Three Outstanding Guides to Financial Literacy for Women

This week’s edition of Three to Read is filled with recommendations to support and educate women through their financial journey!

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Finance is regarded as a field made and only understood by men, creating a literacy divide between men and women. However, harnessing financial knowledge is just as crucial for women, as factors like student loans, health complications, personal crises, and life, in general, can throw unprecedented hurdles that can create significant burdens without financial competency. Financial literacy can begin at all ages and on all incomes. To start the financial conversation today, here are three literacy books tailored to the unique experiences of women to dive into.

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Deeper Than Money: Ditch Money Shame, Build Wealth, and Feel Confident AF by Chloe Elise

Book jacket for Deeper Than Money: Ditch Money Shame, Build Wealth, and Feel Confident AF by Chloe Elise. On a cream background, the word Deeper is in block letters and half dark purple and light purple. Money is in the same font, half dark and light green. The word than is in a black handwritten font. The rest of the title is written below in plain black type. The authors name is separated on the bottom by a black line and is half pink and gold. Words in plain black type with extra information about the book are at the top of the cover.
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SYNOPSIS:

Having graduated from college with tens of thousands of dollars in debt without knowing how to handle it, Elise rewrote the unyielding rule book of finances. Her guilt-free, non-sacrificial reimaging paid her loans in a small matter of 18 months, allowing her to travel and enjoy life to its fullest extent. A motivational yet practical guide, Deeper Than Money puts an end to the fear of spending and money management hesitation, helping readers take control of their assets, build their wealth, and love their bank account and life.

WHY:

CEO Chloe Elise creates a perfect, honest finance guide in Deeper Than Money. How often have you been shamed for enjoying time with friends or enlisted strict, unrealistic budgets that ultimately fell through, hurting you more than helping you? Deeper Than Money breaks down the psychological barriers to good money management, eliminates financial stress, and aids readers in building their bank account around their lifestyle, not the other way around.

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Money Made Easy: How to Budget, Pay Off Debt, and Save Money by Allison Baggerly

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SYNOPSIS:

Money Made Easy by Allison Baggerly outlines some of the best, most straightforward ways to save, budget, and invest for a sound financial future. The book provides fail-safe, all-encompassing tips on maneuvering one’s income, savings, and business, which can be practiced through easy-to-follow templates and checklists. This clear, uncomplicated, actionable blueprint is the perfect book for every woman of any age, ensuring a firm grasp on personal finance.

WHY:

Money Made Easy makes sense of the often difficult-to-understand economic vocabulary and strategies, demystifying financial independence. A straightforward and effortless guide, the steps outlined in this book can be applied immediately in the everyday. Allison Baggerly’s engaging voice is accessible and full of heart, translating tedious money-managing facts into realistic, practical advice.

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Invest Like a Girl: Jump into the Stock Market, Reach Your Money Goals, and Build Wealth by Jessica Spangler

Book jacket for Invest Like a Girl: Jump into the Stock Market, Reach Your Money Goals, and Build Wealth by Jessica Spangler. The title, on bright green, is intertwined with a gold money sign. A black silhouette of a woman climbs the money symbol with a black rope. The author name and part of the title after the colon sit at the bottom and top in black.
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SYNOPSIS:

Women face a multitude of unique financial challenges that make building wealth more complicated for them than it is for men. As women battle the wage gap, hold off their careers to raise families, and are faced with longer lifespans that require more money to be put aside for retirement, investing is a wise choice to set up a robust foundation to secure a stable financial future. But many women are hesitant to start; even when they do, they are hit with higher returns than men. In Invest Like a Girl, Dr. Jessica Spangler starts the conversation on investing as a woman, offering an outline for prepping the finances you already have, understanding essential investing vocabulary, fearlessly managing risk, and creating a personalized, realistic strategy to achieve one’s financial goals with sound ease.

WHY:

The stock market is a discussion often dominated by men, but investing is one of the best financial decisions a woman can make. Financial literacy is not only about budgeting, tackling credit card debt, or starting a savings account, so that is why Invest Like a Girl closes the economic gap between women and men. A combination of relatable anecdotes, worksheets, checklists, sample portfolios, and other practical tools, this book prepares readers to start investing immediately with any kind of income!

Thanks for joining us for this week’s Three to Read! Add these books to your TBR today to pave your way to financial freedom, and tune in next week for another set of fantastic books!


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