Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading while you?re catching rays at the beach or relaxing by the pool. It?s also a great time to learn something new, like tai chi or, just a suggestion, more about your personal finances. If you invest a few hours each week this summer, by the fall, you?ll be better equipped and in control of your money.
There are lots of books that teach everything from the basics of budgeting to how to invest like a pro. I?ve listed a few of my favorites geared for every stage in life.
The Complete Guide to Personal Finance: For Teenagers by Tamsen Butler
If you?ve been trying without much success to get your teen to be more responsible with his money, then this book is the one for both of you. This winner of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards accomplished the seemingly impossible ? provide good personal financial information that?s entertaining enough that even a teenager will want to read it. Part of the book?s success is that Butler doesn?t preach ? rather she educates teens about their options in a reader-friendly and relevant format.
You?re So Money: Live Rich Even When You?re Not by Farnoosh Torabi
Learning to live on an entry-level salary may come as a big shock to those just entering their first real job after college. Living within their means, especially when just starting out may be a hard adjustment and racking up debt on new credit cards may be a temptation that?s too hard to resist.
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