3 *awesome* books for April
I am so happy it’s April! Short-sleeve weather is just around the corner and here in the Pacific North West, the cherry blossoms (and allergies!) are in full bloom.
If you recall, in the dark days of January, I posted that this book club will be arranged around 4 themes that build on each other. First, we’re learning about money. Next, we’re creating an unstoppable money mindset. In the summer, we’ll explore habits and how to create the life you want, and then throughout the fall we’ll dig into investing.
Choose your own adventure
April is the final month of “understanding your money” and I want to make sure we go out with a bang! Since we’re all at different stages of our money journey, I’m highlighting 3 books that serve in many different ways.
Book 1 - The Financially Empowered Woman
The Financially Empowered Woman: Everything you really want to know about your money by Tracey Theemes is a great place to start learning the practical details about money. Tracey has a background in both psychology and financial planning and her writing weaves between the two throughout the book. The first half explains emotions, thoughts and feelings around our decisions and money. The second half explains the practical tools, terms and tactics we can use to build wealth. It’s Canadian focused but has great value for women who are ready to feel empowered by learning about money. You can read my full review here.
Book 2 - Worry Free Money
This book is for those of us who are making money and want to learn how to manage it in a way that works in real life. I think we can all agree, taking worry out of our money would lift a massive weight off our shoulders! Understanding how budgeting and life practically intersect remains a mystery for most humans - for this reason i’m excited to learn more about Shannon’s finance philosophy.
In addition to being an author, Shannon is an advice-only financial planner and founded the New School of Finance, where Canadians can get objective money advice and learn about personal and small business finance.
Book 3 - Your Money or Your Life
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin is the quintessential personal finance book for those of us seeking financial independence. It’s dense and intense so it took me a long time to commit to reading. When I finally did I was so glad! It was easier to digest than I thought. Over 9 clear stages, Vicki transforms the way you think about, save and spend money. If living a completely debt-free life is your jam right now, pick up a copy. You won’t regret it. You can read my blog post on it here.
One, two or all three
You can read one, two or all three books this month. Sadly, I don’t think Tracy or Shannon’s are on audible, and Vicki’s Your Money or Your Life is quite painful to listen to. If you’re in Victoria, I’ll loan you my copies otherwise, check the library, your local book store or good old amazon.