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5 Essential Finance Books for Financial Literacy Month
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Do you ever wish you could be better with money? Earn more? How about getting simple advice on what to do with your finances? April is Financial Literacy Month, and there's no better time than now to brush up on your financial knowledge and build your skills.


Here are five books that can help you get your money mindset right, learn how to manage your finances, and earn more.



  1. “Your Money or Your Life”

Sometimes it feels like you're just working to get a paycheck and pay your bills. But there is so much more to life than that. “Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence,” by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin, can help shift your relationship with money and explore how it relates to your life and values.

The book can give you a better understanding of how much money you're actually making (it's not as much as you think) and what you can do with it to align with your values.



  1. "I Will Teach You To Be Rich"

If you want a to-the-point guide on how to manage your money and cover all your bases, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich," by Ramit Sethi, is a great place to start. Sethi, a successful entrepreneur and Stanford grad, shares actionable steps to overhaul your finances in six weeks. You'll learn how you can improve your credit, choose the right financial products, start investing, track your spending, automate your money and more.


  1. “Overcoming Underearning”

How many of us wish we could earn more? Probably most of us. How much we earn can often seem out of our control, but “Overcoming Underearning,” by Barbara Stanny, shows us that there are powerful ways we are inhibiting our own earning potential. Though the book is geared toward women, it is a great read for anyone wanting to know how they can maximize what they earn and charge what they're worth.



  1. "The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated"

Let's face it, it can seem complicated to manage your personal finances and master your money. But "The Index Card," by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack, breaks down financial concepts in an easy-to-read format. Essentially, they tell you that all you need to know about your finances can fit onto an index card. This book offers easy steps to managing your money and making sure you stay on track.



  1. “Think and Grow Rich”

What separates people with little money from the millionaires of the world? It's not necessarily luck, intelligence or work ethic, as you might think. In “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill, you'll learn how to cultivate a sense of abundance and change your mindset. Having peace of mind can help you attract money, have better relationships and build wealth. This essential guide is a classic must-read for those into self-improvement and finance.




Bottom line

There are so many financial books out there, it can be overwhelming to choose the right ones for you. To get started with Financial Literacy Month, put your hands on these five books and boost your financial literacy.


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