The other day I was browsing Amazon.com to see what personal finance books and products were being offered and it occurred to me there are a lot of personal finance bloggers who have published their own books! Hmm…note to self. So, if you’re looking for a personal finance book not written by the gurus you see mentioned in the media all the time, or looking for someone who is sharing their own experiences on a more personal level, you might choose a book written by a personal finance blogger. Have I read all of these books? No, but I’ve now included them on my Amazon wish list for future reading.
How To Save Money: A 21-Day Challenge To Save $500/Month – This book was written by Bob Lotich from ChristianPF.com. I’ve met Bob a few times at conferences and have done some writing for his site. Bob provides 21 tips to help you reach a $500 savings goal in this book. In the description, he says he removes all the fluff and gets right down to the point to help you make some drastic changes towards your savings goals.
Soldier of Finance: Take Charge of Your Money and Invest in Your Future – Jeff Rose is a blogger at GoodFinancialCents.com and also a financial advisor. He’s also led a few popular movements online to help people get out of debt and understand the importance of having life insurance. His new book was modeled on the soldier’s handbook and is a no-nonsense approach to overcoming financial obstacles.
1001 Ways to Make Money If You Dare – I’m shocked by the shear number of tips to make money Trent Hamm of TheSimpleDollar.com has provided in his book. If you’re looking for a way to add additional income this is a book I would definitely consider. Trent’s blog is full of great practical tips and I have no doubt the book is too!
A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money – Danny Kofke is a school teacher that likes to share his financial wisdom and how he and his wife are living well on a teacher’s income and smart budgeting. I enjoyed reading this book and learned a lot of good tips on how Danny and his wife manage their finances together.
Can I Retire? How Much Money You Need to Retire and How to Manage Your Retirement Savings, Explained in 100 Pages or Less - I met Mike Piper at a financial blogger conference last year. I’ve been really impressed with his site, obliviousinvestor.com and how he makes a complex subject (investing and retirement) easy to understand.
Pocket Your Dollars - 5 Attitude Changes That Will Help You Pay Down Debt, Avoid Financial Stress, & Keep More of What You Make – Carrie is personal finance blogger turned author and in this book tackles the attitudes that can impact your finances. Carrie uses her own lessons of overcoming debt and helps you with a financial attitude adjustment.