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Personal Finance 101

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Stacked : your super-serious guide to modern money management | Joe Saul-Sehy

In these uncertain times, the basics matter more than ever. But for most of us, concepts such as investing, budgeting, and getting out of debt just don’t float our boats (or 150-foot yachts)–and so we put them off longer than we should. Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken are here to tell you that personal finance can be a lot more fun than you think. (No haberdashery, maritime knowledge, or specialized flatware required.) Learn about everything from side hustles, to hiring a legit financial adviser, to planning for emergencies, to what’s new and exciting–and actually worth your time–in financial apps and software.


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Retirement 101 : from 401k plans and Social Security benefits to asset management and medical insurance, your complete guide to preparing for the future you want | Michele Cagan

A comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to the ins and outs of retirement planning–the key resource for creating a retirement you can live on! How much do I need to retire? Can I retire early? What’s the retirement age, anyway? No matter whether you are 25, 65, or any age in between, you probably have questions about retirement and knowing the answers is the key to planning your future.


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Financial first aid : essential tools for confident, secure money management | Alyssa Davies

This handy and accessible reference from Alyssa Davies, founder of the popular finance blog Mixed Up Money, is here to help you navigate these financial ups and downs with a judgment-free approach. It offers actionable advice for different types of emergencies, short- and long-term solutions, resources, and tips from well-known financial experts who have been there before. You’ll find scripts for negotiating payments for large bills, and learn how to revise a budget if you need to care for a loved one who is sick, recognize financial abuse, and much more.


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Finance for the people : getting a grip on your finances | Paco De Leon

A holistic, illustrated guide to navigating your financial life mindfully, no matter your financial situation We are all weird about money. Whether you have a lot or a little, your feelings and beliefs about money have been shaped by a combination of silence (or even shame) around talking about money, personal experiences, family and societal expectations, and a whole big complex system rigged against many of us from the start. Begin with that baseline premise and it’s no surprise so many of us find it so difficult to save enough money (but way too easy to get trapped in ballooning credit card debt), emotionally draining to deal with student loans, and nearly impossible to understand the esoteric world of investing.


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Financial feminist : overcome the patriarchy’s bullsh*t to master your money and build a life you love | Tori Dunlap

Tori founded Her First $100K to teach women to overcome the unique obstacles standing in the way of their financial freedom. In Financial Feminist, she distills the principles of her shame- and judgment-free approach to paying off debt, figuring out your value categories to spend mindfully, saving money without monk-like deprivation, and investing in order to spend your retirement tanning in Tulum. Featuring journaling prompts, deep-dives into the invisible aspects of the financial landscape, and interviews with experts on everything money—from predatory credit card companies to the racial wealth gap and voting with your dollars—Financial Feminist is the ultimate guide to making your money work harder for you (rather than the other way around.)


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Uncommon sense : stories about saving, investing, and everything in between | Jill Gleba

This is a book for the ‘financial curious’ who want to learn more about personal finances but aren’t sure where to begin. Ideas and stories designed to help readers make thoughtful money decisions, set goals and take action. Written in an engaging and conversational manner, it empowers you to begin, or continue good financial habits for years of financial growth. This book teaches practical common sense and about all of those things that you wish your parents taught you but didn’t know better. It goes from youth to retirement and includes how to invest, shop for a career, and choose a college all the way to starting a business and knowing if you are ready to retire. Caring for parents and special needs family members as well as estate planning is discussed. Every entrepreneur, business professional, student or parent that reads this book will have tangible steps to create their desired financial future.


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Napkin finance : build your wealth in 30 seconds or less | Tina Hay

Surveys have found that two thirds of Americans can’t pass a basic financial literacy test, and nine in ten believe personal finance should become a required high school course. Tina Hay understands the confusion. While attending Harvard Business School, she struggled to keep up with classmates-many of whom came from the banking world-when it came to understanding jargon and numbers-heavy concepts. Tina developed a visual learning strategy using sketches and infographics that helped her succeed in her studies and master even the most complex financial topics. Since then, Tina founded Napkin Finance, a thriving company built on the concept of taking seemingly overwhelming topics–such as budgeting, investments, and retirement accounts–and turning them into simple, skimmable explanations. Now, she’s synthesized the most important content into this personal finance handbook.


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Personal finance for dummies | Eric Tyson

Personal Finance For Dummies has been tackling financial literacy for 30 years. This tenth edition continues to share the sound advice that’s helped millions of readers become financially literate while demystifying the money matters of the current era. Get familiar with the financial pillars of earning, saving, investing, borrowing, budgeting, and protecting your assets. Dig into modern concerns like navigating the housing market, weathering the highs and lows of an unpredictable market, evaluating new stuff like cryptocurrency, and budgeting to achieve your financial goals. Take the anxiety out of money matters by building a solid financial plan, learning to spend and invest wisely, and managing your debt.

AI : April