happy money book review

Book Review: Happy Money

This month’s book is by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton.

So far I’ve read a lot of books on how to save money and manage money. This is the first book I’ve read on how to spend money.

is all about how to spend your money to maximize happiness.

Makes sense, right? We spend money every day, whether it’s on essentials like housing or food, or treats for ourselves and others. Even with things we think of as essential, we usually do have some form of control over what we buy. So why not learn to spend more wisely and get the biggest happiness bang for our buck?

The authors …

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total money makeover review

Book Review: The Total Money Makeover

This month’s book review is by Dave Ramsey.

The Total Money Makeover is one of those personal finance classics that you keep hearing about over and over again. For some reason it never really appealed to me – I think Dave Ramsey is a very particular character and you either love him or you don’t!

Anyway, as part of my efforts to educate myself in personal finance and read through all the best-known books, I thought I should give him a try.

Dave Ramsey is best known for his famous ‘baby steps’, and this book is where he sets them all out. The ‘baby steps’ are designed to …

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Broke Millennial review - new book by Erin Lowry

Book Review: Broke Millennial

This month’s book review is by Erin Lowry.

Erin Lowry runs the fabulous Broke Millennial blog, where she helps people in their 20s and 30s get their financial lives together. I’ve followed her blog for a while, and was excited to get my hands on a copy of her first book!

The Broke Millennial book covers absolutely everything you wanted to know about money but didn’t know who to ask. It’s basically personal finance 101 for people who didn’t learn the basics in school or from our parents – so, most of us!

It’s packed with insanely practical advice on the basics of managing money. Erin covers stuff like how …

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Richest man in Babylon review

Book Review: The Richest Man in Babylon

As part of the Boost My Budget project I’m reading one personal finance book every month! See my previous reviews here

This month’s review is by George S. Clason.

This book is regarded as an all-time classic of personal finance literature. It was first published in 1926 (!) and remains hugely popular today.

I had been meaning to read this one for a while and had high hopes for it!

The book is a series of short stories set in ancient Babylon – said to be the wealthiest city in the world. The stories are styled as ‘parables’, and all contain lessons about managing money and becoming rich.

Even …

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I will teach you to be rich review

Book Review: I Will Teach You to Be Rich

As part of the Boost My Budget project I’m challenging myself to read one personal finance book every month! See my previous reviews here

This month’s review is by Ramit Sethi.

I’ve wanted to read this book for ages. With a name like that, how could you not?

is a crash course in money management for young people who aren’t really interested in personal finance.

It’s structured around a kind of six week course which covers all the personal finance basics. The idea is that you work through one chapter a week, and at the end you’ll have a money set-up that will be easy to maintain and leaves …

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