Are you a recent college graduate? Maybe you’re looking for some guidance on your personal finances. If so, there are many books on personal finances that cover topics such as how to reduce debt, how to increase savings and how to cut unnecessary expenses from the budget. Checkout eleven of the many books on personal finance that can benefit recent, or not so recent, college graduates.
- The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. As a recent college graduate, you want to do everything you can to start off on the right foot with your finances. The Total Money Makeover gives you a specific plan for paying off debt and how to save money at the same time. Also, learn the truth behind money myths that have survived through the decades without being questioned.
- Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School? by Cary Siegel. The author lays out 99 personal money management lessons that can change the way you think about saving and spending money. This book focuses on practical lessons you can start benefiting from right away.
- Give Yourself a Raise by Gordon Bennett. This book teaches you how to give yourself a raise by finding waste in your personal budget and getting rid of it. Find out practical ways to control the impulse to spend and learn how you can better manage your money to make it work for you.
- The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke by Suze Orman. The author is well-known for providing solid advice regarding money management. This book provides advice aimed at college graduates who have lots of school debt and need to find a way to pay it off. Orman describes methods college graduates can use to gain control of their finances in a realistic way.
- Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want by Rachel Cruze. Learn how to stop comparing your life with the lives of your friends and others you see on social media. Discover specific ways you can empower yourself and start living the life you want without getting into debt and becoming stressed out over money matters. The author speaks from the experience of going through this process of change herself at a young age.
- Managing Your Money, All-in-One for Dummies. College graduates can use this book to assess their financial situation including calculating debt, making a budget, finding out about their credit score and more. Once readers make this assessment, they receive practical tips on how to lessen expenses and tighten their personal budget in an effort to save money and reduce debt. This book is one in a familiar series of books that’s easy to understand allowing readers to put the tips into practice.
- No One Ever Told Us That by John D. Spooner. This valuable guide teaches you how to assess your budget, prioritize your goals and find individuals in your life who can help you with long-term money management. There is enough information on financial management in this book to fill many college textbooks. It’s a practical guide with no nonsense advice for college graduates and others who want to be more in control of their money in this modern economy.
- How to Survive Without Your Parents’ Money: Making It from College by John Katzman. The author offers advice on how to support yourself financially. There is advice on how to make a resume, how to ace the job interview and start your post college life out on the right foot.
- You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero. This is an encouraging and inspiring book on how you can overcome fears and doubts about your capabilities to earn the money you deserve after college. The story is told from the perspective of someone who went through a period of money troubles after college and found her way to financial success in what she loves to do.
- Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want by Jenny Blake. This guide helps college graduates avoid getting caught up in unimportant details and focus on what they truly want for their lives. Receive tips on how to track your spending, set up a retirement account and fully assess your financial situation. Along with financial tips, this book offers tips on finding a career, dating, friendships and more.
- I Just Graduated…Now What? By Katherine Schwarzenegger. This book is filled with questions commonly asked by recent college graduates. One example: What do I do about my college loan debt? The answers come from a variety of well-known people in many fields of work who have navigated this path successfully.
Reading one or more of these books can help you learn how to handle your finances, so you can feel more in control of your money. One thing you can do right now as a recent college graduate is to try to sell your textbooks to BooksRun. We buy used textbooks that other students need going into the new semester or school year. When we buy used textbooks from you, you can add to your savings and start moving more quickly down the road to financial security.