These 9 Books Will Change the Way You Think About Money

Whether you're a scrimper or a splurger, these will help adjust your financial habits.

Whatever your relationship with money, chances are there are layers and complexities behind it. Whether you’re a scrimper, saver or splurger (safe to say we’ve all been there!), there are several tweaks that we can make to our daily financial habits that will help foster a better understanding of all things money.

From budget apps to best-selling books, the world of finance is bigger – and more accessible than it’s ever been before — and we’re here for it. After all, learning how to properly manage our money is the first step towards financial freedom.

Whether you like your literature with a serving of woo-woo, or are after some straightforward and simple financial advice that you can start implementing like, now, we’ve hunted high and low for the best books on the market that will change the way you think about money.

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“You Are a Badass at Making Money” by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass At Making Money
Penguin Life

From the self-confessed anti-self-help guru who has garnered a legion of loyal fans since the publication of her first book almost a decade ago, comes “You Are a Badass at Making Money” by Jen Sincero.

A life-changing guide that encourages its readers to see money as an energetic field that’s accessible to anyone, “You Are a Badass at Making Money” is designed to help unblock financial fears in order to tap into our own innate ability to get rich and shape our future financial reality to look exactly how we want it.

“Money Diaries: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Your Finances… and Everyone Else’s” by Lindsey Stanberry

Money Diaries
Gallery Books

Have something of a *healthy* interest in how others manage their finances? “Money Diaries” by Lindsey Stanberry is the book for you. A web-series turned book, “Money Diaries” provides an intimate insight into how other people spend their money, save their money and much more.

You’ll also get access to valuable advice on how to get rich (and afford life in the meantime) from a handpicked team of female financial advisers. A book to empower you to take immediate control of your own money, “Money Diaries” is a highly readable, easily digestible look at twenty-first century finance.

“The Year of Less” by Cait Flanders

The Year of Less
Hay House Inc.

A compelling memoir from bestselling author and podcaster Cait Flanders, “The Year of Less” is a fascinating look into what life looks like with less.

A book that Flanders was inspired to write after finding herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat, “The Year of Less” documents Flanders’s life for twelve months during which she bought only consumables: groceries, toiletries, gas for her car. A book rich with sage advice, inspiring insight and practical guidance, it’s a must-read for anyone who wants to find their own path of less.

“Broke Millennial” by Erin Lowry

Broke Millennial

The bestselling book from author and personal finance expert, Erin Lowry, “Broke Millennial” will help you get your financial life together, regardless of your current situation.

Whether you’re facing a big-life transition or just trying to figure out how to pay your bills, Lowry’s must-read book is based on her hugely popular blog of the same name and is filled with wry humor and real-life examples to demystify the basics of money for millennials.

“The Money Manual” by Tonya Rapley

The Money Manual
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

A practical money guide to help you succeed on your financial journey, “The Money Manual” by Tonya Rapley is for anyone out there who’s concerned they’ll never get a hold of their finances.

A book that will inspire readers far and wide to cut through the clutter to become better managers of money, Rapley’s practical book is a must-have for anyone wanting to better their own financial wellbeing.

“Money: A User’s Guide” by Laura Whateley

Money A User's Guide
Fourth Estate

This is an absolute must-read from acclaimed money expert Laura Whateley. In “Money: A User’s Guide,” readers will learn the skills they need to take control of their financial know-how.

A timely and indispensable guide that offers the perfect introduction to all things money, “Money: A User’s Guide” is an essential book that will give you the confidence and clarity to take back control of your bank account, enabling you to thrive in all areas of your life.

“You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich” by Emilie Bellet

You're Not Broke You're Pre-Rich

A practical money handbook to help you spend, save and earn better, “You’re Not Broke Your Pre-Rich” is a must-read book from the founder and CEO of Vestpod, the digital platform and community that empowers women financially through education, workshops and events. Written for anyone who wants to take control of their bank balance, this is a readable, accessible and essential read that will change the way you think about money.

“Clever Girl Finance” by Bola Sokunbi

Clever Girl Finance

As founder and CEO of Clever Girl Finance, it’s safe to say that Bola Sokunbi knows a thing or two about money. In her book “Clever Girl Finance,” she offers clear and actionable advice for readers who want to change their relationship with money.

Designed to help you ditch debt, save money and build real wealth, reading “Clever Girl Finance” is the first step towards putting yourself on the path to financial success.

“The Feel-Good Finance Guide” by Emma Edwards

The Feel Good Finance Guide
The Broke Generation

This is an eBook from Instagrammer Emma Edwards — a former hot-money-mess also known as The Broke Generation — who now offers money tips based on psychology and human behavior. “The Feel Good Finance Guide” is 86 pages of feel-good finance content, designed to help readers develop financial confidence on their own terms, from the ground up.

Written to help people understand their spending habits and their inbuilt behaviors around money, it’s essential reading for anyone wanting to change their relationship with money, for good.

Lucy Pearson
Lucy Pearson is a freelance writer, book blogger and host of The Bondi Literary Salon based in Bondi. Read more
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