Did you know that reading is one of the habits of self-made millionaires? Specifically, 85% of millionaires read at least 2 books per month. The books that they read are about prominent people in history, leadership, career development, and of course money management.  

I’ve been a big reader since childhood but as I’ve gotten older it has become easy to make excuses about not reading. I’m too tired, I’m too busy, the kids are too demanding. The reality is that we make time for things that are important to us. If you feel overwhelmed at the thought of reading 2 books per month, start by committing to reading for 30 minutes each day and gradually increase from there. At times I lead a busy life but I make sure to get my reading done by listening to audiobooks on my commute or when I’m running errands around town.

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18 Personal Finance Books Every Woman Should Read

18 Personal Finance Books that every woman should read! 

The Couple’s Guide to Financial Compatibility by Jeff Motske is the book to read now in order to avoid break-ups, divorce, or shelling out thousands of dollars in therapy later. It’s filled with vital tips to help anyone at any relationship stage achieve financial freedom.  

It’s Not About the Money by Brent Kessel guides you along the path to financial security and true peace of mind.  

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey is the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits.  

Financial Freedom by Grant Sabatier is not merely a laundry list of advice to follow to get rich quick – it’s a practical road map to living life on one’s own terms, as soon as possible.  

Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money by (you guessed it) Dave Ramsey covers the A to Z of Dave’s money teaching, including how to budget, save, dump debt and invest.  

All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan by Elizabeth Warren lays out the new rules of money and show you how to get out of debt, cover your bills, and start getting ahead, without needing to carry a calculator everywhere you go.

The Power to Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom by Michelle Singletary.  For twenty-one days, you will be challenged to put away your credit cards and buy only what you need for survival. 

How to Retire Early: Your Guide to Getting Rich Slowly and Retiring on Less by Robert Charlton. In this book, the author shares with you the roadmap they used to go from full-time work to financial independence in less than 15 years. 

Retire Inspired by Chris Hogan teaches that retirement isn’t an age; it’s a financial number – an amount you need to live the life in retirement that you’ve always dreamed of.

Securing Your Financial Future by Chris Smith guides readers through the basics of saving, investing, and financial planning in language that is clear, making difficult concepts understandable.   

The Boglehead’s Guide to Investing by Mel Lindauer, Taylor Larimore, & Michael LeBoeuf teaches both new and experienced investors how to simplify and improve your portfolio. 

Wealth Can’t Wait by David Osborn & Paul Morris debunks the myth that building wealth is often difficult, and demonstrate how you can create horizontal income streams to enjoy more financial freedom throughout your life.

Women and Money by Suze Orman investigates the complicated, dysfunctional relationship women have with money.

Work Optional by Tanja Hester walks you through envisioning your dream life, accounting for variables such as health care and children, protecting yourself from recessions and future unknowns, and achieving a purpose-filled early retirement, semi-retirement, or career intermission with completely doable, non-penny-pinching steps. 

End Financial Stress Now by Emily Guy Birken features straightforward advice on how to increase self-discipline so you can stick to your budget as well as techniques to help you identify misinformation and false beliefs you have about money, you can follow this guide to create a fulfilling life free of financial stress.

The Two-Income Trap by Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi reveals how the ferocious bidding war for housing and education has silently engulfed America’s suburbs, driving up the cost of keeping families in the middle class.

Girl, Make Your Money Grow Glinda Bridgforth & Gail Perry-Mason teaches you how take charge of your finances and move beyond your salary to create new wealth. 

The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach will teach you how to create a plan to pay yourself first that is totally automatic, a plan that will automatically secure your future and pay for your present.

What’s your favorite personal finance book of all time?