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10 Top Financial Books to Educate Yourself on Money

Some people have a knack for managing their money; others may struggle a bit. Either way, there are many ways to educate yourself in the realm of finance. One of the easy and less time-consuming ways to get learning is through personal finance books.

Books That  Could Take Your Finances to the Next Level

Get yourself one of these books to put you back on track with managing your expenses. Sit down in a quiet space with a highlighter and a notebook and begin your financial learning journey.

1. Rich Dad Poor Dad

Author: Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! has been the number 1 best-selling finance book since its release. This book not only teaches you how to manage your own money but also how to teach your children to do the same as adults.

2. You Are a Badass at Making Money

Author: Jen Sincero

This book is perfect for the reader who enjoys some laughs with their reading. The author, Jen Sincero, dives into her personal experiences growing up and gives insight into removing the obstacles that block you from achieving your financial dreams.

3. The Automatic Millionaire

Author: David Bach

The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich delivers exactly what is in the title: a one-step plan. This book simplifies getting your finances in order and is perfect for the non-educated business person. The book spent 31 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

4. Ageproof

Author: Michael F. Roizen

Age-proof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip shows the relationship between your health and finances. It explains the importance of financial health in being physically healthy and enjoying your older years.

5. How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

Author: Ernie J. Zelinski

This book is perfect for the person ready to retire, that may not have the funds to do so. Zelinski doesn’t expect the person to work longer, or harder, rather he explains how to make do with the money you have saved for retirement.

Related: Thinking about retirement? Here are 6 ways to give your retirement savings a boost!

6. The Total Money Makeover

Author: Dave Ramsey

This book is perfect for the family man/woman. It explains how to manage money and finances with a spouse and children. It's all about saving, its importance, and how to do it. This is a great read for someone who is not looking for a get-rich-quick scheme. It is much more practical and realistic.

7. Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School

Author: Cary Siegel

Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School: 99 Personal Money Management Principles was written when the author decided that his children weren’t learning about finances in school. With less than 200 pages, this book is a quick read that still packs a punch with information. Although 99 principles may seem like a lot, the book is anything but overwhelming.

8. The Richest Man in Babylon

Author: George S. Clason

This short, yet powerful book, is based around the financial ways of our forefathers. It has been around for years, and with good reason. It explains saving in the simplest of terms for the person who may have no business background. Simple, yet informative.

9. Your Money or Your Life

Author: Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez

This book, surprising, does not teach you the importance of money, but rather the importance of your happiness. This read is perfect for the person living comfortable but finding themselves always wanting more. Want to be more humble? This book will teach you how.

10. Personal Finance for Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson

This read is for everyone and anyone. It is especially useful for the person new to the financial realm. If you feel that you know absolutely nothing about finances, this is a great start to learn the basics, and how to make some big financial changes in your life.

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How Payday Loans Could Help

If you have read finance books before and feel that you are still in over your head with bills, you may want to look into getting a Florida payday loan. This will get you back on your feet while giving you the fresh start you need.

Note: The content provided in this article is only for informational purposes, and you should contact your financial advisor about your specific financial situation.

Mason Roberts

Mason Roberts is a seasoned economics writer and blogger with a knack for breaking down and simply communicating the ever-changing world of finance. He is philosophically committed to the premise that financial knowledge equals financial freedom.