This list of books is meant to help people who want to better their relationship with money. I have recommended these particular titles because I think they will do the most good for the most amount of people. Some of them will be helpful to you, personally, others will not. But each has something to offer, and generally quite a bit.
For doing just what the title says – creating a relationship with money that is free of stress, fear, or discomfort and that is instead satisfying, pleasurable, and life enhancing. This book deepens and expands recovery from debt and underearning.
A powerful program out of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center for easing and grounding yourself, using a secular approach to meditation.
Increased vitality, steadier emotions, better psychological balance. This book will help you establish those. Its techniques are simple and easy to implement.
Debtors sometimes have a problem with clutter. Underearners often do. Eliminating it or even lessening it can help backwards, up the line to money.
Graceful, pleasant. The book instructs gently and effectively on how to transform one’s home into a place of peace and comfort, into what Thomas Moore, in his forward, calls “deep home.”
Man, says Needleman, a philosopher and professor of comparative religion, is unlikely to be successful in a spiritual quest unless he can deal effectively with the fundamental issue of money, which has come to contain practically the whole of human activity. Insightful, wise.
There are certain “givens” in life – everything changes and ends, for example – that we simply cannot stop or alter, no matter how much we want to. These five are among the most powerful. How we respond to them influences and even sometimes dictates how happy we will be.
A readable introduction to contemporary personal finance. Easy to follow, covering all the basics from banking, home-buying, and insurance to mutual funds, taxes, college tuition, and retirement plans. A good foundation.
This is an important book. Blaming neither consumers’ lack of discipline nor powerful and pervasive advertising for the problem, the conclusions Schor draws – she is a leisure economist and university professor – as to why spending is now the ultimate social act are original, compelling, and valuable.
Unfortunately the title has become a catch phrase over the past decade, with millions of people tossing it around as if that were all there was to know about it.There’s much more to it than Just up and quitting your job to do what you love. Sinetar lays out a careful plan that, if followed, will help.
There are many millionaires in the country today. Most don’t live flashily and 80 percent are self-made, didn’t inherit any of their wealth. This excellent, comprehensive study of who the millionaires really are, how they live, and how they got that way will surprise most people. Revelatory.
The most recent edition of a very good book that comes close to living up to its title. Amusingly written and sound, most of it deals with clear, accessible, down-to-earth investment strategies, with some good comments on dealing with money in general to boot.