3 Best Personal Finance Books by Women
The 3 Best Personal Finance Books By Women For Women
In honor of Women’s History Month, Amida wanted to share the power of reading. Specifically, financial books written by powerful women leaders, empowering other women to rise.
The power of reading books is extraordinary. Perhaps, it is one of the most powerful tools we have for expanding our minds. Reading can improve sleep, boost creativity, and enhance our vocabulary. Additionally, it can be used to reduce stress. As we close out the month of March, we honor powerful women authors. Add these 3 must-read books to your booklist, and expand your vision of wealth with Amida!
Book #1. My Money My Way: Taking Back Control of Your Financial Life by Kumiko Love
Kumiko Love is a single mom who empowers women everywhere to regain control of their financial lives. She is an Accredited Financial Counselor with over nine years of experience in the finance industry. Additionally, Kumiko founded The Budget Mom, a community of millions of women on a path to financial fulfillment.
“My Money My Way: Taking Back Control of Your Financial Life” by Kumiko Love is a personal finance book that aims to help readers take control of their finances and achieve financial freedom. The book provides practical advice and tips on budgeting, saving, investing, and paying off debt, as well as guidance on how to develop a healthy relationship with money. One of the key messages of the book is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing money, and that each person’s financial situation and goals are unique. Kumiko encourages readers to reflect on their own values and priorities, and to use these as a guide for making financial decisions that align with their goals. Her emphasis on the importance of individual values and priorities makes the book particularly useful for readers who are looking for a personalized approach to managing their money.
Book #2. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and motivational speakers who’s helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her products, speaking engagements, newsletters, seminars, and books. In her book, “You Are a Badass at Making Money,” Sincero offers practical advice and exercises to help readers identify and overcome their self-sabotaging behaviors and thought patterns. She also shares her own personal journey of going from broke and struggling to a successful author and coach. She uses examples from her own life and the lives of other successful entrepreneurs to illustrate key concepts. Sincero’s book has been praised for its engaging and humorous writing style, and for its actionable advice for achieving financial success.
Book #3. On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar
Manisha Thakor is a financial advisor, author, and speaker who specializes in helping women and young adults build financial independence. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and CNBC. Sharon Kedar is a former investment banker and management consultant who now focuses on financial education and empowerment for women. She has also been featured in various media outlets, including Forbes and Business Insider. Together, Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar are co-authors of the book “On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance” (2007). The book is aimed at young women who are just starting out in their careers. This book provides practical advice on how to manage finances, budgeting, saving, investing, and managing debt.
A Brief Look Into The History of Female Authors
In honor of Womens History Month, Amida will share the brief story of powerful female authors in history. First, is the Middle Ages. During the middle Ages, women writers faced significant obstacles in terms of education and access to publishing. Second, is the 18th and 19th centuries. Women began to gain greater access to education and the literary world. Female authors such as Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and Mary Shelley became well-known for their novels. Their writing challenged traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Third, is the The 20th century. This era saw an explosion of women’s writing. Authors like Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and Toni Morrison broke new grounds in literature. All of these women paved the way for future generations of female writers.
- Jane Austen (1775-1817) – British author known for her novels such as “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility”.
- Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) – British author and feminist known for her novels such as “Mrs. Dalloway” and “To the Lighthouse”.
- Toni Morrison (1931-2019) – American author and Nobel laureate known for her novels such as “Beloved” and “The Bluest Eye”.
- Margaret Atwood (born 1939) – Canadian author known for her novels such as “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Alias Grace”.
- Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) – American poet and author known for her novel “The Bell Jar” and her poetry collections.
Today, women continue to make significant contributions to literature across genres and styles. Amida’s embraces all of the powerful women that have come before us!
Amida Wealth Family Conversations
At your next family or friends gathering, embrace the topic of a good book! Have there been any books that changed your life? Perhaps, share your story and why. Open up the dialogue. This is the month of powerful women– perhaps, you keep this trend going. Set up a book club with the women you admire in your life. Create a book list together, and encourage one another to rise. Remember, we are all in this together! Build-up the women around you. Share your wisdom, and expand your vision of wealth.
Reading is a powerful way to expand your mind and reduce stress. It is also a fabulous way to gather, and unite individuals together. Thanks to powerful women in history – female voices are now heard and respected. Through the power of books, our knowledge is truly limitless. Remember that book are guides!
At Amida Wealth we replace the word budget with allocate. This is because the word budget implies that we can’t do something. It signifies lack rather than expansion. We encourage you to think about overarching allocation of wealth in a holistic manner across all our assets. Sometimes we need to take a step back to see the bigger picture (like a beautiful painting). Allocation works at any level regardless of the size of the investment. Always seek advice from a professional! Be sure to connect at a deeper level with your advisor. They should be class A but also understand you and be able to guide you through the many changes life brings.
Remember, Wealth is a mindset. Expand your abundance with Amida.