It’s summertime, and that means relaxing by the pool or on the beach. But before you pick up the latest paperback thriller to read by the water, consider giving your brain a little bit more of a workout. These 7 personal finance and self-improvement titles are not only entertaining and informative, but they can also help you end your summer with a better handle on your finances, career, and life:
End Financial Stress Now: Immediate Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Financial Outlook by Emily Guy Birken
This book starts with the radical idea that making a few changes to your current money mindset can help you end your financial stress for good—no matter your income. Guy Birken asks you to delve into your assumptions about money, backing her advice with academic research into the psychology of money. The book also offers actionable suggestions to immediately relieve acute financial stress while you’re doing the longer-term work of changing your money mindset. This book is an entertaining and nonjudgmental read that will help you better understand how you relate to money and how to improve that relationship.
Smart Couples Finish Rich, Revised and Updated: 9 Steps to Creating a Rich Future for You and Your Partner by David Bach
Bach has just recently revised and updated this classic book to make sure it has all the best information for modern couples. The book breaks down every facet of financial planning for couples, from determining your shared values and goals to the nitty-gritty details of how to get started in investing. Bach peppers the book throughout with engaging stories about his clients that any couple can relate to. This is definitely a book to read together with your sweetheart over the summer.