Personal Finance Books For The New Year

January, with its New Year’s resolutions, is just around the corner.

Now is a great time to read a couple of personal finance books, dust off the old calculator, and get prepared for an awesome 2013.

Personal finance books make for great gifts, too!

Below, you will find links to my favorite books about personal finance.

Each one, in its own way, helped me, motivated me, challenged me, inspired me, and informed me.

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
was the first personal finance book to grab me – and not let go.

This book, literally, changed my life and the future of my family.  It’s a great read.  The plan is simple to follow and it’s the perfect book for folks who are ready to get out of debt.


Your Money or Your Life revolutionized the way that I relate to money.

This is a great book for those who are ready to think the real “value” of money and how our values can shape our relationship with money.  This book will make you think.  My wife and I read this book together and it lead to some great discussions.


America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money
is one of those books that I resisted reading – mainly because I prefer the word
frugal, instead of cheap.

I am very glad that I read it anyway, because it is well written, filled with great money-saving tips, and very, very practical.

The are my favorite personal finance books.  I hope you will read one or more of them – and let me know what you think.  Be blessed.

1 thought on “Personal Finance Books For The New Year

  1. Great books. I concur with the choices AND the order. I would add:

    “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” by Ramit Sethi

    “The Simple Dollar” by Trent Hamm

    “Your Money: The Missing Manual” by J.D. Roth

    Nice post!

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