Whether you’re just starting to plan your financial future or you’re already on top of the ball, there’s always something new to learn. And one of the best ways to learn is to crack open a new book. So, add a few of these financial books to your summer reading list, and make your time by the beach productive!
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Ever heard about the nudge theory? No? Well, authors Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler want to introduce you! Thaler, in particular, should know what he’s talking about: he won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2017. The book discusses how “no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way,” and how, by learning to overcome others and implement our own nudges, we can live a more filling economic life.
“Nudge helps us understand our weaknesses, and suggests savvy ways to counter them,” said the New York Observer.
You Need A Budget
This one’s all in the title. Author Jesse Mecham wants to make budgeting simple and easy for anyone who wants to do it – and everyone should!
You Need A Budget equips readers with a unique and flexible system for budgeting, spending what you need to, and saving what you don’t. Think of it as an appetizer for getting into the financial world. If you ever want to save up, buy a house, or pay off your student loans, it all starts with budgeting. With short self-explanatory paragraphs and a friendly, easy-to-read voice, this one is a must-have for all adults.
Your Money or Your Life
Authors Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin originally published Your Money or Your Life nearly 20 years ago! However, the book has remained so iconic and popular that they are releasing a new, updated edition. The book centers around the connection between money and energy, and we’re not talking about tarot cards or auras. Your Money or Your Life pushes us to figure out just how much our time is worth, while questioning what we then spend our money on.
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune
Who says every book that teaches you how to become more finically sound needs to be non-fiction? This picturesque novel from author Roselle Lim tells the story of Natalie Tan and her struggles to establish a restaurant with her grandmother in Chinatown. While opening the eatery, Tan watches other, similar businesses fail and discusses why. There, she finds the strength and discoveries need to become successful. With a little something for everyone, this novel is sure to please.
Trudeau: The Education of a Prime Minister
There are plenty of reasons to know Justin Trudeau: he’s the first openly gay prime minister of Canada, he’s rocking the position, and he tickled the world with his collection of funky socks. However, Trudeau’s time as prime minister has also brought some interesting economic decisions, not ones everyone agrees with. Trudeau: The Education of a Prime Minister by John Ivison documents all these changes and more. Grab this one if you’re interested in economic theory or political growth.
Now, go out, grab an e-book or paperback, and head to the beach during these last few weeks of summer. These books will get you smarter as you get tanner!
Sources: Finance101, US News