10 More Finance Books You Should Read This Summer

Instead of your usual breezy beach read, pick up one of these titles instead.

Our last reading roundup was so popular, we decided a second round of must-read financial books was in order. (Plus, DailyWorth readers gave us so many suggestions of those we missed the first time around, we had to post a follow-up.)

So, instead of your usual breezy summer read, try taking one of these financial titles on your next beach trip. Relaxation and handling your finances? Sounds like a perfect vacation.

The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction by Chellie Campbell

The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction by Chellie Campbell

For those of us who want to become rich without sacrificing our emotional well-being, Chellie Campbell’s The Wealthy Spirit is a must read. Organized as a collection of daily affirmations, (read just one page a day!), the book focuses on six different keys to achieving both financial and spiritual wealth. Our favorite? Money is a game, and you have to know the score.

The Authentic Budget: Harness Your Personality to Manage Money Like a Pro on Your Own Terms by Sarah Li Cain

The Authentic Budget: Harness Your Personality to Manage Money Like a Pro on Your Own Terms by Sarah Li Cain

Are you one of those people who, no matter how hard you try to stick to a budget, it just doesn’t work? Then Sarah Li Cain’s The Authentic Budget could be your answer. The book is based on one simple concept: develop a workable budget based on your personality so that you can reach your financial goals and — gasp! — maybe even have fun doing it. Another major plus? The Kindle version of this book is free with Kindle Unlimited.

Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams by David Bach

Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams by David Bach

Smart Women Finish Rich uses a simple framework to help women take control of their finances and “finish rich.” Whether you have a trust fund or make minimum wage, Bach’s nine-step system helps you make smart financial decisions on everything from investing to spending wisely to teaching your children about money.

Your Money and Your Man: How You and Prince Charming Can Spend Well and Live Rich by Michelle Singletary

Your Money and Your Man: How You and Prince Charming Can Spend Well and Live Rich by Michelle Singletary

For those looking to find financial harmony with a spouse, Your Money and Your Man: How You and Prince Charming Can Spend Well and Live Rich can help you navigate those tricky waters. From purchasing a home to planning for retirement to splitting the household bills, Singletary doles out frank, fresh advice that cuts to the heart of the matter.

Zero to Zillionaire: 8 Foolproof Steps to Financial Peace of Mind by Chellie Campbell

Zero to Zillionaire: 8 Foolproof Steps to Financial Peace of Mind by Chellie Campbell

Another title by fan favorite Chellie Campbell, this book focuses on the one question we all ask ourselves when it comes to money: Why do some people get rich, riding the “zillionaire” wave, while others sink to the bottom and even more are stuck treading water? Zero to Zillionaire explains where you fall in this order and provides eight easy steps to help you move up on the scale — and perhaps even earn your own “zillionaire” status.

I've Been Rich, I've Been Poor, Rich is Better by Judy Resnick

I've Been Rich, I've Been Poor, Rich is Better by Judy Resnick

Initially, the title of this one drew me in. Who doesn’t agree? In I’ve Been Rich, I’ve Been Poor, Rich is Better, Resnick, an investment manager, lays out everything a woman needs to know to take hold of her financial future — from insurance to budgeting to taxes to retirement. The most important thing she covers? Having a solid knowledge base so that you can ask the right questions about where your money is going, how it’s being invested, and how to achieve financial stability for yourself — and your family.

When She Makes More: The Truth About Navigating Love and Life for a New Generation of Women by Farnoosh Torabi

When She Makes More: The Truth About Navigating Love and Life for a New Generation of Women by Farnoosh Torabi

Did you know that women breadwinners face a higher rate of divorce and even infidelity than women who make less than their spouses? If you’re a woman — and a breadwinner — and want to beat those odds, then When She Makes More: The Truth About Navigating Love and Life for a New Generation of Women is a must read. Using 10 simple rules (like outsourcing household duties), Torabi helps you find balance in both your relationship and in your family.

Nice Girls Don't Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make With Money by Lois P. Frankel

Nice Girls Don't Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make With Money by Lois P. Frankel

Did you know that many of the things you were taught as a girl could actually work against you and your financial health? In Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make With Money, Frankel exposes the many mistakes you could be making with your money, like not playing to win, using spending as an emotional Band-Aid, and choosing to remain financially illiterate. Then, she helps you figure out how to stop making them.

Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together...Finally by Nicole Lapin

Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together...Finally by Nicole Lapin

If you’re one of those women who doesn’t take offense at the “bitch” misnomer (like me) and love someone who tells it like it is, (also like me), then pick up Nicole Lapin’s Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together… Finally. Using a set of simple steps, Lapin uses her own money mistakes to help you find financial success, dismantling the usual pieces of financial advice in the process.

The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness by Bari Tessler

The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness by Bari Tessler

This title approaches money from a more emotional standpoint, which makes sense for those of us who have confused our net worth with our self-worth. In The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness, Bari Tessler takes you on a “money healing” journey to help change your relationship with money — and your self-worth — for the better.

So, if you’re looking to get something done while you sit by the pool this summer, pick up one of these financially-minded beach reads. Did we miss one? Tell us in the comments.

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2 Responses to “10 More Finance Books You Should Read This Summer”

  1. Chellie Campbell

    Thank you so much for mentioning my books in your list! I appreciate that so much. It was lovely to all these terrific books that were written to help people master their money – I will look into them all as resources for my people. Financial literacy is still not taught in the average classroom so it’s no wonder people have difficulty with this subject. Glad we are all reaching out to help! Have a terrific summer!

    • I Heffler

      I just read a new book, How to Live Like a MILLIONAIRE When You’re a Million Short, that came out about a month ago – and I would add it to the list because it’s so extremely useful. The book offers a plethora of money-saving tips… and it’s written in an informal, and often humorous, style.