The Bookshelf

I read as many finance books as I can, so you can read just what you need, when you need it.

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Worth it: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms by Amanda Steinburg.  Most can skip it.  If you happen to be looking for an intro level feminine money manifesto that reads like a conversation with a smart friend instead of a textbook, this is a good choice.  It has some great parts and presents a lot of very valid information.  The problem is in trying to cover everything, it’s not quite enough of anything.  If you need a girl powered money pep talk, go for it.  If you are at the point where you have your debt and spending in good places and you want to know more about saving and investing, this points you in the right direction but probably isn’t detailed enough.  If you are one of the majority of people living paycheck to paycheck and just not getting money saved, this book might be motivating, but it doesn’t give you the tools to get there.

Go home.