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Finance books that won’t put you to sleep

Since you’re here, we can assume that you’re either interested in reading about personal finances but you often find yourself bored and confused, or you love reading about it as much as we love writing about it. Regardless, you’ve come to the right place.

There are so many books that simplify this often confusing topic and offer great advice that you can apply to your life, so you might be wondering where you should begin. Here are some of my favourites on the subject.

Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together, by Erin Lowry

About the author

Erin Lowry’s mission is to help millennials get their financial lives together. She does this through her blog (brokemillenial.com), her book, and lectures and workshops that she runs.

About the book

This book helps teach young people who may be struggling with budgeting, student loans or other expenses about finances in a more relatable way. The book is a no judgement zone—no preaching to be found. As you can tell from the title, the book is aimed at millennials but that doesn’t mean that anyone older or younger can’t take away the same lessons.

This is a great starting point to learn more about personal finances and how to plan for your future.

Happy Go Money: Spend Smart, Save Right and Enjoy Life, by Melissa Leong

About the author

You may recognize the name Melissa Leong – a fellow Canadian, she is the resident money expert on CTV’s The Social and she’s had many articles published in newspapers across the country.

About the book

The book is a great starter guide on how to easily understand the psychological role your finances can play in your life.  It’s an empowering read with chapters on spending, budgeting, investing and even mindfulness.

This book connects finances with happiness. It also highlights that the people with the most money may not always be the happiest.

Worry-Free Money: The Guilt Free Approach to Managing Your Money and Your Life, by Shannon Lee Simmons

About the author

Shannon Lee Simmons really knows her stuff. She’s a Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Investment Manager. She also contributes to the Globe and Mail and is a financial expert on the Marilyn Denis Show.

About the book

Simmons makes money situations relatable. In her book, she shares stories of clients she’s worked with to show us how these money pitfalls happen and that they can happen to anyone.

She teaches that it is important to know when you mess up but that you can get your money back on track. The book shares many reasons about why we spend money and why a traditional budget may not work for you.

Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School, by Andrew Hallam

About the author

Andrew Hallam is actually a teacher so he’s qualified to be teaching us. He started his career in Canada before moving to Singapore and has travelled the world giving talks about finances.

About the book

This book is great for everyone because the financial tips are broken down to plain English that’s easily understood.  This book has been updated since its original release in 2011 and includes more relevant references (pop-culture included!) and his own personal stories.

 

If you ever have any questions about your own finances or how to get the ball moving, contact us. We’re here to help.

Tyler Saito

Tyler Saito

Director, Wealth Management Business Solutions

Tyler holds a master’s degree in business administration. He enjoys playing and coaching softball with his two daughters and is a regular contributor on CTV Morning Live, explaining finances in an easy-to-understand way.

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