The Best Personal Finance Books That Will Help You to Have a Financially Successful Year

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Saving money and getting your personal finances under control can be a challenge. However, the good news is that you are not the first one who has gone through this. Many experienced and successful people have mastered the art of money management skills and are ready to share their insights and inspire others. Below we have chosen 8 of our favorite personal finance books of 2016, and we’re sure they’ll help you to reach your financial goals.

The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

In The More of Less, Joshua Becker introduces the life-changing benefits of owning less. Becker opens the doors to the world of minimalism and inspires readers to realize that the stuff they own is actually what is holding them back from pursuing their dreams. Instead of collecting more and more, Becker encourages readers to declutter their homes and their lives to find joy and fulfillment. So if you are ready to explore the secret of living more by owning less, ask yourself this: “Do I really need all this stuff?” Pretty soon, you’ll be on your way to financial stability.

The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything

Neil Pasricha is a popular TED Talker who rose to fame with his Book of Awesome series. Pasricha’s inspiration theory is that one has to be happy to be successful, and in The Happiness Equation, he continues to inspire by showing his readers how to “want nothing, do anything, and have everything”. Sound contratrictory? That’s only because you haven’t explored the 9 Secrets to Happiness revealed in the book by taking common ideas, flipping them around and casting them in a new light. There’s a good chance that this book could be the key to living a happier life this year!

Easy Breezy Prosperity: The Five Foundations for a More Joyful, Abundant Life

In his book, spiritual healer and teacher Emmanuel Dagher redefines the true meaning of prosperity and provides practical tools for enriching your life beyond just meeting financial goals. He examines how and why we treat money the way we do, and he teaches readers how to increase clarity in order to attract abundance and connect money with spirituality. This book provides for empowering and optimistic reading that will change your perspectives not only with regard to work and finance, but with regard to your entire life path.

Simple Money: A No-Nonsense Guide to Personal Finance

Tim Maurer, in his book Simple Money, has done a wonderful job of boiling down complex financial concepts to understandable and doable actions that will give beginners greater confidence in financial planning. Ranging from advice on simplifying decisions and budgeting intelligently to useful tips about debt, insurance, investment and retirement planning - this book will show you that money management is not nearly as complicated as it sounds.

The Ten-Year Turnaround: Transform Your Personal Finances and Achieve Financial Freedom in the Next Ten Years

If you want to achieve financial freedom, earn more money, and get out of debt, Ten-Year Turnaround might be the perfect book for you. In 2004, Matthew Paulson was a broke college student who worked at McDonald’s. By implementing his own personal finance strategies, he established a series of online businesses and gained a personal net worth of more than $10 million by the time he was thirty years old. This book offers advice on how to try out these same personal finance strategies; chances are, you’ll achieve your financial goals sooner than you expected!

The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Have you always felt that managing your finances is enormously complicated? This book will prove you wrong! When University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack interviewed financial journalist and author Helaine Olen, he suggested that all you need to know about personal finance management could be fit on an index card. In this book, Pollack and Olen join forces to explain the ten simple rules of the index card and why they outperform more complicated strategies. So if you’ve ever had a feeling that personal finance is too complicated a topic, read this easy-to-follow action plan - it will give you the tools and knowledge necessary to get your finances under control.

The Best Things in Life are Free

Lonely Planet’s The Best Things in Life are Free is a must-read book for budget travellers and anyone else who doesn’t want to let money limit their dreams. The book is filled with money-saving tips and tricks, as well as recommendations for the best-value sights and experiences around the world. The Best Things in Life are Free features over 60 major cities and provides invaluable help by giving insider tips on food and experiences in addition to lists of parks, museums, and even exercise classes that can be enjoyed at no cost. If you love to explore the world around you, this book will help you to make those discoveries on a tiny budget.

The Long View: Career Strategies to Start Strong, Reach High, and Go Far

Brian Fetherstonhaugh, CEO of OgilvyOne Worldwide, introduces the three stages of a long, successful work life, and how to build “fuel” at every step to create long-term success. The Long View offers new ways to find jobs, build careers, and create “work” that embraces satisfaction and happiness. Fetherstonhaugh’s book includes insights from professionals who share their success stories as well as cautionary tales that will help you to overcome obstacles and make the best choices possible for a rewarding career.

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