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Sunday Reads: Best personal finance books for 2022

Sunday Reads: Best personal finance books for 2022

These authors discuss the best strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money.

These books are timely and cover relevant topics including, but not limited to, budgeting, starting money conversations, investing in the stock market, as well as culture-specific perspectives on how to address wealth disparity.

Are you ready to learn how to best handle your finances? Then enjoy this collection of good reads where these authors share their knowledge, expertise, years of research and personal testimonies in a way that resonates with readers around the world.

Black Girl Finance – Let’s Talk Money by Selina Flavius | £12.99

Amazon #1 Bestseller

Kick-start your financial journey with Black Girl Finance by Selina Flavius – the first financial guide of its kind.

From challenging money mindsets to teaching key skills, such as how to set up an emergency fund and where to start with budgeting, investing and saving, Black Girl Finance provides a safe space for a community of unapologetic, ambitious, money-minded women to get real about their finances.

Packed with tips, tricks and tools, as well as statistics, personal stories, goal-setting exercises and straight-talking advice, this will be your go-to helping hand when it comes to making your financial goals a reality.

Find Black Girl Finance here.

How To Save It: Fix Your Finances by Bola Sol | £6.99

Fixing your finances starts with facing your finances.

This indispensable guide will help you confront the awkwardness of having conversations about your money and what to do with it.

In seven accessible chapters’ financial wellness guru Bola Sol, will guide you through all your money essentials – from saving, to budgeting, dealing with your debt, building your credit, and taking your first steps to investing

Packed with practical tips and straightforward advice, this is the book that will change your relationship with money for the better.

Designed to inspire and encourage readers to unlock their potential and provoke change, the How To series offers a new model in publishing, helping to break down knowledge barriers and uplift the next generation.

Creatively presented and packed with clear, step-by-step, practical advice, this series is essential reading for anyone seeking guidance to thrive in the modern world. Curate your bookshelf with these collectible titles.

Find How To Save It: Fix Your Finances here.

The Black Girl’s Guide to Financial Freedom: Build Wealth, Retire Early, and Live the Life of Your Dreams by Paris Woods | £5.99

Are you tired of spinning your wheels following financial advice that leaves you feeling broker than before? Are you pulling your hair out trying to follow the complicated instructions offered by the gurus? In The Black Girl’s Guide to Financial Freedom, Paris Woods takes the guesswork out of wealth-building and presents a plan that anyone can follow.

Paris spent years working in education and wanted to find a way to build wealth without changing careers or taking the traditional real estate or business routes. This book is the result of years of research and practice that helped her find a simpler path. Through real-life stories coupled with clear and actionable advice, you will learn to:

  • Build generational wealth
  • Avoid common financial traps
  • Earn your next degree debt-free
  • Achieve financial independence and retire early
  • Design a dream life you can start living today

This book is perfect for Black women of any age, including young professionals just starting to set financial goals and mid-career women who are tired of following the same old rules and are ready to live life on their own terms. If freedom is your goal, then this is the book for you.

Find Paris Woods’ Black Girl’s Guide to Financial Freedom here.

The Money Edit: Your no blame, no shame guide to taking control of your money by Makala Green | £16.99

Money is a foundation of life, it impacts almost all of our choices, whether it’s what to have for lunch or when we will retire – so why don’t we like talking about it?

Money is complicated, or at least it seems complicated. From ISAs to pensions and debt to tax, money management feels like a mine-field, but it doesn’t need to be.

Makala Green, a financial expert, The UK’s first black female chartered financial expert, a businesswoman and a speaker and wealth coach with over 17 years’ experience has spent years learning about the different aspects of the financial world.

Here, she shares all her knowledge to help us break down barriers and gain financial freedom.

The Money Edit is a no-jargon, straight-talking guide, giving us the confidence and clarity to understand money and help us make the right choices – no matter what life stage we are at. Makala busts money-myth after myth and shows us how to:

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1. Cultivate a money mindset

2. Address difficult conversations about money

3. Track income and expenses and learn how to budget

4. Start saving and plan for the future

5. Get on the property ladder

6. Adapt when financial circumstances change

No matter your background, upbringing or circumstances, The Money Edit is a simple approach with plenty of real-life examples, checklists, planning tools and resources to get you started. Makala is here to make you feel positive, confident and in control when it comes to money.

Find Makala Green’s The Money Edit here.

We Need to Talk About Money by Otegha Uwagba | £14.99

In this unforgettable blend of memoir and cultural commentary, Otegha Uwagba explores her own complicated relationship with money, and what her wide-ranging experiences say about the world around us.

An extraordinarily candid personal account of the ups and downs wrought by money, We Need To Talk About Money is a vital exploration of stories and issues that will be familiar to most. This is a book about toxic workplaces and misogynist men, about getting pay rises and getting evicted. About class and privilege and racism and beauty. About shame and pride, compulsion and fear.

In unpicking the shroud of secrecy surrounding money – who has it, how they got it, and how it shapes our lives – this boldly honest account of one woman’s journey upturns countless social conventions and uncovers some startling truths about our complex relationships with money in the process.

Find We Need to Talk About Money here.

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