Reading personal finance books is an amazing way to begin making changes to your financial situation.
Year after year, I would make plans to improve my personal finances, but I made very little changes.
It wasn’t until I started to read more personal finance books and become better educated about my money that I actually started to see a real difference. I even went so far as to hire a personal finance coach to guide me in making better money decisions.
I am a firm believer that changing your financial situation first requires you to have a change in your mindset. Reading personal finance books can have a positive influence on your money mindset.
Stay educated and inspired about your finances with this list of the best personal finance books by 14 super financial savvy women.
Best Personal Finance Books for Women in 2019
Bad With Money by Gabi Dunn
In Bad With Money, Gaby reveals the legitimate, systemic reasons behind our feeling of helplessness when it comes to personal finance, demystifying the many signposts on the road to getting our financial sh*t together, like how to choose an insurance plan or buy a car, sign up for a credit card or take out student loans.
Zero Debt by Khalfani-Cox
Zero Debt is your step-by-step, 30-day plan to jumpstart your finances. It’s simple. It’s easy to understand. And it works. Lynnette teaches you the exact strategies she used to pay off $100,000 worth of credit card bills in just three years – without ever missing a single payment. If she can do it, so can you!
30 Day Money Cleanse by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley
The 30-Day Money Cleanse is Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover for the broke millennial who wants to develop a happier, healthier relationship with money. If you liked You Are a Badass at Making Money, you’ll love The 30-Day Money Cleanse.
Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry
Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn’t just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded “B” word (budgeting). Financial expert Erin Lowry goes beyond the basics to tackle tricky money matters and situations most of us face.
The Financial Diet by Chelsea Fagan
The Financial Diet is the personal finance book for people who don’t care about personal finance. Whether you’re in need of an overspending detox, buried under student debt, or just trying to figure out how to live on an entry-level salary, The Financial Diet gives you tools to make a budget, understand investments, and deal with your credit.
Money Diaries by Lindsey Stanberry
Money Diaries offers readers a revealing and often surprising look at the personal finances of others: what they spend, how they save, and even the purchases they hide from their partners and friends. The book features valuable advice on how to get rich (and afford life in the meantime) from a handpicked team of female financial advisers.
Women & Money by Suze Orman
Suze presents an all-new Financial Empowerment Plan, designed to get you to a place of emotional and financial security as quickly as possible—because the most precious commodity women have is time.
The 21-Day Financial Fast by Michelle Singletary
For twenty-one days, participants will put away their credit cards and buy only the barest essentials. The 21-Day Financial Fast is great for earners at any income-level or stage of life, whether you are living paycheck-to-paycheck or just trying to make smarter financial choices.
The Art of Money by Bari Tessler
This is the book your money–savvy best friend, therapist, and accountant would write if they could. In The Art of Money, Bari Tessler offers an integrative approach that creates the real possibility of “money healing,” using our relationship with money as a gateway to self–awareness.
Live. Save. Spend. Repeat. by Kim Anderson
In Live. Save. Spend. Repeat. you will discover a simple-to-implement plan that will help you wisely use your money to break the cycle of financial mistakes and worry. Discover a simple-to-implement plan that merges your unique life goals with your money—complete with concrete, workable how-tos each step of the way.
Get Money by Kristin Wong
In Get Money, you’ll get the exact steps to getting more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life through a series of challenges and exercises tailored to help you achieve even your biggest goals
More Than Just Making It by Erin Odom
When you’re trapped in a cycle of financial frustration, and you feel like you’ve tried everything only to end up with more month than money yet again. More Than Just Making It is your promise and pathway to thriving again.
Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms by Amanda Steinberg
Worth It outlines the essential financial information women need—and everything the institutions and advisors don’t spell out. Amanda gets to the bottom of why women are stressed and anxious when it comes to their finances and teaches them to stay away from strict budgeting.
The No Spend Challenge Guide by Jen Smith
In this boo,k you’ll learn how to use No-Spend Challenges to reach your financial goals faster and transform your spending habits to finally be able to stick to a budget.
I truly hope these women and their personal finance books inspire you! If you’re ready to learn more about signing up with a financial coach, learn all about the company I use for finance coaching here.