If you’re determined to learn how to be more financially secure, chances are you’ve at least tried to read some of the many books out there on various topics dealing with money. A lot of these books, while helpful, can be so boring that it is hard to get through them. Here are five money books that will not put you to sleep.
Dear Debt: A Story About Breaking Up With Debt
Melanie Lockert began with a blog in 2013 named “Dear Debt.” In her blog, she chronicled her struggles to pay off $81,000 in various debts. In 2016, Lockert adapted the content from her blog into the book Dear Debt: A Story About Breaking Up With Debt. The book provides an honest and often humorous look at what it takes to pay off large personal debts.
Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford
This money book comes from Kristin Wong, a long-time columnist and contributor to major financial publications. In Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford Wong gives readers a gamified and witty crash course in personal finances, laced throughout with her own experiences in dealing with financial issues.
The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store
Canadian blogger, podcaster and author Cait Flanders tries to focus on living her life with less. In The Year of Less, Flanders describes the first year of her attempt to break away from consumerism and teach readers how to live their lives with less. While the book is written in a memoir style, rather than a guide, there are a lot of financial lessons to be learned from it.
End Financial Stress Now: Immediate Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Financial Outlook
While End Financial Stress Now may be the most straightforward money book on this list, it manages to present practical financial information without being as dry as many of its competitors. Author Emily Guy Birken puts her writing experience to work creating a book that is educational and enjoyable, teaching readers a great deal on how to deal with financial stressors.
Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together
From the title to the very last page, Erin Lowry’s Broke Millenial connects with a great many people of her generation. Lowry’s book has been described as an “all-in-one guide to adulting” for millennials. The author identifies many of the common struggles faced by one of the most financially-damaged generations and provides advice from the perspective of a peer with the same struggles.