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6 Summer Reads to Get Your Financial Future in Shape!

By Brandyce Stephenson | 3min read | Published on May 28th

Summary: School may be out for summer, but there’s no reason why you can’t continue your personal finance education while on vacation. Your future self will thank you.

There is no doubt that THIS summer looks very different from LAST summer. A survey from Tripadvisor revealed that “over two-thirds of Americans (67%) are planning to travel this summer.” 

How about you? Are you planning a summer vacation or staycation? 

Whether you’re planning to kick it poolside, explore a mountain getaway, or gather the family for an epic road trip, one thing that is often a summer staple is the summer read. 

So in the summer spirit, we wanted to share a few of our favorite financial reads that will help you improve your money moves! 

We know, these aren't the latest thrillers, but is there anything more thrilling than maximizing your money? 

  1. Broke Millennial Takes on Investing from author Erin Lowry is the follow-up to her book, Broke Millennial that breaks down complex investing concepts in a way that is easy and enjoyable for beginners looking to maximize their wealth building potential. From breaking down investing terminology to simplifying concepts like socially responsible investing, this is a perfect guide to getting started on your investing journey while enjoying your summer break. 

  2. Hot off the presses and just in time for your summer reading list, We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers, Esq. is a game-changer for women and their relationship to money. We believe everyone is worthy of financial freedom and women taking charge of their financial future is a part of financial equity for all. This book is a roadmap for helping you get past the blocks keeping you from maximizing your wealth and becoming a millionaire -- yes it is possible and Rachel is out to help you get there. 

  3. Do you ever wonder why people spend money the way they do? Why your friend has no problem spending $5 on a latte daily, but deems a vacation as too expensive? Then this might be the book for you! The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel explores the behavior behind people’s money moves. Using real-life stories, he helps illustrate why people make the decisions they do when it comes to money and how you can make more sense of your own decisions to better equip yourself in making smarter financial decisions. 

  4. We’d be remiss if we didn’t include a personal finance classic for more than two decades, Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki and for good reason! If you’ve never read or want to dive in again, the 20th Anniversary of this book offers updates on how the principles discussed have stood the test of time. This might make a great family option, especially with those who have kids going off to college! Make it a family affair! 

  5. While you may be working on your summer “bod” take the opportunity to get your money mindset whipped into shape with Jen Sincero’s You Are a Badass at Making Money. Using her signature wit and relatable personal stories while sharing aha’s that will make you go “hmmm” this is the book to help you overcome your money blocks and help you start unleashing your financial potential. 

  6. Last but certainly not least, we had to share a book from our very own CEO! Cash from the Crowd. Yes, our very own CEO, Sally Outlaw is an author! If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about crowdfunding and how to leverage this powerful way of raising capital to fund your “worthy” idea, then this is the book for you. 

Have you read any of these? Which one is calling for a place in your suitcase or nightstand? We want to hear from you! Drop as a comment and let us know!

*Note: We’ve included most links from Bookshop.org which helps support local and independent bookstores! 

Brandyce Stephenson

Brandyce is a writer, content creator, and strategist for Worthy Financial.