These Finance Books Are Changing How Women Do Money

Read on to find out how these books will help you make strategic tweaks for your future.

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No matter your life stage, it's always a good time to assess your financial situation. And one of the easiest ways to do this is to pick up a good finance book. The following titles will help you make strategic tweaks for your future—and they're aimed at women, in particular.

All of the authors featured here are women you want to have in your corner, cheering you on as you prioritize saving, investing, and retiring. They've already jumped through the hurdles of success to make their own money, and now they're here to show you: You deserve that success, too.

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Miss Independent: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Start Investing and Grow Your Own Wealth by Nicole Lapin

Title Miss Independent: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Start Investing and Grow Your Own Wealth by Nicole Lapin
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Money expert Nicole Lapin is someone you'd want to sit down with for a heart-to-heart. Her book makes it clear that relying solely on a salary will not give you the freedom to walk away from a relationship or job. She also explains how to increase your wealth without paying a financial advisor. She breaks down T-notes and index funds in millennial speak to help you create—and afford—a life you can enjoy. That alone is worth the price of admission.

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My Money My Way: Taking Back Control of Your Financial Life by Kumiko Love

My Money My Way: Taking Back Control of Your Financial Life by Kumiko Love
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When single mom Kumiko Love had to finance a McDonald's ice cream cone for her son, she knew it was time to tackle her debt. Shortly after, she became the Budget Mom, empowering women who've lost control of their finances to regain their wealth.

Her book coaches readers to look at the emotions behind spending and develop a budget that comes from a place of personal values instead of deprivation. In My Money My Way, she shows that a financial plan is not just about running the numbers. It's about living.

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How Creativity Rules the World: The Art and Business of Turning Your Ideas Into Gold by Maria Brito

How Creativity Rules the World: The Art and Business of Turning Your Ideas into Gold by Maria Brito
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Maria Brito knows a thing or two about harnessing creativity. Tired of her life as an attorney, she pursued her passion of becoming an art curator, going on to debunk the myth of the starving artist. In fact, she's thriving.

Drawing on her family history, the fields of art and entrepreneurship, Maria unearths the key habits artists employ to achieve creativity. How Creativity Rules the World also tells readers how to get compensated for their art. Therein lies the beauty.

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How to Money: Your Ultimate Visual Guide to the Basics of Finance by Jean Chatzky and Kathryn Tuggle

How to Money: Your Ultimate Visual Guide to the Basics of Finance by Jean Chatzky and Kathryn Tuggle
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How to Money breaks down the basics of personal finance for teens using tactical advice, poppy illustrations, and quick interviews with successful women. Starting with how to ask for an allowance, the authors talk readers through everything from writing a first résumé to the gender pay gap, the financial pitfalls of social media, and how to invest in the right charities.

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Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World by Eve Rodsky

Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World by Eve Rodsky
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After Eve Rodsky released Fair Game, her guide to helping couples divide domestic responsibilities, a lot of relationships were saved. Now she's urging women to redefine creativity as Unicorn Space: something artistic you can do beyond your role in the Three P's—partner, parent, and professional.

It might be too late to become a dancer on In Living Color, but you should still carve out the time for a weekly hip-hop class. Whatever pursuit you choose, Rodsky argues that Unicorn Space is crucial to decreasing the chance of burnout in your career. Your well-being and wallet depends on it.

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