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One of the benefits of having a personal finance site is that often times book publishers and authors gift us with their wonderful finance-related books. The downside to that is we cannot possibly read them all (nor keep em all).
So, we thought we’d do a little late-spring cleaning and give them a new home! We’d love to send them to some of our faithful readers as a thank you for participating in our little community.
To be entered to win a book listed below – all you have to do is leave a comment sharing what your favorite personal finance book is AND/OR letting us know which of the following you’d like to read.
We will randomly draw a name for each of the books listed. Comments will be closed just before midnight CST this Friday (the 20th). To learn more about each book (or to purchase one yourself) click on the book covers below. Sorry, US residents only are eligible to win.
The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place Hill Harper
"In his second book for adults, the perennial New York Times bestselling author helps readers discover how to put money in its place and use wealth-building as a tool for joy and fulfillment. Hill Harper is uniquely poised to guide readers through tough times and offers bestselling advice for reaping the rewards of a truly happy life. With The Wealth Cure, he does more than that: He presents a revolutionary new definition of wealth; motivating readers to not only build financial security but to achieve wealth in every aspect of their lives."
Millionaire Teacher Andrew Hallam
"The nine rules of wealth you should have learned in school (but probably didn't). As a high school teacher, Hallam is aware of what kind of personal finance education you probably received in school. While you were memorizing the names of dead presidents, battling with trigonometry and laboring over a periodic table of elements, you were probably getting short-changed on the basics of money". Hallam makes it up to you with this helpful, easy-to-read book.
The Behavior Gap Carl Richards
"Why do we lose money? It's easy to blame the economy or the financial markets-but the real trouble lies in the decisions we make. As a financial planner, Richards grew frustrated watching people he cared about make the same mistakes over and over. They were letting emotion get in the way of smart financial decisions." He called this phenomenon, the "behavior gap".
Generation Earn Kimberly Palmer
"As a young professional today, you are part of a generation with greater earning power and more advanced degrees than preceding ones—along with a fresh, holistic outlook on financial success. Yes, you might have taken out more debt than previous generations, but that doesn’t mean you’re a slacker living off credit cards and takeout as media pundits would have people believe."
Living Large for the Long Haul: Real Stories of American's Who Saved, Lost and Saved Again! Clark Howard
"Americans from all walks of life are still feeling the roller-coaster effects of the Great Recession. For many, home values are still too low and unemployment is still too high. Others have prospered despite the ups and downs. In Clark Howard’s Living Large for the Long Haul, the renowned broadcaster examines our new paradigm through the eyes of those whose financial portfolios have beaten the odds, and those whose economic situation has gone off course."
Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki
"Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing."
How Much Do I Need to Retire? Todd Tresidder
"It seems so simple, doesn’t it?
Plug a few numbers into a retirement calculator and presto! You have an accurate answer for how much money you need to retire.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. The conventional approach used by experts to determine how much money you need to retire is fundamentally flawed. The worst part is you won’t even know it until it’s too late."
The Veteran's Money Book Michel Lashawn Glass with Scott Scredon
"Most of the 2.5 million men and women who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan received little education in personal finance during their service. Now these veterans are making the transition to civilian life with little knowledge of how to manage their money. In The Veteran's Money Book, Army veteran Mechel Glass tells how she came home from war 20 years ago and took control of her financial life…and how post-9/11 veterans can, too."