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Learning About Money And How It’s Used Book Free Online
If this — and other — books are like me, you’ll learn something and then feel like you should have learned it all in life. Here are my five favorite new books that teach money secrets and give you the tools you need to learn to live well on less.
This One Year: One Man’s Journey Through a Year of Obsessive Pruning
David Bach recommends that you follow his minimalist approach to cutting back spending and spending less money with this book. My favorite chapter: “It’s Time to Hire the Help.” In fact, his follow-up, Come Clean, adds several helpful strategies — best practice money guides, budgeting, leaner spending, etc. — to his path to financial wellness.
The One Year Budget
Buchanan is another powerhouse author, this time applying his financial principles to the average American’s life. For anyone new to this area of life, it’s well worth a read. He includes his philosophy of restraint in action. Your dollar will stretch farther if you remain focused on one year at a time. You’ll get results by asking questions about what you do and don’t like, spending less money for the week or month, and setting these in motion. Although it’s a bit breezy, I found this a winner.
Carry Your Weight
This one-year Weight Watchers diet planner for under $25 will take you in the right direction. After all, how would you like to have to go to an exercise class just to force yourself to eat a certain amount of food? Why spend the money to set up a home gym? Why not walk 15 more steps a day? The only thing required of you is to commit to being accountable and doing what you know is right. Best of all, if you want to lose weight, you can make this plan your new “fast follower” of Weight Watchers.
The new pantry and pantry organizer, can go a long way toward helping you maintain your budget — without forgetting anything. I found this book by Denise Whiting to be easy-to-understand and useful. I also found that my own shopping for groceries got easier and easier. Besides using her recipes, this easy-to-read book has me remembering to use particular items when they’re on sale. The proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.
Finn Coonan simply lays out his approach to money. He notes how he tries to buy things that are useful. Coonan counsels other readers to avoid the “budget trap.” He believes that too many people find themselves avoiding the kinds of items they can do without — cable TV, for example — because they think they can’t live without them. The solution? Eliminate and cut out luxuries. Simple Simplicity is a great framework for how to make your financial life a little more simple, and that’s what money means to me.
Changing Money Habits: A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Spending Less
Kelly Ellis’s All You Ever Wanted to Know About Losing Weight but Were Afraid to Ask
Kelly Ellis says her biggest “budget challenge” is eliminating purchases that don’t make sense for us. This new book shows you how to cut small and sustainable expenses to help pay your bills. Many participants in this ABC’s of Debt video show me that this book was the one that changed their lives. Most tell me that it helped them stop chasing after a few short-term savings goals and focusing on building wealth over a long time frame. The suggestions here can be used to cut your spending on groceries, things you use infrequently, car repair, clothing, etc. by just a little bit, and your saved money can go toward emergencies and paying your future bills.
All you ever wanted to know about weight loss and new healthy foods, but were afraid to ask
Maryanne gave this self-improvement book the benefit of the doubt. It’s clear that she has failed in her quest to lose weight. With this new approach, she embraces her family’s fourth child and realizes that she doesn’t need a million more pounds — and that’s an accomplishment. The sixth and last chapter is a real life story, teaching you that you don’t have to give up and that this book — and your life — will change just like that. The chapter is titled “It’s All About Me.”
The money section
Do you feel confused and overwhelmed when it comes to the money issues in your life? This article will take you through the money sections in most life books.