I love reading personal finance books. I have read all kinds of books, and I have many favorites. Some of my favorites happen to be personal finance books tailored toward women because well I am a woman :-). They address issues women can relate to. Not that we cannot relate to all books, I mean I love Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover and David Bach’s Automatic Millionaire, but there is just something about a book written just for my gender. I have read a bunch of books on finances and wanted to create a short list of my favorite books written specifically for women (although a man can read these as well).
Personal Finance Books for Women
Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny – Suze Orman, the nation’s go-to expert on all things financial, investigates the complicated, dysfunctional relationship women have with money.
With her signature mix of insight, compassion, and soul-deep recognition, Suze Orman equips women with the financial knowledge and emotional awareness to overcome the blocks that have kept them from acting in the best interest of their money–and of themselves. At the heart of the book is The Save Yourself Plan: a streamlined five-month program that delivers genuine long-term financial security.
This next one I just finished listening too, I went with the audio version. This book is FILLED with tons of information on everything personal finance. Beware if you are offended by the word “Bitch” you may not want to read or listen to this book because it is used a lot, just thought I would put that out there :-).
Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together…Finally – In this New York Times bestseller, journalist and financial expert Nicole Lapin shows women how to take charge of their lives by taking charge of their money.
Although this next one is not written by a woman, it is “for women.”
Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams– David Bach talks about how to take control of your financial future and finish rich. Bach’s nine-step program gives you tools for spending wisely, establishing security, and aligning money with your values. Plus, in this completely revised and updated edition, David Bach includes critical new long-term investment advice, information on teaching your kids about money, Internet resources, and new ways to attract greater wealth–personal and financial–into your life.
These next two are not just for women but parents and couples so I wanted to include them.
Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money – Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze teach parents how to raise money-smart kids in a debt-filled world.
In Smart Money Smart Kids, financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt for life, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, common-sense approach for changing your family tree.
Smart Couples Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Creating a Rich Future for You and Your Partner – In Smart Couples Finish Rich, author David Bach provides couples with easy-to-use tools that cover everything from credit card management, to investment advice, to long-term care. You and your partner will learn how to work together as a team to identify your core values and dreams, creating a financial plan that will allow you to achieve security, provide for your family’s future financial needs, and increase your income. Together, you’ll learn why couples that plan their finances together, stay together!
Have you read any of these? Do you have personal finance books you love? Share them in the comments below this post.