My happiness project focus this month is on money. And I have to admit, I have been slacking! I was tied up with so many projects, kind of still am, I haven’t done much of anything. I did download an audio book I’m slowly making my way though (it’s not on this list yet). I have been exploring some new money-centric podcasts, I signed up for Suze Orman’s online course and I have an appointment with our financial advisor. So I guess things are in the works, but haven’t actually done anything.
Anyhow, I have been trying to better myself on this topic for quite some time. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite resources.
FAVORITE MONEY BOOKS
YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY - I absolutely love this book. It is not a tactical book. She is not telling you how to invest or what kind of 401K is right for you. Jen Sincero is getting you into the mindset to conquer all your money blocks. I have listened to this book no less than 5 times. Every time I need a money pep talk, it’s the first place I go. If you are having trouble or experiencing money blocks, I 100% recomend this book.
THE MONEY BOOK FOR THE YOUNG FABULOUS AND BROKE - I borrowed this book when I was about 25. I had gotten into a lot of credit card debt and living in New York City, I was alway stressing about money. After I read this, easy to digest book, I began preaching it to anyone that would listen and even gifted copies to friends and family starting their lives post collage.
WOMEN & MONEY - I have not actually read this book. I’ve been meaning to get to the library to check it out, but knowing how much I loved Suze’s other book (see above), I know that this one will be a great read.
FAVORITE MONEY PODCASTS
SO MONEY - I discovered Farnoosh a few years back on another podcast I listen to, but it wasn’t until I heard her on an episode of the Goop podcast that led me down the rabbit hole of So Money. Farnoosh gives down-to-earth advice on her daily half hour podcast and interviews all kinds of incredible guests.
SUZE ORMAN AT THE APOLLO, WOMEN & MONEY - Suze Orman is abrasive and no nonsense, but she is my money guru. Whatever she says, I listen. Suze was on an episode of Oprah’s Super Soul Podcast telling her story, talking about women and money, and answering all kinds of audience questions. It’s a two hour, two part episode that I’ve listened to more than once. She also references her online personal finance course, which you can take for free using the code “WOMEN.”
BAD WITH MONEY - Gaby Dunn is a funny millennial that makes money woes completely relatable. The first season is a great listen to come to terms with your money issues and start making tactical steps toward solving them. Seasons 2 and 3 explore more about the broken system, than the strategies to solve personal finance issues, but still super interesting and a good listen. Gabby also just released a Bad With Money book.
Do you have any favorite money books or podcasts?