/improving credit scores, paying debt and building credit for the future, with forms to handle existing debts, avoid overspending, and deal with collection agencies. The 11th edition is completely updated with the latest legal developments.
"Author Bruce Piaceski convincingly lays out the case for a return to frugality, providing relevant examples from his thirty years of experience as a management consultant and change agent."--Provided by publisher
This book may be older, but the advice it contains is timeless. Author Dara Duguay offers such tips as: learn from your parents, don't try to keep up with the Joneses, never make a significant purchase on the first trip to the store, never get a car loan for longer than three years, never go to a credit repair clinic, and more.
"Lighten Up" offers a road map to creating a less-is-more life, and teaches readers how a life of less can actually be a life of great abundance. Features three audits designed to instigate life changes: a financial audit combined with assessments of the physical junk filling your homes and the emotional junk causing tension in your life.
Jane Bryant Quinn offers money management the No Worry way, choosing from the best financial ideas and products available today to give you all you need to create a successful and long-lasting financial plan.
Thomas J Stanley is known for studying millionaires and their habits. Learn how you can stop acting rich and live like a millionaire; the typical "millionaire next door" lives a fairly frugal lifestyle--that's how he got rich!
Still in his early thirties, Chris Guillebeau has traveled around the world--and yet he's never held a "real job" or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment, and he's focused on the 50 most intriguing case studies. --From publisher description
John Bogle is the founder of investment house Vanguard. His simple, folksy style of writing is very accessible, and he explains clearly how you can easily make great investment choices with the funds in your 401k, IRA, or other accounts.
Chris Farrell is the economics editor for public radio's "Marketplace Money," and has written this clear, concise guide to living a great life on less--and what to do with the money you save by living more simply.
If your goal is to retire before 60, this book is for you. Author Larry Ferstenou retired at age 42, even though his family’s overall income averaged less than $50,000 per year. You can do it too! This no-nonsense guide focuses on retirement in your 40s or 50s and reveals the strategies essential for a comfortable retirement at any age.--from Amazon.com
In an age of great economic uncertainty when everyone is concerned about money and how they spend what they have, this new edition of the bestselling Your Money or Your Life is an essential read. With updated resources, an easy-to-use index, and anecdotes and examples particularly relevant today.--from Amazon.com