10 Helpful Personal Finance Books Parents Need To Read Asap

Learning how to manage your finances isn’t easy, and it’s not the kind of thing you learn in a classroom. Whether you are trying to navigate making your first budget or thinking about maximizing your investment portfolio, there are tons of great books out there with great advice and guidance. Once you start having children, your finances have to adjust for their everyday care and their future. Here are the ten helpful personal finance books parents need to read. You’ll find links to my commission-earning affiliates through Amazon where you can purchase. If you’ve read any of these books, let me know your thoughts on them in the comments.


Rich Dad Poor Dad By Robert Kiyosaki

This is a staple in nearly every personal finance recommendation list, and for a good reason. It’s written by a “rich” father who advises his sons on why it’s important to build their own assets.

Investing 101 By Michele Cagan

Inside this book, you will find a part manual and part textbook to teach you how different financial vehicles work and how you can build a well-rounded portfolio.

Spend Well, Live Rich By Michelle Singletary

Michelle shares the lessons she learned from her grandmother and the mantras she practices regarding spending and saving.

Financial Freedom By Grant Sabatier

Grant shares with the readers his strategies from when he was 24 and broke to having a net worth of over $1.25 million in five years. This book dives deep into financial freedom and how you can achieve it too.

Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School? By Cary Siegel

This book helps guide you on properly handling your finances as a retired business executive and gives you the lesson we all should have gotten in school.

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The Barefoot Investor By Scott Pape

Scott Pape, known as the barefoot investor, shares his formula and bucket account strategy to help you budget and still splurge on the things that make you smile while building long-term wealth.

Your Money or Your Life By Vicki Robin

This book gives you an easy-to-follow plan to help you start changing your relationship with money through Vicki’s signature technique.

Psych Yourself Rich By Farnoosh Torabi

This book will learn all about the relationship between yourself and your money. This book dives deep into how our emotions influence how we manage our personal finances.

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The Millionaire Next Door By Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

This book talks about the fundamentals of personal finance and guides you to develop good money habits from the beginning.

Thinking, Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman

What drives you to make the choices that you make? This book will help dive into the answer to this question which can help you learn more about how you spend your money and why you spend it on certain things.

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If you’re looking to expand your knowledge on personal finances, consider giving these books a read! You won’t be disappointed and walk away with a wealth of knowledge when it comes to your finances. There is something here no matter where you’re starting, to help you along your financial journey.

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  2. Thank you for the list. Important information for parents.