12 Excellent Budgeting Advice Books

Books that will help you to budget

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We aren’t all gifted with an understanding of numbers and at times this can land us in a spot of financial trouble. Understanding how to spend less and have more is a trait that anyone can learn and these books are ready to teach you.

#1 The 7 Fruits of Budgeting by Roslyn Lash

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The book empowers women so that they can live a more abundant life. It explains the importance of a budget, and how to developing a spending plan. The book provides step-by-step instructions on how to get started. Women must take hold of their money, implement a plan, and be sure that their goals are aligned with their actions. Following the suggestions will lead to a more abundant life.

#2 Everyday Money For Everyday People by Todd R. Christensen

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Based on nearly a decade of leading hundreds of classes a year, the author includes personal stories from his own experience and those of participants from all walks of life to illustrate the practical DOs and DON’Ts of budgeting and other personal finance principles. The down-to-earth writing style remains accessible to all readers, offering step-by-step ideas and tips to implement healthy and positive financial changes for any household.

#3 The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton

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This book discusses how to pay yourself first, invest 10% of your income. It also does a good job of explaining when to pay non tax-deductibe debts v.s investing and how budget accordingly. How much to save? How much to invest? This book breaks it all down in an easy to read storytelling format.

#4 Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki

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This book does an incredible job of describing assets v.s liabilities and how you should not work for money, but have money work for you. Your budget must be reflective of these ideologies.

#5 The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

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This book encourages the same pay yourself first principle The Wealthy Barber explains. Not only does the book suggest saving over 10% of what you make but it then breaks down steps to further your savings by proper budget usage. It discusses investing, protecting assets with insurance (so include that in your budget!) and how knowledge/education impact riches.

#6 Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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Once again anther mindset oriented book, however, when it comes to budgeting we shouldn’t look at money from a scarcity perspective. If we do that the budget becomes allocated much differently than one who looks at it with an abundance Success mindset. The distribution of the budget will be more investment/growth based if we go into it with a growth mindset.

#7 You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

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“If you are looking to heal your mindset with money, You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero is a must-read, or listen if you love audio books. If you are looking for a step-by-step instructional book on how to build wealth, this book is not for you.

This book is a must-read if you are ready to heal the root of your money problems, your mindset, and move on to design the life of your dreams. It is an upbeat and powerful delivery of the message that you are in control, and if you want a better life, you need to change the way that you view money so that you can start making the things you want from life happen.”

#8 Money Matters by Karen Ford

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This is a sensible, down-to-earth, pragmatic approach to paying down debt and building passive income. This book provides sound teaching and practical guidance for learning how to manage finances and invest in your future. If you are ready to move out of financial bondage and into financial freedom, then Money Matters will provide you with hope and positive direction while building your faith and increasing your ability to walk in generosity.

#9 The Simple Dollar by Trent A. Hamm

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“This is one of my favorite books on budgeting and personal finance. This book explains how the author freed himself from debt slavery and achieved long-lasting happiness. The book aims to unclutter people’s financial situations and results in a more rewarding life. The author has beautifully explained the journey from debt to wealth and prepare the readers for the complexities of budgeting in today’s economic world.

This book is full of practical tips and tools that the reader can apply to their own lives and achieve a life long happiness. The motivating and empowering guidelines help the reader to proactively create healthier relationships with both money and people.”

#10 The Budgeting Habit by S.J. Scott

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“One of the best books on budgeting and related advice I’ve ever read was The Budgeting Habit: How to Make a Budget and Stick to It! The book offers a simple solution – to reframe our thinking by accepting a step-by-step process that will help us in. our budgeting habits. The authors Rebecca Livermore and S.J. Scott are offering a comprehensive plan on budgeting that includes the first steps to creating a realistic budget, five different approaches to budgeting, and a way to stay motivated through the process.

Apart from that, the book promises to help you define your financial goals in order to achieve your dreams, as well as three different accountability methods and advice on how to get out of debt and overcome any budgeting obstacles.

This is an easy read that explains the main points and gives the best arguments and how-to on budgeting and the importance of budgeting. It’s a slim volume that can be used as an introduction to the topic of budgeting, but also as a standalone tool that will help you reach your budgeting goals.

One of the best parts of this book for me was the reflective questions that made you think hard on what you can change in your life to improve budgeting.”

#11 Hey You, Just Go! by Sahara Rose De Vore

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Who doesn’t love to travel? One of the main reasons why people are not traveling as often as they would like is because of finances. Truth is, travel does not have to break the bank. Hey You, Just Go! is a travel and mindset book by a travel coach and expert who went from broke college student to traveling to over 80 countries by the time that she turned 30. It that teaches readers how to set and stick to a travel budget by cutting costs, finding the best deals, ways to earn money before and during a trip, how to travel for free, and many other budgeting tips. With a huge emphasis on money mindset and management, this book not only helps people incorporate more travel into their lifestyles but it also teaches people how to increase their income and minimize expenses so they can stick to a budget for all aspects of their life.

#12 Wealthy By Choice by Ilene Davis

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“The book Im recommending is my own, but having read dozens of financial books, the reality is if someone doesn’t understand the WHY and the benefits of budgeting – that is – identifying how they WANT to ALLOCATE their available income, and then identify how they DID allocate it.

When the focus of budgeting is on spending, versus allocating, often spending becomes the primary focus and not making sure that at least a portion of each dollar of income is NOT spent.

My book focuses on the BENEFITS of making tradeoffs in daily choices to enable funds to be allocated to building wealth, and shows how even small changes in lifestyle can enable one to still have fun, but also build more wealth than many might otherwise imagine.”

Written by Eve O'Rourke

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