5 Best Personal Finance Books I Read in 2020

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I made sure I checked out a few more books than usual as I was expecting the public libraries to be closed because of COVID. They did just over a week ago and luckily, I already have an inventory of books to read.

Below are the reviews of the 5 Best Personal Finance books I read in the first 3 months of 2020.

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The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich by David Bach

What I like about it: the “money lessons” are delivered in a story format featuring this Zoey character with dreams that she can’t attain because she lives paycheck to paycheck; I finished it in one go because the story was entertaining and the lessons were valuable

The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money by Carl Richards

The author teaches the importance of prioritizing your financial goals based on what is important to you which I agree 100%; I also love the fact that he emphasizes the fact that there is no one plan fits all as everyone’s situation is different.

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The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money by Carl Richards

Another book by one of my favourite personal finance authors; it teaches you to start a long-term financial plan uniquely for you taking into account things that are important to you; he places importance on actually recording your plan (on paper or electronically) so you don’t lose track

The Modern Couple’s Money Guide: 7 Smart Steps to Building Wealth Together by Lesley-Anne Scorgie

A personal finance book for Canadians so it includes discussions about registered savings plans such as tax-free savings account (TFSA) and Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) which is hard to find as most books are for Americans; the first third of the book focused on couple money management while the remaining two-thirds are on general money management / investing tips. However, the book talks about many investment techniques including leveraged investment (borrow money to invest) which I personally am not a fan of; also, because it touches on so many topics, it might seem too basic for some (however, a nice introduction to the personal finance world)

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

This is easily one of my all-time favourite books; the data might be a bit outdated as this book was published in 1998 but the concepts remain the same: live within your means and grow wealth slowly but surely; the author supports his facts with scientific research and are very convincing.

What about you? Tell me your favourite personal finance book in the comment. below!

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