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Five of the best finance books

Life just seems to be getting more expensive – the weather gets warmer so you go out more, there’s parties, summer road trips and of course the never ending list of must haves you feel you can’t live without! We’ve put together a list of our favourite finance books to help you stay on top of your spending this year.

A Real Girl’s Guide to Money: From Converse to Louboutins
Effie Zahos

You’ve definitely thought about it, I’m on a salary so where is all my money going?! Or the little voice in your head that gets a bit judgemental when you’re wondering how someone else can afford this or that when you know they make less than you. If your biggest fear is feeling like you’ll never retire comfortably and always living below your means then fear not, this book is for every woman who has those thoughts in her head.

girls guide to money

Unf*ck your finances
Melissa Browne

Are you in your twenties and wondering how adults always seem to have their finances under control (even when they aren’t)? This book is your handy guide to learning how to financially adult! With clear and easy to follow advice, Melissa Browne navigates you through a savv y savings account, investments and the “right” way to budget.

unfck your finances

The Barefoot Investor 2019 Update: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need
Scott Pape

I mean, who doesn’t already have this book on their bookshelf? Claiming to be the only money guide you’ll ever need, providing you with a step-by-step formula to launching yourself to financial success, it’s easy to see why this book is on its way to becoming a finance cult classic.

barefoot investor

Prince Charming Isn’t Coming: How Women Get Smart about Money
Barbara Stanny

No this book isn’t about how a rich man is going to come and solve all of your life’s problems, the ‘prince’ is a metaphor for all those excuses in your life like “I’ll get that raise soon” or “I can dip into my savings every now and then and it’s okay”. This book breaks down the belief that marriage can serve as a backup plan for a woman’s finances piece-by-piece.

prince charming

The Financial Diet
Chelsea Fagan and Laurence Ver Hage

This book is finance 101. Explaining how to get good with money, even when you have no idea, The Financial Diet is the book for people who don’t care about personal finance. The book for when you’re in need of an overspending detox, drowning in student debt or figuring out how to live within your means on your new salary, as well as providing the tools to negotiate a raise and a sneaky cocktail recipe or two.

Financial diet

Bury your head in these books, get good with your money and treat yourself to that shopping spree you know you deserve (and can afford!).

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