The Ultimate Clever Girl Book List For Your Personal Finances, Career, Business & Life
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I'm an avid book reader and proud to say that reading has changed my finances and life overall. Reading has given me new ideas, fresh perspectives and ultimately led to my growth and success as an individual so when people ask me about my favorite books, I usually have a ton to share - there are just so many good ones!
Below is my ultimate book list of my all time favorite books that I've read over the years and books that have been recommended to me that have excellent reviews. Checkout a few and get inspired to build the life you truly want!
Books on personal finance
- Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach (New edition launching 9/18/2018)
- Nice Girls Don't Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make With Money by Lois P. Frankel
- Spend Well, Live Rich: How To Get What You Want With The Money You Have by Michelle Singletary
- Rich Bitch: A Simple 12 Step Plan For Getting For Financial Life Together Finally by Nicole Lapin
- Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman's Guide To Financial Freedom by Marianne Olszewski
- Financially Fearless by Alexa Von Tobel
- Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man by Patrice Washington
- Millionaire Women Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
- Money, A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes And Create The Life You Really Want by Kate Northrup
- Women & Money: Owning The Power To Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman
- Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By And Get Your Financial Life Together by Erin Lowry
- The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good with Money by Chelsea Fagan
- The $1000 Project: An Easy Guide To Mindful Saving And Financial Well Being by Canna Campbell
- Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki
- You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
- Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life by Barbara Stanny
- The Automatic Millionaire, A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich by David Bach
- 5 Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me For Women by Richard Paul Evans
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Check these books out on your Kindle!
Books on investing
- The Women's Guide to Successful Investing: Achieving Financial Security and Realizing Your Goals by Nancy Tengler
- The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns by John C. Bogel
- The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham
- Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki
- The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth and Passive Income Through Smart Buy & Hold Real Estate Investing by Brandon Turner
- Smart Investors Keep It Simple: Investing In Dividend Stocks For Passive Income by Giovanni Rigters
- The Complete TurtleTrader: How 23 Novice Investors Became Overnight Millionaires by Michael W. Covel
Books on career
- Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel
- Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong by Jessica Bacal
- Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck
- Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation--and Positive Strategies for Change by Linda Babcock
- Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers by Wendy Sachs
- Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career by Nicole Lapin
- Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media by Aliza Licht
- The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate by Fran Hauser
Listen to these books!
Books on business & entrepreneurship
- She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur by Carrie Green
- Business Boutique: A Woman's Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves by Christy Wright
- #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
- Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur by Cara Awill Leyba
- Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferris
- Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big by Julia Pimsleur
- Dear Female Founder: 66 Letters of Advice from Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Made $1 Billion in Revenue by Lu Li
- Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
- Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing - Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
Books on life and personal development
- Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
- No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy
- Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose by Marshawn Evan Daniels
- You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
- Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis
- Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life by Lara Casey
- Successful Women Think Differently: 9 Habits to Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Resilient by Valorie Burton
- Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance by Steve Harvey
- Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today by Lisa Nichols
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