5 money books to read on World Book Day
It’s World Book Day so here are 5 of our favourite money books to read for a better relationship with your personal finances.
World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own.
It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.
It’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
As host of the Informed Choice Radio podcast, I get to interview personal finance authors every week.
In this blog post in celebration of World Book Day, my five favourite money books that are must-reads.
Everything tells us that what will make us happy can be bought, whether it’s the latest gadgets, renovated kitchens, or luxury goods.
But research has shown that having more money in the bank and more stuff around the house doesn’t necessarily correlate with being a happier person.
With Happy Go Money, financial expert Melissa Leong cuts through the noise to show you how to get the most delight for your dollar.
My friend and fellow personal finance podcaster Pete Matthew has written the ultimate guide to building a secure financial future.
He was even kind enough to put my testimonial on the front cover!
No matter your starting position or your existing level of comfort with dealing with your money, Pete Matthew’s calm, straightforward and jargon-free approach will appeal to you and help you to set out on the right path.
In The Geometry of Wealth, behavioural finance expert Brian Portnoy delivers an inspired answer, building on the critical distinction between being rich and being wealthy.
While one is an unsatisfying treadmill, the other is the ability to underwrite a meaningful life, however one chooses to define that.
Truly viewed, wealth is funded contentment.
Every investor needs an edge. Where better to look than the rules of the world’s best investors?
These are the do’s and don’ts that have driven profits in the billions. They are the practical precepts, and hard-earned wisdom, of many of the best investors in the UK and the US and further afield – of the fund manager who outperformed the market by staggering percentages for three decades in a row, of the private investor who once trained the professionals in the City, of the ex-hedge fund manager who now advocates the simplest investing system in the world.
And 50+ MORE of the most interesting minds in modern investing, from Wall Street to West London and back again.
I’m very proud to have my own chapter featured in this book, alongside a smorgasbord of investing luminaries, including the late Jack Bogle.
In her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat.
Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again.
When she realised that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy, she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year.
The Year of Less documents Cait’s life for twelve months during which she bought only consumables: groceries, toiletries, petrol for her car. Along the way, she challenged herself to consume less of many other things besides.
What are your favourite personal finance books as we celebrate World Book Day?
If you’re a personal finance author with a new book coming out in 2019, I would love to hear from you and feature you on our podcast!